I’m loving the adventure of learning more about gravel bikes and the many options available in this category. I’m currently exploring many brands and configurations and a few 2019 models, the new Norco Search XR Force 1, for example, now integrates a dropper post in their configuration.
My primary use will be long fire road rides, perhaps some backpacking adventures, longer, endurance-focused activities. I love how Nate, Jonathan and Chad discuss the merits of a dropper post, and the benefits it provides.
In your opinion is a dropper post a must have in a “off road” gravel bike experience, or a nice to have option?