- Dropper post without remote – choices?
Not the usual dropper post suggestion thread, I’m after one that has a lever on the post, not handlebar (but the option to change would be a bomus). Reason is, its for my HT that I often change the seat/seatpost for the one on my lads tagalong (I leave a seatpost + seat in this for quick change over). Obviously, cutting cable ties and removing remote is a bit of a pain.
I’ve seen KS supernatural and GD descender, but are there any others? 27.2 diameter.
TIAPosted 5 years agoavdave2Member
I’m very tempted at that price, I like the idea of having both the remote and lever options. The only question is do I go for a 31.6 that’ll fit my C456 or a 27.2 that with a shim will fit just about anything. I’m currently running a shimmed 27.2 and that’s not given any problems with slipping so I’m leaning in that direction unless anyone gives me a good argument against it.Posted 5 years ago
Yup mine ordered 8pm Thursday arrived this morning, on standard delivery. Good job Wiggle. (27.2mm).
Seems to work ok without adding air, on a simple “up and down the street” test. Seat installation and adjustment was nae bother.
This is for my XC bike and I know my local trails well so I don’t see the need for the remote, going to try with the lever first.
I’m guessing they are reduced because maybe they are being discontinued, with a 125mm model now available. 100mm is more than I’ll ever need for the local flowy ST.Posted 5 years ago
27.2 XFusion HiLo update – it does the job fine. Having done a few rides using the under-saddle lever I installed the remote, rode with that last night, and won’t go back to the lever.
The supplied remote, cable and sheath all work fine for me.
I probably don’t use more than 30mm or 40mm of drop on my XC bike for local singletrack, so IMO 100mm is plenty of drop, I wouldn’t pay more for more drop.
No creaks, it all works OK. The seat clamp is easy to use. The saddle moves a couple of mm side to side but I don’t notice it riding, it’s a non-issue.
I am a dropper convert, and even on my weight-weenie SS rigid bike, I think the dropper earns its keep easily. It transforms the ride, and also is a bit handy when climbing out of the saddle to put the saddle well out of the way.
Wiggle seem to have cottoned on and put the price up to £175.Posted 5 years ago
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