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X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost

USD$199.95
Item #: SE266G03
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X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost

A "dropper" seatpost has quickly become the must-have accessory for todays 5-6" travel trailbikes. Why? These bikes are being ridden more and more aggressively, and riders want to ride them all over the mountain. A height-adjustable seatpost allows you to ride with the post at full height for pedaling performance, then drop it down and out of the way for more aggressive, steep terrain.

X-Fusions entry, the HILO, uses a hydraulic mechanism to allow 100mm of travel adjustment, activated by a convenient bar-mounted remote.

  • Includes handlebar remote
  • Passes CEN Testing for fatigue and impact
  • 420mm long
  • claimed 620 grams
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X-Fusion ShoxX-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (11)
  • Racing (3)
  • Upgrade (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great investment for fun on the trail

I purchased this seatpost to give myself more confidence since I am not a great descender. Plus, I ride a hard tail. I was immediately impressed as soon as I pulled the product...Read complete review

I purchased this seatpost to give myself more confidence since I am not a great descender. Plus, I ride a hard tail. I was immediately impressed as soon as I pulled the product out of its packaging. It is the lowest model in the X-Fusion seastpost line, but it doesn't feel like a lesser product. The fit and finish are both great.

An important note is that the product pic that Jenson has on their site is the older model. I was overjoyed when I realized that the product I received was the 2014 model with the newer head (similar to their more expensive offerings).

Installation was easy although their instruction manual was lacking. Fortunately the X-Fusion website has installation videos. The cockpit lever and seatpost are well designed and fit with no issues. There's no slippage so far (I am about 140lb) although I did purchase some fiber grip just in case.

Operation is simple. Just move the lever in any direction you choose. The post moves up and down smoothly and by the sound/feel, you can easily tell when the post has reached its maximum height.

The two big concerns with dropper posts are weight and reliability. The Hilo feels heavier than my fixed post, but only slightly. I think the functionality is worth the extra weight to be honest. Unfortunately, I am not able to talk about reliability since the product is still new, but it feels solid so if it continues to perform as it does now for a long time, then I will be happy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Failed After a Month of Use

The X-Fusion Hilo was easy to install and worked great for the 1st month. On my last ride I noticed a little oil leaking. By the end of the ride, the seals had...Read complete review

The X-Fusion Hilo was easy to install and worked great for the 1st month. On my last ride I noticed a little oil leaking. By the end of the ride, the seals had failed and oil was leaking everywhere. Maybe I got a lemon, but I'm switching to a different brand.

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4.0

I dig this post the most

By Crash McGillicutty

from Richmond, VA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Reasonably Priced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about X-Fusion Shox X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost:

    I think that the benefits of dropper posts are well established by now, so I won't dwell on that. I've had it out for several rides and it's functioned fine so far. The BAT multi-directional handlebar switch is a nice touch. I really like the infinite adjustment that the post allows me to have - hit the lever and drop or raise it anywhere within its travel.

    I dinged it a star because of the nearly non-existent installation instructions and no link provided to access to them. Fortunately a Google/youtube search netted an installation video that worked well enough. The cable bolt and washer are weakly glued to the packing foam in the product box rather than being contained in one of the small plastic bags, so you might not want to go tearing into the packaging like some agitated gorilla unless you want to lose these tiny items.

    I have not had it long enough to comment on reliability; the one weak point of hydraulic dropper posts thus far (other than price).

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Your MTB life will change forever

    By Tangolima600

    from King of Prussia, PA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing
      • Upgrade

      Comments about X-Fusion Shox X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost:

      Even on an entry level XC bike this seat post will make your confidence skyrocket as you progress through more challenging, technical downhills where keeping your COG behind the wheel is necessary then returning to the right height to tear up the uphill. Infinite positions gives you the flexibility to adapt to any terrain and riding scenario. Looks great, even the remote. Couldn't recommend this more.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Dropper

      By Steven

      from Oklahoma City, OK

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Operation

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about X-Fusion Shox X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost:

        Great dropper. Some people complain about return speed but I prefer the slower, consistent rise of the seat (for obvious reasons). The trigger system is awesome - very easy operation and versatile setup options.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Exactly what you was looking for!

        By Swashbuckler

        from Fort Collins, CO

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about X-Fusion Shox X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost:

          The post looked great out of the box. Instructions weren't helpful, but there are videos specifically for the Hilo that helped me set it up in about an hour. I only have 4 rides on it and it has worked flawlessly. I was concerned 125mm wasn't going to be enough but it is more than enough. At its highest position I sit high enough, and at it lowest I can stretch far enough to get my bum on the tire. There is no play when sitting on it. Just a great cheaply priced dropper post. Get one!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A good compromise

          By Mikes

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Great Value

          Cons

          • Slow Return

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about X-Fusion Shox X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost:

          The post loses height or sags 15 mm after 30 mins of use. It takes some time for it to return to fully extended position. In some cases, it doesn't fully return without any help.

          I am able to overlook the abovementioned deficiencies given its attractive price. I also find that the unintentional sagging actually works for me as I like to ride "high" on uphills and lower it a bit for cruising. In this case, I don't have to fiddle with it after climbs.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Birdman

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing
            • Upgrade

            Comments about X-Fusion Shox X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost:

            I have been looking into dropper posts for some time and took a chance on this post without seeing it in person.
            I was very impressed at the overall design of this post. especially the way the cable actuates the dropper function. It has a free moving lever arm and a set screw to hold the cable in place making setup easy and function flawless.
            Seat mount is solid and easily adjustable.
            I tad on the heavy side, but when used right, a dropper will make you faster on the trails no matter the added weight.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            X Fusion Hilo Dropper Seaetpost

            By Chris

            from Santa Clarita

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing

            Comments about X-Fusion Shox X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost:

            Great seat post perfect for trail riding no extra play solid feel only con would be the weight.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great investment for fun on the trail

            By Dirt Dad

            from Diamond Bar

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Needs Better Instructions
            • Weight

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about X-Fusion Shox X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost:

            I purchased this seatpost to give myself more confidence since I am not a great descender. Plus, I ride a hard tail. I was immediately impressed as soon as I pulled the product out of its packaging. It is the lowest model in the X-Fusion seastpost line, but it doesn't feel like a lesser product. The fit and finish are both great.

            An important note is that the product pic that Jenson has on their site is the older model. I was overjoyed when I realized that the product I received was the 2014 model with the newer head (similar to their more expensive offerings).

            Installation was easy although their instruction manual was lacking. Fortunately the X-Fusion website has installation videos. The cockpit lever and seatpost are well designed and fit with no issues. There's no slippage so far (I am about 140lb) although I did purchase some fiber grip just in case.

            Operation is simple. Just move the lever in any direction you choose. The post moves up and down smoothly and by the sound/feel, you can easily tell when the post has reached its maximum height.

            The two big concerns with dropper posts are weight and reliability. The Hilo feels heavier than my fixed post, but only slightly. I think the functionality is worth the extra weight to be honest. Unfortunately, I am not able to talk about reliability since the product is still new, but it feels solid so if it continues to perform as it does now for a long time, then I will be happy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Failed After a Month of Use

            By JD

            from Reno, NV

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Seals Failed

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about X-Fusion Shox X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost:

            The X-Fusion Hilo was easy to install and worked great for the 1st month. On my last ride I noticed a little oil leaking. By the end of the ride, the seals had failed and oil was leaking everywhere. Maybe I got a lemon, but I'm switching to a different brand.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Rock solid dropper

            By rktek

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Great Operation
            • Video On Site Helpful

            Cons

            • Install Manual Is Weak

            Best Uses

            • Fat Biking
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about X-Fusion Shox X-Fusion Hilo Dropper Seatpost:

            All in all a very nice quality post. Installation manual is very vague. The install video on x-fusion website was extremely helpful although the model on the video had different hardware than what I received. Had to figure out where some parts were going.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items.