The OneUp Parts Dropper Publish is my favorite dropper: the brand new V3 is even lighter, boasts much less stack top, and retains the 240mm rise


OneUp Parts claims it’s up tp 70g lighter than its predecessor, and 238g lighter than a RockShox Reverb AXS dropper

OneUp Parts has launched its newest dropper put up, known as the V3 it comes with an entire host of enhancements on the One Up Dropper Publish V2, which we reviewed when it got here out again in 2020. We even favored it a lot we featured it in our roundup of the finest dropper seatposts final 12 months. Famend for its lengthy size dimension choices, the V3 seems to be like its taking this one step additional with a most 240mm size and now lighter weight too.

OneUp Components V3 Dropper Post

The V3 dropper is available in six size choices

 

OneUp Parts V3 dropper put up must know:

  • OneUp says it’s 60-70g lighter than the 545g V2 we examined
  • Prices £291.99 for V3 dropper or £320.99 for V3 dropper and V3 distant
  • A claimed 75% smoother actuation and discount in breakaway drive
  • IGUS self-lubricating bushings
  • 10mm shorter whole size
  • Accessible in 90mm, 120mm, 150mm, 180mm, 210mm and 240mm lengths
  • V3 distant bought individually at £44.99

What’s new with the OneUp V3?

The V2 was given 10/10 by us again in 2020, however the V3 has been three years within the making and claims to be smoother, lighter and extra dependable. OneUp additionally claims the V3  has the “shortest stack and whole size of some other dropper.” In idea, this implies riders with smaller frames can utilise an extended dropper put up.

Making gentle work of it

OneUp says the V3 is between 60 and 70 grams lighter than the V2, with the burden financial savings largely coming from a brand new hydraulic cartridge. The corporate says this by no means must be inflated. When you’re a critical weight weenie, it can save you much more weight (10g) with the Ti Bolt Improve Equipment.

The burden of the shortest journey put up (90mm) is 325g for the 30.9mm choice, or 304g for the 27.2mm choice. On the different finish of the size, the 240mm size put up weighs a claimed 585g for the 30.9mm choice and 765g for the 34.9mm model.

OneUp Components V3 Dropper Post

The compressed stack top of the V3 is 10mm shorter than that of the V2

Easy operator

OneUp additionally says that working the V3 is considerably smoother than the V2. An all-new cartridge design is behind this improve in effectivity, with a claimed 75% much less drive required to place by the lever when seated to get it to work. It additionally requires much less breakaway drive to get it going.

The seals have additionally been upgraded, with a brand new collar and customized SKF wiper seal designed to maintain filth ingress out. Bushings have additionally been addressed, with a brand new low-friction and self-lubricating IGUS materials getting used. Posts in 180mm – 240mm lengths include an additional bushing to help the rise in overlap. OneUp claims these two upgrades will maintain the V3 operating easily with much less upkeep required in comparison with the V2.

The pins have additionally been checked out, and to remove rotational play, OneUp has elevated the variety of anti-rotation pins in addition to including two outsized polymer ones.

Go to the bike store much less

For these of us who like to keep up our personal droppers, OneUp says that the V3 may be totally dissasembled in lower than 10 minutes. It doesn’t state the time it’ll take so that you can keep in mind how one can put it again to gether, however we digress. The purpose they’re making an attempt to make is that you simply don’t want a load of specialized instruments – as an alternative, a 14mm spanner, and 2mm and 5mm Allen keys are all it takes.

The model suggests 120 hour service intervals for cleansing and greasing, and 350 hours for a full rebuild. Every put up will include a two 12 months guarantee.

OneUp Components V3 Dropper Post

OneUP claims you solely want two Allen keys and a 14mm spanner to fully disassemble the V3

The OneUp Parts V3 dropper particulars

The V3 is accessible in 4 diameters: 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 34.9mm and 27.2mm. The 27.2mm put up solely is available in 90mm and 120mm lengths. The V3 additionally comes within the following size choices: 90mm, 120mm, 150mm, 180mm, 210mm and 240mm.

The V3 distant, which the dropper is “designed to work completely” with, is bought individually at £44.99. Ultimatately, should you don’t need to run the V3 distant then you’ll be able to select one thing else.

If you wish to pay money for one, you will discover the V3 and V3 Distant at oneupcomponents.com.

Pricing:

  • V3 Dropper Publish solely – £289.99
  • V3 Distant – £44.99
  • V3 Dropper Publish and V3 Distant – £315.99