TranzX Introduces First Wireless Dropper Post, Plus Internally Routed Mechanical Dropper
Apparently, this is the time for some big releases form TranzX, though their new dropper posts designs are arguably a bit more exciting than their vibration absorbing stem. Similar to their stem design, the innovative tech TranzX is bringing to the table will find its way to showroom floors through their OEM partners – which begs the question, what OEM is going to have a wireless dropper post soon? TranzX is actually offering 3 different dropper post models with two of them relying on a hydraulic cartridge and the third the electronic, wireless option.
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While Thomson has been working on a Bluetooth equipped dropper post for a while now, TranzX claims their JD-YSP06 post is the first wireless dropper available (whatever available through OEMs means). The post uses a 2.4GHz transmission system with a micro motor powered by a battery pack mounted under the seat. As with previous TranzX press releases, details are limited, but the post will be offered in 80, and 100mm drops with the actual post at 350mm and 400mm. The posts do seem to have a major downside though – each dropper, including the mechanical/hydraulic options is listed at having a 70kg (154lb) and 90kg(198lb) “recommended max load” depending on the choice of 2 models.
The mechanical/hydraulic models will be offered in the basic version and the ICR (internal cable routing) models. The Basic will come in 80 and 100mm drops (350mm and 400mm length) while the ICR will add a third 120mm drop option at a 420mm length. Each mechanical post also has the “recommended max load” of 70 and 90kg depending on the choice of 2 models. More when we have it.