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2015 Giant Dropper

Bishbosh10Bishbosh10 Posts: 268
edited November 2015 in MTB buying advice
It would appear that Giant has a new / revised dropper post that has a 125 & 150mm option

http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/giant-contact-switch-seatpost.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiAvuWyBRDO_Yzhpv_4nvEBEiQANBdXMhgeH-IISbtLdAfOG1YOqIDvIaEE-5ksT_SE9c4n1MMaAnNP8P8HAQ


but it looks like it is not laid back like the older 100mm version?

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/gear/product/2015.giant.contact.sl.switch.seatpost/583/62027/

Anyone able to shed any light on this? I need a laid back seatpost and am currently leaning towards the Specialized command post but a 150mm drop with lay back would be ideal.

Cheers!
2011 Giant Trance Ltd, 2016 Revs, XT bits etc.

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  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    The new one appears to be Inline. Can't you move the saddle back on its rails?
    I would avoid the command post, they don't seem to be too reliable.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    The problem is that inline inherently makes a dropper more robust than a layback by reducing the bending loads and therefore the wear and friction in the bushings, also more bikes are being sold now with inline posts as standard than used to be the case (not sure where the cause and effect is there).
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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