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Not all dropper post remotes are created equal. Besides the overall quality the position of the lever as well as how smooth it is while being used can vary quite a bit. One of our customers gives their take on the Wolf Tooth ReMote Light Action Dropper Lever. Check it out!
I have a Wolf Tooth ReMote Light Action Dropper Lever on my fat bike to run my Fox Transition dropper and the setup works very well. Operation of the Wolf Tooth ReMote is smooth, comfortable, predictable, and reliable. So, when my RockShox Reverb decided to blow its seals and spill oil down the seat tube of my other bike, a Santa Cruz Bronson, after 7 years of use, it was time for a dropper upgrade. I went to Worldwide Cyclery’s web site and purchased the Wolf Tooth ReMote Light Dropper Lever to go with a OneUp Components V2 dropper post to get the Bronson back on the trail.
Installing the Wolf Tooth ReMote and the OneUp dropper post was my first attempt at installing a cable-actuated dropper. Fortunately, installation is a breeze and only required some zip ties to secure the cable housing, Allen wrenches, and a cable/housing cutter. The entire installation process, including sizing/cutting the cable and housing took about 20 minutes and involved no bloodshed, swearing, or tool throwing. The Wolf Tooth dropper remote works with a conventional shifter cable or with a dropper specific cable, such as the JagWire Pro dropper cable (which is what I used). In addition, the Wolf Tooth ReMote can take the cable end with the fitting or the bare cable end (the end you cut).
With the OneUp dropper install, the terminated cable end goes to the bottom of the dropper and the cut end goes to the Wolf Tooth ReMote and is secured between the remote housing and a threaded bolt with a pinch/friction fit. The Wolf Tooth ReMote Light is available in several configurations. Some configurations mate to brake levers, such as for Shimano I-spec I and II, Magura, etc. The Wolf Tooth ReMote can also be purchased with a clamp to go around the handlebar. I used the Wolf Tooth ReMote with the handlebar clamp since my bike has an older Shimano XT 1x11 drive train. The Wolf Tooth ReMote can be butted against the brake lever clamp or spaced inward as needed to obtain a comfortable position for activating the lever with your thumb.
On the trail, performance has been terrific with the Wolf Tooth ReMote. I’ve been riding with the newer Wolf Tooth ReMote for about six weeks and operation has been flawless. Dropper activation is always smooth, very linear predictable, and reliable. In addition, dropper post reset works just as well with the Wolf Tooth ReMote. If you install a cable-actuated dropper, one thing to watch out for is that lowering the dropper base in the seat tube can sometimes unseat the terminated end of the dropper cable due to excessive slack. When this happens, the dropper lever will not have any resistance and the dropper will not actuate. The remedy is to repeat what you did to install the dropper and ReMote, minus the cable cutting. Happy riding.
So far, there has been no cable slippage and I have not had to adjust anything at the Wolf Tooth ReMote end or the OneUp dropper post end of the setup.