Review: Race Face Turbine R Dropper Post

Jun 13, 2018
by Mike Kazimer  
Race Face Turbine R Review

It's no secret that Race Face's initial foray into the dropper post world didn't go exactly as planned. The original Turbine dropper could be temperamental at times, and its higher-than-average price kept it out of the running as a viable option for many riders. The solution? Take the proven Fox Transfer post (Fox Factory Holding Corp. is the parent company of Race Face), switch the logos, bump up the return speed a little bit, swap out the remote lever, and voila, you have the new Turbine R dropper post.

The Turbine R is available with either 100, 125, or 150 millimeters of drop, and in either a 31.6 or 30.9-millimeter diameter. There are also two lever options – the shifter style 1x remote that's reviewed here, or a vertically-oriented universal lever, which is the way to go if you're still rocking a front shifter. The dropper alone is priced at $295 USD, with the 1x lever coming in at $70, and the universal lever at $50.

Turbine R Dropper Details

• Cable actuated, hydraulic cartridge
• Infinite adjustments within travel range
• Travel options: 150mm, 125mm, 100mm
• Length: 456mm, 406mm, 356mm
• Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm, 30.9mm
• Weight: 587 grams (31.6 x 150mm w/o lever)
• MSRP: $365 USD w/ 1x remote
www.raceface.com, @raceface


Race Face Turbine R Review
Race Face Turbine R Review
Installation of the Turbine R is very simple, thanks in part to the cable actuated design.

Race Face Turbine R Review
The lever is textured for extra grip on those rainy days.
Race Face Turbine R Review
It's also Matchmaker compatible, which helps it take up less handlebar real estate.

Installation / Details

Thanks to the Turbine R's cable actuated design, and the fact that the cable is attached at the lever, installation of the post is extremely easy. It's simply a matter of figuring out the right housing length, slotting the cable into the post, running it through the housing, and then attaching it to the lever. It's a walk in the park compared to what it took to install the original Turbine post.

The Turbine R uses a sealed cartridge hydraulic cartridge containing an internal floating piston that's charged with nitrogen to 400 psi, which means you shouldn't go trying to disassemble this thing without knowing exactly what you're doing. The oil flow inside the post is controlled by a spring-backed spool valve, which is said to reduce the force needed to activate the post, in turn creating a lighter feel at the lever. Race Face says that spool valve was altered slightly in order to create a faster return speed for the Turbine R compared to that of the 2017 Fox Transfer post. For 2018, the Race Face Turbine R and Fox Transfer post both have the updated spool valve.

Fox Transfer seat post

All of the steps required to service the post are clearly laid out on Fox's website, but the number of specific tools required means that it's a job best left to a bike shop rather than trying to tackle it with a multi-tool and a crescent wrench in a dimly lit basement. Want to go a little deeper into what exactly is going on inside the post? You can read Mike Levy's review of the Fox Transfer post here.


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Performance

The Turbine R has been absolutely trouble-free for the last three months of usage, which didn't exactly come as a surprise since I've had very good luck with the Transfer post over the last couple of years. Other than one small cable tension tweak I haven't had to adjust anything on the Turbine R at all – it's been a smooth operator, even after plenty of mud baths.

I never had any issues with the return speed of the original Transfer post, and I honestly didn't notice a difference between the Turbine R vs. the Transfer when comparing their return speeds back to back. They both reach full extension in less than half a second when the remote is fully depressed, topping out with a distinct 'thwunk'. The post feels solid no matter whether is fully raised, fully lowered, or somewhere in between – there's not even a hint of unwanted vertical play.

Since the return speeds are nearly identical it's really just the lever that differentiates the two posts. Race Face's Matchmaker-compatible lever rotates on ball bearings, is closer in shape to a shifter, and has machined grooves that provide plenty of traction for your thumb, even if it's pouring rain. It also clamps the cable more cleanly than the Tranfer lever - the cable is less likely to get kinked and frayed with this design.

Fox's lever is much more compact, with a smaller paddle that feels like it requires less effort to push compared to Race Face's. There are dimples instead of grooves on the lever, but I've never had any issues with thumb slippage. It's also not Matchmaker-compatible, but the clamp itself doesn't really take up that much room.

Which one is better? It's a matter of personal preference more than anything, but if I had to choose, I'd go with Fox's design. I like the light action, and even though the paddle is smaller it feels more comfortable under my thumb.



Pinkbike's Take
bigquotesRace Face was smart to take advantage of Fox's proven Transfer Post and put their own spin on it. The design of the Transfer Post is one of the best around, and now the Turbine R allows Race Face fans to take advantage of that post's easy installation and smooth operation. The only thing missing is a longer travel option, especially now that steep seat angles and stubby seat tubes are becoming more common, but hopefully there's something in the works.

Trying to decide between Race Face's Turbine R and the Fox Transfer? It all comes down to the remote lever design – other than that detail the two posts deliver the same outstanding performance. 
Mike Kazimer









143 Comments

  • + 79
 NO! One Up 170mm $200 problem fixed.
  • + 17
 Pink bike please test this one up. Oops
  • - 10
flag mironfs (Jun 12, 2018 at 1:59) (Below Threshold)
 except for 70$ replacement cartridge. but i do love their products too
  • + 19
 Or the Brand-X.
Forgetting price, it's the best all round dropper I've used. Then you remember it costs £140 for the XL version, why would you choose anything else?
  • + 9
 £100 on offer for the 150mm Brand X post, can't go wrong for that price
  • + 3
 @iian: True dat, easy to set up, it holds well, maybe the lever is not perfect but you can put anything else you want, definately made me not regret my old reverb.
  • + 3
 @mironfs: $70 for a replacement cartridge isn't bad if it does. Need replacing often. The transfers won't be free once they are buggered and need maintenance, and as far as I know they are not easy to work on at home. Someone correct me if I am wrong?
  • + 9
 I’ve been riding the OneUp for the last month. Runs smooth, snappy and zero side to side play. Matched to a Wolftooth remote and it’s perfecto.
  • + 1
 I don't even need a new dropper but I'd want to give this a try for more travel and lower cost than most droppers out there.
  • + 3
 @iian: Exactly, not sure why anyone runs anything else. I always hear of so many issues with many others droppers yet I've never heard of any with X-fusion/Brand X and it's half the price!! Yes, you do need to replace the lever, but even then, it's much cheaper and trouble free.
  • + 6
 $70 for a cartridge you can easily replace yourself vs $90 for Fox service. I'm not seeing the downside.
  • + 4
 The only problem is my OneUp has been backordered for a month. Hopefully I'll have it by the end of summer
  • + 2
 Oneup comes with a 2 year warranty and their cartridge is cheap and easy to change yourself.
  • + 5
 Loving my 170 OneUp post! Been faultless so far. To be fair even the Brand-X Ascend was better then the 3 Reverbs I've had.
  • + 1
 @Vulhelm: your oneup should be faultless, the thing just got released. My fingers are crossed they hold up long-term and you have the best of luck with it though. Faulty droppers suck!
  • - 13
flag properp (Jun 12, 2018 at 13:02) (Below Threshold)
 FUX FACE SUX
  • + 1
 Got the 170mm @oneupcomponents, no looking back its SOLID!!! Zero play, great actuation, serviceable, inexpensive.
  • + 1
 @FLATLlNE: I've managed to get out quite a bit since I installed it though. By this time my previous posts all showed their faults: Lateral/forward play, sag etc.
  • + 2
 @mironfs: giant use a replaceable cartridge too. i think it's $60. though i'm almost to 4 years without needing a replacement cartridge on my 2nd gen giant dropper

if the oneup one lasts half as long, i would be pretty satisfied with it
  • + 1
 @xeren: and I've had a giant slalom contact for 2 years...barely any use and it started intermittently not staying put after about 3 months (under 100 miles, I don't get out much) and now with minimal use in the months after it is barely functioning properly at all.
Massively variable quality control I guess, and the replacement cartridge is next to impossible to source here in the UK.
  • + 2
 Loving my 150mm version, can't believe how solid it is. Works just as well, if not better than my old reverb.
  • + 2
 @Vulhelm: that is good feedback. I have had awful luck with droppers. KS, Rock Shock, and 9point8. All have needed constant attention and rebuilds.

The only post that hasn't given me any grief has been a (Marzocchi) Transfer, but I have not owned it long enough to really say much.
  • + 1
 if its the same post as the fox post whats the point of a second review
  • + 46
 I can’t see anyone who had the misfortune to own a Raceface dropper and deal with their warranty department making the decision between this and fox based on the lever design. I’m sorry but I’ve been so disappointed with the whole Raceface dropper fiasco I would never, ever, consider another one. I have given up on warranty, smashed mine up with a hammer while drinking a beer, and have bought fox transfers for all my bikes.
  • + 4
 I remember you telling me that.... too funny! However, I personally wouldn't touch the Fox Transfer for our demo bikes ever again, after sending FIVE of them back out of the ten we had in 2018. Knock on wood, but I've had great luck with the PWN Bachelor and the BikeYoke Revive so far this year.
  • + 0
 KS Lev Integra
  • + 1
 I might do that with mine.
  • + 2
 @Vandermouten: are they normally reliable? My 170 Post is about 6 weeks old and creaks like the dickens while fully extended and now has play.
  • + 6
 Agreed. No idea how that previous turbine got through testing. They've burnt their bridges with me.
  • + 4
 @HoboG: Mine still works like a charm...
  • + 5
 @Vandermouten: KS - those guys are the rudest bunch of people I have ever dealt with. Their seat clamp slip and creaks, and then bends when you over torque it. Mine has also developed so much play that is rattles while I ride.
  • + 1
 @whambat: I've had two. Both were crap.

Use antiseize on every mating surface on the seatclamp assembly. Literally every surface that mates against another there there could be a little movement. That will usually fix the creak.

The play you just deal with. Mine literally rattles when I'm not sat.
  • + 2
 I have six months of muddy rides on a new lev integra. I can make the seat clamp creak if I jump on it, I only weigh 170lb though so maybe Im not big enough to expose this flaw. Anyways my damn stanchion is getting grooves worn in it. Almost certain that it needs serviced, but parts are very hard to come by.
  • + 2
 @skerby: My KS Lev integra is 3 seasons old and running great still. Just keep it clean and lubed. You dont need any parts to take it apart, clean and add some new seal grease.
  • + 3
 Transfer has been bullet proof. I know at least ten guys riding them without issue...
  • + 4
 Honestly I've gone 4 months so far with my chain reaction cycles brand x dropper with 0 problems other than twisting the lever knob one turn to tighten it up. $100
  • + 3
 I agree with every word DougBasque said. Kazimer's statement that the difference between a Fox and a Raceface comes down to the lever is quite spectacularly wrong. The difference is the warranty service.
  • + 1
 @whambat: Absolutely no issues with my old KS Lev 150mm with external routing after season and a half. Now running Integra 175 for some months and is fine so far, but would buy OneUp if the release it in 200mm.
  • + 4
 Giant dropper. Under 200$ comes with multiple different triggers, has replaceable hydraulic cartridge. Been over a year and no fails.
  • + 0
 @FLATLlNE: I am just shocked that something bent when you OVER TORQUED IT!!!!!!
  • + 1
 @conoat: My point is, it slips under proper torque, and I'd you try to go with a little extra, it bends. I've never bent one myself, thanks for the sarcasm though. But, you will find this to be a common complaint - seats slip, regardless of torque, even to the point of bending up the clamps. Some complaints out there as well about the clamps bending before getting to torque spec, fyi. Doesn't matter how you prep (or don't prep) the clamp and rail surfaces either.

Then there are the many complainslts about creaking. My first was bad for this, and slipped. My newer one just slips.

The clamps are (or were) very poorly designed and manufactured. For some time they were admitting this in fact, and had planned to release a new design - or at least that's what they said last time I spoke to them. No idea where they are with this, as I couldn't care to continue riding mine once it craps out. I loosen up my bolts evey couple weeks and reposition my seat, and retorque to spec. It is a pain in the ass.

Mine is developing a pretty good rattle most recently, almost right after being serviced for developing sag come to think of it! Fantastic post Razz

Soon time for a change for me. Won't be a lev.
  • + 28
 As long as it doesn’t ejector seat my nuts into the stratosphere I’m willing to give it a chance.
  • + 29
 how do you do fellow specialized-neutered
  • + 11
 I was neutered by a specialist under the guiding hand of Bob Barker. Is this the same?
  • + 3
 @IamTheDogEzra: i'm guessing your experience has been a bit more of a ritual, rather than the seatpost-experience, which is pretty straightforward... or straightupward.

sounds swell though Wink
  • + 14
 @wowbagger: the most fun part of working at a Specialized dealer was launching allen keys across the shop with Command posts.
  • + 3
 @mnorris122: it's all fun and games until all those Stumpjumpers and Enduros figure out that they can kill us at anytime... I'm telling you, if a Simpsons episode with that plot comes out, we know we're doomed.
  • + 3
 @mnorris122: we had a specialized in shop that would hop the rear tire off the ground when you extended the dropper. I'm sure the post with the extra complexity of the silly saddle tilter will be fine though.............
  • + 18
 Brand X, X Fusion, Giant, e13 and Specialized all make droppers that just work and dont cost a fortuneThats all they need to f*cking do. Go up and go down. I sat on a new bike at a LBS that had this "new" RF dropper OEM. The lever was just like the previous model. Loose and flimsy. The operation was not consistent. Go and spend $370 on a dropper you wee bunch of marys.
  • + 8
 My giant post has been perfect for the last few years. Its a nifty trick to be able to switch it to external if you need too. The cheesy little lever works really well too.
  • + 3
 I've had x fusion, KS, and now have brand x. never paid more than $140 for any of them, they've all worked great with no complaints.
  • + 14
 RF stole $400 from me with that POS dropper, then I'm dumb enough to buy a 9Point8 to swap in while doing warranty claim(s), only to have that one fail in short time as well. I would have needed 3 droppers to keep that circus going. They both can suck it. I have 3 Transfers that have been flawless over a years time........will never buy a RF product again and do my best to inform others to do the same.
  • + 7
 I had a terrible time with 9point8. Failed first ride, caused me to crash, and then made me pay for a marred tubed from the crash AND a restocking fee. $175 and no post in the end.
  • + 3
 Amen brother - I take every chance to keep my fellow riders from experiencing what I did with that immoral company.
  • + 3
 @Ron-C: couldn't agree more. Total disaster for me. The new OneUp one three months in is great. Love that company.
  • + 13
 Why chance it with Race Face after they royally screwed it with their licensing for original dropper? Longer travel options aside, Fox Transfers are becoming more widespread and can be bought cheaper - especially if you find one as a new take-off.
  • + 20
 Whoever downvoted this clearly never owned the original Turbine dropper post. It doesn't matter if they license from 9point8 or Fox... the design was never the problem, the shoddy build quality was. My Race Face Turbine dropper completely lacked any grease at the critical quad ring that seals the air spring (ASSEMBLY FAILURE) and the post head's screws grind into the post head when you tighten them (FAULTY TOLERANCES). To make things worse: You can't service the air seals yourself, even though you CAN for the original 9point8 fall line!

It's Race Face that screwed up, not the company they licensed from. Sorry, I like their stems, bars and cranks, but I will not buy anything a little more sophisticated than that from them for the foreseable future.
  • + 3
 Exactly my feeling...not a knock against 9point8 or the design, but construction/build quality. Their components are otherwise great. @KrazyKraut:
  • + 2
 @KrazyKraut: The best part was the aluminum shavings from the screws could get into the seal and scratch the post.
  • + 1
 @cogsci: Exactly. Changed your seat angle? Better carefully wipe the stanchion or you might ruin the post next time you drop it.
  • + 1
 @KrazyKraut: Respectfully I think you have that backwards. I bought a 9point8 and in the first year it was warrantied 4 times! Total piece of crap. They also just did a recall to add some type of new seal. Its not even worth selling as (surprise surprise) there a quite a few for sale at low prices all of which have "just been factory rebuilt". Now it just gathers dust. On a brighter note my new OneUp dropper rocks!
  • + 1
 @Super7: Can relate to that: 3 times in 3 months
  • + 17
 bikeyoke revive > all
  • + 3
 Amen. Love mine. No issues. 5 stars.
  • + 5
 A year and a half of Bikeyoke Revive, still like new
  • + 6
 Amen - I've tried maybe 10 different brands, nothing works like bikeyoke.
  • + 12
 Giant Contact has been really reliable for me for the last 2 years. Shimmed it into my Honzo (as they are only 30.6)with a cut up Red Bull can (gave it wings brah) and maaaaaate shes good as.
  • + 12
 the turbine is such a bad dropper that i switched back to a rigid post with a quick release and have never been happier.
  • + 2
 I cannot upvote this enough
  • + 2
 I guess if you ride the kind of terrain where this setup works, that's great.
  • + 12
 They tested it with no seat and the results were a bit anal.
  • + 1
 I thought they were shocking
  • + 9
 I don't trust Raceface any more. Failures include: AR-24 rims, Turbine dropper, Turbine Cinch cranks that wear through BBs in a heartbeat ...
  • + 7
 Absolutely the shittest dropper post on the market! Have had 3 replaced on warranty after they would not return up due to dust getting in to the seals after only a weeks riding. Wouldnt recommend these to my dead cat
  • + 9
 @raceface what about all the poor fools who purchased your overpriced poor ass performing original turbine dropper post?
  • + 9
 Race Dropper is the worst post I've ever worked on! Not to mention, Garbage customer service.
  • + 1
 Same experience.
  • + 7
 My Fox Transfer is still working great after a year or so, but meanwhile I think my private parts would prefer a 170mm drop for the saddle to get out of the way...
Still only 150mm available?
  • + 3
 This! To be honest I'm waiting for OneUp to do a 200mm adjustable one. I think that would be everything I ever needed in a post, especially on a hardtail where the minimal insertable length of the seat tube is less of an issue.
  • + 7
 Turbine Dropper lasted me 10 hours. Returned it and exchange for 2 Brand X droppers. Cracked a Next SL crank by the arm/axle mating area. Warranty claimed then sold it away.
  • + 7
 Crank Bros Highline all day, every day.
  • + 3
 I've been buying mountain bike parts for 20 years. No one has ever let me down the way Raceface has. 3 out of 3 posts warrantied, 1 lost in warranty, flat out gave up on them. I'm sure 9point8 laments the day they decided to license their tech out to such an unscrupulous company like Raceface.
  • + 2
 Respectfully I think you have that backwards. I bought a 9point8 and in the first year it was warrantied 4 times! Total piece of crap. They also just did a recall to add some type of new seal. Its not even worth selling as (surprise surprise) there a quite a few for sale at low prices all of which have "just been factory rebuilt". Now it just gathers dust. On a brighter note my new OneUp dropper rocks!
  • + 1
 @Super7: Everyone that curses 9point8 doesn't understand how simple and easily fixed their problem is. It is float fluid. Remove that and you're G to G.
  • + 1
 @longlongpelaman: ok but if it was that simple why don't they share that nugget with their customers or else change their design? Either way the company is doomed - they have one product and it has a dubious track record.
  • + 3
 I'm done with RaceFace. One completely failed Turbine 1.0 dropper, one Next SL crank cracked in two, 2 separate sets of Atlas pedals with horrible manufacturing tolerances/side-to-side play. Never again. Not even if it's free...
  • + 4
 Bikeyoke Revive or BUST! Its the only post out there where the 'trouble-free' period is not defined in months, rather in terms of "will it ever fail?" Arguably because they are trouble-free since purchase!
  • + 3
 The largest difference between the Raceface and Fox product is the fact that Fox doesn't include a lever. You choose your own lever based on your preferences and setup. This way you aren't paying for a lever you don't want and then having to buy another.

In short, Mike didn't do a great job indicating if the RF option is available without the lever. Also, promoting the idea of choosing one of two levers with either product is not okay. A large majority of the droppers we sell have off-brand/aftermarket levers (Wolf Tooth).
  • + 3
 I don't understand why this exists, except for bikes that come OEM with RF product. I do like my Fox Transfer. It has been reliable for about two years now and shows no sign of wear. Glad the service manual is now available.
  • + 4
 so they sell more units, fix the brand image, reach a wider range of customers
  • + 2
 I've got one of the original Turbine posts on one bike (came as part of the spec) and a Transfer on the other (bought aftermarket) and both have been faultless. The Raceface remote is better but the return speed is too fast even on the lowest pressure. I can fire heavy rocks skyward from the saddle with it! Combining the two sounds perfect.
Both are a mile better than any of the 6 Reverbs (4 warranty) that I've had.
  • + 1
 The tools necessary to successfully service a Transfer post cost upwards of $1k and that's assuming you already have a nitrogen charging setup. It's a job that will be handled in almost every case, by the distributor, not by a shop.
  • + 1
 Anything but Thomson. Had to hassle them to warranty a brand new dropper post because I couldn't find my receipt, even though it was a known problem with the new dropper. Got it warrantied, less than 200 miles on it now and it won't go back up. Almost $300 to have Thomson fix it. Nope, I'll be buying a One Up or some other dropper that costs less than just servicing the Thomson. Never buy a Thomson product again.
  • + 1
 So I just want to put this out there. Lots of people had problems with the tubine dropper and now they are associated with being unreliable and faulty right out of the gate. But I have a hypothesis that the problem is very simple, totally overlooked, and very easily resolved. That problem is float fluid. Inside of well used shock pumps. The turbine and the falline have a mechanical brake that relies on friction. If you contaminate it with any oils it will slip. Clean the brake and it works flawlesly again. Use only a fresh uncontaminated shock pump and you are g2g.
  • + 2
 came here to say 'I love my race face dropper post' by the time I scrolled down I remembered its a Crank Bros so maybe less relevant but if you are looking for a smooth reliable dropper the CB is my recommendation
  • + 5
 Brand-X Ascent dropper, USD100.
  • + 2
 RST wireless dropper, USD1000.
  • + 2
 If you want a Transfer post, the Marzocchi Transfer is the cheapest option you can find.

www.bike-components.de/en/Marzocchi/Transfer-Intern-Performance-Elite-125-mm-Sattelstuetze-Modell-2017-p61669
  • - 2
 Anyone would buy a new 125mm post?
  • + 2
 @fiatpolski: Heck, I can barely fit most 125's on my M Ibis Ripley....only KS Lev and 9Point8/RF would fit until these newest batch of droppers the last half year. Now have a Bike Yolk. Lot of 2017 frames weren't designed to handle the extra length.
  • + 5
 FoxRacingFace Transferbine
  • - 2
 FUX FACE SUX
  • + 1
 Inside industry fun fact....They called them "dropper's instead of "dropperupper's"...because of the amount of cash that gets dropped right down the old seat post corn hole on them.
  • + 2
 since we're name dropping, gotta plug Bike Yoke Revive as the slickest dropper i've ever used. not sure who buys this RF over a bike yoke.
  • + 1
 I bought a early RF with internals from 9.8 that I guess they cheaped out on. I sent it in and got sent a RF post made by Fox.The customer service through my local bike shop is fantastic.
  • + 1
 Wouldn't pay $0,02 for a raceface dropper. Build crap, sell crap, make it a nightmare to replace under warranty, then come to market with shiny version 2 of crap. No way, raceface.
  • + 3
 Why did you bother with this article if its just a rebranded fox? And wasn't the tubine dropper a falline previously?
  • + 0
 Reverb is still king in my book. THEY ALL NEED WORK! At least Sram make the parts easy to get and if you service it once a year, it keeps working through all the mud you can throw at it. I've got a 170mm and I've worked on it exactly two times in two years, with zero parts replaced. As long as you have the blue IFP, you can rebuild it without replacing any parts. Its just like a fork, if you service it, it will keep working.
  • + 5
 Or not. As soon as its under 10 celcius, mine stays stuck in the High position. Have fun on the downhill! Btw the bike shop services it every week and it still keeps doing it. Nice try tho, sram rep.
  • - 2
 @mollow: get a better mechanic. A properly bled remote will push the poppet even when it gets cold.
  • + 5
 @konadan: yeah I'm sure the folks at Fluid Function in Squamish have no clue what they're doing, must be their fault...
  • + 1
 @mollow: They are probably bleeding the system inside, in room temperature. During winter, I bleed mine in my garage, when it is cold. Then it works all right. When summer comes along, the oil expands, and I need to adjust the speed dial to avoid the post to drop whil seated.
  • + 1
 @oesvends: You are spot on. I keep loaded syringe in the freezer before a bleed.
  • + 0
 I still don't get the extra weight, nearly 600 grams when my "normal" post doesn't weigh 200 grams, a 400 gram / 0.8 lb saving. I know it's not all about weight but man that's quite a chunk located up high.
  • + 1
 Looks like a $365 seat post... so - Send it! I'm so gutted! Get sideways! Tippie for pres, Ocean fill, Mike Levy eats donuts and 26 aint dead! YEAH!!
  • + 3
 Pinkbike is sponsored by Raceface!
  • + 1
 That cable stop is super fragile. We've had several customers come in who munched theirs by inserting too far into the frame. Other than that, the Transfer/Turbine is rad.
  • + 2
 Big problem. No Kashima. Have to have a Kashima!!! Why because it's gold.
  • + 2
 i will never buy another rf product after my dropper post dealings with them.
  • + 2
 "3 months of trouble free usage" - RF record.
  • + 1
 If a dropper post is extended in the woods and noone is around to sit down during a climb, is it useless?
  • + 1
 150mm? That's it? That's so 2015. No offence, but 170-200mm would be nice, I mean what does this offer up over a Brand-X?
  • + 2
 Burn it with fire! Never buying race face post again!
  • + 1
 How hard is it to built a reluable seat post? It's about the same technology as a desk chair.
  • + 1
 When will they think of a dropper post that doesn't cost 10 times as much as a regular seat post?
  • + 1
 Great, can i trade in my 125mm that somehow came on my size large rallin? Lol, was 1st thing to be replaced. Useless
  • + 1
 So many droppers. Which is the best...?
  • + 8
 bikeyoke revive seriously this is the best dropper you can get, nothing comes close to it
  • + 4
 I'm going to second @Asmodai on the Bike Yoke Revive. Just switched to it from a Reverb and it IS the best dropper out there. 160 or 185 drop. Twin tube no janky ifp to deal with and the updated micro valve prevents air seeping into the main tube. If, however unlikely, it does seep air a 2 second revive via the on board lever and good as new. It's pricey, but worth every penny.
  • + 0
 Does it work more than one day this time ?(the vibrations unlock the remote)
  • + 0
 RF as usual looks like expensive Chinese counterfeit, any reason to choose RF over fox?
  • + 0
 As they said in the review - the remote.
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 anyone have experience with the Bontrager Drop Line 150mm?
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 BEST DROPPER POST 1. ONE UP 2. SDG 3.-
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 3. Brand-X
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 Just having a new lever option for the transfer is awesome!
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 This post is shit
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 with IPF dropper you cannot lift the bike by the saddle, so actually, that is one of the major design flaw, one up/fox are all good choices, however not suitable for some conditions
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 @clownpnd: In 4 years now since I started using dropper I never had the need to lift bicycle by the saddle. So I don't see why this is a drawback.
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 @dumr666: two local bike parks use outdated type oh hooks on the chairlifts as for example, unintentionally ... Also riding during winter time affect work of ipf system
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 i have the solution for dropper posts. don't use one.
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