The new PNW Pine 105mm travel 27.2 dropper seatpost replaces their 80mm Ranier and gets a more refined design. The head is updated with a simple and secure two-bolt design, making tilt adjustments easier. Down below, the chassis is borrowed from their more robust Cascade post, but resized to handle the narrower 27.2mm diameter.
It gets fixed cable routing to the top of the chassis, no stealth routing option at this time. For that, they’re still offering the IR (internal routing) Ranier while supplies last. It’s cable actuated with infinite adjust (meaning, no preset drop increments…stop it anywhere you want). Total length is 390mm for the Pine, and 400mm for the Rainier. Minimum insertion is 120mm, max is 205mm. Retail is $274.99.
Being 27.2, the post is designed to mountain bike standards but ready for use on your gravel, cyclocross, monstercross or “other” road bike. It comes with their standard lever, but this $74.99 CX Drop Bar remote lets you slide it into place and hide the cable under the tape thanks to a 45º noodle. They say they’ve tested it with most other mechanical dropper posts, too, so you could try it with other brands’ posts as well.