Will a dropper seatpost make you faster? Well Neil has put his two cross country bikes against the clock to see if a dropper will help him round a quick cross country loop!
With more and bikes coming with dropper seatposts and more pros using them in cross country world cups, it was time for Neil to put it to the test and find out if riding with a dropper seatpost really does make you faster.
Neil is riding his Canyon Lux and Scott Spark round a short 6 – 7 minute cross country loop. The Scott is equipped with a dropper seatpost, but the Canyon has a traditional fixed post. Although the dropper post will be heavier, it does allow the rider to manoeuvre the bike on descents more easily. But will it be enough?