SOC13: Crank Brothers Updates Kronolog Dropper Post, Prototype 650B Iodine Wheels
Crank Brothers has made a couple small running changes to their Kronolog dropper seatpost.
The key to proper set up is not having the cable pulled too tight. That can keep the retention teeth set on the edge of release, which may result in slippage or having the post creep back up after you drop it.
To make it easier to know when cable tension is set properly, a small green bit inside the cable port on the lever shows when it’s slack enough. The adjuster barrel lets you pull it tight, clamp the cable, then fine tune the tension until its right.
Close up pics, other changes, and a spy shot of their upcoming 650b wheels, after the break…
This shows it halfway to the proper set up. Full green and you’re good to go.
The last bit of housing going into the post has been reinforced and made more durable. Our test unit has suffered from cracked cable housing, which was apparently not uncommon given the tight bends some installs require. This should remedy that.
The Race Club 11 women were racing on prototype Crank Brothers 27.5″ wheels, which we’re guessing will make their way to production as a late year or early 2014 offering. The hubs looked the same as the rest of the line. These are the cross country hoops, but it’s logical the wheels will span the range to All-Mountain if not DH.