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    Is the e-13 Dropper still bad?

    Yes, I’ve read the thread and it’s realistically the same few people complaining about their experience with it.

    I have had it with the Reverb. I am tired of bleeding it, making a mess, and still having a post that wont return quickly. Also tired of sending it out for service.

    I want something easy, less complicated, and that works. I have read every review I can find (video, consumer, media) and seems overwhelmingly positive. Come here and the first thread I see is about issues. But I don’t need infinite adjustment, really would like to not have another air/oil suspension part, nor do I want to spend another $400.

    Fox Transfer seems awesome but then we’ve got that “send it out for service” thing as well as the high price. Crank Brother Highline has incredible reviews and was top of my list. But somehow I keep getting drawn to the simplicity of the e-13 post.

    Just curious if there are others out there with positive experiences, as typically you only hear from people that have problems. If it matters I live in AZ where we hardly ever have the opportunity to ride in rain or mud (or cold), so anything I have read negative about the post wouldn’t apply to me.

    Thanks in advance, sorry for another dropper thread.


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    I'd wait about a week before deciding if I were you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneUp View Post
    I'd wait about a week before deciding if I were you...
    Impulse control has never been my strong suit....

    Neither has waiting long beyond a product announcement because nothing is ever actually ready for sale!!!

    But that’s intriguing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OneUp View Post
    I'd wait about a week before deciding if I were you...
    One week plus several months for all the test dummies to air their grievances online...

    In a market where literally none of the competitors have a 100% reliable product, I don't think I'd ever buy the first run. Even if I like oneup products

    I'm curious about the e13 post too. Specialized may be another consideration if you don't need the longer ranges.

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    Not what your asking for and not the price you are looking for.... Bike Yoke Revive dropper. I had an e13 that came with my Capra and I thought i would give it a try, turns out I could not live with only 4 positions.
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    Sorry, Bikeyoke fanboy here I think Revive has been 100% reliable, based on the thread here. Only downside is price. e13 is much cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    ...anything I have read negative about the post wouldn’t apply to me.
    so the issue is what exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by literally View Post
    so the issue is what exactly?
    Clever. I was referencing the negatives I have read about on here, and they all seem to center around wet/muddy conditions. My question was more about any OTHER issues that may be happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    the negatives...all seem to center around wet/muddy conditions.
    so the issue is what exactly?
    if there were other issues wouldn't those have been brought up as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by literally View Post
    so the issue is what exactly?
    if there were other issues wouldn't those have been brought up as well?
    One would certainly hope so, but the internet is a funny place sometimes. Especially internet forums.
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    Another AZ rider here on e13 dropper. Nothing but positive feedback. The 4 positions don't bother me, love the remote, and thankful that I will never need to worry about hydraulic issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azxd04 View Post
    Another AZ rider here on e13 dropper. Nothing but positive feedback. The 4 positions don't bother me, love the remote, and thankful that I will never need to worry about hydraulic issues.
    Thank you very much for that. If my reverb craps out again I’ll probably give the e13 a shot!


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    My Reverb failures is what drove me to the mechanical post of ethirteen.
    I have the the most current version. I tortured it through a muddy winter in Nor Cal, and it has performed flawlessly.
    I recently switched bikes and my post is the smaller 30.9
    While waiting for a problem solvers spacer I ran a Fox Transfer factory for a week.
    I was surprised at how disappointed I was with the a Fox.
    I had gotten used to how quick the EThirteen actuated, both up and down. It can be a taint slapper if you aren't careful!
    I also really like the satisfaction of the audible click it makes when you are at the bottom and at the top.
    4 positions aren't enough?
    I need 2 up, and down. The only time I ride in a different spot is when I didn't get it all way down fast enough. 😀
    Back to the Fox. I hated the Fox lever after using the EThirteen.
    So there's so,e positive feedback for you.

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