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Matej Mohorič says dropper posts are “the future of cycling” after Milan-San Remo win

Matej Mohorič says dropper posts are "the future of cycling" after Milan-San Remo win

Matej Mohorič won Saturday’s Milan-San Remo with a hair-raising descent off the Poggio that will live long in the memory. The Slovenian’s daring was aided…

Tuesday, Mar 22

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Matej Mohorič won Saturday’s Milan-San Remo with a hair-raising descent off the Poggio that will live long in the memory. The Slovenian’s daring was aided by the use of a dropper post , making his victory in the Italian Monument even more remarkable.

“I’ve been thinking about this race all winter. The goal was to train very well in the winter on the mountains, so that I could come over the Poggio,” Mohorič said after his victory on the Via Roma. “Then I could show my descending abilities in the descent. The team had prepared a special bike for me for that.”

The ‘special bike’ included a Fox Transfer SL Performance Elite dropper post. It’s marketed for XC and gravel use although this may change given Mohorič’s heroics. The post lowers the seat by 50 or 70mm depending on the model and has a claimed weight of 327g and 338g respectively.

While we don’t know the exact weight of the stock Merida S-Flex carbon post normally featured on the Baharin team Sculturas, it’s fair to say that the use of the dropper is likely to have added at around 150 grams to the overall weight of Mohorič’s bike.

To use the post Mohorič had to forgo his favoured aero bike, a Merida Reacto, for the brand’s all-rounder, the Scultura. The Reacto requires a proprietary aero post, while the Scultura can run any 27.2mm post.

"My bike was specifically tuned for the descent of the Poggio,” the 27-year-old Bahrain Victorious rider said. “It gave me […]

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