As one of the first big MTB related announcements from Eurobike, Shimano is launching a dropper post through their “Pro” lineup. Dubbed the Koryak, it’s cable actuated but is only available with 120mm of travel and the price is undetermined at this time. Below is the limited information we have from Shimano in their press release below.
PRO UNVEIL NEW KORYAK DROPPER POST
Designed for enhancing the enjoyment and versatility of your mountain biking, PRO proudly showcases its first cable-integrated dropper post at this year’s Eurobike Show (Friedrichshafen, Germany, 31st August to 4th September)
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 set up, 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 bushes to prolong longevity.
• Post diameter options : 30.9mm or 31.6mm
• Price : TBD
• Availability : October/November, 2016