Bontrager Drop Line Dropper Post
For many mountain bikers, dropper posts have become an essential component, as necessary as disc brakes and front suspension. Sure, it's possible to ride down tricky descents with your seat raised sky-high, but do you really want to? Bontrager's new Drop Line dropper post was designed with simplicity and reliability in mind, and uses a hydraulically locking cartridge to hold the seat in place at any point during its travel.
The post is cable actuated by a small remote that's mounted under the handlebar, the spot where a shifter used to reside before 1x drivetrains took over (although there will be a front shifter compatible remote available as well). The cable's tension is adjusted at the remote, and the fix head slots into a mechanism at the base of the post, which simplifies setup and makes it easy to remove the post entirely if necessary. When basic maintenance is necessary it only takes a 2, 2.5, and an 8mm Allen key to tear the post down – no special tools required.
The Drop Line is designed for bikes with a 31.6mm seat tube that can accept an internally routed post, and will retail for $299.99 USD when they become available in early June. Three version will be offered, with either 100, 125, or 150mm of drop. Weights range from a claimed 565 grams for the 100mm drop version up to 624 grams for the 150mm version.