Eurobike 2013: Thomson are going stealth

Thomson aren’t wasting any time. Having entered the dropper post market, they’re busy  working on two prototypes that are expected on the market within six months.

First though let’s look at those bars.

Ti Riser

Ti Riser

So we’ve while we’ve been busy testing the Thomson Ti flat bar, they’ve been preparing the Ti riser;  780mm wide, 15mm rise, 6° backsweep and 4° upsweep.

All the measurements

All the measurements.

There’s also an aluminium riser.

You say aluminium

You say aluminium

The Thomson Trail Al, which comes in a little narrower at 750mm, 12mm rise and the same backsweep and upsweep.

More measurements

More measurements

What’s that? You need the dropper news now?

Okay.

Nice bottom

Nice bottom

Thomson are going stealth as an option on their droppers although this won’t be interchangeable or retrofit due to the actuator moving, essentially reversing the internals which have incompatible thread sizes at either end.

The cable is likely to be threaded at the post and crimped at the lever making fitting easier for the end user, although both options are currently being prototyped.

Is that further away? Or smaller?

Is that further away? Or smaller?

A quick double take of the existing dropper design on the table also confirmed there’s good news coming for those of us with older frames.

Read it and weep sweet tears of joy.

Read it and weep sweet tears of joy.

27.2 dropper ahoy!

Thomson reckon it’s a little way off but should be available by next year. Get saving now.

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