Spotted: Fox's Transfer Dropper Post - EWS Round 3, Ireland

May 12, 2016 at 8:54
by Mike Kazimer  
Fox Transfer dropper post. Wicklow Ireland. Photo by Matt Wragg.

Images of Fox's upcoming Transfer dropper post began to emerge last fall, and with several athletes running the new post at the Enduro World Series stop in Ireland this weekend it looks like the production version is on the way. Complete with a Kashima-coated stanchion, the post uses hydraulic internals and is cable activated via a svelte handlebar mounted remote. The shape and light action of the remote lever will be a welcome change over Fox's previous DOSS dropper post – that post was virtually indestructible, but the clunky lever shape was in need of improvement.

There's no word yet on pricing or travel options, but the stealth routed version that Cube's Greg Callaghan is running has 6" of infinitely adjustable travel and a 31.6mm diameter.


Fox Transfer dropper post. Wicklow Ireland. Photo by Matt Wragg.
The Transfer's remote sits under the bar where front shifters used to reside, and uses a nicely shaped, dimpled paddle.
Fox Transfer dropper post. Wicklow Ireland. Photo by Matt Wragg.
The fixed head of the cable slots into the base of the post, and the trimmed portion tucks into the underside of the remote.


Fox Transfer dropper post. Wicklow Ireland. Photo by Matt Wragg.
The fixed end of the cable slides into the slotted activation arm, a design that should make removing the post for transport or service a simple, tool-free affair.
Fox Transfer dropper post. Wicklow Ireland. Photo by Matt Wragg.
There's only one repeated letter in the word Transfer, which allows it to work pretty well as a post height indicator.


Fox Transfer dropper post. Wicklow Ireland. Photo by Matt Wragg.
Remember kids, don't throw your dropper posts in the fire.



View more high-res images here.




189 Comments

  • + 198
 kashema coat everything
  • + 18
 I thought the EXACT same thing!
  • + 159
 Kashima coated frying pans!
  • + 11
 @bmxRC009: it's the new teflon
  • + 80
 i'd like a Kashima coated pint glass
  • + 20
 @bmxRC009: nothin sticks to this shit!

I can see the infomercials now...
  • + 20
 Full Kashima dining room set. haha.
  • + 15
 But it will cost twice as much as the previous Fox post, just because of the Kashima though...
  • + 13
 Wish my pistons were kashima coated!
  • + 25
 Fox, Kashima coat an entire WC DH bike !
  • + 6
 @RollinFoSho: awesome: Hastings style dip a whole bike in the stuff!
  • + 3
 Kashima coated Kung fu grip
  • + 6
 kashima spatulas, forks, spoons, and knives too!!
  • + 5
 hey Fox how much to kashima MY integrated post?
  • + 79
 Kashima coated condoms...
  • + 35
 @atlas4gr: for your partner's dry days
  • + 53
 I enjoy PBs reviews, announcements, coverages, etc... But more much than that, is the comments-- I honestly open up daily PB articles just to see what stupidity and crazy wit our community has posted for the day! Thank you everyone for absolute nuts crazy fun, I can almost count on a good laugh everyday!!!
  • + 12
 I honestly think a kashima coated shovel would be a good idea, some of the mud around my area is so sticky the shovel is crying out for a Kasima coated shovel head (600$ price tag included obviously.)
  • + 1
 @atlas4gr: Yeah! That'll be awesome!...
  • - 1
 kashima coated grips & glove combo
  • + 5
 It's like they hired Trinidad James as their new VP of Marketing.
  • + 6
 @dlxah: gold all in my crotch, dont believe me just watch
  • - 10
flag bridgermurray (May 12, 2016 at 10:53) (Below Threshold)
 "I kashema coat my knees after I shave them"- Roadie
  • + 1
 @bmxRC009: How to get cancer 101
  • + 7
 Kashima coated "Toys" for the solo sessions?
  • + 2
 @bmxRC009: That's something i could get into! Less stiction on my frying pan means more of my bacon ends up on my plate!
  • + 8
 I'm off to Kashima my Johnson. I love gooooooold!
  • + 4
 Kashima coated Kashima!!!!
  • + 2
 @Theeeeo: If it came in a spray can I could get on board, but it would be scratched off in moments of use.
  • + 2
 Kashema coat my Cock
  • + 3
 When y'all say Kashima put some respect on it!
  • + 3
 @atlas4gr: Ditch the KY, Kashima coat lets you hit it dry.
  • + 1
 After a mild bout of food poisoning last week, I felt like the inside of my bunghole was covered in Kashima coating
  • + 1
 @northshoreshred you ll pick up REAL gold diggers after that right
  • + 1
 @dtax: ????????
  • + 2
 @dtax: yes!!!!!
  • + 3
 @DHdavey: the taste of it, the smell of it, the texture!
  • + 2
 kashima coated brake pads
  • + 1
 Now if they'd kashima coat the cable and the inside of the liner, that would make sense. Now they need something else to provide enough friction for the rebound stroke. I don't want to see anyone of these rebound real hard.
  • + 1
 @diggerandrider: I'm with you!
  • + 1
 @Theeeeo: the coating would wear off in an hour but fox would say thats your fault
  • + 1
 @passwordpinkbike: that's "respeck"
  • + 1
 @Quinn-39: Oh so you are telling me that people aren't idiots just that they have kashima coated brains
  • + 2
 @atlas4gr: They will need minimum insertion requirements
  • + 1
 @atlas4gr: With Minimum Insertion requirements
  • + 1
 Take my money.
  • + 121
 In the beginning, they said something to the effect of "we didn't Kashima coat the post because it doesn't need to be coated from an engineering standpoint". People were like- WHO CARES!? GIVE ME GOLD BIKE PARTS!
  • + 18
 and the people were right! kashima seatpost & kashima stanchions .... good god that's gonna look awesome
  • + 5
 @captaintyingknots: wholly agree but what about next years forks which (some) will come with black stantions
  • + 3
 @sewer-rat: black stanchions will be for their lower end models, kashima will still continue.
  • + 11
 Now if only they could get all the Kashima to look the same. It kills my OCD when the fork stanchion is lighter than the shock (specifically the X2).
  • + 1
 I need this to match my Eagleeeeeeeee!
  • + 2
 Yeah, anyone with OCD must have suffered when looking at mismatching colours of their suspension and seat post.
  • + 69
 anyone know when this will drop?
  • + 293
 probably when you push the lever (I'll show myself out)
  • - 13
flag vessela-hobson (May 12, 2016 at 9:13) (Below Threshold)
 Drop....hehe
  • + 25
 The price might be a let down though...
  • + 26
 @stobimax: Might dampen some spirits after getting so pumped up about it...
  • + 57
 @jaycubzz I guess they'll keep us posted
  • + 16
 Rumoured to be some time post fall.
  • - 7
flag nicolai12 (May 12, 2016 at 10:02) (Below Threshold)
 @SubMarined: Shipping in next few weeks to distributors - rumor has it! Gonna be sick...
  • + 5
 @Allergysix: this guy knows how to party
  • + 1
 @nicolai12: I've got a dimpled smile.
  • + 34
 With a kashmina coated post you don't even need a saddle.
  • + 1
 neither pushing the lever :>
  • + 31
 I'm beginning to think that there is something beheind this whole "dropper post" thing...
  • + 7
 I just got a 9Point8 on my bike and there is definitely something to it. Probably the funnest thing I've bought for my bike since a suspension fork almost 20 years ago.
  • + 25
 Finally. Now we just need kashima chains
  • + 6
 KMC makes titanium nitride coated chains
  • + 7
 But how would i ever explain to the fasion police why my chain is a slightly different gold...
  • + 8
 They could at least sell Kashima headset spacers.
  • + 9
 @JesseE: I actually have a Ka$hima stem cap. Still too embarased to put it on though.
  • + 3
 @pacificnorthwet: F-off, that's wicked! I had a fox on my last bike so I tried to get all matchy-matchy. Hope stuff was close enough, but I bought a chromag seat clamp and it was a bit off. Tried to pretend it works and my wife walks out and her eyes go right to it. Fail.
  • + 1
 @pacificnorthwet: Not me...I'm rocking that shit.
  • + 20
 It'll finally match my fork and shock! Woooooo. Anal-retentive PBers rejoice!
  • + 3
 haha yes..better sell my old grey or black one they've just become obselete. Lets hope it doesn't happen with wheels
  • + 1
 Ha. What. On one side darker coat on other lighter?
  • + 11
 What if it's the wrong shade of Kashima? If I line up my friends' bikes, all Kashima forks and shocks, there are at least 3 distinct colour variants.
  • + 13
 @alexsin: that's how to separate the poor people
  • + 3
 @alexsin: [Goes out to garage to check the stable...]
  • + 21
 Please make one with 7 inch stroke. Uhh I mean 175mm.
  • + 6
 and 8
  • + 18
 That's what she said...
  • + 0
 check out 9point8 droppers
  • + 2
 Rockshox to fox:

I see you got a new 6" dropper post. We've got 7" no big deal...
  • + 1
 @y9pema: They do not have one yet, with no progress shown in at least a year.
Other companies really need to get on this.
  • + 1
 Was just thinking how nice that would be.
  • + 1
 @zepper:
Fox to Rockshox:

"I see your 7" dropper but can it work properly for more than a week?"
  • + 1
 Just looked at 9point8. They do have 175 and 200 on the way... quite the backorder right now though.
  • + 1
 @DrPete: I wouldnt hold your breath.
  • + 17
 I bet that thing has epic small bump sensitivity
  • + 16
 And just when I thought Fox may be on board with black stanchions...
  • + 1
 There will be a black one as well, check out Richie Rudes yeti from the first 2 ews races. Black fox dropper!
  • + 13
 "There's only one repeated letter in the word Transfer, which allows it to work pretty well as a post height indicator."

You know what works pretty well as a seat height indicator? A damn ruler like a normal post...
  • + 9
 Or you could just let companies add little things, like hight markings, to their components that make it better for the consumer. Why bitch about it? Its not a new standard, it doesn't add weight, and it doesn't look bad either. Unorganized folks, like me, have to search around the garage for a tape measure and try to remember specific seat hight numbers. Its much easier to just remember a letter.
  • + 1
 @johannensc: Except that only works if your height is bang on a letter line. Most folk would probably not be. Meaning people then saying 'oh it should be somewhere between the a and n....no, not that far.....nope too far the other way....down a bit.....too far...where was it again? If only it had simple measuring lines of mm sizing, you can be a lot more exact than just using letters'.
  • + 4
 @mgolder: There are measuring marks between each letter. Look to be about 10mm apart.
  • + 1
 @garcmol: Exactly my point. A cm apart is hardly accurate is it.
  • + 3
 I really like having markers on my dropper. My seat used to go down all the time no matter how much I tightened the clamp. This makes it easy to check and doesn't involve tape or anything if I forget to bring my ruler on the trail.
  • + 1
 They did the same thing on the DOSS. Verdict: yea, those marks are too far apart. I was left wishing I had finer markings.
  • + 2
 @johannensc:
My command post has the "ruler" built in.
  • + 2
 I don't adjust the height of my dropper manually...I use the lever... its pretty awesome.... Even ditched the quick release seat clamp...
  • + 2
 @thrasher2: I totally thought you were scolding people for not using a rule to measure haha, my bad. Ruler is built into mine too, it's rad. But really, any marker works to let you know if things have moved.
  • + 0
 This must be huge compared to my doss, that's twice the letters and I use every bit of the doss Unfortunately I'm not looking to put a tramp stamp on my bike that says "TRANS". I don't swing that way.. Guess I'll wait
  • + 2
 @npleshek: How does a dropper post affect ones super manliness enough to be bothered by the possibility of the word 'trans' appearing. In small letters. That basically nobody would see when riding anyway.
  • + 10
 It wouldn't be that great to have a small frame and having the letters T,R,A,N,S coming out of it
  • + 12
 Does it come in metric?
  • + 2
 26 ain't dead.
  • + 2
 @JesseE: What is dead may never die!
  • + 1
 @winko: steel is real.
  • + 4
 It kills me that the new Fox is a "me too" model. The DOSS was the only 3 position post that worked perfectly. The middle position was the perfect height for 90% of technical riding; low enough to be out of the way but high enough to still pedal seated.
You always knew exactly where it was dropping to. Now it's a guess.
  • + 3
 Yes. And the DOSS is so damn reliable. In 16 months of riding in all kinds of dry, wet, dusty conditions and zero service, it still punches me in the taint like on day one.
  • + 7
 kashima...right up the pooper
  • + 7
 I want Fox to put out Marz's espresso-coated dropper still
  • + 6
 I hope it is as nice as the DOSS. That thing was the definition of reliable
  • + 6
 When Fox decides to move from the 50 shades of Kashima to one and only shade I will consider Fox products again.
  • + 4
 Fox owns Easton/RaceFace. Easton/RaceFace licensed 9Point8's mech for their droppers. Wagering the Fox is the same, just with a gold cote of anno.
  • + 6
 Not the case.
  • - 2
 Says in the article it's hyraualic, so no. Also means this is a no-go for me. mechanical or bust.
  • + 3
 @groghunter: "mechanical or bust' Those do seem to be the two options...
  • + 4
 Who else had to read through the letters to believe there were two matching ones? ... 'T' 'R' 'A' 'N' 'S' 'F' 'E' 'R'... Damn it! Right at the end!
  • + 6
 you know you love Kashima when there is no maximum insertion
  • + 1
 Er..., am I missing something or have they just ripped off a ks lev integra with a southpaw lever?! Even the actuation unit on the bottom of the post looks the same! Ah, sorry I missed the usp - it's Kashima coated and they've not used numbers to mark the height - they've used letters!! That's sold it, I must have one!!
  • + 6
 Kashima dildo
  • + 1
 So it took how many years for Fox to figure out that cable activated, 3 position seat posts that are controlled by a monstrosity of a remote were inferior to the reverb? And of course thee only thing they could think of to make up for lost time was to Kashima coat it and charge an extra $100 most likely? Jesus H
  • + 2
 They needed to bring out a Kashima dropper for all the nerds who need to match their fork & dropper sliders. That damn Kashima gold is beautiful, but very unique. Having a pike made coordinating a lot easier.
  • + 4
 Why don't Kashima parts ever match?!? They always seem to be different shades....
  • + 20
 Kashima Coat is a proprietary hard anodizing processing that Miyaki Company of Japan has invented, lubricating molybdenum disulfide deposited via electrical induction into the billions of micro-pores on the surface of hard-anodized aluminum for better lubrication and less abrasion and wear. Natural, raw Kashima flows from a spring on land owned by Miyaki and has seasonal variations in hue and color.
  • + 1
 Soooo.... is Fox still so arrogant as to tell us where our middle/trail saddle height is to be set or have they swallowed their pride and realized what every rider knows... that its a personal choice to be determined by each rider?

You don't need to tell me they did it so one lever can control their forks, shocks and posts but maybe someone knows why on earth you would want any of them linked together rather than being able to mange them separately.
  • + 3
 now they've done a kashima, they should now do a black one to match their performance forks.
  • + 4
 oh wow that is so good looking, kashima coat all the parts indeed!
  • + 4
 My DOSS is still going strong three years later. I've never serviced it.
  • + 3
 Thank God it's Kashima - I am more relaxed now.
  • + 3
 Looks like pure gold, but it's probably more expensive than that
  • + 3
 Gold dropper in Ireland... leprechaun gnar.
  • + 3
 Kashima coat the cable........
  • + 1
 My OG Doss is still running strong and smoothly as day 1 but I wish it was user serviceable since I know it's a ticking time bomb...
  • + 2
 Yes Kashima post! As much of a SRAM/RockShox fan as I am, this will have to be on my next build!
  • + 3
 Have both--go for Kashima suspension and post with XX1 Eagle drivetrain--full golden bling.
  • + 1
 Wow, the head on that post looks like a 100% copy of the Thomson post. Clamp and all. Wonder if Thomson is making the stanchions for them...
  • + 1
 There’s only one brand dropper post I’ve ever wanted to throw into a fire and it wasn’t a Fox, Specialized, Thomson, KS, Giant, Raceface or Rockshox.
  • + 3
 I, personally, never minimally insert anything...
  • + 1
 Wish my face was kashima coated wouldn't need to where a full face on hot days.
  • + 1
 There will be a black option, take a closer look at Richie Rudes yeti over the last 2 EWS races. Black fox dropper!
  • + 2
 I could use a kashima coated toilet
  • + 15
 How about a Kashima TP roll holder? www.pinkbike.com/photo/13369676
  • + 2
 @mikekazimer: your the man!
  • + 1
 @mikekazimer: Pure gold! I definitely poop enough to justify twin rollz! This is awesome!
  • + 2
 @mikekazimer: wouldn't the lack of friction cause the entire roll to spin off the tube?
  • + 1
 WIRELESS, GOD DAMMIT, WIRELESS
  • + 1
 Looks like a kashima coated Session
  • + 2
 Kashima is like crack..
  • + 1
 it's ugly. whats wrong with black Fox?
  • + 1
 Kashima = dark orange anodizing.
  • + 2
 Kashima coat my dick.
  • + 1
 That's ill considered, no friction means no fun
  • + 0
 Lies! All lies, that can't be Fox - The remote lever looks subtle and well thought out.
  • + 2
 damn son needz
  • + 1
 I rikey gold. Send me one.
  • + 1
 i need this in my life to match 36 and x2 Smile
  • + 1
 "Minimum Insertion" - I always giggle like a teenager when I read that.
  • + 1
 Kashima coated my dunnie.......no more skid marks
  • + 1
 I'm so getting that lever for my Giant post...
  • + 1
 Why does it look like a Thomson head?
  • + 1
 Kashima chains? Keep the mud off and lube on
  • + 1
 Looks like a Fox and Thomson had a baby dropper post.
  • + 2
 ALL KASHIMA EVERYTHANG
  • + 1
 Kashima needs to get in bed with Trojan.
  • + 0
 Sweet.... My Gold Trance is going to look Sooooooooooooooooo Goooooooooooooold!!!! #KashimaonKashimaonKashima lol
  • + 1
 Ps.. am I the only one to read the second to last pic at ART instead of Transfer?!? ;p
  • + 1
 The seat clamp still looks like it was designed by a GCSE student.
  • + 0
 SRAM, take note. Nobody is using a hydraulic remote. Get with the program and on the cable-actuated boat.
  • + 0
 That is fucking horrible.
  • + 1
 Cable is best.
  • + 1
 looks good!
  • + 1
 Nevermind.
  • + 0
 Kashima coated condoms..........mmmmmmmm......YES
  • + 1
 do not open=> next...
  • + 0
 To dawg I heard you like kashima . . . . .
  • - 1
 that just looks nasty, like someone has had diarrhoea on their seatpost
  • - 2
 tRansfeR....?
  • + 6
 Yes, and???
  • + 6
 "Why is my seat so low, I set it on the R?"

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