On the fence? RSP releases sub-£100 dropper post

November 12, 2013

27.2mm dose of excuse-be-gone

Dropper for the people
Dropper for the people

Like suspension and disc brakes before them, many riders initially viewed uppy-downy posts’ weight, cost, and complexity with skepticism.  But now that the kinks are being worked out, we’re finding that – like suspension and discs – once the switch has been made it can be hard to go back.  Still, most dropper posts carry with them fitment issues on some frames and a staggering price tag.

Mechanical actuation, fixed cable
Mechanical actuation, fixed cable

According to our 7 November Singletrackworld.com poll, a full 20% of readers are dropper-curious, would like to try one if the price was right, or couldn’t find one sized to fit their frame.  For them, we present RSP’s new Plummet post.  A simple 2-position post (50mm and 100mm drop), the 27.2 x 360mm post has just hit the market at £99.99.  The 600g weight (including cable and remote- many are weighed without) isn’t going to set any weight weenies’ loins on fire- but is more than respectable at the price.

Three position posts don’t have the same ring as infinitely adjustable models- but Specialized’s recent fixed-position posts work just fine and have been among the more reliable on the market.  For anyone looking to give droppers a try (or would like one in the shed for the odd ‘big terrain’ holiday), the Plummet may well be worth a try.  Available now from Raleigh.

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