Earlier this week, we brought you word of OneUp’s new dropper post. A visit to its Sea Otter booth brought news of interesting additions to its EDC steerer tube hidden tool.
The EDC tool has found instant favour with racers and with riders who like to travel light (but who don’t want to travel unprepared…) The tool is based on a cylinder that fits into your steerer tube from the top, that contains a tiny, but serviceable multitool, chain tool and with space for a CO2 inflator too.
The EDC has another addition (that fits into the same space as the tiny chain splitter) in the form of a tyre-plug tool. This little tuning fork fits below the tool and can be pre-loaded with a tyre anchovy, ready to seal at a moment’s notice – something that can often mean that you can plug the tyre before all the air falls out of the tyre and, at the very least, get to somewhere more convenient to reinflate the tyre properly.
The OneUp dropper was admired in the flesh at the Sea Otter, and we finally got our heads round how the funny travel-reducing shim works. The chance to see how the thumb lever falls under the thumb was good too. There’s very little thumb movement needed to operate it, which keeps a stronger grip on the bars than other thumb levers and reduces the chances of you being bounced off the grips in the bumpy stuff.
The final thing that OneUp wanted to show was the comparative lengths of its posts. As well as having an option to have an in-between drop, perhaps if the longest drop post option is just 10mm too tall for you and your bike, it also has a shorter static body than some other posts, seen here with a RockShox Reverb (also with 170mm drop) for comparison.