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Do you exclusively ride single-speed or do you ride multi-speed bikes as well? I rode almost exclusively single-speeds for a few years (didn't own a multi-speed bike) and set up my dropper post remote as you suggest for the same reasons.
\[Aside\] Both the Fox DOSS and Crankbrothers remotes I use can be run top or bottom on either side of the bar - vary adaptable. The DOSS doesn't technically capture the cable at the remote end; however, I've been running a ghetto fix for five years or more that's been faultless. Photo at the bottom. \[/Aside\]
Anyway, I was so into the right side actuator that when I had my titanium frame drilled for stealth routing I had the exit port for the dropper put on the left side. So clean. Then I started regularly riding multi-speed bikes again and friends did ask if it was weird having the dropper remote on one side of one bike and the opposite on the other. No, not really, never had an issue (forgot to knock on wood clearly).
One day I'm riding up a steep paved road after a long day of mountain biking. I'm exhausted. Just sitting down and grinding away when I decided to grab a gear. Put in a big two-gear push on my shift lever and my saddle collapsed underneath me. My bike pulled hard to the right and I just barely managed to get things under control before flying into an open ditch.
As soon as I arrived home I switched to always running the dropper on the left-hand side.
Crankbrothers Remote on right side:
Fox DOSS Remote w/ cable captured at remote:
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