With decades of experience in mountain bike suspension design, Fox has effortlessly transferred its engineering knowledge to the seatpost market and boasts some of the best dropper posts available today.
If you seek the distinguishing aesthetic of that Kashima coated copper-color seatpost stanchion, or simply prefer the smooth actuation of Fox’s internals, the Transfer is superb.
Although the Transfer range was significantly upgraded earlier this year, the 2021 range only offered a maximum drop of 175mm. In a market where many riders are seeking to maximize their seatpost drop to gain more confidence when rolling down technical terrain, the new standard is 200mm.
During the revised Transfer range launch earlier this year, Fox promised that a 200mm version would join the brand’s dropper seatpost portfolio – and that has now happened.
Those riders who revel in the potential of these new 200mm droppers, on bikes with trimmed seat tubes, will be thrilled by Fox’s latest product addition.
In its 200mm stroke configuration, the latest Fox Transfer has dimensions that extend to 530.7mm of total length, and insertion parameters of between 150mm and 320mm.
The benefits of Fox’s latest Transfer design address the issue of making a 200mm dropper seatpost more compact in its entirety. That allows for a greater diversity of frames to be fitted with the 200mm Transfer.
A crucial design element in achieving 200mm of drop and a compact total length is the Transfer’s head design. Fox’s industrial designers have managed to reshape its seat rail clamp, reducing excess material and making the stanchion ‘virtually’ shorter without trimming its actual effective drop.
Pricing for the 200mm Fox Transfer starts at $299 for the Performance elite, whilst the Kashima finish and Factory specification ups that to $349.
Available seat diameters are 30.9- and 31.6mm, with Fox’s 200mm Transfer weighing 657g.