Enve entered the dropper post market by launching its G-series dropper post with 40mm of travel. But it’s not for sending it on a trail bike – this dropper post is specifically designed for gravel bikes
As gravel tires get wider and some bike brands add suspension to their gravel bikes, dropper posts are the natural next step for gravel riders who prefer more technical terrain.
The G-Series post is designed to shed mud while being compatible with saddlebags and bike panniers thanks to an inverted design. It weighs 375 grams (but can be cut to reduce weight) and measures 27.2mm in diameter. It also includes shims to allow the post to be used on frames that require 30.9mm or 31.6mm seatposts.
“Gravel riding and racing is dynamic and having a dropper post in your toolbox can give riders a significant advantage due to the increased control and therefore confidence that the lowering your center of gravity. With that in mind, we set out to develop a lightweight dropper post that guaranteed confidence-inspiring reliability in every aspect,” said VP of Consumer Experience Jake Pantone.
The G-Series dropper will work with most cable-actuated dropper post remote levers, though Enve also offers a lever kit for internally routed frames.
“Almost as challenging as the design of the stem itself was the design of our new dropper stem lever. It is both challenging from a spatial packaging perspective and from a functional ergonomic perspective. “, explained Pantone. allows actuation from hoods and drops. Additionally, the lever is angled and textured for improved functionality and ergonomics.
For riders who struggle with technical descents on gravel courses, a dropper can help improve the feeling of stability and control by making it easier to navigate trickier sections. Of course, honing your gravel skills by training on technical terrain is more important than any gear, but small perks can make the difference on race day.
The G-Series dropper post and lever are available now. The dropper post sells for $325, while the dropper post lever sells for $65.
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