"If you're a frequent MTBR reader, you know that we're fans of PNW Components for its user-friendly and refreshingly affordable products. Many mountain bikers, myself included, operate our dropper posts as much, if not more, than our shift levers, so it stands to reason that this left-sided lever should be more than an afterthought.
The Loam Lever Gen 2 improved on the original design with a larger, silicone-covered thumb pad and more adjustability in terms of handlebar positioning with three mounting positions, giving riders 14mm of mounting adjustment compared to the original Loam Lever’s 6mm of lateral adjustment.
As with the first-gen Loam Lever, this lever features a CNC’d aluminum body, sealed cartridge bearing, and stainless steel hardware, and is backed by PNW's lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects."
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