ENVE has launched its first gravel dropper post, the G Series Dropper Seatpost, with 40mm travel.
The ENVE G Series Dropper Seatpost is available in a single 27.2mm-diameter option, weighs a claimed 395g and costs £345 / $325. At the time of writing, European and Australian pricing are not available.
The release of the G Series Dropper Seatpost indicates the technology’s increasing adoption beyond mountain biking, where it was developed.
ENVE G Series Dropper Seatpost spec and details
To meet a rider’s preferences and save up to 50g, the post’s 350mm overall length can be trimmed by as much as 130mm, according to ENVE.
The brand also claims the G Series Dropper Seatpost has a minimum stack height of 145mm.
A low stack height keeps the post out of the way when it is down, allowing greater freedom of movement.
ENVE adds this is the lowest stack height for a dropper post on the market.
The cable-actuated Dropper Seatpost only works with internally routed frames.
Most remote levers, including left shifters that convert to dropper post levers, and all cable-actuated levers are compatible, according to ENVE.
The brand claims the G Series Dropper Seatpost’s inverted design permits a more reliable cartridge mechanism in the post’s 27.2mm diameter. A similar design is used on DT Swiss’ 232 One dropper post.
Although the G Series Dropper Seatpost is designed primarily for drop-bar riding, ENVE says it can also be used on cross-country mountain bikes.
Shims supplied with the post are claimed to make it compatible with 30.9mm and 31.6mm seatpost clamps.
The G Series Dropper Seatpost’s two-bolt saddle clamp fits all rail types and is easily adjustable, according to ENVE.
ENVE has simultaneously released the G Series Dropper Remote Lever.
The brand says you can pull the lever with your finger from the hoods or push the thumb extension from the drops.
The G Series Dropper Remote Lever is compatible with most cable-actuated dropper posts.
Weighing 35g, it is sold separately for $65. UK pricing to be confirmed.