9point8 The Pulse Dropper Seatpost

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.00

Product Description

  • Stroke: 100mm
  • Increment: 5mm
  • Seatrail Diameter: 7mm
  • Length: 400mm
  • Seat rail clamp offset: 25mm

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DrDon a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2014

Strengths:    Reliable, step drop, seems to have good customer service

Weaknesses:    relative to other posts - none

Bottom Line:   
I had another dropper which would fail every 10th ride. It was replaced with a Thomson but it didn't have enough offset. After reading many reviews I felt that ultimately all droppers would fail me one or twice a year. I weigh 250lbs and I assumed that I am too big for a dropper. Well, I did get the 9.8 because my friends were starting to ride steeps. After I ordered the post, 9.8 announced they were coming out with a lower priced infinite adjust and a longer travel with increased step increments Pulse post. I couldn't exchange mine because I already used it once or twice - fair enough. I liked it, but took it off because I ride a 29er and most of the terrain I ride it's hard for me to go over the bars. I wanted to preserve it's operational life. I put it back on and discovered that I do like it. What surprised me most is that I only drop it 5mm most of the time. Such a little drop makes a big difference when traveling over level and slightly downward chunky terrain. The trigger is well positioned. Still a somewhat early review, but I have high hopes for longevity. I usually wait until posting impressions, but so far I like this young Canadian upstart.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   2 months

Purchased At:   online

Bike Setup:   429C/SuperMax/X1/ENVE - my baby

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SlowerThenSnot

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2014

Strengths:    Very smooth, can be setup "setback" and there is a thumb lever and mini brake lever looking option for the actuation of the post, plenty of way to set it up vertical or horizontal, if you have a crowded cockpit, a lifetime warranty

Weaknesses:    External cable routing, however its well protected and clever wait to attach the cable to the lower portion of the post, maybe a bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
very impressed with the action of the post and the way you have options with the controls and the best part of this post is 2 step drop actuation press the lever a little bit and the post drops 5mm pull it all the way and post goes into infinite mode and you can drop the full 100mm.

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

had it with alligator win cutter/serrator...do the ashimas pulse??

Just as the title sez,do the ashimas pulse?? cant take the alligator up front anymoreRead More »

Race start - pulse through the roof, whaaat?!

Just really getting into XC racing and one of the (many!) problems I have is the start - most riders are off full-tilt to get the early advantage but if I try to emulate that trick (to have any hope of keeping up with the pack), my pulse rate rockets through the roof, like close to 85% of MHR and ta ... Read More »

Is The Klein Pulse 1 and Pulse 2 Sizing the Same?

Hello, I have 95 Klein Pulse frame that I converted into a single speed bike. I love the way it handles and climbs (love the long top tube). My question is: is the Klein/Trek Pulse II the same dimensions (top tube length and seat tube length) as the Pulse 1 frame? Wanting a geared bike but stil ... Read More »

Anybody Know Anything About the Klein Pulse II?

I picked this up yesterday at a local alternative bike shop, and wondered what you guys could tell me about it. I still need to get out the anbgle grinder to cut off the U lock that's stuck on it, and then build the frame up. Probably will do all that tomorrow. Anyway, what info do you have on this ... Read More »

Read More »




MTBR on Facebook