As I stated in our Bikepacking Gear That Lasts roundup, there aren’t too many dropper posts I trust for a long trip. I’ve killed droppers from five or six other brands at this point. However, we’ve had really good luck with latest Fox Transfer.
We brought two along on the Baja Divide, and then to Oaxaca, and even put a ton of miles on them before and after that. They’re both still going strong with no service. Today, Fox just updated the SL version of the Transfer. And while I haven’t tried it, it looks promising. Find details on the new Fox Transfer SL below.
Starting at 327g, the revamped Fox Transfer SL is 25% lighter than the standard Transfer post. Fox claims that this makes it the lightest mainstream dropper on the market. The Transfer SL has lever options for drop bars, flat bars, and 2x front shifters. Here are the full specs from Fox:
- NEW lightweight design
- NEW Windows in lower post allow cable clamp/slack to be pulled frompost side for compatibility with GRX-style dropper lever, and minimizeextracable housing length
- 2-position mechanical post that locks at the top and bottom only
- Longer travel configurations offer an increased exposed length for taller riders
- Shorter travel configurations offer shorter total length for smaller riders
- Coil spring for consistent return performance—Internal routing only
- 27.2, 30.9 and 31.6mm diameters
- Expanded 50, 70, 75,100, 125 and 150mm drop options to suit gravel, XC and traildisciplines
- 70-85deg seat angles are supported
- 7mm and 7×9 ‘Ob-round’ saddle rails supported
- 1x lever is Matchmaker, Shimano GRX, and I-SPEC EV compatible
- Available in Factory and Performance Elite Series(Factory post includes Ti hardware for additional 10g weight savings)
- MSRP: $399 USD (Factory) / $329 USD (Performance Elite)ALL-NEW TRANSFER SL
Find details over at RideFox.com.
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