Specialized Command Post adjustable seatpost review

Remotely operated adjustable post

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£249.99 RRP

Our review

Mechanical innards give good reliability if cable is kept clean, but it’s pricey for what it is
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The Command Post is robust with some useful features, but it’s not cheap. The internal collet clutch system lets you stop the drop in three distinct positions: Power (full extension), Cruiser (35mm lower) and Descender (full 100mm drop).

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You can also alter the pressure of the return air spring to change the return speed, but it still springs back very quickly when released. That’s great if you want immediate return to pedalling height but not so good if your tackle gets in the way.

It takes a couple of rides to get bedded in and smooth out to a consistent slide, but that means it’s really well sealed and survives months of multiple filth/wash/leave or just cake and leave cycles. We’ve not suffered any of the air leak problems reported from early sets nor excessive wear or movement in long-term use.

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The curved remote lever is neat, but accurate cable tension via the barrel adjuster is crucial. It’s vulnerable to seizing if it gets wet and then gets left.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Command Adjustable Seatpost (11)
Brand Specialized

Description # Exclusive mechanical 3-position locking height adjustment # 100mm height adjustment range # On-the-fly adjustable ride via a handlebar mounted lever # Keyed, locking system eliminates saddle movement
Weight (g) 605
Available Colours Black
Length (mm) 380
Diameters Available 30.9mm