by Dave Anderson
August 31, 2013
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.
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.
There’s also an aluminium riser.
The Thomson Trail Al, which comes in a little narrower at 750mm, 12mm rise and the same backsweep and upsweep.
What’s that? You need the dropper news now?
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.
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.
27.2 dropper ahoy!
Thomson reckon it’s a little way off but should be available by next year. Get saving now.