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Salsa partners with TranzX to create tool-free adjustable travel dropper post

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At this point, it’s pretty much expected that at a certain level your new mountain bike will include a dropper post. That’s great for consumers since dropper posts are awesome, and you’ll definitely want one on your bike once you learn how to use it. The challenge for bike brands though, is what travel dropper posts to spec on what size bikes? Not every rider on a medium frame will be able to utilize a 150mm travel dropper, but you don’t want to short change the riders who can. What’s a brand to do?

If you’re Salsa Cycles, you work with your dropper post supplier to find a clever solution – the TranzX YSI05 Travel Adjust dropper post. This is certainly not the first dropper post with easily adjustable travel, but it’s interesting to see that these will be stock on all Salsa bikes with the exception of the Rangefinder.

Thanks to a stepped travel bushing, no tools are needed to change the dropper’s travel. Simply lower the post, remove the mid cap, reset the travel bushing, and reinstall the cap. Each post has a maximum travel adjustment range of -30mm in 5mm increments.

Salsa partners with TranzX to create tool-free adjustable travel dropper post

That means that a 125mm post can be adjusted down to 95mm, the 150mm post adjusts down to 120mm, and so on. It appears that Salsa’s bikes will be equipped with the YSI05 which does not have a valved cartridge for pressure adjustment. TranzX lists a valved YSI13J version as well, while both models have a replaceable cartridge system. Weight for the YSI05 is claimed to be 575g for the 30.9mm/150mm post, or 595g for the 31.6mm/150mm post.

Currently, it seems that these posts are OEM only but Salsa mentions that they will be available aftermarket in 30.9 and 31.6mm diameters soon.

salsacycles.com

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Joe
Joe
3 years ago

Looks like the PNW post that just launched. Guessing they are the same except for graphics

Mad Events
3 years ago

Sames as brand x to

Pedalrepair
Pedalrepair
3 years ago

Salsa partners to make a new dropper post, neglects to makes a 27.2mm version to support about half of their bikes that require that size….

I like salsa (own 2) but this is a big miss

carlos
carlos
3 years ago

Race face aeffect, Pro koryak, PNW, Giant contact dropper, Bontrager dropper, Brand X – all made by Tranz X. Most are directly rebranded models, a couple will have small modifications.

Joe
Joe
3 years ago
Reply to  carlos

Bontrager is not Tranz X, it’s the same place as SDG.

Woody
Woody
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Post Moderne?

carlos
carlos
3 years ago

Looks identical to Tranzx JD YSP12 or 15 models

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