Which reliable dropper post has the most layback?

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  • Mary Hinge
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    I have a Gravity Dropper 3+1 which is super reliable and easy to service. Over 5 years old now and still going strong.

    I could do with a bit more layback to get my position right. The GD is inline.

    Are there any that give good layback, but are as reliable as the GD?

    Or is layback simply a no-no on droppers due to pulling the post off centre or something?

    Mackem
    Member

    Slightly longer stem?

    dantsw13
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    I’ve not seen a layback dropper. I’d have thought they would would work best with an inline clamp, so the force goes straight down the line of the dropper mechanism.

    rob jackson
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    dan – Joplin, KS i900 to name 2

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    I beam mod for your gravity dropper , i got mine from gd in the usa

    tpbiker
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    loads of layback on an ks I900

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    RASE ? – if they’re still in business (website looks a bit abandoned re new model)

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I spoke to gravity dropper back when the ibeam was launched- they mentioned that using it with a lot of layback might cause problems as it puts more sideways stress on the post.

    KS has a respectable amount of layback but not huge

    Mary Hinge
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    Thanks folks, will have a look at those.

    @Mackem – Had a Retul fit a while back which set my saddle position relative to BB, and GD won’t go back far enough.

    I-beam GD conversion sounds interesting.

    dantsw13
    Member

    Maybe this is one of the reasons for the Joplins lack of reliability.

    Mackem
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    No idea what a Retul is but I had a similar issue where I thought I needed a bit more layback. Randomly tried a longer stem and hey presto – perfect!. Of course, horses for courses and all that. Just thought it might have been worth a try.

    IA
    Member

    The answer to the OP is a specialized command post blacklite.

    1″ layback, 120mm and 30mm drop positions, mine’s been great.

    I tried my Reverb with the saddle right back, it didn’t work (busings binding so wouldn’t drop) unless you shifted your weight foreward so i put it back in the cetner of the rails.

    C’mon Cannondale, a droper absed on the Lefty (which obviously works with off center loads)!

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