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    Jet 9 RDO Dropper Seat cable routing?

    What path are you guys using for the cable routing on your dropper seatposts?
    Post up some pic's if you have them.

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    There you go
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    Mine is cable tied to the brake hose.
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    Thanks guys.
    I have the same seatpost and Frame
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    Jet 9 RDO Dropper Seat cable routing?-image.jpg

    Old thread, but I used it as a reference, so wanted to chime in my results.

    I used Problem Solver stick on cable guides for my external RS Reverb routing. The hose was cut for a previous bike, so routing along the rear brake cable wasn't an option. I'm happy with how it turned out.

    $11 for a pack of 5 stick-on cable guides (only needed three) was cheaper & easier than a new control hose.
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    Another option..
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    No pics as I'm away but cable tied to the brake hose like Muzzanic did then vertically up to the post (Thomson Elite Dropper). I found this looked the neatest route without resorting to sticky cable guides

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Mine is tied to the brake hose as well.

    That last one is pretty cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohfugit View Post

    That last one is pretty cool!
    Yes but the fact that it may void warranty, Is why I wouldn't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohfugit View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Mine is tied to the brake hose as well.

    That last one is pretty cool!
    Thanks!

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    Hi!

    I'm also thinking about installing a seat dropper on my JET9 RDO.
    As i'm not really fond about exterior cable installation, I would like to route the cables internally. Does someone know if you can install a RockShox reverb stealth and routing the cable through the headset hole? (I'm having one free because of XX1)

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    Bump - anybody? anybody? Niner Bikes, perhaps you could chime in here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elbaceever View Post
    Hi!

    I'm also thinking about installing a seat dropper on my JET9 RDO.
    As i'm not really fond about exterior cable installation, I would like to route the cables internally. Does someone know if you can install a RockShox reverb stealth and routing the cable through the headset hole? (I'm having one free because of XX1)
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    Jet 9 RDO Dropper Seat cable routing?

    If it's like a RIP9RDO its not possible. The suspension pivot that's in the seat tube blocks any access to the bb area. I know from experienced as I tried hard to force a cable down the seat tube, but couldn't get past this suspension pivot.

    Now using a LEV & if you run no FD derailer, then you can run it half way internally than exit out he BB shell. The only problem is you need a good cable & housing, because of the length. A cheap cable & housing will be hard to push.


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    mtbbiker, any pics. of your Dropper installation?

    Thanks

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    I think w a RIP9 RDO the best you can do if you want to route through the extra headset hole would be to route to the downtube entry (for the front der cable that you dont have) and enter there. I contemplated it, but am not sure I have enough housing on my RS Reverb. And I'd have to take it apart to feed to housing through and then refill/bleed the hydraulics.

    That wouldnt get you entirely internal, you'd have a loop down from the seat to roughly the area of the front der.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich24 View Post
    mtbbiker, any pics. of your Dropper installation?

    Thanks
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    The Bottom Bracket area on the RIP 9 RDO is very different on the JET 9 RDO. So this probably wouldn't work. Plus the JET 9 RDO is BB30, and there's nearly zero clearance for the cable itself, let alone the housing. Something I will explore on my next tear down though. Doubt the cable could make sure a tight diameter turn if you could get it out of the BB shell.

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    So here's what my 2014 Niner Jet 9 Frame looks like inside the seat tube. The red lines on wither side represent the rear linkage rocker and the axle that goes thru the frame. This part you can clearly see in the picture, but the seat tube is open behind it (towards the rear wheel) all the way down to the bottom bracket tube. I used a washer on a string and made sure it got all the way down there... which it does.

    Unfortunately the bottom bracket tube is SOLID. No access to/from the seat tube whatso ever. Nor is the top tube accessible from the seat tube either. So if you run an "internal" style dropper... your going to have to drill out a hole somewhere on the seat tube down low (the post and cable will go pretty far down there... near the rear linkage rocker on my size Large frame) then follow existing brake line, zip tie, etc to get back to the bars.

    Another idea is to drill an exit hole on the seat tube. Then an entry hole on the down tube to get back inside (like the rear derailleur hosing does) and still utilize the head badge. Multiple holes required for that, and some rubber grommets.

    Still deciding how far I want to take this. Internal or External, I want to use the head badge ports... so there's going to be at least (1) new hole somewhere.


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    Maybe the best case scenario (or something close to this with grommets) for an internal dropper installation. Means cutting into the frame twice.

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