- Dropper post – anyone gone back?
Not a chance. I rode the OHs before he got a dropper and mine was getting tweaked. I hated every minute of it and it gave me a bad back from having to struggle with the seat too low after I’d dropped it because I was too lazy to stop and get off and put it back up again!Posted 4 years agoGEDAMember
Yes but then I don’t sit down that much so do not mind running my seat post lower. I just got a second hand gravity dropper and the mechanical nature of it appeals to me as one other the reasons I could do without it is having one more thing to go wrong that I can’t fix. If you like sitting down for fire roads/do not have that strong legs or just like riding with a saddle up your arse you probably will not go back. Otherwise just run your saddle lower.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
I won’t be going back.
I hate riding anything fun with my post up so used to spend loads of time faffing putting my post up and down which meant stopping. Being able to do it in the fly is much easier.
I bought my Reverb earlier this year and its been great so far although I do worry about the lever so run it under the bars where my left hand shifter would be. They’re easy to bleed but are quite heavy.Posted 4 years agoBillOddieSubscriber
They are ace and I probably wouldn’t go back as I have now been spoilt and changed my cornering technique to suit a lower seat (ie I now coroner properly).
That being said… the choices for 27.2mm seat tubes are limited to either cheap and “ok” TMARS types, expensive KS Levs, expensive gravity droppers or X Fusion Hilo (which have issues.
I have a Hilo at the moment and love the infinite adjustment and lack of “bum tapping” needed to get it to return.
I dislike the fact that it descends when you sit on it (rate of 1cm every 5 mins or so) so you have to hit the remote when stand up to pop it back up. And the remote is a rattly cheap piece of s*** which has developed more slop than is reasonable.Posted 4 years agoStefMcDefSubscriber
Got a 27.2mm Forca Vario on my Salsa Selma.
Very rudimentary, with only two positions, but comparatively light for a dropper post, very straightforward mechanically and easy to maintain.
For the mainly XC trails on the IOW where I live where the techy descents I need it for are relatively few and far between, it’s ideal.
On the odd occasions I’ve fitted the old post that it replaced, I’ve missed and put it back on soon after.Posted 4 years agoThe PinksterSubscriber
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What a terrible thought. I really miss my Reverb when I’m on my HT but I can’t fit one to it because of the bizarre seatpost size.
What size? 27.2 KS Lev is working well for me.
It’s an older bike with something like 30.6mm. TBH it needs to be pretty long as well so I would worry about damaging a dropper, even if I could fit one.
The Thudbuster I’ve got works fine on it most of the time though, with a shim.Posted 4 years ago
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