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PNW Purples Out w/ Polished Prototypes (and a New Bar)

purple anodized PNW loam dropper seatpost
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At the show, they thought it would be fun to have a purple version of their Loam dropper post and see what people thought. Turns out, they liked it a lot, so they’re going to do… something.

They’ll start with an anodized silver that’ll be a little shiny (not high polished), and the stanchion will be a slightly different silver. They’re limited to what colors they can do a hard anodizing in, which is necessary on the sliding part (aka “the stanchion”), but they’ll be close in color. As for the purple, that could come later this year as a very limited edition.

Not shown, a new Range Dropper lineup is coming this summer (target, June) to consolidate their Ranier and Ridge models. It’ll have a sealed, dual-chamber cartridge (similar to what’s in the Ranier), with 6061 series aluminum to save costs. That lets them come in at just $159, and it’ll have a 200mm travel option. Co-founder Aaron Kerson says that gives them one of the (if not thee) most affordable 200mm droppers on the market.

PNW purple anodized stem

They also showed off a new Loam stem. It’s fully CNC’d and will come in 35mm and 31.8mm clamp diameters. Look for 32mm and 40mm lengths, and possibly later a 50mm based on demand. They’ll offer it in black, pewter silver, orange, and purple, MSRP is $99.

PNW Loam carbon handlebar in new 31.8 clamp diameter

Lastly, they’re launching a 31.8mm version of their Loam carbon riser bar (shown in the middle, 35mm on top). To date, it’s only been available with a 35mm center section, but they’ve gotten enough requests for something smaller that they decided to add it to the lineup.

While many riders wanted a narrower diameter to add compliance, they had already tuned their 35mm to have some compliance. So, they simply tuned their new 31.8 bar to also have a similar compliance as the 35mm, giving you the option to ride their compliant carbon bars in whatever stem you already have. Look for these in early May 2024.

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Rim Brake enjoyer
Rim Brake enjoyer
21 days ago

“I don’t like anodized purple bicycle components”-no one

Ben
Ben
21 days ago

“While many riders wanted a narrower diameter to add compliance, they had already tuned their 35mm to have some compliance. So, they simply tuned their new 31.8 bar to also have a similar compliance as the 35mm, giving you the option to ride their compliant carbon bars in whatever stem you already have.”

Take a drink every time compliance or compliant is written. And I’m drunk.

MI MTB
18 days ago

I would totally buy this purple post forgetting all of my dropper is in the frame!

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