In our opinion, the dropper post is the biggest, underserved category in the market. With its continued, unbridled growth, there seems to be limited choices out there for consumers. The RockShox Reverb and the the KS Lev are the top dogs in the category and they are indeed great products but this category can use more choices.
As a result, there are many dropper post hold-outs out there as cyclists are thwarted either by price or reliability concerns. Or what is usually the case is there is one or two bikes in the stable with dropper posts but the older bikes are left with rigid posts even as the rider could really benefit from having droppers on most/all of their bikes.
It’s a mechanically activated lever with a fluid lever stroke and infinite adjustability on this Easton Haven dropper post. Unobtrusive looks outside are complemented by a patented hydraulic locking technology that is inspired by mountain bike disc brakes from the Canadian firm 9point8. The Haven dropper utilizes lower air pressures and static seals allowing Easton to tackle head-on the reliability issues plaguing current dropper posts to create reliable performance in all weather conditions. Users will appreciate that the remote utilizes standard shifter cable and housing and best of all, the Quick Connector feature allows tool-free easy disconnection from internal cable routing without losing tension settings, making it easy to remove the post or share between two bikes.
Available in 4-, 5-, and 6-inch drops in four lengths; there is a Haven dropper post for every bike, from small- to extra-large- sized frames.
It ships with a small handlebar down-actuated lever but a trigger style lever mimic-ing the front shifter is available.