Dropper posts are great and you won’t find many current enduro bikes without one. A student project of the DHBW Heidenheim (Germany), aims to further improve on the concept. They are developing a new kind of post, which one can lower without pushing down the saddle with your body weight. Help this ambitious project by taking their survey!


Especially those of you, who race, may know the problem: Every time you change from a pedaling section (saddle up) into a downhill section (saddle down), you lose some time, because you can’t pedal while you push down the saddle with your bodyweight. In the future, you don’t need to do that, saving you some precious seconds – at least that’s the plan of the project group of Max Schwarz.

The team is working on three approaches at the moment: Either they want to modify an existing seatpost with an Co2-cartridge or they plan on using an electric motor. The 9 man team is still figuring out, what variant works better. Simultaneously they’re running a market survey – you can help this ambitious project with your participation! It’s only five minutes of your time!

Zur Umfrage!


The project is intended to run for multiple semesters and has big goals: At the end should be an marketable product. Check out delta-m.de and their Facebook page for more information and regular updates.

Words: Aaron Steinke

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Aaron Steinke

Aaron was our first employee and actively helped make our company what it is today, significantly shaping the look and direction of our various magazines. Aaron has been pursuing his own projects since mid-2020 but he continues to advise and support us on issues of marketing and technology. For many years, you would usually have found Aaron at casual enduro races, but increasingly you'll find him riding his road bike – long live freedom on two wheels!