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170mm dropper post recommendations?

Oct. 13, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
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Did I miss an episode or have you done a strip down of the one up dropper?

Oct. 14, 2018, 2:43 a.m.
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Posted by: DanL

Did I miss an episode or have you done a strip down of the one up dropper?

I haven’t had a OneUp post for testing; not something I’ve been inside.

Oct. 14, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
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Posted by: AndrewMajor

I run the, coil spring, e13 TRS+ 170mm on both my personal bikes. Awesome remote and 100% mechanical with nothing that can really fail (like anything it does get sloppy and require new key ways). An adjustable wrench, strap wrench, and Shimano cassette tool are all that’s needed besides hex keys for a full rebuild.

I recommend pre-stretching the coil spring and a bit of Slickoleum under the seal head for best performance.

I’ve had the 170mm TRS+ dropper on my bike since April and it’s been flawless. Love that it’s mechanical and just works. Big fan.

Nov. 19, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
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Any more feedback out there on the OneUP V2 dropper? They have a sale on right now and am thinking of pulling the trigger on one.

Nov. 19, 2019, 11:42 a.m.
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i've run the 210mm version all summer and its been bombproof. i'm not the lightest, and i'm a seated climber.  it has less stack than the fox transfer it replaced ( wanted more drop ) so i can get lower. i run it with a PNW loam lever, great dropper remote.

Nov. 20, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
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Running the 180mm V2 and the new thumb lever. Had it since it 1st became available. Most reliable and positive feeling dropper I have used. Only dropper post that I have owned, that the saddle has not move in the clamps. Lever did take sometime to find the sweet spot. And the additional drop was an adjustment. Dropping the saddle 30 extra mm was a weird feeling at 1st. $$$$ well spent , my next build will have one as well.

Also check with you LBS , they gave me a better deal than the OneUp site!!!

 Last edited by: DemonMike on Nov. 20, 2019, 10:15 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Nov. 20, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
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Thanks guys, I went ahead and ordered one as OneUp has a 20% off sale goin on right now so I got it for $235 CDN and free shipping

Nov. 21, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
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wow, ordered Tue night, delivered this afternoon

Dec. 9, 2019, 12:54 p.m.
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My one up has been 'ok'.  Can't clamp the seat collar too tight (moves with some pressure) and mud rides require a cleaning.

Dec. 10, 2019, 7:35 p.m.
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I see you got one already, but I’m case it’s useful for others:

I have a e13 150mm and it’s sweet. I had a flawed early production run (because that’s how Evil does it?) but they replaced it and my new one is awesome. 

I agree about the lever being a bit cheesy, but so are many others at this price point and some parts of it are clearly very well built and it always works so meh?

I really like how fast it is - I thought I didn’t care until I borrowed a bike with a Reverb and found myself waiting around for my post to come back up. Lame.

Dec. 11, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
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9.8 FallLine 150mm - I've gone through two (both warrantied). They work great at first and the brakes stop working ... I'm not going to re-buy.

Dec. 11, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
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Posted by: JBV

wow that's bad. i have 2, 200mm 9.8's and while there were air leak issues very early on, both have been flawless since. i maintain them religiously and am very impressed with them.

What does your maintenance consist of, if you're doing something regularly?

I have had two air leaks on the same 150 mm post, and only a full rebuild has fixed the problem.  I'd rather not do that every year, as the new seal kits are ~$50, so if there's something I can do in the interim to prolong or eliminate leak issues, that'd be awesome.

Dec. 12, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
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I'm at the point on my second one when I need to do a brake reset before every ride. I usually can get away with version 1 or 2 at the remote, but every 3-4 rides, I'm having to pull the seat out and pull from the seatpost. And yes my cable is super-loose, so it is not over-tight.

Sorry to derail the thread a bit - For those using cable actuated droppers, are you lubing the cable inside of the housing?

Dec. 18, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
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Most lubes for that job are either too heavy and wax / cake over the time a post cable is in or migrate. Try a polished Jagwire - slick, and no coating to flake off.

Dec. 19, 2019, 10:08 a.m.
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Triflow has always treated my cables well.

When installing new housing I don’t add any as most modern housing is pre-lubed. 

I add Triflow whenever I have to service the cable or it gets sticky.

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