Thomson has updated their dropper post for 2018 with a number of minor refinements that they claim will result in a lower cost. The major differences between the new and old is a refined actuator and a slightly changed head. The cartridge system remains unchanged, with exception to an updated seal within.
The post, which is available with up to 150mm drop in the 30.9 and 31.6 diameter options—sorry folks, no sign of a longer travel version here—will also be available in a smaller 27.2-diameter with 75mm of drop. Thomson also mentioned that in the future there will also be a lever style thumb paddle for the post that will be able to be mounted above or below the bar.
The main difference between the updated 2.0 dropper and the current one is the actuator and a slightly modified head, with the new version seeing some refinements.
Thomson was also showing their updated Elite X4 bar and stem. The components are mostly the same as their current line, only now they're available in a 35mm-diameter. The stem will be priced the same as their current 31.8 Elite X4, which goes for about $109.95 USD.
The 35mm diameter stem will be available in either 32, 40, or 50mm lengths.
The complement to their new 35mm diameter Elite X4 stems they're also introducing an Elite TR35 bar. The bars will measure 800mm wide and feature a 9-degree backsweep with a 5-degree upsweep. They'll be available in either 10, 20, or 35mm rise options.
The bars will be available in either 10, 20, or 35mm rise options.