by Marc Basiliere
November 12, 2013
27.2mm dose of excuse-be-gone
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.
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.