Sea Otter 2015 | The New 9point8 Fallline Dropper Post
Canadian manufacturer 9point8 introduced an interesting dropper post at Sea Otter. The new Fallline dropper post offers upto 150 mm of travel and uses a mechanical locking system. It’s engineered to work faultlessly even under the roughest conditions.
The Fallline has 125 or 150 mm continuous travel and is locked mechanically. The actuation cable ends at the bottom of the post and is routed through the frame, similar to the Reverb Stealth. According to the manufacturer, the mechanical locking mechanism has no problems even with extreme low temperatures. They tested it at -30 °C without any problems. Remember, 9point8 is a Canadian company.
In opposite to the “nutcracker” models out on the market, the Fallline is air-damped when extending, avoiding a harsh end stop. Also, due to the mechanical lock, it’s possible to lift the bike at the saddle, without extending the dropper post.
The offset of the post can be adjusted between 0 and 25 mm. The Fallline Dropper Post will be available in two diameters (30,9 mm and 31,6 mm) this year. MSRP is $379 USD. According to 9point8, the posts weights between 507 g and 605 g (w. remote, depending on travel and diameter).
More Info: 9point8.ca
Words: Martin Stöckl / Aaron Steinke Bilder: Robin Schmitt