- Which 27.2 uppy downy seat post?
After the many adjustment stops on the ride yesterday thinking of trying one.
I’ve done a search and seen the gravity dropper mentioned and the X-Fusion Hilo.
Would it be better to have one with a remote or is the seat lever ok in use?
Also can anyone tell me the measurement from the minimum insert mark to saddle rail on the Hilo as they’re 380mm long and not sure that’ll be enough for me.
TIAPosted 6 years agoNonsenseMember
Make sure you get a remote model. I had a lever activated Joplin and it was a real pain. Gravity droppers are heavy, ugly but work well. Hilo posts are supposed to be pretty good or I think there is a Pure Racing KS post with a piggyback that will fit skinny seatposts.Posted 6 years ago
got mine here…
works well using the under the seat lever – but I have two bikes to swop between.Posted 6 years agoGary BanhamMember
I use a Gravity Dropper Turbo of the up or down two position type and it’s ugly compared to others but I LOVE it! It’s mechanical and easily cleaned and serviced and if you watch your southern regions I love the way it shoots up quickly but I have once caught the my crown jewels – eeak!
I’m spending a lot of money on a new bike and instead of buying a new post I’m going to shim it and use the GD, it just works for me and that’s all that counts.Posted 6 years agocycl1ngjbMember
I used to have a Joplin 3 (non remote post), with the benefit of hindsight I should have gone for the remote version. Lowering the post is usually fine, but to raise you have to ride 1 handed while standing up & pulling the lever.
I got rid of the Joplin as it was unreliable, but am now looking at getting a 27.2mm dropper post & switching it between my bikes via a shim (one needs a 27.2mm seatpost, the other a 31.6mm).
From what I’ve heard its a choice between the ugly but reliable Gravity Dropper & the pretty, but higher maintenance KS post. I haven’t heard much about the X-Fusion.Posted 6 years ago
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