MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION SADDLES UP AND TESTS THE GIANT CONTACT SWITCH REMOTE SEATPOST
November 22, 2011
ON THE SPEC:
“The Contact Switch is cable actuated via a handlebar-mounted thumb lever. The actuation mechanism is internal, making the Contact Switch less prone to outside contamination. Giant uses an air-sprung, oil-damped cartridge to control the seatpost’s ride height, which offers 3.9 inches of adjustability.”
ON THE RIDE:
“Actuation of the lever/cable is the smoothest of all the adjustable-height seatposts we have tested to date, and it is easy to push the saddle to the sweet spot you are looking for…The return rate (how fast the saddle goes back to full extension) is quick but not too quick…reliability issues have plagued most adjustable-height seatposts. Giant has brought some unique technology to the table to address the dependability issue.”
Pick up a copy of the January 2012 issue of Mountain Bike Action on newsstands now. Click here to learn more about Giant’s proprietary seatposts. Or better yet, visit your nearest Giant Bicycle retailer. To find the Giant retailer closest to you, click here.