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    Maybe it is the Ol Skool me but I seldom use mine. Just dont need it. never really think about it.
    When I do remember it is there, I tend to get all OCD about position and what not.

    I am seriously thinking about replacing it with a regular post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cafeend View Post
    Maybe it is the Ol Skool me but I seldom use mine. Just dont need it. never really think about it.
    When I do remember it is there, I tend to get all OCD about position and what not.

    I am seriously thinking about replacing it with a regular post.


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    I've got a Thompson Elite, 27.2 that still hasn't sold...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    I've got a Thompson Elite, 27.2 that still hasn't sold...
    Let me check the size I need

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    I've got a Thompson Elite, 27.2 that still hasn't sold...
    Sorry.. I would need a larger size

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    I rarely raise my dropper for optimal pedaling around here because for most of the punchy climbs I'm out of the saddle anyway. I like to keep my seat at mid-level most of the time even when pedaling, but get it down lower for steep descents and trials like maneuvers. To me the higher seat position for optimal pedaling is useful only for sustained climbs in the mountains, and we have none of those around here. Maybe for XC racing too for those who are into that.
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    I have a 27.2 dropper in a 30.9 seatpost frame. You can get a cheap seatpost shim to make it fit.
    https://www.geartree.com/p/cane-cree...RoCVtAQAvD_BwE
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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    I've never understood this line of thinking. Why would you pay $300+ and add a pound to your bike only to use it the least amount possible? I try to drop my post every time it might help at all, which is basically everywhere I'm not actively pedaling. Even the techy pedally trails like Cheese Grater, I like to drop it an inch or so while pedaling to gain a little maneuverability.
    Yeah.. I second this. To me a dropper is just part of a modern mountain bike, not something you try not to use. They make mountain biking better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cafeend View Post
    Maybe it is the Ol Skool me but I seldom use mine. Just dont need it. never really think about it.
    When I do remember it is there, I tend to get all OCD about position and what not.

    I am seriously thinking about replacing it with a regular post.


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    This is what I did. I was honest with myself and realized Iím not an endurbro, but I like hitting some drops and riding tech. However, the added weight and adjusting to riding with it werenít ultimately worth the investment in time, weight, and money. The stuff Iím comfortable hitting I can do fine with a regular post. Iím interested in progressing my riding but not to the size hits where I can envision breaking bones. Therefore, I sold mine to a really douchey ďendurbroĒ member of this forum and got a regular ole thompson. I tend to prefer simplicity as well. In my mind, there is a much higher likelihood a dropper will malfunction vs. breaking a standard metal post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    I've never understood this line of thinking. Why would you pay $300+ and add a pound to your bike only to use it the least amount possible? I try to drop my post every time it might help at all, which is basically everywhere I'm not actively pedaling. Even the techy pedally trails like Cheese Grater, I like to drop it an inch or so while pedaling to gain a little maneuverability.
    I think of it as "technical training wheels".

    I have it on there for the 1-2 times on a ride when I HAVE to have it. The rest of the time I try to use my skills. I will drop my seat 5-10 times on 20 miles of a GB ride, 0-1 times at WC.

    Having it there is a comfort level that makes me feel better about riding. I am more inclined to follow people down sketchier drops that I might have walked because I have a dropper.

    The weight? Eh no biggie. I dropped almost 60 pounds in the last few years, I'd be willing to bet, if blindfolded, the typical rider couldn't tell the difference lifting 2 bikes, 1 with and 1 without. The money? I've spent more on stupider things in my life. Let me introduce you to my graveyard of technical toys some day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    I've got a Thompson Elite, 27.2 that still hasn't sold...
    What length is it again?

    I forget, is this one new or like new with Setback?

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    there's a reason pro dh'ers ride w a 2" seatpost height...us old guys need it because our junk hangs so LOOOoooow...like that visual? think saggy salty balz...lol!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    there's a reason pro dh'ers ride w a 2" seatpost height...us old guys need it because our junk hangs so LOOOoooow...like that visual? think saggy salty balz...lol!!
    That's what lycra is for I thought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    What length is it again?

    I forget, is this one new or like new with Setback?
    Like new, no setback, Black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    there's a reason pro dh'ers ride w a 2" seatpost height...us old guys need it because our junk hangs so LOOOoooow...like that visual? think saggy salty balz...lol!!
    You know you're getting old when your balls hit the water before your ass hits the seat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    I think of it as "technical training wheels".

    I have it on there for the 1-2 times on a ride when I HAVE to have it. The rest of the time I try to use my skills. I will drop my seat 5-10 times on 20 miles of a GB ride, 0-1 times at WC.

    Having it there is a comfort level that makes me feel better about riding. I am more inclined to follow people down sketchier drops that I might have walked because I have a dropper.

    The weight? Eh no biggie. I dropped almost 60 pounds in the last few years, I'd be willing to bet, if blindfolded, the typical rider couldn't tell the difference lifting 2 bikes, 1 with and 1 without. The money? I've spent more on stupider things in my life. Let me introduce you to my graveyard of technical toys some day.
    Couldn't pretty much every advancement in mountain bike technology be considered "technical training wheels"?

    I mean if you really want to use your skills why not also remove your suspension, brakes, knobby tires, gearing, etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganderson View Post
    Couldn't pretty much every advancement in mountain bike technology be considered "technical training wheels"?

    I mean if you really want to use your skills why not also remove your suspension, brakes, knobby tires, gearing, etc?
    That's called hiking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganderson View Post
    Couldn't pretty much every advancement in mountain bike technology be considered "technical training wheels"?

    I mean if you really want to use your skills why not also remove your suspension, brakes, knobby tires, gearing, etc?
    I've done all of these, just not all in one ride.

    The item I missed the most was the rear brake. Best mountain biking innovation of the Century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post

    The item I missed the most was the rear brake. Best mountain biking innovation of the Century.
    What a wuss. You would enjoy mountain biking more if you did away with that.

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    I just did 20 miles of the Back 40 with no rear brake. The result was a broken helmet and jacked up wrist. I don't recommend it. Thinking back to races, I have done one with no front and I got 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganderson View Post
    Couldn't pretty much every advancement in mountain bike technology be considered "technical training wheels"?

    I mean if you really want to use your skills why not also remove your suspension, brakes, knobby tires, gearing, etc?
    Seems fair.

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