your one bike upgrade
I like both…
The dropper for me just makes things easier especially if your a serial post dropper like I was. I was always stopping and faffing with my post height because I hate riding fun stuff with my saddle up. Using my a Reverb had become second nature now and it’s been flawless for the best part of 18 months. I do take it off for uplift days though because I’m paranoid of killing the lever.
But lighter wheels do make the bike feel better to ride everywhere.
However wheels are easy to justify, a posh dropper post isn’t. If you drop your post a lot and have so e cash stashed away I’d get the dropper first.Posted 3 years agocreameggMember
You’ve got wheels already, they’re round, they spin, they work. Get a dropper, one of the best components on my bikes. Some people may not see the benefit but that’s down to the type of riding and trails. Everyone I know who has one doesn’t know how they managed before and all think why the hell did they resist getting one for so long and faffing all the time raising and lowering the seatpost manually.Posted 3 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
If on the other hand you prefer blasting down steep technical terrain then a dropper post would be more suitable.
Or just riding around any corner at full speed. The more undulating the singletrack, the more useful a dropper is. I know I’m in a minority but I’d find it really annoying to have a dropper post remote so fragile that I’d want to take it off for uplift days – Gravity Dropper FTW!Posted 3 years agotomdSubscriber
It does depend on what type of riding you do. If you prefer riding uphill & flat/XC blasting then wheels would be more beneficial. If on the other hand you prefer blasting down steep technical terrain then a dropper post would be more suitable.
This makes a lot of sense.Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Re the wheels… This sounds like nerdy weightweenyism but have you ever weighed the tyres and tubes? You can sometimes, with OEM, get as much benefit as you’d expect from a wheel swap, just by replacing an overweight standard component. I found 350g of inner tube per end in one bike.Posted 3 years ago
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