Today Shimano has released details on their new PRO dropper seatpost called the Koryak. It offers 120mm of infinite adjustment and is available in 30.9/31.6 sizes. It features internal cable routing and has multiple levers for various placement. Details inside from Shimano.
PRO Enters Mountain Bike Dropper Post Market
New Koryak dropper post delivers 120mm of unlimited adjustment, internal cable routing and multiple lever options
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (August 30, 2016) – Designed to inspire confidence through versatility, adaptability and performance synonymous with the PRO name, the Koryak dropper post is a first from the brand.
Weighing in at 520g (including remote and cable) and available in 30.9- or 31.6mm diameter options, the Koryak adjustable alloy seat post brings 120mm of smooth non-indexed travel for on-the-fly adjustability.
The smooth downward movement and quick, responsive upwards rebound of the post is provided by a replaceable air cartridge. The mechanism is operated by an internally routed cable, which runs down the seat post and through the frame, and is connected to a bar-mounted lever by Shimano’s OPTISLICK cables for optimum performance in the face of dirt and mud.
Two lever options are available, a regular up/down lever which can be mounted on the left or right of the bars, or a Firebolt-style lever (compatible with Shimano I-Spec II) for those running 1×11 or a SHIMANO SYNCHRONIZED SHIFT drivetrain, which takes advantage of the free left hand shift lever position for operating the dropper post. A full complement of spares are available including air cartridges and new bushings to prolong longevity.
Availability – Fall 2016.
Shimano has a good track record of producing reliable products with support so this should sell well if the pricing is good. We’ve reached out for pricing and will update this post accordingly.