- Gravity Dropper Descender seatpost
The Descender is exactly the same as the Turbo, but without the remote lever. Which is a bloody stupid idea frankly, get one with a remote- you might think it's easy to reach the lever, and it is, on a canal path… But at times when you'll actually want to use it in a hurry, your hands will be busy with not crashing.
If you do foolishly get the Descender, you can add the Turbo kit later, for about £70. And you will probably want to. The dropper without the remote just drove me mad, all the potential of a dropper post but without half of the actual usefulness. Still, if you can get a good price for a Descender it can still be economic to upgrade.
For the post itself, it's brilliant- tough, reliable… They do have a wee bit of play but nothing severe, some people hate that but I only notice it when I feel for it. I wasn't totally sold on the idea, like most people, but I wouldn't be without it now I've tried one. Mine's not needed any replacement parts, or even any noteworthy servicing but when it does, the bits are easy to find and the construction is simple, it's just a stick and a spring.Posted 8 years agobobloMember
One word (sentence) of caution; the little box on the stick (the one the wire goes in and makes it all work) is only bonded on. They can and do come off. Mine did with very little provocation and it's a bit of a faff to re-epoxy without clogging up the works or you have to send it back to get it repaired.
I'd reinforce it with a couple of cable ties to help avoid any chance of separation…Posted 8 years ago
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