As many mountain bikers have fully embraced the dropper seatpost, most of us just use whatever remote lever that comes with it. But while most levers are OK, PNW aims to give you better, smoother performance to pop your seat up & down…
PNW Loam Lever premium dropper seatpost remote lever
The Loam Lever is a lot of precision machining and tech dropped into a tiny button on your bar to control your post. If that isn’t something you think warrants further discussion, or you have never felt your own dropper remote stick or squeak, just stop reading now. No, seriously, you’ll just get annoyed when I say how much this thing costs!
PNW Loam Lever Tech Details
OK, so since you haven’t given up on the Loam Lever yet, let’s start with why it is supposed to be better. With a two-position fixed clamp like a SRAM shifter, the Loam gives a good bit of side-to-side adjustability, whether you use its own band clamp or a MatchMaker or I-Spec setup.
Then the whole thing spins on a large (for a lever) sealed bearing so it will run smoothly, not matter how wet & nasty your trail riding is. Add to that a non-slip molded rubber thumb pad, and you get a secure & grippy hold every time you reach for the dropper remote with or without gloves, and in all weather.
So here’s the catch. It costs $69 / 60€ for that lightweight, precision CNC’ed alloy. The 48g Loam Lever (including the standard 22.2mm hinged band clamp) features all stainless steel hardware, and comes in three color options for the No Slip Grip: teal, orange or gray. PNW says it works with every mechanical dropper they’ve tested with, and it includes a Jagwire derailleur cable to get you rolling.