YEP COMPONENTS seat post PODIO XC Carbon | 80mm
Just under 337g for a hydraulic dropper out of the box - it's possible! The PODIO XC Carbon is the lightest hydraulic dropper post on the market and is aimed squarely at all cross-country racers. The lightweight does not save on robustness or functionality. The support can easily be adjusted to 80 mm travel to suit the respective trail conditions. The control is well protected and integrated into the seat post. The Bowden cable is very easy to attach with the help of the enclosed tool. The mounting of the saddle on the noble clamping head made of UD carbon fiber is also unproblematic. The 2-screw clamp enables the inclination to be adjusted precisely and securely. The PODIO uses an outer tube made of carbon fiber and can be shortened by 115 mm - this is how the hydraulic dropper achieves the feather weight of 309g!
YEP 3.0 hydraulic cartridge
The heart of the PODIO seat post works smoothly and reliably. In-house design for top function and easy handling. The speed of retraction and extension can be easily controlled via the air pressure. Thanks to the hydraulics, the seat height can be freely selected over the 80 mm adjustment range.
maintenance and service
The YEP 3.0 hydraulic cartridge is not industrially sealed and specially designed so that you can repair it in a short time with standard tools and without much prior knowledge. No mailing necessary! With the YEP patented NGC cartridge, there is no gas inside - meaning the cartridge is safe and easy to service. The venting port is located at the head of the seat post! Bleeding is done in five minutes and without removing the post from the bike! Motorex 5WT fork oil is recommended for maintenance.
A full service is recommended once a year or every 300 driving hours. After changing the seals and bleeding, the cartridge is like new.
- mechanical control
- internal cable routing
- NGC NoGasCartridge: The YEP 3.0 hydraulic cartridge contains no gas. Maintenance is simple and safe. No risk of explosion!
- External bleed port: The bleed port is located directly under the clamping head - bleeding without dismantling the dropper!
- Constant Force Oil Valve: Constant flow, independent of the back pressure of the air chamber
- BOOSTair Oversized Air Chamber: Linear behavior, easy actuation
Andrea Chiesa has his roots in motorsport. His "racer mentality" and his passion for mountain biking made him found YEP COMPONENTS. Inspired by innovation and passion, the products are designed with attention to detail in Ticino, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. In close cooperation with other workshops, the clever engineers develop the best possible components for optimal durability and driving experiences. The production and assembly takes place directly in the YEP headquarters. This results in optimal quality control and the entire production receives more attention than would be possible in mass production. The products are then tested right outside the door, on the most beautiful alpine trails in the Swiss Alps. This is YEP COMPONENTS.
Note : The support is delivered without a remote control. Optionally, the YEP COMPONENTS Remote JoyStick Dropper can be purchased.
Area of use: XC, Trail, Gravel
Material: carbon, aluminum AL T6-7075
Material screws: titanium
Operation: internal control (internal train routing) via optionally available remote lever
Diameter: 30.9mm or 31.6mm
Length (A): 305mm shortened and 420mm uncut (when extended)
Adjustment range (B): 80 mm
Minimum insertion depth (C): 100 mm (incl. control)
min. possible usable height (D): 225 mm (shortened) (top edge of seat clamp to bottom edge of seat frame)
max. possible usable height (E): 420 mm (upper edge of seat clamp to lower edge of saddle frame)
Compatibility seat stays: round (7x7 mm) and oval (7x9 mm)
Mode of operation: hydraulic - pneumatic
Feature: low-maintenance, 2-position control
max. rider weight: 95 KG
Weight according to the manufacturer: 309g / 331g (30.9 mm - shortened / unabridged), 319g / 345g (31.6 mm - shortened / unabridged)
Weight weighed: 336g (30.9mm), 348g (31.6mm)
Scope of delivery:
1x seat post
2x 0.9mm trains
1x 3mm outer sleeve
2x end caps for 3 mm outer shell
1x assembly tool
1x bleed kit
WITHOUT remote lever and hydraulic oil
More information from the manufacturer
The internally controlled seat post ensures a tidy look on your bike. Please make sure that your frame allows the installation of seat posts with internal cable routing.