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  • wors
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    Xfusion hilo, no problems so far. Great bit of kit

    Gravity Dropper is pretty good. Even if it fails, it’s a doddle to strip and GD are great to deal with.

    Gravity Dropper. Still working great after over two years on my lone MTB ridden in all weathers with just one service.

    IHN
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    TMARS one from eBay, I like it. Sure, the seals may not be as great as the expensive ones, but it’s a piece of weewee to strip, clean and grease when needs be, and the addition of an inner tube ‘gaiter’ over the whole lot stops anything much getting in there anyway. I’ll take and pic of mine if I get a chance.

    One of these:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TMARS-2013-MODEL-419D-PRO-REMOTE-DROPPER-27-2mm-SEATPOST-3-HEIGHTS-/251247848914?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item3a7f89edd2

    nixon
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    Would you happen to know how much that TMARS one weighs, IHN? Cheers

    seavers
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    Gravity dropper turbo. Really expensive though. Got one on sale but was going to go for the HiLo.

    The GD really has been a cracking post for the last year, not one problem…not yet had to service. Like the fact it can be easily stripped when necessary and parts are readily available and don’t cost the earth.

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    Xfusion hilo, no problems so far. Great bit of kit

    I’ve got one of these on the 2Souls jerry – you can have a look on Friday.

    Muke
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    Xfusion hilo, no problems so far. Great bit of kit

    +1

    seavers
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    Just a thought on the TMARS post.

    I had one, or one of the many variants, before buying the GD. I didn’t rate it at all. I found the remote to be awkward to use and the seat would not always return fully to the highest position.

    A dropper post has to work well and quickly for it to be worth having and enhance your riding. From my experience it was a hindrance. Buy cheap buy twice bla bla bla.

    clubber
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    second hand hilo for me too. it needs regular lubing externally but works well.

    singlecrack
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    Ok so what are my options …….what have you got …and how do you rate it ??

    dvatcmark
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    I had a tmars and it bent on the second ride. Bought a hilo to replace it and it’s been faultless to date.

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Another happy GD Turbo user here.

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    GD turo, go for about 80quid s/h on pinkbike etc

    GD in the states are really helpful and have have repaired mine for cost of postage even though im not the 1st owner

    Premier Icon rockhopperbike
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    anyone know where you can get a G dropper turbo LP in the uk at the mo????

    seavers
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    Was just looking at the difference in the LP and the Turbo. TBH I can’t see anything that makes me think the Turbo a bad buy.

    LP gets you…..

    Lower profile unit that is rotated 90° resulting in cleaner cable routing

    Requires 1/4 inch less exposed seat post in order to ride each drop length

    Upgraded 2024 aluminum resulting in a 500% increase in strength

    New more flixible cable housing for better cable routing

    More clearance for the back tire

    Turbo LP unit now bolted to the post instead of bonded

    17 gram reduction in weight.

    All seems a bit meh to me. The turbo just works. And you can buy one in the UK.

    andyl
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    I keep seeing that GDs are cheap for parts yet they seem to be un-proportionately expensive. Yet Reverbs can be picked up cheaper than a GD Turbo but the parts seem to cost a fortune….I wonder if it’s cheaper to build a GD from parts? 🙂

    Premier Icon rockhopperbike
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    main thing for me is the stronger Alu that they used- I guess my 90kilos will give a skinny seatpost a workout!

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    Tmars here. Great bit of kit for the price. As has already been said, doddle to strip and clean, and once you’ve given it a proper grease it works fine. £68 v £200+ no brainer imo.

    Oh and who cares about weight for £68!!

    rc200f8
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    ks lev- it’s great!

    Gravity Dropper. Still working great after over two years on my lone MTB ridden in all weathers with just one service.

    Gravity dropper turbo. Really expensive though. Got one on sale but was going to go for the HiLo.

    The GD really has been a cracking post for the last year, not one problem…not yet had to service. Like the fact it can be easily stripped when necessary and parts are readily available and don’t cost the earth.

    Two of us had both ours fail on a group ride in a very wet Afan. However, a strip and a lube later (five minute job that could even be done trailside) and it was fine. I found using Fork Juice on it also helped a lot.

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