- Gravity dropper excessive maintenance?
I bought my Gravity dropper in 2005 and have used it regularly since, only really thinking about it when moving it to a new frame occasionally.
However last night when riding it seemed to be reluctant to move up and down and felt really sticky. So this morning I took it apart (no tools required) cleaned and greased it and after this 5 minute procedure it seems to be working perfectly again.
Surely a simple seatpost shouldn’t need this amount of maintenance? Should I buy something else instead? Maybe something by Crank Brothers???Posted 1 year agochiefgrooveguruMember
I feel a bit sad to be Gravity Dropperless now, after 5.5 years of using them – first a Classic 100mm 27.2 post that was in my Cotic Soul and worked for so long without maintenance that it seized in place. It’s out now but in pieces and needing rebuilding – the bike that replaced the Soul came with a 150mm Reverb Stealth and I like the extra drop but the button isn’t half as nice under the thumb as the GD lever.
And now the 125mm Turbo LP on my Spitfire has been replaced by a 170mm Reverb Stealth – the massive drop was just too tempting! I wonder if GD will come up with a longer drop version in the future? So I have that Turbo LP to rehome – along with a second outer tube so it’ll for 30.9 or 31.6 and a load of spare bushes and boots and even a spare lever.Posted 1 year ago
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