Magura Launches Updated Vyron MDS-V3 Wireless Dropper Post

Nov 21, 2022
by MAGURA- DV  

Press Release: Magura

Magura presents a completely new development of the wireless seat post with this third evolutionary stage of the Vyron. Thanks to its intuitive operation, lightning-fast response and extension speed, and high level of resilience with IP67 certification, the new Vyron MDS-V3 is now even more user-friendly and reliable.

Six years ago, Magura ushered in a new era of electronically controlled bicycle components. The Magura Vyron was the first Vario seat post on the market to be equipped with wireless remote control and has received several awards since then. This third evolutionary stage of the Vyron was developed from scratch. It sets new standards for intuitive operation, resilience and speed.


New, intuitive operation

The seat post and the remote have been redesigned from the ground up. The Vyron MDS-V3 remote can be ergonomically placed on the underside of the handlebar, just like the gear lever on the right-hand side. It’s easily accessible with the thumb and can be optionally mounted on the brake master with the Magura Shiftmix clamp. An aluminium protective ring ensures high resistance to impacts or falls.

Communication between the remote and the seat post is lightning-fast and instantaneous via Bluetooth, and the intuitive operation of the new Vyron MDS-V3 is similar to that of conventional, wired seat posts – the seat post will adjust for as long as the operating lever on the remote is actuated by the thumb.


A high level of resilience and IP67 certification thanks to the new battery concept

Mud, moisture and dirt are the enemies of all electronics. To protect the control unit, the new Vyron MDS-V3 dispenses with a charging socket, relying instead on a sealed battery cover. A replaceable CR2 lithium battery with a service life of at least one year is used for the power supply. Thanks to this pioneering battery concept, the new Vyron is IP67-certified and will even survive brief immersions in water – so it’s ready for the most challenging days on the trail.



New hydraulics for more speed

The hydraulics inside the seat post are also uncompromisingly designed for speed. The wholly redesigned inner workings of the post and a new, faster actuator ensure a perfect flow of oil between the hydraulic chambers. The result is a seat post that adjusts downwards at lightning speed when riders need it most.


The Magura MDS-V3 is available in two diameters and four travel variants (100 mm, 125 mm, 150 mm & 175 mm). By changing the inner tube base, the travel of the seat post can be easily adjusted from 175 to 150 mm and from 125 to 100 mm. This saves money, increases flexibility and ensures that the Vyron can also be quickly and easily mounted on other bikes.

The RRP of the Magura Vyron MDS-V3 is €579.90 (incl. 19% german VAT). It can be ordered from specialist bike shops from November 21st and is expected to be delivered from December. Start of sale exclusively in Europe.


One regular service free of charge

From the sales launch until 28 February 2023, the first 1000 customers can register their Vyron at www.magura-vyron.com for one regular service free of charge – worth €139! The customer can choose the service date – however, we recommend that the service is carried out after about one season of use.

Technical details:
• Material: aluminium
• Length: 396 / 421 / 446 mm / 471 mm (depending on the travel variant)
• Adjustment Range: 100 mm / 125 mm / 150 mm / 175 mm
• Travel Option: from 175 to 150 mm / from 125 to 100 mm
• Minimum Insertion Depth: 120 mm
• Saddle Position: 0 mm setback
• Battery: replaceable | CR2 in seat post, CR2032 in remote
• Battery Life: roughly one year of use
• Remote Control: Wireless remote control
• Mounting: Compatible with single clamp, Magura Shiftmix & SRAM Matchmaker
• Dust and Water Sealing: IP67 rating (protected against dust and brief immersion in water)
• Weight: 700 g (seatpost) / 40 g (remote) ; +/- 5%; w/o batteries
• RRP: €579.90 (incl. 19% german VAT) / £492.92





87 Comments

  • 62 1
 Why can't we get an axs.or.other wireless dropper that 200+ travel.
  • 13 1
 This! Only reason I would've sold my AXS to get this.
  • 4 5
 This!
  • 7 3
 Seems to me the electronics and mechanics take space. It is only economical to make these if there are enough frames that allow for sufficient insertion depth. Interrupted seattubes are getting rare, but most of them are still kinked to make room for the big rear wheel, suspension linkage and bottle. Or there is sufficient insertion depth but only because the seattube is so tall that it doesn't make sense to have a long travel dropper post in the first place.
  • 9 1
 @vinay: most the electronics are under the seat, not in the bottom of the post. They sell a lot of longer normal droppers so there is definitely a market.
  • 2 0
 @endorium: Ah, deeper insertion too? I'll stand corrected then.

What strikes me more is that of the cable actuated droppers, the ones with external routing never get the same amount of travel as the internally routed ones get. I suppose the dropper business is just one big mystery.
  • 6 2
 Why don’t you rather buy a jump bike
  • 9 0
 This! Patiently waiting for a 200MM electric dropper. I'd love to lose that cable. I won't downgrade from my OneUp 210MM just for that convenience.
  • 13 2
 Dentists have short legs, everyone knows that
  • 2 0
 I would guess there are concerns that the tire would buzz the seat/battery unit. Seth on berm peak (express, i think) did a vid on this with his axs unit. Otherwise unknown...
  • 1 0
 because the tire would buzz on the back part of the axs system, hence why they had to make them shorter so that people do not fully insert/slam the post in the seat tube with let's say a 200+ drop one. There's gotta be some sort of "stack" height to make sure they don't rub
  • 1 0
 Would there be a reason why these units aren't placed in front of the clamp? Seems like there is more room there.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: interferes with seat angle. Would mean you couldn't tilt forwards. Also for frames seat tube have triangles there that would get in the way
  • 1 0
 @endorium: Is it? Those triangles usually don't go all the way up to the clamp and there is a bit of height gained by the collar too so I'd say it clears. But I just realized that the saddle is narrower at the front than it is at the rear, so the unit needs to be narrower (hence probably taller and deeper for the same volume) to clear the thighs of the seated rider. Challenge either way. It may be less frequent, but having your rear tire hit the unit when it bottoms out will have a longer lasting effect on the dropper function.
  • 1 0
 @endorium: nah, not on a lot of bikes with super low seat tube heights. I have a good 50mm of post sticking out my seat tube and have seen how much clearance I'd have when I have the shock off my bike for service.
  • 31 0
 This is a good post on Pinkbike
  • 3 0
 Heh.
  • 18 2
 Today I learned Magura had a dropper post
  • 14 1
 One year battery life is definitely something I can get behind. I'll let some folks buy it and review it before I get one, but it looks sweet.
  • 9 0
 The thing that matters the most to me is the service. I refuse to buy any dropper post that requires me to send it in for service because it's so silly-complex. I can service my SDG and my KS Lev with very little effort, the Fox dropper I had was pretty much a "send it to us."

No, thanks.
  • 11 0
 the next win it wendsday?
  • 10 3
 I know it shouldn't be important when compared to performance but the very first thing I ever notice when I see a bike with a wireless post like this is that ugly lump sticking out of the back of the seatpost. It's like it has a nasty growth you can't help but stare at.
  • 14 0
 MOLE!!!!
  • 4 1
 Maybe I'm just old,but that looks like a small seatbag.
  • 5 0
 I had a Vyron V2 that I scored for 75% off when Performance Bike stores were closing. I got used to the slight delay and the speed pretty quickly. The downside was that after about a year and a half, the built in battery would barely last 10 actuations and a replacement battery/actuator assembly cost more than I paid for the post. There were also none available in the U.S.
I'm glad to see they got rid of the proprietary battery. Currently running a PNW loam and it's been great.
  • 6 0
 The sad thing is I bet you could have opened it up, looked at the specs/physical size, and bought an identical battery for the dropper. Probably would have only been like $10-15. There are so many small lithium-ion and other batteries that get used for electronics that it would not have been difficult to just get a replacement.
  • 2 1
 @nickfranko: a lot of proprietary battery systems leave the battery hardwired in with soldering. Once the leads are removed, it can be more work than it’s worth to safely reconnect the circuit. Plus who has the freaking time anyways
  • 1 0
 @nickfranko: I did make an attempt to open the actuator/battery case, but it seemed to be glued closed and had no visible hardware holding it shut. I didn't want to damage it and ended up selling it on ebay for parts for close to what I paid for it, so not a big loss.
  • 6 1
 Oh sweet! A wireless dropp that may actually be afford.... guess I'm sticking to my wired ones.
  • 1 0
 @alexisfire: got a ks on my steel hardtail, always sticky (yes the torque setting is corect). never had any probs with transx or other posts like this on my softtails.
  • 1 1
 @p0rtal00: transx isn't in the wirelesss game yet
  • 1 0
 @alexisfire: They had one bulky prototype but it never went into production
enduro-mtb.com/en/tranzx-the-worlds-first-ever-wireless-dropper-post
  • 1 0
 @alexisfire: ah, sorry created a misunderstanding, it was more about the general stickiness of the ks post I have and those of my mates in comparison to the other posts I have used and am using not being electronic.
  • 22 16
 too much electrical crap on Bicycles
  • 16 4
 Better than all the idiotic internal routing.
  • 27 3
 *old man screams at clouds*
  • 16 2
 Do not buy then. Simple as.
  • 6 0
 Guy in the last picture thinking to himself: WTF have I created?
  • 2 0
 'Surprise from above is never as shocking as one from below.' - Karis Nemik (Andor)
  • 7 4
 "The Magura MDS-V3 is available in two diameters and four travel variants (100 mm, 125 mm, 150 mm & 175 mm)."

Really. Really? It's 2022. Tall people use 200mm+ dropper posts, guys.
  • 3 0
 Same with the AXS post... must have something to do with the electronics, stack heights, post and insertion lengths... that make a 200+ post something that just doesn't work for most bikes/people.
  • 1 0
 @islandforlife: pretty sure RS could do a 200mm dropper in a proper 34.9mm diameter because they have a plenty of diameter to work with.

34.9 should become the standard seat tube ID anyways. A bigger diameter is much easier on the bushings and seals because there is less post flex.
  • 5 2
 Would rather charge an AXS battery then buy a new one every time and throw them away, or can recharge the lithium battery that comes with this post, but that goes against their advertising jargon.. What do I do!
  • 9 0
 Don't throw them away, recycle them. And then use a rechargeable version.
  • 3 0
 @islandforlife: I guess recycling one of Maguras style of battery would be easier then AXS battery recycling in any case.
  • 3 0
 How long do people keep their dropper posts in general? How long until the current AXS batteries become obsolete? From what I understand, these CR2 batteries are common in photography. Which I only learned when trying to find rechargeable versions of these, which there aren't. In my experience, with many products with proprietary batteries (like cellphones) people consider their complete product due for replacement once the battery is worn out. Now which is the more sustainable option (between proprietary-rechargeable and common-disposable)? It probably depends a lot on the user but I don't think it is clearly one or the other. Most sustainable obviously would be the non-electric option.
  • 1 0
 @islandforlife: careful of that, you may get weird low voltage issues going from an Li primary to rechargeable. The rechargeable may sit at a voltage that would put the dropper in a low battery state due to the naturally lower voltages rechargeablea tend to exist at.
  • 1 0
 @islandforlife: C-cell is larger than the CR2 that this dropper takes. This C-cell adaptor is meant to slide a regular AA battery in there to fit a device that takes C-cell batteries. The AA is already taller than CR2, C-cell also has a larger diameter than CR2. Any attempt to jam this into the dropper post will likely void warranty, but you may like to double check with them to be sure.
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: I would hope Magura's electronic engineers have thought of that...
  • 1 0
 @boozed: Probably not, or at least they'll warn against it. The discharge curves of Li batteries are very flat compared to a lot of other chemistries making SOC hard(er) to predict. It would be very hard to program for different Voltages unless you can set a battery type in the unit. The part can't tell the difference between a Li-rechargeable and Primary, since both have the same form-factor, the starting voltage and discharge curve of a primary could be pretty different.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: Oh ya, you're right... just gave it a cursory glance didn't realize it was a C adapter vs CR2.

Here are some - www.orbtronic.com/batteries-chargers/CR2-rechargeable-lithium-ion-battery-two-batteries-half-AA-size
  • 1 0
 @islandforlife: Indeed, these are rechargeable. Wasn't aware of their existence but these should work. Their suggestion there is to get these if you replace your batteries once every six months. So that's an interesting one considering the battery in the dropper should last a year. It may still be worthwhile if you expect to use the battery after you've replaced the dropper.
  • 4 0
 Electric post? Shifters? What's next? A 50 pound electric motor assist bike to help you climb, but also needs charging? Stop the madness!
  • 2 0
 When does the subscription service launch? $10 a month to operate your dropper. Bundle it in with the use of turbo mode on your e-bike and get a discount.

Hopefully any electronic subscription services is enough decades away for me to be dead. Vehicle manufactureres are starting to charge monthly fees for use of luxury services already in their cars such as heated seats etc...
  • 2 0
 I've had my Vyron v2 since Jan 2018 and it has been faultless. I knew this was coming after speaking to Magura so it's nice to see I have an option when and if my v2 finally dies.
  • 1 0
 I've had the v2 of this post since 2018 and never had a problem with it. Always works great. Not really a fan of the remote, but looks like that was sorted out, as well as the 1/3 second delay. I really like the v2, plus I have never had it serviced in the 4 years I've had it. Very reliable. I think if it ever craps out on me I'd probably get a v3.
  • 5 0
 Requires a yearly €139 rebuild/service charge? Pass...
  • 1 0
 should magura engineers read this: please come up with a solution for the saddle bag on these type of posts. one of the reasons (next to my internal guided cable routing) for me to stay mechanical actuated. love to read a real ride review, too.
  • 7 3
 dont have to charge my cable actuated post either.... ever...
  • 2 1
 I get what you are saying but swapping out a cable and housing is kind of like changing a battery. Probably more involved as well.
  • 4 0
 Aaaaaaand they don’t tell us what diameter’s. ?!?!
  • 1 0
 Obviously 30.9 and 31.6. Literally the two standard sizes these days.
  • 3 2
 @inked-up-metalhead: neither of the very common bikes I bought this year use those sizes. Those are old numbers
  • 1 0
 @alexisfire: look at every dropper post. They all come in 30.9 and 31.6, with a few extra sizes here and there, with 34.9 becoming more common but still not that many manufacturers catering to it.
  • 1 0
 @alexisfire:
Reverb: 30.9,31.6,34.9
Pnw loam: 30.9,31.6,34.9
Oneup: 30.9,31.6,34.9
Brand x: 30.9,31.6
E13: 30.9,31.6

And considering 34.9 only came about a few years ago, I think your claim of old numbers is absolutely wrong, 30.9 and 31.6 are still the two most common seat post sizes on modern mtbs, especially the ones produced over the last 5 years, 95% of them will be one of those two sizes.
  • 1 1
 @inked-up-metalhead: To your point, you can always shim a post into a frame, making a dedicated 34.9 for GT and a few other companies seems like adding SKUs for probably 10% of bikes.
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: exactly. 30.9 and 31.6 have more or less been the standard sizes since dropper posts came about, 34.9 is newer but not that common yet (I do see it being the norm within 5 years with longer stroke droppers becoming more common, but that's incidental currently).
  • 2 0
 Had a few Vyron posts over the years and loved them, but they were a bit less reliable than the cable posts since.
  • 2 0
 Older Veyron posts were very slow in returning up, has this improved?
  • 5 2
 Unfortunately not according to Enduro-Mtb:
"Unfortunately, the dropper post doesn’t deliver on the trail due to the delayed response of the valve and the slow speed at which it extends and drops, leaving it far behind the competition."
  • 1 0
 @Mister-X: That sucks. I had the original but it was just so slow. This was the only major issue, I don't know why they would not focus on improving this.
  • 1 0
 @Mister-X: According to other tests it is just a bit slower than the AXS, personally I'll wait for more tests to be released
  • 1 0
 "For example, if you want to drop the saddle, you must stay seated for a moment after releasing the button. Otherwise, the dropper will extend slightly before the valve closes."

Agreed with the comments above, how is this not the thing they sorted? Thats basic dropper 101
  • 2 0
 I am glad they finally made a post with resilience.
  • 3 1
 Come on Ks... Any time now...
  • 5 7
 It's still a long shot until electronic dropper posts become a sensible option. It's heavy, expensive and clumsy in operation. The added value of easy installation seems utterly pointless in comparison, when putting it next to a solid option like the One Up, PNW or Bike Yoke products.
  • 8 0
 Lol clumsy operation? There is nothing clumsy about the AXS dropper operation at all.
  • 2 3
 this. no selling point except blink.
  • 4 0
 @numbnuts1977: Absolutely, the AXS is smoother in operation than my previous Bike Yoke and One Up.
  • 1 0
 @numbnuts1977: So true. On top of perfect function I’ve never serviced mine. Batteries last long enough not to be annoying and it’s the most satisfying action out of any dropper I’ve used.

Kinda hilarious RS can’t get their cable actuated droppers to function as well as some of the cheapest options out there though.
  • 2 0
 @Chondog94: No doubt! I was skeptical a couple years ago after having been bit by a couple reverbs, but I now have AXS droppers on all my bikes (even the gravel and the fat bike) and they are absolute perfection. Zero issues over multiple years. I've found that 99% of the people bashing them don't have one.
  • 1 0
 Would love to see a comparison between this post and AXS Reverb
  • 3 0
 Reading the Enduro-mtb review, I don't think it'll hold a candle to the AXS.

enduro-mtb.com/en/magura-vyron-mds-v3-review
  • 1 0
 I've got both. Highly prefer the Vyron. Takes about 5 minutes to get used to it. I hate my axis now.





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