Review: PNW Components Loam Lever

Oct 25, 2018 at 14:59
by Mike Kazimer  
PNW Components Loam Lever


When the first dropper posts hit the market, it didn't seem like that much attention was paid to remote ergonomics. The fact that it was possible to raise and lower your seat was novel enough – who cares if the remote looked like it was designed by someone who'd never seen a human hand? Luckily, things have changed over the last few years, aided by the death of the front derailleur, which made it possible to create remote levers that mimicked the shape of a shifter.

Not all dropper levers are created equal, though, and a number of small companies have created their own aftermarket alternatives. PNW Components is one of those small companies, and the Loam Lever is the newest addition to their growing product lineup.
Loam Lever Details
• Compatible with all cable actuated dropper posts
• Aluminum body, stainless steel hardware
• Rotates on sealed cartridge bearing
• Thumb pad colors: teal, grey, orange
• Weight: 48 grams
• MSRP: $69 USD
www.pnwcomponents.com

The aluminum lever rotates on a sealed cartridge bearing, and is designed to work with any cable actuated dropper post. Most remotes have some sort of ridges or dimples on the lever blade for extra thumb traction, but PNW Components went a step further by affixing an injection molded pad to the blade to create a comfy, non-slip target to aim for.

The Loam Lever is available with either a grey, orange, or teal thumb pad, and there are three mounting styles to choose from: a hinged clamp, a Matchmaker-compatible option, or one that works with Shimano's iSpec design. MSRP: $69 USD.

PNW Components Loam Lever
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Installation and Design

I paired the Loam Lever with X-Fusion's Manic dropper post, and was able to get everything up and running in a matter of minutes. Even if you're not that mechanically inclined, installation is very simple. Attach the cable to the seatpost (on the Manic that required clamping the cable into an aluminum barrel), run it through the housing, and then clamp it to the lever. The Loam Lever has a little groove where the cable sits, and it's held in place by a 3mm, stainless steel Allen head bolt – there are no set screws to mangle the cable.

The Loam Lever has two possible mounting positions (similar to what you'd find on a SRAM shifter), along with a small set screw that can be threaded in to adjust where the paddle sits. That little set screw is a tiny detail, but it's nice to be able to have the lever positioned exactly where you want it, instead of needing to settle for 'almost perfect.'

The only nitpick I have about the lever's design is that there are a few sharp edges that could use a little more finish work. The area your thumb will contact is nice and rounded off, but the backside and the area above where the cable sits has a very square edge. It's a very minor detail, but some additional chamfering would be nice to see.


PNW Components Loam Lever
There's a small set screw that's used to adjust the resting position of the lever.
PNW Components Loam Lever
The cable sits in a groove on the backside of the thumb paddle, and is secured by a 3mm bolt.



Performance

The feel of the Loam Lever was a definite upgrade over the Specialized Command Post SRL LE lever it replaced. Of course, it's also double the price, but the extra cost gets you an aluminum body rather than injection molded plastic, and a sealed cartridge bearing rather than a bushing. The Loam Lever's action is satisfyingly smooth, easy to activate, and the large thumb pad is easy to find no matter how rough the trail. It's also more comfortable to push compared to the machined ridges that other companies use for traction, ridges that can make it feel like your thumb is resting on a hand file. With the Loam Lever, it's as if your thumb is resting on a yoga mat each time you press it – I had more than one random rider who noticed the lever out on the trail ask if they could give it a try.

I've been using the Loam Lever for a little over six weeks, which isn't long enough to comment on really long-term durability, but so far it's running just as smooth as the day it arrived. Given that there aren't too many pieces, and the fact that the cartridge bearing would be easy to replace or rebuild if it ever became contaminated, I'm not expecting any issues.

What if that thumb pad wears out? Well, according to Aaron Kerson, the owner of PNW Components, “We did a lot of testing to ensure we chose a high quality adhesive that is outdoor rated. The one we chose has been used to keep things on metal (including headtube badges) for decades, but in the event the pad falls off we do offer them and replacing is super easy. You just clean the area with rubbing alcohol and place the pad on there by applying pressure to ensure a solid attachment.”


PNW Components Loam Lever
The Loam Lever doesn't have that many moving parts, which means there are fewer things to wear out.


Pinkbike's Take
bigquotesThe Loam Lever would make an excellent upgrade for anyone who isn't satisfied with the shape or performance of their current dropper post remote. The lever movement is super smooth, it's easy to install and adjust, and for all the color-coordinators out there the three thumb pad choices should make it an even more appealing option. Mike Kazimer









187 Comments

  • + 169
 Pinkbike should do a poll about how many riders have problems with their thumb slipping off the remote lever.
  • + 2
 The friction from the rubber gives more useful effective force vectors for the thumb to use the remote in as the effort to kerp the thumb from slipping now canyon add to the actual actuation force. The result is that the remote feels easier to use. I used to do this on shit bmx brakes, wrapping the lever blade with cut tube strips and it made a huge difference. Forces on dropper remotes are miniscule in comparison but better feel is what sells controls so it just makes sense.
  • + 6
 Give a try to Fox remote lever.
  • + 4
 Surely the biggest issue is pushing the front mech lever by accident. There must be a way of solving this.
  • + 51
 @BenPea: Yup, ditch the front mech and the join 1x movement.
  • + 37
 @BenPea: Start with the activation digit: chamfering one's thumb with a file may help.

Expect a thumb-mod kit in Spring 2019 ($175)
  • + 14
 If you do have that problem, you don't need to buy a £70 lever to have grip: skateboard grip tape does the job on any dropper remote
  • - 5
flag DimonHell (Oct 30, 2018 at 5:30) (Below Threshold)
 @BenPea: Wait, front...what!? ROFLMAO!
  • + 0
 My finger slips off my Reverb plunger all the time. It sucks. It will be replaced soon with a solution such as the one reviewed above.
  • + 3
 @Steele501: Same here. I temporarily solved that issue with friction tape on the plunger. Next move was to upgrade to a cabled remote from WolfTooth or BikeYoke, but I ultimately just moved completely over to a Revive post. Never had an issue with my Reverb, but felt better using that remote upgrade money on a new post since I wanted more travel anyway Smile
  • + 49
 @feeblesmith: Actually, I would not say, that having a grippy paddle is ultimately better. We´ve (BikeYoke) been thinking a lot about using bascially the same exact idea/design on our new Triggy X remote.
However, I often find myself (and apparently so do other people, including pro-riders that we´ve asked) often engaging the paddle/remote by letting my thumb slide/glide over the paddle surface while pushing and letting go of the paddle by sliding over its edge. The thumb actually does not really naturally want to follow the exact circular curve of the paddle and stick with it.
A very sticky/grippy paddle will make this "sliding/gliding push" really hard and that is the reason, why we kept our aluminium paddle.
I have to say, that our post is not the hardest to push to begin with, so it might make more sense for other posts, where you need to actually push harder. For our REVIVE, I definitely like a slippery paddle better than a grippy paddle.
I hope it is kind of understandable, what I am trying to explain.
It´d be intesresting, what you guys think, though.
  • + 26
 My finger has slipped off my Fox remote lever exactly 0.0 times. Do you guys lube-up before you ride or something, with all this finger-slipping-off-the-lever nonsense?
  • + 1
 @AD4M: This. I still have the crap RockShox top of bar hydraulic remote on my Reverb. It was difficult to engage at best. Put a small square of grip tape on it and it has been so trouble free that I don't drool over Wolf Tooth conversion kits any more. Still, it looks pretty dorky above the bar.
  • + 1
 @feeblesmith: cool trick rubberizing a bmx brake lever!
  • + 1
 @Steele501: a company called bike yoke makes a replacement for the hydraulic reverb line, turning the post into a cable actuated system. If I EVER owned a reverb I would certainly replace the easily damaged line.
  • + 1
 @PinkyScar: fitting user name, you try that on your pinky first?
  • + 3
 @Sacki: This is a good point, you want to push the paddle and then get off of it. Having a stickier paddle sounds like that "slide off" could be kind of annoying. I'm on a Wolftooth LA remote and can't imagine needing anything stickier. Zero issue with slip off and I have a post that needs a bit more effort
  • + 3
 My main issue is when it's so cold my thumbs don't work...wonder if they make a palm-sized level?
  • + 7
 @SlodownU: I lube up before I ride, what of it?
  • + 1
 @pulDag: Not a fan of the Fox lever, i paid the money and replaced it with a Wolftooth and I feel it was money well spent.
  • + 14
 This is when I am sometimes embarrassed about this bike obsession of ours when we get to have official reviews of levers and a hundred plus comments. It's a lever one of the simplest tools in human history
  • + 5
 @dro-cfr: and yet the big companies have screwed it up bad enough that people are willing to pay $60 for it to be done right.... so apparently not so simple to some...
  • + 4
 @babathehutt: How do you stay on that seat? More importantly, is there a seat on that post?
  • + 1
 @Sacki: "Triggy X remote"
Link please..

What is the difference with current remote?..
  • + 6
 Would be better if the lever added PNW loam to your trail, like the title suggests.
  • + 2
 @Sacki I have a Triggy and a Triggy DeHy on two bikes and I found them perfect. Very smooth action, they grip when they need to grip and slide when they need to slide... Smile
  • + 3
 @craigt: it's nuts... but it could just work. Isn't an Eagle cassette bigger than a 26 inch wheel though?
@dro-cfr: you're not wrong man, but neither is the guy who answered you.
  • + 2
 Does it come with a color matching cable end is all I gotta know?
  • + 1
 @SlodownU: Yeah, right?!?!?!
  • - 4
flag mhoshal (Oct 30, 2018 at 15:41) (Below Threshold)
 @craigt: NEVER!!! 2x works fine and get this I have more range than eagle. Long live 2x.
  • + 2
 @ka81: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWqPkE2tgKs
The new Triggy X comes stock with the new DIVINE SL post.
In the video you can see that it has an adjustable paddle length and also you cna either insert the cable head (like Triggy front), or clamp the cable on the remote (likeTriggy rear), so it is universal.
It will be available separately in a few weeks, when the DIVINE comes out.
Don´t want to be rude and distract from the PNW remote, though. I just wanted to reply to your question.
  • + 2
 @bikeinbih:
Thank you very much. Always nice to hear about happy customers. Next time you might want to place an order, let me know beforehand by e-mail. ;-)
  • + 1
 @SlodownU: lol I don't usually slip either but I have had a few pairs of gloves over the years with "tactile" surfaces that get damp and act like they've been lubed. Bad gloves paired with the original Reverb remote just about killed me a couple of times. I have several pairs of gloves that have only been used once if anyone would like them cheap!
  • + 1
 @Sacki: can't be too much coincidence that someone involved with dropper post production is named Sacki.
  • + 1
 @dro-cfr: ha ha, was thinking the same thing.
  • + 2
 @BenPea: Take the guts out of your shift lever and use it as your dropper lever for cheaper than $69.
  • + 1
 @leviatanouroboro: I don´t get it. You may explain it to me, please.
  • + 1
 Ah the sheep flock to downvote lol hate all you want doesn't change facts!!
  • + 1
 @AD4M: Ive been thinking about that...surely its a no for gloveless riding and wouldnt it wear gloves too ? (although I was thinking about using some on a brake lever as well).
  • + 1
 @Poulsbojohnny: Which is why nearly everyone buys one for the opposite side and mounts it under the bar..better still buy their new lever.
  • + 2
 @mhoshal: Eagle has 500% range (50/10) while a Shimano setup with an 11-40 cassette and 38-28 cranks gives 493,5% (40/11*38/2Cool
  • + 1
 @Sacki: "also you cna either insert the cable head (like Triggy front), or clamp the cable on the remote (likeTriggy rear), so it is universal."

Finaly!
But how will I use cable with my current BY dropper? I mean the head of cable on dropper side..
  • + 93
 Thank you Pinkbike for the review!

Just to answer a few questions in the comments:

1. Completely understand the questions about price. The reason it’s $69 is because of manufacturing processes such as using a 5-axis CNC machine for precision details, glass bead blast finish, high grade bearing with a double seal to protect it, hand assembly, the multiple position adjustments and of course tooling for the thumb pad since it’s injected silicone. If you don’t value these features, that’s totally fine, there’s no pressure to buy it. We’re just giving a nice upgrade option to riders who would be stoked on these details.

2. As for comparing price vs the Wolf Tooth with standard 22.2 clamp, its price is $69.95 on their website right now. I’m sure there are discounts available online, but those are tough for a small brand like ours to compete with.

3. If anyone has questions, feel free to email at info@pnwcomponents.com or DM us on IG or FB.

Thanks everybody!
  • + 18
 If only every PB member was a machinist and knew what stuff actually costs hey? As a machinist myself, let me just say I really like this lever and will probably be a customer in the near future, unless of course I make one myself lol.
  • + 10
 It's funny when people get downvoted for actually knowing what they're talking about. This looks to be worth all the money they are asking and more. You try to explain to people manufacturing costs and they choose to ignore it. Oh well. People who value high quality and the features will enjoy the lever. Good to see a local company competing in the industry!
  • + 4
 @Tmackstab: I've worked as engineering inside a large production plant that did gear cutting, turning, and milling, and I completely understand how cost can add up quickly when you do machining of small scale batches.
  • - 2
 @Tmackstab: make one. Do it.
  • + 1
 RIght on Aaron! I mentioned this in another comment, but people need to realize that this is likely a component that riders may choose to keep when they upgrade their post, and or change bikes, I know I would. If you look at it that way, it's not a single use application and the life of the product extends out further. Pay now or pay later... A lot of levers that come stock on dropper posts are the weak link. Come up and ride man!
  • + 1
 @shirk-007: lol maybe I can help with your linkage this time around. Getting my software all setup at work as we speak
  • + 3
 @krashDH85: agree.. Many of the down voters are clueless themselves.. That and all of about 16 years of age half the time.
  • + 1
 @Tmackstab: I here there all welders dude, wtf would they know about machining.....
  • + 2
 @PB-J: Hahaha touche!
  • + 4
 Hey PB, for what it’s worth. I got a PNW 170mm cascade post about a month ago and had problems with it working correctly. Sent an e-mail to them, got a response the next day and they corrected the problem that same day. Have a handful of rides on it and works like a dream, no issues with the stock lever. Have been recommending PNW posts to fellow riders. Good product and good customer service, Thanks again Aaron and good luck to you.
  • + 56
 Should’ve made it red so it looks like an eject button.
  • + 1
 @Cutty-professor
Smile ))) you made my morning
  • + 6
 Ejecto seato cuz!!
  • + 1
 @iian: God bless you sir.
  • + 1
 "BAIL"
  • + 6
 This is why my front brake lever is yellow with black stripes.
  • + 1
 @LoganKM1982: so you dress like a crash-test dummy ;P
  • + 40
 There are a few manufactures of these upgrades They are around £70. Its a bloody lever, they are not worth £70!!
  • + 41
 This is mountain biking, we actually consider blowing £400 on a onesie
  • + 13
 @sewer-rat: Or $2700 on the ugliest fork ever.
  • + 19
 what its worth is determined by the market not the manufacturingprice -its as simple as that. please learn the basic principles of our economysystem
  • + 5
 @optimumnotmaximum: it seems that in the bike industry the pricing is really of the "swing for the fences" variety. Guess that's why you see so many component companies rise up and disappear every 5 years or so
  • + 9
 The Wof Tooth ReMote. Its only $59 and uses the same bearing system and you can choose the lever length for different smooth action.
  • + 2
 Sooo, don't buy it? Obviously many feel it is worth is, since the Wolftooth sells like hotcakes.
  • + 6
 Meanwhile this 8 year old ride better than this 12 year old on 17k kids bike that was supposed to ride better than you. He may not have Ramp up control in his Lyrik but he can send a pro line on BMX track. And he doesn't even clip in. Meet Harry. He comes from UK and likes to ride bikes.

WARNING! Before you open this link and view all the videos in it, it may kill any wish you may have about buying a new bike part. Black Friday is coming and this video may ruin it for you. If you are a gadget obsessing mountain biker, worshipping compound effect of small improvements it may make you leave the sport. Once you open it, there is no turning back. The void will always be gazing at you from "proceed to checkout" button.

www.instagram.com/harry_2010_beast
  • + 15
 @WAKIdesigns: I dunno man, what if he has Benjamin button disease and he has actually been riding for like 50 years...
  • + 23
 It’s funny you say that. I look at that lever and think to my self “how the heck can they machine, anodize, provide hardware, bearing, injection molded pad, and dealer margin for ONLY $69 usd?!
  • + 5
 Pick up a matching second hand shifter and mod it to work with a dropper. You'll do it for less than half the price and have something that feels the same as your rear shifter.
  • + 2
 @fartymarty: That might get complicated if your dropper takes the cable end at the seat post.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: harry is the new randy
  • + 1
 @fartymarty: XTR! Graves-style.
  • + 1
 Wolftooth and OneUp both make levers for a lot less than 70 GBP.
  • + 1
 @santoman: you're right of course, but posts that have the cable head at the remote work great with a modified shifter. I did this with my 9.8 and it is amazing.
  • + 3
 @meathooker: This. Given the realities of moderate-volume production (to say nothing of development cost) it's amazing what you can get for $X. We and PNW play at the small end of the volume scale (and, in our case, paying first-world wages) but I can say that we all work hard to find the right balance between bona fide functional improvements and attainability.
  • + 0
 maybe the lever your post came with isn't worth that much, however you probably would bail that lever when you replace the post to eh? In this case, the lever stays on the bike and gets used for a longer period of time, and with better function than you will be able to expect with any of the stock levers. I have a transfer on my bike and as good a job as Fox did on that post, this lever is way better, relative to how it functions and is built.
  • + 1
 @endurocat: Woof Toof does the job and is from Savage MN. I support PNY, too, though. Merican thumb paddles all day.
  • + 1
 @santoman: you just put a cable clam innit in the shifter.
  • + 1
 @DaPeach: that's where I got it from
  • + 1
 @fartymarty: did not know that was possible...I stand corrected.
  • + 1
 @fartymarty: Been running mine for 4 years or so now. #dremmeltime
  • + 1
 @DaPeach: Ditto. You probably saw the Graves mod about the same time I did.
  • + 1
 @fartymarty: can you speak more about this? I love my modded XT front shifter on my Manic, I'd love the same thing for my E13 but the cable clamps at the remote. I don't see a way to clamp the cable end inside the shifter
  • + 1
 @ronufoh: My old Thomson clamped at the post which was fine as I could use the cable end at the shifter.

My replacement Thomson was the other way around and had the cable end at the post. I used one of these www.sjscycles.co.uk/cables/solderless-barrel-nipple-55-mm-x-7-mm at the shifter to clamp the cable. So far it has only come loose once in about a year and a half of use.
  • + 28
 How does this stack up against the Wolf Tooth? Their ReMote seems to be the gold standard for this product catagory...Not only is it the original innovator, it's $10 cheaper, strategically design to survive a crash, and US made.
  • + 8
 No mention of the WT REmote in the review, which is, as you point out, a bit strange.
  • + 1
 It looks like PNW improved on a couple of areas, namely the sealed bearing and rubber thumb pad. The WT original, short remote lever can feel pretty coarse without gloves, so I'd say that's an improvement in my eyes. Otherwise, the basic design and operation should be pretty similar
  • + 7
 @Mntneer: the new WT levers have cartridge bearings. They're smooth AF. Also WT offers a variety of different lever options, including a light action version.
  • + 4
 My wolftooth remote is great, except for the anodising, which has faded, it's now brown/purpleish.
  • + 2
 Wolf Tooth customer support is also top notch. I crashed breaking my mounting hardware. I emailed support and they had the parts out the same day.
  • + 2
 Throw OneUp in this category -- a couple bucks less than Wolf Tooth. Has bearings and all that jazz.
  • + 2
 I need to know the answer to this question. I'm ready to push the button on a new remote.
  • + 1
 Yeah always annoying that there is SO little comparisons to products we can already relate too. I'm guessing the manufacturers don't like PB to mention competitors products in their reviews...but we can't all just try it out.
  • + 1
 Fwiw, a buddy has this remote and the one thing that sticks out to him as "better" is the ability to adjust the north-south position especially since he is using a MatchMaker setup and everything is attached to brake lever. Nice remote.
  • + 2
 @TheR: My OneUp broke after a small crash. I don't think carbon is a good choice for this component. When it was whole it was good.
  • + 1
 @aribr: Yeah, I just got one for my new bike. We'll see how it goes. My old bike had a Reverb with the old plunger remote. Never had all the problems everyone seems to have with the seat post, but I think I broke that plunger 2-3 times. I think I'll have better luck with the lever style. Wolf Tooth has a breakaway feature that prevents damaging the remote too much. I'd go Wolf Tooth, too. Maybe I will if I break the OneUp.
  • + 1
 @digitalsoul: Heck yeah! The breakaway axle is designed to fail before damaging your post or poking a big hole in your knee. They're a $5 spare, I keep one in the van for road trips, just in case.
  • + 1
 @stumpymidget: Drop WTC or Sigma UK a line- we had some bad ano dye batch on a handful of parts and would happy to get you sorted. I'm based in the desert at 6,000'+ and can say that the vast majority age well.
  • + 2
 People keep getting this wrong. The wolftooth one isn't ten dollars cheaper. Only the one for old ispec is. The rest are the same price.
  • + 1
 @TheR: Couple bucks... it's $30 US cheaper!! Would have bought this one instead of my Wolftooth if it was around when I bought.
  • + 1
 @hmstuna: Ya, people just visiting the page for 3 seconds, see the price of the ispec clamp which shows up first and rip back as fast as their mouse will take them to rain smugness down upon the comments. If they took 2 more seconds to compare clamp to clamp they'd see it's the same price.

Smart marketing (or fluke) by Wolftooth.

On the other hand, OneUp Components sells virtually the same remote in carbon for $30 bucks cheaper. www.oneupcomponents.com/products/dropper-post-lever?variant=8124932030561
  • + 1
 @islandforlife: yeah but I prefer my LA wolftooth. Still just bought the one up dropper to replace my transfer and will be curious to see how it goes.
  • + 23
 I’d rather reach for my seat qr while riding one handed to get my seat post where I like it thanks.
  • + 11
 I like this sort of humour
  • + 12
 Convert an old front shifter.
  • - 2
 This!
  • + 12
 Not as easy as it sounds. I opened mine up and springs went everywhere.
  • + 2
 @skelldify: lol, been there
  • + 0
 The sram ones I’ve done have been easy.
  • + 1
 Yep! I converted my old 3x front shifter about 2 years ago. Best "Mod" I have done to my bike. It works flawlessly every time, its comfortable, and of course it also has the cable tension knob... also its free.
  • + 1
 @rtjames: are you running a stealth dropper? Wondering how you connected the cable end - I tried this with a one up but couldn’t make it work.
  • + 1
 Only problem with that is the pull ratio is off so lever force is super low but you have to move the lever much further to get the same post movement. Shifter mod hack is just an in-between past and present. Sometimes cheapest is not always best...
  • + 2
 @silentsingletrackslayer: the modified shifter works great with my 9.8 dropper. Much less force required compared to the stock remote, and it doesn't break cables on a regular basis. The amount of lever travel feels about right to me. Best Zero cost upgrade ever!
  • + 9
 This is double the price of some shifters and costs more than new 4 pot Shimano MT520 brake.
  • + 4
 Am I the only one who doesn't even notice slight differences in minor parts like a dropper post lever? As long as it goes up and down when you push the lever then that's good enough for me. I would have never thought that this was a part of my bike that requires an upgrade.
  • + 4
 Maybe I should start converting old 3x front shifters and selling them as ergonomic dropper levers.... $60 a piece? anyone?? The cable even stays enclosed to keep out dirt and water! High tech!
  • + 3
 I don't really like the exposed cable part. Wouldn't grit and grime get in there and just corrode that cable in no time? I'd assume it wouldn't be too much extra to have some sort of plastic or metal covering around that part. My girlfriends fox transfer remote only has a tiny part of cable exposed and that's exactly where it got corroded and worn out and broke in just a few months of use. Super easy fix, but annoying to do every few months. Hiowever, I guess the Wolftooth remote is the same and I haven't heard anyone complain about it so maybe it's not a big deal?
  • + 6
 for that £$ I'd like some sort of sealing at the cable entry point and the ability to adjust the lever position
  • + 7
 You can adjust the lever position.... "There's a small set screw that's used to adjust the resting position of the lever."
  • + 2
 I bought the Wolf Tooth lever after breaking my fox transfer lever in a crash. I debated for a while if I was going to spend the extra $$ for the WT and now im super happy I did. The WT lever is one of my favorite upgrades on my bike...crazy expensive but it completely changed the feel of the cockpit and looks bad af Smile
  • + 1
 Where did you buy your Wolf Tooth? Their lever is really competitively priced, I've found -- probably only 66% of the cost of this one.
  • + 6
 This shows the luxury of MTB. God we are spoiled brats!
  • + 6
 150+ comments on a dropper lever review. I love pinkbike...
  • + 5
 I do too.
  • + 1
 I bought two of these to replace the Fox versions. Night and day difference. The fox has a large bump in the middle of the lever that I didn't realize was uncomfortable until I tried these. I would def recommend, that is if you can afford it.
  • + 5
 This same product was posted up a month or so ago????
  • + 1
 I picked up one of these a few weeks ago, to replace the stock lever on my KS Lev. Awesome product so far—really has made using the post (especially in nasty weather) much easier and more positive-feeling. And I was pleasantly surprised about how easy it was to set up. Great product in my book, and worth the price—nice work PNW Components!
  • + 5
 I prefer yoga pants for the eye
  • + 1
 I need this kind of ergonomics for my qr-seatpost clamp.

Kidding aside (the qr is just perfect when slamming it with the palm of my hand) I thought some athletes were using gripshifters for this job too, weren't they? Or was that for lock-out only? I was curious as considering they went with the gripshifter, apparently they deemed the trigger shifter less fit for the job.
  • + 5
 For 60 euros I can buy used dropper in good condition )))
  • + 1
 I keep seeing pretty much the same remote re-proposed by different brands with slightly different internals and features. The only one that seems to be different is cane creek with the adjustable cable pull. I would prefer a remote designed as a button.
  • + 2
 Their target demographic pays $7-$10k for their bike(s), and $2500 for a set of wheels.
This thing has your chiropractor's name written all over it
  • + 4
 69$ is 44$ dollars too much
  • + 4
 "Spending money we don't have. On shit we don't need".
- Tyler Durden
  • + 0
 It looks like PNW worked hard on this and the $69 price tag is peanuts compared to many questionable upgrades. But on a different topic, I'm not sure why people don't just buy OneUp's $200 dropper and $50 remote (same design as this but injection molded) and call it a day? The whole dropper + remote area is something riders seem to like to over-complicate.
  • + 3
 Dang. I saw loam lever and thought it was drift stick/e-brake lever for my bike... haha
  • + 4
 I don't get it...why is this worth the upgrade?
  • + 0
 Ergonomics.
  • + 4
 It's A leaver review.. Bit of a quiet week is it?
  • + 1
 While I see the value of suspension compression vids (maybe with the exception of the new Orange 6 RS)..........do we really need to see a lever being pushed?
  • + 2
 Must check if this works with KS LEV, looking 6 months already for the new remote southpaw alloy in europe but no success.
  • + 5
 I have the Southpaw with my KS - not recommended. Loose action, rattly. An improvement over the original vertical KS levers but not much else. I recommend some other lever.
  • + 1
 Get the Bontrager Drop Line Remote, cheap and solid.
  • + 2
 @Bluefire: thank you i’ll go with wolf tooth AI
  • + 1
 That remote is a POS. @JohSch:
  • + 1
 @JohSch: Is the Bontrager made of alum or plastic?
  • + 1
 Alum@motard5:
  • - 1
 "The Loam Lever would make an excellent upgrade for anyone who isn't satisfied with the shape or performance of their current dropper post remote."

Bought one because of this and it does not fit my REVERB!1!!@#@!*%(#&*$&(#&$^%!%*@
  • + 1
 you are punished because you are using reverb
  • + 3
 Using SouthPaw for many years and no complains about. At all.
  • + 2
 Am I the only one that noticed how rounded that Torx bit became from one photo to the next?
  • + 1
 I see that too! And they want to charge $69! I'd think twice before buying! There's nothing wrong with stock levers! Grip tape or felt will do same or better!
  • + 1
 Am i the only one whose had problems with dropper lever cable screws stripping out? Ive gone through 2 e13 ones at this point.....for christ sake spec longer screws!!
  • + 3
 Didnt they showcase this thing a few weeks back?
  • + 2
 Yet another product that demonstrates mountain biking now has its head up its ass
  • + 1
 Between this and the Trust Performance Message suspension fork I just ordered, I'm flat broke.
  • + 2
 What if fiveten made tires. Just asking.
  • + 3
 They would have awsome traction but wear out after 1 ride
  • + 1
 But how does it compare to the stock manic lever which is already almost infinitely adjustable and quite ergonomic?
  • + 1
 Stay tuned for the upcoming 1000 word reviews of a $100 seat post clamp, $10/pc titanium bolts and $200 stem. Oh wait...
  • + 1
 THIS WILL GO GREAT ON MY NEW POLE STAMINA BIKE

polebicycles.com/we-have-stamina

WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THIS.
  • + 2
 That's exciting
  • + 1
 if you get grip tape from a skateboard it would work better because of the grip on it
  • + 2
 made a lever from an old XTR shifter, it was free and works awesome
  • + 1
 Glue a a 1cm sqare of sandpaper to your dropper lever/button. Problem solved, please Paypal me 70$
  • + 1
 I think it looks exactly the same as my OneUp lever, i don't have it to hand so i'm speculating !
  • + 1
 This company is gaining leverage
  • + 1
 Taking the p155 with that price??
  • + 1
 I've been using felt on my levers, works great even when wet!
  • + 1
 $69 ha good one. Obviously this is a joke guys, get with it.
  • + 0
 Been seeing it on every youtube channel. PNW is good at outreach and media.
  • + 1
 I’ll stick too my wolftooth thanks..
  • + 1
 Where does my water bottle attach?
  • + 6
 To your mouth
  • + 0
 Looks like a Cane Creek Dropt lever...
  • + 1
 just wear gloves
  • + 2
 can i have your ones after 2nd run?
  • + 1
 Wolftooth or die
  • + 0
 It cost too much.
  • - 2
 So so coool !!
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