TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN #163
February 20th, 2023
Provided By: e*thirteen Technical & Engineering Dept.
Direct Questions To: firstname.lastname@example.org
VARIO COVERT SEATPOST TRAVEL LIMITER CLIP UPDATE
THIS TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN IS INTENDED FOR:
Distributors, dealers & end-users
e*thirteen Vario Covert dropper post found OEM on some models of Rotwild Bikes.
PRODUCT NOT INCLUDED
e*thirteen Vario Seatposts currently sold in the aftermarket via e*thirteen and it’s distributors and dealers.
- e*thirteen’s SP30 Vario Covert dropper post is an integrated style of dropper post found stock as OEM equipment on certain Rotwild bike models sold in 2022 and 2023. The Vario Covert post uses a travel limiter clip to dictate the upper stop position. Early production versions used an o-ring to retain the travel limiter clip. In late 2022, the oring was changed to a wire clip.
Travel Limiter (shown with wire clip)
- Some early production versions were supplied with an oring which retained the travel limiter clip or a 1.0mm wire clip. Updated versions use a 1.2mm clip.
- Early versions utilizing an oring should be updated to use a 1.0mm wire clip. This clip is supplied at no charge from e*thirteen.
- The size of the clip can be identified by the production date code on the seatpost located here:
Seatposts using an oring or 1.0mm Clip will end with “SY”
Seatposts using the updated 1.2mm clip will end with “LM”
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