e*thirteen's TRS Plus Dropper Post, 9-46 Tooth Cassette - Eurobike 2016

Aug 31, 2016
by Mike Kazimer  
Eurobike 2016


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e*thirteen TRS Plus Dropper Post

It's official – you can add e*thirteen to the rapidly growing list of companies who have a new dropper post on the way. The TRS Plus is cable actuated, and has fully mechanical internals – there's no hydraulic fluid, or even an air spring for that matter. Instead, the post relies on a coil spring to return it to full extension when the actuation lever that sits under the handlebar is pushed. There are four possible positions; in addition to being fully extended or fully dropped by 150mm, the post can be stopped at 75mm or 110mm of extension.

The display model had a surprisingly light action – I'd expected the design to take a solid push on the lever to activate, but instead it felt like it required the same amount of effort it takes to shift a derailleur. In other words, not much, which could come in handy for those moments when getting the seat out of the way as quick as possible is the top priority. Of course, this was a pre-production model – once we get our hands on the final version we'll see how it behaves after a steady diet of rain and mud.

The stealth routed TRS Plus will be available in 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters, with a claimed weight of 590 grams. It's expected to be available by January 2017, at which time it will be priced at a very competitive $279 USD.

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The TRS Plus' lever is cable actuated, with the fixed portion of the cable attached to the base of the post.
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A simple but effective two bolt head design holds the seat in place.


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e*thirteen TRS Race Cassette

The dropper post wasn't the only new item e*thirteen had on display – they were also showing off the Race version of their TRS extended range cassette that offers a whopping 511% gear range thanks to its 9-46 tooth spread. The 11-speed cassette weighs 280 grams, and now has a bushing that rests against the XD driver body to help eliminate the chances of it creaking under load. The shape of the largest cogs has also been revised slightly over the original TRS Plus cassette to increase stiffness and ensure that shifts are crisp and clean every single time. MSRP: $349 USD. The original 9-44 tooth TRS Plus cassette will still be available, with a newly lowered price of $279.


MENTIONS: @ethirteen-components




153 Comments

  • + 164
 Dear bike industry
You annoy me so
I just want a post
That drops two Oh oh

These 150 mil posts are great and all
But a 200mil post would be great by the fall
Oktoberfest is known for its beer
But perhaps also long posts for that time of year?

This poem sucks I'm fully aware
Negative prop me, I won't care
Before carbon or more speeds, I want a new post
Please grant me my wish, I want it the most
  • + 24
 9point8 has that covered. Not sure why pinkbike hasn't shown it yet.
www.9point8.ca/index.php?route=product/product&path=42&product_id=100
  • + 2
 @bmxRC009: One brand (2 if you count reverb) doesn't really mean it's covered, it would be nice to have some more options. I think that's all we want here.
  • + 1
 @Buggyr333: Yup exactly my point. I have a 150mm KS Lev and it's been amazing for the past couple years BUT I still have to get off and adjust it up or down depending on what I'm riding. The 170mm option from Rock Shox is there but I can't justify the money on it when I'll still be doing the same thing anyway.
  • + 11
 I guess people will be demanding 350mm travel posts next year.
  • + 7
 @Buggyr333: But if at least one brand makes it, your wish is granted. I don't see why brand name is even relevant to the wish list...
  • + 1
 @chrisingrassia: Availability is one thing.
  • + 0
 @chrisingrassia: You know what, you're right. Why do we need options? Why even bother having more than one brand make a 160mm full suspension bike? we only need one. Also, why is there more than one brand that makes 2.3 tires? arent they all the same?
  • + 2
 @Tmackstab: ks has a longer one in testing
  • + 2
 @jrocksdh: That is good news! KS is my favorite so far. Have any links to this?
  • + 7
 @Buggyr333: I'm always interested in the tech world, smart phones. If I could get a 5.2" QHD smartphone with SD820, HQ front-facing speakers, 6gb RAM, 128gb storage w/SD slot, the best cameras available with physical camera button, vanilla Android or Windows OS, 4000mah removable battery with Qi, and USB-C, I'd be a happy camper. That's all that should matter is getting what you want, why does brand name matter?

If you wanted a full carbon enduro rig with specific HA, TT, ST, BB height and interface, chainstay length, axle size, etc.....wouldn't you be stoked on that and buy it right up regardless of brand name? I mean, if a mftr made EXACTLY what you want/need, why do "options" matter?

If 9point8 makes one in 200mm, that's what you want/need. No?
  • - 1
 @chrisingrassia: I never said brand name mattered, I'm saying there is not enough options, especially because the 9point8 is largely unavailable at this point, also the pricing is not very competitive, more options bring the prices down,
I don't understand why so many people are against the notion of longer travel dropper posts. It's like back when DH bikes had 4" of travel, and people would argue that you would never need 8" of travel, or even 6" of travel. It's just fighting progress, and progress that makes a noticeable difference, not the subtle changes that axle standards have been seeing. Sure they would not fit every frame, (but seat tubes ARE getting shorter and shorter every year in case you're living under a rock) but eventually frame manufacturers will all follow suit, hell if anything they're leading the charge while all these dropper post manufacturers will be playing catch-up.
  • + 2
 I second this! along with my other fellow tall folk riders. we are tall and have long legs 200mm dropper is what we need!!! Please!
  • + 1
 www.vecnum.net/bike-parts/adjustable-seatpost/moveloc-seatpost.html

There you go. Reliable, 200mm drop, nice features and competitive pricing. Doesn't have a stealth option though...
  • + 2
 @Trailmaster12: I put myself on the waiting list for that over a year ago. That thing doesn't exist in reality...it's vaporware
  • + 2
 You guys must have 52" inseams
  • + 1
 @UtahBikeMike: Or maybe we just want to be able to shred as much as possible, and not be held back by our seatpost height.

And please don't just say "I have so and so drop and I'm this tall and it's enough for me"
because it's not the same for everyone.
  • + 2
 235mm posts would be better for guys like me with a 30" inseam
  • + 2
 Wait time for a 9point8 Fall Line with 200mm drop is down to 3-4 weeks. I just ordered my Fall Line with 175mm with no wait at all. Read the reviews--it's the best post on the market. No need for more options.
  • + 3
 @chrisingrassia: I think you're missing something here. For some, complaining online about new products is very much a part of the experience. Regardless of what a manufacturer makes people WILL complain because that's just what some people are into.

...Now if you'll excuse me, I'm running late for the Bicycle Industry Illuminati Bilderberg Let's Screw The Bike Buying Public meeting. Today we're discussing switching to disc brakes to the right and drivetrain on the left side for all bikes next year. Looks like it's gonna be a real money maker...
  • + 2
 @DrPete: I'm on the 9.8 200 wait list. Can't wait to ditch the double drop BS once and for all!
  • + 1
 @tcmtnbikr: Nice! The 200 was just a bit much for me. On my XL Nomad it looks like the 175 will sit fully inserted and at full extension it sits exactly where I need it. So I got lucky.
  • + 3
 @Buggyr333:

I don't think 50mm of seatpost should make a difference in how hard you shred.
  • + 2
 @UtahBikeMike: It's not make or break, but if there's a post that does it, why not? Keeping the saddle further from the boys on the hard stuff is a good thing.
  • - 1
 @UtahBikeMike: It sure does to me, so it doesn't really matter what you think.
  • + 2
 @Buggyr333:

Your balls must be a lot bigger than mine to need the extra clearance from all of the badass gnar shredding you do.
  • + 2
 It's not too often online dick measuring contests involve literal measuring.
  • + 1
 @UtahBikeMike: It's not about balls, or skill, or numerical amount of badass gnar shreds, It's just about body geometry, bike geometry, and riding style.
  • + 1
 @Buggyr333: Exactly. If tall guys like me should learn to ride with shorter posts then maybe short guys should learn to ride with longer posts.
  • + 1
 @UtahBikeMike: Yes it does. thats 2". If my seat was 2"too high id be terrified of some of thev drops and steeps that we do.
  • + 37
 almost every PB commenter: "anything less than 1,000mm of drop and this is outdated"
  • + 5
 It's weird, it's like we want more drop or something?
  • + 14
 @Buggyr333: tall people might need more drop, but people have been talking about it like anything under 150mm is unacceptable for everyone. apparently they don't know that not everyone has 35" inseams
  • + 5
 @xeren: There's already so many posts in the 150mm realm, so new ones coming out without offering options more drop seems redundant. If you're going to come out with something new, you may as well make it work for more people. I don't think anyone looking to get a longer post wants to abolish 125mm-150mm posts. It's just frustrating that hardly any longer options exist at this point

Btw, I am only 6' and 150mm is nowhere near enough for my current bike and my riding style.
  • + 6
 @Buggyr333: I'm 5'9" and cannot get a 150 low enough at full extension on some frames. I think only recently frame makers have begun shortening seat tubes enough for longer posts on small/medium frames.
from a developer stand point if you have resources to develope one post at a time it makes sense to do 125 first. A taller rider can use a 125 but a shorter rider cannot use 150.
  • + 3
 @Buggyr333: long droppers are more difficult to make and fail more and have less demand so i do get why we see fewer of them. At 6'1 33is 150 is too short on steeps and therefore too high on dh(2 much base)
  • - 1
 @jrocksdh: difficult is their problem, not ours. They can figure it out. I understand why it's taking some time, But I have faith they will figure it out.
  • + 1
 You commented me directly in the vitals. Aaarrrrgggghhhhhh.
  • + 3
 @Buggyr333: It will be our problem as well. Expect an imminent jump to 34.9 or larger being the standard seat post size. Nobody wants 200mm plus of flexy 25mm post on their bike. It is a relatively easy problem to solve mechanically, but we all gonna be buying new frames. One inch seat posts got left back in the 90's for a good reason.
  • + 2
 @Gttroy: At least in the case of the Fall line, it can be shimmed down to reduce the stroke. So you can make a long post shorter, but making a short post longer is still a bigger design challenge.
  • + 14
 Seems like a pretty similar action to the good old gravity dropper, but in a more user friendly package. I sure would be happy to use a simple spring instead of the dubiously reliable ks post I have.
  • + 6
 Love my Gravity Dropper (going on 5 years with less than 5 minutes of maintenance), I even like the lever feel more than my Reverb. I have no idea why the bike industry complicated what should have been (IMHO) a simple mechanism.
  • + 8
 This might finally be it! A post that will be as reliable and user serviceable as a gravity dropper with improved ergonomics. Not yet another post more complex than a fricking suspension fork or shock And its actually affordable!
  • + 2
 Ah the good old Gravity Dropper aka Turbo Nut Crusher. Seriously though I had a Classic and that could be potentially dangerous but a mate had the Turbo and that thing can seriously affect your ability to have children. I hope e-thirteen have the speed control on this one a little more sorted.
  • + 5
 What am I doing wrong... I have a 100mm dropper post: Sits at riding height, and has plenty of drop for me to ride without touching the saddle when descending.
  • + 4
 nothing wrong, it's what works for you, it might not work for someone else though. There are some douchebags on here that think their set up is the holy grail and all must bow to it or have their faces melted off.
  • + 2
 What y9pema said, absolutely nothing wrong. You should actually consider yourself lucky that you can get away with so little drop. I wish I could say the same.
  • + 5
 You aren't complaining enough. That's what you're doing wrongWink
  • + 3
 170 is a must, 6'1,I have 150 right now and wish I have longer, frame is not a big deal, modern frames almost all compatible with 150 + DP;

e13 - did good job producing dropper without air cartridge
  • + 2
 thank god there is another dropper post that'll more or less work exactly like all the others!! Someone make one where the clamp holding the seat tills back in relation to how much post is dropped, that would actually be something worth while
  • + 10
 but this one is fully mechanical, if it works properly it shouldn't be exactly like others, it should be loads more reliable.
  • + 0
 @Buggyr333: both Gravity Dropper and Rase been making fully mechanical post for awhile now.
  • - 1
 doubt it's possible without having play in the seat all the time
  • + 0
 @Grmasterd: and Specialized
  • + 6
 @Grmasterd: But neither have 150mm of drop, and both are ugly.
  • + 1
 @Grmasterd supposedly the rumor is that Specialized is working on one.
  • + 0
 can't "tilt" a post that goes into a straight post
  • + 2
 @chrisingrassia: no but you can tilt the seat head..
  • + 1
 @bsavery: Ah! I read "the clamp holding the seat" as the seatpost clamp on the seattube. That's why I was confused.
  • + 4
 If that dropper proves reliable, it'll be pretty sweet. I wonder if it's a real ball, slapper or if you can dampen the spring a bit? .
  • + 1
 Well if it's as reliable as other mechanical options, that shoots to the top of my list for 150mm dropper posts. But it's still only 150mm of drop. I figured after the Reverb and Fall-line went longer, a lot more brands would follow suit.
  • + 7
 Do you really need more than 150??? I honestly only see the 170 as a good option for people around 6'5" lol I don't find the need for anything more than 150 on steep stuff and I'm 6' 1"
  • + 8
 @joalst: Yes, Yes I do. I have a 150mm post on my bike currently, set at pedaling height, or even a bit below, I feel sketchy on steep stuff/jumps if it only drops 150mm. I'm constantly having to fiddle with my seatpost clamp height. usually dropping it 1-2 inches lower. I don't know if it's my long legs or just my riding style, but yes. I would much prefer a post with more than 150mm of drop, and I am only 6', so I cannot be alone in this (and I know that I am not)
  • + 2
 @joalst: Come ride Laguna or North Shore steeps..up and down. I'm still double dropping with a 170 (6'0"). Waiting on the 9.8 200 so I can finally stop double dropping once and for all.
  • + 1
 @Buggyr333: helpful if you also tell what bike brand make it is otherwise its just JRA!
  • + 1
 I think if you go above 150 you will run into reliability issues and also, the bike frames/seat tube length should be designed to accomodate the longer travel posts. I don't think you will see a 200mm compatible frame any time soon or even a 170 - especially on smaller frames.
  • + 4
 @joalst: I'm 6"3.. Love a 170.. I want post base as low as possible for senders and manuals..
  • + 2
 @Maverickdh00: Kona Explosif, with KS lev, just look at my pictures, see how much seatpost I have extended, and that's still a bit low for optimum pedaling. Usually slam it for DH trails or Jumping.
www.pinkbike.com/photo/13496567
  • + 2
 150mm, 170mm, I can't live with that, I need a frame with removable seat tube!
  • + 2
 @joalst: run a 9point8 175mm droper and I'm 6' if a 200mm fit in my seat tube id be running it to slam the seat to the frame! lol medium insurgent
  • + 2
 @Buggyr333: it looks to me by the picture you clinically have no torso...just 2 loooong legs with shoulders on top...holy crap ! Dont tell me you're a leg model?
  • + 2
 @achemdog: Flattery will get you everywhere.
  • + 2
 @Buggyr333: finally someone who understands proper pedaling position! I swear on every bike I've ever rented/demoed, the post has been below the bars at full extension. I shudder to think of these people climbing. I'm still good with 120 tho.
  • + 1
 remember a few years ago when everyone rode just fine with posts that had 0mm of drop? Not to say that dropper posts aren't great but lol at all the people who "need" 170mm of drop.
  • + 0
 @Buggyr333: I hear ya, but based on your pictures you're probably in the low low percentage of bikers in terms of leg length. Wow. So you have a few options out there already for longer posts. What's the issue.

Sorry to say but you won the genetic lottery, not every product is going to be catered to you. I'd wager that 99.9% of medium frames and at least half the people using large frames can't use more than 150mm drop so unfortunately not every post is going to make that size.
  • + 2
 @bsavery: My legs are relatively long, 6' with 35" inseam. but that is not so far out of the ordinary that I would call it winning the "genetic lottery" In my experience most riders don't have their posts at proper pedaling height at the highest position anyway. Plus the bike in the picture only has a 16.5" seattube, leaving lots of room for dropper posts, which a lot of frames are doing these days. I'm not saying every company needs to put out long travel dropper posts, I just want more options than the failure-prone reverb, and the largely unavailable 9point8, and I don't think that is unreasonable.
  • + 1
 @Buggyr333: dude you are completely missized your explosif. Im 5'9'' 32'' and riding 17.5 explosif, no prob with 125mm dropper for DJ to trail with no insert adjustments.
  • - 1
 @kanasasa: Fit is a completely personal thing, I went a size down (they actually don't make a 17.5 explosif anymore), mine is a medium, which I got because I also do a lot of Dirt jumping with it, and because the ETT and reach was still a lot longer than the bike I was coming off of (LG stanton slackline), but that still has nothing to do with the dropper post length, because even if I had the "proper fitting" 18.5" large explosif, 150mm would still only be 150mm of drop. Because guess what? EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT! I don't understand what is so hard about this concept for you people. And the size of my "Completely Missized" explosif is irrelevant to what you do on your explosif, because, guess what? we are different.
  • + 1
 @Buggyr333: happy trails!
  • + 1
 @Buggyr333:
No need to get aggravated man lol kanasasa makes a valid point.

You'd probably be more comfortable on a large explosif. Regardless if the medium is longer than your previous bike, it's stack is probably much lower which makes for an awkward fit especially if you need at least a 170mm dropper. If you love the bike and how it rides, then that's none of my business. But what I'm saying is that you might have loved the large a bit more because of the higher front end and you would also have a much more realistic seat post to seat tube ratio lol

Ether way, happy trails as Kanasasa said
  • + 0
 @joalst: I don't see how any of this is relevant to the amount of drop the seatpost has. If I had a large it 150mm would still not be enough and I would still have quite a bit of seatpost exposed (lg is only 2" longer seattube), Fit is a personal thing and I made the decision to get the size I did based on the geometry I was use to, it was an informed decision, but I digress, my point is again, that everyone. is. different. and whether or not I have a medium or large does not effect the amount of drop I have on my KS lev.

Happy trails! (which everyone knows is pinkbike speak for "F*ck off")
  • + 1
 @Buggyr333: sorry mate but that frame looks tiny.....my mates saddle is high like this and it works for him even though hes a bit shorter than me but i almost consider this to be "cheat seat" high....sure its easier to peddle the higher your saddle is but i feel like i am perched atop a frame if the saddle is this high. it honestly looks like it would be difficult to stop the bike from washing out in a corner. the reason my mate has his saddle this high is that he has poorly knees so needs must (he's still a damn fast rider though). I am 6ft tall and use to have a slightly larger kona firemountain 17.5 inch frame (back in 94 so ages ago) and wow was that frame tiny feeling and i did run a high looking saddle height. why not work on increasing leg strength so you can use a lower saddle position. sorry i know that reads really bad and for all i know you could be the fastest rider ever but that saddle height to me says (that apart from dirt jumping) you ride a lot of smooth trails and most of it is up hills (nothing wrong with that though). i dont know if konas are shorter in wheelbase than most or if the height of the head tube is lower but my old kona did feel fast but a bit too low for my liking. i mean my inseam is 33" and i get by a-ok with a 125mm dropper (which is fitted in the frame as low as it can go) so it shows you how much higher your preferred riding position must be. I think joalst and kanasasa have allready made the same points but that seemed to offend you. Im guessing it was because if you chose to you could focus on the "dude you cant choose the correct bike frame" kinda reply but i think that was not meant intentionally to annoy you just that you could read it the same way as you could read into my reply as being "you have long weak legs" and "you should buy a bike that fits you" not meant to wind you up but perhaps the frame is a bit small for you. Heck you could go ride a 14.5 inch frame for all i care but if you need bigger than a 150mm drop i would say you likely need a bigger frame.
  • + 0
 @rabidmonkfish: Please, look at a geometry chart, a 16.5 explosif is much, much longer than an old medium fire-mountain, the medium explosif has a 24" TT which was largely considered the norm for a large frame not more than 2-3 years ago, and the reach is 430mm, which is way longer than large frames were a few years ago. And ah yes, let me just "work on my leg strength" to use a lower saddle position. I'm sorry but that is some stupid sh*t. Why wouldn't I want to have my bike have the most efficient seatpost height possible? running the post lower than pedaling height would be much more of a detriment to my climbing abilities than the frame size. And no, I don't ride mostly smooth trails, or even mostly uphill trails, that saddle is at climbing height, and as I stated in previous comments, I lower that seatpost way lower (much lower than 150mm) for riding DH or DJ trails.

The reason I'm annoyed is the way you people assume so many things about me and my riding style, and how you're so matter-of-fact about it. The proper way to say these things is "I don't know, your frame looks a bit small to me but, I don't know, everyone's fit is different" or something to that effect. Don't presume that everyone has the same fit and riding style as you.

Also It's annoying because none of this has ANYTHING to do with the amount of saddle drop
  • + 1
 @Buggyr333: well', the most important aspect is the different height of each make and model's seat tube...i have a 2013 giant reign xo in medium, and a 2010 commencal supreme 6 in small.. im 5'8" on a good day, and the height difference on these two frames is very different,, so seatpost height is the most important variable in this list, second is ridder inseam, and last is riding type and style...anyone that doesnt agree at least partly ,must be either simple minded, or a scientist and might wanna check their hypotenuse again!
  • + 1
 @achemdog: Except that I do not have a problem with the seat tube length of the bike. People are just saying that I do.

Also, I would definitely argue that seatpost length is certainly not the most important aspect of sizing, and that line of thinking is something that the industry has been trying to stray away from for some time, because seat tube length effectively may be adjusted on the fly with a QR clamp or dropper post, provided you have the clearance to do so (which is why more and more companies are opting for shorter seat tubes) effective Reach and top tube length are somewhat harder to adjust (having to swap out parts to achieve this usually). Using seat tube length and inseam measurements to size a bike is a very outdated school of thought, so long as the rider has clearance on both fronts, and I would certainly rank riding style above them. Please tell me I'm simple minded, because that would explain why the industry in whole has already moved away from these sizing standards.
  • + 4
 All you people must be giants. I'm 5'10 and can only run 125mm of drop. Any more and I wouldn't reach the pedals.
  • + 2
 Same here.....we must be freaks!!
  • + 2
 I'm in the 5'10 freak club to Smile
  • + 1
 I'm 5'11" and I run a 150mm Reverb, with a bit of extra post showing as well. I am even thinking of switching to a 170mm Reverb to get maximum clearance when dropped.
  • + 0
 You are on the wrong sized (or outdated) bike or you have subconsciously learnt to work around riding hard with the seat too high is my guess.

I am 5'7" with a 29" inseam and a 125 still leaves the seat annoyingly up in the mix on larger drops and jumps. Downhill only days will still have me reaching for the quick release or a standard post.
  • + 1
 @darkside720: That's a bit much of a generalization, may be true, but you can't conclude that off of so little information.

125mm drop isnt anywhere enough drop for me either, but thats no reason it wouldnt be enough for someone else.
  • + 2
 @darkside720: Wow, I had no idea how wrong I was! Thank you so much for enlightening me!

Nah, I'm kidding. You sound like a dick. Believe it on not, people come is all shapes, sizes and riding styles. Not only that but every bike is designed differently. My seat drops to exactly where I want it - right about level with the bottom of my stem. That's low enough to stay out of the way in steep terrain or the air, and high enough that I can steer the bike with my legs when things get rowdy - something that everyone but downhill racers seems to have forgotten about.
  • + 2
 @Buggyr333: Twas a guess not a conclusion as I said, just pondering out loud how people manage to ride with what to me would be a high seat.

@tinfiol: Sorry not trying to be a dick and tell you how to ride a bike. For me that would be good position for leg gripping the seat in technical terrain but a pain on drops etc, but if it works for you great. It is entirely possible I need to change or improve my downhill technique!
  • + 1
 I'm 6'2 with a reasonably long inseam and a 175 is perfect for my XL Nomad--fully inserted and at full extension it's right where I need it for climbing. And I seem to be at the tall end in the mountain biking world. So I'm surprised there are so many people asking for 200s, but I'm sure there's a need somewhere. Seems like the marketing and R&D folks have found the sweet spot is 125 and 150 though. Might just not be worth the money for everyone to do a wide range of stroke lengths.
  • + 2
 @darkside720: Wow, that was a very civilised comment. Now I feel bad for being so confrontational in mine.

I think we could probably call it different strokes for different folks (literally) and leave it at that. We've all got our own style, types of terrain we like to ride, etc.

My original point, which I didn't accompany with an explanation is that at 5'10ish", as a pretty average 'expert' rider with a background racing a little and instructing, I seem to be right in the sweet spot for a 125mm dropper. On a frame with an exceptionally short seat tube maybe, maybe I'd run a 150. In my mind, 175 is for giants. 200 seems a silly thing to bring to market, though maybe about 3 people could use it. That said, I could see how folks who ride a lot of machine built jumps, maybe spend time in the bike park or have a bmx background might like the seat completely gone while descending.
  • + 1
 @tinfoil: No worries, I am beginning to think my 4x/hardtail background may be something to do with it.
  • + 3
 My 5 ? year old Rase up to 9" drop post has never failed .

Its set at 7" currently .
  • + 4
 is this dropper post month?
  • + 2
 Can we buy just the big half of the cassette to use with our existing e thirteen cassette?
  • + 1
 Yes the cassette seems cool even though I'm not slow or rich-maybe old though -the seat post is inexpensive -when wil these be available
  • + 1
 Is anyone ever going to come out with a new externally routed dropper post?
I can't afford a post for every bike I have.
  • - 2
 interesting or disapointing that these companies jumping on the bandwagon arent offering any real differences or advantages, Magura as far as I know has the only wireless remote option, Reverb is the only true fully hydraulic option! Not anti these companies jumping in like e13 Shimano etc, but seriously you couldnt develop anything new in this field that is also reliable and beneficial!
  • + 10
 But it's fully mechanical? and with a coil spring? the only other brand that offers that is Gravity Dropper and some cheapie options. None of which have this much drop or look close to this clean. I feel like it's a move in the right direction.
  • + 2
 Perhaps the Reverb is the only fully hydraulic option because other companies are aware that for every Reverb RockShox sells, it has to replace it under warranty 5 times (based on personal and anecdotal experience, of course). If I have to warranty a Stealth Reverb one more time, I'm selling the replacement and buying a 9point8/RaceFace/Easton post.
  • + 1
 Something new and innovative would be great. Like a super light 125-150mm dropper for the XC crowd. No good light options out there really.
  • + 1
 I wonder if the bearings are as good as the ones in their bottom brackets?
And by good, I mean terrible. And expensive.
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 $350 US for a cassette, as Mr Sulu would say.........Oh My!
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 When will the 9-46 be available? It's not on their website yet (the shop at least)
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 Sooo... Its only 4 fixed positions not infinite like a KS lev or reverb?
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 That's correct.
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 Having been using a reverb for nearly a year now, im actually thinking about trying a set position post, sometimes im forever fiddling around with height to get it right, so full height, 3/4s and 1/2 heights might be quite nice.
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 @inked-up-metalhead: Just maybe without the infinite adjustability of the Reverb you might never get the TRS right? On second thought, I'm not certain whether there is any difference between "forever" fiddling and "never" getting it right.
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 I think youd get used to the different positions, i find the reverb to be a case of 'find a nice height for technical stuff and spend the rest of your ride trying to find it again without 50 million micro adjusts'
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 Truthfully, I think i only need a 2 position post. I rarely ever used a middle position on my reverb. It was either full extension or not. I had a gravity dropper and dropped the mid travel position was so near full extension that it was useless. At least this one.has some middle options. Maybe I'd have a go at it.
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 I have tried both and 3 positions is plenty. I actually prefer fixed positions, tbh.
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 @inked-up-metalhead: reverb and doss on my bikes. Prefer fixed, reverb always makes me wonder how much dropped is at the moment and readjusting.
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 Oh look another dropper post........
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 More importantly, what fine cyclebike was this plugged into? Looked sexy
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 The cassette is more than the dropper post? Sounds wrong.
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 umm....that cassette is $350!
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 Makes perfect sense- the only people who need a 9-46 tooth range are rich slow old dudes. who will probably run it with a 28t front ring
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 No man its for sponsored racers. But cheaper than eagle for better range
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 @chize: Or people who do races that have massive climbs and wide open fast descents.
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 Dare I use the E word
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 @Scoutty: is it really cheaper than eagle? i hadn't see the pricing on that yet.
Ug at this point it feels like you pretty much have to be sponsored to afford any of the top end stuff.
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 Considering its a 11 speed I don't need new cassette shifter and derailleur so I'm gonna say yes. I remember reading eagle would be around a grand.
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 @chize: At MSRP the e.13 is $10 cheaper than XO1 and 20g lighter from the numbers posted . XX1 MSRP is $420
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 Yay a 9 tooth high gear. About time.
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 Looks like I may have a replacement for my Speccy Command IR. Smile
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 The 150mm post looks just a little too long. It needs to be Boost sized.
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 D post from e13? watch it fail Smile
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 Woohoo, finally a reasonable looking replacement remote for my Thomson!
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 YES! My cable broke lastnight on a ride and I was so pissed. Especially because it didnt happen in a good spot, it was maybe 80% up so it sucked for the downhills I had left and still sucked for the climbs.
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 @cgdibble: Thats the real problem with internal routed posts that no one thinks about. with external routing you can just actuate the lever with your finger and adjust the post anyway.
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 @chize: Hmm, I shall keep that tidbit tucked away in my interesting fact bank (not being a dick, I actually will). I hadn't thought of that.

I need to experiment with some other lever designs because the stock Thomson one has taken 2 cables since I got it in march. It sucks, too, because it is the very itsy bitsy tip of the cable so now I guess I have a collection of spare front shifter cables? Oh wait...1x...lol well dangit.
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 SUGOI.....
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 Soooooo if it's fully mechanical then why the high price tag?
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 9 tooth? Sick
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 Nice cassete
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 cheap bulky looking awkward lever
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