First Look: Fox's New Transfer Dropper Post - Pond Beaver 2020

Apr 13, 2020 at 17:56
by Daniel Sapp  


For 2021, Fox have taken their Transfer seatpost and given it a major revamp. The new post is lighter, has a shorter extended length, and is more easily serviced. There is also a new 1x style dropper lever to complement the post.

The post is available in both Kashima and black colors. It sells for $299-$349 USD. Levers are available separately for $65 USD.
Transfer Details
• New clamp design gives more clearance
• Internal routing only
• 100, 125, 150, 175mm drop options
• Matchmaker and I-SPEC EV compatible
• Kashima or Black Anodized colors
• 614g (175mm - confirmed)
• Price: $299-$349 USD / $389-$459 CDN / €339 - €429
ridefox.com



The redesigned clamp is much more user-friendly for saddle swaps.
The old 150mm post (left) and new 175mm (right).

The biggest update on the new Transfer is the redesigned clamp. The head now features a more streamlined design that allows for the post to drop further before bottoming out, thus allowing Fox to make the overall length of the post shorter in the extended position.

The new post has a 30-50mm shorter overall length than the old model depending on the amount of travel. This should allow riders to increase the amount of drop they can run by 25-50mm if they were already bottoming out the collar, depending on the frame.


The redesigned clamp also allows for a much easier saddle installation. The bolts loosen with a 4mm Allen key and pivot forward and back. This allows them to swing free from the top plate completely while staying attached to the post. The top plate can then be removed for the saddle to sit on the lower plate. Simply place the top plate back on the rails, flip the bolts up, and tighten it back down. Seat installation is no longer frustrating.

This design gives a lower stack height by allowing for a tighter interface between the clamp and the saddle. Traditional designs with a threaded bolt that threads into a t-nut run the risk of contacting the seat in rare instances due to seat flex.

More drop than before, the Transfer's new clamp head allows a shorter overall post length.

Fox's new 1x lever is compact and more comfortable than its predecessors.

The other update for Fox is their new 1x lever. The lever is Matchmaker and I-SPEC EV compatible, and it also can mount up on its own. The lever is more ergonomically friendly and cables are easily inserted and can then be trimmed flush where they exit a port on the backside of the lever, eliminating the need for a cable end.




Pinkbike Pond Beaver 2020






221 Comments

  • 205 44
 Who knew a rail clamp could be so ugly!
  • 151 24
 I couldn't care less. 30-50mm extra drop is such a massive difference that looks are secondary.
  • 271 5
 It's all about who you're standing next to.

Beside a supermodel: anyone would look ugly.
Beside your sweaty ass: the clamp doesn't look so bad.
  • 30 1
 Surely the massive amounts of kashima located on the mounts now will make your bike faster. I hear that kashima is like nailing jelly to a tree.
  • 14 1
 @1dude2bikes: You should read the comments on the chrome shaft on the DHX2 by the #fanboiz on IG. It's like they stole their entire identity by not making the shaft kashima. "Must flex in lift line with coil but must also flex with kashima...can't . handle . the . conflict..."
  • 14 1
 Yep it's ugly, it's also not nearly as convenient as the one a 9point8 fall line for removing the saddle without changing the saddle angle.
  • 2 1
 @mtbgeartech:
Do they not realize that you can't anodize steel? Or do they know that and just want kashima colored plating?
  • 2 0
 @stumpymidget: +1....why more manuf don't use a sim design I have no clue....
  • 2 0
 @IluvRIDING: it’s only that much more if you’re a shorter rider, they only make up to a 175mm dropper
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Well played.
  • 3 1
 @WAKIdesigns: it's all Greek to me
  • 3 0
 should have made that part black... kashima colour just makes it stick out.
  • 1 0
 @stumpymidget: I like my 9point8 posts but the saddle clamp is waaaaay too tall. They need to slim it down to shorten up the dropper. How often do people swap saddles out anyways!?
  • 1 0
 @MeloBikeCO: And that it was never Kashima coated? I guess TiN's close enough? haha
  • 1 0
 Looks more like a Transitioning than a Transfer.
  • 3 1
 @IluvRIDING: yeah but still only a 175? ill take my oneUp 210 vs this all day! They dropped the ball not coming out with a 200mm... at least
  • 1 0
 But you can slide seat, bit further back. That's good thing, Price in not, Soon all manufacturers would sell dropper post without remote, kind of pedals situation from the past...
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigs You can't know where you're going, without knowing,
where you are coming from.
  • 1 0
 It’ll look like balls once you sit on the saddle. And balls are nasty.
  • 1 1
 @islandforlife: isn’t that the purpose of a dropper post?
  • 1 1
 @islandforlife: isn’t that the purpose of a dropper post?
  • 1 0
 @AlexTokmakoff: Yes, you are right. But it absolutely solves my problem for instance. I am limited with my frame design. I have a 125mm post and I have it all the way down. With more travel I don't want the to have the hither position higher I want the low lower...and this design makes it possible for me.
  • 77 12
 No way Fox are getting any more of my money for their shonkey posts. They denied warranty on mine due to "ovalising" by saying id been over tightening, when id adhered to the installation instructions.

7.3 Nm in the max you can tighten it up according to the manual. That's what i do my cranks too! Id been doing mine to 5Nm. Apparently I had to pay £200 for a replacement as i had, according to them, deffo been over tightening it. YA right, id been putting 8Nm+ of torque through my carbon frame to hold my seatpost.

Having to service it every year for £90 is a joke too. You can't service it yourself and neither can a shop. That means that the total cost of ownership for this over 3 years is well over £600.

Fox: there are just too many good alternatives from companies that dont want to screw you on service these days. Even though im a sucker for the kashima bling someone else will be getting my cash next time.
  • 19 20
 Brand X... 120USD... after 3 years u bin it... bad for the environment, but for the pocket makes sense..... I do like the RS Reverb though.... wait till it starts to sag and then service it yourself... the initial cost of the tools is maybe 50-70USD, but after that, it costs you 50 bucks every couple of years....
  • 10 2
 Yep, agree with everyone about the service cost. I'm already looking for my next dropper and it won't be Fox unless I am convinced I can service it myself, at least a clean and regrease similar to their forks (clean, oil grease - no need to touch the damper).
  • 2 1
 It has to be the most sensitive post to over or under tightening. On my last one the only sweet spot I found had it slowly sag (slow enough to not be a huge deal but enough to still have it on the mind) over time, even when torquing to spec.
  • 12 1
 My brain cannot comprehend what is special about 1 year for service. What if you don't ride often or doing shuttle laps where you never need to sit down? What if you are a clydesdale, like me (i.e. at the upper limit of the weight range)? If you live in Arizona and the season is 12 mos and if you live in Ohio where it is 6?

I can see hours of use but a year is arbitrary.
  • 4 1
 @vapidoscar: it's like every other mechanical device out there with manuf recommendations....it's for a common use case, they are always conservative and there is probably a legal reason they do it. Although sometimes when you DON'T use something it fairs worse, seals don't get lubed, stuff gets gummed up from under use.
  • 2 0
 @iamamodel: Still try to figure out how to service my old D.O.S.S
  • 2 0
 I have a KS Lev Integra which recently started pogo sticking after 4 years of good service. There's a great thread on MTBR about servicing them yourself (including pics) and the seals are available through Universal Cycles in Oregon. Yes it takes an hour or so to do the full strip and rebuild but it's fixed the problem I had. My previous Reverb (1st generation) spent more time apart on my bench than being ridden, I won't say never but highly unlikely I'll buy another. OneUp seem to be easy enough to service so they'll probably be the next post I get.
  • 2 0
 @Blackers: And it is faster if you are just fixing the sag, and not replacing o-rings, etc. Open it up, pour the old oil out, pour the new oil in, close it back up.
  • 13 1
 Try the OneUp dropper post. Works flawlessly since I got it...
  • 4 1
 @louif23: man I must have had the worst series of OneUp posts in history. Bought one to replace my reverb. Any time a squirrel sneezed in it's vicinity I had to take it apart and clean/lube the bushing. Got sick of it, sent it off for warranty. New one did the same damn thing. Sent it back and they rebuilt it. Still have issues any time it gets a little wet. I ended up putting the damn Reverb back on and I'm much happier which is saying something.
  • 5 0
 Wait...we're supposed to service the transfer? I've had mine for 2 years going on 3 now and not a single problem, no slow down nor stickiness. I usually just service the dropper when it doesn't work like it did when I first put it on, unlike other hardware from fox(fork,shock) I find that the Transfer is superior to the 9point8, reverb and the command post, all of which have failed me in the past. But everyone has a different experience I am sure.
  • 5 0
 My OneUp's cartridge went out, I emailed them and they responded within 2 hours ON A SUNDAY. Immediately sent me a new cartridge, the updated actuator just cause I asked and a pair of socks. Replaced all that in about 30 minutes. Amazing experience @OneUpComponents no wonder they're taking over my bike (chainring, chain guide, pump, stem)
  • 3 0
 Mine sags now. Replaced by OneUp, which is flawless. Never Fox post again.
  • 2 0
 @cole-inman: too bad one of the socks is droopy. I mean it would have to be if they are really OneUp socks.
  • 1 0
 @nyles: use carbon paste
  • 1 0
 @Ethan12345678: did it, barely helped. Doesn’t matter, don’t have the post anymore.
  • 1 0
 @louif23: My Oneup has also worked. It was sensitive to seatbinder tension so I machined a spacer for the collar to sit on, problem solved.
  • 2 1
 @louif23:

The @OneUpComponents dropper is nice if:

You're happy to re-grease it after every ride.
You have a super strong thumb to actuate it (tried 2 different levers)
You are happy to supposedly fix the heavy actuation and binding issues by sanding a part inside it (seriously, wtf!?)
You are ok with it not being clamped too tightly.

I've never had such a shitty post before.

The Transfer is still the best for me but the servicing is as much a year as buying a cheap post.

Going back to a Reverb now.
  • 57 7
 Why no 200mm+ option? Behind the 8 ball from the get go.
  • 6 3
 This. Exactly this.
  • 11 3
 Because 5 years ago when they started designing this one, they didn't have to worry about 200mm competition. Smaller brands are just designing so much faster and now designing such impressive products that the big companies can't always keep up
  • 27 0
 I was a sucker for having a fully Kashima bike, but after trying and loving a 210mm oneup dropper on my bike... fox who?
  • 8 9
 Maybe we should rethink huge drop posts? Are they needed? I was in the camp of give me as much drop as possible but have been slowly been thinking more is not better...
  • 2 1
 @nyles: Same. However, my oneup 210 doesn't like to return to its full height without a little coaxing. Which is why I was hoping Fox come out with a 200+
  • 3 2
 @adrennan: There is a 200mm Reverb.
  • 6 0
 @RadBartTaylor: I'm 6'6 and my 210 is not long enough. Saddle still gets in the way on steeps/jumps. I'd go to 250 if possible.
  • 9 0
 @sammyhed: honestly I think we need to wait for 34.9 seatpost diameters to catch on for a post to be burly enough to handle that
That, or an integrated system like Eightpins/liteville has.

But I’m not holding my breath. Unfortunately, same as with frame sizes, nobody in the industry is gonna build out new tooling and make R&D investment just so that a couple of us tall folks are happier each year Frown don’t know if there are enough of us to form a critical mass to effect their bottom line.
  • 39 0
 @sammyhed: Sorry to here that. Hit us up at info@oneupcomponents.com so we can help trouble shoot. We'll make it right.
  • 8 0
 @sammyhed: Greg Minnaar is 6-4, same as me, have you seen how high he runs his post?

www.pinkbike.com/news/greg-minnaars-santa-cruz-v10-29-bike-check.html

He doesn't slam his seat....nor do most DH guys.
  • 2 0
 @sammyhed: sounds like a collar tightening issue, or maybe tightening the barrel on the lever. you’re the first person I’ve ever heard having any issue with the oneup besides the v1 connector on the bottom of the post itself.
  • 3 1
 @sammyhed: Try to add some air to it. I had the same issue and adding air solved it for me. Have had no issues since. Also make sure to keep it clean. I use some of that fork boost on it every once in a while/cycle it and wipe it all off.
  • 5 3
 @RadBartTaylor: yes, i don't understand the 'dropper war' longer and longer!! for literally decades of riding i only put my post down about 3-5inches. I'm 5'8" i don't get it?
  • 2 1
 @sammyhed: You probably need to lube the bushing. Sightly compress the post (10-50mm), unscrew the cap then work some suspension lube like Slick Honey into the bushing. Screw the cap back on, then work the post up and down a few strokes. Should be good as new.
  • 2 0
 @PullMyBrakeLever: yeah, I already do this monthly. appreciate the advice though homie!
  • 2 0
 @bigbrett: Ditto, Big Brett! You're probably aware, but transition is doing good stuff for us long fellas.
  • 1 0
 @OneUpComponents: Will do, thanks y'all!
  • 1 1
 @sammyhed: the more suspension lube you use, the faster it will dry out seals or bushings, making it so you then need to use it more often. Careful with that stuff, it’s not a magic elixir.
  • 6 1
 Forget 200mm. Radness begins at 300. With a 110 seat tube angle.
  • 1 0
 @lifted-d: I guess no one wants to answer directly. Based on this thread, an answer is: tall guys need taller posts and more drop. It's a whole 'nother world up there. Think of all the tall guys doing the incredible huck featured in your profile. I'm sure there's an aero advantage with one's legs all folded up. Mtb equivalent of drop bar.
  • 2 1
 @ceecee: thing is though, most taller DH riders don't slam their seats, not even close. I linked a pic of Greg Minnaar's bike above and here is another dude, who is even taller @ 6-6

www.pinkbike.com/news/flo-payets-xxl-mondraker-summum-leogang-dh-world-cup-2018.html

He could drop his seat another 6-8" easy....but hasn't.

#moreisnotbetter
  • 2 1
 @RadBartTaylor: I don't see any dropper post in those photos and Sammyhed doesn't appear to be a downhiller. With seat tubes getting shorter on average, could it be that the tall/leggy need 200+mm just for the total post length, regardless of drop? I don't know why you're so passionate about this issue. How do you know you didn't get upvoted the second time around just because you mentioned Minaar?

##
  • 2 2
 @ceecee: their seats are not slammed, that's the point. If lower seats were better, the DH guys....of anybody....would have them bottomed out, right?

Maybe I got upvoted for spelling his name right Smile
  • 1 1
 @RadBartTaylor: No, because rear wheel travel and the very slack upper seat tube often found on DH bikes like Minnaar's. BMX and Trials persons have their posts slammed--something about absorbing big compressions with legs that requires knees bending. Saddle slamming is different. If we can't agree on basic terms our possible eventual agreement will be a delusion.
  • 2 0
 @RadBartTaylor: not really an apt comparison. First off, people have different proportions. Someone who is all legs vs a proportional person will probably have different preferences. Second of all, that is a DH bike with a crapload of travel and really slack head angle. The bike eats up way more of the tech and big hits than a short travel trail bike does. At a certain point, I can’t just rely on my fork to soak up impacts like that without major body repositioning. I like to ride my trail bike down gnar shit, and guess what....I want my seat to get out of the way. Third of all, when my seat is as low as possible, it’s probably about that same height as his...inch or two below the bars. You don’t seem to want a longer post, good for you buddy. Clearly other people do. You don’t know the trails I ride, what my riding style is, what bike I’m riding, etc. Saying that nobody needs because you don’t feel the need is ridiculous
  • 1 0
 @bigbrett: I was pretty vague when I posed the QUESTION challenging the status quo...."maybe we should rethink huge drop posts", didn't say they are not needed....sorry if I offended what you clearly have figured out. Is there not room for challenging things we thought were true?

Im just exploring the why's. You argument, in my mind, doesn't hold since DH bikes of a few years back had HA sim to what enduro bikes are now and still ran seats relatively high while travel differences are what 20-30 mm. They also had much gnarlier tracks back then.

Everybody had different ideas of what 'gnar shit' is....here in the PNW we have a bit of everything.
  • 1 0
 @ceecee: just beliebe?
  • 1 0
 @ceecee: paul, pilot of huck was a madman, i dont think any others ever hit that drop besides his partner in crime. they took it down after getting their shots. it was a freeking legend move.
  • 2 0
 @lifted-d: dropper pant--how low can you go? But the tall guys in here have indicated that it's not some bizarre fashion statement, and that there is as much need for long droppers as there is for big hucks.
  • 30 0
 Just buy a BikeYoke Divine or Revive, service it by yourself, get cheap replacement parts if needed and enjoy one of the best functioning dropper post on the market right now.
  • 7 0
 100% Bike Yolk. I’ve owned mine for a year and a half. Last week I flipped my bike on the trail to adjust my fork settings and when I got back on the bike the seat post was spongy. 1st time ever happened to me. I reset on the trail, literally 10 seconds. And off I went. My buddy has a one up and commented the he’s needed to air his up for a while now... ha! Revive for the win.
  • 1 1
 You only have to look at the photo of the internals of a BikeYoke to know it’s superior. There’s literally nothing to it! That and it feels smoother in operation than anything else, has almost zero rotational play.
  • 3 0
 Worth every penny. It was a bit of sticker shock when looking into them, but fired I'd try it. 185 on my large Sentinel for a year and a half and works still like the day I got it. Hands down the best dropper I've had and knowing this, will be the next dropper I get for another bike. Worth every penny.
  • 2 0
 I tried many, and after riding a Revive I’ve quit shopping for droppers.
  • 2 1
 Agree - but had to sell my 185mm for a 210mm oneup. Length wins in the end.
  • 1 0
 @Linc: I was once told it was girth that really wins.
  • 1 1
 @Linc: How long have you been on that 210mm for?
  • 2 0
 125mm Revive on my XC race bike. In a different league compared to the RS, Fox and Specialized droppers I've owned.
  • 30 1
 429 eur?

Who buys this when you have options like oneup at half the price? You really really have to want that matching kashima or something.
  • 24 0
 Matching Kashima? Muahahahaha, not if you have a 36, Float X2 and Transfer, they'd all have different shades of gold, as the shade that the coating gets depends on the material it's applied to.
  • 4 0
 @SkipSkovhugger: ikr i don't even have kashima but its still mad how they charge that much but it still doesn't match the colours, but they can get Brett Rheeders enitire bike just fine to colour match.
  • 2 0
 My OneUp V1 was stick af after 3 months of hardly being used on my 2nd bike
  • 3 2
 @Sebov: V2’s suck as well. Lose air pressure often and need lots of bushing servicing, if they haven’t made them too tight. Too much flex in the post.
  • 4 1
 @Sebov: I have V1 and V2 and, despite needing to add a bit of pressure every 6 months, they are awesome and priced so competitively
  • 4 0
 I wouldn’t call a post that sticks and looses air awesome but okay! @brappuccino:
  • 3 1
 @freeridejerk888: I will gladly add some air twice a year to save $100 (or more) and get way more drop.
  • 22 7
 Had a transfer and it was fine for a year and a half, then it stopped moving freely. I can't service it and neither could my Lbs. Sent it for repair, and the response was, 'It needs a seal block at £21 and a piston assembly at £48, on top of the £89 service.'
I said that takes the pee, and was told its my fault because they recommend an annual service. I told them to shove it, and they dropped the parts cost.
So, if you are thinking of buying a transfer, and want it to last 5 years, you are actually buying a dropper that will cost you about £900, if you follow Fox recommendations.
  • 20 0
 Is that your first FOX suspension/telescopic piece? Smile
  • 8 27
flag rayy (Apr 14, 2020 at 3:49) (Below Threshold)
 So you gave someone who just happens to work as a bike tech/mechanic a hard time, just because you didn't service the post in time? How nice of you! I've been on both ends of that one, both end suck, but do not justify being an a-hole.
  • 32 10
 @rayy:
I gave Fox a hard time, not the Lbs mechanic who is a friend.
But not as hard a time as Fox are giving me.
Sorry to hear you've been an a-hole.
  • 23 11
 @LemonadeMoney: he is a bike mechanic... he knows his stuff. If you used your dropper for more than a year, then sorry, blame yourself. Also the money you are asked to pay are not that big compared to what some Reverb owners go through. Just buy BrandX, Metric or OneUp. Simple, reliable posts for little money.
  • 8 0
 I hate to invote Waki as much as anyone but he's right. Fox and rockshox aren't the best option for this type of product.
  • 15 0
 ...so you can buy 2 PNW droppers (more reliable) for that price and have cash left for a case of good beer!
  • 7 5
 I dunno, it's hard to be more reliable than the Transfer. We've sold an absolute shitload of these and the failure/warranty rate is so low it's close to zero.
  • 2 0
 I have 2 PNW droppers, and they have been great. I have never had to service them, but if I do need to it's very simple and inexpensive
  • 16 1
 Now I'm gonna spend less time swapping saddle on the trail.
  • 11 1
 Had a Fox tTransfer for two years, then it started wobbling.
No chance servicing it, too short anyway with 150mm.
Sold it for 120€ instead of sending it to Fox and pay100€ - bought a Brand-X 170 for 110€.

Fox needs to offer 200mm and more, and a more reliable post that doesn need to be expensively serviced every year. Maybe even with a bigger diameter when frame manufacturers hopefully will upsize the seat tubes soon to 34,9mm inner.
  • 4 0
 That was my beef too. It was an awesome post but at the price they charge, not worth servicing. I sold mine too.
  • 1 0
 I also went for a BrandX, together with a 15eur ZTTO remote. On another bike, I have a 88eur Satori Sorata Pro 150mm, which I am happy with, don't know if it will survive a first maintenance though.
  • 7 5
 Think you might see it when 34.9 becomes a thing. Fox keeps telling me they won’t make anything of any useful length because they can’t get the bushing overlap they want. It’s why theirs are so long, their 170mm post is comical.

But like a 200mm OneUp is garbage and flexy, and gets wicked bushing binding if not greased constantly. BikeYoke are the only seatposts out there worth owning, they listen to the market and build wicked shit.

Once you’ve figured out the 20 minute reverb service, they’re my second place post.
  • 25 0
 @bonfire: Do you mean a 210mm V2? Sorry to hear you have had issues. Please e-mail us at info@oneupcomponents.com and we will make it right.
  • 25 1
 @bonfire: You are literally the first person I've heard with OneUp dropper issues. Mine is phenomenal - and I've owned a BikeYoke before to compare with.

Also mad props to @OneUpComponents for being thorough enough to follow the comment threads (of a competitors product no less) and respond to someone bitching but not even tagging you. Thats some serious proactive service right there.
  • 1 1
 @ratedgg13: lockdown...
  • 6 0
 @OneUpComponents: like ratedgg said, it’s awesome that you read all of these comments to respond. The next dropper I buy will be from OneUp. Stupid Reverb doesn’t work when it’s close to freezing temperatures.
  • 3 1
 @OneUpComponents: god I fkn love you guys. Kiss me.
  • 1 1
 @OneUpComponents: Love your post and have had nearly zero issues with my Version 1 170 mm almost two years in. My only quibble is that on the V1 the 15 mm collar wrench flats (being made of soft aluminum and with only two wrench sides) can deform when unscrewing from the factory torque setting during required cleaning and greasing (this happened to me during my first service last summer). I since decided to purpose one of my Abbey Bike Rockshox suspension tools for the job in future, as those seem to never mar anything. I haven't seen a V2 in the wild yet or worked on one, so I'm just curious if that green collar now has more flats to allow for a large hexagonal wrench? If not, have you guys ever considered pairing up with Abbey to make a dedicated service tool, as Rockshox does? On the whole, though, as I said, it's an outstanding post for the money and one I highly recommend to virtually anyone. Thanks, stay safe!
  • 2 0
 @HogtownWheelsmith: Hit us up for a replacement actuator. We updated the V1 to have larger flats after seeing a few deform.
  • 1 0
 @OneUpComponents: Terrific, will do. Cheers!
  • 1 0
 @ratedgg13: I used to work at a dealer down here in NZ, sold a shit load of them. Cost effective but not the best post in the world.

Everything else OneUp makes is absolutely f*cking brilliant, but have moved on from their posts.

The world needs to adopt the 34.9 standard with bigger stanchions for these long posts. OneUp design targets are sweet, longest length, lowest stack. Just haven’t been the best customer experience.

It’s rad @OneUpComponents updates the design with the V2 post, remote and the 2.1 actuator. But it’s not some game changer of a post.
  • 1 0
 @bonfire: I've had a Fox Transfer Factory that I bought aftermarket at full whack, and I've had two of the Brand-X posts that came on bikes. There was pretty much no functional or weight difference between any of them. All really good. Brand-X a bit quieter, less ratttly. They occupy opposite ends of the pricing spectrum. Pretty azing really. You don't need an expensive post to get reliability.
  • 1 1
 @jaame: I didn’t say that you did. Worked on and serviced and sold more droppers than you can shake a stick at.
  • 1 0
 @bonfire: no I was just complimenting your comment.
  • 8 0
 I liked my Fox kashima dropper, love the clunk when it returns just before I sit down; love my Wolftooth lever too, Well, that was until I read all these comments, know I just don't know what to think. Mountain biking is full of ficklers!
  • 3 0
 yea mines great too and didnt need service in 2 or 3 years or whenever that is that it came out. never had a seatpost last that long.

i do fear the day it will need service though Wink
  • 13 2
 Goddammit, now all my Fox shit is outdated!
  • 5 2
 @chunter: Put it in the bin and get the new shit. Problem solved. No need to thank me. Razz
  • 1 0
 Come over to my house, I'll show a huge bin full of poorly engineered Sram garbage. And another bin filling up with creaky Fox product. This is all planned like yer phone, update every year.
  • 2 0
 @dirtdoctor: Finally someone addresses both problems in one sentence! Sram stuff is ready for the bin from the beginning, and when its time for the first service, fox is ready for the bin as well.

But damn, if I want reliable Shimano Components, I get fox as well. And if I want serviceable Rockshoxs suspension, I get some sram garbage strapped on top. Lose-Lose

I just want to see some solid RS/Shimano builds again!
  • 8 0
 614 g at 175 mm length it is actually heavier than previous model (583g 170 mm)
  • 9 0
 Only 15mm longer than a OneUp and twice the price.
  • 7 3
 I had a transfer and it was faultless. After a couple of years it got gritty and I couldn’t service it myself. That’s why I wouldn’t buy another one. The oneup seems to tick more boxes. Cheaper, longer drop and user serviceable. Is this new fox user serviceable?

Next question about the remote. Is ispec EV the same standard as matchmaker x? I am looking for problem solvers for my xt shifter to mount to guide levers, but the ispec ev to mmx does not seem to be forthcoming. This article alludes to them being possibly the same. Are they?

Also about the remote. Can the reach angle be adjusted? I bought a oneup remote and I couldn’t get on with the angle. I was wishing for some kind of reach adjuster screw. This remote looks very nice. I wonder if it has a reach adjuster? Does any remote have a reach adjuster?
  • 1 0
 Apparently the ISpec ii to Mmx adapter works with the Ispec ev stuff, I think the screw needs to be shortened though. I’m in the same boat
  • 1 0
 @leadsledpaintrain: So for example a wolftooth adapter, I would purchase an MMX to Ispec 2 adapter, and use it on an ispec ev shifter (just with a shortened screw).

Thanks for that tip.
  • 7 0
 Id like to see fox release a marzocchi dropper that is completely serviceable at home.. Like my 66
  • 5 0
 with a coil spring so you don't have to pump it up lol
  • 2 1
 Oh.. And also external cable routing
  • 1 0
 @nordland071285: the Marzocchi dropper is obviously the old fox transfer, it’s in 5/6/7 inch drop lengths (internal and external routing) and they have the parts diagram on the (USA) website with every single part in the post with its corresponding part number. As good as your going get from them I’d wager.
  • 1 0
 @DHhack: thanks dude, I didn't even know it existed! Any idea if it's serviceable at home? Or does it have sealed cartridges that can only be replaced?
  • 1 0
 @nordland071285: I’d say it is, barely. They show step by step, but it’s special tools like everything else Fox does.

www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=815
  • 2 0
 @DHhack: wow thanks! Yeah lots of special tools
  • 9 6
 Hello decision makers at Fox Suspension! No sass intended (okay some) but 200mm+ dropper posts are becoming commonplace and you have not offered one yet. I understand longer travel dropper posts come with their problems e.g. flex at full extension. And I'm sure you sell heaps of the other sizes to justify only offering up to 175mm, but surely just make one so we can be fully Ka$hima'd up!
  • 3 0
 My first Transfer was flawless. Still going strong on a hardtail that’s ridden hard and put away wet in all kinds of conditions. My last two have had multiple warranty returns and have been less reliable than my Reverb. Let that sink in.

Fox needs to up their engineering and QC and stop making idiotic Harley Davidson trucks for boomers.
  • 1 0
 I think they make WAY more money off those "trucks".
  • 1 0
 Yes they should make more parts that go on working men's $5000 bicycles.
  • 5 1
 Don't shoot me, but I still ride a 2x11 (because greater range and lower costs). Is there an acceptable 2x remote for droppers, since most of them seem to suck?
  • 2 0
 The Bike Yoke 2X remote is the best 2X option I've found.
  • 1 0
 @Inertiaman: wow, almost €60... But looks great. Thanks for the tip!
  • 2 0
 Wolftooth also just came out with a new dedicated 2x remote, it's called "Barcentric"
  • 4 0
 Need that 2x11 for the Dutch elevation gain. Those levies can be steep.
  • 1 0
 @Hill-Seeker: haha yeah that's the problem, not my lack of training Wink ...
(Honestly, I use the same bike to go to Alpe d'Huez, Winterberg, Saalbach and Leogang. O and my physical training is also lacking the last year...)
  • 2 0
 First paragraph says ‘easier to service’ but zero information on that in the article. I assume it still follows the irritating ‘factory servicing only’ reqmt, but now it’s easier for Fox? Perhaps to increase their profit on the annual servicing.

I have a 2 yr old transfer on one bike that gets lowish miles. Stopped getting full extension. LBS where I bought it said ‘nothing we can do, gotta mail it in’. I went home and used the zip tie method to get fork oil down in there. Works fine now. But I’m done with Fox droppers.
  • 4 0
 I'm super happy with my Sdg Tellis post. I have two Transfer posts that served me well but now both of them stick.:-(
  • 5 0
 Almost twice the price of the One up dropper....no thanks
  • 5 0
 Def opting bikeyoke for the money
  • 4 1
 Kashima is played...so lame....black is timeless. Plus the seatpost clamp is only bested in the ugly contest by the reverb AXS. Oneup FTW!
  • 2 7
flag Ajorda (Apr 14, 2020 at 8:55) (Below Threshold)
 It's fun watching people try to justify Kashima citing that it has less friction. Mountain bikes don't ride hard enough to notice the difference in friction. Dirt bikes and Motorcycles do.
  • 3 0
 Yeaaah!! More drop!! 175mm...oh wait? What? 300-350$??? Lol. Come on now...OneUp2 v2 ftw or the new PNW dropper. Expensive droppers with less features are dumb.
  • 1 0
 Had both Fox and Revive for over two years...both really reliable...if anything I would say the Revive in really cold weather gets a bit rough sometimes. However, I have serviced it myself once, which is an easy thing to do following the YouTube tutorial...never had to service the Transfer. I never liked Fox's lever (broke a couple) especially compared to the BikeYoke and now use the Shimano EV lever which is great (and probably cheaper than the Fox's anyway).
  • 1 0
 Was really looking forward to a 200mm drop. I have a 170 and still have 3 inches of post sticking out. I’ll go the OneUp route. I just dig the knocking sounds the Fox post makes at full compression and again at the top. Anyone know if OneUp has a sound?
  • 3 0
 Honestly my OneUp V2 180mm dropper has been the dream! And the clamp on this Fox unit isn’t looking great. And no 200mm option? Meh
  • 1 0
 Awesome, my last transfer ran for about 2 and a half years, no issues, no servicing ridden a couple of times of week through the UK winter slop. It got to the point where it was becoming cost effective to just run it into the ground and replace rather than worry about servicing. Alas I never got that far as some scrotes helped themselves to my bike. As soon as the OEM RS returd start's it's usual crap i'll swap it out for a new Transfer
  • 1 1
 Have to give them that. I bought a Fox transfer in 2017 for my trail bike. Never had a single issues with it, never maintened and always worked like new. Now i bought a 2019 Bronson and i can't believe how shitty the Rockshox reverb feels!! this is the first thing i will swap.
  • 1 0
 I guess I can chime in on how the transfer posts are great until they need service. I paid less for my serviceable one-up post than I did to service my fox post. Hopefully that is remedied in the updated design.
  • 1 0
 Serious question for Fox, Pinkbike and bike mechanics:

Is the new Fox remote lever backwards compatible?

Are there any other brands that make a remote lever that works for the Transfer?
  • 3 0
 It should be, any remote lever with a cable clamp on the lever (not the post) worked with the old transfer, the wolftooth is the best IMO
  • 1 0
 I've been happy with the performance of the Transfer posts I've had. Last year however they both became sticky and resist going up to full extension. New for 2020 is the Sdg Tellis. I'm very happy with it thus far.
  • 3 0
 traded the elegant Thomson clamp mechanism for a Camel Toe i see. one more reason to just buy a Bikeyoke Revive.
  • 2 0
 I’d never expected to place aesthetics all that high on the list of qualities for a dropper post but that thing is pretty ugly.
  • 1 0
 Liked the transfer a lot, but nothing g beats the bikeyoke. It’s so freakin smooth and a 4mm Allen puts it hack to brand new if it ever had an issue. Paired it with the wolftooth lever and it’s dreamy.
  • 4 1
 The new head allowing a shorter length is actually pretty neat
  • 8 5
 Kashima droppers just SCREAM I've got too much money
  • 5 4
 Or care too much about the look of my bike
  • 6 4
 $65 extra for the part that makes the dam thing work? Go home FOX, your drunk again. I"ll call you an Uber.
  • 2 2
 I find it absolutely ridiculous they charge this much for their product but don't even provide you with everything to be able to actually use it. It's farcical and more people should be calling Fox out on this.
  • 2 0
 I always like seeing the seat post lever on a ROCK rather than on the bike. Seesh.
  • 2 0
 Unless my local shop can service it... no facking way I would even consider one.
  • 3 0
 Looks like couple of fake balls some likes to hang underneath their saddle
  • 1 2
 Bought a bike that came with a Transfer and always heard how reliable these were. Two rides in and it stopped going all the way up after the bike being left outside in a "chilly" 60degF night. It also seemed very sensitive to clamp pressure. Once I found out I couldn't adjust the internal air pressure, off the bike it went for a Oneup. To add insult to injury, once off the bike I put the post halfway down and it left a huge scratch on the shaft from who-knows-what.
  • 2 3
 I haven't used a Fox post in anger, so can't comment on reliability or performance. Basic specs, though...all the other commenters have pointed out price, length, etc. Kashima is a gimmick that Fox probably needs to get over, it seems net destructive to their brand at this point - I own no kashima, and I have a weird enough sense of vanity that if this was the best post in the universe I'd be reluctant to use it just to have the weird kashima flag waving. If I had the fork and shock to match... whatever. But I don't, and don't plan to. That head though. Some people calling it ugly, and it sort of is, but goddamn to I applaud them for trying to innovate here, making it lower profile and easier to use. Not that I swap saddles all the time, but I used to work the fitlab when I was a shop rat, and sometimes saddles swaps were the worst part of the job. If I do swap a saddle at home, because I broke one or am in quarantine and going stir crazy with too many old saddles in a box, its way more of a hassle than it ought to be.
  • 1 0
 I have yet to have a $120 dropper post fail on me. All these pond beaver goodies remind me how much your return on investment diminishes as you spend more.
  • 7 5
 I didnt know wolf tooth made fox remotes....
  • 3 0
 Take the best dropper remote in the market and copy it...
  • 1 0
 Haha that's what I was thinking!
  • 3 1
 Eliminate cable end? Really?? Cables will fray, surely..?
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know which wtb saddle it is, I'm not sure if it's a rocket or a volt?
  • 3 0
 Pivot Phoenix Pro Vigo. Made by WTB
  • 1 0
 @fred0: cheers nice one
  • 1 0
 Brand X or a Manic for me. Maybe PNW also. I am a cheap biker who love to find steals.
  • 3 0
 Ive owned the Manic, PNW Rainier and Transfer...and whilst the Transfer is the nicest to use (when you replace the shitty remote with a wolftooth), its not worth it over the others.

Love that I can service the Rainier on my hardtail in 10 mins at home.
  • 1 1
 @slimjim1: Seriously, they just Kashima'd a dropper, slapped a 50% markup on it, and said "ignore the fact that you can't self service it, pay attention to our marketing gimmicks". People will still buy it too.
  • 1 0
 Finally, having those extra 2cms I can't put inside on the previous model really piss me off
  • 2 0
 That remote reminds me of a Wolftooth. They've learned their lesson.
  • 1 0
 Sealed system, can't be serviced by you or even your local shop , BOO. Shame Fox Shame. (even if its reliable)
  • 2 0
 I need a 27.2 post. Make one of those, fox.
  • 4 0
 PNW Components!
  • 1 0
 Personally, if you're going to make a dropper, it'd better have height adjustment.
  • 2 1
 Lmao over $400. Fox you have really shot your self in the foot with this one eh
  • 1 0
 But I NEED Kashima, it makes me faster, regardless of the expense and the inability to service it myself.
  • 2 1
 main question does fox learn to anodise kashima in same colour to match forck, shok dropper??
  • 1 0
 You’d think they’d redesign it so you didn’t have to use the bushing for the cable end. They like to go missing.
  • 2 1
 Wow new and still not enough drop and too much inserion. Why even try? Oh right kashima bros
  • 5 4
 Cables are so last decade
  • 4 2
 the non-cable version screams even more 'i have too much money'.. I don't want anything with battery on my ride....
  • 4 4
 My friend forgot to charge his Magura e-dropper post. I had to ride with the seatpost low during the whole ride. I prefer the last decade.
  • 5 0
 @zoobab2: Your friend should read the user manual. The Vyron has an "emergency operation" to raise the post without the remote, via a button directly on the seatpost head. Should work even when the battery in the post is very epleted, too low to communicate with the remote. This is intended for one-time use to get your post up to height for the durarion of the ride.
The other option is to raise the post in the frame to the minimum insertion mark. This may not get your seat to optimum height, but it will be better than nothing.
  • 4 5
 One of the biggest bike companies out there and still don’t make a post bigger then 175. Good thing we have companies like one up and the like to help taller riders
  • 1 0
 It's a little ugly, but it's a good idea.
  • 2 1
 In a few more years they’ll catch up to the Bike Yoke Revive.
  • 1 2
 There is still the TRANS situation going on. In some cases you can be sitting with the post saying TRANS under you. Not cool FOX, not cool.
  • 2 1
 Does that mean you stop supporting the V1 ?
D.O.S.S owner here
  • 3 4
 I find it interesting that the Brits, with absolutely nothing to offer except Hope Tech brakes, are always so critical of american products...
  • 1 1
 I'm not...
  • 1 0
 Holy s$&t Fox finally seems to have made a decent dropper lever.
  • 1 0
 What the shit. No external routing? My antique 2014 Stumpy disapproves.
  • 1 0
 Can’t see anyone in their right mind buying this
  • 1 0
 200mm or drop or we don’t care
  • 1 0
 @foxfactory Can we get updated images w/ min insertion noted?
  • 1 1
 it´s 38 tube with GRIP2 VVC technology.. stiff and fully adjustable !!!
  • 3 3
 Looks nice but I'll stick with my $100 Brand-x Ascend
  • 1 0
 Impressively ugly.
  • 1 0
 The new one up level
  • 2 2
 $500 for a seat post. Mountain biking is f*cking lame.
  • 2 2
 Only 175 mm?
Below threshold threads are hidden

Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2020. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.038070
Mobile Version of Website