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HanScalzo

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Which dropper...?
« on: 16, November, 2016, 03:04:11 PM »
Hey Folks - I think I remember a nice stream on this topic on the old forum, but don't think a new one has kicked off here yet...


So...


Had the non-Stealth, standard RockShox Reverb dropper on my (still stolen!) MTB, looking into what it's replacement might ultimately be, and Expert have the Fox Transfer in stock that they say has been generating steady business (at a cheaper outlay) - anyone any experience with one of these units...?


Cheers...

Scrivo

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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #1 on: 16, November, 2016, 11:18:39 PM »
Couldn't recommend a Reverb but would highly recommend the YEP Uptimizer. The build quality of it is fantastic. I haven't owned one of the new Fox ones.

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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #2 on: 16, November, 2016, 11:38:32 PM »
2nd vote for the Yep Uptimizer, no issues and the ergonomic of the actuator is fantastic, you can pull or push any direction and activate it. The remote is fairly easy to place on the handlebar.

Had a 1st generation reverb that gave a few troubles.

Never used the fox one.

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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #3 on: 22, November, 2016, 06:20:13 PM »
Yep also. Build quality is superb. Mad elk have said in the 3 years they sold them not one person has had to put there hand in there pockets for any issues.


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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #4 on: 23, November, 2016, 12:30:24 PM »
in the December mountain bike UK mag there is a test of dropper posts... There were 3 winners for different price points- one was reverb stealth which was tweaked for the latest version etc don't remember other two but can check if somebody is interested.

I have giant dropper post on two bikes and it died after one year of operation- was replaced on warranty though. It's one of the cheapest though at 169 pounds I think. Once it works it's very nice with smooth operation. I have yet to find a dropper which will last otherwise I might need to factor in a new dropper a year which at this money is not too bad.... Seems to be one of the weakest points of modern bikes

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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #5 on: 24, November, 2016, 11:58:21 AM »
I'm on the lookout for a dropper as well, so I just had a quick google, and 2 sites mentioned the 9Point8 Fall Line:
http://enduro-mtb.com/en/best-dropper-seatpost-can-buy/

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/dropper-post-test-review-six-2015.html

They are from much earlier in the year though, and quite expensive, so may have to wait or just get something cheaper!




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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #6 on: 24, November, 2016, 12:42:18 PM »
If you want to go down the cheap route, the Brand-X dropper (cable operated) is 155 on Chain Reaction. I'm probably going to pick one up, it has a 2 year warranty.


http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ie/en/brand-x-ascend-dropper-seatpost/rp-prod149024


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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #7 on: 24, November, 2016, 03:30:41 PM »
Merlin have Reverbs on offer, nearly at half their RRP. https://www.merlincycles.com/rockshox-reverb-seatpost-54780.html .... if you are looking for s 31.6mm or 34.9mm seat post.
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HanScalzo

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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #8 on: 25, November, 2016, 03:12:54 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback, folks - I'll let you know how it goes...!

WillG

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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #9 on: 09, December, 2016, 01:55:08 PM »
Read good things about the 9point8 fall line. Owned two Reverbs including the latest one. Nice when they are working but unreliable.

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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #10 on: 26, April, 2017, 05:01:19 PM »
Not sure if i should be posting a new topic or continuing this old one, but here goes!


I came across the RockShox Reverb here: https://www.bike-components.de/en/RockShox/Reverb-Stealth-150-mm-Seatpost-Left-MMX-Remote-2017-Model-p48430/


Has anybody ordered off that site before? Any issues etc? The prices in general look quite good. Strange that the 170mm dropper post (new option i believe) is cheaper than the 150mm option, where the other smaller sizes are cheaper again!




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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #11 on: 26, April, 2017, 06:27:17 PM »
Have a Brand-X Ascend dropper on a demo Big Wig and think its great, easy to maintain and does exactly what it says on the tin without messing with bleeds etc


https://www.epic-cycles.ie/collections/components/products/brand-x-ascend-dropper-post

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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #12 on: 26, April, 2017, 07:14:55 PM »
Not sure if i should be posting a new topic or continuing this old one, but here goes!


I came across the RockShox Reverb here: https://www.bike-components.de/en/RockShox/Reverb-Stealth-150-mm-Seatpost-Left-MMX-Remote-2017-Model-p48430/


Has anybody ordered off that site before? Any issues etc? The prices in general look quite good. Strange that the 170mm dropper post (new option i believe) is cheaper than the 150mm option, where the other smaller sizes are cheaper again!

I got some bits from them Finbar about a year ago - no issues

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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #13 on: 26, April, 2017, 07:41:46 PM »
Have one of these, the Brand-X dropper (cable operated) is 155, with only two rides on it.  It is not going all the way back up yet (3-5mm) but have oiled and it seems to want to.  Does with encouragement, but I've not tweaked any settings mind you.  I am sure it will once I use it enough and sort the cable routing.

Also have had two reverbs (external) and nothing bad to say about them.  Got first from CRC and second from merlin (cheapest at time).  Buy either but reverb if you have the dosh.

bike-comp... site is bang on if a little slow delivering.

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Re: Which dropper...?
« Reply #14 on: 27, April, 2017, 08:45:12 AM »
Have a Brand-X Ascend dropper on a demo Big Wig and think its great, easy to maintain and does exactly what it says on the tin without messing with bleeds etc


https://www.epic-cycles.ie/collections/components/products/brand-x-ascend-dropper-post


At the moment i'm on a 2x10 setup so can't use the brand-x lever, but if i was to upgrade, that would be an option, tho 120mm might be too small still.

 

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