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PNW Components Now Offers Refurbished Dropper Posts

Date May 11, 2020

In a bike industry first, and following in the footsteps of companies like Patagonia and North Face, PNW Components is now offering factory-refurbished used dropper posts as part of their PNW Cycled program. You'll still get a year-long manufacturer's warranty, as well as all the customer support you've come to expect from a company like PNW. Read on after the break for all the details


PNW Components announced today the launch of the new PNW Cycled program that will allow riders the option to purchase previously used or blemished posts that have been newly refurbished. It will also allow riders to exchange their older PNW dropper posts for credit towards a new or used dropper post.

The PNW Cycled program was developed as a service initiative to better serve PNW riders and to address the end of life process for dropper posts. The program helps to extend the life of dropper posts while also reducing potential waste.

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“A blemished product is not a dead product, and more importantly, it certainly isn’t trash,” said Emily Kerson, Co-Founder of PNW Components. “As we delve into our 2020 sustainability goals, we wanted to create a way to safely reuse, recycle, and give blemished products a second chance.”

The PNW Cycled program is the bike industry's first brand led program dedicated towards the refurbishing and reselling of dropper posts. All posts will be certified for safe use by PNW Cycled dedicated staff mechanics, and will be covered under a one-year warranty.

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Availability of products on the dedicated PNW Cycled website will fluctuate based on inventory of returned, blemished, and/or refurbished products. Learn more about PNW Cycled HERE

FAQ:

Q: What is PNW Cycled?

A: PNW Cycled is a new program that will allow riders the option to purchase previously used or blemished dropper posts that have been newly refurbished. It also allows riders to exchange their older PNW dropper posts for credit towards a new post.

Q: Why did PNW Components launch PNW Cycled?

A: The PNW Cycled program was developed as a service initiative to better serve PNW riders and to address the end of life process for dropper posts. The program helps to extend the life of dropper posts while also reducing potential waste.

Q: Is PNW Cycled the same company as PNW Components?

A: PNW Cycled is owned and operated by PNW Components, however it has a separate website to avoid any potential confusion. All PNW Cycled products are previously installed or used PNW Components products.

Q: What products are a part of the PNW Cycled Program?

A: At this time, only PNW Components dropper posts will be available as a part of the Cycled program.

Q: Are there any new PNW Cycled products?

A: No, all PNW Cycled products are previously installed or used products. (Note: New PNW Components levers will be available on the Cycled site so riders can easily pair their Cycled dropper with a new lever if desired. All levers are brand new and will be sold at the same retail price as on pnwcomponents.com)

Q: What is a blemished post?

A: A blemished post is a fully functioning post that may have minor cosmetic imperfections, such as scratches and minor dings. These minor defects DO NOT interfere with the integrity of the product and how it works.

Q: Can a customer return a PNW Cycled dropper post?

A: PNW Cycled dropper posts are not eligible for returns. They can be exchanged for different products. If PNW Cycled does not have the correct product for exchange the customer will receive a credit towards a purchase on pnwcomponents.com. Customer is responsible for the cost of shipping all returns.

Q: What is the trade in value for a dropper post?

A: Riders will receive 20% off towards a new PNW Components dropper post. This 20% is only applicable to new dropper posts, not PNW Cycled products.

Q: Can a rider send a post to PNW to be serviced and get their same post back?

A: Yes. PNW is happy to help service, however PNW recommends a self service first for the quickest turn around. Servicing PNW’s fully sealed cartridge is a straightforward process that takes less than 10 minutes. Install and service manuals for all posts can be found HERE

Q: Are PNW Cycled products under warranty?

A: Customers receive a 1-year warranty with their purchase of a PNW Cycled Dropper Post. In purchasing a PNW Cycled Dropper the customer is aware that the dropper they receive may look different to the product image provided due to the blemishes and defects.

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avner-b
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Avner B.  - May 14, 2020, 8:41 a.m.

On their site the refurbished droppers are in the $80 to $140 price range, but none are currently available.

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cedrico
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cedrico  - May 17, 2020, 1:49 p.m.

I just checked and it seems like dropper posts are available on their cycle site. Maybe it just took them a few days to get going. 

I love this idea of making sure stuff gets refurbished instead of going in the landfill.

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