- what cable dropper post? or should i get a 2nd hand reverb?
Brand X, but whether it’s better than a 2nd hand Reverb kind of depends whether you get a sagging Reverb and whether your cable stays dry.
Put a brand X on the OH’s bike, it’s really good but the cable got full of water and was practically unusable after a couple of weeks. New cable and it’s good as new, but I hope the replacement cable (inserted with plenty of cable grease on) is more durable than the last one.
I’ve been lucky with the sag on 2 Reverbs, she hasn’t and is currently arguing over a warranty replacement for a <1yo Reverb she’d sent back twice for sagging. I guess this means there’s little point in going for a new Reverb.Posted 1 month agomartinkielyMember
Brand X – I’ve got 2 (newish) ones, and haven’t had any issues with the remote. The newer ones have a paddle style remote, which is better than the one on the originals. There are probably better remotes out there, but until these stop working, I’ll stick with them! Both works as well as my Reverbs, which I never really had any issues with, just changed to get larger drops.Posted 1 month agoprawnySubscriber
Brand X or Oneup. I’ve had both, no problems with either, oneup lever is nicer, but is more expensive.
I’d probably go for the brand x unless you’ve got short legs or have sized up. I’d be stuck with a 100mm brand x on my Marin but I’ve spaced a one up down to about 155mmPosted 1 month agosootyandjimMember
Just spend a bit more cash and get a decent remote, such as a Wolftooth…
Or the far cheaper Ztto dropper lever.Posted 1 month agophiljuniorMember
I’d be stuck with a 100mm brand x on my Marin but I’ve spaced a one up down to about 155mm
I was informed a couple of weeks ago on this very forum that the one up spacer works in the Brand X. I can confirm this is the case from my experience.
If I was getting a new seatpost, I might very well consider a brand X as once you get to pulling the whole cartridge apart you’re spending ages or paying someone else new seatpost money to do the job. Also being able to space it to exactly the right drop for your frame is a bonus. And the new lever really is good unless you’re not running 1x.
edit – I’d probably put a shimano gear cable inner and outer on it too to avoid my damp problem above!Posted 1 month ago
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