"Would I be right in thinking that the KS or kind Shock or Pure Racing i900 and i950 are at the top of the pile in terms of performance/longevity?"
Nope, Gravity Dropper are. Though KS do seem to have finally got their product up to scratch too, and have an extra inch of drop. Still, the gravity droppers are lighter and have proven reliability.Posted 7 years agofirestarterSubscriber
gravity dropper is top of the pile imo. I dont think it adds much weight to be honest . Not sure of the difference to the thomson i swapped it with but i sure as hell cant feel it. I use it loads now too much more than i thought i would. Get the remote one tho 🙂Posted 7 years agograhamt1980Member
No idea why they have so much over spares, I have had mine about 3 years now, the only thing I have had to do is to take the lever and the magnet bit apart and grease them as they were starting to get sticky. Too much mud. Apart from that no issues at all. And that was simply because I wanted to make it easier to drop using the leverPosted 7 years agoswallowMember
Been thinking about getting one of these for some time, actually a few years. Now there seems to be a good few on the market.
Would I be right in thinking that the KS or kind Shock or Pure Racing i900 and i950 are at the top of the pile in terms of performance/longevity?
Any thoughts/experiences appreciatedPosted 7 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
They're not that heavy coffeeking, a gravity dropper turbo is about 450g complete for the 400mm post, which isn't so much more than a Thomson 400mm at 290g claimed. I'm a total weightweenie but this I don't object to as it just makes such a big difference to my riding.
Always I say the same thing… If you're riding at an "up or down" place, like Glentress for example, where you climb and then you descend with fairly little climbing inbetween then it's just a convenience tool. But if you're somewhere like Kirroughtree, or just out on a nonpurposebuilt trail, that's when it really comes into its own.Posted 7 years agoconvertSubscriber
Got a i900 and my one and only ride on it has been mighty impressive. Way too early to see if will last yet and I have to say I am expecting the worst. I have a dedicated mud plugger which takes the worst of the winter rubbish so maybe the dropper on the "good" bike has a chance of lasting – fingers crossed.
The whole concept just seems so right for modern biking – proper height for where power is king, drop a little for trickier singletrack, drop a lot for proper down bits. By the end of 3hrs I was using it instinctively.
I have no real long term experience yet but so far I would say having one with a remote is a must as is one that will allow partial drop as well as fully dropped. I used 1 inch dropped more than fully dropped.Posted 7 years agorichwalesSubscriber
My gd just got back from the states after breaking under warranty (6 months old). 10 days turnaround, £10 cost to post. Didn't ask for Proof of purchase or owt. The bracket that holds the cable stop to the post was glued on and fell off. Could of fixed it myself but why waste warranty. It always had a few mm of play, which you don't notice riding. Use it far more on a ride than I thought I would. Very useful.Posted 7 years ago
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