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Dropper Post buying advice

Hi

I am going to bite the bullet and upgrade to a dropper post. I need a 30.9mm with external routing. I wont to spend around 100 pound so what do you think is the best bet for around this price?

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  • reaperactualreaperactual Posts: 973
    Brand X dropper posts on Chain Reaction Cycles. They get great reviews and are around your price range and is worth checking out.
  • wavey1000wavey1000 Posts: 59
    Thank you. Has anyone bought one of these? Comments ? Would want a 120mm at least
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,705
    Brand X as already mentioned.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,311
    Brand X Ascend ii. I bought one for my grandson, easy to fit and it has given zero problems. If you go to the CRC website, the main pic that comes up has about half a dozen other pics off to the side. One of them is the geometry diagrams, so that you can work out if you are getting the correct size. The last thing you need is for the dropper to be fully extended, but also fully inserted into the seat tube, and be too high for comfortable pedalling.
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,737
    I've got the internally routed Brand-x Ascend with a 120 drop. As Steve says, all the dimensions on the CRC website. So far, so good.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Calibre Bossnut
  • wavey1000wavey1000 Posts: 59
    Cheers guys will look
  • wavey1000wavey1000 Posts: 59
    Ok so bought the brand x ascend 2 dropper. Looks like the external cable will have to go on my top frame where there are no cable router brackets. I have heard the stick on ones are pants and come off.

    Any recome dations or links to some decent velcro strips I can use. Preferable colour ones. May as well pimp it up
  • reaperactualreaperactual Posts: 973
    Cable ties may be better. Lots of colour choices too.
  • wavey1000wavey1000 Posts: 59
    Thought that but they slide up and down the frame. A velcro thin strip would stay in place
  • reaperactualreaperactual Posts: 973
    They don't slide when properly tightened. If you already have an outer cable run where you plan on running the dropper cable you can attach it along side that and will look very neat and could buy in black without them needing to wrap around the frame?
  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,311
    Use zip ties, but stick the zip tie to the dropper hose. A small dab of hot melt glue should do the trick.
  • reaperactualreaperactual Posts: 973
    Velcro straps are thick, they won't hold the cable tightly enough which will make dropper cable tap against frame. I guess you would need three and might interfere with exposed inner cable runs (If you have those) and effect shifting performance.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,705
    Tyraps and done tight, use a sharp knife to trim the excess off. DO NOT USE side cutters or pliers as the resultant sharp edge will slice your clothes at best and your skin at worst. I use them every day and use a special tool to leave no sharp edges.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,311
    oxoman said:

    Tyraps and done tight, use a sharp knife to trim the excess off. DO NOT USE side cutters or pliers as the resultant sharp edge will slice your clothes at best and your skin at worst. ........

    I 100% agree with that, I bear the scars. :(
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,705
    That's 2 of us.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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