Magura Vyron Seatpost Unboxing and Installation
It finally has arrived! The wireless electronic remote dropper seatpost Magura Vyron.
Why this wireless one? I did not want to fiddle with cable routing, as my rig does not have means for internal dropper post cable routing.
The post after cutting a zip-tie holding it but before extracting contents from the packaging:
Side view of the packaging. It is visible that this post comes with ø30.9 mm, one of only two diameters currently offered by Magura:
The box contents: the seatpost, users manual, microUSB cable for charging (a standard one), remote control, a battery CR2032 for the remote, two rubber o-rings of slightly different sizes to attach it to a handlebar, and one more piece of rubber/plastic for mounting the remote. The WTB saddle is bought separately; it is here only for the picture completeness.
The plastic part near the top of the seatpost, seen from the left side. The white rectangle with rounded edges is a button and a seal tat hides the on/off switch and microUSB socket for charging, as well as some LEDs. The saddle bolts have T25 heads. Not a very convenient type for my taste; hopefully, they can be exchanged for any decent M5 bolts of appropriate length. For now, I let them stay.
Put the seatpost to charge. The claimed time to finish from empty is 3 hours; in my case, it charged faster than that, as its battery was not empty. As changing is active, the LED blinks red, though the photo below did not catch it:
There is a Schader valve at the lower end of the seatpost. Let’s inflate it to stated pressure with a high-pressure shock pump: from 13 to 15 bar:
The saddle has to be mounted as well. Two-bolt clamping is as convenient as always. f only those were not T25 star-heads:
The Rac Face 38 teeth single front chainring. It is unrelated to the seatpost installation. It is here just for no reason:
Right, the seatpost has been charged, it is time to grease it and insert into the seat tube. At the photo below, it is inserted as deep as bottle mounting bosses on the frame allow it: Now all 150 mm of its adjustment are used, it is raised to its maximum: I wish I could test it immediately; yet, I am still recovering after a crash.