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 Post subject: dropper post for xc
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:31 pm 
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I'm building a new hard tail race bike and I'm thinking about buying a dropper post.
I never rode one on an actual trail ride but I know that a lot of trail riders that use it for the technical stuff.
If I'm being totaly honest, I'm a road rider and road races are my goal for this year, but I love mountain biking and I race in about every XCM race on the national calender (about once a month) and in some of the XCO races.
I have some doubts about buying one and I wanted to know if you have expirience in using a dropper post for racing.
which model do you recommend? I need 27.2 and weight is a concern :twisted:

thank you :D

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Specialized had a "mini" dropper the XCP. It drops down only 35mm.

I got a chance to ride around with one. It doesn't go as far down like a traditional dropper...but it does go down enough to clear the thighs on steep sections and not have the saddle in your chest when your butt is over the rear wheel.

Its is on the expensive side at 450usd.

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 Post subject: Re: dropper post for xc
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There is also the KS Lev carbon which is a 65mm drop (I think) also pricey though, but is available in 27.2. The thomson elite dropper is also available in 27.2


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I am also looking for a 27.2 mm dropper post. Does anyone know if the Rock Shox Reverb will be available in 27.2 mm diameter soon?

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 Post subject: Re: dropper post for xc
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There are cheap and simple tiawanese cable actuated/spring dropper posts available on ebay, like this http://www.attackmtb.com/review-tmars-dropper-post/

I've thought about getting one and seeing how much could be replaced with carbon/ti parts - this should be fairly easy to do due to the 100% mechanical composition with a chopped carbon seatpost tube, ti clamps/bolts, lightweight cable and housing, and perhaps a ti spring?

Something I think it would be worth looking into anyway - I think it would be cheaper than something hydraulic from the likes of specialized/ks and should end up fairly light, or at least lighter than the 410g claimed weight of the ks lev carbon


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the_marsbar wrote:
I am also looking for a 27.2 mm dropper post. Does anyone know if the Rock Shox Reverb will be available in 27.2 mm diameter soon?


I'd be surprised. I tried a Thomson yesterday & its actually smoother in use than the reverb & the remote is easier to use.

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