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    Will Gravity Dropper ever go aesthetically modern?

    In the search for a dropper post, I think the GD is the only way to go. However, it's fugly. The boot, the all black color, the cable entrance.
    I don't think they should change they're tried and true mechanical system, but how is everyone else getting away without a boot? Besides, the GD's are spring loaded right? How important is the seal then anyways?

    I know I'm being vain, but that thing is too ugly. I like the raw finnish and industrial lines of my 5 Spot, but those GD's take the industrial look to another level that's beyond me.

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    The other droppers look good with a return address label on them.

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    You can either have a hot wife or a smart one... your call

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    Embrace the boot!!! I have come to love that goofy-ass accordion cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumblemumble View Post
    In the search for a dropper post, I think the GD is the only way to go. However, it's fugly. The boot, the all black color, the cable entrance.
    I don't think they should change they're tried and true mechanical system, but how is everyone else getting away without a boot? Besides, the GD's are spring loaded right? How important is the seal then anyways?

    I know I'm being vain, but that thing is too ugly. I like the raw finnish and industrial lines of my 5 Spot, but those GD's take the industrial look to another level that's beyond me.

    Rainy day rant. Thanks for listening.
    Mr P is right. I've owned the specialized and Crank Bro's and they suck ass. Gravity Droppers are simple, they work and are easy to maintain.
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    Fox DOSS? coming soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by therollex View Post
    Fox DOSS? coming soon...
    I heard it Is impossible to get full travel from the fox posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    I heard it Is impossible to get full travel from the fox posts
    Schnap.
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

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    I'm a hydraulics engineer and I refuse to run anything but the GD.

    Just take the boot off if. I say it's precautionary at best. Mine got tore up pretty good the first week I had it. Haven't been running it ever since then no probs at all. 2 fulll seasons w/out a rebuild. Cable changes only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    I heard it Is impossible to get full travel from the fox posts
    Kick Ass! Oh, and no doubt.

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    I guess I'm different. I've run every major brand of dropper post other than the Rockshox (currently have a KS on my Turner and an XFusion on my 29er). The GD -- aside from being ugly and the cheap remote -- is the only one I've ever had problems with. Had two different posts, both had minor issues (seat won't drop, won't stay dropped, won't come back up) throughout their lives. Buddy has those same issues with his GD.

    Haven't had any issues with the other brands. The Command Post was the best of the lot, though the KS integrated remote is very nice.

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    Fairly long history with GD here. Got an early one in 2004 broke it after a year. Broke its replacement a year later and have had no problems for 5 years with the third one (lives on my Fat bike now). GD has the advantage of being on the market longer and making adjustments to improve their product. I bought a second GD almost two years ago and have been hammering it on my 10 Spot with no issues. Excellent CS from GD – replaced the early broken ones no questions asked. Never tried the others.

    Don’t notice the ugliness anymore.

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    I've owned 3 GDs and never had one break or need a rebuild. That being said, I don't own a GD anymore. I moved onto the KS i950 (recently sold) and have a Reverb. As much as I liked the GD, I was never crazy about the action of the post required to lower/raise the post. I could live with that, but I also never liked the remote. If GD would modernize the remote and possibly change the turbo design to match the classic, I would use it.

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    I think an attempt to "modernize" the GD was called the All Mountain Post.
    It was short lived.

    I guess I don't look between my legs enough when I ride to have an issue with the rubber boot. I've had one GD fail on me; the remote mechanism came unglued from the post. That's it. I was sorted in a matter of days and even had an opportunity to upgrade to the 5in post for a nominal fee. Top notch customer service.

    I've run a host of others, the speedball, the joplin (both of which share the same design flaws); the reverb and the AMP and I'm really done trying. GD is simple, reliable and a cinch to maintain. The best thing; compared to all other posts, is that the side to side play is minimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louiffe1 View Post
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    So wrong
    lets not make it a religion, it is recreation

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    Don't worry, it'll be real sexy looking when that black, ribbed, rubber, boot is covered in sweat between your legs!

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