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  • Important issue, dropper post up or down for photos?
  • Premier Icon akira
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    I keep on seeing photos of bikes with the dropper post down, I personally think it should be up for photos as it just looks right.
    Consensus please.

    Premier Icon olly2097
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    Half way for me

    Premier Icon akira
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    I think that means you’re wrong twice.

    Premier Icon kerley
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    Removed and replaced with standard post as it looks better

    Premier Icon akira
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    Right, two options, up or down.
    No log burners, no boutique titanium posts, no picolax, just one or the other.

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    Never half way. Ever.

    Up for large bikes (avoids gate look).
    Down for small bikes (rad bikes looking radder).

    Premier Icon jimmy748
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    Up if the photo is taken with the device above the top tube, down if the photo is taken from down low.

    Premier Icon hooli
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    Depends on the bike and length of seatpost. Bikes with low top tubes and long posts look daft with the post up. I know because I have one.

    Premier Icon jp4urio
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    Depends on the spot! Out on the ridge of a hill/mountain with an epic view, up. Half way down a gnarly descent, down.

    The setup should suit the tone for sure.

    Premier Icon yetidave
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    down, my bikes look better with a shorter seatpost than i need to actually ride it with.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    The only way is up, baby.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    Right, two options, up or down.
    No log burners, no boutique titanium posts, no picolax, just one or the other.

    Watch out for the baby robins.

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    Half way for me

    Urgh, worst of both worlds. Like a semi erect penis, neither up enough to be useful, or down enough to be out of the way for riding. Mike Kazimer from that Pink website always does this.

    I’m in the up camp, because force of habit from the reverb mk1 days means I always have the dropper up when I get off the bike anyway.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Consensus please.

    😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😭

    Doesn’t matter. Not like the angle of your cranks in said pic…

    Premier Icon Kahurangi
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    Urgh, worst of both worlds. Like a semi erect penis, neither up enough to be useful, or down enough to be out of the way for riding.

    Mine’s normally half way down when I stop and climb off.

    Premier Icon oikeith
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    Saddle same height as bars

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Down unless the bike is hanging from something by the nose of the saddle.
    Then its up for seatpost not sucking air in reasons.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Right, two options, up or down.

    I suspect you will have a few that argue there isn’t a binary choice to make.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Down for a dirt jump bike, 4x bike or BMX, up for an xc, trail, aggressive xc, light enduro or full enduroist rig.

    Premier Icon convert
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    My jeans have a button fly so I can drop them to my ankles. This is very handy both in good times and when having a shart. However, no picture of me getting jiggy or have a dump with my trousers round my ankles is ever going to make it onto the internet. I treat my bike in the way I’d like to be treated myself.

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    I’m going to say up, but it probably depends on the angle.

    My evidence – no photos in this entire thread to back up opinions:

    Premier Icon chipps
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    Always up, for me. If it’s down, you can’t get an idea of the shape of the bike… Oh, and always right angle on, taken about waist height – for the same reasons (see the blue bike above, which appears to have a 24in front wheel and 36in rear wheel…) 🙂

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Down to show I how much gnarly shredding I’m doing as I ride through the middle of fields.

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    (see the blue bike above, which appears to have a 24in front wheel and 36in rear wheel…) 🙂

    Reverse Mullet innit

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    @kayak23

    You missed DH bikes from your list. There’s probably other N+1 niches which need your wisdom as well 😉

    Premier Icon akira
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    @chipps that’s a Ray Billy, quicker steering and extra momentum from the back. Thought you were supposed to keep up with trends.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    depends, if you are Foufou de Lala and you’re showing off your new carbon wonder bike, then as @chipps describes, proper picture please, but then again, some bikes look pretty damned cool with the post down.

    Premier Icon chipps
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    Oh, well, if it’s a Ray Billy, then that’s just fine. You could have lined the cranks up though…

    Saying that, though, there’s another one to ponder. Cranks level (nearest crank forward, of course)? Or with the drive crank at about 4 o’clock so that it fills the negative space better? (That is seriously Orange’s reasoning for their crank angles in studio shots…)

    It’s a fashion minefield!

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Orange and fashion in the same sentence?
    😉

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    and always right angle on, taken about waist height

    Hell no! It’s not a passport photo!

    Composition is everything.

    Particularly with something like a fatbike, you want to accentuate the tyres and so a low angle, sometimes the actual floor, front or rear is best.
    Bikes look flat side on, like a technical drawing.

    Premier Icon mudeverywhere
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    Up, unless it looks completely out of place for the setting, like halfway down the Champery DH track or similar.

    Premier Icon akira
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    Not my photo Chipps, my cranks are always level I’ll thank you very much.

    Premier Icon discod
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    Down

    Premier Icon timbog160
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    Up

    Premier Icon homatron
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    28.99% up. There’s no other way.

    Premier Icon chiefgrooveguru
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    Down!

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    Up! There are some bona fide monsters on here!

    Premier Icon 10
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    Up.

    Premier Icon Bagstard
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    Down, at full extension my saddle is up in the clouds!

    Premier Icon dove1
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    Up.
    Down makes it look like a small child is riding an adult’s bike.

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