This review was written by one of our customers, Gary Dinoso, on his new Fox Transfer Performance Series dropper post. When the Fox Transfer post was released a year ago, it became an immediate contender to the other successful dropper posts on the market like the Rockshox Reverb, KS Integra, and Thompson Covert. Let's see how the Performance series model faired against the competition.
I picked up a Fox Transfer Performance seatpost, 30.9, 125mm Internal from the great crew at Worldwide Cyclery a couple of months ago to replace a Thomson Covert 30.9, 125mm dropper that started to become a little crunchy in its travel after only a year of use. I was already using the Fox Transfer 1x lever with the Thomson so I did not need to purchase another lever. The weight was exactly the same as the Thomson it replaced and install was a breeze. It took all of 10 minutes to install the new dropper and cable with the majority of that time spent installing the saddle and adjusting the level and setback.
So far, the Fox Transfer has been great and the very audible thunk at full extension is appreciated. The Thomson full extension thunk is more muted so you’re never really sure if it’s fully extended. You can modulate the return speed by how deep you press the lever but I never use this feature as I usually want the post to return to the up position as fast as possible. So far, the seatpost has felt solid with no wiggle whatsoever but it has only been a few months so time will tell if the Transfer remains tight.
Thomson dropper only weight: 520 grams
Fox Transfer Performance dropper only weight: 520 grams
I give the Fox Transfer Performance dropper seatpost 5 stars since it performs just as well as the Thomson Covert but is over $200 less. You can’t go wrong.
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