Revealed: Vecnum Moveloc dropper post with up to 200mm of travel

Components

We chatted with the founder of Vecnum from Germany and he proudly showed us their Moveloc dropper post. It is a new entry in the field of dropper posts and it seems to offer a compelling proposition. We were initially drawn in by the ‘beyond category’ 200mm drop. The highest travel we’ve seen on popular options only go up to 150mm, as seen on our Dropper Post Comparison here.

The more we talked to founder Marcell Maier, the more we were impressed. Here is a bona fide German engineer and innovator who thought the problem through, designed a solution and manufactured it with fine precision.

Why 200mm of post travel?

200mm is indeed a lot, but post travel needs seem to grow with time, experience and application. We thought 100mm was plenty 5 years ago, but that is clearly inadequate now. 150mm seems to be the new gold standard now, but we can clearly see the need for more travel in the future for some users.  But with the variety of users, Vecnum offers three different posts at 140mm, 170mm and 200mm of travel.

Infinite or fixed position?

Vecnum uses fixed positions of drop, but instead of the common 3 locations as found in the Specialized Command post, Vecnum believes 4 is the magic number. We clearly agree that 4 positions is much better than 3, as the user can go to a 25% and 75% of max height level instead of a pre-determined ‘middle’ spot.

Jackhammer or slow rise?

There’s a few posts out there that launch like a pogo stick and that is clearly undesirable. Vecnum uses a pneumatic damper unit that controls the rate of rise an the speed is adjustable too by varying the pressure in the damper unit.

Other notables

The action of the Vecnum Moveloc is incredibly smooth. The post is very easy to move to the lower positions and when it rises, it comes up gently at the user’s preferred speed. The post can go up all the way to 100% height or at 25% increments with a combination of lever press and lateral push on the saddle.

The post has two levers too – a remote lever and a local lever on the post itself. Through ingenious design, the rider can activate the post drop easily using a lever on the post as well, in case of lever failure or user preference.

Finally, the design and construction of this product is very refined. Materials are top notch and there is no play at all on the saddle.

Features
  • Up to 200 mm travel adjustment at only 560 g overall weight. Three different adjustment ranges allow for the use of the maximal possible adjustment range of any frame size.
  • Incl. handlebar remote control via lever or local lever on the post.
  • Cable on the post is fixed and does not move.
  • Solid 2 bolt saddle clamp for reliability and ease of adjustment.
  • Modular gas spring (concentric to the seat post) with end position damping for quick adjustment without hard end stop.
  • Dirt-resistant activation, jamming through dirt impossible.
  • Fail Safe Function: even when the handlebar remote control fails, the comfortable operation on the seat post is possible.
  • Lubrication resp. cleaning of the sealing unit without any tool.
  • Tested according to common testing procedures for fixed MTB seat posts.
  • Bike seat diameters 30.9 mm –> 31.6 mm / 34.9 mm via reducing bushes.

It is available now in Europe for €360 Euros. US availability is not yet determined.

For more information visit www.vecnum.net.

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Vecnum Moveloc Versions

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Vecnum Moveloc Local Lever

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Vecnum Moveloc Founder

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Vecnum Moveloc Covered Pin Holes

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Vecnum Moveloc 140mm Weight

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Vecnum Moveloc 200mm Weight

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Vecnum Moveloc with Mud

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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  • Joe Millionare says:

    Those are RAD. Love the helmet and the fork adjuster. They need an internally routed seat dropper to get me interested.

  • Chez says:

    I want to know more about that helmet!

  • Shawn says:

    Nice! But, it’s a bummer that my Nickel will only take the 140mm drop version.

  • C Markie says:

    The bar thing is a Rope travel adjust and is even more interesting than the post.
    It part compresses the fork, to lower the front on climbs (Motocross bikes had a similar automatic release version, that was tried a few years ago to aid starts).
    It looks like it should be dirt cheap, and I want one, but they are not for sale yet !!!

  • Shawn says:

    Only available in diameter of 30.9 mm. Having to use a shim for 31.6 mm is a deal breaker for me.

  • chasejj says:

    I thought you couldn’t ride rocks with 26″ wheels.?How can this be? The video must be CGI.

    That helmet is very cool. That is the future AM helmets.

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