- Which dropper ? Is brand x ok
I have just bought one from Wiggle in 30.9 / 150mm flavour to replace a two year old Giant Contact SL dropper which I knackered while servicing. First observations were that the finish / anodising isn’t quite as good as the Giant but not far off. Second observation was that there is zero play in the shaft whereas my Giant had tons of play from new, and so did the warranty replacement when I returned it.Posted 1 month ago
I am using it with a Wolf Tooth remote and Shimano SP41 cable so can’t comment on the remote, other than it looks functional. It goes up and down with no dramas, can’t really ask for more.philjuniorMember
Brand X is good, but I would make sure you put some suitable grease in when fitting the remote cable (I used shimano cable grease to fit a replacement after a week or two, the original was barely moving. This period had to be fair involved the bike sitting out in the rain during a camping trip, but gear cables etc. did not experience the same -replacement cable has been fine since).
Apart from that, 1x lever works well, no issues with anything, and we were able to fine tune the drop with a oneup dropper spacer thingy. I need to check how much it weighs before deciding whether to get myself one to replace my severely scored Reverb.Posted 1 month agoKamakazieSubscriber
My old Brand-X was smoother and a bit more consistent in it’s return rate than my new OneUp but the lever is pretty poor.Posted 1 month ago
If you don’t need the longer versions that OneUp offer I’d definitely go for it. You can always get a cheap after market lever eg Bontrager or the ZTTO ones off ebay and still come in cheaper overall.hols2Member
Are the brand x ones false economy?
No, they seem to work fine. I replaced a couple of Reverbs with them. The Reverbs worked fine until they did the mysterious vanishing circlip trick just out of warranty, so it was cheaper to just replace them with Brand X. Functionally identical, much cheaper.Posted 1 month ago
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