Giant’s new Contact SL Switch Seatpost features in MBR Magazine’s October edition ‘Budget dropper posts’ group test.
Tester Paul Burwell introduces the group test by explaining the benefits of droppers;
“Being able to lower your seatpost at the flick of a switch will transform your riding experience and needn’t leave your wallet crying for mercy”
He then selected 6 dropper posts - the Ice Lift V8, KS eTen Remote, Giant Contact SL Switch, Nukeproof OKLO, RSP Plummet and RSP XLC Pro - which were fitted as part of the test then ridden in real world trail situations.
Last time MBR tested the Contact Switch seatpost they were impressed, and the latest 2015 design features a built in stealth routing option - for a sleek, uncluttered look. (check out the new 2015 Reign 27.5 2 to see how the cables are routed seamlessly into the downtube)
It didn’t take long for testers to set the post up ready for internal routing;
“It takes about 15 minutes, and it means you can have internal routing for about half the price of the RockShox Reverb Stealth.”
The Contact SL Switch features 100mm of limitless travel so you can set it exactly as high as you want, without being limited to pre-specified lengths, MBR noted that ‘return speed is precise and snappy’ with anti-twist technology keeping the saddle true.
MBR scored the Contact SL Switch an impressive 9/10 making it the group Test Winner.
“With its new all-black finish and stealth routing the Contact Switch is an impressive package for £170…It’s great value, performs reliably and even features stealth routing as a neat little bonus”