You want the increased control a dropper post gives you but you had to give up your Thomson post to have it. Not any longer, you can put your Thomson post back on the bike! Our cartridge based system is designed to have the longest service life in the industry. If repair is needed it is fast, affordable and simple. Every single component is the best available. Custom made Norglide bearing bushings, custom made Trelleborg O-Rings and seals, Thomson saddle clamps and fasteners, Motul Oil. This is the drop post good enough to be called a Thomson Elite.
Side mount of actuation mechanism means we can keep all the critical dimensions of the Thomson Elite cradle, bolt and clamp geometry. One piece forged inner post for strength and reliability, no joint to loosen and fail. Actuation is by cam so rider gets smooth, variable speed and height without resorting to a complicated, damage prone hydraulic actuator; no bleeding required.
Return speed is damped in the last 15mm of upward travel to be gentle on your “seating” area!
5 inches/125mm of infinite travel.
5mm of setback.
592 grams including remote lever, housing and cable. Passes EN fatigue and strength test for seatpost. Lighter dropper posts do not!
The smallest most ergonomic remote lever available. Short throw for quick height changes.
Optional under saddle lever available.
You can put your Thomson post back on now.
|Model Number||Seatpost Description||Size||Retail Price|
|DP-E101||30.9 x 400mm, 125mm travel Elite Dropper Post w/ bar mount remote||592 g||$449.95|
|DP-E102||31.6 x 400mm, 125mm travel Elite Dropper Post w/ bar mount remote||592 g||$449.95|
|DP-A001||Under Saddle Actuation Lever||10 g||$29.95|
|DP-A002||Bar Mount Remote Lever||15 g||$39.95|
A – Yes it is. You can ride with the saddle at any point in the 125mm travel range.
Q – What colors are available?
A – The post is available in Black.
Q – What tools will I need to install the post?
A – You need a 2.5mm Allen wrench to install the bar mounted remote lever. You need a 2mm Allen wrench to tighten the cable set screw and you need a 4mm Allen wrench to install and tighten your saddle. You also need cable and housing cutters.
Q – Can I flip my bike upside down with the dropper installed?
A – Our post is back flip approved. You may also flip the bike upside down for trail side service.
Q – Can I have a lever under the saddle?
A – The under the saddle lever is an optional accessory. The dropper comes standard with a bar mounted remote lever. You may remove the bar mount lever and purchase and install the under the saddle lever if you choose.
Q – Can I cut the post to make it shorter?
A – No. The post is a piece of suspension. Cutting will cause the post to fail and may lead to injury.
Q – What are the critical dimensions I should know?
A – You must be able to insert at least 100mm of post into your frame to have room to use this post. If you only insert 100mm in the frame 300mm will be exposed. 212mm is the most you can insert. 185mm will be exposed at a minimum. See detailed specifications drawing above.
Q – Can you change the drop or rise speed?
A – No. Our drop and rise speed is fixed at .3 meter per second.
Q – What do the individual parts weigh?
A – The post by itself weighs 515g. The remote lever, housing and cable weigh 77g. The under the saddle lever weighs 10g. A complete post with remote weighs 592g. A complete post with under the saddle lever weighs 525g.
Q – Will you make a 27.2 drop post? What about Stealth?
A – Yes. We are working on a 27.2 dropper style post. Prototypes have been built and testing has started. Shipments will begin in June of 2014. Our “covert” dropper with internal cable routing will be available in the Spring of 2014.
Q – Does your post provide saddle setback?
A – Yes. 5mm of setback is built into the seatpost.
Q – How should I clean my dropper?
A – Use warm water and dish soap and a sponge or rag to clean your post. Do not use high pressure spray. Rinse by hand with clear water. Dry and apply a silicone based spray such as Pedro’s Bike Lust to all surfaces.
Q – I am having install trouble. What is wrong?
A – The post is easy to install. The remote cable and housing is trickier. You must use cable and housing cutters to shorten the cable and housing. Any burrs on the housing ends will cause cable friction. If you zip tie the housing to the frame too tightly, you can restrict cable movement. If the cable tension is too low the post will not drop. If too high, it will not stay down. If you don’t have the tools and/or are not a great mechanic, please let a shop do the install.
This warranty does not cover damage from crashing, abuse, modification or improper installation. Thomson defines abuse as using a product outside its intended design. If you believe you have a warranty claim return your product to Thomson for evaluation. Please include the original receipt from the authorized seller. Auction based websites are not authorized sellers of new Thomson products.
If you do not have your original receipt warranty is from date of manufacture.
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