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Item # RCF002N

All-weather convenience.

Instead of constantly interrupting your ride to pull the quick-release lever every time the terrain changes while your ride crew gets rowdy up ahead, you could be pushing a button and adjusting the Race Face Turbine Dropper Seatpost in seconds. Taking inspiration from hydraulic droppers with the Turbine's mechanical design, Race Face equipped it with a solid two-bolt clamp and stealth internal routing to keep the lines of your frame looking clean. If you can't resist riding in cold early season temps, the Turbine won't be slowed down by a surprise snow shower or a chilly alpine breeze. The Turbine's solid aluminum construction equips it to handle plenty of on-trail shenanigans; choose which side you want the included remote mounted on then head out to the nearest singletrack and go play.

  • Mechanical dropper post for seamless trail riding
  • Solid, lightweight construction can handle technical lines
  • Won't be slowed down by cold weather or precipitation
  • Stealth routing keeps frame clean and uncluttered
  • Included remote mounts on either side of bars

Tech Specs

7050 aluminum
30.9 mm, 31.6 mm
350 mm, 375 mm, 415 mm, 440 mm
0 mm
100 mm, 125 mm, 150 mm
Claimed Weight:
495 g
Recommended Use:
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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In a nutshell, it's a good dropper post

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought a Turbine to avoid the issues friends are facing with their hydraulic-actuated droppers. It has no hose to bleed, and when it malfunctions, you can still ride it home. In a nutshell, it's a decent post, but it comes with its own unique problems.

First, setup was not easy. Despite proper cable tension, after the first ride, I couldn't get the seat to lock in the down position. Two visits to my local shop, four re-installs, one brand new cable, and still no fix. I was on the verge of warrantying it until midway through the next ride, when it miraculously started working again. Six or seven rides later, it seems to be working great, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it was just a break-in issue.

Second, the return speed seems to be the same (fast!) no matter what air pressure is in the post. Range is from 20-40; I have 22psi in mine and it still shoots up like it wants to punch me where it counts.

Third, the stock remote lever is awkward to actuate and impossible to mount in a comfortable, non-exposed position. I'm looking at the 1x lever, but dreading the hassle of reinstalling the cable on top of the $60 expense.

Would I buy it again? Maybe, since all I hear are horror stories about every other post. I don't understand why, with a dozen manufacturers out there, nobody seems to make a post that doesn't break (KS) doesn't cost a mint (Thom$$$on) doesn't ask for $200 of rebuilds (Reverb) per season, and has a decent lever. So, to sum it up, this is the best dropper post for me - no come without issues, you just need to decide what you are willing to sacrifice.

winter fat favorite--going to summer rig

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Got into fat/snow biking this past winter in a serious way. Exploring and just wanting to ride more trails more often left me wanting a dropper post for snow biking. Not so much for raucous downhills with my tail hanging off the back, but to start and stop when there is deep snow either side of the trail. Mechanical droppers are loved by the snow biking crowd as hydraulics thicken up in cold temps... This mechanical dropper just works...ridden in temps well below freezing (into the low teens). And unlike my KS Lev, no seat movement/noise like that on my carbon f/s whip... I'm toying with a new summer bike and thinking about which dropper to put on it...having a hard time justifying buying anything when I can just pinch this off my fattie until snow flies again. FWIW--the Haven and Turbine droppers all license the 9point8 dropper internals and as such, should all operate the same. If you like to bling out your bike, race face offers different colors in anodized remotes (thumb lever). Bottom line--infinitely adjustable; comparable or lower weight than most other droppers; easy setup and so far for me, trouble free (even after getting caked in salt grime at 80mph and freezing sleet on the hitch rack going back and forth to Idaho to ride).

winter fat favorite--going to summer rig

I have an XL Tallboy 1, I believe it has a 30.9mm diameter. What I don't know is what length limitations I could run into, ie 375, 415, 440 - what do I need to measure to be sure one of those lengths won't be too long or too short?

Hey Tim - The best length will depend on your frame size and inseam. You will most likely want the 440 mm with 150 mm travel if you are riding an XL Tallboy. Feel free to contact me directly to discuss your options or with any additional questions.

- Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com - 801-736-4337

There is no select option for the 31.6x440mm model. Is this size purposely not being stocked, or is this a web page error?

Hey Ross - We are stocking the 31.6 x 440mm, 150mm Travel option but it is not due to arrive for two weeks. Contact me directly and I would be glad to put one on hold for you. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions.

- Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com - 801-736-4337