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    What dropper post for winter???????

    Hey guys, I am looking for a winter dropper.
    What I tried before:
    - Reverb: died at -20c
    -Fox transfer: : died at -20c
    -E13 trs: had many problems, spring was too soft etc
    -Specialized command post: current. It’s not smooth and hate the 4 positions, sometimes it get jammed in beetween 2 notches..

    Basically, I want to know if there is a post as smooth as the Fox Transfer but holds in -30celcius temps.
    Needs to be internally routed and infinite adjustment. Not 3-4 positions, hate that.

    Any thoughts??

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    Giant. I use mine down to -40c no problems. And they are cheap. They only come in 30.9 but work fine on 31.6 with a shim.

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    You want mechanical and easily rebuildable. I'm running a transfer, but I already killed it once about 2 weeks after I got it. I run bikeyoke revives on my other bike and they are absolutely mind-blowingly good. Would they work in cold temps? I don't know, the coldest I get with them is about -10c. While riding they work great, but you do run into a little issue bringing them in from the cold, if you leave the post full-up it is real hard to actuate the lever when the post warms up, so you are advised to leave the post partially compressed when changing temp/environments. It's only a little annoying, but the greater the difference, the bigger of an issue this becomes, making me think this is not the best post for extreme cold. PacNW is mechanical right? Mechanical and user-serviceable/rebuildable are the most important things IMO.
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    PNW does have a coil-spring dropper, yes. I’ll be putting one on my fatbike this winter.

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    BikeYoke Divine SL has held up fine down to -28c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    PNW does have a coil-spring dropper, yes. I’ll be putting one on my fatbike this winter.
    I had a PNW Cascade on my old Farley. Always worked well but I rarely rode below 20* f

    Bought another one for my new Farley.
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    My Brand-X has been trouble free for 1.5 years on my fatty. Simple and inexpensive.

    I have a Reverb that came on my FS and notice it slowing in the winter but I try not to under 10 degrees.

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    I've had the Giant and the Bontrager down to about -20*f. Both worked fine.

    Both seem to use the same replaceable cartridge.

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    Bontrager Line Dropper for me too, no issues at all. (-20ºC)
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    SDG Tellis works great at low temps. I believe it's similar to the Giant and a couple others.

    Cheap and easy to replace cartridge. Very light action lever.
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    I've frequently run my Crank Brothers Highline down to -25C (-15F) with no issue. It's a great post overall.

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    My criteria would include reliability shown over at least two seasons of sub-freezing temps
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    Thanks guys!!


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    I used a PNW Cascade 150mm 30.9 external last winter and had no issues with the cold down to single digits on a few occasions.

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    Anyone use the pnw ranier?




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