- Riddle me a dropper seat post!
Ok, so I’ve decided it’s time I joined the future and I’m going to get a dropper post for my PP Shan.
It needs to be 150mm drop, 30.9 diameter, externally routed. I’m trying to get one where the activation is from the seat post collar rather than the clamp to avoid long cables.
Unfortunately my Google-fu is failing me and I can’t find one that fits this, any suggestions on what to go for?Posted 5 months agotomhowardSubscriber
You can pick them up 2nd hand as people don’t like them and want a bar lever. Put up a wanted ad.
OP hasn’t said he wants a seat mounted lever, just for the cable to be connected at the collar, rather than where the seat is attached.
Levers under the seat almost totally defeat the point of a dropper IMOPosted 5 months agoidiotdogbrainMember
I’d say suck up the loss of 25mm travel and get the external Brand-X: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/brand-x-ascend-ii-105mm-125mm-dropper-seatpost/rp-prod159176
TranzX list the JD-YSP29 as a 150/170mm version of that but it doesn’t seem to be for sale anywhere.Posted 5 months ago
Thanks guys, good food for thought. I think I’m torn between the Lev and a Brand X.
Lev seems to tick most of the boxes but is more expensive and sounds a little temperamental from reading some customer reviews and the Brand X which is shorter travel than I’d like.
Hmmmm…Posted 5 months ago
So ordered the PNW 170mm dropper on Wednesday, arrived yesterday, fitted in 30 minutes 🙂
Really nicely made, no wobble or movement (apart from up and down obvs) and really easy to install and set up.
No idea on longevity obviously but will report back once I’ve used it for a bit.
Got 10% off with the welcome10 code which pretty much covered the shipping in case that’s useful to anyone else!Posted 4 months agoThe Flying OxMember
I’ve got two KS Dropzones, one seatpost-lever and one handlebar-lever. They’ve both been utterly faultless and the bar-lever one is knocking on for 5 years old now. I’d go for a bar clamp lever though, I find it much easier to use than reaching under the saddle.
If you can suck up an inch less travel you can get the KS ETEN (which I’m guessing is the non-laidback current equivalent) for under £80 on JensonUSA.Posted 4 months ago
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