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9Point8 Fall Line
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Best Buy Award Top Pick Award 
Price $238.93 at REI$364.95 at Amazon
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$800.00 at Backcountry
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$209.00 at REI
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Pros Loam lever is excellent, reasonable price, smooth actionInfinite travel, smooth action, triggy remote, revive reset valveNo cables, easy installation, more consistent performance than regular version, excellent remoteAffordable, very short stack and extended length, adjustable travel with shims, lightweightInnovative, easy compression, adjustable spring rate, six travel lengths, available parts
Cons Slightly grainy feelLong extended length, expensiveVery expensive, you have to remember to charge batteries, heavier weight, not compatible with saddlebagsRemote lever sold separatelyFinicky installation-cable tension, poor performance if set up improperly
Bottom Line PNW Components is a relatively new player in the industry and the Bachelor is a high-quality dropper post at a reasonable priceThis small German component manufacturer is making one of the best dropper seatposts on the market todayIf money is no object, this wireless model is one of the best droppers you can buyThe OneUp V2 takes home our Best Buy Award for its combination of low price and high performanceThe winner of our Top Pick for Innovative Design award, the Fall Line is an interesting and thoughtfully designed new dropper post
Rating Categories PNW Components Bachelor IR Bike Yoke Revive RockShox Reverb AXS OneUp Components V2 9Point8 Fall Line
Smoothness And Functionality (30%)
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8
Saddle Clamp (20%)
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Remote (25%)
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8
Ease Of Setup (15%)
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Weight (10%)
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Specs PNW Components... Bike Yoke Revive RockShox Reverb AXS OneUp Components V2 9Point8 Fall Line
Measured Weight (length tested) 701g (170mm) 684g (185mm) 768g (170mm) (Post, battery, remote, and bar clamp) 662g (180mm) 617g (150mm)
Grams per millimeter of travel 4.1 3.7 4.5 3.7 4.1
Remote tested Loam lever Triggy 1x AXS 1x remote OneUp 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 30.9/31.6/34.9mm 30.9/31.6/34.9mm
Available Travel Lengths/Extended Lengths (mm) 150/170mm, 458/498mm 125/160/185mm, 396.2/466.2/516.2mm 100/125/150/170mm, 340/390/440/480mm 120/150/180/210mm, 360/420/480/540mm 75/100/125/150/175/200mm, 325/350/375/440/500/560mm
Drop length tested/Extended length, claimed 170mm/498mm 185mm/516.2mm(484.8mm not counting the actuator at bottom) 170mm/480mm 180mm/480mm + 16mm actuator 150mm/440mm
Saddle layback Zero offset Zero offset Zero Offset Zero ofset Offset or inline geometry, purchase of conversion kit required
Remote Loam lever Triggy 1x remote lever(2x, 1x I-Spec B, 1x I-Spec II also available) Wireless 1x Not included. 1x, SRAM Matchmaker X, Shimano I-Spec EV or I-Spec II available for $49 Thumb:(tested) universal with 1x adapter, Trigger: finger actuated, or Digit: 1x left undermount
Cable Style Internally routed, cable actuated Internally routed, cable actuated N/A Internally routed, cable actuated Internally routed, tool free quick connect system
Stack Height/Ride height 60mm compressed, 225mm extended 42mm compressed, 226.7mm extended 64mm compressed, 234mm extended 33mm compressed, 213mm extended 59mm compressed, 209mm extended
Included Cable and housing, 3-year warranty cable and housing, Triggy remote, Air valve adapter, Quick Reset lever AXS handlebar controller, rechargeable SRAM battry and charger Travel adjustment shims, 2-year warranty Torque key, cable, housing, 2 year warranty
Tested Diameter and travel length. 31.6, 170mm travel 31.6, 185mm travel 31.6, 170mm travel 31.6, 180mm travel 31.6, 150mm travel
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