? best 27.2 dropper
I have an early KS i7 (27.2mm)that I will not vouch for. It has started to sag when sat on by around 20mm at the top, more if half way up.
It can be repaired (spoke to the new distributor) but the bit that is failing is a sealed unit and will cost £70 to replace.
It hasn’t had that much use as its on my second bike.
I’m going to keep my ear to the ground regarding he Thompson one when its available. Hopefully it will be as good as its brand name suggests.Posted 3 years agob rMember
I’ve got this:
Mine came with the remote but I don’t use it as there was also a neat handle for under-seat use.
Works well, and maintenance wise, I just clean it and lube with suspension fluid.Posted 3 years agodvatcmarkMember
I’ve had an x fusion on now for a year, it has to go back under warranty straight away due to a duff seal but since then it’s worked flawlessly.
Before that I tried a ice lift and that snapped after about 2 months.
The best will undoubtedly be the Thompson when that comes out shortly but it won’t come cheap.Posted 3 years agoMartynSSubscriber
I’ve got an xfusion Hilo sl.
It has been a massive massive pain in the arse. Been back 3 times.
Had a standard Hilo (sl was a free upgrade after my Hilo was trashed when it was back for warranty work) the seat lamp on the Hilo is useless, I couldn’t get it done up tight enough to stop the saddle moving if I shifted my position. the clamp on the SL is much better
However it’s working now and whilst it’s working, it’s quite good.Posted 3 years ago
I think I’ve been a bit unlucky though. I’m looking at the RSP 27.2 dropper for my hard tail, anyone out there got one??faustusSubscriber
Specialized are also going to be releasing (at some point) an XC short travel Command post in 27.2 Only 50mm travel, but it might be good and seems light – bike shops expect it to be fairly cheap too (so I hear):Posted 3 years agooldnpastitSubscriber
I have a T-Mars. It survived a week in Spain without any obvious issues. It’s very cheap and I’m pretty happy with it. Only complaint is that the travel is a bit short at 100mm. If I was buying again, I’d want one with a bit more (or go to less hilly places or develop some actual skill).Posted 3 years agofunklenutMember
I’ve got a 27.2 xfusion HiLo that I’m planning on putting on the classifieds when I get a moment. I’ve not had any problems with it, has remote, but has under seat lever bits with it if you aren’t interested in the remote faff. If you’re interested I can try and put an ad up with pics later.Posted 3 years agoBillOddieSubscriber
I have had a cheap TMARS which was good until it snapped.
It was warrantied however and I sold the replacement. I weigh 93kg in my pants so that might have been an issue.
I’m now on my 2nd HiLo… the first one crept down and was replaced under warranty.
The replacement then decided to blow an air seal which meant that it didn’t return once dropped without manual assistance.
This was fixed again under warranty (via Wiggle, took ages, required some chasing) and it has behaved on the 3 rides I have used it on since.
Would I buy another HiLo? Probably not. Would probably buy a Gravity Dropper, whilst not infinetly adjustable, the fact you can buy all the spares from CRC or direct and service the thing yourself counteracts that.
Was pondering a new frame and the choice is between one with 30.9 and one with a 27.2 and I think the GD is that well thought of I wouldn’t let the 27.2 seatpost bother me…Posted 3 years ago
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