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    Fox D.O.S.S adjustable seatpost thread

    Hi guys,
    Thought I would start a thread on the new Fox DOSS seatpost.
    I received mine a couple of weeks ago.

    I got this to replace my old (1st Gen) Reverb post. I still like my Reverb post but I got tired of the amount of play on the Reverb post had. Got a warranty job twice on it and I think its still leaking oil from the bottom plus it still sticks a little when going up.......Anyway.......

    The box. I bought a 30.9mm and 4" of travel.



    I'll start with the weight. Mine came in at 614.5g. Box standard.


    My old Reverb is lighter. 528.5g(30.9mm and 380mm) Of course its hydraulic so it should be.


    Being a weight weeine at heart. I started to save some weight on were I could.
    Changed the seat clamp bolts (They use the same 2pc bolts as Thomson does, just a little longer on the bolt).
    Changed both steel bolts on the handlebar clamp to alloy ones. Used jagwire (more for looks, to match my frame) and I used Power Corz to replace the steel cable. Final weight 562g Not too bad.


    A solid clamping system.




    Three positions. Fox call it CTD (Climb,Trail,Decend)
    I do like alot the fact it does have a set middle position. I use to always fiddle about trying to find a good middle position on the Reverb.

    Fully extended


    Midpoint drop (40mm)


    And all the way down...


    When I first saw the remote lever. It looked way too big and clumsy for me, coming from the reverb remote. Once I mounted on the handlebar, it start to make sense and the look grew on me. One of the things I loved about it was that you could mount it anywhere on the handlebar. Left,right, up, down and has a 3 position reach. It has two paddles. The inner one (black), when pressed it make the post drop 40mm only. The big silver paddle can also do this but if continued to be press it will drop down all the way. I can't see myself using the inner black paddle much as the outer paddle can function all the positions




    The three reach position







    And finally the speed in which it go's up. Fox says, to slow it down reduce the air press. Max. air presssure is 25psi. I have it around 18psi. As you see the video, I plan to reduces it even more.

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    The post does feel very smooth, solid, secure and zero play which was one of my pet hates with my old post.
    I guess time will tell if Fox has a winner.
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    post a review after a few rides, i'm interrested in how it will be after a while.
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    Sweet review. Thanks a lot for the video and lots of pictures and unboxing.
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    I thought it won't be out till 2013? Where did you get it? I've been wanting to get one!

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    Nvm, saw the price. I'll get one when im ready to trade in my left kidney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_spec View Post
    I thought it won't be out till 2013? Where did you get it? I've been wanting to get one!
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    Nvm, saw the price. I'll get one when im ready to trade in my left kidney.
    In HK, the international distributor where given 40pcs. My LBS pick up 10 of them.
    Agree, the price is abit high but after discount at my LBS it wasn't to bad. plus the LBS had a demo one and I got to play around with it. First impression was very good. Solid and zero movement around the post which my old one had alot of. I had to get one.
    Retail is around HK$3500 which is about US$450. I pick mine up for around US$345.
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    I was going to say that from your username and what I can see of your build (Enve, Formula, XTR) you're probably not put off by the fairly ridiculous price that Fox is charging for their dropper post...

    I'll be curious to see how the reviews shake out over the next few months. Thanks for posting.

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    I've been a little on the fence about my dropper posts as of late. I enjoy both my Reverbs but intend on trying a new LEV or Kronolog. There is however, nothing about the Fox post that makes me want to pick one up.

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    What are the official requirements for service intervals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxconvert View Post
    I've been a little on the fence about my dropper posts as of late. I enjoy both my Reverbs but intend on trying a new LEV or Kronolog. There is however, nothing about the Fox post that makes me want to pick one up.
    This, mostly, but am interested in the LEV only. I can't see how the DOSS gives any advantage FOR ME over the two very well functioning Reverbs in the house. The DOSS remote still looks cludgy, and the post end bits look nice and exposed with fidly little moving parts to get gunked up.

    The LEV or the Reverb Stealth (supposedly coming soon for non-OEM sale...) are really the only two to offer any improvements over what else is out there.

    Particularly the Reverb Stealth, assuming they really do have the kinks worked out. With its non-moving hose, not ripping the post end out gets rid of one of the issues some people have had anyhow.
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    The video makes it look like an ejector seat, ouch!

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    anyone know the overall length of the fox? 400mm? longer? cant seem to find that anywhere...cheers

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    Will be possible use it with Joplin's remote lever???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.E View Post
    The video makes it look like an ejector seat, ouch!
    The reason I will reduce to 10psi. The video was with only 20psi

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    What are the official requirements for service intervals?
    Here you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn View Post
    anyone know the overall length of the fox? 400mm? longer? cant seem to find that anywhere...cheers
    Overall length is 335mm with a minimum insert on 95mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfas View Post
    Will be possible use it with Joplin's remote lever???

    I haven't used this post before so I won't know. The DOSS remote is very simple. Basically it pulls the cable, very much like a trigger shifter. The spring load is pretty small.
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    Should be renamed the Fox V.O.S.S .... Vasectomy On Steep Sh1t

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    sorry to be a pain: is that 335mm with 95mm in frame (so total would be 430mm similar to the reverb) or is the 335 a total length?

    if its the latter its too short for my uses! :-)~ thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxconvert View Post
    I've been a little on the fence about my dropper posts as of late. I enjoy both my Reverbs but intend on trying a new LEV or Kronolog. There is however, nothing about the Fox post that makes me want to pick one up.
    Stay away from the Kronolog. I have personal experience with that item. If you choose to disregard, don't say you weren't warned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn View Post
    sorry to be a pain: is that 335mm with 95mm in frame (so total would be 430mm similar to the reverb) or is the 335 a total length?

    if its the latter its too short for my uses! :-)~ thanks!
    The total allowed out the the frame would be 240mm (335mm minus 95mm)
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    I'm super old and oldschool. And this was the first post I even thought about trying. But after seeing your video with the "ball killer" rise... I'm rethinking the whole post thing. OUCH. I'm sure I'd hit the thing and snag some ball!!
    "It looks flexy"

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    hey grey goose! thanks, if i understood the rep system thing id add one!....

    335mm, though, that is short. does it come in different lengths do you know? id need 400mm

    cheers!....

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    There's a 5" drop version.

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    an ebay seller suggests the length of a 5" version is 386mm....seems an odd choice?

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    just found this:
    Universal Cycles -- Fox Racing DOSS Adjustable Seatpost
    looks like 2 lengths for both drops - 335 or 386mm. nuts!

    if 386 is from saddle rail middle to the bottom of the post, minus 95mm is going to leave me 10mm too short......which would be a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn View Post
    just found this:
    Universal Cycles -- Fox Racing DOSS Adjustable Seatpost
    looks like 2 lengths for both drops - 335 or 386mm. nuts!

    if 386 is from saddle rail middle to the bottom of the post, minus 95mm is going to leave me 10mm too short......which would be a shame.
    Yes, just saw that too. Once you put on your saddle, will that not cover the 10mm?
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    unfortunately not...the measurements i need would include that....

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    Any updates?

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    I just installed the D.O.S.S. on my Scalpel 29 Ultimate. I looked at all the other options, my LBS veered me away from the Kronolog (which was my first choice) due to large number of returns. The Reverb was their #2 choice, but in the end I took the Fox as I liked the solid feel of action. I was put off by the large lever as the OP was, but after using it, it keeps out of the way, and I think will prove useful. Will update as I ride.

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    Have opportunity to get one....

    Anyone have a few more rides on this yet??? Im sold on it for the most part besides the lever but many are describing it as more useful then cumbersome. I ride an Intense Carbine with a triple up front so my lever would be up top :/ Let me know what everyone thinks....

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    I have about 3 rides a week for the past 4 weeks on mine. Lever mounted above the bar. The post just plain works! In fact, this seems to be the perfect post (except it is costly, although I got mine from bikebling for $380) Overall the post works exactly as it is suppose to. Locks in every position easily and has never done anything weird. Works just as it did when I put it on the bike! It is rock solid!

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    Cool sounds great! Ill have to pick one up for myself...I can get mine priced just a little bit better than what you got from a friend at a LBS near me so it wont be to bad I can get a couple more if anyone is interested PM me

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoovy View Post
    Will update as I ride.
    Did my first decent ride this morning. I have to say, this post is sweeeeet.

    I agree that although the lever is butt ugly, (a) it's actually pretty useful to have the two levers, and (b) it's not too big when you're riding.

    No play, good solid feel and action. No complaints so far :-)

    Also remember if you're in the Bay Area that SF/East Bay Bike Coalition members can get upto 15% off parts/accessories at participating bike shops - so takes the price down to around 370.

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    I guess the actual number of riders using these posts is still small since it is relatively new. I look forward to hearing more as more riders get them and give them real world testing.

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    Anyone have the critical measurement for both the 4" and the 5" models? The bottom of the "collar" to the seat rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees View Post
    Anyone have the critical measurement for both the 4" and the 5" models? The bottom of the "collar" to the seat rails.
    Wasn't too sure what you meant so I took a quick pic for you.
    My DOSS post is
    -30.9mm and 4" of travel.
    -Overall length is 335mm with a minimum insert on 95mm
    -total allowed out the the frame is 240mm

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    Just a quick update:

    I've had it for just over 2 months now. And done roughly over 700km. With gear I weigh 210lbs+
    Its has seen heavy rain/ tons of mud, two crashes and of course, lots of sunshine.

    So far absolutely zero problems and no play, which was one of my pet hates from my old (1st Gen) Reverb post.
    The lever was only part I didn't like but I'm happy with it now. Works smooth and liking very much the three levels of height control.

    IMHO this post is solid as, build very well and is going to last. I would be happy to buy another one again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XgreygOOse View Post
    Just a quick update:

    I've had it for just over 2 months now. And done roughly over 700km. With gear I weigh 210lbs+
    Its has seen heavy rain/ tons of mud, two crashes and of course, lots of sunshine.

    So far absolutely zero problems and no play, which was one of my pet hates from my old (1st Gen) Reverb post.
    The lever was only part I didn't like but I'm happy with it now. Works smooth and liking very much the three levels of height control.

    IMHO this post is solid as, build very well and is going to last. I would be happy to buy another one again.
    Not having any issues/problems is really what it's about with MTB, no? Who wants to "limp home" on their bike? nobody! Keep the reviews flowing please.
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    Got this from Fox this afternoon. Thought that others might find it helpful as well -

    http://service.foxracingshox.com/con...Spec_Rev_B.pdf

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    Well I just got this and it works nice, on the street. I will hit the trails in the morning and give it a real test. Any issues for other users yet?

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    380.00 for a seatpost??? Are we going collectively insane?!?!

    I have an EARLY Reverb ver1 that I paid just under $250 for and I thought that was outrageous. Mine is still going strong with no issues as mentioned by others. Head is still tight, no slop, no turning nothing. Still as solid as day 1.

    The only problem I have had is self-induced. I had a bad crash whilst lift-riding that tore the hose out of the remote. 11.00 bucks from Universal for a replacement hose and barbs. Less than 20 minutes to replace hose and bleed and I'm good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel View Post
    380.00 for a seatpost??? Are we going collectively insane?!?!

    I have an EARLY Reverb ver1 that I paid just under $250 for and I thought that was outrageous.
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    Check the MSRP on the RockShox Reverb. No one 'needs' a dropper post, this isn't food or shelter, the pricing is based on what the market will bear. Maybe you won't pay it, just realize that you DID pay 10x more than you 'needed' to for a seatpost already (a conventional post can be had for $25) but plenty of others will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel View Post
    380.00 for a seatpost??? Are we going collectively insane?!?!

    I have an EARLY Reverb ver1 that I paid just under $250 for and I thought that was outrageous. Mine is still going strong with no issues as mentioned by others. Head is still tight, no slop, no turning nothing. Still as solid as day 1.

    The only problem I have had is self-induced. I had a bad crash whilst lift-riding that tore the hose out of the remote. 11.00 bucks from Universal for a replacement hose and barbs. Less than 20 minutes to replace hose and bleed and I'm good to go.

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    If you don't like it, don't buy it. The price for bikes is over the top too if you think about it you can buy a used vehicle for 5000$ or a bike. You got a deal on your reverb and last I checked it was my hard earned money not yours

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    Well after 10 hours of use mine started to have play and I returned it to much money to not be happy with product. Hope every one else is trouble free

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    I got mine when they first released and it is still going strong after miles and miles of tough riding.

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    I was able to get one hell of a deal on this seat post from a local dealer, so the ultra high price didn't hit me. I've ridden it for a month now, and it has been passed between my all mountain bike and my downhill rig repeatedly. Overall, I love it. Its been very reliable, and is almost intuitive after a few rides. Just dont make the same mistake I did and hit the release while not having weight on the seat. It flys up at mach 2 and is more effective than most modern birth control.
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    Who's running this post with both front and rear shifters? I see where the lever would make a lot of sense, if you're running a 1x setup, but it doesn't look optimal for 2x or 3x setups.

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    I ran it with a 2x10 drivetrain. It was a little weird on top of the bars as it stood up kind of high but it worked fine and didn't get beat up in the crashes. However I have since gone to 1x10 and it is really perfect set up in the shifter position. Either way worked fine but I will admit the 1x10 is cleaner looking.

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    sorry for the dumb question, but can I paint the retractable part in black?

    i just really hate the color!! Kashima was the biggest lack on this post!

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    Just to add to the reviews. I rode a DOSS for 3 days over the weekend. Coming off a Reverb and a Joplin for what it's worth.

    Short story, it's a decent post but I'd never buy one. That remote is terrible!! Tolerable if you don't run a front der, but having it above the bar is cumbersome at best. I also found the small black lever (1" drop) required way too much thumb force due to it's short length (and I have pretty big hands too, so can't imagine how smaller people could enjoy it)

    Finally, after coming from infinitely adjustable posts I was curious how the 1" drop option would be. I've got to say it's ok, but honestly wasn't enough for me. On those fast sweepy downhills where I still need to pedal, the saddle was still in the way, so I ended up using the full drop and just standing up more. I'm 6'5" though so it might work great for smaller people.

    The weight is also a big negative for me, when most of the competitors are more than 100g lighter, and just as good. I'd rather save that weight and add it back in my tires, where I really notice the difference.

    I'll probably buy the KS Lev instead.

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    Just got one this week; one ride so far.

    Some initial impressions -

    - Very easy to initiate, one press and then you can let go and push down. No need to hold the lever through the push.
    - I'm stoked on the trail lever. I really like the ability to press the second lever and be instantly in trail mode without interrupting my cadence.
    - Remote isn't nearly the boondogle I thought it would be. I'm running a front shifter, so the remote is above the bar, and I have no problem activating either lever without having to move my hand. Most importantly, I can hit either one while braking comfortably.
    - Cable routing is a non-issue so far. Cable growth is directed downward and rearward, no issues with clearance or hitting my leg.
    - Remote on the bar is ugly. No getting around it. Thankfully it's robust. I don't feel worried about storing the bike upside down.
    - There is about 1mm between the saddles top out position and it's resting position when seated. When I stand up the seat comes up 1 mm, and goes down 1 mm when I sit back on it. I haven't noticed any rattling when riding it.
    - No torsional play.

    So far I'm happy. I wanted something mechanical to reduce failure risks as well as having the ability to lock the post into any position manually in case anything does go wrong (imaging a post blowing someplace like the beginning of the Whole Enchilada). I also wanted something with some kind of pre-set trail mode. It was between this and a Command Post Blacklite; the trail mode lever, 2 bolt head and Fox's customer service/proximity to me pushed me to the DOSS. We'll see how it holds up in the long run.
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    Sick setup. Fox doss and xtr here I come!

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    Hey guys...been riding my DOSS on my '13 santa cruz nomad carbon...love the seat post. Solid construction, remote is a little big but for how well built the post is...it makes up for the slightly larger remote.

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    My DOSS is coming in tomorrow vis UPS, f'n stoked. I live in mountainous townships here in WV and this DOSS is gonna look sick cutting through yards on the daily and me from self-castration.
    I'll be making a post under 29er parts along w some pics

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    im going on my 2nd return of a kronolog post , been given the opprotunity to replace it with the fox doss.... that lever looks huge in the pics , anyone try both and have any comments on whether i want to take my 3rd Kronolog or try the fox. bike is a tallboy LT

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    Quote Originally Posted by neveo View Post
    im going on my 2nd return of a kronolog post , been given the opprotunity to replace it with the fox doss...
    Try the Fox, the lever is pretty big (think gear shifter paddle), but the DOSS works.

    You could get through ten Kronologs and it will still stink, stop wasting valuable Aluminium!

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    The D.O.S.S. ROCKS! I always choose functionality first. Mountain biking shouldn't be a beauty contest. Don't get me wrong, I love the way my bike looks but that's secondary at best. My bike has to be dependable out in the middle of nowhere. I might try the Thompson when it comes out but I will definitely keep the Fox on my 29er as a backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash-VR View Post
    The D.O.S.S. ROCKS! I always choose functionality first. Mountain biking shouldn't be a beauty contest. Don't get me wrong, I love the way my bike looks but that's secondary at best. My bike has to be dependable out in the middle of nowhere. I might try the Thompson when it comes out but I will definitely keep the Fox on my 29er as a backup.
    I tried one today , liked everything about
    it except the lever .. I have big hands but my thumb actually got fatigued using it , might have been various positions I tried . Function wise it's a great post , might take a bit to get used to the lever coming from a Kronolog and KS 950. Actually I'm still on the fence .. Lbs will have a ks lev arriving in about 10 days will try that and make a decision .
    I was told that fox dropped their price on their posts by $100.00 this week

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    Doss review:dry vs wet weather

    here is my review and ideas about FOX DOSS post, very reliable but......
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    November 10, 2012 update:

    It is very sad to say but DOSS is not yet suitable for Pacific North West. This is a heartfelt conclusion as I really like the post.

    Here is why. After I changed cable and housing (see update below), I went for 3 rides in really really wet conditions, the way it rains on North Shore, 50-70mm in one day.

    After these three rides lever actuation became very very hard. It seems that the housing gets contaminated quickly and it is not feasible to change cable and housing after 3 eight k rides. Every time it is a $12 expense.

    My last attempt to alleviate this problem is installing Jagwire ferrule on the post that has a thin extension that prevents contamination. I also installed a piece of inner tube to cover the actuation mechanism on the seatpost hoping that it will deflect wet debris.

    I will post one last update after 3 rides or so.

    I hope FOX engineers will address this issue as the only good time to use the post is during a very short dry window here in the Pacific North West. This is a sad conclusion for me as I do want to believe in this product. The post itself works very very well....

    Oct 28, 2012 update:

    After about 15 rides in dry weather, it started raining heavily on North Shore. On my first ride in heavy rain I started feeling that I needed excessive pressure on the lever, especially when I wanted to lower the seat (not so much when I wanted to raise it). I changed the cable only, the problem persisted. I coped with the problem for 5 more rides. Big mistake! I changed cable and housing today. Actuation became very smooth.

    I need to find out how long this smooth actuation will be there before the problem reappears.

    Now that we are in the wet season and I have no idea about longevity of actuation mechanism in wet conditions. The design is such that water can easily enter the housing, that worries me a bit.

    How often do I change cable and housing riding in wet conditions? We shall see...

    Conclusion one: In dry weather, the post worked flawlessly.

    Since there is no long term DOSS testing info online I decided to keep the riding log where I start using BRAND NEW FOX DOSS post

    Trail: Bridal path on North Shore with some deviations. Length circa 8.500m. Elevation change 114m

    Average use of the post lever per ride 20+. Mileage is totaled with each entry. Rider's weight 240lb (too much)

    After Aug 16 I logged 15 rides in dry conditions, no problem.

    Today (beginning of October) however it was poring rain. 2/3 in the same ride the remote lever started feeling very heavy and required a lot of force when trying to raise the post from the lowest position. Moving into/from other positions felt normal as usual.

    I also noticed that the bracket on the seatpost that functions as a stop against which the post lever moves was a bit wobbly. Not sure if this is a problem. Remote lever has no problem and functions as usual.

    Ideas:

    Contamination of the post lever by dirt?

    Remote lever adjustment problem?

    Water?

    I will see next ride if the same behavior persists.

    Aug 3, 2012 Dry conditions 8,5km perfect function

    Aug 5, 2012 Dry conditions 17kmm perfect function

    Aug 8, 2012 Mild wet conditions, little mud spray on the post 25,5km perfect function

    Aug 10, 2012 Dry conditions 34 km post lowered itself from the highest to the middle position

    Aug 14, 2012 Very dry conditions 42.5 km perfect function

    Aug 16, 2012 Very dry conditions 51 km perfect function

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    Seal your ferules, lube your line, clean your post. If you stop to check your lines, you have time to wipe off water. I dont normally ride in the rain, its too cold here, but I dont mind when the grass is wet and occosional 'fender' type of ride would be cool. I'd take out the line, lube it up, reinstall, put wax or melt some rubber around the housing to keep it water tight. It's an air loaded post, it'll move just keep your lever in all weather condition!!

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    Use the whole Jagwire Ripcord kit, not just the ferrules. The cable is teflon coated and doesn't corrode like a normal cable, and the ferrules have seals on them. I run them for several YEARS between changes.

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    I might be getting one soon. Lbs have a crazy deal for a DOSS waiting for me. Hope i won't regret it.

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    Fox dropped the prices. My buddy just got one at Universal Cycles for $277 using their 15% web coupon.

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    One more observation about DOSS

    My initial impressions were also stellar! It is the wet weather that gives me a bit of grief. Also I noticed the following:
    I clamp the post in the same spot all the time and one day it would not return UP from the trail position. I followed troubleshooting instructions to no avail. Then for the heck of it I clamped the post at a DIFFERENT height at a DIFFERENT angle. The post returns perfectly!
    Is it possible that clamping in the same spot induces some sort of internals fatigue over time?
    Fox: pls make the actuation lever shielded, sealed, like Gravity Dropper or LEV or something like that. Seal it at the lever as well so it does not function as a funnel direting water in the housing. I had 3 rides in wet conditions with Jagwire ferrule and so far so good.

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    Planning to replace the stock cable and housing with Jagwire once i get my hands on one, should i get a Brake or Gear cable set for it?

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    Jagwire Ripcord derailleur cable set

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    I thought about getting one of tese until I saw what you paid for it. I have a fewother upgrades I will do before I buy one now. Thanks for the info though

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    About Jagwire hermetic sealing, i don't think it is possible. How will you pinch the wire at the seatpost, through the ripcord inner plastic housing? I don't think it will work for a number of reasons. Am I wrong? Will "Gore ride on" work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by igorgoga View Post
    About Jagwire hermetic sealing, i don't think it is possible. How will you pinch the wire at the seatpost, through the ripcord inner plastic housing? I don't think it will work for a number of reasons. Am I wrong? Will "Gore ride on" work?
    Huh? I don't see why it wouldn't work. They're just like normal cable/housing in design, just different materials and seals in the ferrules.

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    I'm thinking about getting a DOSS, I just wanted to check can the mount go below the bars on the left?

    I read a label on a box the other day that said, "Top Left/Bottom Right Lever". Until then I hadn't seen anything about specific remote versions mentioned like you get with a Reverb.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement View Post
    I'm thinking about getting a DOSS, I just wanted to check can the mount go below the bars on the left?

    I read a label on a box the other day that said, "Top Left/Bottom Right Lever". Until then I hadn't seen anything about specific remote versions mentioned like you get with a Reverb.
    Yes, will work. Left or right side, up or down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DexTan View Post
    Planning to replace the stock cable and housing with Jagwire once i get my hands on one, should i get a Brake or Gear cable set for it?
    Any gear cable/set will work. I am using Jagwire housing with Powrcorz gear cable to save some weight. Have been using this setup for over 6 months with zero issues


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    Ech.........fox dropper post. It'll need all its seals replaced in six months with moderate usage.

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    I think the price coming down is positive proof that these manufacturers charge what they think they can get for bicycle items. The Doss wasn't selling well so they dropped the price.

    Proof postivie that mtbers can speak with their wallets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whason View Post
    I think the price coming down is positive proof that these manufacturers charge what they think they can get for bicycle items. The Doss wasn't selling well so they dropped the price.

    Proof postivie that mtbers can speak with their wallets.
    I completely disagree. There's plenty of competition out there - At least 4 brands making them. But the R&D put into something like this is insane. They're more complex even than suspension forks because everything has to fit into a tiny seat post!

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    i was quite opposed to this, mainly the lever, but it is growing on me. if reliability proves good i may give it a go.

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    Maybe you're right, but what other reason to drop the price other than its not selling as well as expected?

    Quote Originally Posted by peanutaxis View Post
    I completely disagree. There's plenty of competition out there - At least 4 brands making them. But the R&D put into something like this is insane. They're more complex even than suspension forks because everything has to fit into a tiny seat post!
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    maybe the high price was to create hype? common marketing tactic. when it didn't take of like fox wanted they lowered the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    i was quite opposed to this, mainly the lever, but it is growing on me. if reliability proves good i may give it a go.
    Hehe, maybe fox knew that they are so notorious for useless seals that they went mechanical to avoid it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whason View Post
    Maybe you're right, but what other reason to drop the price other than its not selling as well as expected?
    It's better to drop the price and make less profit than have none sell and make a loss.

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    Friend has one and has been a maintenance disaster! seals and has a tendency to go down on it's own any given time.went back to a Reverb much more dependable and is a better product.I run a Reverb too works perfectly and use it daily!

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    I looked at these. Couldn't figure out why it costs so much though? I'm confused why any adjustable seatpost costs over 200$. I bought the Giant contact switch and its been totally reliable and does the same thing all the other posts do but for half the price.

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    taking a risk at putting one on my nomad. left it at my lbs yesterday as i'll be going out of town and will be back on monday. kinda anxious to see how it will go. and also, i asked my lbs to see if they can do something about the huge lever. x-fingers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DexTan View Post
    taking a risk at putting one on my nomad. left it at my lbs yesterday as i'll be going out of town and will be back on monday. kinda anxious to see how it will go. and also, i asked my lbs to see if they can do something about the huge lever. x-fingers!
    If you swap your front shifter to grip shift you can run the lever under the bar. It's much more comfortable.

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    Has anyone tried this post with a different lever? Would like to try one but only if I can put a smaller lever on the bike.

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    I wish Fox used this lever for the DOSS.
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    I tried an Epicon (suntour) fork remote but it's a no go. the throw on the suntour remote is too short and i can only go down to the TRAIL setting. would like to get my hands on remotes from KS and DNM to try em out.

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    I am going to run the DOSS on my Yeti 575 build (it will fit in with the other Fox components I am putting on).

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    I'm hoping someone who owns a DOSS can give me a measurement. What I'm looking for is typically called the "insertion length" (yeah ha-ha) measured from top or bottom of collar to bottom of (black) inserted end....I realize there is an air valve too but don't think this would be an issue. Also not sure if the 125mm and 100mm will have a different measurement but would likely get a 100mm version. Thanks

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    these look like they have a lot of potential for problems but cool product. I would like to have one of these one day.

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    DOSS post with a XTR Left shifter!!!
    I noticed Jared Graves had that setup recently at Punta Ala. `

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    Is it possible to buy different diameter external tube to change 31.6 to 30.9?

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    I'm thinking to get this fox doss or reverb 2013. So you have any problems if you use it in extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain or if its covered with mud, does it affect the reliability and durability?

    Also how long is the cable the comes with it and why did you use the jagwire instead of the stock wire that comes with this fox doss?

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    I've had one for close to a year now. It saw a ton of mud use last winter with no ill effects. The cable that came with mine was plenty long enough for both my medium AM and DH bikes (I switch it between bikes).

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    my Fox DOSS arrive this morning. It took me 1.5 hrs to install, because I had difficulties internally route the cable inside my frame, but the actual installation of remote, cable, seatpost took only 15 mins.

    This seatpost is superb I really like the quality and I guess the durability. The only problem the return is too fast even though I pump 10psi only. I might reduce further once I use it on the trail .

    This seatpost is better than Rock Shox reverb.
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    Anybody know about maintaining these. I have two of them, and with the weather change I had to add air to them to get them to rise all the way up. Not a problem, but when I let a little air out a bunch of dirty liquid came out too.

    Is this oil? Does it need to be changed? I don't use water to clean my bike, so I'm not sure what it is. BTW, Six months on each and love them, best seatpost I have had.

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    Yr or 2 down the road how are everyones DOSS posts holding up?
    Anyone manage to open one/service theirs at home DIY?

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    Still running perfect. When it got really cold last winter I needed to add a little air to compensate but that's it. Haven't needed to open it. I'd think you'd need a LOT of cycles before you need to service.

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    Its really weird, this post seems to be flying well under the radar, doesn't appear to be very popular for whatever reason, not many people discussing it apart from when it was launched. I can't find any people having major issues with them and apart from the odd DOA the very opposite seems to be true, they are rock solid and need very little maintenance. A good few DOSS people seem to be coming from hydraulic KS or Reverbs and having had many failures there try the DOSS and sail on hassle free. Major website reviews all seem to give the post flying colours.

    The major nag seems to be the huge ungainly lever and the lack of infinite travel, both which after using people enjoy, just not the levers looks but the 2 stop functionality seems to be a win. The 2 stop design is also what makes the post so rugged.

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    The lever position sucks if you run a front trigger shifter. If you run 1x or use a grip shift for the front derailleur it's awesome (this is what I do, gripshift for the front derailleur, trigger for the rear).

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    With the weather change I noticed my post is not popping up like it used to. How much air pressure should I put in the canister?

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