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    weighed new dropper for new 29er build: Brand X

    It's a 31.6 internal and it's "only" 120mm drop which rules it out for many, but for $139.99 delivered ($10 coupon applied) in two days from Europe to the States with good reviews I took a chance.
    Weight with no lever, cable or housing is 543 grams. A few less than my Fox Transfer Factory.

    The Brand X comes with a shift lever style remote that reviews say isn't a turd. I don't expect anything like my Wolf Tooth Remote, but it's better than the usual no lever from Fox or non-lever style my Thomson has.

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    So...uh, is this to brag or are you planning to share where you got this and whatever coupon to bring it to that price so others can grab one if they're interested?

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    Brand X is a chainreaction-only deal (and Wiggle which is same outfit basically) and the 10% is on their homepage randomly.
    Brand-X Ascend Dropper Seatpost | Chain Reaction Cycles

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    Is it reliable? Serviceable?

    Weight seems low on the list for comparing droppers. I think its all about reliability and service, which so many seem to be lacking in that department.

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    $10 off with code new10

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    They only fit 29ers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelos View Post
    They only fit 29ers.
    This was a tongue-in-cheek response, yet I got a "...shameless behavior in the past" check mark against my "Reputation". I can understand the need to prevent trolling, but sheesh some moderator needs to get a sense of humor (don't worry, the 7:30 show is entirely different).

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelos View Post
    This was a tongue-in-cheek response, yet I got a "...shameless behavior in the past" check mark against my "Reputation". I can understand the need to prevent trolling, but sheesh some moderator needs to get a sense of humor (don't worry, the 7:30 show is entirely different).
    It was probably another user, not a moderator and it's weak sauce IMO.
    out the mofo.
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    Interested in your experience with this post. If it ends up working well, that's a hell of a bargain!

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    I have this post on both my bikes. So far no issues. As far as serviceability I guess you'd need to contact Chainreaction and see. This post works very well with minimal rotation movement and fairly quick return. I bought these posts because of review rating on Chainreaction and price. This is what I know about droppers, regardless of price they will eventually fail.

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    I have the Brand X. It feels identical to my Fox Transfer Factory....that did not come with a remote. The Brand X remote, while NOT as nice as my Wolftooth Remote ($60 extra), does a very good job and everything is $140 delivered.

    I do like my Thomson Elite dropper feel and function better than the Brand X even with the stock Thomson lever. The Thomson has a better modulated action up and down. Obviously it was a lot more money even on sale.

    As for reliability of the Brand X.....my new Thomson broke on the first ride so it's all a crapshoot when it comes to droppers.

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    I have had my Brand X dropper on my Nukeproof since new, about 6 months. Hasn't skipped a beat. Goes up and goes down. Lever has been beat around from a couple of offs and carriage. Just bent it back. Cheap and cheerful I reckon.

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