BikeYoke’s popular Revive dropper post runs reliably with a built in bleeding function, and they have had lots of requests for a shorter travel, reliable and superlight dropper post for the Marathon and XC riding and racing.
BikeYoke did their homework, to figure out the exact demands for a short travel and light weight post. The spoke with Italian DMT Racing Team with UCI Mountainbike World Champion Tiago Ferreira, Hans Becking, Jose Dias and Ieva Veckute, who will be on the Divine SL for the 2019 racing season.
The result of extensive research and development is the DIVINE SL, the lightest 30.9/31.6 production dropper post that has these features:
- 400mm total length (cuttable to 285mm)
- 80mm drop
- 385g in a 30.9mm size at full length
- cuttable to 285mm (sub 350g)
- Dedicated 2-by and under bar trigger style
- Internal cable routing
- Oval and carbon rail compatibility
- Available in 30.9 and 31.6mm
The internals were completely redesigned in comparison to other droppers, and BikeYoke implemented them into a shell, that is designed for maximum weight reduction. The mast is tapered on the upper outside, right underneath the collar. BikeYoke feel that as XC posts are not inserted all the way into the frame, this was an area where weight could be trimmed. The masts lower is tapered on the inside and can be cut off to save extra weight, in case you do not need the full length. This allows weight reduction to as low as 345g.
The length adjustable (6mm) paddle on the new Triggy X allows – besides position tuning – for a lighter or crisper remote feel. Triggy X is designed for 1-by drivetrains with left side, under-bar mounting. Triggy X can be mounted to the handlebar via standalone clamp or you can mate it with basically any major brake lever via matchmaking adapters for SRAM, Shimano, Magura, Formula and Hope.
The 2-by remote can be mounted on either side of the handlebar and is for riders who are using 2-by or 3-by drivetrains. It is pushed from up to down.
The Divine SL can be taken apart and serviced with basic tools and there is no oil reservoir to open up. BIkeYoke claim it is s 10 minute job. BikeYoke won’t be offering the post in 27.2mm until they can find a way to make it reliable enough, stating that the tube size just has too much flex. The Divine SL can be changed from a 30.9 to 31.6mm lower, if you do change frames.
The dropper posts will be available via the BikeYoke website, from late November.