Wolftooth ReMote AndrewM
Two-Minute Reviews

Wolf Tooth Dropper Post ReMote

Words Andrew Major
Photos Andrew Major
Date Mar 27, 2018

Wolf Tooth ReMote

The attention to detail on Wolf Tooth's ReMote dropper post lever is excellent. From the machined contact face on the paddle to a bearing bigger than some companies put in their suspension pivots, to the excellent range of lateral adjustment, and that's not to mention the so-smooth action. 

It's a beautiful thing. The ReMote makes me wish that Wolf Tooth would try their hands at a whole range of other products, especially since starting at 60.00 USD it actually comes in cheaper than some inferior alternate options. 

Wolftooth ReMote AndrewM

The 37-gram ReMote with a standard handlebar clamp. SRAM, Shimano, and Magura integrated clamps are also available. 

I've ridden the ReMote with the stock hinged clamp and I've also used it on a Magura Trail Sport brake with their svelt Magura clamp. The Magura clamp is very nice, but I had zero issue achieving the perfect lever position using the stock clamp and Magura, SRAM, and TRP brakes. 

I'm running the light-action version of the ReMote and it works very nicely with the Crankbrothers Highline, e13 TRS+, Ritchey Kite, Race Face Turbine, and Race Face Aeffect dropper posts. I like the light effortless action but anyone who prefers more feedback could also consider the regular-action ReMote for use with these posts. 

Combined with the cam action on an X-Fusion Manic post the regular-action version would be my recommendation. 

Wolftooth ReMote AndrewM

A wide range of lateral adjustment. 

Wolftooth ReMote AndrewM

Big bearing pivot, a machined 6061 lever, and a Delrin pivot. 

Wolftooth ReMote AndrewM

Pleasant detailing and perfect lever position. 

A quick twist of a 3mm hex key allows for a generous range of lateral adjustment and neither that bolt or the cable retention bolt came loose at all during usage. The ReMote is brainless to setup with any cable-actuated seat post. I'd know having tried it with every dropper post I can easily get my hands on. Attach the cable to the post, fire it through the housing, tighten, and go ride. 

When it comes to performance the only product I'd stack against the Wolf Tooth is my beloved e13 TRS remote. But, it doesn't have a hinged clamp which makes it a true P.I.T.A. since I don't generally use lock-on grips. 

ReMote pricing starts at 60.00 USD for either Shimano I-Spec version, 65.00 USD for an SRAM MatchMaker version, and 70.00 USD for either the hinged clamp or Magura brake-clamp option. 

Wolftooth ReMote AndrewM

Check out the ultra clean ReMote Magura clamp. 

Whether buying a dropper post that doesn't come with a remote or looking for the best bang-for-buck upgrade for one that comes with a crappy one, the Wolf Tooth ReMote is an easy recommendation by any metric; looks, performance, and comparative value. I'm usually cautious about saying things like "you can't go wrong" but I simply don't see a downside to this product. 

Wolf Tooth has a handy graphic to sort out whether the regular or light-action ReMote works best with a given post and they're happy to answer inquiries about any posts that aren't on the list. 

The ReMote is 65% USA made and is available at your preferred local bike shop or directly from Wolf Tooth

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craw
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Cr4w  - March 27, 2018, 7:12 a.m.

Yeah yeah show us that bike.

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AndrewMajor
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Andrew Major  - March 27, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Can't tell if you're being serious or facetious... but it turns out I don't care, so here's a picture on Lower Crippler. 

Waltworks AndrewM

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velocipedestrian
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Velocipedestrian  - March 28, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Yeah yeah, tell us about the barrel adjuster.

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AndrewMajor
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Andrew Major  - March 28, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

It's off an old Suntour XC Pro shifter. I picked it up from Darren @ Dream Cycle over a decade ago (I think it was the second year he was in business) to use in a Paul Thumbie. 

Gotta love the little details, right?

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blackfly
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Peter Leeds  - April 28, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Funny you would say that.  I use XC Pro 8 speed shifters on my current bike and have used them for well over 20 years....best shifter made.  Never break and shift clean.  Of course you have to use 8 speed.....

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Vikb
+2 Mitch Mason Andrew Major
Vik Banerjee  - March 27, 2018, 8:04 a.m.

I got one of these remotes with a 9.8 dropper and made sure I got another when I ordered the next 9.8 dropper. Works great and easy to setup.

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mitch-mason
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Mitch Mason  - March 28, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Me 2!

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BrettW
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BrettW  - March 27, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

I want to upgrade my old reverb remote and I'm considering either the wolf tooth cable conversion or the new Reverb x1 remote. Anybody had experience with both?  How do they compare?

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Deltap60
+1 Andrew Major
Deltap60  - March 27, 2018, 12:22 p.m.

Have a Wolf Tooth on one Reverb and the new 1x on another.  Bought the Rock Shox 1x remote a few weeks before the Wolf Tooth was announced. I wanted to try it out before I bought a second Rock Shox 1x remote for the second post. Decided to try the Wolf Tooth for the second bike with a Reverb since I like the one I have on my bike with the Fox Transfer post. Definitely prefer the Wolf Tooth, but not enough to make me want to change out the remote on the other bike. Either is a vast improvement over the plunger.

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craw
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Cr4w  - March 27, 2018, 1:16 p.m.

I recently replaced my Reverb's plunger remote with the new Reverb paddle remote. It's 100000000x times better. Though surprisingly expensive.

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AndrewMajor
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Andrew Major  - March 27, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

As Delta said, both are significant improvements on the plunger. That’s especially true if you’re running the original above-the-bar plunger orientation.

I know a few people who have used the new Reverb remote and the ReMote conversion and everyone recommends the Wolf Tooth option both for ease of installation (new Reverb remote does not bleed up as nicely as the plunger) and performance.

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Endur-Bro
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Endur-Bro  - March 28, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

WTC and 9.8 Colab had myself specing that instead of a Faux Transfer/9.8

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DMVancouver  - April 23, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

I just set up a ReMote LA with a Manic (already had the ReMote then got the seatpost). Unlike some other posts, the Manic doesn't drop until the lever is fully pushed over (as opposed to actuating as soon as the lever starts moving). The LA version works fine, but I agree that the regular version would work better, resulting in less lever throw.

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