Wolf Tooth introduces a remote seatpost control for road and gravel handlebars
Those who want to emulate Matej Mohoric by installing a dropper post on their road bike or intend to make more extreme use of their gravel bike by installing this accessory will find in the new Wolf Tooth remote control an excellent combination that allows to operate the seatpost both from the levers and from the curve of the handlebar.
New remote control for dropper posts and curved handlebar from Wolf Tooth
The trend to seek a more aggressive use of the gravel bike has led some to start mounting suspension forks and dropper posts. In the case of the latter, it is normal to resort to existing mountain bike models, designed for the XC modality.
The problem with dropper posts designed for mountain bikes is that their operating controls are usually designed for the flat handlebars used in this modality. Fortunately, there are component brands like Wolf Tooth that have remote controls that we can mount on a curved handlebar.
The Wolf Tooth dropper post remote control has a butterfly-shaped design that anchors in the curve area so that, thanks to its generous lever size, we can operate it both if we are holding onto the levers and, obviously, from the curve of the handlebar.
Its manufacturing quality stands out, with details such as having a pair of small bearings at its pivot point instead of a simple friction bushing as would be usual in such a simple component. This allows for much smoother operation and avoids annoying play in the lever.
A control that we can purchase directly from the Wolf Tooth website and that has a price of 60 €.