KS i950 / other non-remote dropper posts
I’m looking at dropper posts and like the idea of not having the faff and additional point of failure of a remote.
Does anyone have experience of the KS i950? How easy is it to adjust on the fly in reality? Can you use it in conjunction with a QR, set to the top of the travel for easy return to the up position?
Any alternatives I should be looking into?
Sorry for all the questions, bit of a noob.Posted 5 years agotinman66Subscriber
Agree totally with honourablegeorge
I bought a X-Fusion Hilo with remote but decided against fitting the remote as I wanted to keep it faff free, plus I’m a tart and I like not having a cluttered bike.
10mins in to my first ride with the dropper I was regretting the decision. Without a remote, on really rough steep stuff you still need to stop or at least slow right down to take your hand off the bar long enough to drop the seat. You may as well just drop the post by hand.
The remote is definitely necessary if you want to get the most from the dropper post.Posted 5 years ago
I got the following reply from Pure Racing….
Hello the i900/i950 seatpost is 385mm long at full extension, and has 125mm of adjustment.
Minimum insertion is 100mm and maximum insertion is 200mm
The 2011 6″ i950 seatpost is 430mm long at full extension, and has 150mm of adjustment.
Minimum insertion is 100mm and maximum insertion is 220mm
If you want, I can double check the measurements, but given the amount I’ve got sticking out I’d suggest the figures above are pretty much spot on.Posted 5 years agohillspleaseMember
Avoid Crank Bros. Unless you want something that won’t hold air and then on a techy bit of black alpine lodge the saddle where it should not be lodged. Did add an exciting and unwanted element to the riding. The guide was also swearing fluently at his. Foreign travel – brilliant!Posted 5 years agoahwilesSubscriber
honourablegeorge – Member
Dropper post with no remote is missing the point completely.
i don’t know… i had a ‘standard’ gravity dropper, no remote, thought it was ace.
it din’t take long – couple of rides – to develop the knack of letting it up/down ‘one-handed’.
my next ‘dropper will be remoteless if possible.Posted 5 years ago
From the centre of the saddle rails to the bottom of the bulging collar on the post is ~183mm. Obviously this will vary a little depending on the angle the saddle is at, but I tried to measure as centrally as I could.Posted 5 years ago
Also bear in mind that the actuator (where the cable attaches) hangs over the seat collar, so a big fat QR might not be appropriate. Ming hangs over a little, but I’m just using a fairly slim non QR collar. I’m certain it would go down all the way.
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