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    dropper post?

    Anyone using a dropper post on their fatbike? I have bought one used,but starting to think do i need it.

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    Re: dropper post?

    I hear they are great in the snow for when you are starting off on an uphill. Much easier to get centered and moving if the seat is out of the way. I use it constantly on my trail bike and plan to get one eventually for the fatty as well.

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    Re: dropper post?

    I use a basic mechanical one on my fat bike. I ride all of my bikes the same way. I don't have a fat bike mode. I'm always looking for boulders, logs, and step ups to ride, so it makes sense for me to have it. Definitely sees more use in the summer, and in non heavy snow conditions.

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    Good arguements there.just have to put on the fatty then

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    I have one on my mukluk. I'm sold! I could see for winter riding just as many benefits as summer trail riding. For me just the ability to get the seat out of the way for aggressive cornering and switchbacks makes it worth it. Getting your center of gravity as low as possible has really changed the way you can throw these massive tires around the trail. I dont think I could go back now!

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    Yes very useful if you live in the mountains, ride steep stuff etc. Totally worth the small weight penalty.

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    Just put it on
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    Sorry,wrong way

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    I run a Command post on my Fatboy. VERY useful.
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    I have a Command Post on my Fatboy, but I want to get a Reverb, I like the variable drop better than the defined drop of the Command Post.

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    I had a Reverb for a while and I was always messing with the height. Never seemed to get it in the right spot for trail riding. I actually like the defined CP setting.
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    If you're going to be doing very cold weather riding, non-hydraulics posts keep working happily compared to hydraulic.

    Dropper posts FTW, I can barely do technical anything without them, fat or not.
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    yeah when I ride a bike with a solid post I feel really awkward in the technical stuff. I have really long legs and I like being able to lower my center of gravity in certain situations.

    I actually think dropper posts are better in varied terrain than in mountainous terrain - I ascend and descend the same 3-400' of elevation over and over during a ride, so I move my seat up and down a lot. I need to count it sometime, but I'll bet it's more than 50 during an average ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terp View Post
    I hear they are great in the snow for when you are starting off on an uphill. Much easier to get centered and moving if the seat is out of the way. I use it constantly on my trail bike and plan to get one eventually for the fatty as well.
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    If I had to choose between a dropper and a Bluto, i might go dropper! That's how useful I find them.
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    I put a KS-LEV on my 9:Zero:7 and don't see going back to a standard post, ever.

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    I just put a Reverb on my On One Fatty and am excited to try it out. Due to the sloping top tube of this bike I have a lot of seatpost showing and it can be awkward through the technical trying to get behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    If you're going to be doing very cold weather riding, non-hydraulics posts keep working happily compared to hydraulic.

    Dropper posts FTW, I can barely do technical anything without them, fat or not.
    I recommend a non hydraulic post for winter use as well. The return action on my LEV is very slow in freezing temps.

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    Here's my two cents, which probably has a street value of about half that . . .

    I have a 2012 Fuel EX 8 that I put a dropper post on shortly after I bought it. I can honestly say that there is no other bike accessory that I have ever bought that I have adapted to and that has become 'can't live without' so quickly. It was like, 7 minutes. Or 3, maybe.

    Everyone lives in different places and rides different terrain, and that makes a huge difference as to how you feel about these contraptions. I'm in Spokane and we have some good steeps where I ride and it's just rad to be able to get that damned saddle outta your way so you can get your weight back when you're descending. It's a luxury that I've decided I don't want to live without. It's a reverb and I'm adjusting it all the time, to all different heights, and I love it.

    In late 2011, I bought an orange 9:Zero:7. I didn't know jack about what fatbikes were, or could do, or anything, but I was really stoked and rode it a lot, in all seasons. It was experimentation of the best kind, and what I found, to my surprise, was that I spent way more time on it in harder surfaces than in the softer ones. Not that I didn't have fun in the soft, though.

    The 9:Zero:7 was kind of like my first girlfriend and then I started getting the wandering eye about all the other chicks that were out there and the beautiful music we could make together. I dumped my first girlfriend this spring, right after Sea Otter exposed the sexy bombshells.

    I knew I wanted to go after a fat trailbike. Hard. And I'm all in on the Bucksaw, doing everything I can to get one in my hands as soon as possible. It comes with a dropper and there's NO WAY that this bike, with the way I envision using it, is NOT gonna have one.

    At the same time, the Bucksaw is not gonna be a good winter or sand bike. And honestly, I don't think I want to expose this expensive bike to some of those harsh elements. Both are pretty productive in terms of corroding gear.

    So I ordered a BD Lurch, so that I can play in both those elements with some sacrificial hardware that also has way more flotation. There is no way I am putting a $300 dropper on a $900 bike, to ride in those scenarios. It just wouldn't make any sense in terms of the benefit I would get from it.

    Others, who live in different enviros, with different lengths of seasons, will surely have different opinions.

    Lots of good perspective and info on this thread already. Good luck with your decision.

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    Thanks to everyone thinks this thread Will help anyone Who is sitting on the fence :-)

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    I use the fatbikes year round for trails etc, so dropper post is on all 3 of them.

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    I've been having the same questions, never ridden with one but I'm in an area where it's overall pretty flat and non-technical, at least locally. Thanks for the insight in the thread.

    How much use would it be on the fatbike for winter - singletrack, trails, anywhere else on a fairly flat terrain?

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    Reverb on my kona wo.. Had to remove the switch so i can pass the line thru the frame.. Had to bleed system after

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    Quote Originally Posted by av8or View Post
    Reverb on my kona wo.. Had to remove the switch so i can pass the line thru the frame.. Had to bleed system after
    This is what I did on my fatty with the dual top tube but since I do not run a FD, I dropped it through there then ran it on the right side up the empty line vs with the RD line. Since it's a fluid vs mechanical there really is not too much issue with constricting it nor does it really.
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    Interesting hearing the recommendation for cable vs hydraulic posts. I've had my cabled KS freeze on me once before, right at the top of the cable run where it meets the lever, under the saddle. Wet snow & ice froze the whole lever solid & I couldn't use it for most of the ride.

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    sold my wo and bought a fatboy.. first upgrade, another bnew reverb dropper seatpost.. couldn't transfer the reverb from the wo to the fatboy.. different seatpost diameter.. anyone need a 31.6mm left let me know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalamath View Post
    Interesting hearing the recommendation for cable vs hydraulic posts. I've had my cabled KS freeze on me once before, right at the top of the cable run where it meets the lever, under the saddle. Wet snow & ice froze the whole lever solid & I couldn't use it for most of the ride.
    I was talking about hydraulic internals of the post itself. Not the remote actuator mechanism. I could totally see what you mean about the possibility of the cable freezing. I've had that happen to various internal gear hubs.

    Hydraulic posts still do work in cold, just... much slower.
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    Yes.


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    What kind of Non-Hydraulic dropper post do I look for to put on my FatBoy?
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    definitely need a dropper post
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    To be a soothing voice of reason;

    Dear John, this thread has been dragged back 5 years after having the last nail in the coffin. You have summoned an unholy beast which cannot be put back in the depths of it's slumber without you buying a non hydraulic, or possibly a hydraulic dropper post. The choice is yours, choose wisely.

    Just make sure it rises at sunset, and lowers at sunrise, and we shall all sleep a little better tonight. The fate of the world is in your hands, my dear John.

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