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Specialized Command Post BlackLite Seatpost

Matthew Cipes, a suspension specialist at Specialized, showed us the newly redesigned Command Post BlackLite adjustable-height seatpost at Sea Otter. The new Specialized seatpost is lighter and has two more travel options than the original model.

The BlackLite is about 100 grams lighter than the previous Command Post with a quick release cable head, bonded head and fluted lower tube. It also features the original Command Post mechanical 3-position system, with Climbing, Cruiser, and Descending positions, that helps maximize and optimize body geometry and center of gravity for different trail conditions. Cipes states that one of the best features of the 3-position system is that it is “predictable and repeatable”.

The BlackLite is available in 30.9 and 31.6 diameters and 75mm, 100mm and 125mm travel options. It comes in black with red specialized custom markings for added flair.

The Specialized Command Post BlackLite adjustable-height seatpost is available now for $300.


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  • Photo-John says:

    I really, really really need one of these. Seriously.

  • John (aka Wish I Were Riding) says:

    27.2 please.

  • Brian Mullin says:

    I can’t wait to test this one, the Command Post was a great product, and now we have a lighter one, with a better remote connection system at the seatpost. Sweet!

  • brad says:

    Still a distant first loser to the RockShox Reverb, Nothing compares to the hydraulic adjustablity of its 5″ travel. Do agree with the desire for a 27.2.

  • wheel-addict says:

    I have two bikes that are dying for a 5″ 27.2mm drop post. Somebody make this please!

  • Mark says:

    Not for everybody. There is just too little adjustability in these with all travel versions.
    I can only have 7.5 inches of post in my frame, this leaves 3-4 inches out of the frame at its lowest travel setting. This creates downhill situations where i want my post dropped, but max drop from seatclamp is 4 inches. Climbing seat height would also be too high with the 4 and 5 inch versions.
    Once again, not for everyone, and i am a very average person 5’10″ 165 lbs.

  • Rick says:

    Check out the full line of KS seat posts at http://WWW.kssuspension.com. They have posts in 3,4,5 and 6 inch drops available in 27.7,30.9 and 31.6mm diameters. They are hydraulic and offer infinite adjustability within its travel. Plus no side play with the patented roller clutch bearing. The KS post is a game changer!

  • russ says:

    o.k. the Blacklite is 100 grams lighter than the Command post. So what does the Blacklit weigh? I have the KS seatpost suspension. Works like a charm. 600 grams though.

  • neil says:

    yeah KS way better, nothing but trouble with these posts. Im going to prob get a new specialized and put my kind shock on it and sell the specialized one asap!

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