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  1. General Discussion
    Canada based 9point8 have rolled out a 34.9mm version of its popular Fall Line dropper post. The 34.9mm Fall Line is available in all standards lengths (125mm, 150mm, 175mm, 200mm) and can also be customized. By profiling the inside diameter of the lower tube, 9point8 made its 34.9mm dropper...
  2. Misc Components
    The Highline is now available in 100, 125, and 160mm lengths. 160mm Crankbrothers Highline Last year, Crankbrothers launched a new dropper post. Based on previous history we were a bit apprehensive, but after a full season of abuse the post has been nothing but reliable. Our only complaint? It...
  3. Misc Components
    With its low weight the 9Point8 Short Stroke might be the first dropper post to see regular use in XC racing. 9Point8 was showing off a couple of interesting pre-production dropper posts that they're claiming will be the lightest droppers on the market at just 390 grams. The Fall Line dropper...
  4. General Discussion
    Known for the burliest dropper posts around, 9point8 is proud to introduce their Fall Line R dropper. What's mind-blowing is it's cuttable too, which allows dropping the weight to 335 grams. Weight is something that's not too important to the All Mountain rider, the core market of the dropper...
  5. General Discussion
    Last year at Interbike, we gushed over the new ReMote dropper lever from Wolf Tooth. This aftermarket unit operates on the same principle as a quality paddle shifter, but is unique in that it spins on a giant sealed cartridge bearing for smoother actuation. This mechanism sits on a plastic axle...
  6. 27.5
    A few weeks back my colleague Saris unveiled her custom alloy trail bike build that you can read about here. Her goal was to strike some semblance of balance between price and performance. Now it's my turn - but I've made no such concessions. My dream build, a Santa Cruz Hightower with dreamy...
  7. Misc Components
    The Fox Transfer looks and feels like it should cost $200 more than its $329 price tag. Winner: Fox Transfer We consider the dropper post to be the greatest recent development in the sport of mountain biking along with disc brakes. It enables experts to handle aggressive terrain and assists...
  8. Misc Components
    Tall riders rejoice - a 200mm dropper post is here. 9Point8 Last year 9point8 teased two extra long droppers, 175mm and 200mm models. At the time, those were almost unheard of and the Canadian brand was unsure of demand. There are now a few brands with offerings in the 170mm range, so 9point8...
  9. Enduro Racing
    Roll your eyes if you must, but enduro (both the race format, and the idea in general) has had a significant influence on bike, gear, and apparel design. No longer are we forced to choose between uphill efficiency and downhill fun. Modern mountain bike products do it all - and many do it all...
  10. Misc Components
    Nothing has had a bigger impact on the modern mountain bike in recent years than the dropper post. Yet despite their almost ubiquitous presence on high end models, they're often faulted for being overly expensive and downright unreliable. This fall, several manufacturers released more affordable...
  11. General Discussion
    "What's the coolest thing you saw?" We hear that question after every trade show. The following--in our humble collective opinion--represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our combined Mtbr and RoadBikeReview crew came across throughout the course of the 2014 Interbike and...
  12. Misc Components
    Canadian manufacturer 9point8 showed off their new $325 Fall Line infinitely adjustable dropper seatpost at small stand in Interbike's out-of-the-way incubator known as "The Lab." The Canadian-made post comes with 100 or 125mm of drop and in 30.9 and 31.6mm seatpost diameters. Available only for...
  13. General Discussion
    Introduction 9point8's Pulse seatpost is a new entry into the market of on-the-fly adjustable seatposts. Selling direct to consumer, mechanically actuated, manufactured in North America, black and with a 100mm stroke; its key differentiator is that it has a lever that looks like a mini brake...
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