OneUp Components are getting a name for themselves where getting lots of stuff into small spaces is the order of the day. Launched today, they bring a brand new dropper post to the table and it's clever - offering the shortest stack height on the market and still featuring up to 170mm of drop.
This dropper post looks set to solve a problem we've seen many times here at the off.road.cc office. Here's how it goes - you have a bike in your size and want to run a longer dropper post, say 150mm or even longer, but you find that there is not enough insertion in the seat tube to allow you to position the post at the desired height. This will be due to a pivot location or a kink in the seat tube, for example, reducing how far down you can insert the post meaning that the overall height is now too tall for you.
The total length without actuator, for the 170mm post is 450mm and 410mm for the 150mm post. So a shorter lower length that others on the market at the moment means it will be more likely to fit into a majority of seat tubes. The OneUp Dropper also offers offering a stack height as follows 170mm = 207mm and 150mm = 187mm.
The post is also tunable to any height so if you have a tall seat tube or need a 143mm dropper post, then you can have it.
OneUp have the following to say:
More drop = More fun. The further out of the way you can get your saddle on downhills the more confidence you’ll have and the harder you can ride. With a combination of the shortest available stack height and effective length of any equivalent travel post on the market, most riders can now upgrade their 125mm or 150mm post to a 170mm OneUp dropper.
Don’t get stuck between dropper sizes. The unique OneUp travel adjust shims allow you to custom tune your post by lowering the travel and extended length of your post by as much as 50mm in any increment you like. Want an oh so fashionable 128.99mm drop? You got it! Drop tuning can be done on-bike, tool free and without removing the saddle or touching a shock pump. Lowering the post travel also increases bushing overlap, which is great for heavier riders.
170mm Dropper Post – adjustable down to 120mm
150mm Dropper Post – adjustable down to 100mm
With a simple and reliable cable actuated remote you never have to bleed your dropper remote again. The cable setup is quick and easy. The cable clamps at the lever making shortening the housing length for clean routing a breeze. Unlike a hydraulically actuated dropper, there is no temperature sensitivity and If your remote gets damaged you can still lower or extend your post by removing it from your frame and pushing on the actuator by hand.
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