Fox Transfer lighter and longer

Fox Transfer dropper post
The new Transfer has a better remote and seat clamp (Image credit: Fox)

Fox is offering a redesigned range of Transfer dropper seatposts for the 2021 model year.

The Californian mountain bike suspension specialist has reacted to frame design trends, which are prioritising shorter seat tubes, to allow for longer droppers.

Fox’s engineers have managed to retain all the features riders value in the Transfer dropper seatpost range while altering the structure to allow for shorter minimum insertion depts. Mountain bikers are demanding more travel from their dropper seatposts and one way to maximise that is by making the casing shorter.

The Fox Transfer range is unchanged in its four travel configurations, which remain at 100mm, 125mm, 150mm and 175mm. Frame convergence for the 2021 Transfer is either 30.9 or 31.6mm diameter seat tubes

Where the significant gain is to be had, is with Fox managing to reduce each Transfer model’s seatpost by 30- to 50mm. That reduction in seatpost material has also yielded a 25g weight reduction across the range.

Fox’s 2021 Transfer, with its reduction in shaft height and increase in stanchion clearance, will effectively allow riders who are accustomed to a specific amount of drop, to ‘upsize’. For example, the new Transfer 100mm will effectively have a similar fitted drop, as the 2020 model year 125mm.

Seat swapping and fit ergonomics are also improved on the 2021 Transfer, with Fox having redesigned the head clamp to allow for easier adjustment and seat removal.

Round off the 2021 Fox Transfer dropper seatpost update is an underbar 1x lever, which is Direct Mount, Matchmaker and I-SPEC EV compatible. This new Fox Transfer lever also features a grid-ridge pattern on its thumb trigger, to ensure you never miss an actuation point on the trail.

The 2021 Fox Transfer range operates solely on internally routed cables and prices at between €339 and €429, depending on specification.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for, and Cycling News.