***NOTE***: The Speedball seatpost is no longer a Maverick product and is not available for sale through Maverick. Crank Brothers is now the producer of this design and it is called the Joplin L & Joplin R. Contact your local bicycle dealer for information or go to www.crankbrothers.com for more information.
For warranty and tech support of existing Maverick Speedball posts, please contact Dirt Labs in Boulder, Co at www.dirtlabs.com.
The SpeedBall seatpost's hydraulic action allows you to instantly fine tune your seat height, and therefore your riding position, which unlocks a whole new class of riding.
Everyone has stopped and dropped the seat down for a gnarly descent before. The SpeedBall is the same concept, only it allows you to adjust without stopping–or even slowing down, and to any height within a range of 3”. So go ahead and drop your seat a couple inches for that 30ft technical section. Go ahead and raise your seat a centimeter for that long climb. Go ahead and lower it just slightly for that great winding tree section, then pop it right back up without even losing your mo. Riders that use SpeedBall now, tell us that this simple innovation has opened up a whole new world of riding to them. Now, there’s no penalty at all for adjusting the seat to the perfect spot for the terrain you’re on, and that spices up every ride!
The standard SpeedBall was available in 30.9 mm and 31.6 mm diameters.
Length: 382 mm / Weight: 454 grams
The standard SpeedBall has a lever under the nose of your seat. When you pull up on the lever the seat moves up or down–think office chair.
The remote is our new version, and features a joystick that mounts to your handlebars. Now neither hand has to leave the bars to move the seat. And the cool part is, the joystick can mount on top of the bar, on the bottom, in the middle…wherever makes sense for your own setup. Plus you can move the joystick in any direction to activate the post.
"Do you lower your seat when you descend? Would you lower your seat on technical descents if lowering was a quick and easy task? If you do, read on about this exciting product from Maverick...The Speedball Remote is Maverick's entry into this [height adjustable seat] category. It offers quality and durability and a few innovative features in this arena where durabilty has been suspect. Does it work? Heck ya!..."
- mtbr.com, March, 2007
“If you like to ride technical trails and you’ve never tried an adjustable height post like Maverick’s SpeedBall R then you don’t know what you’re missing. Imagine instantly being able to drop your saddle to gap some roots or drop down a rocky chute – it is that simple and fast. The addition of the universal joystick remote (it can be engaged at any angle) makes the SpeedBall post one of the best all-mountain accessories available.”
- Decline Magazine, March, 2007
The SpeedBall R is available in 30.9 mm and 31.6 mm diameters.
Length: 382 mm / Weight: 494 grams