9point8 Fall Line R dropper post

Lightest dropper available today

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9point8 Fall Line R 400x75

9point8 Fall Line R 400×75 is ideal for XC racers and cyclocrossers.

Known for the burliest dropper posts around, 9point8 is proud to introduce their Fall Line R dropper. What’s mind-blowing is it’s cuttable too, which allows dropping the weight to 335 grams.

Weight is something that’s not too important to the All Mountain rider, the core market of the dropper post. But for the Trail and XC market, it is a key objection to dropper posts. The safety and downhill speed of dropper posts are established, but for XC racing, top-level athletes are concerned about watts per kilo ratios. This is an interesting proposition indeed to expand the market for these wonder tools.

9point8 Fall Line R Cut

9point8 Fall Line R with cut lines.

At 386g (post only), 75mm stroke, and 400mm overall length, it’s the lightest dropper post you can buy. Lighter than competitor carbon droppers. It’s cuttable too! Cut-down, it only weighs 335g. The installed weight, cut-down, is less than 400g!

9point8 Fall Line R 400 vs 375

9point8 Fall Line R 400 and 375.

The Fall Line R is just as strong and reliable as all the regular Fall Line droppers. Weight reduction has been achieved through rigorous engineering, careful attention to the architecture of the post, and precision machining. There is no rider weight limit for the Fall Line R. Cross country racing is the obvious application of this new seatpost, but it will perform equally well on trail bikes and enduro; anywhere that reduced weight is desirable.

  • 75mm travel
  • 400mm overall length, Cut-able
  • Un-cut weights: 386 g (30.9 post only); 436 g (installed weight*)
  • Cut-weights: 335 g (30.9 post only cut-down); 385 g (installed weight*)
  • $489 USD
  • 125mm travel
  • 375mm overall length
  • Not Cut-able
  • 390 g (30.9 post only)
  • 440 g (installed weight*)
  • $459 USD

For more information, visit www.9point8.ca.

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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