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A seatpost whose height can be controlled while riding.

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Mechanically limiting dropper post return travel

My daughter has a new MTB with a dropper post. It has 150mm travel, and is fully inserted up to the post collar into the frame. When it fully returns to its raised position it's about 32mm too high, ...
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Does attaching a trailer to a dropper post damage it?

I would like to purchase a trailer for my new bike. It is a Canyon Spectral:ON CF7 with a dropper post/telescopic saddle. My goal is to go shopping for groceries with my bike. Now, I had a trailer for ...
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Dropper Post on Marlin 7 Gen 2 (2021)

I am looking to install a dropper post on my Trek Marlin 7 Gen 2 (2021) size XL. I am thinking I want to get a PNW Cascade 150mm. When I went to measure the seatpost to make sure, it stopped before ...
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Thumb injury, actuate dropper post with index finger?

My partner has a thumb injury on the left hand that makes the long-throw pressing of a dropper post lever impossible. Are there other trigger mechanisms that could be swapped in to allow using the ...
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Are there compatibility restrictions about remotes for dropper posts and suspension locks?

I consider adding an handle bar remote for a bike with a front-suspension fork. Given the bike has already a dropper post, I was thinking to add a dual "dropper/suspension" remote. I noticed ...
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What would you call the cable connection on a Race Face Aeffect R dropper post?

I'm very new to mountain biking, and even newer to bike maintenance. Appreciate your time on a question that I'm sure is simple; I just can't find the right words to Google it. I have a fairly nice ...
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How to mount dropper post to Scott Scale without removing BB?

Do you know an easy way to install a dropper to Scott Scale 920 without removing bottom bracket? The frame looks like this: https://www.scott-sports.com/dk/en/product/scott-scale-920-bike And the ...
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Is a dropper post a good solution for sharing a bike between two riders?

We have an e-bike with a step-through frame that's shared between two riders with fairly different heights (5'8" and 6'2"). It's used for commuting, kid-toting, and general short-mileage ...
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Rationale behind dropper posts on "SUV" e-bikes

I noticed that the upper versions of some recent "SUV" e-bikes (also called touring/trekking, but that denomination is misleading) are now proposed with dropper posts - to give examples: ...
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Should one's bum be behind, or merely over, the lowered saddle on steeper descents?

Where exactly does your bum go on steeper descents? You lower the saddle (by all of the 120-150 mm it will go); and you pull as much of your weight as far back and as low as you can go to decrease the ...
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Air Travel Effect on a compressed dropper post

I will be traveling on a Trans-Atlantic flight next week and have decided to carry my MTB with me due to not finding any rental bikes in the area. I am curious as to how flying the bike in the baggage ...
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Can a dropper post be added to a Giant bicycle with D-Fuse?

I just bought a Giant Revolt that comes with a D-Fuse seat post. I really hate this mechanism, I have to remove the seat frequently to store the bike. I was wondering if it's possible to change to a ...
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Rockshox reverb has tons of squish

A lot of times people talk about a 1cm squish to their dropper. However, mine is currently squishing all the way. Like, it goes all they say down if you just sit on it. How can I fix this?
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Rockshox Reverb Stealth (B1?): attaching the hydraulic hose

Rockshox Reverb collapsed on itself a few weeks back: turns out the retaining clip rotted and gave away. The Rockshox service "repaired" the dropper and sent it back. In the meantime I ...
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Dropper Seat Post Compatibility - Kona Mahuna 2021

I have a medium Kona Mahuna 2021 (Seat tube length 420mm and seat post diameter 31.6mm) which I would like to fit a dropper post on. The bike is 'dropper ready' with internal routing. I've never had a ...
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Water bottle rivnuts preventing dropper post getting low enough, carbon frame

I didn't realise this bike had a second set of drink bottle bolt holes on vertical length of the front triangle, they're stopping the seat post getting as low as I would like it. If I drill the ...
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Can I run an internal dropper post on a small size 2014 Giant XTC Advanced 2 (2014)?

The specific bike model is this one: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/xtc-advanced-27dot5-2-2014 The dropper post I am looking at is this one: Brand-X Ascend CX Dropper 105mm I was thinking I could ...
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dropper post not working at freezing temperatures

Over the past winters I noticed that my dropper post (rockshox reverb) stops working around 0°C (32°F). I usually manage to lower it one last time but then it doesn't rise anymore upon pushing the ...
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Is my dropper post too long?

I got a bicycle with a dropper post. As you know, there is currently a bicycle shortage, which is why I ended up getting it online instead of in a local shop (none of which had in stock what I was ...
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Magura Vyron dropper seatpost internal shaft can be easily twisted

I had a very light crash (in fact just rode into a bush) after which I noticed I twisted magura vyron seat post. Apparently my seat post clamp was too tight.. Now it can be twisted when some force is ...
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Installing New 2020 Rockshox Reverb C1 Dropper Post

I bought a brand new Rockshox Reverb C1 dropper post off of ebay and it came in the wrapper with the hydraulic cable housing already connected to the lever. My problem now is how do I route the cable ...
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Reverb dropper post lever loose

The lever to raise and lower my Rockshox Reverb Stealth 31.6 dropper post comes loose occasionally and can swing around 360 degrees. My seat is then stuck until I tight up the screw. When I re-tighten ...
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Rockshox Reverb dropper seatpost squashing from new

I have a new bike with factory-fitted Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost. Having never had one before, I would like to know what movement you would expect on a seatpost if any. If I lift the bike up by ...
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Bicycle Repair Stand Solutions for bikes with a Dropper style seatpost

Problem: I have at least one MTB with a dropper seatpost that does not allow for clamping on the seatpost itself and there is not enough room between the rear tire and seat tube to get the jaws in ...
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