These accolades don’t come lightly from me. I’ve ridden and tested nearly every lever/post combo out there. The only exceptions to this, that I can think of, is the BikeYoke Revive post/lever (which has been garnering a lot of praise) and a couple electronic posts. While I have found several competent levers from brands and one truly great lever from Wolf Tooth, the Loam Lever is my current top choice. Now that you know how much I like this lever, let’s dig into why and how it stacks up to its main competition.
PRODUCT DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
There were 4 key characteristics that were the main driving factors when it came to designing the Loam Lever; dialed machining, no slip grip and ergonomics, adjustability, and weatherproof capabilities. Many levers before this seemed to aim to achieve 1 or 2 of these but compromised the others. The Loam Lever checks off all the boxes
THE FINAL SPIN
There are quite a few options for aftermarket dropper post remotes, but I think that the PNW Components Loam Lever is the current champ. Wolf Tooth’s remote gives it a solid run for its money, but, for me, it still ekes out the win with a more robust design and better looks. With many dropper post and remotes selling separately, this lever should make your shortlist of dropper/remote combinations.