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    External Routed Droppers

    Ah yes, the seemingly never answered question, can I use an internally routed dropper post on an externally routed frame.

    I have a 2011 stumpy, and I have the original dropper post on there still, and it's days are quickly coming to an end. And with the snow finally melted off of the trails, I wanna ride.

    With new technology, internally routed droppers look nicer, and often times work much better than old, external ones. So, how can I put an internally routed dropper on my bike?

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    Drill a hole in your frame for the cable exit.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Impetus View Post
    Drill a hole in your frame for the cable exit.






    ...donít do this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan_van View Post
    Ah yes, the seemingly never answered question, can I use an internally routed dropper post on an externally routed frame.

    I have a 2011 stumpy, and I have the original dropper post on there still, and it's days are quickly coming to an end. And with the snow finally melted off of the trails, I wanna ride.

    With new technology, internally routed droppers look nicer, and often times work much better than old, external ones. So, how can I put an internally routed dropper on my bike?

    Thanks!
    Really? Has this question been asked before, like many times, and never answered? How would you imagine this working?


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    There are really good options for externally routed posts now. Check out the PNW components Cascade post or the Brand X Ascend II post. The cable actuates at the seal head, not the seat clamp, so the cable does't travel up and down with seat, and won't be a hazard to getting caught in your wheel.

    If you want internally routed, you'll need to drill a hole in your frame.

    ...don't do that.

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    That's my big problem is the mounting mechanism at the seat head. I will definitely take a look at those. Thanks a bunch!

    And I won't drill a hole in my frame. Cuz you guys did make it pretty clear...

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    Iím kinda in the same boat. Actually Iím just going to rebuild my old externally routed dropper.

    I was going to get a newer internally routed dropper and drill a hole in my frame for it.

    Nah, I wonít do that.
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    My old frame had external route for the seatpost, but I wanted an internal routed dropper... no, I didn't drilled my frame, I just routed the cable thru the BB.
    If you are using 1x and your frame used to be 3x with internal routing, check if you call route the dropper cable thru the BB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan_van View Post
    Ah yes, the seemingly never answered question, can I use an internally routed dropper post on an externally routed frame.

    I have a 2011 stumpy, and I have the original dropper post on there still, and it's days are quickly coming to an end. And with the snow finally melted off of the trails, I wanna ride.

    With new technology, internally routed droppers look nicer, and often times work much better than old, external ones. So, how can I put an internally routed dropper on my bike?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan_van View Post
    That's my big problem is the mounting mechanism at the seat head. I will definitely take a look at those. Thanks a bunch!

    And I won't drill a hole in my hole. Cuz you guys did make it pretty clear...

    ...don't do that
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    Gravity Dropper has made external routed for a long time. It is the most reliable dropper out there and easy to maintain yourself. If budget is an issue, check Pink bike for a used GD.

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    Love my brand X ascend II. Works flawless every time.

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    Brand-X Ascend II is a good suggestion, value for money, and cable is attached at collar rather than the head.


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