This is on my do-everything AM hardtail I built.
It sees pedally epic XC days, as well as shuttled DH chunkiness, I just sometimes swap wheels or tires out.
Had a 125mm dropper on it before, and still had to adjust at the collar 3" from where I had it all the way up for pedalling, to all the way down for DH.
125mm + 3" = 8" dropper needed.
I'm 6'1", but have sillylong legs. I've been looking awhile for an 8" dropper. Tried to get a Rase and Vecnum previously, but both companies had issues with supply.
Was stoked to learn about the 9point8 when they announced it, have been waiting for this for a while.
Here are some pics.
Initial setup was a bit finicky to get cablelength set, but now that I've done it once I can set up the next ones super easily.
At first there was a little bit of noise/slippage on the seatpost mechanism, but after resetting it (hold the lever for 10 seconds) and actually using it a bit on the first ride, no issues, works perfect. Just had to get settled in, I guess.
Remote lever positioning is awesome, very versatile unit.
I love it.
I'll usually have the saddle set somewhere in the middle of it's travel for trail riding, but it's good to know I have full extension for pedalling to the trailhead or for extended climbing on fireroads. And it's nice to have the full drop for gravity days or adventurous DH shenanigans.
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