Unleash Your Descent: TranzX EDP01 Wireless Dropper Post
Dropper posts have revolutionized trail riding, allowing riders to instantly adjust their saddle height for technical descents and efficient climbs. Wireless dropper took that revolution a step further! With that, TransX have put their name in the Wireless Basket with the EDP01. The TranzX EDP01 is a wireless dropper post that eliminates the need for a cable to run from the dropper lever to the post. This makes for a cleaner look and easier installation. The EDP01 is available in 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters, with 150mm, 170mm, or 200mm of travel. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is claimed to last for over 6,000 actuations per charge. The remote uses a CR2032 battery.
The EDP01 has a number of features that make it a compelling option for riders looking for a wireless dropper post. First, it is one of the shortest wireless dropper posts on the market, with an insertion depth of just 290mm. This means that it will fit in a wider range of frames than some other wireless dropper posts. Secondly, the EDP01 is very easy to install. There is no need to run a cable, so you can simply bolt the post into your frame and pair it with the remote. Lastly, the EDP01 is very reliable. TranzX has a good reputation for making quality products, and the EDP01 is no exception.
Overall, the TranzX EDP01 is a great option for riders looking for a wireless dropper post. It is easy to install, reliable, and has a number of features that make it a great choice for riders of all levels.
How's it stack up: TranzX EDP01 compared to Rockshox Reverb AXS Wireless Dropper Post
At a Glance:
|RockShox Reverb AXS
|150mm, 170mm, 200mm
|125mm, 150mm, 170mm
|Clamp-on, under-bar mount
|648g (30.9mm), 748g (31.6mm)
|592g (30.9mm), 692g (31.6mm)
Deployment: Both posts ditch the cable clutter for a clean, wireless setup. The TranzX utilizes a simple clamp-on or under-bar remote, while the Reverb AXS integrates seamlessly with SRAM's AXS ecosystem via a MatchMaker compatible remote.
Travel: The TranzX offers a wider range of travel options, catering to riders tackling steeper terrain with its 200mm drop. Both posts offer industry-standard diameters for compatibility with most frames.
Performance: Both posts boast smooth actuation and reliable operation. The Reverb AXS edges out the TranzX in terms of deployment speed, while the TranzX comes back with a slightly faster return speed. Both offer infinite adjustment within their travel range.
Battery Life: While the TranzX claims a longer lifespan of 600 cycles, the Reverb AXS's 400 cycles are still respectable, and both posts provide low-battery LED indicators.
Weight: The Reverb AXS sheds some grams, making it the lighter option, but the TranzX's weight difference is negligible for most riders.
Price: The TranzX significantly undercuts the Reverb AXS price tag, making it a tempting choice for budget-conscious riders. However, the Reverb AXS integrates seamlessly with other AXS components for a premium experience.
The TranzX EDP01 shines with its wider travel options, competitive performance, and attractive price point. The RockShox Reverb AXS counters with its lightning-fast deployment, AXS integration, and lighter weight, but at a premium. Ultimately, the winner depends on your individual needs and priorities.
For budget-conscious riders seeking a solid wireless dropper with ample travel, the TranzX EDP01 is an excellent choice.
For riders prioritizing speed, integration with other AXS components, and a touch of weight savings, the RockShox Reverb AXS remains the king of the wireless roost.
No matter your choice, both the TranzX EDP01 and RockShox Reverb AXS wireless dropper posts will unleash your inner gravity junkie and elevate your trail experience. So, get out there, shred some singletrack, and enjoy the freedom of dropping on demand!