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It's spring, which means I could use an upgrade, but not quite ready to retire the old girl.
So i am thinking a dropper post. I have a 27.2 seattube.
I did some googling and just wanted to ask: do any of the limited offerings lend themselves to the HL spot in terms of cable routing? I really want a bar mounted switch.

KS Lev looks nice but is pricey
Xfusion HiLo anyone?
then there is an origin8 model, cheap, but... OK?

And if you have a spare you want to sell... hook me up!
 

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Had a Gravity Dropper on mine, was flawless. Even switched it over to my new DW Spot when I got it and used a shim. Now on a KS LEV on the DW Spot and love it. You can probably find a used GD in the classifieds or PB I would bet. I just sold/gave mine to a friend still running an old school Burner!
 

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I've used the Xfusion on the old Spot for a few years now. It's been mostly good. Sometimes slow to return but I went and serviced it and it's worked great ever since (last year or more?). I have the KS LEV on the new Flux, way better and nice to not have to deal with the cable movement. The $$ was higher though so your choice.

Here's that XFusion HiLo service info:
X-Fusion Hilo Service - Bikes | Cycling | Mountain Biking on Cyclist No.1

Good luck with that.
 

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Gravity Dropper without a doubt
I just "upgraded" my 30.9 GD post with a new KS LEV TI and i think i just wasted several hundred bucks.
 

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If you can wait, Thomson reports they'll be releasing their 27.2 Elite Dropper June 1st. I'm thoroughly impressed with the one I installed on my Czar.
 

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I recommend Gravity Dropper

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Mine is a 27.2 "classic model" that I have used over the years on a 6 Pack, Flux and now on my Sultan. It is mechanical design and very reliable. I like the fact that the cable stays in a stationary position. Mine has the 2 and 4 inch drop which gives me 3 positions. It took me 5 minutes to get used to it. Now, I have countless hours of "muscle memory" riding this seat post and I cannot ride trails without it!

Actually, I recommend this post for 30.9 users too. Works great, costs less and made in USA too
 

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If you can wait, Thomson reports they'll be releasing their 27.2 Elite Dropper June 1st. I'm thoroughly impressed with the one I installed on my Czar.
This^^

I'm waiting for the Thomson 27.2 as well.
 

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I think the Thomson 27.2 would be worth the wait as they produce quality seat post in the larger sizes, so it would be interesting to see there version.
However, I have the KS Lev seat post and I have been impressed with it so far!

just my 2 cents
 

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I have Gravity Dropper turbo with right hand lewer mounted left side, so it is easy to use with thumb, works great.

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Thanks. The KS Lev is what I want, but too $. The gravity dropper will probably be the one when I find one used somewhere.
The Thomson will most likely be awesome and $$$$$$$$$$$.
 

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I have Gravity Dropper turbo with right hand lewer mounted left side, so it is easy to use with thumb, works great.

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^^^This. I have the Gravity Dropper Turbo on 2 bikes for years (one being 2005 6 Pack) with right hand lever mounted upside down on left side and it is the bees knees. No issues at all and never even a need to service. Mechanical is where it's at. Period.
 

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I know I'm a bit late to this thread, but T-Mars have a mechanical dropper post on ebay for under $100...works the same as a Gravity but much cheaper... I just put one on my HL Spot... Cable runs nicely under seat tube brace & alongside rear brake line...works beautifully as well :)
 

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Wow. Even GD gets ripped off by Chinese knocks offs? How many drop positions does it have or is it just up or down? Guess it is worth a shot for $80. Will be interested to see how long it lasts!
 
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