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After introducing a more affordable alternative externally routed dropper seatpost at the start of the year, recent start-up PNW Components is back with a second post offering to get your saddle down. The new air sprung Bachelor 150 bumps travel up to 150mm to help riders get farther back over the rear wheel for more aggressive enduro-style riding. PNW focused here on keeping the post light for a riding style that has to pedal up a lot in order to be able to get back down fast. So the new Bachelor trims almost 200g off their shorter throw Rainier, but brings the price back up a good bit too. The Bachelor still looks like PNW are packing a pretty solid value into the dropper that will come in two diameters to fit most trail bikes. Check out details, pricing, and availability after the jump…

 

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The Bachelor 150 stays trim with a sealed air damping cartridge inside of its light, heat-treated 7050 aluminum alloy body. In response to riders looking for stealth routing, the Bachelor gets internal-only cable actuation. This air cartridge setup also lets riders adjust the post’s return rate, and then infinitely adjust saddle height.

The new post gets a new-for-PNW no-offset, 2-bolt clamp head that offers improved saddle angle micro-adjustment. The 150mm travel post has an overall length of 458mm and a claimed weight of just 565g (not including the remote), and comes in 30.9 & 31.6mm post diameters.

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The dropper gets a new light machined version of PNW’s Puget thumb remote lever, also in 7050, that can be mounted to either the left or right side of your bar depending on the rest of your cockpit setup. The post is available now direct from PNW for $380, and comes with a 1 year warranty.

PNWComponents.com

10 comments

  1. Groghunter on

    A dropper that only works for riders with enough exposed seatpost (& the desire for) 150mm of drop?

    That’s a bold move Cotton, let’s see how it plays out.

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  2. i on

    ok: I’ll play the grumpy bikerumor commenter:
    “solid value”… well the weight is reasonable but nothing special (published weight is ~40g heavier than Fox Transfer actual), the feature set from what we know seems like the bare minimum at least for what I’d buy today, price is $100 more than a Transfer, remote was designed in the stone age when people ran front derailleurs, and a buyer would be taking a pretty big risk with future support on a product that will probably need it (i.e., who knows if the company will still be around or supporting products in a couple years).

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  3. Paul H on

    Cartridge Internal: Great! But how much does that replacement cartridge cost? The Giant Contact is cheap. $45. The Crank Brothers Highline? $100. Reverb rebuild kit is $8. Transfer? Local shop rebuild only. I wish manufacturers were more forthcoming about how much these posts costs to rebuild.

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