2021 Transfer Seatpost Owner's Guide

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FOX products should be installed by a qualified bicycle service technician, in accordance with FOX installation specifications. If you have any doubts as to whether or not you can properly install the Transfer adjustable height seatpost on your bicycle, defer to a professionally trained bicycle service technician. Improperly installed products can fail, causing the rider to lose control, resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Regardless of bicycle frame tube configuration, the best structural support is achieved when the Transfer seatpost is inserted at least to 1) the minimum insertion mark on the seatpost, AND 2) the minimum insertion point specified by the manufacturer of your bicycle frame. Neglecting these two items risks causing damage to the frame and seatpost, resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Make sure that the Transfer remote lever does not interfere with normal brake and shift lever operation. Failure to do so can result in loss of control, resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Make sure that the bottom cap of the Transfer seatpost never touches any part of the frame, or the rear shock through the entire range of shock travel. Make sure that no part of the internal actuation mechanism at the base of the seatpost contacts any internal seat tube parts such as frame pivots or bottom bracket parts. Failure to do this risks causing damage to the frame and seatpost, resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Make sure your seatpost is the correct outer diameter to fit your bicycle seat tube inner diameter. Using the incorrect size of the Transfer seatpost on your bicycle can lead to product damage, personal injury, or both.

Make sure the cable housing does not interfere with the swingarm linkage, rear tire, clothing and riding gear, and steering clearance. Never attach the cable housing to any part of your rear shock.

The anodized surface of the upper seatpost, like a rear shock body, serves as a sealing surface. Always take every precaution to avoid causing abrasion damage to the anodized surface of the upper seatpost. The upper portion of the Transfer seatpost may be carefully clamped in a workstand. Do not clamp the cable pulley mechanism of collar cable routed Transfer seatposts.

Remote Installation

1X REMOTE LEVER INSTALLATION (22.2 CLAMP)

  1. Install the remote lever clamp onto the handlebar in the desired location. Make sure to keep clearance between the remote lever and any brake or shifter controls.
  2. Insert the bolt through both sides of the clamp. Then use a 4 mm hex wrench to turn the bolt clockwise and tighten to 17.7 in-lb (2.0 Nm). Less torque may be needed for carbon bars. Refer to the handlebar manufacturer’s instructions for use with carbon bars.

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2X/3X REMOTE LEVER INSTALLATION (22.2 CLAMP)

  1. Install the remote lever clamp onto the handlebar in the desired location. Make sure to keep clearance between the remote lever and any brake or shifter controls.
  2. Insert the bolt into the clamp as shown. Then use a 2.5 mm hex wrench to turn the bolt clockwise and tighten to 15 in-lb (1.7 Nm). Less torque may be needed for carbon bars. Refer to the handlebar manufacturer’s instructions for use with carbon bars.

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1X REMOTE LEVER INSTALLATION (COMPATIBLE WITH MATCHMAKER INTERFACE)

 

  1. Install and position the brake lever according to the brake manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Install the remote lever onto the brake lever clamp using the adapter and mounting bolt supplied by the brake manufacturer. Tighten to 17.7 in-lb (2.0 Nm). Make sure to keep clearance between the remote lever and any brake or shifter controls. NOTE: Only one of the bolt holes will be utilized during installation, according to your setup needs.

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1X REMOTE LEVER INSTALLATION (I-SPEC EV)

  1. Install and position the brake lever according to the brake manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure to install the supplied nut into the band clamp of the brake lever during this step.
  2. Install the remote lever and adapter to the brake lever clamp using the supplied mounting bolts. Tighten both bolts to 17.7 in-lb (2.0 Nm). Make sure to keep clearance between the remote lever and any brake or shifter controls.

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Internal Cable Routing

 

  1. Route the cable housing from the remote lever into the internal routing port of the frame. Push the housing through the frame until the housing emerges from the seat tube and extends approximately 2 in (50 mm) beyond the seat collar. Install a ferrule on the seatpost end of the cable housing.
  2. Install the cable bushing onto the cable. Seat the cable head into the counterbore of the cable bushing. Install the cable into the cable housing starting from the seatpost end.

  3. Seat the cable bushing into the actuation cradle at the bottom of the seatpost. Pull the cable at the lever end while pushing the cable housing into the frame to seat the housing against the cable stop at the base of the seatpost (see image below).

  4. Insert the seatpost into the seat tube while pulling the cable from the internal routing port of the frame. Tighten the seat collar binder bolt to set the seatpost to the desired height.

  5. Determine how much cable housing is needed between the lever and the internal routing port of the frame. Make sure to allow enough slack for proper steering clearance. Mark the housing where you intend to cut, but do not cut it yet.

  6. Remove the seatpost and cable from the seat tube, leaving approximately 2 in (50 mm) of housing beyond the seat collar. Remove the cable bushing from the actuation cradle. Remove the cable from the cable housing.

  7. Cut the cable housing at the mark. Install a ferrule onto the cable housing at the lever end. Lightly lubricate the cable and install it into the cable housing starting from the seatpost end.

  8. Seat the cable bushing into the actuation cradle at the bottom of the seatpost. Pull the cable at the lever end while pushing the cable housing into the frame to seat the housing against the cable stop at the base of the seatpost.

  9. Insert the seatpost into the seat tube while pulling the cable from the internal routing port of the frame (use friction paste for carbon frames if needed). Set the seatpost at the desired height. Tighten the seat tube collar binder bolt to the torque range engraved on the lower post. NOTE: Excessive bolt tightness can adversely affect the action of the seatpost.

  10. Install the cable into the barrel adjuster of the lever until it exits past the clamp bolt. Ensure the barrel adjuster is turned completely clockwise. Pull the cable tight to seat each end of the housing. Hold the lever in the fully extended position while tightening the clamp bolt to the correct torque value shown for your lever (see image below).

  11. Press the lever down completely 5-10 times. To remove any cable slack, loosen the pinch bolt and pull the cable, then hold the lever in the fully extended position while tightening the pinch bolt to the correct torque value shown for your lever (see image below). Use the barrel adjuster to finetune the cable tension.

  12. Cut the cable to the correct length. Make sure to leave approximately 0.8 in (20 mm) visible at the remote end. Install the end crimp and tuck the end of the cable into the recess in the underside of the lever.

  13. Install the two saddle clamp bolts and two barrel nuts into the upper post (see image below).

  14. Place the lower saddle clamp on the seatpost with the correct side positioned toward the front of the bike (see image below). NOTE: The FOX Transfer Seatpost can be used with saddles that have 7 mm round or 7 mm x 9 mm round or elliptical carbon rails. Use only the saddle rail sizing that is specified on the upper clamp. The FOX Transfer Seatpost cannot be used with saddles that have 8 mm round rails.

  15. Install the saddle on top of the lower clamp. Place the upper saddle clamp on top of the saddle rails with the correct side positioned toward the front of the bike (see image 13). Install the two saddle clamp bolts by hand into the slots of the upper clamp.

  16. Adjust the level and fore/aft position of the saddle. Then use a 4 mm hex wrench to alternate between the two saddle clamp bolts as you tighten them to 45 in-lb (5.1 Nm). NOTE: Access the bolt heads underneath the seatpost (see image below).

 

 


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Use the Transfer seatpost in a safe, controlled environment BEFORE using it during rides in order to fully understand how the seatpost functions. A sudden, unexpected impact from the saddle could cause you to lose control of your bicycle, resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Using the Transfer Seatpost

Understand the basics before using your Transfer seatpost:

  • Press and hold the lever to change saddle heights. Release the lever when the post reaches the desired height.

  • Use your body to press the saddle down as you change to lower saddle height settings and to guide your saddle as it returns to higher settings.

  • When changing seatpost height, always release the remote lever first before releasing control of the saddle with your body.

  • Practice within your abilities to gain expertise in using the Transfer seatpost before using it in more technical riding situations.



Service Intervals

To best maintain the performance and durability of your product under normal use, FOX recommends that you have regular Transfer Seatpost maintenance performed according to the service intervals listed below.

 

Recommended Minimum Transfer Maintenance Every Ride Regularly Every 125 Hours/Yearly, or whichever comes first.*
Clean exterior with mild soap and water only, then wipe dry with a soft towel. X    
Inspect your product for visual damage and function of all controls.   X  
Full Transfer Seatpost service (Full rebuild)     X

 

 

*For those who ride lift-accessed DH, Park, or Extreme Freeride or in extremely wet/muddy or dry/dusty environmental conditions where trail debris is sprayed onto the fork or shock while on the trail, FOX encourages riders to perform maintenance earlier than recommended above as needed. If you hear, see, or feel something unusual, stop riding immediately and contact a FOX Authorized Service Center for proper servicing.




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