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    Zonies using Gravity Droppers...which should I get?

    Sup fellow zonies...what gravity droppers are you rocking and why?

    I'm looking to add one to my transition covert for some sweet all mountain shredding. Which do you prefer? Turbo vs. classic? 4 inch vs 3 inch vs 5 inch? down 1 or full down and up? The options are endless... I want to know why you chose the way you did and why? I ride national a bunch and love the techy rocky stuff! Help...thanx!

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    Classic Multi Position.
    Had the Turbo, it was ok.

    Multi is more useful IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    Sup fellow zonies...what gravity droppers are you rocking and why?

    I'm looking to add one to my transition covert for some sweet all mountain shredding. Which do you prefer? Turbo vs. classic? 4 inch vs 3 inch vs 5 inch? down 1 or full down and up? The options are endless... I want to know why you chose the way you did and why? I ride national a bunch and love the techy rocky stuff! Help...thanx!
    I'd say no to the Turbo is you cherish your anus... Just saying...
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    yeah...I don't want that to happen. I like my anus. point taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    yeah...I don't want that to happen. I like my anus. point taken.
    Just lower your seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    Just lower your seat.
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    There's a reason you don't run one anymore right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    Just lower your seat.
    you clearly are missing the point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    There's a reason you don't run one anymore right?
    I want the Multi Position Classic.

    Was not a fan of the Turbo. I only got that one because I found it cheap.

    Still a fan of the concept.

    You're not because you don't ride anything that requires you to drop your seat.
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    I say money spent on an adjustable post is money well spent on a do-it-all bike. Having used several GDs, I find the Spec. Command Post to be a touch better in the operations department and way better aesthetically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    You're not because you don't ride anything that requires you to drop your seat.
    Riding to pumptrack does not require a gravity dropper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    Riding to pumptrack does not require a gravity dropper.
    Try riding something other than your T100 loop and you'd understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    Try riding something other than your T100 loop and you'd understand.
    Been on more trails in and out of this state than you hombre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    Been on more trails in and out of this state than you hombre.
    And yet you still avoid the challenging trails in your backyard.
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    +1 for the Command Post. No complaints about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    And yet you still avoid the challenging trails in your backyard.
    Fine I will ride the 25 yards of Hairball and backside of Shaw Butte when I get back so I can close the book on challenging trails in the valley cause every other one is done and done for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    Fine I will ride the 25 yards of Hairball and backside of Shaw Butte when I get back so I can close the book on challenging trails in the valley cause every other one is done and done for me.
    You did Coast to Coast?
    I didn't think you rode South at all...
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    I have the GD Classic. 4" drop, full down and full up. Never used the multi position seat post but I think it might be a nice addition. I like the 4" drop and I think the 5" might be a bit much but maybe not.

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    Dam, alot of bickering back and forth with AZdog and Kavu. Anyway Bob, the classic is the way to go. The cable can be ran cleaner on it other then the Turbo which needs to go in pointing to the rear. The Turbo would need a rollamajig so it won't hit the tire aswell. I have a 2" and 4" drop on mine, which is a special order. Its no biggie bumbing the seat on a classic to get it to come up. I'm sure Enel will tell ya differently since he has like 7 Turbo's . I have a contact that could get ya a smoking deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helimech
    Dam, alot of bickering back and forth with AZdog and Kavu. Anyway Bob, the classic is the way to go. The cable can be ran cleaner on it other then the Turbo which needs to go in pointing to the rear. The Turbo would need a rollamajig so it won't hit the tire aswell. I have a 2" and 4" drop on mine, which is a special order. Its no biggie bumbing the seat on a classic to get it to come up. I'm sure Enel will tell ya differently since he has like 7 Turbo's . I have a contact that could get ya a smoking deal.
    He started it.

    I tried DooDooBoi's classic and I dig it more than the Turbo I had. The Turbo's instant action was nice, but I would snag the cable all the time. Having the Multi Position would make it more versatile too.

    I didn't know they could do a custom order. That's cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    You did Coast to Coast?
    I didn't think you rode South at all...
    Rode it back in 1990 on a fully rigid up national. Come to think of it you haven't hit Goat Camp which puts all of those to shame.
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    Ya Kavu, you need to know the owner for that special setup. He'll do it for anyone. Just FYI, if you need to run a seatpost shim make sure its 4" long. Ordering thru my guy you get that shim included.
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    classic multi 1 x 3. get it.

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    Just wait for the new Rock Shox Reverb...

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    I'd go for at least the 4". I don't know about you, but I like my seat to be as low as possible when DHing, that means a pretty significant drop between my "XC" and "DH" position. I don't see much point in a 1" drop, as you aren't going to get much benefit or improvement from an "XC" position, stuff like that just makes it more complicated than it needs to be, and is there anything you can do with 1" of drop that you can't do with no drop?
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    [QUOTE=helimech]Dam, alot of bickering back and forth with AZdog and Kavu. [QUOTE]

    There just Ghey for each other!!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    Fine I will ride the 25 yards of Hairball and backside of Shaw Butte when I get back so I can close the book on challenging trails in the valley cause every other one is done and done for me.
    Ok remember you said RIDE not walking down it now. No Markskee moves allowed!!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by doodooboi
    Just bustn' on ya man!!!
    I know. Just bustin Kavu's too. So what's the weight on those things and which one is lighter between the command and the GD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    So what's the weight on those things and which one is lighter between the command and the GD?
    ok now you've gone too far!!!
    It's a freakn' AM bike quit being a Weight weenie!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    I know. Just bustin Kavu's too. So what's the weight on those things and which one is lighter between the command and the GD?
    Not only has Kavu not ridden goat camp. He can't keep up riding down to pump track!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Not only has Kavu not ridden goat camp. He can't keep up riding down to pump track!
    I hate bicycles.
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    LOL. Alright got my laugh for monday. Thanks TRB that was awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    I know. Just bustin Kavu's too. So what's the weight on those things and which one is lighter between the command and the GD?
    You could fill that bike with helium and it still won't help you climb any better.
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    GD Clasic 4x1. I had a joplin also but that was a piece of sh!t.

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    my vote

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    GD Clasic 4x1....

    +1
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    Kind shock i950r 5" of travel.
    Kicks ass.
    I know it's not a GD, but it's my seat post choice.

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    GD classic 3" is working great for me. The 3" model needs 6 1/4" of seat post available. My frame is a large (I am right between a medium and a lage in Yeti size) so this was a perfect fit for my bike. For the 4" model you'll need 71/4" available to fit the post. That was to tall for my bike. .
    Better than most, not as good as some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    yeah...I don't want that to happen. I like my anus. point taken.
    I like your anus as well.
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    I have a KS i950r on one bike and a new 5" GD turbo on another. So far I like the KS much better. No gyrations required to get it to move, and no cable sticking out to get kinked or snag a foot when dismounting. When I press the button the KS comes up to meet me. The GD does nothing unless I lean on the lever, then it shoots up and slaps me in the cojones! I am not kidding, it hurts like hell. Now I press the lever, squat so the seat releases, then stand back up. Quite the nuisance transitioning from a descent to a climb.

    Positives for the GD are that it is available with a longer lower tube, and it is easier to compress when not on the bike.

    Whatever you get, go for the most drop available (currently 5"). The idea is to get the seat out of the way so that you can turn the bike.

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    +1 for Classic 4" Drop

    I've been using the Classic with a 4" drop for 3 years now and it has been a life-saver on the last drop off of Upper WF! I recently had my first mishap when I stopped halfway up lower Natty and got off the bike, only to have the seat and internal post 'POP' right out of the lower section (like the first pic in this post). The problem was that my top cap was made out of plastic (they have since changed to alum.). Got a replacement from GD and while I was at it, I cleaned and lubed the internal shims and post. That sucka is like new again!
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    One more for GD 4"

    Definitely worth the $$, especially if you have an interrupted seat tube. I don't even have the remote lever and it's easy to raise/lower while riding. If you've got an interrupted seat tube, there's no other way to get this flexibility without carrying two seat posts!

    Tried the joplin and it had way to much slop for my taste. Infinitely adjustable sounds good, but they gotta get rid of the slop.

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    I read the title as "Zombies using Gravity Droppers..."

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