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Brand-X Ascend Dropper Seatpost Review

Brand-X Ascend Dropper Seatpost Review

Brand X Ascend Dropper Post – £89.99 (with 35% off)
After installation the morning it arrived I then went for an epic trail ride, climbing and descending in the muddy trails of derbyshire dales. Now this is the thing and the revelation, I wasnt expecting much from this budget dropper post but having previously used a Reverb for some time I am astounded that Brand X can produce a better product and retail it at less than half the price! I

Installing everything is easy peasy and quick, maybe a bit fiddly with the internal cable routing but as long as you follow the instructions included its no problem at all. You will need to cut the excess bit of inner cable or possibly outer too depending on bike size. There are no instructions included with the lever kit but installation is pretty much the same.

Triggering feels lighter than that of the reverb, but not too light that you don’t feel it. No annoying noises when the seat is actuated. That slight side to side saddle movement that seems inherent to dropper posts is present but is far less than on the reverb and the least I have ever come across. Seat offset is the same as on reverb so I didn’t feel to far forward or back. Feels much more solid and reassuring yet weighs much less and looks more subtle and stylish than the big money brands.

All in all an amazing product at an astounding price point. I feel this dropper is a real game changer in the market and has really raffled the feathers of the big names. About time too. The 1.5m cable was perfect for my Medium sized Sommet.

  • Pros:
  • low cost
  • solid quality materials yet light weight
  • easy to instal and maintain
  • hardly any saddle swivel inherent to droppers
  • insert measurement markings
  • easy operation
  • optional 2x and 3x kit
  • contemporary subtle stylingCons:
  • need more drop options for taller riders
  • need for longer cable
    Lever could be improved.

 

On One Codine Frame ONLY £599

On One Codine Frame ONLY £599

On One Codine Frame ONLY £599

Bit of a Bargain MTB Frame this!

 

FROOCO27_P1

Only £599 for the frame direct from Planet X! 27.5 Wheels of course, with a lovely lively 150mm of rear travel makes this a hard hitting and playful alpine enduro frame.

Frame includes the Marzocchi 53 S3C2R rear air shock and is designed to accept a 160mm travel front fork.

You can find this bargain frame over at Planet X for just £599 with Fast Delivery

FROOCO27-STE_P1 FROOCO27_P1 FROOCO27_P4 FROOCO27_P3

Planet X Blurb & Specs

The new Planet X Codeine 27.5 has not just been a case of shrinking everything down by a couple of inches We assessed every aspect of the Codeine design to extract the maximum benefit from the new 27.5 wheel size. Its lighter, faster, stiffer and better-looking than previous generations. Weve also increased suspension travel to make it more of an animal – now its a true Enduro monster!

27.5 inch wheels carry less rotating mass than 29ers. This means they turn faster, giving more nimble handling. The Codeine 27.5 is quicker through technical single-track, with a light feel at the bar. The back end is more compact and supremely flickable; a shorter rear triangle tucks the rear wheel up beneath the rider. With more weight over the tyre contact patch theres more traction to power you up the trail, whilst the rear suspension soaks up the lumps without a hint of pedal-induced bob. But its with the nose of the new Codeine pointed downwards that youll notice the biggest change.

Suspension: accepting and ideally suited to 160mm travel forks.

Price now INCLUDES Marzocchi 53 S3C2R rear air shock.

The new Codeine 27.5 is ready help you realise your potential on your local trails. Its a true all-mountain monster that can tackle anything, from steep drags up winding fire roads, to bombing your local Northshore features. One bike to rule them all – youre going to ride this until it hurts, and then ride some more.

Available at Planet X for just £599

 



Scott Voltage FR – £400 Off – Last Few

Scott Voltage FR – £400 Off – Last Few

Great bike here for the money. Very last few remaining so be quick if your in the market for a budget freeride & bike park thrasher.

Scott Voltage FR – Now Only £1099

Scott Voltage FR 30 – 2011 – Now only £1099
150mm-170mm travel with a coil shock and Domain 302 forks. Sram group set with avid brakes and Scwalbe, FSA, Truvativ and Alex finishing kit.

Scott Voltage FR 20 – Now only £1499

Scott Voltage FR 20 – Now only £1499
Same again but with Rock Shox Domain dual crowns and a fox vanilla rear coil shock.

Both absolute bargains!

Watch the video and see exactly how you will (or can) ride these bikes 😉

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Lapierre Spicy – Only £1199!! Few remaining!!

Lapierre Spicy – Only £1199!! Few remaining!!

An absolute bargain at only £1199. That’s 600 notes of the RRP. Be quick cos there are not many left at this price! Lightweight all mountain frame with 160mm of travel. Spec with Domain fork, Fox shock, deore and formula brakes.
Check it out over at Rutland

Indecently there is a really interesting video over at dirt mag talking about some all mountain / dh enduro bikes, including a customized Spicy and Zesty. http://dirt.mpora.com/news/dirttv-gravity-enduro-feature.html#comment-79255

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