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Dropper seat posts for cross country racing

Dropping into the Stadium in Stellenbosch:  Matt Delorme Photo Dropper seat posts are extremely popular now and for good reason.   All 6 women that placed in front of me this weekend at the World cup opener were on one.  XC evolution!  They can transform your comfort on steep terrain, allowing you to lower your center of gravity and increase your stability.   With more room to move vertically up and down on your bike it’s also easier to jump, manual and lean the bike through a corner. I started the 2017 season with a dropper seat post on my full suspension bike wanting to give it an honest test.   These days they add about a pound to your bike, which can be well worth it if they help you gain more seconds in corners and descents than you would possibly lose on climbs due to added weight. Getting low in the rough stuff in Czech on a dropper last year! Photo Rob Jones But the question is, after years of racing pretty gnarly courses with your seat up, are you able to