Adjustable height seat posts have been available for a few years now and while they’re a must-have upgrade, they’re not known for long term durability. In fact, we have yet to get more than a full season of use from any post in our quiver without a rebuild or servicing it. And while some posts, like the Gravity Dropper, are easily serviceable, others can’t be serviced at all, and have to be sent back to the manufacturer for the rebuild.

Fortunately there are more options these days when it comes to posts. More options make for a more competitive market place which means manufacturers will be stepping up their game in order to compete in terms of durability, weight and price. Hopefully in the near future we’ll be riding a post that can handle more than a single season of hard use.

It’s possible that’s already happened. One of the most interesting new options is the Fall Line Dropper Post from 9point8 out of Canada.

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Technical outdoor apparel meets sci-fi influenced street wear with the Smuggler’s Jacket — a homage to our favorite space rogue. Designed by yours truly, I wanted a jacket with a moto-inspired cut aimed at adventuring anywhere, whether it’s hikes in the mountains to a daily commute on the bike — while still oozing of style. [more after the jump…]

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