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    X-Fusion Hilo: Is This "Normal"?

    Just installed my Hilo 125 straight from the box, and it's giving approx 10mm of vertical movement at full extension. Small issue, but quite annoying as it sorta feels like a suspension seatpost now.

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    Is this something that would go away after some breaking in?
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    X-Fusion Hilo: Is This "Normal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thimk View Post
    Just installed my Hilo 125 straight from the box, and it's giving approx 10mm of vertical movement at full extension. Small issue, but quite annoying as it sorta feels like a suspension seatpost now.

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    Is this something that would go away after some breaking in?
    Not normal but also not uncommon. You may need to contact customer service.
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    Cycle it up and down a few times, and see if the problem goes away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zahgurim View Post
    Cycle it up and down a few times, and see if the problem goes away.
    Done that. PSI is good too. Also have done the "pull and suck" method... lol
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    X-Fusion Hilo: Is This "Normal"?

    I have a HiLo and it has been back to warranty 3x, and is about to go back for a 4th as it just starting pissing oil (again) from around the collar. What a POS.


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    I've fixed this issue by refunding the the damn thing.

    I'll stick to my rigid Thomson post until there's a reliable, not ugly and affordable dropper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think View Post
    Just installed my Hilo 125 straight from the box, and it's giving approx 10mm of vertical movement at full extension. Small issue, but quite annoying as it sorta feels like a suspension seatpost now.
    Not normal, sounds like it does not have enough oil. A service center can fix it for you, or you could top it up yourself. Probably ~10cc by the sound of it.
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    Have you checked that you don't have the quick release seat colar clamped too tight? I've had my 100mm HiLo for 2 months now and no issues like that. There's a shrader valve at the bottom of the post, check to see that it has in the right amount of air which is 25 PSI, go to their site and download the manual if you don't have it as it requires having the post upside down and holding the release lever down while doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thimk View Post
    I'll stick to my rigid Thomson post until there's a reliable, not ugly and affordable dropper.
    Gravity Dropper.

    It works, ugly... maybe to some, but do you really look down there when you're riding?

    Initial reports on the Thomson post are glowing too, although give it six months to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Gravity Dropper.

    It works, ugly... maybe to some, but do you really look down there when you're riding?

    Initial reports on the Thomson post are glowing too, although give it six months to be sure.
    I agree with the Gravity Dropper. It has a spring and a retaining pin and it securely locks in place every time. Some may find it ugly, but that is all in the eye of the beholder.
    I agree with you spade, I don't look at my seat post when I'm riding either since I think that would cause me to wreck. For this reason, I don't care what it looks like.

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    Not sure if this is still relevant, but my newly bought Hilo did exhibit the same behavior after first run or two. I just topped-up with oil fork (wt5) problem solved (takes 5 minutes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thimk View Post
    I'll stick to my rigid Thomson post until there's a reliable, not ugly and affordable dropper.
    There is, specialized.

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    HiLo is not a bad post at all, but they don't come with enough oil in them.

    You can just flush the oil, add more of the same, or add heavier oil to tune it to your liking.
    After that, it works pretty well.

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    my new bike came with this in 125mm drop length. it drops a couple mm initially and than stays where its meant to. just takes a few cycles. what I dont like is the noticeable saddle movement while riding - ive ridden reverbs (via demo), KS lev, Giant Switch and CB krono and none have so much that its always noticable as this - will see if it s simple tighten etc...

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