FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS: PNW’S SECOND GENERATION LOAM LEVER

Even better than the original

PNW’s Loam Lever was already one of MBA’s favorites due to its ultra smooth action and grippy thumb pad. An updated second generation version of this lever retains everything that made the original great and adds 8mm of mounting adjustment range so you can get it exactly where you want. A bigger redesigned pad gives your thumb a larger target to hit too. The CNC’d aluminum body features a sealed bearing pivot and stainless steel hardware keeping the lever working and looking good even in wet climates. It costs $69 with a 22.2mm handlebar clamp and weighs 50 grams. We have been riding the new lever for just under a week now and it really is one of the better levers on the market. Between the larger pad and silky smooth action, it will be an upgrade to most dropper posts on the market.

(PNW Press Release)

PNW Components today released the Loam Lever Gen 2, an updated version of their popular Loam Lever. The latest iteration of the Loam Lever receives an additional mounting position to the lever body and increased spacing between those mounting positions, giving riders 14mm of mounting adjustment compared to the original Loam Lever’s 6mm. A larger, redesigned thumb pad makes the Loam Lever Gen 2 easier to actuate when you need to drop your seat in a hurry, and the silicone pad (fondly known as a “yoga mat for your thumb”) keeps things grippy, no matter the conditions. Featuring a fully CNC’d aluminum body, sealed cartridge bearing, and stainless steel hardware, the Loam Lever Gen 2 will stay smooth ride after ride, even in the harshest weather conditions.

MSRP: $69
● 22.2mm clamp included
● +$5 to exchange 22.2mm clamp for any adapter at purchase
● +$5 to include cable kit at purchase

 

Colors:
● Blackout Black
● Cement Grey
● Fruit Snacks
● Peanut Butter
● Safety Orange
● Seafoam Teal
● Really Red

Product Details:
● Fully CNC’d aluminum body and lever with sealed cartridge bearing and silicone thumb pad
● Clamp Styles: Standard 22.2mm hinge clamp, SRAM MatchMaker X, Shimano I-SPEC II,
Shimano I-SPEC EV

Weights:
○ Lever only: 36 grams
○ 22.2mm clamp: 12 grams
○ SRAM MatchMaker X: 10 grams
○ Shimano I-SPEC EV: 10 grams
○ Shimano I-SPEC II: 6 grams

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