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PNW Components Launches Premium-Level Loam Lever for Cable Actuated Dropper Posts 21

A ballin' dropper lever, because quality touch points and controls matter.

PNW Components Launches Premium-Level Loam Lever for Cable Actuated Dropper Posts

Introducing the new Loam Lever from PNW Components, AKA your thumb's new best friend. A lot of people agree that one of the best upgrades to a mountain bike in the last decade is the dropper post, but PNW noticed that a lot of dropper post levers are more afterthought than icing on top. So they set out to make a premium lever, that combined satisfying ergonomics with precision and durability.

This lever has four key characteristics:

  • Adjustability - Two forms of adjustment to get perfect placement, making it the most adjustable lever on the market.
  • Weather Proof - Oversized high quality sealed bearing and all stainless hardware for longevity and durability.
  • No Slip Grip - Speaking of weather, the Loam Lever features a grippy injection molded thumb pad to keep your paws in place in even the sloppiest of conditions. The thumb pad is available in teal, orange or grey colors.
  • Techy AF - Custom CNC machining throughout the whole design of the Loam Lever for precision and weight reduction.

“When we were testing out levers, we found that some hurt your thumb, weren’t easily accessible or were too short, which makes pressing them difficult. We wanted a lever that felt crisp, was easy to push and had a natural feel through its stroke,” CEO Aaron Kerson noted. This was something that PNW factored in excessively during development, creating a lever that not only worked but was easy and fun to press. Considering everyone's perfect lever placement would be different the team opted to make adjustability a key factor in the lever.

The Loam Lever features more adjustments than any ever on the market, with two position side to side and pivoting reach adjustment for precision placement.

Located in the heart of the Pacific North West, the team of riders also knew how important durability is, especially considering the wet weather conditions the area is known for. As basic levers get older, they can squeak, bind up or fail altogether due to exposure to the elements. PNW found that materials such as plastic/injected carbon degrade quickly, while some competitor’s levers were using electronic bearings that were not rated for outdoor use. This lead them to an all stainless hardware and a sealed bearing.

“We definitely thought about the longevity of this product, the PNW winters are no joke, while you can ride the whole time, mud and water are a constant factor. With this in mind we made sure we used all stainless hardware, an oversized high quality sealed bearing and the injection molded thumb pad,” Kerson adds. “With the help of Kyle Warner and a handful of other rowdy riders to put the prototypes through the paces and provide feedback, I am really stoked with how the Loam Lever came out.”

The Loam Lever retails for $69 with a standard clamp and will soon be released with MatchMaker X or ISpec clamps. The Loam Lever is available for purchase on PNW’s website, Amazon (US, Canada and EU), REI, Backcountry, Jenson USA, Competitive Cyclist, and through PNW retailers.

For more information, please visit www.pnwcomponents.com or contact PNW at info@pnwcomponents.com.

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