My Drop finally arrived the other day. Boy, howdy, that thing is huge. And heavy. I haven't ridden it yet because the streets in my town are still covered with ice, sand and all kinds of winter crud. I did spend a few hours sizing it and doing some modifications. I ordered my Drop in October with an expected delivery date of April. That was fine with me as winter had set in and I wasn't going to be riding it until late April or early May anyway.
- Replaced the QR seat post clamp with a hex bolt clamp.
- Replaced the seat post with a Kinekt 2.1 XL2 suspended seat post. If you are under 5'9" (175 cm) you are not going to be using a Kinekt seat post. Mine is sitting as low as it can go. On the other hand, if you are not a (what's the term) "extra husky fellow" and don't need the weight the Kinekt XL2 can support, there are other options that will fit shorter riders.
- Replaced the handlebars with mustache bars as I'm not a big fan of MTB handlebars.
- Added a handlebar extender.
- Added a bottle cage
- Added Left-side rear view mirror . Left-hand mirrors fit best between the throttle and the controller. The cable on the right side of the controller gets in the way and could be damaged by the mirror's clamp.
- Added a Spurcycle bell.
- Will be adding a Topeak Quicktrack adapter as soon as I can get longer screws. I went with the Topeak rack adapter because I already have a Topeak trunk bag that I really like. And good luck getting one if you need it. Mine came from the UK.
- The shipping weight is 90 pounds (40 kg). That extra 25 pounds is all cardboard and foam. The box is very sturdy and very big. Dave has got to be 7-foot tall.
- The battery arrives around 10% charged.
- The tires are 15 or so PSI on arrival. You will need a pump. I highly recommend one of those battery powered ones.