The FSA Flowtron is FSA’s second attempt at creating a reliable dropper post. This is a proper ground-up revamp with all new internals and a neat new lever.
The latest X-Fusion Manic is the latest in a long line of X-Fusion droppers and it’s available in 125mm and 150mm drop for only £200.
Specialized has a long dropper post heritage and has evolved its range to the point where the latest Specialized Command IRCC dropper is pretty bombproof.
Available in a multitude of shapes and sizes, the RockShox Reverb isn’t the original dropper, but it’s definitely the most successful.
For such a huge brand, Shimano was pretty slow to launch a dropper post, but here's the component sub-brand Pro Koryak dropper.
Fresh for 2018 is the all-new Manitou Jack dropper for £300. It’s a collaboration between the engineers at component brand Answer and Manitou.
A proprietary and patent-protected roller-clutch bearing design resists stanchion (and saddle) twist on the KS Lev Integra dropper post.
The Fox Transfer is infinitely adjustable throughout its travel. It features internal cable routing and, on this Factory version, a gold Kashima coating.
Crank Brothers Highline is a totally new design. Crank Brothers are so confident about the performance that it’s offering a three-year guarantee.
The Bike Yoke Revive is stunning, well made, easy to use and the most versatile post out there. It’s also lightweight and reliable.
The Brand X Ascend dropper post comes direct from Chain Reaction for the bargain price of £120 (at time of writing this review).
The USE Helix is the first dropper post the British component brand has produced. The Helix is available in a standard 125mm drop or a whopping 165mm.
E13 TRS+ dropper is killer value, fully serviceable and, in the long term, may be more reliable than a conventional post, but the function feels dated.
It’s taken RockShox quite a while to come up with a compatible remote for the Reverb. It has done a great job but it’s expensive.
The BMC Trailsync is a revolutionary new dropper post from BMC that automatically flips between suspension settings as you change your saddle height.
The Bontrager Drop Line dropper post is typical of the vast majority of Bontrager’s products — good value, well made, easy to use and fully serviceable.
The FSA dropper post’s action, thanks to sealed cartridge internals, was beautifully smooth, and during testing never stuck or hesitated, no matter where it was set in the travel.
At £30 it’s a no-brainer in terms of what it can add to your ride experience, and if you want to save a few grams, there’s a carbon version available…
The Rockshox Reverb revolutionised riding when it was first released, and since then the level of drop on offer has slowly increased up to the current maximum of 170mm, which…
Compared to a Reverb, the Easton Haven is similar in weight and ride height, but has less play