Gravity Dropper Turbo LP Dropper Seatpost

4.67/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $336.49

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Product Description

The new GravityDropper Turbo LP is replacing the GravityDropper Turbo, which came out in 2007. The GravityDropper Turbo is no longer available. Introduced at the 2012 Interbike Expo, the GravityDropper Turbo LP has now officially replaced the GravityDropper Turbo. Key differences in the two models are as follows:

  • Lower profile unit that is rotated 90° resulting in cleaner cable routing
  • Requires 1/4 inch less exposed seat post in order to ride each drop length
  • Upgraded 2024 aluminum resulting in a 500% increase in strength
  • New more flixible cable housing for better cable routing
  • More clearance for the back tire
  • Turbo LP unit now bolted to the post instead of bonded
  • 17 gram reduction in weight

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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jupiter58 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2017

Strengths:    Reliable, practical, affordable

Weaknesses:    routing for remote?

Bottom Line:   
I have not found anything better, it is what. I like that It raises or drops pretty much where I want it everytime. I run these on three of my bikes and a Magura Vyron eLECT on my full sus bike.

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Duration Product Used:   a long time

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   factory

Similar Products Used:   Magura, and trialed many others.

Bike Setup:   all hardtails, 26,650b, 29er.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by slower_than_u a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2016

Strengths:    Great dropper for a fatbike. Always works the same, regardless of the temperature.

Weaknesses:    I never could get it to function quite like the description on the GD site. Saddle always required a bump after pushing lever. And opening for cable housing seems small. I had to sand Jagwire housing to get it to fit in hole.

Bottom Line:   
As I mentioned, always works the same, regardless of temperature. People always seem to complain about the looks but it just kept on working. GD customer service is very helpful if you need them. GD will price match as well. I had a coupon for a large internet retailer and I called GD and they beat the price including the coupon!

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Duration Product Used:   Two years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Gravity Dropper

Bike Setup:   2013 Salsa Mukluk

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fatboy Rocks a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2015

Strengths:    mechanical internal works great in any temps, rubber boot keeps all the nasty crud out in all condition.

Weaknesses:    remote clamp breaks easy (do not over-tighten) fortunately spare clamp included.

Bottom Line:   
initially installed a KS LEV on my Fat Bike then went for a ride with temps 26*F, after an hour the post would not stay up, it would drop 3mm and cause a pogo effect. Exchange the KS for the GD, after installing the new Turbo LP I went for a ride this time the temp was 10*F and wow this thing works great! not affected by the low temps and the rubber boot keeps the snow, sand and dirt out of harms way.

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Favorite Trail:   any Trail, any conditions

Duration Product Used:   over a year

Price Paid:    $279.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   KS LEV, Rockshox Reverb

Bike Setup:   Specialized Fatboy 1x10 drivetrain, 26x4.6" tires converted tubeless with Rockshox Bluto.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mtn hack a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2015

Strengths:    The lever actuation is great; short, positive and easy. The drop is smooth and tight (no lateral wiggle). The seat angle adjustment of the head is simple and it works.

Weaknesses:    According to the manual, it must run with the mechanism facing backwards. That means the cable routing sucks.

Bottom Line:   
Touted as having "new, more flexible housing", the loop off the back of the post is supposed to have a much tighter routing ability. BS. If this is tighter, I'd hate to see what it was before.

When I received the post from GD, the cable housing had already popped out of the shallow housing port that it was supposed to be in. I never could get it to stay very well/long, especially when trying to force a tight loop back toward the post. The result was that the loop hits the rear wheel on about 80% of travel on up. When it didn't hit, it popped out and started fraying the cable housing. (also, why no housing endcap?)

I could not even get a real ride in with it in this setup. What I did was jury-rig a set up with a cable travel pulley. (think old avid rolla-ma-jig, or Jtek ShiftMate looks more like the one I used.)

I have 2 GD Classics that have been bullet proof. The actuation on the Turbo LP is slightly better, but that rear cable loop is a fatal flaw that needs addressed. It is still much cheaper than the other options out there, and the reliability of the full mechanical is awesome. Please, just fix the issue with the routing. I am working on a fix myself so I can avoid the jeers about my current ghetto-fabulous solution.

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Purchased At:   GD

Similar Products Used:   Gravity Dropper Classic (also on various rides, KS Lev)

Bike Setup:   Niner WFO 4star

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tubbey

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2014

Strengths:    Simple, Solid and takes a beating.

Weaknesses:    It is a little heavy.

Bottom Line:   
I went with this setup because I weigh 285 so I was worried other posts crapping out on me. This this has taken a beating for about a year now and still is going on. I will say on about the first 10 rides the cable stretch some but after that its not had an issue. Also I did remove the rubber boot already, it still keeps on rocking.

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

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2014

Strengths:    Quality construction, proven mechanism, easy to use, American Made USA!

Weaknesses:    The boot is fugly

Bottom Line:   
Does what it is supposed to do. No creaking or wobbling. High quality.

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Favorite Trail:   Santa Cruz Demo

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Reverb, nice post, works good

Bike Setup:   Ventana El Chamuco, Yeti SB 666

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fernando

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2013

Strengths:    Simple, efficient, the lightest of all I believe and it works great!!!

Weaknesses:    Not the prettiest, but that's all! if gravity dropper works in esthetics they probably bit all of them by far...

Bottom Line:   
I really think this dropper is one of the best out their, if not the best, if you don't mind esthetics like me, go for this one you wont regret!!
I have tried the Kind Shock Lev which is great and works great too, its a lit of bit heavier and looks nicer but has plenty of small parts which makes me doubt for long term durability...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by greenblur

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2013

Strengths:    The best dropper in the history of dropper posts. Enough size options to fit any bike. Superior customer service and made in the USA.

Weaknesses:    If you need to be nit picky, they boot is ugly. I removed mine.

Bottom Line:   
Why deal with a stupid, complicated pneumatic post when you can have such a reliable, time-tested product. If you do manage to break it five years down the road, GD will rebuild it for you at minimal cost or ship you parts to fix it yourself (which is very easy to do BTW).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by FarNorCal

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2013

Strengths:    Reputation of previous models. Simple to install. Large variety of sizing options, great for us shorter riders. Good customer support. I was uncertain which size to order, just called up Caleb from sales and he got me set up.

Weaknesses:    Cost compared to some products. Like most reviews of previous models, the boot is not my favorite but once you see improvement in your downhill riding, who cares.

Bottom Line:   
I am short guy riding a small Superlight 29, had issues finding post that would fit me. Most brands needed more seatpost showing than I had on my set up. Gravity Dropper has large variety of products to fit my needs. I have 2 inch drop on 30.9 x 350mm seat post. Very easy to install right out of box, only issue is that the guides on my frame required me to remove on bolt of rear shock mount, but took less than 10 minutes to install including mounting saddle.

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