Bestest 27.2 droppers for not much wonga?
I’ve been very unimpressed with my Hilo, but only had it for a week before I had a bit of a crash so haven’t had chance to cheek it out properly
It slips down of it’s own accord, so every 20 mins or so you have to hit the release button to get it back up to full height.
Plus when you do want to drop it, it’s slow and makes a scrapping noise
I’m guessing it might need more air and lubrication, but it’s a disappointment compared to the reverb on my other bikePosted 4 years agojamesozMember
If you’re heavy, avoid the gravity dropper style ones (TMars etc) as the holes in the shaft that the pin locks into are a weak point and they can crack. Learnt that one the hard way.Posted 4 years ago
Hilo for me now for that reason. The seat clamp isn’t ideal but it does mean the saddle will move before the post bends.
Looking through the comments on Wiggle and a lot of people have sent them back. Screeching noise is a common problem.
Another problem I would add is that saddle is held by a single bolt, making it difficult to adjust to your desired angle. I also had it slip on me on one ridePosted 4 years agoBillOddieSubscriber
Not overly impressed with my Hilo as it lowers itself of it’s own accord. It’s manageable round my way as it’s constantly being raised and lowered. And on long climbs I don’t sit and spin the whole time i stand up every minute or so so I just have to remember to hit the button when I stand up.
I quite like the fact you don’t have to “bum tap” it like my old TMARS one though.
It’s better than a “normal post” but probably not worth the extra over a TMARS type.
I have heard of TMARS posts cracking and snapping too.Posted 4 years agojamesozMember
[/quote]Looking through the comments on Wiggle and a lot of people have sent them back. Screeching noise is a common problem.
Another problem I would add is that saddle is held by a single bolt, making it difficult to adjust to your desired angle. I also had it slip on me on one ride [/quote]
Lube the seal.
Not sure how much easier it could be to adjust the seat angle? Slacken the bolt, move seat, tighten bolt.Posted 4 years agorondo101Member
My Hilo developed a leak from the main seal within 6 weeks of use, where oil would migrate (in fairly significant volume) on to the outer surface, and then down the seat tube & seat stays, whilst in use. It’s back with Wiggle to see if they believe me or not. Hopefully they’ll replace it & we’ll see how the replacement does.
Am separately saving for a Thomson though, just in case.Posted 4 years ago
Not sure how much easier it could be to adjust the seat angle? Slacken the bolt, move seat, tighten bolt.
Yep, easy to change, but a pain to get at the right angle as it’s difficult to do small adjustments – the rail holders on each side have to be moved the same amount. Lubing them up helped, but that may increase the risk of them slipping again. Admittedly I do like to have my saddle as far back as possible, which obviously makes it more prone to tipping up, but try to avoid saddles with a single bolt adjustment.
Thanks for the advice on stopping the screeching – will give it a go when I’m able to get back on the bike !Posted 4 years ago
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