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Dropper posts are indeed one of the greatest MTB inventions ever. Everyone is looking for a dropper post that lasts but still feels like new no matter how much abuse it endures. Our friend, Rex, has been running the OneUp V2 Dropper post. See what they think!
I’m still completely in awe that dropper seat posts exist! There should be a new phrase “the best thing since dropper posts.” Who really cares about sliced bread anyway? This is by far my favorite dropper post to date. I’ve used dropper seat posts from four separate manufacturers, and the One up V2 dropper seat post has treated me the best.
I decided to build up a new bike from the frame, and when it came to the dropper post, I chose this particular one based on the amount of travel offered and the price point. Installing the dropper seat post in my new bike was straightforward and simple. With the short stack height, I was able to fit a longer travel post in my bike than I would have otherwise. I think that the worst part of the whole process was installing the internal routing cable and housing through the frame of the bike.
Once that nightmare was over, the party could start. I’ve used the post for over a month and it’s proven to be rugged and dependable. I weigh 240 lbs all geared up… I wish I could say I carry a set of 25 lb dumbbells on every ride.
The action is smooth and consistent and you have the capability of regulating the air pressure in it.
One of the cool features is that you can adjust the travel of the seat post by adding little stoppers that are provided. I didn’t end up using this feature because I wanted to have as much travel as possible. I first tried a 150 mm dropper, but it wasn’t enough travel to allow me to get my butt over the back wheel on descents. I kept hitting my butt on the seat because I had to position the post up out of the seat tube in order to get the saddle high enough to pedal properly.
So I went ahead and got the 180 mm travel dropper and the problem was resolved! Another great thing about this post is I haven’t noticed dirt and mud getting stuck in the stanchion as I’ve had with other posts. I’ve had issues with other posts getting gritty and losing their smooth action due to dirt and mud. As far as the dropper lever, I tried a couple of different dropper levers and found no issues with actuation. Paired with the PNW Components Loam lever this dropper seat post is unbeatable and a perfect match with myself and the rest of my bike.
I enjoy this dropper post so much I almost want to build a whole new bike again! When the time comes, I’ll be purchasing another One up dropper post.
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