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Have you guys seen the voice activated Gravity Droppers? I have been fortunate enought to be testing one right now. Cool thing is, you can program it to activate on any word or phrase. I chose "Gravity Dropper....ENGAGE!" Works perfectly every time

 

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tiSS'er said:
Have you guys seen the voice activated Gravity Droppers? I have been fortunate enought to be testing one right now. Cool thing is, you can program it to activate on any word or phrase. I chose "Gravity Dropper....ENGAGE!" Works perfectly every time
yeah, it works pretty good- the wireless headset is a nice touch.

Between the gravity dropper and the recumbent RFX I'm getting a nice low center of gravity.

 

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Which side should I use ? Gut reaction is Right.
Left, because i use more frequently the rear shifter (on the right side...)
 

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Have you guys seen the voice activated Gravity Droppers?
I've got mine rigged to use "The Clapper". Unfortunately, you have to briefly take both hands off the bars.
 

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A Crutch like device:

For lack of production of the famed GoreDuke I opted for the Crank Brothers Joplin adjustable seat post with remote. I have been eye balling the Maverick adjustable seat post for some time due to its IMO better craftsmanship than the Gravity Dropper. To my surprise Maverick has been taken over by Spot and they no longer make the Maverick adjustable seat post. But I found out that Crank Brothers bought the rights to the Maverick Speedball and worked on it for some time to make it even better. So I bought the Crank Brothers Joplin with remote and I am quite impressed so far. Nice looking design and the all-aluminum, air-sprung/oil-damped Joplin boasts three inches of hydraulic travel and is infinitely adjustable within that range. Oh and as someone else said about the Gravity Dropper being right or left mount specific with the remote. The Joplin has a joy stick that can be mounted on either side of the bars. And the frosting on the cake for me was, by coincidence some parts of it are anodized red to match my bike. I know they also offer a light blue or grey color. BTW Is there anybody else out there that has one and has any opinions on them? Check it out here...
.http://newflavors.bicycling.com/2008/02/crank-brothers.html
 

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A Crutch like device:

For lack of production of the famed GoreDuke I opted for the Crank Brothers Joplin adjustable seat post with remote. I have been eye balling the Maverick adjustable seat post for some time due to its IMO better craftsmanship than the Gravity Dropper. To my surprise Maverick has been taken over by Spot and they no longer make the Maverick adjustable seat post. But I found out that Crank Brothers bought the rights to the Maverick Speedball and worked on it for some time to make it even better. So I bought the Crank Brothers Joplin with remote and I am quite impressed so far. Nice looking design and the all-aluminum, air-sprung/oil-damped Joplin boasts three inches of hydraulic travel and is infinitely adjustable within that range. Oh and as someone else said about the Gravity Dropper being right or left mount specific with the remote. The Joplin has a joy stick that can be mounted on either side of the bars. And the frosting on the cake for me was, by coincidence some parts of it are anodized red to match my bike. I know they also offer a light blue or grey color. BTW Is there anybody else out there that has one and has any opinions on them? Check it out here...
.http://newflavors.bicycling.com/2008/02/crank-brothers.html
What bike are u using the joplin on?
They are still only available in diameters available 30.9mm and 31.6mm

Turners still are and thank gawd use 27.2mm post dia!

So point is lost on me:confused:
for Turner owners atleast or until they have 27.2mm option!

Homers are a loyal bunch, GD have been good to them/us also, not saying others arent' can't be better or not tried but its good to look after those who look after u us etc!
 

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yeppers! dj gets todays poopy head award for copy/pasting useless info in this thread after postin his own thread. oh so very poopy. shoulda waited till they release the 27.2 later this year (?).
 

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yeppers! dj gets todays poopy head award for copy/pasting useless info in this thread after postin his own thread. oh so very poopy. shoulda waited till they release the 27.2 later this year (?).
Oh sorry, I posted this before DT replied to my thread on this subject. I then realized that the Joplin doesn't come in Turner sizes. I ride an Intense and the only reason I posted this on the Turner forum was because of the reputation of Turner = gadgets and the majority of "crutch like devices" festooned to most of your bikes. So I thought this would have been the appropriate forum.;)
 

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The Joplin via my LBS are riddled w/ problems. Amp just didn't give me any response on attempts to contact.

I ride a Turner because I don't sit around fixing/maintaining it. I'm going w/ GD hopefully for the same reason.
 
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