PNW Components Cascade Seatpost

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PNW Cascade 150mm Dropper

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The Good:

Goes up quick but not catastrophically quick // Works consistently, even in the cold // External routing on a 150mm post // Price

The Bad:

Finish could be better // Remote feels a little cheap

Overall Review:

I got this post recently to replace a 100mm KS Lev on my trail bike. Such a difference! The KS was pretty slow, even on perfect days, but the PNW has been very consistent regardless of temperature. Speedwise, it's probably just a touch slower than a well bled Reverb, but that works for me being that I'd like to keep the family jewels intact. I don't notice any play at the seat clamp, and it hasn't sagged on me at all.

One of the biggest reasons I went for this post was the stack height. Pretty much any other externally routed post was too tall for me to fit a 150mm drop. The Cascade's stack height is just low enough that I can slam it to the seatpost clamp and use full travel.

As far as the included lever (not their new Loam Lever), it's a functional 1x lever that has pretty good

Overall Review:

I got this post recently to replace a 100mm KS Lev on my trail bike. Such a difference! The KS was pretty slow, even on perfect days, but the PNW has been very consistent regardless of temperature. Speedwise, it's probably just a touch slower than a well bled Reverb, but that works for me being that I'd like to keep the family jewels intact. I don't notice any play at the seat clamp, and it hasn't sagged on me at all.

One of the biggest reasons I went for this post was the stack height. Pretty much any other externally routed post was too tall for me to fit a 150mm drop. The Cascade's stack height is just low enough that I can slam it to the seatpost clamp and use full travel. 

As far as the included lever (not their new Loam Lever), it's a functional 1x lever that has pretty good ergonomics and looks nice enough, but the tolerances seem a bit loose, making it rattle a touch. I ended up swapping it out for a Wolf Tooth lever and putting the PNW lever on my wife's bike. 

Ultimately I would say that the PNW Cascade is a great seatpost for a variety of reasons, and the biggest one is that I don't notice it when I'm riding. I can press the lever and the post goes where I want it without hesitation. 

Specifications

Product PNW Components Cascade Seatpost
Riding Type Cross Country, Enduro / All-Mountain, Trail
Seatpost Type Dropper
Interface Railed
Remote Adjustable Yes
Diameter 31.6mm, 30.9mm
Travel 125mm
Length 406mm
Tilt 2-bolt micro adjust
Materials Alloy cartridge
Colors Black
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Lightweight sealed alloy cartridge
Fixed external routing at the mid cap
3-year warranty
Price $229
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