27.2 V2 Dropper Cartridge Replacement Instructions
- 27.2 Dropper Cartridge
- 2, 5, 6mm hex
- Needle nose pliers
- 14 mm wrench
- Lint-free Cloth
This service should take about 10 minutes. Always check your air pressure after servicing.
Note: Unlike our V2 Droppers, the 27.2 Dropper has a sealed cartridge and does not require inflation.
STEP 1: SEAT CLAMP ASSEMBLY
Unthread rear clamp bolt (4) using your 5mm hex key. Remove clamp nut (1) & upper clamp (2). You can then remove your saddle & the lower clamp (3). clean assembly and put aside until you have check the air pressure at the end of this service.
TIP: Leave front clamp bolt (4) & dont adjust it. When you reinstall the seat, torque the rear clamp bolt to 8Nm (70 in-lbs) and your seat angle will remain correct.
STEP 2: REMOVE CARTRIDGE LOCKNUT
Using your 6mm Hex key, unthread and remove the cartridge locknut (5).
Holding the post upside down, unscrew the green actuator (16) from the lower tube (12) using your 14mm wrench.
Once free of the lower tube (12), you can slide the lower tube up the upper tube (7) to expose the cartridge (14) & actuator lock bolts (17).
STEP 5: REMOVE ACTUATOR FROM CARTRIDGE
Remove the 2 actuator lock bolts (17) using your 2mm hex key. You can then slide the actuator (16) & foam washer off the bottom of the cartridge (14).
STEP 6: REMOVE CARTRIDGE
Now that both the cartridge locknut (5) & actuator (16) have been removed, the cartridge can be pulled out the bottom of the dropper.
The cartridge push rod is held into the cartridge (14) by the actuator (16). When the actuator is off, the push rod can fall out of the cartridge. Be careful not to drop the push rod from the new cartridge before or during assembly.
STEP 7: INSTALL ACTUATOR
Slide rubber washer and actuator (16) back onto the bottom of the cartridge (14). Thread the actuator lock bolts (17) into the cartridge with your 2mm hex key & snug down. Do not over tighten as you risk stripping the small 2mm tool interface.
STEP 9: INSTALL CARTRIDGE
Slide cartridge (14), threads first, back up through the bottom of the lower tube (12). Press locknut back into place and when you feel the cartridge contact the locknut, spin it clockwise until it catches the threads of the locknut. Snug lock nut up with your 6mm hex key Thread actuator (16) into lower tube using your 14mm wrench.
STEP 10: SEAT CLAMP ASSEMBLY
Place lower clamp (3) into the cradle of the upper tube (7). Make sure the arrow is pointing forward. Place your saddle on the lower clamp. Holding your saddle, slide the upper clamp (2), arrow forward, under the front clamp nut (1) and place it on top of the saddle rails. You can then drop the rear clamp nut into its seat at the back of the upper clamp. Thread rear clamp bolt (4) into nut and tighten to 8Nm.
Congratulations, you have now successfully completed the 27.2 dropper cartridge replacement service.
NOW GO RIDE!
If you are having any problems please first double check that you have correctly completed each of the above steps.
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