Thompson Elite Dropper hydraulic seatpost
Sorry the bars are 750’s. There is a spare cable routing lugs on the underside of the top tube which I was going to use but I’m short about 5 inches of cable.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve done about 5 rides on one without the remote and stands up very well to the competition. Still has no play and feels good straight from the box. It’s fairly light and looks great on a black frame with gold Kashima fox forks and shock.
So I’ve finally got round to fitting up the remote once I’d got hold of some more cable inner and outer. It all fits up very well, though the cable retaining grub screw is very small and fiddly (also a nightmare to find if you drop it. I am going to play around a little with the positioning of the lever which does look sharp and which I’d like to get out the way so that it’s unlikely to take an impact if the bike and I part ways. Took it out for a spin last night in the rain and mud and all working well. The movement is super smooth and works really well. I really think that this will up the bench mark for dropper posts.Posted 4 years agothepuristSubscriber
I really think that this will up the bench mark for dropper posts
Why? It still has a flappy bit of cable, a slightly vulnerable looking actuator mechanism, a less than ideal lever on the bars and to top it all is supplied with a cable that’s too short. Oh and it’s about the most expensive out there.
They claim to have put a lot into the innards, but only time will tell how they actually compare in use.Posted 4 years agoandysandesMember
‘I really think that this will up the bench mark for dropper posts’
I’d argue its the reverb. Why would you want a cable when you can have a great feeling hydraulic button. I think they are miles ahead especially if you have a stealth one.
There is so much exposed cable begging to get covered in mud and then inside the outer cable it goes.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
andysandes – Member
Why would you want a cable when you can have a great feeling hydraulic button
Because cables are simpler, easier to work with, easier to get spares for or bypass. Hydraulic is nice when it’s working but I broke the lever on my KS in a crash in the alps, I just removed the cable entirely and operated it manually at the post end but if I’d wanted to fix it, I could have got every part required from any bike shop in the world for a couple of quid. Good luck with either of those with a reverb.
I saw a chap at glencoe who knocked the hose off his Reverb on the chairlift, then discovered he couldn’t drop the seatpost at all. That’s not really ideal there.Posted 4 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
You lot will be wanting pneumatic gears next
Shimano Airlines, anyone? Yes, please!
Or, what about this little beauty?Posted 4 years ago
really struggle to see why anyone would buy a dropper post thats not been tested in the real world for an extended period of time, for twice the price of a Reverb.
Sure it looks great, and its made by thompson, but they’re not exactly proven when it comes to making this kind of thing. Likewise don’t they all feel super smooth on the first few rides? (other than the gravity droppers, which ironically are the only ones that seem to last forever).
Interested to see feedback in 12 months, because it is a nice looking piece of kit.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
It’s a nice looking thing and it’ll be interesting to see how it holds up long term.
I’ve got a Reverb and have been really pleased with it so far but do worry about the cost of replacing the hose which seems totally OTT compared to what I paid for it. I’m just glad I didn’t cut the hose when I installed it on my SX or the switch to my Banshee frame would have cost a whole lot more.Posted 4 years ago
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