This has already been a big year for launches from Wolf Tooth Components, but it seems they’ve saved the best for last. Looking at their vast product catalog now, it’s hard to believe they started not that long ago with a single chainring. From that chainring, they’ve evolved to offer everything from bottle cages to complete bikes under the Otso brand.
And now? Well, now you can add a dropper post to that list too.
A typically obsessively-engineered dropper post that will make it stand out against a sea of existing dropper posts, that is. In spite of being one of the most over-used phrases, dropper posts are one of those true game-changers in the world of mountain biking. When utilized properly, they have the ability to change the way you ride – but they can also be annoying maintenance hogs, depending on the model.
For their Resolve dropper post , WTC set out to create a post that would never need manual bleeding or need an expensive replacement cartridge.
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Instead of relying on an internal floating piston (IFP) which can allow air to slip by the seal and mix with the oil causing it to become squishy, the WTC Resolve uses a proprietary needle and piston cartridge design that self-bleeds. The actuation of the dropper post routinely performs this self-bleeding procedure, keeping the post from going squishy in the long run.
Technically, it is possible for the Resolve dropper to become squishy in extreme cases […]