The first Easton dropper post is about to hit the market. Considering that Easton is part of the same family as Race Face, Fox, and Marzocchi, it’s not really surprising that Easton is getting on board with droppers. But to keep things consistent with the brands, this one is geared towards the dropbar crowd.
Don’t let that keep you from getting rad, though. Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team racer Jesse Melamed shows that with the right equipment, you can ride more than you think on dropbars.
Part of the gravel focused Easton AX lineup, the EA70 AX is Easton’s first dropper and it’s surprisingly affordable. Since it’s part of the EA 70 tier, the aluminum post is priced accordingly at $184.99. Hopefully, this also means that we’ll see higher end (read lighter) droppers in the future from Easton in perhaps the EA90 or EC70/90 level.
Even at this price point, the EA70 AX is nicely equipped with a sealed cartridge design, internal cable routing, and a set up that allows you to run the cable head at either end – making this post compatible with every remote lever on the market.
It’s also available in two lengths, both with 50mm of dropper travel. Those two lengths, 350 and 400mm, are there to better fit the wide range of gravel bikes out there. Some bikes have drastically sloping top tubes, while others are straight across meaning some riders will need a lot of exposed seatpost, and some won’t have much at all. Since 50mm seems like the popular travel number for a gravel post, both run the same travel.
Available only in 27.2mm diameter, the post weighs in at 400g for the 350mm model. Both posts also have a zero offset head with a twin bolt saddle clamp. Currently Easton does not have a dropper remote – yet. These posts are available now.