The BikeYoke Revive dropper seatpost that set the benchmark for reliability and serviceability is quickly to go wi-fi, in a brand new electronically actuated improve that can put an finish to any inner cable routing hassles. We obtained a primary look and a few first saddle drops on some practically completed prototypes right now, and it seems actually promising.
Plus, BikeYoke’s Stefan Sack at all times has loads of cool concepts bouncing round within his head, so he confirmed me some prototype mountain bike pedals and a brand new handlebar, too!
BikeYoke Revive Wi-fi digital MTB dropper seatpost
The key to BikeYoke’s new Revive Wi-fi dropper is that the one elements which are utterly new are the digital dropper actuator, the wi-fi distant, and every personal’s rechargeable batteries. The technical hydraulic internals are the identical confirmed Revive mechanical dropper applied sciences, right down to the truth that the wi-fi publish shares the identical service elements because the common Revives.
That’s type of an enormous deal, as a result of that is going to be an costly dropper, however you may make certain that the publish will proceed to go up and down easily for a very long time, and any bounce you get from air sneaking previous its inner seals is definitely corrected with the little Revive reset lever.
The Revive Wi-fi dropper communicates with its wi-fi distant through Bluetooth LE. That additionally means there is a chance for a little bit of adjustability within the velocity of return through a companion cellular app, however you received’t want an app to make use of and even arrange the dropper. Each distant & dropper have 2 tiny LEDs (pink & inexperienced) that can present the battery standing of one another at a easy look.
Each wi-fi dropper and distant have their very own self-contained li-ion inner battery that’s mentioned to work for ‘a number of’ months of standard use, rechargeable with a regular USB-C port on every. Which means eradicating the publish out of your bike to cost, which Stefan says is type of a bonus function to verify mountain bike riders don’t depart their publish in ceaselessly till it seizes of their body.
BikeYoke says the brand new wi-fi dropper is definitely even a bit lighter than the unique variations. The electrical actuator that opens and closes the valve to function the publish does add a little bit of weight, however that’s offset by the truth that the small self-contained wi-fi distant is significantly lighter than a mechanical distant with a protracted phase of steady housing and wire cable inside.
The addition of the actuator does add about 13mm extra total publish insertion size on the backside of the dropper, however BikeYoke has additionally trimmed roughly 5mm of stack off the publish’s head – ensuing within the wi-fi dropper being about 10mm longer than a mechanical Revive.