Dropper seat posts

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Dropper seat posts

Postby Wayfarer » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:27 am

I've seen these around a fair bit, but didn't know much about them. Are they a worthwhile advantage, or just a marketing hype?
What are these salesmen peddling?
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Re: Dropper seat posts

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:15 am

Yes, they are great.

See here
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Re: Dropper seat posts

Postby Ronp » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:14 pm

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Yep i got one on mine and use it every ride, i do a lot of jumping and dropping the seat on the go is fantastic. im not a fan of the remote one though.
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Re: Dropper seat posts

Postby Ronp » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:16 pm

hmmm the pic didnt work, i cant figure it out
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Re: Dropper seat posts

Postby Nobody » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:21 am

Ronp wrote:hmmm the pic didnt work, i cant figure it out
You need to use a hosting site like http://www.photobucket.com and upload the image to there. Then you use the link provided by the hosting site to post here.
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Re: Dropper seat posts

Postby floody » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:26 am

They are awesome. One of the best things to happen in the last decade or so for more aggressive trail riding. In a way it transforms the capability of a lot of bikes for getting rowdy on the descents. I fully endorse the KS, Fox, Specialized and Rockshox ones.

I suspect a lot of people think lowering the seat is so you can stick your arse out the back easy on super steep rolldowns, but in reality it lets you move around the bike much better on all descents, easier hopping, jumping and manualling etc. Only downside is the weight is pretty killer.
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