Fox has, at long last, announced its new Transfer Seatpost… and a mighty perty thing it is too:
So what’s so special then? Well, first up it’s available in a variety of flavours – 4, 5 or 6 inch drops, 30.9 or 31.6mm diameter, internal or external cable routing (the external gubbins is all mounted on the seatpost lower, which is good news), and it’s also available in either Performance spec (murdered out with a black anodised shaft) or Factory (with a Kashima coated shaft).
The remotes are available in a left-hand paddle for 1x systems, or a left or right hand switch if you’re running a front shifter. Either way, a light lever action is promised.
The post is infinitely adjustable, with hydraulic internals, which (it’s reported) run on lower internal pressures – one of the reasons for that light lever action.
The cable end connects at the bottom of the seatpost, and it’s apparently a simple, tool-free job to disconnect it should you need to remove the seatpost, for example, and in the case of the external cable you can alter the angle of the mechanism up to 60 degrees from the original in-line one to allow for the smoothest routing.
The head is a pretty standard clamp; if it ain’t broke etc…
US prices are $314 for the Factory post, and $264 for the Performance post. Extra remotes come in at $65. UK prices are just in: Kashima Factory post is £339 and the black-shafted (non-Kashime) Performance posts is £299. That includes the lever remote. Some posts are in stock now from Mojo – mojo.co.uk
They look very tidy – we’re looking to get one in to test, so stay tuned!