Magura was first to market with a wireless, electronically actuated dropper seatpost. But whether it was challenges with OEM spec or the slow-ish reaction time and performance, it never caught on the way the Rockshox Reverb AXS has.
The latest is the third-edition Vyron MDS-V3 dropper post aims to change that with nearly instantaneous wireless actuation, new hydraulic internals that let you drop it faster, and IP67 waterproof construction. Oh, and you never have to recharge it… The new Magura Vyron uses a Bluetooth connection to sync the new remote with the dropper, which they say allows for extremely quick signal transfer. Hold the button for as long as you want the valve open, release to close, just like you would with a traditional cable remote.
You use your body weight to drop it -it’s not an automatic dropper- so you can position it anywhere within its travel. Push the button again to release it and it’ll quickly return to full height.
Inside, a redesigned hydraulic system and higher-speed actuator move oil between the chambers more quickly, allow faster height adjustments and returns.
The most notable difference between the Vyron and Reverb (other than about $300 at retail) is that the Vyron uses standard, replaceable batteries rather than a rechargeable system. The post uses a CR2 battery, and the remote uses a common CR2032 coin cell battery.
They say the post’s battery is good for about a full year of use. If that holds up, it’s a considerable increase over the Reverb.
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