MAGURA presents the new VYRON MDS-V3
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Magura presents a completely new development of the wireless seat post with this third evolutionary stage of the VYRON. Thanks to its intuitive operation, lightning-fast response and extension speed, and high level of resilience with IP67 certification, the new VYRON MDS-V3 is now even more user-friendly and reliable.
Six years ago, Magura ushered in a new era of electronically controlled bicycle components. The Magura Vyron was the first Vario seat post on the market to be equipped with wireless remote control and has received several awards since then.
This third evolutionary stage of the Vyron was developed from scratch. It sets new standards for intuitive operation, resilience and speed.
NEW, INTUITIVE OPERATION
The seat post and the remote have been redesigned from the ground up. The Vyron MDS-V3 remote can be ergonomically placed on the underside of the handlebar, just like the gear lever on the right-hand side. It’s easily accessible with the thumb and can be optionally mounted on the brake master with the Magura Shiftmix clamp. An aluminium protective ring ensures high resistance to impacts or falls.
Communication between the remote and the seat post is lightning-fast and instantaneous via Bluetooth, and the intuitive operation of the new Vyron MDS-V3 is similar to that of conventional, wired seat posts – the seat post will adjust for as long as the operating lever on the remote is actuated by the thumb.
A HIGH LEVEL OF RESILIENCE AND IP67 CERTIFICATION THANKS TO THE NEW BATTERY CONCEPT
Mud, moisture and dirt are the enemies of all electronics. To protect the control unit, the new Vyron MDS-V3 dispenses with a charging socket, relying instead on a sealed battery cover. A replaceable CR2 lithium battery with a service life of at least one year is used for the power supply. Thanks to this pioneering battery concept, the new Vyron is IP67-certified and will even survive brief immersions in water – so it’s ready for the most challenging days on the trail.
NEW HYDRAULICS FOR MORE SPEED
The hydraulics inside the seat post are also uncompromisingly designed for speed. The wholly redesigned inner workings of the post and a new, faster actuator ensure a perfect flow of oil between the hydraulic chambers. The result is a seat post that adjusts downwards at lightning speed when riders need it most.
The Magura MDS-V3 is available in two diameters and four travel variants (100 mm, 125 mm, 150 mm & 175 mm). By changing the inner tube base, the travel of the seat post can be easily adjusted from 175 to 150 mm
and from 125 to 100 mm. This saves money, increases flexibility and ensures that the Vyron can also be quickly and easily mounted on other bikes.
The RRP of the Magura Vyron MDS-V3 is €579.90 (incl. 19% german VAT). It can be ordered from specialist bike shops from November 21st and is expected to be delivered from December. Start of sale exclusively in europe.
ONE REGULAR SERVICE FREE OF CHARGE
From the sales launch until 28 February 2023, the first 1000 customers can register their Vyron at http://www.magura-vyron.com for one regular service free of charge – worth €139! The customer can choose the service date – however, we recommend that the service is carried out after about one season of use.
Length: 396 / 421 / 446 mm / 471 mm (depending on the travel variant)
Adjustment Range: 100 mm / 125 mm / 150 mm / 175 mm
Travel Option: from 175 to 150 mm / from 125 to 100 mm
Minimum Insertion Depth: 120 mm
Saddle Position: 0 mm setback
Battery: replaceable | CR2 in seat post, CR2032 in remote
Battery Life: roughly one year of use
Remote Control: Wireless remote control
Mounting: Compatible with single clamp, Magura Shiftmix & SRAM Matchmaker
Dust and Water Sealing: IP67 rating (protected against dust and brief immersion in water)
Weight: 700 g (seatpost) / 40 g (remote) ; +/- 5%; w/o batteries
RRP: €579.90 (incl. 19% german VAT) / £492.92
INTERVIEW WITH VYRON PRODUCT MANAGER FABIAN WURSTER
– What’s behind the name Vyron MDS-V3?
MDS stands for Magura Dropper Seatpost, and V3 for the third version. When it was released in 2016, it was the first remote-controlled electronic Vario seat post on the market, and it has since received several awards.
– How is this Vyron different from its predecessor?
In every way! This new Vyron was developed from scratch. It offers redesigned inner workings, new electronics and a newly developed, ergonomic remote control. Most notably, we switched from ANT+ remote technology to high-speed Bluetooth, making its operation much more intuitive. The duration of the thumb pressure determines how long the seat post will be adjusted, so the rider no longer has to depend on a fixed time interval of the actuator. And that with a travel of up to 175 mm.
– The new Vyron is supposed to be very resilient. What was done to make the new Vyron so hard-wearing?
Water and dirt are the enemies of all electronics. To effectively protect the head of the new Vyron from dirt and water, we dispensed with a charging socket. We now use a replaceable CR2 lithium battery instead and a sealed, screwed battery cover. It’s also IP67-certified, so it survives brief immersions in water.
– For whom is the Vyron the right choice?
For everyone! From Cross Country to Enduro. It’s available with 100, 125, 150 and 175 mm travel variants and diameters of 30.9 and 31.6 mm. So the seat post is the right choice for all frame sizes.