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     paradox1509 updated 12 years, 2 months ago 5 Members · 14 Posts
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  • paradox1509

    Member
    19 February 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Has anyone got one or are thinking of getting one?

    I was thinking about getting one for my birthday I am always changing my seat height etc.

    I have read mixed reviews… the one report that worries me most is that they can develop a wabble after use?

    The ones I am interested in are the crank brothers one or the pure racing i900

    Thx

  • Filthy

    Member
    19 February 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I’ve used a maverick which is the same as the crank bros and its wobbles all over the place and sticks up/down whatever it feels like at the time. Crap

    Gravity dropper is better but they do look a bit agricultural, only problem I had was at glentress when the knob came off in my hand, cable tied back on and its worked ok since.

    Cant comment on the Pure racing ones although there has been mixed reviews on other forums and they use the same technology as the maverick/crank bros.

    This will be my next one…

    http://www.rasebike.com/rapid.htm

  • SeanO

    Member
    19 February 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I was tied to having a Gravity Dropper as they’re the only ones that currently do 27.2 size. 🙄

    I got the 4″ multi drop. Has full height, 1″ drop and fully down. A bit undecided as yet, thinking I should have gone for 3″ multi. 😕

  • paradox1509

    Member
    20 February 2009 at 12:21 am

    This will be my next one…

    http://www.rasebike.com/rapid.htm

    9″ is a lot of adjustment

    I might wait a while… see if I can demo one at some point cheers for the replies 😀

  • SeanO

    Member
    20 February 2009 at 12:35 am

    If you get along to one of the organised rides you can have a go of mine, if I’m there.

    Just let me know and I’ll bring the correct bike. 😉 ……… or were you thinking more of testing one on your own bike?

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    20 February 2009 at 8:38 am

    never saw the need for one at all… i can go just as fast downhill with a normal hight seatpost, and if i realy need to ( like when we were going down hamsterleys DH course on tuesday on our xc bikes ) i just whack my arse overthe back of the seat

    although maybe not all people will be as agile…

  • paradox1509

    Member
    20 February 2009 at 10:10 am

    If you get along to one of the organised rides you can have a go of mine, if I’m there.

    Just let me know and I’ll bring the correct bike. 😉 ……… or were you thinking more of testing one on your own bike?

    Thanks m8 thats a kind offer I will let you know…

  • Filthy

    Member
    20 February 2009 at 11:11 am

    never saw the need for one at all… i can go just as fast downhill with a normal hight seatpost, and if i realy need to ( like when we were going down hamsterleys DH course on tuesday on our xc bikes ) i just whack my arse overthe back of the seat

    although maybe not all people will be as agile…

    Sam Hill not quite as agile as you then mr marty?

    There’s a reason people drop their seat posts, if you dont feel the need I would suggest that your not riding down steep or technical courses.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    20 February 2009 at 12:59 pm

    we road some of the very steep parts of the DH track at hamsterley, we were fine, me on my hardtail scott and ma m8 on his lush carbon orbea alma (or summin like that)

  • paradox1509

    Member
    20 February 2009 at 1:39 pm

    never saw the need for one at all… i can go just as fast downhill with a normal hight seatpost, and if i realy need to ( like when we were going down hamsterleys DH course on tuesday on our xc bikes ) i just whack my arse overthe back of the seat

    although maybe not all people will be as agile…

    Sam Hill not quite as agile as you then mr marty?

    There’s a reason people drop their seat posts, if you dont feel the need I would suggest that your not riding down steep or technical courses.

    I agree you definitely need to change your seat post height for drop offs.. steep rocky descents… etc. Ive had a few occasions where my shorts have got caught on the back of the seat when Ive left it up. 😯

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    20 February 2009 at 1:42 pm

    LYCRA 😀

  • paradox1509

    Member
    20 February 2009 at 1:48 pm

    LYCRA 😀

    I wish I had the figure for em 😳 😉

  • tomlevell

    Member
    20 February 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Come to Guisborough and I’ll point you down a few things that might change your mind.

    I intend to get a Crank Bros one when they come out in 27.2mm

    Other than Phil all the other people I know with them haven’t had any major problems. (maverick or CB)

    Having a 2 year warranty on them helps as long as you follow the maintenance regime.

    The seat does wobble a bit but not something that would bother me.

  • paradox1509

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 9:46 pm

    cheers, I had a look at a joplin today they look and feel solid enough…

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