It’s still in its prototype stage but the new Helix dropper post from USE could be available by the end of the year.
You'll probably know of USE for its range of Exposure lights, we know them for being super good quality and a brand of light you can rely on. So it really peaked our interest when we heard about their new dropper post so we hurried along to see the guys here at Eurobike to find out more about their latest creation.
The dropper will be called the Helix, it'll be an air sprung system and will be offered in lengths of 125mm and 165mm. Diameter wise the Helix will be produced in the slim 27.2, 30.9 as well as 31.6mm. The system allows the post to be left in any height and riders can tune the return speed to their own liking.
The version we sported a black stanchion and a silver air valve, which we were assured will be a different colour come production. USE will use an under the bar cable operated paddle as the one pictured here. The final version of the bike will use a seat clamp with a 10mm layback.
There is no news on weights or pricing yet although USE says the post will come in below that of a Rockshocx Reverb. Full service kits will also be available meaning customers can service their own dropper, so no more sending it away and making do with a regular post!
The prototype they have here in Germany still has some 3D printed parts but they say they hope to have a near production version available this autumn, stay tuned for more on this at the NEC Cycle Show, or keep an eye on the USE site.