PNW Components Bachelor 150 dropper post first look

Competitive and affordable dropper from Seattle-based component maker

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The 150mm dropper is perfect for this Yeti.

The 150mm dropper is perfect for this Yeti trail bike.

Dropper posts are one of the best developments in the bike industry in the last decade. But cost and reliability continue to be a factor that prevents wider acceptance of these great tools.

We tested the PNW Components Rainier post recently and it showed a lot of promise, as the upstart crew from Seattle exhibited great support and category knowledge in this competitive field. We were hopeful for a follow-up to their first post and they have indeed incorporated all that they’ve learned in this new effort, the Bachelor 150.

Weight of the post is 542 grams.

Weight of the new dropper post is 542 grams for the post and 633 grams with cable and lever.

What is it?

The key objective was to produce a full-featured, long travel post that is fairly light but ready to tackle aggressive trail riding. Highlight features include a sealed damping cartridge enclosed in ultra-light 7050 alloy that features infinite adjust and adjustable return rate. With these features, the Bachelor 150 supports you when you need it and gets out of your way when you’re flying down the mountain.

Adjustable Air

The Bachelor 150 utilizes an air system that keeps the post light and adjustable so you can modify the return rate of the post head.

2x and 1x compatible.

The post lever is 2x and 1x compatible.

Puget Thumb Lever

Made from ultra-light 7050 alloy, the Puget Thumb Lever can be mounted on the right or left side of the handlebar and was specifically designed with ergonomics in mind.

Sealed Alloy Cartridge

Building on what they learned when designing the Rainier dropper post, the Bachelor 150 utilizes a sealed alloy cartridge that controls the damping of the post. This means a lighter bike, simple service, and consistent performance.

Weight of the lever and uncut cables is 91 grams.

Weight of the lever and uncut cables is 91 grams.

Internal Routing

PNW heard your requests and delivered on them. The Bachelor 150 is available as an internally routed dropper and is also available in both 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters.

Exposed length is about the same as a RockShox Reverb, both with 150mm of drop.

Exposed length is about the same as a RockShox Reverb, both with 150mm of drop.

Product Specs
  • Material: 7075 heat treated alloy
  • Range: Infinite adjustability
  • Travel: 150mm
  • Diameter: 30.9 or 31.6mm
  • Post Weight: 633
  • Post length: 458mm
  • Attachment: 2-bolt micro adjust head w/ zero offset
  • Routing: Internal only
  • Price: $380

For more information please visit www.pnwcomponents.com.


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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