9point8 Fall Line Dropper Post

On The Trail

Over nearly seven months of testing, the Fall Line has done its job without complaint — it’s gone up when I wanted it to and stayed put when asked. The Fall Line is also smoother in its operation than most posts I’ve tried of late, and also has notably little side-to-side play. To be honest, neither of those is especially important to me, personally — I don’t really notice either on the trail — but for folks who do care more, the Fall Line is impressive.

The return speed of the Fall Line is adjustable by way of air pressure in the spring (see the Installation & Setup section above for more on that) but I wasn’t able to crank it up to super-fast return speeds before the extra air pressure started to overwhelm the brake, and the post would creep up. That said, I was entirely happy with the return speeds that I could safely achieve, and only tried to go faster in the interest of testing; unless you’re specifically after a very fast returning post, I think the Fall Line will be entirely adequate for most people.

I also got along well with the Digit 2.0 remote. It’s a relatively conventional shifter-style affair, and while there are a lot of good options in that genre that I’m totally happy using, the Digit 2.0 does a better job than many of being adjustable for different positions and to work around other controls, and its action is notably light. The tradeoff there is that the throw is somewhat longer than some other, mostly shorter levers out there, but I didn’t find it to be excessive or an issue in any way. The Digit 2.0 also clamps the cable at the lever end (the correct orientation, in my opinion) and has a nice grippy knurled surface on the paddle. It’s a nice lever.