Magura’s Vyron electronic dropper post still works by normal hydraulics, but it’s controlled wirelessly with a
Bluetooth ANT+ remote. The concept allows for quick installation and removal, a boon for anyone that frequently travels with their bike. The downside of their design, so far anyway, has been that it’s rather slow to react compared to mechanically operated posts. Magura listened, and they’ve sped it up.
They say reaction time is about halved, thanks to all new internals that let the motor open it up much quicker. About 0.25 seconds, compared to half a second before. Check our Instagram video of it in action here.
The Vyron has variable positioning, stopping wherever you’re weighting it to, up or down. It’s also available in new lengths, coming in 100, 125 or 150 millimeter drops. Get it 31.6 and 30.9 diameters.
For their brakes, they’ve got new MT6 HC and MT7 HC (“hard core”) models that have a shorter one-finger lever. Get it as an aftermarket upgrade for your existing MT6/7 for £30 per side, or just buy the complete HC models and it comes as standard.
With e-bikes getting faster and more capable, it only makes sense to see ABS coming their way. Magura has partnered with Bosch to create an electronically controlled antilock braking system powered by the bike’s battery, using Magura’s levers and calipers. The big box in front of the head tube is the brains of the system, and we suspect they’ll get smaller and more integrated in short order.
The system uses a secondary inner “rotor” to measure wheel speed and braking performance, then apply the appropriate level of assist to ensure maximum stopping power without locking them up.