Dropper seat posts were originally created for the enduro and mountain riding scenes and are becoming increasingly popular amongst gravel riders. They even have applications in e-biking and urban commuting contexts.
Many of the seat posts in our store are fully adjustable via handlebar controls, which allows for rapid height adjustment. You can choose from aluminium, carbon or steel and browse our extensive selection of brands.
Fully automatic adjustment is incredible as when you're riding uphill you can leave the saddle high to accentuate your uphill pedalling efficiency and then lower it as soon as you begin to descend. This will alter your centre of balance and increase your control whilst riding. Our store offers a variety of dropper models, from simpler versions to real high-tech supports with wireless electronic height adjustment at the touch of a button.
Choosing the right seat post
Check out the categories to see the selection for the type of cycling you'll be using it for. Each kind of usage will have a seatpost that's best suited to the terrain and style of riding you'll be doing.
Selecting the size
To choose the right dropper post, measure from the seatpost collar to the seat rail in its highest setting on your bike. Take away 50 mm from this number and the result is the maximum travel length dropper post you can comfortably use. If you have any doubts, get in touch with one of the Bikester team.
Brands on offer
We have a large selection of brands on offer when it comes to choosing your ideal dropper seatpost.
Fox racing shox dropper posts are a wonderful choice for high-performance biking. They provide you with exceptional reliability on the trail, as well as smooth operation with their Kashima-coated stanchions. They offer different lengths, allowing many riders to opt for a longer travel post.
Kind shock seat posts have some popular designs with hydraulic adjustment systems and remote levers on the handlebar. Their intelligent designs ensure a smooth ride in many biking contexts. They introduced the concept of hydraulic droppers with zero-movement cables and they produced the first ultralight carbon fibre dropper which pushes the limits of seatpost technology.
E-bikes and urban riding
You're spoiled for choice with our e-bike seat posts and many offer the option of having a remote control at the handlebar for seamless adjustment whilst riding. If you simply need a seat post for your e-bike without the remote control functions we stock a variety of those in different materials and sizes too.
It's exciting for urban riders and commuters that the technology first developed for adventure riders can be applied to urban riding. If you're new to inner-city cycling it can be daunting when stopping and starting at red lights. With a remote-controlled dropper seat, you can lower your seat, allowing you to feel secure when at a standstill. When you start riding again you can extend the seatpost, allowing you to ride off smoothly and safely.
Deciding which kind of seatpost you want and why is the first step to purchasing the perfect dropper seat post for you. With a huge variety of styles, functions and prices we have the perfect one for you and your bike.