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Giant Switch seatpost released

Giant enters the ‘dropper’ post market

Giant have been steadily increasing the scope of its parts and accessories range for the past couple of years, and at a plush hotel just outside of Birmingham a couple of weeks ago, we were given the full tour.

But there was one product that stood out more than any other: the Switch seatpost. Adjustable height seatposts have been around for a couple of years but it’s only really recently that more manufacturers are starting to spec them on their bikes, and there’s an increasing choice of post.

Giant’s own-branded Switch 30.9mm seatpost is remotely activated by a handlebar mounted lever which, at the flick of a finger, drops the post a full 100mm (4in). Inside is a sealed oil bath design that should be well sealed enough to keep dirt and mud from progressing into the heart of the post, and anti-twist technology should keep your saddle pointing in the right direction.

We’ve always like the idea of a dropper seatpost but reliability has so far been an issue with previously available posts but a rash of new releases, including this one from Giant, might see widespread adoption of dropper posts finally happen.

www.giant-bicycles.com

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