Gravity Dropper Turbo Dropper Seatpost

Gravity Dropper Turbo Dropper Seatpost 

DESCRIPTION

Gravity Dropper Original Seatpost w/Remote: Handlebar remote-controlled, height adjustable seatpost drops the seat for descents and returns the seat to the rider's set height for climbing.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 13, 2018]
xuy76


Strength:

i had use this for the past 3 years with very minimal maintenance done by my own, it works and still works fine, I use 3 times a week, fro at least 20 km each day or even more and I really use it, it goes up and down at least 20 times per ride... so it has being in use, and I'm not a light rider.... this is bomb proof...

Weakness:

the under clamp, made of plastic, I had broke the 2 that comes with the actuator, now I need to replace it with a custom aluminum one I has sent it to have manufactured locally...

Price Paid:
$325
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2015
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Mar 16, 2017]
jamies9
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

speed, reliability etc

Weakness:

This is my third and first time the boot sometimes doesn't stay on when extended

Brilliant product but was a little disappointed when i purchased my third that they wouldn't willingly throw in free postage. They did on the second.Ride 3-5 times a week for a few years and still don't need a rebuild. Nice to see still made in USA.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 05, 2015]
JVW
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Worked great for 1st 3 1/2 months

Weakness:

Developed sag and found out there is a seal leak. I called the dealer, (Bob Bicycles in SB) to see about getting it fixed under warranty; the girl I spoke with did everything she could to prevent me from bringing it back in to the store and even said that I should take it somewhere else that would cover the warranty. This was a $5500 bike. WOW! I'm not sure if I'm more upset with the dealer who I will NEVER......do business with again after this, or the overly priced part itself?

After reading so many negative reviews about the Rock Shox dropper posts, I'm not even going to pursue the warranty. I'm just going to remove the post and everything else and put in a regular seat post.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Apr 13, 2015]
Jaron Smith

Strength:

Works well, as long as you're not sitting on it

Weakness:

Durability

Worked well for a few years of infrequent use, but the stem snapped in half without warning while riding and not using the seat dropping functionality. Could have been really bad. Maybe it doesn't last longer than a few hundred uses?

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jan 30, 2015]
czaniolo
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Price

Weakness:

usability, reliability

I am using one of these for 1 year now. On the second ride the remote control broke. It's not sturdy at all and broke while being activated. I have the 2 position model. When I go from the lower position to the higher, it goes a tad higher than the lock position. Then when I apply weight, it goes back to the right position and locks. Kind of annoying. Especially on last ride, when it went all the way up to this position and got stuck there. I was able to make it move after 10min between riding and stopping. Annoying. You have to really remove your weight from the saddle to unlock it. It will not work if weight it on. The looks are terrible. I bought because of price and weight. But this project is just bad in its conception. I kind of is usable. But definitely not good. Now I want something different but I have to use the max of this crap to make my money worth.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 06, 2013]
Bryan

Strength:

Relatively light weight. Simple design.

Weakness:

Cable routing at right angle to seatpost. Only 3 height positions. Gets out of adjustment. Thumb lever can get sticky. Rubber boot never stays in place.

This seatpost does the job, and would recommend it if you got a super deal on it, but I think there are probably better posts out there now. The cable routing is at a right angle to the post, and depending on your frame design, can cause the cable to be exposed and catch on things. The cable then gets bent or frayed where it comes out of the post, causing friction in activation. There is a threaded collar that adjusts so the post will seat into it's positions properly. It loosens up and then the seat won't set in it's positions. Locktite will fix the problem, but since the collar is smooth, it is difficult to re-adjust if necessary once the locktite hardens. It is often tough to know when the seat is in the middle position, and I often have to spend a couple extra seconds fiddling with it to make sure, especially if I'm bouncing around in a technical section. They say that you don't have to nudge the seat with your butt to get it to go up, but I always have to, adding an extra unwanted movement to the process. While not a big deal, the rubber boot never stays in place at the top position. So with all the little problems, I can't highly recommend it, but if you can get one a lot cheaper than the other brands, got for it, it sure beats not having an adjustable post.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 22, 2013]
Doug B
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

RELIABLE
User friendly
Low cost
Great customer service

Weakness:

Searching for that pin hole- an easy fix

Simple design that can be tuned on the trail. Owned 4 of these with not one bit of trouble. Set up, tuning and maintenance all easy.
Only issue is that it is set drop positions and you have to search for the holes with up and down butt moves.
This is fixed by drilling holes where you want the seat and counter sinking all the holes so the positioning pin finds them easily. Thought I try a Crank Brothers Kronolog with infinite positioning and that was a waste of time, money and patience.

Similar Products Used:

Grap Brothers Kronolog- SUCKS,
KS LEV-Great
Still have the Gravity Dropper

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 24, 2013]
Charlie

Strength:

Highly reliable, no seat wiggle at all, all mechanical so there's no air/fluid to leak, very easy to install, very easy to maintain (not that it needs much maintenance), rubber boot keeps debris off the moving part of the post. Lots of options on Gravity Dropper's purchasing app makes it easy to order what you want.

Weakness:

Drops 1" and either 3, 4 or 5 inches (depending on what you order) instead of dropping as far as you push it down like with some other droppers. The plastic base on the remote lever makes me worry, but it hasn't been a problem so I can't say this is much of a weakness. Post dropped a couple times when I didn't want it to. I found a tech tip on the Gravity Dropper website that told me how to stop this. The solution was very simple (twist a dial) and the post hasn't done this since.

Dropper seat posts are fantastic. I do mostly cross country but still use the thing all the time. The first time you hit an unexpected downhill and can instantly drop your seat post and then, when you hit an unexpected uphill, you can instantly raise your seat post to the perfect height you'll know what a great idea the dropper is. Yes, it is heavier and more expensive than regular seat post though I didn't notice the extra weight at all.
Reliability is the most important feature. A dropper seat post should move but only when you want it to. Perhaps because it's a mechanical rather than a hydraulic system, the Gravity Dropper is extremely reliable. It does what you want it to and only when you want it to. I've had it a year and ridden in dust and mud without any problems. I opened it up once to re-lube it and the whole process took less than 5 minutes. And I found it didn't need to be re-lubed.
I recommend the Turbo model so you can drop 1 inch plus 3, 4, or 5 inches. No matter what you think now, you will love having the remote lever.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 24, 2012]
richard

Strength:

As everyone has said below, it just works, is simple to service and customer service is great
Is lighter than most other posts

Weakness:

mainly as others have suggested, being looks and 90 degree output, but a noodle fixed that.
Remote not as good as some others (jolin has a great remote)

I have tried KS, Joplin and gravty dropper, but my favourite for real world use is gravity dropper.
My set tips for GD users are:
- get the turbo model, it is better than the classic
- setup on the LH side of the handlebars and get a grip shift or dual control (first gen) left hand lever as that way you can use your thumb more comfortably for controlling the switch
- buy a middleburn cable oiler and install one the cable housing (that way you can lube the cable to keep it switching smoothly)
- at the same time you install a cable oiler consider installing an in line barrel adjuster to perfect cable tension (I have not done this but would consider doing it again)
- if you have a 31.6 or 30.9 siaze frame consider doing a special order to get the right size for your frame, as opposed to using a shim
- choose a multi drop model (eg 1 inch and 4 or 5 inch drop)
- carefully measure your seatpost extension as it exists to ensure you can get away with a big drop

This post is the best is the best long term. Don't bother with the others.

Similar Products Used:

KS, Joplin, Gravity dropper classic

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 20, 2012]
noamkfir
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

Simplicity. No more problems with air of oil leaks. Cable attachment to outer tube is static. good seat head - two bolts. lever has two bolts that can be removed without disassembling the grip.

Weakness:

Cable enters to the tube in 90 deg. which is ugly, whether you install it forward or rear facing. post lever is rather uggly. operation is less pleasant than hydraulic posts. can't connect / disconnect the cable from the tube quickly. KS has this feature and it is very usefull.

I had joplin 3 for couple of years and then the KS . Now I have turbo multimposition, 100mm.
they can't get near to the turbo simplicity and reliability. Very simple maintenence required which is cleaning it and grease it once in a while.
the other hidraulic posts require constant maintenance at leat once a year and suffers from performance degration.
I removed the ugly boot as soon as I got the post. The lever Could be improved as well.
hydraulic post operation is more pleasant though, but You get used to the turbo quicly and it worth all the pros.
I recommand getting the multiposition version.

Similar Products Used:

joplin 3, KS i 950

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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