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Keep it simple.
Not only does the simple act of raising and lowering your saddle make riding more fun, but it's also become a crucial part of enduro racing. So, it makes sense that the three main focuses of the e*thirteen components TRS Plus Dropper Seatpost are ease of use, reliability, and then, of course, durability.
With a no fuss, no muss design, the install for the TRS Plus seatpost is quick and easy thanks to the lever-clamped cable, and a simple, fully mechanical design. Then, saving you frustration, a heat-treated, cable actuated cam reliably and consistently locks the post into one of four positions. Coil sprung means less maintenance than air sprung posts with a smooth, consistent return speed every time for the life of the post, which ultimately saves you money and aggravation. Capping off this design with a fantastic lever, the ingenious cable design seals out the elements and pivots on sealed ball bearings, and puts the cable lug at the seatpost so disconnecting the cable is a snap.
- Reliable, durable, and affordable dropper seatpost leads the way
- Easy installation gets you out and riding quickly
- Full mechanical design locks into four positions consistently
- Cable clamp is protected from elements and pivots on ball bearing
- Cable lug at the seatpost disconnects easily
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- Q & A
Great, when it worked.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I wish I had good things to say about this post. I was stoked to get a mechanical 150mm dropper post but this is probably the most unreliable part on my bike.
The look of the remote doesn't match the documentation that comes with it. I thought maybe I had lost a piece or it was packaged incorrectly. I was told that the remote had undergone a change since the documentation was created.
After initial setup I had issues with triggering the post. Friction in the cable system was the culprit. The guys at E13 responded quickly and I was able to fix it by rerouting my cable to avoid kinks.
When it worked it was awesome. But after a few rides I ran into another problem. The remote wasn't returning back to its normal position, this time it wasn't an issue with friction in the cables. The spring that retracted the cable had become unseated.
One great thing about this post is you can service it yourself pretty easily if you have the right tools. I was able to fix the problem. After about a month of owning it I'd spent more time disassembling and reassembling the post than riding it.
Things were good for a couple more weeks before my seat would start wiggling and eventually turn freely. It was a little amusing, I imagine someone more talented would find a way to do some 360 seat trick. It turns out having a seat that rotates freely isn't very fun for general trail riding.
I'm sure I'll be able to fix this new issue as well. If you're going to drop some cash on a dropper post it might not be a good thing to have more experience maintaining the post than riding it.
Save up a little bit more and get a post from one of the more established brands/models. This is E13's first go at this hopefully it gets better, I generally like E13 products.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Solid and smooth action, durable and consistent action. Dependable