A new take on progressive droppers, Magura's USB rechargeable post will cost £350

New product: Magura eLect dropper

You may have spotted by now that Magura debuted a new take on dropper posts at Eurobike, introducing the eLect.

With everything else on modern bicycles going digital, the eLect uses ANT+ wireless technology and a USB recharge port to deliver smooth continuous travel up and down action to the desired height.

It’ll fit easily with no consideration needed for routing wires and will deliver around 400 actuations per charge. An indicator on the handlebar mounted remote (pictured below) will shine red when the post is down to its last 20 actuations. That remote controls the post’s motors that open and close the internal oil ports that control the movement. It’s very similar to the system used in the company’s eLect fork. 

Pairing between remote and post is achieved by holding the buttons down on each for eight seconds.

At 595 grams, the 150mm post is about 60 grams heavier than the longer travel version of the Reverb, but in the same ballpark as it’s main competitors.

Both 30.9 and 31.6mm widths are set to be available, each measuring 446mm in length.

Zyro today told BikeBiz: "Retail price will be £350 and we’re hoping to have stock early 2016, but no confirmed dates as yet. The post will be launched at Cycle Vision to the UK market."

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