Question: Can you put a dropper post on any bike?

A dropper post can be a great upgrade for any mountain bike, but it’s important to find one that’s compatible with your bike. … The most common size is 31.6mm and is used on the majority of Boardman, Voodoo and Carrera mountain bikes.

Can you put a dropper post on a hardtail?

Not the cheapest upgrade, but it is easily one of the best. It’s the same for full suspension bikes; but even on the most humble of hardtails a dropper post will increase your control of the bike exponentially. … Check out our range of droppers here, and if you have any questions about fitting it to your bike, just ask!

Are dropper post universal?

Dropper seatposts are generally available in comparable range of sizes to regular seatposts – 27.2, 30.9, 31.6 & 34.9mm diameters- but as you get to the fringes of 27.2 and 34.9, the options become fewer.

Can you put a dropper post on an old bike?

If you’re installing a dropper post to an older mountain bike, external cable routing allows you to get up and running quickly. A few zip ties and you’re good to go. Attaching the cable (housing) to a rear brake hose works well. And should the cable sustain damage, repair is easy.

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Are dropper posts worth the money?

For mountain bikers, the dropper post is worth a look, but there are several reasons it might not be for you. … If you have to pedal hard on flatter terrain in races or you choose to pedal to the lift, you may be better on a trail bike or you may be one of the few downhillers who custom fit a dropper on their bike.

Why you should ride a hardtail?

It will make you smoother – If you don’t learn how to float your bike over roots and rocks, a hardtail will either bounce you off the trail or rattle your teeth out. … Also, due to the lack of rear suspension, bunnyhops are quicker, it’s easier to pick up the front wheel, and the bike is generally lighter and nimbler.

Can I use any dropper remote?

All the dropper post remotes in this group test feature a cable clamp that does not rely on the fixed cable-end found on gear cables. This means they can be used with any cable operated post, no matter if the fixed cable-end is meant to be used at the remote or the dropper end.

Are dropper post levers interchangeable?

There’s not really any advantage to doing it one way or the other but dropper posts with the cable anchored at the top are interchangeable with one another and vice-versa. To unravel the compatibility issue we’ve put together a simple path puzzle showing how each type of post is routed.

What’s the point of a dropper seatpost?

The main benefit of a dropper post is increased safety while riding. As mentioned above, the lever system allows you to quickly move the saddle out of the way when approaching descents or trail obstacles.

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How much does it cost to install a dropper post?

(1/2 hr min.) *Parts extra. *Parts extra. *Parts extra.

Service Packages.

SEAT & SEATPOST
Dropper Post Install – External 30.00
Dropper Post Install – Internal 45.00
Replace Dropper Cable – External *Parts extra. 15.00
Replace Dropper Cable – Internal *Parts extra. 25.00

Do dropper posts have suspension?

The PNW Coast Suspension Dropper seatpost is a unique cable-actuated dropper post with 40mm of built-in, bump-smoothing suspension. … Last summer, Seattle-based PNW Components released a suspension-equipped dropper seatpost that—as far as we know—was the first air-sprung suspension dropper post on the market.

When did droppers become popular?

Back in the early 1980s when mountain bikes were still largely a fringe part of cycling Joe Breeze and Josh Angell brought the Hite Rite to market.