One of the most useful components in the Mtbr test garage is the Magura Vyron dropper post because too many bikes still come in without a dropper post. The Magura Vyron is wireless and it literally takes two minutes to install.
It’s also proven to be very reliable. But it’s far from perfect, as it has version 1.0 woes. But version 2.0 is coming in a few months, and we’re told it addresses a lot these initial release issues. Thus, it’s worthwhile for us to share all our experiences with this post as it’s going to become a very valid option in the future. Press play to learn more.
- Easy to install
- Lithium battery charge lasts months
- Minimal play or wobble
- Slow activation
- Only comes in 150mm drop which is hard to fit in many bikes
- Remote is hard to use and fit
- Adjustment via air spring, hydraulic clamping via Magura Royal Blood
- Remote operation: ANT+ wireless radio transmission from the handlebar – via an eLECT Remote, either just for the dropper seatpost or as a combined remote for seatpost, forks and/or shock.
- Power supply: Remote: CR-2032 button battery. Seatpost: NiMH rechargeable battery with micro-USB charge socket. Charge time approx. 3 hours. A full charge is sufficient for around 400 actuations of the dropper, or around two months.
- Travel: 150mm stepless
- Length overall: 446 mm
- Installation height (top of seat tube to saddle rails): 57-207 mm
- Saddle clamp: 2 bolt system
- Seatpost offset: 0 mm
- Weight: 595g including remote
- Diameters available: 30.9 and 31.6 mm
The Magura Vyron version 1.0 is not perfect but there are fixes coming with the 2018 version. Still, it is incredibly easy to install and it has proven very reliable.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
More info: www.magura.com