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While there are several great quality options for dropper seat posts these days, there are few that combine affordability with reliable performance and offer longer travel options to boot. Enter the OneUp Components V2 dropper post. I’ve been using the V2 180mm OneUp post on my rig for about two months now, and I have had the V1 170mm post on another bike for over a year; both have worked flawlessly and reliably.
First off, obtain a PhD in hydraulics and get ready for the hydraulic bleed-battle of your life… Actually, this post is CABLE ACTUATED and took me less than 20 minutes to install. One of the things I love most about the OneUp dropper is that it utilizes the standard shift cable head to attach to the actuator. You simply attach the head of the shift cable to the actuator, thread the shift cable through a cable housing cut to size, pull out the housing and cable slack, and then tighten down the shift cable on a standard cable clamping dropper lever such as the OneUp dropper lever, Wolf Tooth Components Remote, PNW Loam Lever, etc.
Actuation one the OneUp is smooth and requires little effort via the OneUp lever that I chose to run. I only weigh 148 lbs, and it doesn’t feel like I have to jump off from my pedals and slam my butt into the saddle to break through stiction as I’ve experienced with other posts. Having 180mm of travel definitely isn’t too much, and it would be hard to imagine riding with a post with less travel now (spoiled I know). In my opinion, a bike generally looks better when you can slam the seat post almost all the way to the collar, but still have enough post length for seated pedaling. I’ve had dropper posts in the recent past that had insertion lengths that didn’t allow me to run more than a 150mm post. After running the 180mm OneUp V2 Dropper Post, I’ll never go back. With the OneUp, you can have the best of both worlds; max insertion and longer drop length.
I love not worrying about the outside temperature or whether or not I accidentally forgot to raise my post the night before (nothing like a hydraulic deciding not to work right in the middle of a bike vacation because its too cold, etc). With the OneUp having a solid cable actuation mechanism, I don’t have those worries and I’ve been very impressed with what a post that costs WAY less than its big-name competitors gives in regard to performance and reliability.
The OneUp V2 Dropper Post really is the best of price and reliability. For just $199 its one of the less expensive posts on the market but you get more than $200 worth of value. I liked my first V1 so much I had to get the V2 for my new bike. Also, the crew at WorldWide Cyclery buying experience is second to none. I accidentally ordered the wrong post diameter when I ordered the V1 last year and they had me the correct post within a few days. You can’t beat that!