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Droppers post

JackteglaJacktegla Posts: 14
edited July 2019 in MTB buying advice
Which one? I don’t think I can have an internally routed one.

also should I have a cable or hydraulic one.

And good makes of dropper post

Is second hand ok


  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,852
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Sonder Broken Road 2021¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Toughtroad SLR 1 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • david7mdavid7m Posts: 636
    My rock shox has broke again, one to avoid!
  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,432
    JBA wrote:
    I will be getting one if these for my grandson very soon. They have great reviews and seem to last just as long as ones at 3x the price
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,810
    If you have a 30.9 frame then consider the Giant posts, I buy them used (they sell cheap) and do all the maintenance myself (dead easy) and treat them as disposable. I save any good bits from older posts as spares.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • trek_dantrek_dan Posts: 1,366
    Cable. Thomson if you can get one reasonably priced second hand (I recently did) - a lot of bikes changing to internally routed posts so externally routed can be had cheap. As above I had a Giant Contact post on my old Trance and that was very reliable too so worth considering but not many size options.
  • layerslayers Posts: 20
    Rockshox had been fine for me but my Lbs says they have loads of issues and recommended KSI as a similar but more reliable option. Brand X seems to have lots of fans too
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