Orbea have a new solution to your seat height woes. Can't afford a dropper? Don't want the extra cables and weight? Fed up of adjusting your seat height to find it's never quite back in the same place, or straight? The Digit Dropper post is a simple design that solves these issues.
The post uses a friction-less clamp, which works in a similar way to a ski boot buckle, which easily pops open and closed. Open the quick release clamp, then manually move it up or down until it hits your preset minimum and maximum. The channel in the back of the post keeps things in line when adjusting and the stopper bolts allow you to choose a high and low setting. The drop range is 250mm, with 50mm increments, but you could get a full 300mm if you don't use the top bolt and your frame allows for it. The only condition is that you need a frame with a slot and round hole on the back of the seat tube, this is where the fine tuning adjuster/stopper sits so that you can achieve your perfect seat height.
The Digit will be specced on some of the lower spec Occam trail bikes, and other forthcoming models from Orbea that we can't divulge information about, yet. It's not currently going to be available as an after market product, but dependent upon feedback Orbea say this is likely to become available to the masses, and won't cost much more than a regular post.