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    Clyde Friendly Dropper Seat Post

    I am considering purchasing a dropper seatpost and I am curious if there is a clyde friendly model out there, I am 250lbs.

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    I am using the reverb and I weigh 295. No issues so far knock on wood. There's a really big guy on the rase black mamba and he says it working great for him

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    I have joplin R and it's really not Clyde friendly @230. If I hit the seat hard it will rotate backwards... very annoying.

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    Second the Joplin. I am looking at the KS 950 I think. I have a friend with one and it is better than the Joplin. You can pick the bike up by the seat and the seat does not wiggle.

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    I'm 240 and I've been on an the same original Gravity Dropper for almost 7 years. It's hard to go wrong with this thing. No seals to blow or air to leak out. Easy to fix trail side. I would recommend it to anyone. Even us clydes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince7870 View Post
    I am using the reverb and I weigh 295. No issues so far knock on wood. There's a really big guy on the rase black mamba and he says it working great for him
    How long have you been using the Reverb?

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    I use the Kind Shock i950-R.

    I had to use some carbon past instead of grease to prevent slippage, and it makes a bit of a creaking noise on the saddle clamp every once in a while, but otherwise it's completely solid and trouble-free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate3510 View Post
    How long have you been using the Reverb?
    about 2 months

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    After years of lurking I am moved to post on dropper seatposts as I feel very strongly about them. I have 2 gravity droppers Turbo posts with a single 3" drop and have weighed from #320 down to #265. I was told that the single drop with the cable facing backwards was the most durable so thats what I do. I rebuild them about once a year by sending them back to the company but I bet I could go longer between services. They wiggle a bit but have never failed me. They also work great in cold weather. The company is great to work with. No complaints. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate3510 View Post
    How long have you been using the Reverb?


    Just ordered a gravity dropper! :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsbnt View Post
    After years of lurking I am moved to post on dropper seatposts as I feel very strongly about them. I have 2 gravity droppers Turbo posts with a single 3" drop and have weighed from #320 down to #265. I was told that the single drop with the cable facing backwards was the most durable so thats what I do. I rebuild them about once a year by sending them back to the company but I bet I could go longer between services. They wiggle a bit but have never failed me. They also work great in cold weather. The company is great to work with. No complaints. Good luck!

    That is exactly what I purchased. The Turbo with the cable facing backwards with the 3" drop is amazing!! I love it!! At first I didnt think the 3" would be enough but after I got it out on the trail it's more then enough. IMO for a clyde the Gravity Dropper is the way to go.

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    Just ordered the gravity dropper after doing some research and talking to the guys at Gravity dropper. I asked them about weight limits and or any issues. And they were pretty positive that I wouldn;t have any issues. I'm around 320lbs. Only 2 good rides so far but seems solid. I got the 4" drop with 1" adjustment.

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    I`m pondering this same question.........
    Looking at either the Gravity Dropper 4 inch multi position, or the Kind Shock i7r.

    Hummmmmmmmmm.

    Any dislikes about either? Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokerider View Post
    I`m pondering this same question.........
    Looking at either the Gravity Dropper 4 inch multi position, or the Kind Shock i7r.

    Hummmmmmmmmm.

    Any dislikes about either? Why?
    I have had my gravity dropper out on several rides now and no complaints what so ever. It is a great post and I have no regrets at all. One thing that I read before purchasing it was that there is a very small amount of play and this is true but it is not noticiable at all while riding.

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    Glad that you`re happy with the GD purchase. There is something to be said for it`s simplicity.
    What kind of riding do you do?

    I have a Chromag HT for AM use that I want a adj. seat post for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokerider View Post
    Glad that you`re happy with the GD purchase. There is something to be said for it`s simplicity.
    What kind of riding do you do?

    I have a Chromag HT for AM use that I want a adj. seat post for.
    Living in northern california I have easy access to all types of trals and I ride them all from trails in Auburn, downieville (made it twice this year hoping to get one more ride in), mammoth, to annandale. I like to do all types of riding which is one of the main reasons I bought the gravity dropper because I am a one bike guy so my bike has to be versatile.

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