Fox Announces 175mm Transfer Dropper Post

Jan 15, 2019
by Daniel Sapp  


Fox have added a 175mm option to their line of Transfer seatposts. The post is available in the Kashima coated Factory as well as Performance series. The Transfer seatpost is infinitely adjustable, with its return speed controlled by how far you push in the lever. There are internal as well as external cable routing options, and it's available in 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters. There are three remote lever options for the Transfer. Two from Fox that are priced at $65, and an additional lever from Race Face that's $70.

Pricing for the 175mm Transfer is $344 USD for the Factory level and $294 USD for the Performance level.
F0x 175mm Transfer Details
• 175mm travel
• Infinitely adjustable travel
• 30.0 and 31.6 diameter
• Cable actuated
• Internal and external routing available
• Performance and Factory levels available
• 1x and 2x remotes sold seperately
• MSRP: $344 USD (Factory Kashima), $294 USD (Performance)
ridefox.com

With dropper posts getting longer, frame compatibility has to be taken into consideration more than ever - not everyone will be able to run a 175mm post. Fox have provided some helpful drawings in ensuring you decide on the correct length post for your frame. Additionally, there is more information on their site, Ridefox.com that is helpful in understanding how and what to measure.

Measure up, the 175mm post won't work for everyone.



134 Comments

  • + 87
 Hear that doctors and dentists, more Kashima to shove up your ass
  • + 79
 Also, shop staff everywhere. Don't forget us. We won't run anything but Kashima.
  • + 83
 Why so butt hurt? Don’t you ever go see a doctor or dentist?
  • - 47
flag glynnondale (Jan 15, 2019 at 11:24) (Below Threshold)
 This comment needs more upvotes.
  • + 110
 It also comes in poverty spec black for you too. For those that like 200mm of black up there
  • + 3
 @COnovicerider: he's afraid to go now. The last dentist he went to insisted the procedure could only be performed by going in through the backside.
  • + 4
 @veero: You sure it wasn't an Optician telling him he needed Multioptopupiloptimity? The only way to keep it from damaging the eye sockets is to go in through the rectum.
  • - 5
flag dyalnger9 (Jan 15, 2019 at 12:37) (Below Threshold)
 @Apfelsauce: black is wat more cool then sh%itty gold on your bike
  • + 12
 We get it...you made some bad life decisions and are envious of others that have done well for themselves. FFS get a life.
  • + 0
 @glynnondale: which comment? The ignorant one about people who have busted their asses to achieve their desired profession?
  • + 10
 Damn right! KASHIMA COAT THE WORLD M-FERS!!!!
  • + 65
 Dentist jokes hurt their fillings.
  • + 14
 Your just jealous! Not just doctors and dentists can afford the good stuff... A carpenter without any cridentials except hard work, creativity and many years of experience makes good money too... More kashima!!!
  • - 9
flag COnovicerider (Jan 15, 2019 at 13:52) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: not really, Wacky. It’s more like Dentist jokes are pretty unoriginal and overplayed at this point.
  • + 22
 @COnovicerider: Sorry... lawyers. We should get off their case too
  • + 18
 @COnovicerider: I’m going to ask my dentist if I can get a Kashima grill.
  • + 2
 @Apfelsauce: Speak for yourself there buddy.
  • + 13
 Sorry those med school applications didn't go your way, but there are lots of higher-paying jobs that leave you way more time to ride.
  • + 4
 at 16, thats probably your dad, and he probably bought your bike
  • + 2
 @englertracing: Took 8 inches, sitting down
  • + 9
 @WAKIdesigns: Anti Dentite
  • + 5
 @MikeyMT: ignore the haters and clean some f*cking teeth like there's no tomorrow
  • + 3
 @FunctionalMayhem: I’m a carpenter that’s riding an SB6 ????
  • + 0
 Sticking to Blacked: Stanchion.
  • - 3
 @owlie: Carbon Crack
  • + 0
 It´s time to make the definitive Poll on PB... Are you a Dentist ?
  • - 1
 @PauRexs: We want to learn more about our readers:

Are you a bike mechanic?
Are you a dentist?
Are you a troll?
Are you following Team changes?
  • + 1
 @englertracing: this BBC talk is racist. I'm offended.
  • + 1
 @titoholt: BBC is about being dick privileged
  • + 2
 @Mntneer: My hygienists do that shit bro...I'm out riding (faster than you).
  • + 2
 You think dentist are so different from me and you? They came to this country just like everybody else in search of a dream!
  • + 1
 Comment of the year! We can all go home now
  • + 35
 Tomorrow's Pinkbike headline: "Race Face releases 175mm Turbine dropper"

Copy, paste, find and replace,....send it. This 2 brand thing is a piece of cake.
  • + 35
 Thursday: Marzocchi releases their 175 dropper.
  • + 21
 @WAKIdesigns: followed swiftly by Easton, but for gravel.
  • + 1
 @dangerwank: a 175 gravel post?
  • + 7
 or "Rockshox releases a 175.99mm Reverb dropper"
  • + 19
 @jollyXroger: 175.99 is a 200mm Reverb after 3 rides.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: The comment that revolutionized mathematics.
  • + 33
 Love to see the pricing going down. Maybe Oneup pricing their post at $200 has been a wake-up call for the for rest of the industry!
  • + 19
 Is it any cheaper? Think they're still priced the same as before... You need to buy the lever as well.
  • + 6
 Ya pretty sure it's the same price.
  • + 2
 @connorjuliusjohnson: I bought the £130 X-brand 170mm dropper from chainraction, just got back from it's first ride and i'm very happy with it!
  • + 2
 @connorjuliusjohnson: I think you're right. My brain said $300 was a good price, but I realize that was relative to the amount of travel. At 150mm, $300 is meh. At 175mm, it's way more attractive.
  • + 3
 @curtaincarot: Brand X posts are awesome!
  • + 10
 @airdonut41: I mean there are cheaper droppers out there... but I personally think Fox Transfers are topped only by BikeYoke in terms of reliability & quality. Cheaper to go with a Transfer, especially the Performance model. The Kashima looks dope, but would only get it for vanity's sake. Pair it with a Wolftooth (Light Action) and you're golden. Just my $0.02 though!
  • + 0
 @curtaincarot: They seem great value in ride #1 but wait till your 30th ride - ive had the stanction coating wear off on the 3 ive had - CRC are great about replacing them though. Consider them almost disposable
  • - 2
 @Karve: Let's see that pictures. I'm curious of where and how the kashima wear looks. crazy
  • + 2
 Why buy a Fox when you can get a OneUp??
  • + 1
 @Soilsledding:
  • + 4
 I think he was talking about the brand x post
  • + 1
 @Karve: Maybe it´s time to start cleaning and lubing your bike then?
  • - 1
 @Karve: I've had the exact opposite experience. I've had a performance transfer on my bike for the last 2.5 year.

The thing has performed flawlessly in that time and zero marks to the stanchion.

Only issue I had was over torquing and damaging the minute bolt that clamps the lever to the bars, £60 for a replacement lever was a bit much
  • + 2
 @Garpur44: @Soilsledding guys he was talking about the brand x post. not the fox transfer.
  • + 21
 I am having a hard time figuring out why companies that aren't named bikeyoke or one-up are even trying anymore.
  • + 8
 I figured by now SRAM would have either bought Bike-Yoke or somehow stole the "revive" concept.
  • - 18
flag onemanarmy Plus (Jan 15, 2019 at 12:38) (Below Threshold)
 Maybe because FOX's is better?
  • + 5
 @onemanarmy: All three are in my garage and I would beg to differ.
  • + 7
 Hey, if they can just cut 20mm off the length of this 170 it'll fit the same as a 185mm Revive. Smile
  • - 7
flag markg1150 (Jan 15, 2019 at 15:21) (Below Threshold)
 Kind of seams like bikeyoke invented a fix for there own problems and lack of qc. Just that I've had bugger all problems with my slick as fox and it's never been looked at once. Even my reverb behaves itself with a service a year.
  • + 8
 @markg1150: Sorry, to hear that you´ve had problems with your REVIVE. What were the issues, if I may ask? I cna assure you, that we do a pretty decent QC as our defective rate figures are telling us. ;-)
I bet you, other compaines that produce droppers would love a return rate of less than 1.5%. And those included issues, that are caused by the customers (i.e. oil loss during self-service, ...). No suspension produce can be 100% bomb proof, but it bothers me to hear from every single case of a customer, so we are still constantly improving.
I am also wondering, what "our own problems" would be, which we´re trying to fix with our design. If you would please enlighten me?
  • + 0
 @Sacki:
Great response. Good to see. Sorry my comment was poorly worded.
My point/concern /thought was why the revive function is necessary in the first place.
The post will still need to be serviced to get the dirt out as all posts/forks ect do. I'm in the mind of it should last long enough to reach that service time without needing a bleed/revive.
The revive and post is a good idea and design.
But wondering if the revive function wasn't there how long would it last? Does Having it shows a lack of confidence in the product? Will this lead to the post not being properly serviced to the point where it's wrecked when it finally is opened up. (I'm guilty of this with my fox right now, I should get it serviced but I keep forgetting as it works flawlessly could still be full of dirt grinding it away inside ) I'm just thinking in a ideal world kind of way.
I probably try one in the future when my reverb dies.
  • + 6
 @markg1150:
OK, please do not get this wrong now. I am not meaning this in an offending or derogative way at all, but you do not understand at all, how a post works and what is the difference between a "regular" post and our design.
Our REVIVE has a totally different approach of internals. It is not just that the´ve implemented a "reset-feature".
It uses a complete different hydraulic system. I am not going to explain it here, because it was covered in media all around the world, already.
Anyway, it is pretty disappointing to hear/read statements like yours, which come from someone, who does not understand the concept at all, but accusing us of covering/hiding a bad QC or design with a function/feature you wouldn´t need, if you had a good design and quality. This is extremely sad.
Key point is IFP, which is uses in basically every other hydraulically locked post. This part is extremely critical to fail and it happens a lot at many other brands. It does not neccessarily have to do with QC. Seals do fail, and you can not avoid this.I You forks leaks, your shocks leak, your tires leak, even your car tires leak air. They do not leak a lot, but they do and it simply doesn´t bother you, because you simply put air back inside and you´re fine. The problem with a post is, that if the IFP fails, your post will inevitably start to get saggy.
Some modles and manufacturer have big issues with a very high percentage failure rate (10 times higehr than ours) and some have less issues. Fox, however, is doing a good job in this respect. Their post is pretty reliable, and I honstly say here, that a Fox Transfer is the only post besides our REVIVE, which I personally would consider myself on one of my bikes. I don´t like their remote, though, but that´s maybe just me. The post itself is pretty well done. Chapeau!
  • + 1
 @Sacki: Nice post. I always appreciate someone from a different brand that is willing to give respect to it's competitor where credit is due. Always like Kali for that exact same reason. Dude says what is bad or good whether it was his tech or someone else's.

I run FOX's lever. It's way lighter than most of the other options... I think maybe any other option... out there right now. But pure function.... yeah, there's better options. FOX's IG account is showing a "new" lever. I've got one on my desk to switch over to but I'm actually considering order a PNW.

Keep pushing improved products with new ideas! That's the only way things will keep getting better. Smaller companies pushing the big companies to continue to improve... or else.
  • + 6
 Used a transfer 150 for 18 months. Scored the kashima to the metal underneath after having a mates braided hope brake line wear it off when I was stupid enough to leave it up in transport after a month and it's never skipped a beat in all that time. I'd had a doss post before and they have both been bulletproof reliable in shitty UK conditions (old race face turbine post that came on the bike warranteed twice in the first 2 months and sold). The only issue I've had was with the 1by remote having a stupidly tiny Allen bolt that stripped twice so șwapped it for an I spec one up lever and all good. I'll be buying a one up post when the transfer dies though for two reasons:
The price is about the same as a service plus a replacement shaft on the transfer.
The stack height on the transfer is too high collar to rails, I can fit the 170 one up in about the same space as the 150 transfer.
If the post suits your frame and you're happy with the drop to stack ratio you really can't go wrong with a transfer in my experience, you pay a premium but get a post that just flat out works in all conditions with no maintainance.
  • + 2
 I've got the transfer 150 on one bike and the one up 170 on another. The transfer is smoother and just feels quality but the one up works flawlessly and you can't go wrong for the money. You're right about the stack height though! It's a bit daft on the fox! Also the fox remote wears through cables in my experience. I've adapted KS Southpaw remotes to work with both the Fox and the One Up because I had a couple sitting around.
  • + 5
 Folks, make sure you measure! Don't buy into any hype there may be that says a longer travel dropper is "better". I have a 31" inseam and rented a new Stumpjumper 29 while on vacation in size L and with even a 150mm dropper shoved as far into the seat-tube as possible it was about 10mm higher than I wanted. Just be careful what you buy!
  • + 5
 Am I the only person out there who’s perfectly fine with a 150mm dropper? I just don’t get all the hype around these long posts, and why everyone here talks about them like they’re the second coming.
  • + 4
 No, but most of the people happy with their 150mm dropper didn't come here to look at 175mm droppers. People interested in 175mm droppers though are the typical target audience who would come and view this kind of article.
  • + 3
 People who are tall/have long inseams/want more drop care aboot 170mm+
  • + 1
 It's more about the riders inseam and their bike's seat tube. If your bike has a low seat tube and you are 6' 3" then this may be for you. If you're 5' 10" like me with a 31" inseam, this is a non-starter.
  • + 2
 @vinay: It’s not just this article. Not the first time I’m seeing the longer is better hype around droppers. I know we are all different and this would benefit taller riders, or guys with long legs. But I’m 5-11. Not really tall, not really short. My guess is most riders probably fall within my range than not. 150 is fine. But the prevailing wisdom seems to be radness begins at 170. I suspect it’s fashion for most people, rather than function, much like 800mm bars once were (and now everyone seems to be cutting). In the end, you do you, and ride what works, but my guess is most don’t need a post this long.
  • + 1
 @TheR: Definitely not needed by everyone but surely appreciated by us long legged folks. I have the 185 revive on my Sentinel and still have another 1.5" of post showing. Not that I can't make due with the 185 but I'd love to have the seat even further out of the way for really rowdy terrain.
  • + 7
 Finally! Now how to convince my wife an extra 25mm of drop is worth a new post...
  • + 27
 Just buy the new one and switch without saying anything. How often does she measure your post?
  • + 82
 I'm sure she wouldn't mind an extra inch
  • + 6
 Can we bring back phrasing?
  • + 4
 @Crooks: depends how often she feels like getting the vernier caliper out.
  • + 2
 I own a Transfer but it very hard to beat the value of a one-up dropper. Not to mention others like Brand-x that has been surprisingly smooth and reliable in my experience. I cant help but think they the prices are staying artificially high on a device that is essentially an office chair with hydro fluid instead of air.
  • + 2
 I'd love to give the Transfer a go, but any decent length (drop wise) has always been far too long to fit in my medium frames... Sort out that length Fox and I'll be knocking on your door.
Its embarrassing how long the 150mm version is compared to some of the competition
  • + 1
 A big shout to BikeYoke and @Sacki who just sent me a new updated lever FOC. This is great customer service! Just serviced my Revive in less than an hour, easy job to do as well!? Why would anyone buy a different post I wonder?
  • + 2
 If you compared transfer vs revive, transfer look and fills like chinisse office chair cartridge dropper.
Own both, and if you does not need ca$ima, just go for unbeatable quality and user friendly serviceability.
  • + 4
 200mm post 9.8 for the tall freaks out there. the bomb.
  • + 2
 Best advice: Measure up. I got more than what I need shoved up the ass when I thought all droppers collar have the same height.
  • + 4
 Seriously trying to decide between this and the Revive 185mm dropper...
  • + 6
 No contest. Surveying my current droppers it is revive>one-up> fox. If cost is an issue than one-up is hard to beat.
  • + 2
 If it helps I have both on different bikes. no matter what you decide, always get the Bike Yoke lever rather than the Fox which is really weak and sh1t3 in comparison...I broke 2 until I gave up! If you run Shimano it makes the cockpit neat as well with the adaptor.
Fox is really smooth, rode more than 1k miles on it, no problems at all...a tiny bit of side-to-side play from the start...normal I've been told by Fox.
Revive...solid, Revive function is neat and I think I only used it once in 1K miles as well...really easy to dismantle yourself and service if necessary which reduces service costs...(video/tutorial on YouTube)...only thing I found about this post is that it doesn't work as well or is as smooth when the weather is - temperatures...both very reliable and probably the two best posts.
  • + 1
 get revive unless you like your seat twisting back and forth as you pedal.
  • + 1
 Revive for me, I sold a once used transfer 150mm to get a revive 185mm and they are both as slick as each other. I like the revive function after owning several reverbs that fail because of this.

My mrs’ transfer, well first one broke (unusual apparently) the second has ended up with it rattling side to side. Replaced with a 1up and pnw lever as the 1up 150mm is 3mm longer than the 125mm transfer
  • + 1
 I’ve owned a Transfer and a Revive. Both completely trouble free and easy to set up/install. Revive wins for fitting the most drop into their posts for a given total length. My 185mm Revive was the same length as the 170mm Reverb it replaced, and 20cm shorter than this 175 transfer. That’s a plus for us tall guys. Lever action on the Revive is also lighter and a bit less on/off. Can’t really go wrong with either one IMHO. It’s a question of fit.
  • + 3
 @gbcarmona: Maybe check your air pressure? I ride all my REVIVEs at 260psi (+). Our post works up up in the Nohth at our Finnish friends @ temperatures below -10°C. But make sure you do the air adjust properly. We´ve gotten a lot of happy e-mails from customers from there saying thank you.
I´d be very surprised, if another post functioned better in sub-zero temps.
Check here for more info on the air adjust:
forums.mtbr.com/components/bikeyoke-revive-info-tipps-tricks-troubleshooting-1087156.html#post13801314
  • + 1
 Another vote for the revive here. It just slightly edges out the transfer in every way. Not huge differences but enough.
  • + 1
 @Sacki: thanks for the shout but I actually did that already and I still feel some difference in smoothness of operation when its quite cold here in the UK. The post is a year old so I will service it myself soon. Really good post, solid and I know that TFT hardly ever had any problems and probably the product with most success rate...bombproof considering it is on my HT which I mainly use in the winter months and naturally that dropper gets more abuse than the one on the FS.
Only thing I really wish, is that my lever on the FS was the same as the one on the HT since I have one of your very first ones with the different cable entry, with the horrible end cable cap on the remote while the latest one is much neater. Well done overall...i've recommended your post to some of my mates who have bought them without any complaints.
  • + 1
 @gbcarmona: Thanks for the nice words! Well, of course there is a difference in operating speeds between 20°C and -5°C. But the post (given it is properly serviced) is working more than quick enough. Means, it doesn´t take a second to get back to full travel.
I am appy to hear you have been abusing it and it still holds up well. No product is bomproof by the way. We do hear of problems once in a while, too and it personally bothers me a lot. Especially because it means no trail time for the customer. But no matter, how well designed a product is, there is always room to improve and there is always some percetnage that will fail. Gladly ours is ridiculously low for a dropper post. Still I want to make it even better.
I´ll happily hook you up with a new paddle for your 1st gen Triggy, if you give me a shout through e-mail.

cheers
Sacki
  • + 2
 I ordered a 150 yesterday.... this happens every time. Last time it’s was the day before the GRIP2 came out.. now this...
  • + 1
 Good for Fox but my Brand X Acend 170mm for $107 shipped is faultless...on my 3rd from them and not one issue....even for a 230lb bruiser.
  • + 3
 The 185mm Bike Yoke Revive is like 20mm shorter than the 175mm Transfer.
  • + 4
 Forgot the OneUp, which is 35mm shorter but only 170mm...
  • + 0
 i have 175 and its NOT enough, they leaving 200mm version for next year as SUPER HOT REVOLUTIONARY PIECE? they are so after small brands...
  • + 2
 I don't need one but it's about time!
  • + 2
 Is that for someone with a 40” inseam legs?
  • + 2
 Is the price in the article or the sidebar for the performance correct?
  • + 1
 And it was fixed, thanks!
  • + 1
 Best news I’ve seen all day!
  • + 1
 I have Kashima everything!!! And I'm a helo pilot!!!
  • + 1
 Is it filled w supersaturated helium to achieve no weight?
  • + 1
 Ah sh$& more money down the tubes
  • + 9
 And up the tubes when you really think about it.
  • + 2
 No 200mm?
  • + 17
 this is a 200mm post if measuring in penis inches
  • + 2
 That's a bit of a dick reply
  • + 0
 Well played Fox with the external option.
Slow clap ???? ???? ????
  • + 7
 I think external droppers will bring them a lot more customer's which is always a good thing. I bought a brand x only for its external feature so now that I know I can upgrade to a fox I'm definitely going to go that route.
  • + 11
 Fox always had the external option, didn't they?
  • + 1
 @vinay: ya but the cable used to mount under the seat which was a design flaw I couldn't look past.
  • - 1
 Mine is still longer
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