Crank Brothers Joplin R Dropper Seatpost

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $285.00


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Product Description

Crank Brothers Joplin Adjustable Seatpost with Remote provides 75mm range. Remote mounts to handlebar so you can change seat height on the move whenever terrain changes.


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by craig vandelist

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2013

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    sloppy side to side. poor clamp mechanism.

Bottom Line:   
had this for a few seasons. the weaknesses are above. the worst part about this post is that no one can work on them. you need to send it back to crank brothers and i believe they must employ people from drug rehab to work for them. the repair was botched had to return it again still no satisfaction. i will be shopping for a new post.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mdcrisp a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2013

Strengths:    simple design, and one of the best remotes of any dropper on the market.

Weaknesses:    has just a bit of side to side play, but you will never notice it out on the trail.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Joplin 4R which is the newer and revised version of the original Joplin.
I have owned this post for 2 years now, and other than the once a year service the post has required, it has been trouble free. (no mechanical device that takes a lot of abuse and has moving parts is going to last forever without service and maint.) I did have a recent issue with the top seal leaking after just having the post serviced 9 months ago, and crankbrothers stepped up to the bat and fixed it for free minus shipping. Crank Brothers has outstanding customer service. Overall I have been very impressed with the post considering I am hard on parts and I use my dropper a lot on rides. For the amount of money you can pick one up for now days I would not hesitate to get one. However I do have a few suggestions, first make sure that 4 inches of travel is all you need. I am 6ft4 and I recently bought a Lev dropper so that I could have 6 inches of drop in my dropper post. My Joplin 4R is going on my wifes bike. Second I would advise anyone who buys a dropper post to get a remote version. having to reach down below a seat everytime you want to drop your dropper post is just stupid when there is remote versions that allow you to keep your hands on the handle bars.

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Favorite Trail:   Kennebec Pass

Duration Product Used:   2+ years

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   KS Lev

Bike Setup:   Niner WFO = enough said...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Jordan a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2012

Strengths:    Post does what it's supposed to. It goes upand down quickly and easily. It's a simple proven design that feels solid.

Weaknesses:    Eventually the internal seals blow.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this used but looking and working like new on Craigslist for a great price over 1 1/2 years ago. It worked great until recently. I talked to customer service and they sent me the new seal FREE. These guys are great. I have yet to install it. I found a new Joplin 4 for an incredible price on pinkbike and for the price of a re-build I have a new post. It is working great. These require regular maintenence (every 3 months or so) if you ride 4 days a week. This takes about 20 minutes to open up post, re-lube the internals, and check and renew air pressure. I would have given it 5 chilis if not for the blowout. I will buy another when this one wears out.

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Favorite Trail:   Enchanted loop

Duration Product Used:   1.5 years

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Maverick Speedball for 4 years

Bike Setup:   2010 Jamis 650b2 all custom

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