Video: PNW Components Announces Bachelor Dropper Post

Jan 31, 2019 at 15:53
by PNW Components  

PRESS RELEASE: PNW Components

Feast your eyes on Jon Allyn ripping some classic Pacific Northwest trails in celebration of our brand new Bachelor Dropper Post. Our PNW dropper still capitalizes on the great reliability of the Bachelor 150, but we’ve added a few more upgrades to make it even more lovable.

The all-new PNW Components Bachelor dropper now with Loam Lever and available in 34.9 diameter

First, the Bachelor offers bikes boasting a 34.9 diameter seat tube a great new dropper option, shout out to those Evil Wreckonings, and new Specialized Enduros & Stumpys. And all diameter options (30.9. 31.6 and 34.9) now come spec’d with the ultra cushy Loam Lever, because it makes for a killer dropper set up.


On the technical side of things, by adding an extra large DU bushing we’re even more committed to combat any play in the saddle because the only thing that should be wobbly on your bike is your legs after a long day out riding. Finally, with a slimmer midcap and a larger diameter stanchion, the Bachelor drops some grams and increases stiffness. We bet you’ve never heard a bike company say that before…

Check out more info on the Bachelor: PNW Components Bachelor Dropper Post


Filmed and Edited by Reilly Kintzele (www.reillykintzele.com)


MENTIONS: @pnwcomponents



60 Comments

  • + 39
 How to advertise a new dropper post: Show someone riding a trail only downhill without using the dropper post once
  • + 4
 Haha, Damn, you’re right. The only time he moves up a hill he’s walking.
  • + 38
 Well, we thought about that but thought seeing a dropper go up and down was kinda boring. Also, it’s reallllly hard getting a shot that isn’t just crotch. Instead we figured showing Jon shredding his Wreckoning which has a 34.9mm seat tube (a diameter the new Bachelor comes in) was way more exciting.
  • + 1
 seriously, put that thing on a slack seat-angle bike and video the use on a trail with a profile that resembles a 500hz graph. Time-lapse for one year.
  • + 1
 The video had nothing to do with the dropper post... It was a Welcome to PNW Components video, nothing more... It never once mentioned the dropper post nor was it meant to be an ad for the dropper post.
  • + 8
 If anyone at PWN is reading this, what is the overal length including the cable actuator bit that hangs of the bottom of the post? The measurements on the site only measures to the base of the post not the end of the actuator which will foul the bend in the Enduro seat tube restricting insertion.
  • + 1
 Totally agree, that is important for almost all FS frames that have bent seat tubes. I bought a 150mm Reverb for a Strive medium and it wouldn't fit with the standard Connectamajig thing but was ok with the shorter barb version.
  • + 11
 Sorry for the confusion! We’ll get our drawing updated today. Our length measurements include the bottom actuator.
  • + 16
 Check it out now, all updated Smile
  • + 3
 @pnwcomponents: That was really cool man. Well done. I got to mess around with a buddies Loam Lever the other day. Its really nice.
  • + 1
 @Svinyard: Oh wow, that's awesome! Stoked to hear that. We're really happy with how the Loam came out.
  • + 1
 @pnwcomponents: Awesome, time to measure the frame to see if the 170mm will fit
  • + 1
 UPDATE: After checking on shipping, import and VAT costs with PNW via FB messenger who were super helpful and quick in responding, pulled the trigger on ordering a 34.9 - 170mm Bachelor for my Specialized Enduro 29. Post arrived from the US to my door (UK) in 3 days via DHL which I was really impressed about and with no extra fees from HMRC or DHL.

I was then more impressed when opening the box and seeing the quality of the post, loam lever and even the cable supplied with the post. Fitting was simple and the post has operated the last few weeks fine. The action to drop the post feels really nice, the loam lever feels solid and smooth and the post hardly requires any force to be pushed down, a super light action. Returning the post to height feels great too via the loam lever and the post doesnt return at a speed which would injure me. Super happy with the post so far.
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  • + 1
 @exmouthlocal: Also got a 170mm in my Murmur. Nice and cheap on Amazon UK. So far so good.
  • + 4
 This is what I look for in a bike video - a cool beat & 100% shredding beef, no prolonged pans of a foggy meadow, no shitty voice overs or misplaced poetry. Definitely not biased as a PNW native c:
  • + 3
 Glad you agree with our choice to keep it simple!
  • + 2
 Bruh, Foggy meadows is what we do up here in PNW winter.
  • + 2
 I struggle a little do figure out the difference between some of the various models. I see price, I see internal vs external, I see the Bachelor has the nice lever, but otherwise I don't get a good feel for the differences between models.
  • + 1
 I picked up the PNW Components Rainier IR Dropper Post for my gravel bike last summer... very happy. Would be great if PNW made a dropper lever for drop bar's... Yeah? Eventually I'll convert to a 1x drive train and us my front derailleur lever to actuate but for now I have a 2x drive train so I hack'ed a lever from old bike parts in my garage.
  • + 1
 @pnwcomponents: exceeding my expectations! Nice!
  • + 1
 @jedi-son: Its a really great solution. Using it right now on my Breezer Radar.
  • + 4
 Make a 200mm travel version? Smile 9point8 is the only one available right now and mine always breaks.
  • + 1
 I was perusing the website and I can’t seem to find the option to order the post with the remote with Shimano ispec ii or sram matchmaker x clamp options, or to an option to choose the pad color. Will these options only be offered as add on accessories?
  • + 3
 Right now they come with the 22.2 clamp and grey thumb pad, but we do offer the MatchMaker and ISpec II adapters as accessories. Starting in April we'll have the posts available with choice of color and adapter style.
  • + 3
 Always been a big fan of PNW Components. Great products and excellent customer service to boot! Keep on keeping on!
  • + 4
 Nice work PNW. Reilly Kintzele and Jon Allyn make a lethal combination!
  • + 1
 We are extremely lucky to be paired up with them, they're rad and we have some great stuff planned for this year!
  • + 3
 What about it’s Reliability and spare parts availability? Did anyone use it? Looks interesting for its price
  • + 3
 We’ve had over 20 PNW droppers on our demo bikes in the last two years, and we haven’t had to send a single one back for warranty. I only wish I could say the same for Fox (5 returns) and KS (too many to count).
  • + 1
 @stevemokan: Any experience with temps consistently below freezing? Every dropper I've owned but one has had issues with lower temps. Some worse than others.
  • + 1
 @woodyak: I live in a place that doesn't go above freezing for 5 months of the year. Never had one issue with my bachelor in the 2 years I've used it.
  • + 2
 Noice! These posts are killer and this company has probably the best customer service I've ever experienced!
  • + 0
 I'm sold, rad video! Short and sweeeet. Love the design on the collar, nice flare from what is currently in the market. P.S add a careers section to your website so I can apply Wink
  • + 2
 Is this made exclusively for the mt bachelor bike park.?
  • + 1
 Clearly Yes, since you can't ride a DH bike at Bachelor.
  • + 1
 Needs more clips of rainier tall boys being launched using the dropper Big Grin
  • + 1
 I feel like videos without trail names listed should be verboten.
  • + 1
 Can you buy it post only with no lever?
  • + 1
 Not quite yet, but will be later in March.
  • + 0
 PNW Components, I think you can do a better video of the Bachelor Dropper post.
  • + 2
 That wasn't a video of the dropper post, it was just a generic PNW Components video.
  • + 1
 I'm still interested in their Pine 27.2 for my old rigid hardtail.
  • + 3
 I have it.

I live in the PNW (if Victoria BC counts) and I've taken it on just under 10 rides since fall. It's my first dropper so I can't compare it to anything but I can assure you I'm lazy so I don't like dealing with crap parts.

So far it has been great. No issues but some very minor seat wiggling (not noticeable when riding). I wish I got the better lever from the get go (I blame my cheap ways) but the one it comes with works fine.

I'd recommend it. Really made my hard tail feel like a giant BMX bike.
  • + 2
 @Savagegorillas: Thanks for the recommendation. It's always hard for me to justify spending money on my hardtail bike since I have a modern FS trail bike I spend most of my time on. So it's still 1x9 and has dented up wheels, but I really should spring for the dropper, because I know it will kick up the fun factor a lot.
  • + 1
 Well done!!!
  • + 1
 Thank you! And by chance does dirrb stand for "Do It Real Real Big"?!
  • + 1
 Great video!
  • + 1
 PINNED!
  • + 1
 Yeah, Jon was on full-send mode that day. Must be nice working a 9-5 job and then being able to ride like that, eh?!
  • - 2
 They put "Yaaas" on the advert. Lame.
  • + 4
 yeah we're kind of lame sometimes over here, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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