- 27.2 dropper posts on a budget-Reliable??
I’ve got an ICE lift v8. It’s a bit of a mixed bag. The post needs regular maintenance in winter. Think every two or three rides. But it only takes five minutes.
It also does its uppy downy thing better the more the bushings are worn in, but this wear equates to play at the saddle. The remote is simple, but easy to repair apart from cable routing. Gear cable works.
You pays your money and you takes your choice, but on the whole I think it is worth it.Posted 4 years agoblandMember
Got a gravity dropper remote to get rid of, has an extra hole drilled in it for about 1.5″ drop too if you are interested? Great post, and in some ways I prefer it to my reverb as you know where your seat will be and servicing it is as easy as it gets, however it looks stupid in a 34.9mm cube seat post hole with 2 shims to make it fit!Posted 4 years agopetersnellMember
I’ve had my t-mars dropper for 6 months now, it’s a bit clunky but works. Just need to give it a clean and grease every so often to keep it sweet. You get a bit of side to side movement with the saddle but its not noticeable when riding. Think I paid £80 ish from British e-bay seller.Posted 4 years agomintimperialSubscriber
I ran my X-Fusion HiLo through a good 12 months or so of properly shite weather last year, the anodising is now a little faded and it needed the seals cleaning last winter but it’s still working as well as it ever did. The cable it came with was bobbins so that got replaced straight off, and it’s not as slick or definite in action as the Reverb I’m currently running, but then the Reverb cost more than twice what I paid for the HiLo. It’s not a bad bit of kit at all.
I got mine from one of those German sites for a little over a hundred quid if I recall correctly.Posted 4 years agojamesozMember
I bent one of the gravity dropper clones riding round Swinley within a month. Replaced it with a X Fusion HILO and it survived Scottish and welsh trail centres and the Megavalanche. I’m pretty heavy (95kg) so the cheaper post may be fine for the lighter rider, but for myself the hilo is worth the extra.Posted 4 years agomattbeeSubscriber
Had my Traildrop, basically the TMars one for over a year now. Admittedly not much more than 2 or 3 hours a week use but it has lasted well with just a quick degrease every few rides. Changed the bushes about a month ago as the waggle was getting a bit pronounced but its back to being fine again.Posted 4 years ago
The remote does take a bit of getting used to, along with the timing of the bum tap to raise it but the only thing I’d like would be an extra position. Just can’t bring myself to drill a hole in it myself…StuESubscriber
http://r53sport.com/index.php/products/ice-productsPosted 4 years ago
If you don’t want to buy off ebaymumuMember
Here you can get it cheaper:
Does anyone know if it’s easy to modify the post, so it can be used without remote?Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
go cheap or go expensive for possible piece of mind. Far-east Tmars are, what, £70, or the same post rebranded to the french firm ICE, then imported, then sold by UK retailers retails for £120, so youre paying for an extended supply chain and hopefully better customer support.
If you want cheap and not far-eastern then youre going to have either buy from a european supplier at in-between price and hope they’ll offer back-up, or go used (X fusion HiLo, Gravity Dropper, KS i950 or Lev).Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
Not as far as I know. That particular job left me nearly puce with rage and a cable only just long enough after being frayed and cut about five times. A blob of solder or melted plastic to bind the cable end together might help.
As I said above, the pro’s of these posts do outweigh the cons. Just.Posted 4 years ago
Thats the one i bought, no probs so far, used in the sandy gritty south of England.Posted 4 years ago
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