- I just took a chance on a Tmars dropper post.
It cost £64 straight from Taiwan via eBay and it took a little less than a week with no import duties etc added on which I was happy about. I have fitted it per the, very basic, instructions and with a little cable adjustments which is built in to the cable now it looks ready to go. I will update after a ride either later or tomorrow. Let’s see how it performs on the trail!
Posted 4 years agodvatcmarkMember
Mine lasted 3 rides before it bent. No chance of a warranty claim with the tai seller so replaced it with a hilo from wiggle. The hilo is a different league in terms of build quality and performance and only cost 120.
With hind sight I should have bought the hilo in the first placePosted 4 years agobillybouldersMember
About 8 months now
lasted 3 rides
These things seem to be hit and miss. Mine lasted about 20 miles in all, during which time the cable had to be replaced (comes under general maintenance so excusable) and then the inner shaft cracked where the lowest of the three holes is drilled (could have been downright bloody dangerous!) and the pin would not stay in as the hole was deformed.
Sent it back to the UK ebay seller but I didn’t mention I knew exactly what was wrong as I did not want them accusing me of breaking it while stripping it down. Came back to me quite some time later after a less than friendly (on his part) email exchange having apparently gone “to our technical department for a minor adjustment” The minor adjustment seemed to consist of soaking it in WD40, it was absolutely dripping with it. Took the rubber gaiter off, the shaft was exactly the same as when I had sent it back. Raised a PayPal dispute and got my money back.Posted 4 years agodabbleMember
Mine lasted a couple of rides then it started dropping by itself(whilst I was sat on it), i’d do about 10 pedal strokes and then it would drop, i’d have to stand up on the pedals to get it to spring back up then repeat. No amount of stripping, greasing, cable tensioning would make it stay up past a few pedal strokes. It developed a couple of inches side to side play, i think the key it runs on must be made out of cheese. I think it cost me 60 quid with free postage.Posted 4 years ago
It did make me realise the joys of not having to get off and pop my seat down but my back was frigged after an hour or so riding with it dropping and having to stand back up every 5 seconds or so.
Would you put your front shifter under your saddle if you had a 5 speed cassette? Because that’s how often you’ll be using it…
Apart from an extra cable, with a remote there’s also yet another thing that can possibily fail. My friend has a Crank Brothers Joplin without remote and he’s pretty satisfied the way it works. Although he never tried one with a remote, so he can’t really compare.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
It always baffles me why people put cheap tat on expensive bikes.
If it helps I would not let you sit on mine 😉
Its not another component that can fail as i assume your bike also has a seatpost.
The worst that could happen on my GD is a cable issue[fraying] and I could manually shift it easily enough tbh- two screws to undo
Granted I may need to leave it up though as there is no room to drop but I do rate them tbhPosted 4 years ago
1. Undo the bit in the base of the seat post with Alan key.
2. Remove spring.
3. Remove saddle
4. Undo red screw cap holding on rubber seat boot
5. Take out inner seat post pole
6. Remove rubber boot
7. Clean everything
8. Grease everything
I think that’s most of it – mines due a service, but its been smooth for a few months now, so haven’t got round to it.Posted 4 years agostarfanglednutterMember
Mmmm, I was just debating whether to upgrade my Gravity Dropper crotch-grab to “Turbo” for £75, or sell it and drop the wad on a KS Lev 27.2 von Deutschland. Also looked at this but don’t fancy the red anodized and looks like the quality is hit and miss.
Any long term KS users on here care to comment on the longevity and servicing? The GD is so easy to service – biggest obstacle to swapping for me. And while the GD rubber boots is fugly compared to the gold tinged KS stanchion – the KS just looks like a rock target for the back wheel…Posted 4 years ago
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