First Look: 9point8 Steps in With All New Dropper SeatPost
Born out of Ancaster, Ontario, 9point8 is looking to make a splash in the component world with the introduction of their very first product – the Pulse Stepper Seat Post. 9point8 is quick to point out that the Pulse is not another dropper post but rather a stepping post capable of dropping in 5mm increments. The launch of the new seat post coincides with the launch of the brand itself, which is proud to be a Canadian company designing and creating unique products that are to be sold consumer direct.
Get the drop on the Pulse after the break.
The most unique feature of the Pulse seatpost is the ability to ratchet down in 5mm increments by pulling shortly on the lever. Pulling on the lever all the way will drop the post fully, bypassing the 5mm steps. Yes, it will look like you have two brake levers on your bike, but it looks like it’s no more obtrusive than the Fox DOSS lever. While the lever may be big, it looks like it would be easy to use thanks to the additional leverage provided.
In addition to the unique dropper function, the post also boasts the ability to be run either zero offset, or offset design with the purchase of an available conversion kit. The saddle clamp will allow for independent fore and aft adjustment, with micro-adjustable saddle angle. We’re assuming there will be more information available when the
post website is released on May 21, but for now we’re told that the post includes a state of the art verrtical, fore-aft, left-right anti backlash and anti-rotation design which is patent pending and allow for the bike to be picked up by the saddle without worry. Additionally, 9point8’s website states that their products all carry a lifetime warranty which is unheard of for a dropper post.
Pricing will be released along with the post in
less than a week late June, with posts offered in 30.9 and 31.6mm diameters.