I used to think like you. I raced for years with post at full height. I didn't
even use a quick release as I was a weight weenie. It did make me a better
rider as I had to be very careful with line choice.
I also felt it was a big weight penalty to pay.
Well, my latest bike came with a dropper and I am now a convert. coming from flat to a long technical climb, I can lower it just a bit for better mobility over obstacles. I can drop it full at the top of a climb for the technical descent. And them back up for any climbs after that without killing my flow or momentum.
I have also changed my weight weenie ideas about tires and have found the wonder of fatter stickier tires that may weigh more but offer so much more traction.
Joined Feb. 24, 2017
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