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geomickbgeomickb Posts: 147
edited October 2018 in MTB buying advice
Ok I'm sick of pulling my seat up and down. Can someone recommend a budget dropper post?

How easy will it be to fit to my 2x10 Canyon Yellowstone?

Thanks,

Mick

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  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407
    Are you looking for something internally routed or externally?
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  • geomickbgeomickb Posts: 147
    slc123 wrote:
    Are you looking for something internally routed or externally?

    I guess internal would be nice but how easy is it do?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Do you have internal routing?

    What size is the seat tube?
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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,790
    What year and which model is the Yellowstone?
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  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,311
    geomickb wrote:
    Ok I'm sick of pulling my seat up and down. Can someone recommend a budget dropper post?

    How easy will it be to fit to my 2x10 Canyon Yellowstone?

    Thanks,

    Mick


    Google "Brand X dropper post"

    Around £105 and lots of excellent reviews. :)

    The "RSP Plummet Remote Stealth Dropper Seat Post" is even cheaper at £95, but I have neither looked for nor seen any reviews.
  • geomickbgeomickb Posts: 147
    Yellowstone AL 6.9 2013

    I have no idea if I have internal routing or what size the seat post is.

    How can I check and how can I measure?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Pull the seatpost out and see what it says.

    If you have internal routing it will have a hole somewhere to let the cable out near the BB.
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  • geomickbgeomickb Posts: 147
    Can't see a hole. Nothing written on seatpost but it looks to be approx 30mm and same as two Giant ones I have lying around.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,790
    It should be stamped near the bottom of the seat post.

    ‘Approx 30mm’ isn’t much help. Most MTB seat posts are 30.9 or 31.6mm.

    I doubt an XC bike from 2013 will have internal dropper post routing.
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  • I took a punt and went for an RSP dropper. I have a Scott Scale which has internal routing, but currently still running a 2x so I had to internally route the cabling my self. So far the seat has been smooth and reliable, there is a tiny amount of forward/rearward movement in the post which has been covered in other forums, but nothing that is noticeable whilst riding. I spent the day at Chicksands yesterday and it performed better than I could have hoped for, for a dropper of this price bracket.
  • geomickbgeomickb Posts: 147
    JBA wrote:
    It should be stamped near the bottom of the seat post.

    ‘Approx 30mm’ isn’t much help. Most MTB seat posts are 30.9 or 31.6mm.

    I doubt an XC bike from 2013 will have internal dropper post routing.

    Found it. 30.9
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,790
    I recommend a Brand-X Ascend II from CRC if you don't have internal dropper cable routing.
    I have been running an internally-routed one on my hard tail for the last 9 months with no problems at all. It comes with a 2-year warranty so plenty of time to exchange it if it does go faulty.
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  • geomickbgeomickb Posts: 147
    I'm a bit worried it will be too long, my current seat post was, so I chopped it to 350mm.


    This is when I use the seat in its lowest position, then I put it up approx 60mm for flat or climbing.

    Or does the length mean when extended?
  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,311
    geomickb wrote:
    I'm a bit worried it will be too long, my current seat post was, so I chopped it to 350mm.


    This is when I use the seat in its lowest position, then I put it up approx 60mm for flat or climbing.

    Or does the length mean when extended?

    This will be useful, it is a chart of all the dimensions of various makes and sizes of dropper. If it opens up in French, watch out for the "translate this page" option from Google.

    https://www.alltricks.fr/surl/choisirsa ... copique_v2
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