ONEUP V2 DROPPER & V3 REMOTE REVIEW
LONG PINNED PINNERS REJOICE | THE 240MM DROPPER
Words by Robert Johnston | Photos by Ben Gerrish
Finally, we’re at the stage where long travel dropper seatposts are becoming increasingly commonplace. And rightly so: if I’m adding a few hundred grams up high on my bike, I’d love to get the full reward in return. As a reasonably tall man who’s primarily legs, I need a very high seat to get optimum leg extension when pedaling; however, I also ride BMX frequently and so understand the merits of a very low saddle for dynamic movement on the descents. With a large difference between my optimum climbing and descending saddle position, I’ve had to compromise a lot over the years with far too many 125mm or 150mm droppers featuring on both personal and test bikes. Thankfully a few years back, companies such as OneUp Components realized the benefits of longer drop lengths and developed increasingly long droppers to give the best ride experience for riders of all sizes. Recently OneUp hit the 240mm mark for their longest dropper seatpost offering, the longest yet to hit the market. After previously enjoying their 210mm V2 dropper, I was keen to see if life would be even better with the longest dropper post on the market, and if the extra drop would come with any drawbacks. Let me tell you how things are faring six months on.
OneUp Components released their v2 dropper a few years back and have since expanded the range by adding an increasing number of options to provide various lengths for the common seat tube diameters (30.9mm, 31.6mm and 34.9mm). Riders are now able to choose from drop lengths between 70mm and 240mm to suit their riding style and size, and OneUp continues to offer one of the lowest insertion depths and stack heights on the market to allow riders to maximize the amount of drop they can fit on their bike. Regardless of the choice of drop (they provide 90mm, 120mm, 150mm, 180mm, 210mm and 240mm options), the post can be shimmed by 10-20mm to reduce the maximum extension and allow the rider to obtain their perfect drop length. And to make it as easy as possible to determine the correct size of seatpost to purchase, OneUp has a Length Selector Tool to help.