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    Crank Brothers future Joplin prototype??

    Hans Rey was photographed with these prototype



    New Joplin?

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    yearh they better make something completely different to get back into the game, because their prior efforts where just bad. : (

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    I will NEVER buy another crank brothers product! 2-3 months to rebuild my joplin which failed after about 200 miles of riding..... JOKE!!!
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    I have a 2 year Joplin 3, no big problems!!! At Reverb thread there are big complains, maybe the new Fox DOSS will solve all problems??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfas View Post
    I have a 2 year Joplin 3, no big problems!!! At Reverb thread there are big complains, maybe the new Fox DOSS will solve all problems??
    +1
    I have a Joplin 3 AND Joplin 4, no problems with either!
    You Joplin haters need to learn how to ride. Stay OFF the seat on
    hard impacts.
    Try doing drops with a fork locked out. It'll have issues too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfas View Post
    I have a 2 year Joplin 3, no big problems!!! At Reverb thread there are big complains, maybe the new Fox DOSS will solve all problems??
    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    +1
    I have a Joplin 3 AND Joplin 4, no problems with either!
    You Joplin haters need to learn how to ride. Stay OFF the seat on
    hard impacts.
    Try doing drops with a fork locked out. It'll have issues too!
    +2 I have the Joplin 3 and the 4, and have never had any problems that I didn't cause.

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    hope its good cuz i like cb stuff.

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    Who would even sit on the seat during drops,makes me cringe just to think about it.I've seen a few seat post clamp failures on the Joplin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfas View Post
    I have a 2 year Joplin 3, no big problems!!! At Reverb thread there are big complains, maybe the new Fox DOSS will solve all problems??
    Have you seen the Fox effort? From the spy shots, it looks dodgy as hell!
    As for the Reverb, at least RS has been good about servicing/replacing them. I'd be curious of the actual failure rate against other brands tho!
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    I have a Gravity Dropper Classic since 05 on it's third bike average two to three rides a week,have yet to be serviced with minimal play which I don't even notice,very happy with it's durability and works flawlessly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techfersure View Post
    I have a Gravity Dropper Classic since 05 on it's third bike average two to three rides a week,have yet to be serviced with minimal play which I don't even notice,very happy with it's durability and works flawlessly.
    +1 for the GD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfas View Post
    Hans Rey was photographed with these prototype



    New Joplin?
    maybe its a 27.2 version w/ a "piggyback" like some other mfg's use since CB doesnt make a 27.2 currently

    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Have you seen the Fox effort? From the spy shots, it looks dodgy as hell!
    As for the Reverb, at least RS has been good about servicing/replacing them. I'd be curious of the actual failure rate against other brands tho!
    the DOSS looks far from "dodgy"
    FOX DOSS Seatpost 2013 - SickLines on Vimeo

    and yes, Sram is good at replacing ALL of their "dodgy" products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V.P. View Post
    yearh they better make something completely different to get back into the game, because their prior efforts where just bad. : (
    That looks super awesome b/c I most posts like the reverb with the cable going in the top which is a bad idea. Now I would still prefer a joplin since the seat clamp is far superior in my experience with bontrager seatposts and others that use the exact same clamping mechanism. The mechanical posts have an advantage in that the cable sometimes can enter the bottom by collar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Have you seen the Fox effort? From the spy shots, it looks dodgy as hell!
    id say the remote is kinda weird but the post itself looks good. plus that is easily the best seat clamp on an adjustable post yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    id say the remote is kinda weird but the post itself looks good. plus that is easily the best seat clamp on an adjustable post yet.

    Meh. Every seat I've ever had with that sort of clamp has had trouble with loosening, and rotating. IMO, that is one of the WORST clamp designs.


    Agree with Pau11y on the DOSS: still have cable flopping around with the seat lowered, the connection bits for the cable at the seat end look tiny/fragile/easily messed up, and the remote bits look big and klunky, and not even remotely (hah!) decently ergonomic. Doesn't appear to have resolved any of the big complaints with some other posts, and still has pre-set stops, right? So unless they manage to make it totally bombproof and trouble free right from the start, they'd better have some good reason to buy it over the others on the market already, that are slowly getting their teething problems worked out.

    Why do so many of the companies want to put the actuation levers on TOP of the bars? Worst place for ergonomics when *actually* riding the bike, and more prone to potential crash damage.

    My two Reverbs, and one Gravity Dropper Turbo - all with right hand remotes run upside down ont he left side. Stuff sticking out less, gets the lever right where it's much closer to your thumb for quick and easy use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Meh. Every seat I've ever had with that sort of clamp has had trouble with loosening, and rotating. IMO, that is one of the WORST clamp designs.
    ive never heard anyone complain about Thomson's clamp design which is near identical to that Fox

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    my joplin failed after a year of use...and only use the bike every other weekend ...what a crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    +1
    I have a Joplin 3 AND Joplin 4, no problems with either!
    You Joplin haters need to learn how to ride. Stay OFF the seat on
    hard impacts.
    Try doing drops with a fork locked out. It'll have issues too!







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    Quote Originally Posted by deadatbirth View Post
    ive never heard anyone complain about Thomson's clamp design which is near identical to that Fox
    Sorry; I meant the Joplin style clamp, not the Fox/Thomson sort of standard two bolt set-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    +1
    I have a Joplin 3 AND Joplin 4, no problems with either!
    You Joplin haters need to learn how to ride. Stay OFF the seat on
    hard impacts.
    Try doing drops with a fork locked out. It'll have issues too!

    haha...who`s on the seat on hard impacts..noone...mine seems to fail because of the valves letting air thru, replace the valve but still

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memo View Post
    haha...who`s on the seat on hard impacts..noone...mine seems to fail because of the valves letting air thru, replace the valve but still
    Hey Memo, sorry if your're having trouble with your Joplin.
    Make sure your remote cable isn't to tight and check the lever
    under the seat to make sure it's not touching the bottom of the seat.
    Either will cause the post to slip and act like it's leaking air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Sorry; I meant the Joplin style clamp, not the Fox/Thomson sort of standard two bolt set-up.
    ha, sorry, i was talking about the fox in regards to the clamp. i do agree other than that the fox doesnt appear the bring anything new to the table. the remote looks similar to the scott twin lock remote but abit more clunky.

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    I've got two bikes with gd's, the older post is probably 5 or more years old, the newer is 3, both have yet to be serviced. What it lacks in some features it more than makes up for in dead simple reliability. Every time I lust over the posts on the market I remember this fact and wake up.

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    Hope they'll still have the exchange program going for owners of totaled joplin posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Sorry; I meant the Joplin style clamp, not the Fox/Thomson sort of standard two bolt set-up.
    I don't see why people have so much problem with it. I have the clamp on every bike in my house (though bontrager posts) and it is way better than a normal one b/c I can put any angle I want on. I am almost 200 pounds and it doesn't slip. Anyway I hope they can get an air post out that has the cable down low it would be great. Whoever can do it deserves some money.

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