Yep Components Uptimizer Dropper Post

Yep Components is a new company from Switzerland that is solely focused on making dropper seatposts. Based in Comano, Switzerland, Yep is taking a very measured approach to their products. They currently offer two models of seatposts, named the Uptimizer, which are built in small batches.

Yep Uptimizer ST

Yep Uptimizer ST dropper post.

The Uptimizer ST and Uptimizer HC are both air-sprung, and CNC’d from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminum. Yep designed their hydraulic dropper posts to run at a lower air pressure (130/180psi) than other posts on the market. The company says this reduces stress on the seals, which will increase the life of the system. Yep designed the internals to “avoid vortices and cavitations,” to provide a silent and sensitive progressive action. They also say a very light touch on the remote is needed to engage the system.

Yep Uptimizer Remote

The Uptimizer remote uses a one-piece, open-ended clamp.

The remote clamp uses a unique open-ended, one-piece design that allows it to be placed almost anywhere on the bars, using only a 5mm bolt. Because its placement is quite customizable and the joystick can be pulled or pushed to activate the post, Yep says the remote can be situated in a position where it can be activated while the rider is also pulling on the brake lever.

Uptimizer ST/Uptimizer ST Tall

Yep Uptimizer ST

Yep Uptimizer ST cable situated on the lower.

  • Travel: 125mm/155mm of infinite travel – No pre-set positions
  • Tube diameter: 30.9 or 31.6 (34.9 frames with a 31.6 shim)
  • Post length: 375, 405, 435
  • Weight: 500g, including remote
  • Zero offset head, 2-bolt clamp
  • The cable is situated on the tube lower, which decreases cable length, meaning it’s less likely to interfere with rear suspension bits or the rider’s legs. Its symmetric head allows the rider to turn the post 180 degrees to essentially run the activation cable in the front or back of the post.
  • € 360,00 + shipping (~£299)

Uptimizer HC/Uptimizer HC Tall

Yep Uptimizer HC

The internally routed Yep Uptimizer HC dropper post.

  • Travel: 125mm/155mm of infinite travel – No pre-set positions
  • Tube diameter: 30.9 or 31.6 (34.9 frames with a 31.6 shim)
  • Post length: 375, 405, 435
  • Weight: 500g, including remote
  • Zero offset head, 2-bolt clamp
  • Internal cable routing keeps the system clean and cables won’t wear thought paint on the frame.
  • € 345,00 + shipping (~£287)
Yep Uptimizer Dropper Post

The symmetric, two-bolt head is featured on the Uptimizer ST and HC.

Both posts are only available through the Yep web site, and you can customize your post as you order it. Only black collars and orange remotes are currently available, but Yep says more color options will be available soon.

Keep an eye out for the full Singletrack review in a future issue.

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