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RaceFace Turbine R dropper seatpost slides in cheaper, with Fox tech inside

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RaceFace has a new dropper seatpost for your all-mountain bike in the Turbine R, plus an updated 1x remote. The post itself should look familiar, as it’s essentially a Performance spec Fox Transfer dropper rebranded with a Race Face look and the new & improved RF remote lever.

RaceFace Turbine R dropper seatpost, aka Fox Transfer

RaceFace says it was a design and manufacturing partnership with Fox that saw them rebrand the Transfer to fill out the Rally series of their Turbine all-around trail bike component group. Looking like it will probably replace their previous dropper, the new Turbine R post will even lop more than 20% off the pricetag of the previous model built on 9point8 tech (although it is ~50g heavier).

It isn’t the first Turbine R component we’ve seen simply rebadged, as Race Face seems content to partner with others making proven designs, to deliver a complete set of durable mountain bike cockpit components for their R series.

So it’s mostly the addition of a Turbine R look to the Fox Transfer post for your trail, all-mountain, and enduro riding needs. But one good update over the stock Transfer are Race Face’s own 1x and universal dropper remote levers. We already liked the RF 1x remote, but now it claims an even better feel at the lever, plus the move to Matchmaker compatibility.

Tech details

The new Fox Transfer Race Face Turbine R dropper comes in an all black finish in 30.9 & 31.6mm diameters, and 100mm, 125mm, or 150mm travel variants. The $295 posts use Fox’s proven 2-bolt saddle rail clamp & zero offset head. A 30.9 x 150mm post claims a weight of 545g on its own, plus 25-60g depending on which remote setup you pick.

The remotes are sold separately so you can choose which you want. The updated Turbine R 1x lever (above left) sells for $70, while the universal remote (above right) is just $50. The added bonus here, is that riders with a current Transfer post will be able to install the new 1x RF remote on their existing Fox droppers too, for improved ergonomics and ease of use.


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6 years ago

quote: “Race Face seems content to partner with others making proven designs”
Actually, since Fox / Easton owns Race Face… it only makes sense that there’s some cross branding going on. There seems to be a lot of sharing going on. Not just Race Face getting re-branded products.

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