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.