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     SeanO updated 12 years ago 4 Members · 13 Posts
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  • SeanO

    Member
    12 January 2009 at 11:56 am

    Hi,

    I’m looking at getting a Gravity Dropper Descender seat post but they come in two flavours, Standard and the Multi. Reading what the multi does I’m not sure why they would offer a Standard. Anybody got one or know the real difference between the models?

  • Dave F

    Member
    12 January 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Dunno mate, but I just got my Pure 900 back from Superstars – not only did they fix it for free (should bloody think so too!), but they also appear to have reduced the sideways movement that Shaun’s had up at Kirroughtree

    Sort of a related comment….but not much use to you though!

  • SeanO

    Member
    12 January 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Dunno mate, but I just got my Pure 900 back from Superstars – not only did they fix it for free (should bloody think so too!), but they also appear to have reduced the sideways movement that Shaun’s had up at Kirroughtree

    Sort of a related comment….but not much use to you though!

    LOL, cheers Dave.

    I know Paul B has one but not sure which model. I’ve got a feeling that the Multi has an intermediate setting. Both models are exactly the same weight, so doesn’t seem that one has more mechanical bits than the other, and they are the same price. 😕

  • bry5

    Member
    12 January 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I’ve got a feeling that the Multi has an intermediate setting.

    Yeah thats how I see it, the multi drops 1″ first, then the full drop.

    Bry

  • Dave F

    Member
    12 January 2009 at 9:01 pm

    From the gravitydropper.com website: –

    “The GravityDropper seat post can be raised or lowered in about 1 second. This is done while still pedaling. The Descender seat post requires the rider to take their hand off the handlebar to pull the knob. This can be done it about 2 seconds, but again, the rider must be in a place where they can take their hand off the handlebar”

    Seems like the GD post has a remote handlebar control and the D type has a knob on the seatpost itself. I’d go remote if you can matey…

  • SeanO

    Member
    12 January 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Seems like the GD post has a remote handlebar control and the D type has a knob on the seatpost itself. I’d go remote if you can matey…

    Yeh, having a look on their site now. Probably wouldnt bother with the remote. I prefer less cabling and less stuff to go wrong (or damage in a crash 😳 ). I had a remote lock-out on some forks but think reaching down isnt that different plus the remote is £30 extra.

    So I’m guessing the full height is for climbs and powering along fireroads, 1″ drop for twisty singletrack and when you need to shift your weight about (probably ideal for Kirroughtree!) and full drop for downhills.

  • Dave F

    Member
    13 January 2009 at 9:15 am

    Sean, I was looking a bit more last night and there seem to be three types !

    Have a look at Winstanley Bikes, they give a bit more info (and they’re the cheapest) I think you’re right about the Descender type – it looks pretty easy to use (is that what Paul B has ?)

  • SeanO

    Member
    13 January 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Sean, I was looking a bit more last night and there seem to be three types !

    Have a look at Winstanley Bikes, they give a bit more info (and they’re the cheapest) I think you’re right about the Descender type – it looks pretty easy to use (is that what Paul B has ?)

    I’ve got CRC vouchers to use so will have to get from them. Winstanley do have some big discounts mind. The Turbo must just work quicker I think. 😕 I’m gonna order the 4″ Multi later today as looks like it suits me best.

    Thanks for looking around for info guys.

  • Dave F

    Member
    13 January 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I’m interested in seeing how you get on – it’ll be a chance to compare with the Pure one.

  • soshea

    Member
    14 January 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Dunno mate, but I just got my Pure 900 back from Superstars – not only did they fix it for free (should bloody think so too!), but they also appear to have reduced the sideways movement that Shaun’s had up at Kirroughtree

    Sort of a related comment….but not much use to you though!

    have they stoped your seat movement dave.is it wearth me sending mine back.

  • Dave F

    Member
    14 January 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Just PM’d you mate – and yes it’s worth a call

  • soshea

    Member
    15 January 2009 at 10:30 pm

    have done dave and sent you a pm on what they said.thanks

  • SeanO

    Member
    15 January 2009 at 11:21 pm

    have done dave and sent you a pm on what they said.thanks

    What did they say then?

    Still not ordered my post. I need to call CRC to use the vouchers.

    Rang on several occasions over the last 3 days and still cant get through! 👿

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