- Which ‘Gravity-Dropper seat post?
I’m looking for a remote, bar operated seat post ‘dropper’. There’s the Joplin from Crank Brothers and of course the Gravity Dropper. I can’t remember the other, new one I’ve seen around…
Which is the best of the offerings? I know they suffer from ‘play’, but from accounts this doesn’t seem to effect much from the saddle point of feelPosted 9 years ago
I just got a KS i900 from xxcycle in france for £108 delivered, pretty speedy too. I didn’t get the remote version as they didn’t have it in my size. Was hoping to add the remote kit later but it looks as though the cable stop is missing so I dunno if it will work.
Seems pretty decent but I’ve not tried it in anger yet.
edit: btw mine is in 30.9 sizePosted 9 years agofirestarterSubscriber
ive got one of the gd turbo multi ones not sure what they are called its full height/1 inch drop/3inch further drop on a remote
very good and works well more clucky than i expected but i guess thats what comes from keeping it simple and user servicable 😉
great bit of kitPosted 9 years ago
Quite a few problems with the command post according to page 2 of this thread http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=4897381&page=2Posted 9 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
Oh – and there’s one called the Sette Right too I think
That’ll be the Sette Ryde – cheap as chips from US website Pricepoint and comes in 27.2.
Posted 9 years ago
Just had a quick ride round on mine with the KS i900 fitted – feels fine using the lever on the post rather than a remote – though I guess if you were racing you might well want the remote.
Felt a bit dubious reaching between my legs to mess about with it in the car park outside. 😛Posted 9 years agoRepack RiderMember
Marin County, Cali
I’m addicted to changing saddle height for different conditions. I have one of each, a Crank Brothers on my new HiFi 29er and a Gravity Dropper on my old Stumpy.
The Crank Brothers is lever operated, under the seat, and after I got used to it, it’s instinctive, although I don’t operate it for a few feet of trail like I did with the bar-mount switch on the Gravity Dropper.
My complaint about the Gravity Dropper is the moronic cable routing, which the lever under the seat on the CB eliminates. There are several models, but on my Dropper the cable comes right out of the front of the post, and has to make a sharp bend to be affixed to the top tube. In addition to looping the cable strangely, the fixture where it enters the seatpost looks like it could break off and stab you in the leg.
The Gravity Dropper only stops at each end of the travel, but the Crank Brothers can be placed anywhere along its travel and stays there fine.
Orwell was a f#$king optimist.Posted 9 years agoagentdagnamitMember
A word on the Joplin (is anyone from Crank Bros reading?), one muddy ride on the Mendips and the whole thing needed dismantling, cleaning and regreasing. I now use an old shock boot to protect it from the worst of the crud that gets thrown up by the rear wheel.
Seems like the seals are far from perfect.
But when it works, it’s sweet. I dont feel that I need the remote, I like to fiddle around between my thighs.
Also, you will get several degrees of rotational movement with most seatposts of this type. Seems weird at first, but you dont really notice it when riding.Posted 9 years agomarkgraylishSubscriber
There are several models, but on my Dropper the cable comes right out of the front of the post, and has to make a sharp bend to be affixed to the top tube.
Spin the post around so that the cable exit is at the rear. An easy fix though potentially subject to more mud-infestation…
The Gravity Dropper only stops at each end of the travel
…depends on the model. Mine’s a 1″ or 4″ drop, though it is sometimes difficult to find the sweet-spot for the 1″ drop.Posted 9 years agobrantMember
Also, you will get several degrees of rotational movement with most seatposts of this type. Seems weird at first, but you dont really notice it when riding.
Not with the i900 that I’ve seen.
Hats off to Superstar – that was a nice product they picked up at Taiwan last year. They’ll be some fighting over the new models at the end of March.Posted 9 years agofatgitMember
I recently purchased a Maverick remote version off here.
It does have float in the saddle but I dont notice it when riding and I have used a gravity dropper in the past which did this also. Overall fairly happy with it but I have a couple of issues/questions:
1.There seems to be a point where, if its clamped in the frame, it stops the saddle returning to full height almost as if it was nipping the inner and outer tubes together
2. Even if I get it set up properly before the ride there seems to be times when it still doesn’t return to full height.
I took it to bits and it was fairly clean inside but I cleaned and re-greased it anyway but has anyone else experienced this.Posted 9 years ago
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