We’ve been asking post manufacturers for models with 7″ of drop for a while, but the guys at 9Point8 went and exceed expectations. If you have the stand over and legs for it, 9Point8’s Fall Line Dropper Post now is available with a massive 7″ and 8″ of drop. We had our first previews of this post at Interbike two years ago when it was still unobtainium, but this seat dropping monstrosity is now available for purchase. The 7″ and 8″ models cost a bit more than the other models, coming in at $449.
Other than the massive amount of adjustibility, the 200mm stroke Fall Line Dropper Post utilizes most of the same parts and hardwear as the shorter stroke models. The post length for the 200mm stroke post is 560mm, with the 175mm version coming in at 500mm.
The Digit, a new one-by remote for DropLoc posts like the Fall Line (which means it should work with the RaceFace and Easton models) was announced just prior to the Sea Otter Classic. The results of a collaboration between 9Point8 and Wolftooth, it improves over the previous stock remote with better cable routing and improved ergonomics. Our experience with the stock lever was short lived when we had a cable fail due to the amount of stress the action placed on it— the new remote looks to eliminate that issue completely.
It also features break away hardwear that is designed to fail in the event of a crash, sparing the more expensive machined parts. If you crash fairly often, it would be worth keeping a set in your ride carry.
A lighter weight, shorter travel version of the post was also announced; titled the Fall Line R, the 75mm stoke has a 400 mm overall length and weighs in a 386g for weight conscious racers. It can also be cut down to accommodate riders of shorter stature. The Fall Line R lists for $489 US and will be available this fall.
For more info check out 9point8.ca