Frostbike First Look – X Fusion Hides the Cable with the New Hilo SLS Stealth Dropper Post

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Adding to the growing options for internally routed dropper posts, X-Fusion has thrown their hat into the ring with the all new HILO SLS. Basically the same post as their HILO SL but with the cable attached to the bottom of the post, the SLS will be popular as many new bikes are adding provisions for internally routed droppers.

Hit the BAT switch for more including actual weights!

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The SLS will be offered in two drop lengths, the 150mm model which will retail for $289, and the 125mm drop model which is slightly less at $269. Currently seatpost diameters are limited to 30.9 and 31.6mm.

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Both models have the same amount of minimum insertion, but the 150mm SLS offers slightly more post length in addition to the added drop. Using the same dual bolt micro adjust head as their SL post helps keep the cost down, so the post has the material where the original cable anchor would have been. Although it is drilled out to save weight. SLS posts will also use the BAT remote which allows you to hit the lever from any direction to drop the post.

 

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Weights with a short cable and the remote were 486g (125mm) and 525g (150mm). HILO SLS posts are in stock and shipping now.

Comments

Alex - 02/25/14 - 3:30pm

Nice, they changed the only good thing they had going for them from before….the black anodized shaft. Now I have no reason to consider this post at all

GetRad - 02/25/14 - 4:25pm

@Alex likes the Black Shaft. hehe!

Cable fixing bolt on this should be a little easier to set up than the KS.

Glen - 02/25/14 - 4:44pm

@Alex that was the shit 100mm version and the goldish colour has been current on the 125 etc for ages!

I wonder if these posts are still as leaky as a sieve and as reliable as a paper balloon?

JOEP - 02/25/14 - 7:49pm

I’m in. Pricing is pretty decent- should go down from there.

steve - 02/26/14 - 9:51am

K I S S, gravity dropper rules, the original post and still the most reliable. Why do you need air, hydraulics and fluid to go up and down. Keep it simple, stupid !!

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