Fox testing Kashima coated stealth D.O.S.S. dropper seatpost 

Spotted on Fox-sponsored enduro racer Richie Rude’s Instagram is this Kashima coated DOSS dropper seatpost that’s missing the external cable routing and release mechanism. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Fox would be working on a stealth version, only that it’s taken so long. Even at social media screen resolution, this one’s looking polished enough to suggest it’s close. And if Rude’s racing on it, it must be far enough along to be very reliable as any parts failure on a bike during an enduro event can ruin a race if not the entire season…a risk not worth taking on early, unproven prototype parts.

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Mikey
Mikey
6 years ago

The performance benefits of Kashima coating are going to be huge on that dropper!

Rich
Rich
6 years ago

Also interesting he’s running the X2 with ProPedal lever on the Yeti, which is supposed to be a good pedaller already!

Flatbiller
Flatbiller
6 years ago

Kashima – hey, if it’s gold it must be good (and allows us to mark it up. Because gold.).

I’ve a few friends in materials engineering and Kashima is the greatest marketing BS ever invented.

Colin M
Colin M
6 years ago

Kashima coating is a waste on a dropper post. It offers nearly nothing with the few cycles a dropper post goes through compared to suspension.

Nick S.
Nick S.
6 years ago

More to the point, I’d be more interested to know about the internals of the post (Are they going to follow RF and Easton?) than the post’s coating.

Hamjam
Hamjam
6 years ago

I was dissatisfied with the sticking of my Specialized seat post. Now I just wipe it down and add a small amount of Slick Honey grease before each ride. It works very reliably now. I am pretty sure that Kashima coat is no substitute for cleaning and lubrication.

missedthepoint
missedthepoint
6 years ago

Hopefully they offer a “performance elite” level version.

Mountain Troll
Mountain Troll
6 years ago

Great… Now make it in 27.2 so I can fit one on my steel HT.

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

Thank goodness, basically no performace gain, but it sure will look nicer!

When youre shelling out a grand or 2 for slidy bits, you d*mn well should be able to get a matchuing set.

Willis24
Willis24
6 years ago

Party foul – two different color tones of Kashima

Fabricio
Fabricio
6 years ago

They are coming late to the internal routing seatposts…. Even Thomson that was one of the last developers of a post, they made the internal before others. I hope Fox make a nice lever for this model because the most ugly thing in Fox are any kind of remote lever build from them.