OneUp dropper post video review

Is this the best dropper post yet? You certainly can't beat the price

Components

What is it

This new dropper post from OneUp Components sounds too good to be true. It has the shortest insert length, the shortest stack length, and it can be shimmed to limit the amount of travel. It touts infinite, damped travel, and the speed of the post can be controlled by the lever actuation force. But is it affordable and reliable?

Pros
  • Shortest insert length for given travel
  • Shortest extended height for given travel
  • Can be shimmed to limit the amount of travel
  • Damped and controllable
  • Minimal play
  • Ergonomic carbon lever minimizes thumb movement
  • Low price is unheard of
Cons
  • Lever not the easiest to actuate since position gives it less leverage
  • Lever hard to actuate when saddle heavily weighted
OneUp Dropper Post

The OneUp dropper aims to maximize the dropper travel options of any bike.

Mtbr’s Take

This dropper post is easy to install, operate, and maintain. More importantly, it maximizes the amount of drop a rider can use on any bike by employing clever design choices. Operation and usability are top-notch. Price is unbelievable at $199 post only, or $248 with lever. Reliability is the only remaining question. Our test period was brief. But for now it’s all thumbs up.

OneUp Dropper Post

The lever is an ergonomic carbon fiber composite that minimizes thumb movement.

Specs
  • Drop 170mm or 150mm infinitely adjustable.
  • Diameter 30.9mm or 31.6mm
  • Routing internal only
  • Travel reducing shim reduces travel up to 50mm. Sold separately.
Weight Post Only
  • 170mm x 450mm, 31.6mm: 565g
  • 170mm x 450mm, 30.9mm: 545g
  • 150mm x 410mm, 31.6mm: 530g
  • 150mm x 410mm, 30.9mm: 509g

Rating: 5 out of 5 5 Flamin' Chili Peppers
Price: $199 post only, $249 with lever
More Info: www.oneupcomponents.com

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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  • Ben says:

    SOLD!

    Just order a 31.6 x 170 with remote, due to drop in mid May, looking forward to trying another low budget option from the folks who brought us an inexpensive big cog option.

  • EC says:

    completely sick of my dropper.

    get this one or the BikeYoke?

    • Will Urich says:

      Hiya EC, what dropper do you have currently? What’s good about the BikeYoke? I have the one that came with my 2016 Specialized enduro and….it’s not my favorite and I just crashed at Pacifica the other day and ripped off the lever so I’m in the market anyway.

  • tony says:

    What is the warranty? I’ve got the Bikeyoke Revive and I am completely confident that it will last a long time because if the air/oil mixes it can be reset in about 5 seconds..

    • Will Urich says:

      I don’t understand enough about the design and mechanical workings of dropper posts, what makes the BikeYoke better/more durable than this dropper for $200 more as far as I can tell?

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