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Thank you for looking my post. Sorry i don't find the answers on my questions in Searching

I can't decide between regular Gravity Dropper and Turbo version.
The first and main thing what i'm looking is reliable of the post and opportunity repair them by myself.
Of course, i think the Turbo version would better a little, but does it worth extra 50$? If to be honest i don't like the cable routing of Turbo.

And about shifters. The standart GD shifter would working with gripshifts (use Sram X.0)? And if not what the solution?

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Hardtails Are Better said:
I'd prefer the Turbo just because you don't have to tap the seat to get it to come up.
Thank for your advice.

Nobody want to add something else?
 

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The classic has cleaner cable routing, but is more finicky. It also requires the but-tap.

After several classic versions I picked up a turbo. I like it better. Only gripe is the cable is easy to kink since it is hanging so far out.
 

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I like the classic however......

AL29er said:
The classic has cleaner cable routing, but is more finicky. It also requires the but-tap.

After several classic versions I picked up a turbo. I like it better. Only gripe is the cable is easy to kink since it is hanging so far out.
Hi Folks,

I generally agree with this post but haven't found the classic to be more finicky. Because of the cleaner cable routing I prefer the classic. I have the Turbo on my wife's bike and it has kinked because it is hanging out so far. Both are great products that I'm sure you'll enjoy!

Good luck,

Michael
 

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I suppose I could elaborate :)

The GD Classic uses rare earth magnets to push and pull the locking pin into position. When replacing the cable there is some trial and error to get those magnets lined up right. Of course there is no barrel adjuster and the cable end is tight in the lever. So, that is one particular nit pick and if you have never replaced a cable it is an unknown. The turbo doesn't suffer this position sensitivity at the lever.

Next area I noticed the classic being more sensitive was in the collar tension. The turbo seems to be okay keeping the collar at the base of the post a bit more snug. On the classic the pin wouldn't fully engage if there was too much pressure there. I noticed on the turbo that the collar was nicer and alloy, maybe that is across the whole product line now. At any rate, the collar on the turbo I have is easier to set tight and use.

The only gripe on the turbo is the custom cable. Of course even on the classic I found that I needed to fit a derailleur cable by filing it to size.
 

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Hey GR
I never even looked at using the turbo version when i ordered my Classic. I had two friends who used the Classic and they raved about it so I picked that one over the turbo based on their reviews and because of the cable routing of the Turbo.

I honestly don't even notice the butt-tap now. It is just intuitive now. I would think either or would be great. I just know that I can't stand riding without my GD now.

Just my 2cents.
 

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Thanks guys!

Just stupid question for reinsurance. For down the regular GD you must press on them with your butt, and for rise you just must click of lever and they rise himself?
 

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What you desscribed is the action of the GD Turbo.

For both of them, you just press the lever, and the weight of the rider pushes it down.

On the Turbo, you just push on the lever and rise up and the seat springs up. On the standard GD, when it is down, you push on the lever and you also have to "bump" the seat with your butt to get it to spring back up.
 
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