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    STI controlled CX dropper

    Just thought I'd post this hack. The dropper is a 75mm command post that is controlled by the front STI lever. Ignore my commuting light setup...

    Next level or unnecessary weight?

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    Re: STI controlled CX dropper

    Probably unnecessary weight for racing but bad as hell for road ish rides that end up on mountain bike trails
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    I like the idea. First step is getting them on XC race bikes. Then we can talk about CX.

    What I would like is the ability to bunny hop big barriers. Not a ton of techy descents or corners in CX, but a lowered seat is beneficial in ALL corners and descents.
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    Oh yeah, and integration into the STI lever is pretty sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    Oh yeah, and integration into the STI lever is pretty sweet.
    There are certainly plenty of European courses where a dropper would be helpful. Zolder, Zonhoven, Lueven, Diegem. but the added weight would keep them out.

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    I really like the idea, steep descents would be so much easier. How is it integrated into the lever? I can't work it out.

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    Hogdog;10720731How is it integrated into the lever? I can't work it out.
    The lever has been modified (reversibly) so that it no longer catches when you upshift. This gives you the momentary cable pull needed to unlock the post.

    It does mean you lose your FD though.
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    Brilliant! I may have to steal that idea

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