PRODUCT LAUNCH

PNW Components Introduces the Loam Dropper Post

Date Nov 16, 2020

We've seen a number of PNW Compoenents parts come through the test stable before, including the Rainier and Bachelor posts, and and now they are aiming at the entry level dropper post market with their new Loam Dropper. Priced at $199 USD, it leans on their higher-tier tech, while still delivering a quality product. We have a test unit on hand and will have first impressions very soon. For now, read on after the break for all the details.


PNW Components announced today a new addition to the PNW dropper family, The Loam Dropper. Hitting the market at $199, The Loam Dropper delivers all new benefits while maintaining the highest value proposition for riders.

Building upon the strengths of PNW’s Bachelor Dropper Post, the team committed to a complete makeover, redesigning towards a lighter, more adjustable, and more compatible system.

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Compatibility - PNW has machined excess material off the saddle head for additional weight savings and to allow for the stanchion to drop further into the seat post. This detail delivers a lower stack height and lowers the overall post length allowing for the opportunity to run longer travel posts on a wider range of bikes. PNW has also shortened the actuator allowing for increased compatibility and greater insertion depth. Combined, the new Loam Post is 18mm shorter in overall length than its predecessor, the Bachelor Post.

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Adjustability - The Loam Dropper features the same tool-less travel adjust system found in their trusted Rainier Gen 3 model, allowing for 30mm of travel reduction in 5mm increments. The Loam Dropper is powered by PNW’s lightweight alloy air cartridge featuring adjustable rebound.

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Weight - The Loam Dropper is on average 40 grams lighter than the previous Bachelor models. To achieve this, PNW redesigned the post’s stanchion as well as implemented an alloy air cartridge (rather than steel). This new shape reduces the material needed, thus saving weight, all while strengthening the post.

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New Design - The Loam Dropper features new laser-etched graphics and a new silicone Midcap Band available in all PNW Components signature colors to dial in your setup.

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More info on PNW Components' new Loam Dropper Post.

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jwellford
+1 Christopher Daniel
jwellford  - Nov. 19, 2020, 4:33 p.m.

Pretty pumped about this. I was searching for a OneUp in 180 a few days ago since it offers the longest drop of all posts that will fit in my XC frame, but they’re not available anywhere. Stumbled on the Loam launch the next morning and it’s actually 7mm shorter in insertion length (for 170, but I won’t miss those 10mm too much). I ordered it Tuesday and it arrived in two days. Looks very well-designed and weighs the same as my KS Lev 100mm dropper. Well done PNW.

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