Item # PNW0004
PNW Components Rainier 27.2 Dropper Seatpost - External Routing $274.99
Droppers for all.
As a relative newcomer to a dropper post scene dominated by the giants, PNW Components needed to have its act together before breaking into a well-established club. From what we've seen so far, the Seattle-based company knows what its doing, and it's taking an approach focused on affordability that could shake up the calcified dropper post market as we know it. If you've ever stared longingly at the back of dropped posts as they disappear into a descent ahead of you, the Rainier 27.2 Dropper Seatpost presents an accessible opportunity to experience the convenience of a dropper on your 'cross machine or featherweight XC race bike.
Before you worry that we're about to try to sell you on un-proven new dropper technology, let us assuage your fears. PNW sets the Rainier apart from other droppers with simple, straightforward construction methods and external routing rather than fly-by-night technology. The company devotes itself to maintaining low overhead costs and working directly with manufacturers to keep prices manageable. Built out of bombproof heat-treated alloy, the durable, light Rainier comes with 80mm of confidence-inspiring travel, ideal for the terrain of an XC or 'cross course, and a 27.2mm diameter to fit lighter bikes.
Weighing in at just over half a kilo for the entire setup, the Rainier tips the scales right around where other droppers do, and it uses a single bolt to attach to your seat tube with a sliding adjustment for a customizable fit. The alloy lever can be mounted on either the left or right side of the bar, and PNW prides itself on the post's simple, easy-to-service design. We'd be remiss if we didn't also commend PNW for the Rainier's clean, minimalist design. Devoid of flashy graphics, the post seamlessly integrates with any thoughtfully built race steed.
- Straightforward dropper post for 'cross or XC frames
- 80mm travel ideal for 'cross or XC descents
- Durable, lightweight alloy construction
- Infinite adjustability for wide range of terrain
- External routing and simple, single-bolt design