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    Dropper Seat Posts: Strong Enough for Clydes?

    the downhill sections freak me the @ out do to my high center of gravity- I'm 6'8 & 263 #s. Are dropper posts strudy enough to handle clydesdale weight and abuse? Anyone here using them? What brands are best?

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    I'm about 240, and have had pretty good luck with a Reverb. The bike I had it on, the seat tube failed, but the post was fine.

    Had a Joplin before that, which... was a crank bros product, that is to say had a bunch of problems. But none were structural.


    I have nothing negative to say about my reverb, but with Thomson entering the game next spring, I'm waiting for that before I get another.

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    Riding a 2011 Specialized Command Post. I'm 6'7" 230ish pounds. Have never felt nor seen evidence of failure with the post itself. I do need to tweak cable management for my post though. As sometimes it will not stay in the lowest of the 3 positions due to how the cable twists. You can actually see how/why it happens and it has to do with how the cable is routed. I need to change that just haven't gotten around to it.
    Ben - Clydesdale - Type II Diabetic - 6'7", ~278lbs in 09/2011 - A1C 9.4%, ~228lbs in 07/2012 - A1C 5.6%, ~240lbs in 05/2013

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    I did a lot of research and I ended up going with a Gravity Dropper Turbo. What I like about it is that it's 100% U.S. made and it can be completly disassembled and rebuilt and put back together in less than 20 minutes. Plus since its all mechanical there is no bleeding to worry about. I have been using mine for about two years and all I have had to do was pull it apart and put a little bit of grease on it. I have to mention that the customer service at Gravity Dropper is top notch. When I was doing my research I always got replys to my emails in a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate3510 View Post
    I did a lot of research and I ended up going with a Gravity Dropper Turbo. What I like about it is that it's 100% U.S. made and it can be completly disassembled and rebuilt and put back together in less than 20 minutes. Plus since its all mechanical there is no bleeding to worry about. I have been using mine for about two years and all I have had to do was pull it apart and put a little bit of grease on it. I have to mention that the customer service at Gravity Dropper is top notch. When I was doing my research I always got replys to my emails in a few hours.
    This is what I came with in my research. I wanted something simple and relatively maintenance free. My Turbo should be here Monday or Tuesday from BikeBob.

    Check out this thread for more info. There are also a bunch of GD threads on MTBR with clyde info peppered in.
    How are Gravity Droppers holding up under Clydesdales?
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