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OneUp 27.2mm Dropper lands for Gravel & XC plus Drop Bar Remote

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OneUp Components are looking to accomodate Gravel and XC riders with a 27.2mm version of their proven V2 Dropper Post. It is available in 90mm and 120mm drop lengths, and can be purchased alone, or with OneUp’s new V3 dropper remote with the new 31.8mm clamp for drop bars.

OneUp 27.2mm Dropper Post and Drop Bar Remote

Until recently, OneUp’s V2 Dropper Seat Post was only available in 30.9mm, 31.6mm and 34.9mm seat post diameters. Now, the Squamish-based brand are expanding compatibility to Gravel and XC frames with the addition of a 27.2mm diameter version.

The cable-actuated dropper is one of the most compact on the market, claiming to offer the shortest stack height and shortest total length of any post with the same travel, stating that “no other post can get your saddle lower”. I run the 31.6mm 150mm drop V2 on my enduro bike, and can easily recommend it for its smooth action, reliability and serviceability. The 27.2mm announced today features the very same internals, packaged into a smaller space to fit the narrower seat tubes of gravel and XC mountain bikes.

oneup 27.2mm dropper gravel cable operated with remote The OneUp 27.2mm dropper post is quite competitive on weight, with the 90mm drop version weighing a claimed 377g. The 120mm drop version has a claimed weight of 435g.

Total length of the 90mm and 120mm posts is 340mm and 410mm, respectively. That’s even shorter than the 50mm and 75mm drop Reverb AXS XPLR posts which are wireless, despite the latter’s absence of an actuation assembly at the base of the post. Unlike the rest of the range, the 27.2mm dropper’s drop length is not shimmable to different drop lengths.

oneup dropper remote v3 with 31.8mm clamp for drop bar

While a number of brands offer a drop bar-specific remote that can be actuated from the drops or the hoods (like Enve), OneUp are keeping it simple for now, pairing their latest V3 Remote with a 31.8mm clamp. Thus, it can only be actuated from the tops of a drop bar.

oneup v3 dropper remote

I’ve been running that V3 Remote on my enduro bike for around a month now, and am so far very pleased with the easy feel of the lever, and the grip offered by the thumb pad. That thumb pads is interchangeable, by the way. You can choose from one of seven colors when you place your order. The back of the thumb pad has a little cut-out into which you can slot the cable, which could be useful if you don’t have a cable-end crimp to hand.

Pricing & Availability

Competitive in terms of its dimensions and its weight, the OneUp V2 27.2mm dropper is also fairly reasonably priced at $199.50 USD. It’s not cheap by any means, but comes away looking quite attractive when you compare it with the $633 USD price tag of the Reverb AXS XPLR (granted, that one is wireless). There are more affordable 27.2mm droppers on the market (PNW’s Rainier, for example) but none that offer quite as impressive a drop length-to-overall length ratio as the OneUp V2.

The post is fully serviceable and rebuildable; a rebuild kit including seal, bushes and pins will set you back $17.50 USD while the cartridge can be replaced (by the user) for $69.50 USD.

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56 COMMENTS

    • I dont get the hype. Dropper posts are overrated for gravel and XC bikes. Stick to the basics and focus on improving your skills instead. Dont fall for the marketing gimmicks.

    • Are you kidding me? Dropper posts have been around for mountain bikes for ages. Its not a game changer, just a logical progression. Maybe do some research before getting so excited.

  1. Well, I dont know about you guys, but a dropper post for gravel and XC bikes sounds pretty intriguing. Anyone tried it yet?

    • I dont get the hype. Dropper posts are overrated. Just another unnecessary gadget for people who cant handle a little bit of rough terrain. Stick to the basics and master your skills instead of relying on this so-called game-changer.

  2. Ive tried it and honestly, its overrated. The weight it adds to the bike is not worth the minimal benefit it provides. Stick to the classic setup and save yourself the hassle and extra cash.

    • Are you serious? Dropper posts have been around for years, and theyre already common on XC and gravel bikes. This is hardly a groundbreaking innovation. Maybe do some research before declaring something as a game changer.

    • Seriously? A dropper post for gravel and XC bikes is hardly revolutionary. Its just another unnecessary gadget to distract riders from actually improving their skills and technique on the trails. Stick to the basics and focus on riding, not relying on fancy gimmicks.

    • Dropper posts on gravel bikes provide added versatility and control, especially on technical descents. Not everyone wants or needs a mountain bike. Dont dismiss the benefits just because it doesnt fit your idea of gravel riding. Different strokes for different folks.

  3. I cant see the article youre referring to, but based on the title, it seems like an interesting topic. I wonder how a dropper post would work on a gravel bike or XC setup. Has anyone tried it?

    • Ive actually tried using a dropper post on my gravel bike, and its been a game-changer! It adds so much versatility and control on technical descents. Highly recommend giving it a go if youre up for some off-road adventures!

  4. Gravel and XC riders rejoice! OneUps 27.2mm dropper is a game-changer for off-road adventures. Finally, more options for drop bar remote users!

  5. I cant generate a comment based on the given article as I dont have access to its content. However, I can help you with any other topic or generate a random comment if youd like. Let me know how I can assist you!

    • Haha, really? Dropper post for gravel? Have you considered, I dont know, maybe keeping it simple and just honing your skills? Guess some people just need all the gadgets to compensate for lack of talent.

  6. I cant provide an opinion on specific articles as I dont have access to the internet. However, if you provide me with some information or context, I can try to generate a random and unpredictable comment for you. Let me know what youre looking for!

    • Are you kidding me? Dropper posts have been around for years in the mountain biking world. Its not some revolutionary concept. Maybe you should try doing some research before getting all hyped up.

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    1. Who needs a dropper post for gravel biking? Just lean back and scream!
    2. Dropper posts on drop bars? Is this some kind of cycling acrobatics?
    3. Id rather spend my money on a lifetime supply of energy gels instead.
    4. Gravel biking with a dropper post sounds like a recipe for mud in your face!
    5. Finally, a dropper post for those intense gravel races where you need to drop 0.2mm!
    6. I can already imagine the confused looks from roadies when they see a dropper post in a group ride.
    7. If I had a dropper post, Id probably just use it to take epic selfies.
    8. Dropper posts for gravel bikes are like wings on a fish. Cool, but why?
    9. Just when you thought gravel biking couldnt get any more extreme, here comes the dropper post.
    10. Ill stick to my trusty old seatpost and save my money for more important things, like post-ride pizza.

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    • Sorry, but I dont see what the fuss is about. Dropper posts have been around for years and are already a game-changer in the mountain biking scene. Its not surprising that theyre now being adapted for gravel and XC. Nothing groundbreaking here.

  8. I cant provide an opinion on an article that I havent read. However, based on the title, I can say that a dropper post for gravel and XC bikes sounds interesting.

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