- full sus / dropper post – workstand solutions?
Ive recently upgraded to a full sus bike, with obligatory dropper post which is great.
however, due to the frame design, I now have nowhere to clamp the bike in my work stand without clamping around the dropper post, which may or may not damage it.
Does anyone have a solution?Posted 4 years ago
How do shops get around this?sam_underhillSubscriber
Some jobs are slightly more of a PITA but generally my sprint workstand is a good option when droppers are involvedPosted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
I got one of these;
cable runs meant I couldn’t raise the seatpost easily without cuttingzip ties etc, frame tubes on my Maverick didn’t allow clamping due to shape.
I’ve been pleased with this solutionPosted 4 years agochrisdwSubscriber
I clamp on my frame too with the clamp supporting under the top tube.
It doesnt require much tightening, just enough to stop it moving around.
In my head it makes more sense than clamping on the seatpost which, with the whole bike hanging on it, is probably subjected to a fair chunk of leverage.
Edit: What do you think your seat clamp does to the dropper? It probably exerts more compression forces than the work stand and it still works fine doesnt it? Just don’t clamp the slidey bit as you might scratch it.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I either clamp on frame- I can see that being an issue with super-light thinly butted frames but mountain bikes aren’t generally delicate- or drop the post to its lower setting then raise it by the same amount (where it’s a top-exit cable).
If it’s a bottom exit or stealth I’d hope I’d remembered to leave enough slack in the cable!Posted 4 years ago
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