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TranzX Announces $499 Wireless Dropper Post

tranzx edp01 wireless dropperThe Tranzx EDP01 wireless dropper, including Bluetooth remotes and a lever. Photos c. Tranzx
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The 30-year-old component company today released its EDP01 wireless dropper post. The unit is the only wireless setup in its dropper array. In a press release, TranzX touted the EDP01’s affordability, which checks out — it’s priced near the bottom of its ever-expanding category.

For $499 MSRP, you get a post with either 170mm or 200mm of travel, in either 31.6 or 30.9mm diameter. (Stack height is 225mm.)

With those dimensions, TranzX aims for better compatibility across more bikes, and to max out the benefit of the post’s travel, it said in a press release.

Bluetooth compatibility links the post’s function to your dropper lever, via two remotes. You may not pay the price in dollars, but you’ll pay it in grams: claimed weight is a hefty 730-748g depending on diameter (200mm travel version).

In a description fitting a company known for traditional dropper posts, the EDP01 “focuses on simplicity, value, and reliability,” TranzX said.

Full specs on TranzX’s website.

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Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
8 months ago

Meh. It’s lust a lazy clone of the Reverb AXS, right down to the seat angle adjust screw. You’d think after a few years on market, they would’ve been able to do something more unique or compelling

Spencermon
Spencermon
8 months ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

new and compelling are often met with disappointing results in terms of durability and reliability. after using the Reverb AXS seat clamp (the rest of the post kinda sucks) I think it’s one of the easier to use clamps out there. If this post has less of the issues that a Reverb has, thats great.

Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
8 months ago
Reply to  Spencermon

Yeah, except nope. New and compelling are what drive the industry forward. This lazy duplicate didn’t even take one step to address one of the biggest gripes with the Reverb; how difficult it is to mount a seat pack. That was the low hanging fruit for improvement, not the cost. They sell tons of them.

Luiggi
Luiggi
8 months ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

It’ll get rebranded by a number of bike brands, as happens with of the rest of the Tranz-X line. In a year or two you’ll a lighter version with either Giant or Mondraker stamped on them.

Also, maybe YOU in the first world think “cheap” and “copy” are a synonym of “bad”. That’s what’s driving up gentrification in our sport. If someone can’t pay the premium of a Reverb AXS but still wants a wireless dropper, why should they refrain from buying the Tranz-X one?

thejonpalmer
thejonpalmer
8 months ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

Seat bags do not belong on dropper posts. The strap can mar the post, also if you have a full suspension the rear wheel can rip the bag off when the post is down and the wheel is using all of it’s travel.

Coffeepoop42069
Coffeepoop42069
8 months ago
Reply to  thejonpalmer

Yeah, for real. How is seat bag mounting “one of the biggest gripes?” I’ve literally never heard anyone else complain about that other than Roger above. Lots of other, superior solutions to carrying repair kit on modern mountain bikes.

Hamjam
Hamjam
8 months ago

But does it go back up fast? Does it thunk?

Last edited 8 months ago by Hamjam

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