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Price $479.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Easy setup, dampened return speed, no saddle play, consistent smooth performanceInfinite travel, smooth action, triggy remote, revive reset valveAffordable, very short stack and extended length, adjustable travel with shims, lightweightVery reasonably priced, comes in three drop lengths, adjustable air spring, smooth travelInnovative, easy compression, adjustable spring rate, six travel lengths, available parts
Cons Heavy, expensive, long overall lengthLonger extended length, expensiveRemote lever sold separatelyLonger overall length, no bling-factorFinicky installation-cable tension, poor performance if set up improperly
Bottom Line A high quality, top-of-the-line dropper post from the industry's king of seatposts, ThomsonThis small German component manufacturer is making one of the best dropper seatposts on the market todayIf you're looking to get the most drop possible, this affordable dropper can helpA very affordable dropper post that punches well above its price classA unique and thoughtfully designed dropper post
Rating Categories Thomson Elite Covert Bike Yoke Revive OneUp Components V2 Tranz-X Kitsuma Air 9Point8 Fall Line
Smoothness And Functionality (30%)
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10
9
9
8
Saddle Clamp (20%)
7
8
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Remote (25%)
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Ease Of Setup (15%)
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Weight (10%)
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Specs Thomson Elite Covert Bike Yoke Revive OneUp Components V2 Tranz-X Kitsuma Air 9Point8 Fall Line
Measured Weight (length tested) 690g (150mm) 684g (185mm) 662g (180mm) 732g (200mm) 611g (200mm post only) 51g (remote and hardware) 70g (cable and housing) 617g (150mm)
Grams per millimeter of travel 4.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.1
Remote tested Thomson remote Triggy 1x OneUp 1x Tranz-X Kitsuma 1x Thumb convertible
Positions Infinitely Adjustable Infintely Adjustable Infinitely Adjustable Infinitely Adjustable Infinitely Adjustable
Available Diameters 30.9/31.6mm 30.9/31.6/34.9mm 30.9/31.6/34.9mm 30.9/31.6mm 30.9/31.6/34.9mm
Available Travel Lengths/Extended Lengths (mm) 100/125/150mm 125/160/185mm, 396.2/466.2/516.2mm 120/150/180/210mm, 360/420/480/540mm 150/170/200mm, 455/495/558mm 75/100/125/150/175/200mm, 325/350/375/440/500/560mm
Drop length tested/Extended length, claimed 150mm/450mm 185mm/516.2mm(484.8mm not counting the actuator at bottom) 180mm/480mm + 16mm actuator 200mm/558mm 150mm/440mm
Saddle layback 5mm setback Zero offset Zero ofset Zero Offset Offset or inline geometry, purchase of conversion kit required
Remote Universal thumb remote Triggy 1x remote lever(2x, 1x I-Spec B, 1x I-Spec II also available) Not included. 1x, SRAM Matchmaker X, Shimano I-Spec EV or I-Spec II available for $49 Tranz-X Kitsuma 1x lever Thumb:(tested) universal with 1x adapter, Trigger: finger actuated, or Digit: 1x left undermount
Cable Style Internally routed, cable actuated Internally routed, cable actuated Internally routed, cable actuated Internally routed Internally routed, tool free quick connect system
Stack Height/Ride height 73mm compressed, 221mm extended 42mm compressed, 226.7mm extended 33mm compressed, 213mm extended 55mm compressed, 255mm extended 59mm compressed, 209mm extended
Included Cable, housing cable and housing, Triggy remote, Air valve adapter, Quick Reset lever Travel adjustment shims, 2-year warranty Cable and housing, 2-year warranty Torque key, cable, housing, 2 year warranty
Tested Diameter and travel length. 31.6, 150mm travel 31.6, 185mm travel 31.6, 180mm travel 30.9, 200mm travel 31.6, 150mm travel
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