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  1. #1
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    Dropper Posts for Taller Riders?

    OK - we've done the weight thing. We've even covered offset.
    What about overall length of droppers and how much is in the frame? Us taller riders tend to have more seatpost showing, so which of the droppers works best?

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    Currently riding a 23" Trek Stache (the 23" frame actually has a 21.5" seat tube length, but they call it a 23" frame due to the top tube length being what it would normally be on a 23" frame). Even with the seat tube being on the short-ish side for my height (6'5"), I am using a 380mm RS Reverb as the 420mm version would be too long. There is less than 2" of seat post showing and then there is the actual dropping portion of the post. Just depends on the frame you're using.

    The Reverb is pretty nice, but I haven't had it long enough to assess long term durability.

  3. #3
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    Sep 2006
    The origin8 ultim8 dropper has been working it on my secondary bike and comes in over 400 mm length...only like 80 bucks...

  4. #4
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    6'6" here and I have the Fox DOSS. Thumbs up to it. Used a Reverb on a rental and prefer this.

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