DT Swiss just announced an alloy version of the interesting “upside down” D 232 dropper post, the sibling model of the pricey carbon D 232 ONE Dropper Post. Like the D 232 ONE, the D 232 alloy offers 60mm travel and a fully mechanical system that’s touted to be reliable and easy to maintain. Most interesting, the D 232 offers the prospect of mounting a bikepacking seatpost strap without the use of a Wolf Tooth Valais, ensuring full use of the dropper’s travel. The alloy D 232 is $180 cheaper than the ONE model and is made of aluminum, which means that it weighs 60 grams more than the carbon version. Find specs below…
The Upside Down design features fully mechanical system with spring-driven release mechanism. This eliminates the need for bleeding or cartridge replacement. We’re quite curious as to how much power the spring mechanism has. Here are the specs from DT Swiss.
- TRAVEL 60mm
- DIAMETER OPTIONS 27.2mm, 30.9mm
- ADJUSTMENT STEPS 2 (up and down)
- TOTAL LENGTH 400mm
- OFFSET 0mm
- STOPPING MECHANISM Mechanical
- ACTUATION TYPE Mechanical with shifting cable
- Weight ~ 416 g
- REMOTE TYPE L1 STAGELESS 16.9 g Aluminum
- Price 335 EUR / $369 USD
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