9point8 comes to the UK

by 5

9point8 might be a new name to you, but it’s a well-respected maker of dropper posts up there in that Canadia. Its range of droppers is huge, with 75mm drop on a 325mm post up to a whopping 175mm dropper (on a 500mm post) available. The internals of the post are licensed out to Race Face and Easton for their upcoming Taiwanese-made posts, but these are all CNC machined in the good old Canadia of Eh!

It has just announced that it’s going to be brought into the UK by Shore Lines in Sheffield (purveyors of Chromag, North Shore Billet, Dissentlabs and Whistler Performance Lubes) and the posts should start to appear in January. They’ll be available in 30.9 and 31.6mm and will cost £349.

Fall-Line-on-snow (2)

Some details for you:
Featuring a mechanically controlled air spring utilising 9point8’s own “DropLoc” braking system, the Fall Line offers an infinitely adjustable stroke controlled by a multi position ergonomic thumb lever. Independent seat angle and fore/aft adjustment combined with inline or offset seat clamp configurations provide optimum saddle postitioning. Titanium seat clamp hardware helps reduce weight. Cables are good old steel shifter cables for simplicity and ease of replacement.
Available in 30.9 and 31.6mm diameters and 325/75, 350/100, 375/125, 415/125, 440/150 and 500/175 length/stroke options

9point8 seatposts, dropper post, easton, race face,
There’s a fancy quick cable release at the base of the post too for travelling or swapping between bikes.

For more info, see Shore Lines’ Website – www.shore-lines.co.uk

Interbike 2015: 9.8’s massive dropper post range

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (5)

    May I be the first to say…. £375 for a seatpost! Eeek!

    £350 – it was a typo.

    May I be the first to say…. £350 for a seatpost! Eeek!

    Was tempted by these, but £350 when a 150 Stealth Reverb can be had for €280(£200)? Thanks, but….

    Yep, don’t see them shifting many of these

    175mm drop – excellent news for the long limbed like myself when 150mm just doesn’t quite cut it. And cable release has to make more sense than the frustratingly damage susceptible hydraulic system on the reverb.

Leave a Reply