• 05-06-2012
    Spudman003
    Anybody NOT having Problems w/ CB Kronolog Post?
    Pretty straight forward---I know there's already one thread where the original intent was Gibbons giving a positive review about his new Kronolog and then all the guys with issues started pouring in, but I want to hear from some guys who aren't having problems. If there are any of you out there yet--or are they ALL having the loss of air issue? Be nice to hear some positive reviews for once rather than the guys that are pissed off enough to tell everyone about it.
  • 05-07-2012
    Jkj
    Hi,

    I have it last week once it is available by the distributor. I usually ride about 60-70 km every two days and weight 92kg. First ride I noticed there was 3-5mm drop after 30km, just rise it back and no problem since then. I think it was just the wear-in period. I had a crash last weekend, even my handle bar was bended, but the post remain true. No play due to the flat side walls design. Happy with CB's new Kronolog. However, I hope it last, coz (no good feedback about their other products durability).
    Hope this help :)
  • 05-15-2012
    OregonSS
    Mine has about a dozen rides on it so far, and it's still smooth and trouble-free. Fingers crossed!
  • 05-15-2012
    kevingp
    I've had mine installed for a few rides and so far its working great.
  • 07-01-2012
    fvferrari
    Yesterday was my first ride and it started to drop aroun 10-20 mm. I rised but it dropped again. I checked the pressure and it is around 70-80 psi.
  • 07-01-2012
    charmon2
    4 rides on mine with no noticeable issues. I haven't taken the post out to check the air pressure yet, mostly because I haven't had a problem that would require me to do so. Keeping my fingers crossed, it's my first dropper post and I like the function of it (whenever I remember that I have it).
  • 07-02-2012
    Knobnose
    Probably 20hrs. So far with no problems.
  • 07-02-2012
    OregonSS
    Fingers crossed, but...at least 50 hours, no issues. According to Crank Bros, you need to be REALLY particular about the cable tension.
  • 07-27-2012
    Element36
    No issues so far
    QUOTE=Spudman003;9285693]Be nice to hear some positive reviews for once rather than the guys that are pissed off enough to tell everyone about it.[/QUOTE]
    I've had it on my RF Elite for about a month and a half. (Knock on wood, because I do not want an issue)
    Not a single problem. Riding 3 or 4 times a week. 2 to 4hr rides.
    Lever came already set for a 4mm gap. No clue what the pressure is, worked perfect right out of the box. lots of up and down and once or twice it did not raise the full full height. But since I have it set at my road riding height fully extended, not a big deal,when I crest the hill, I will just drop it down again. My fish feels like the "Bat Mobile" on decents now. Surprised how much more confidence I feel. (Part of that could be having gone tubeless with lower pressure too.) Cannot imagine riding without one of these posts now.
    I documented the install, taking pics of the cable play before lever engagement and the front and back of the post. Just incase I did have a problem. I had it in the box for a week after I got it, looking for a positive review. I did not find one, although there are plenty of CB haters out there. I figured with the MEC warranty I could not lose.
    I am not gentle on bikes, destroyed a 2009 GT Aggressor, purchased April 2009. Ridden unitl April 2010, when I purchased a 2009 Kona Caldera. Rode the Kona for two years, 3 Shimano freehubs (last 2 were XT) and the issues started after 3 months, when the complete drivetrain wore out, that was the first of 4 over it's life. There is nothing like having your freehub just give out going up a hill, then your bike is like fixie..
    I read the Kronolog review on pinkbike and still bought one.. despite all the comments.
    I do not see the wear they have.
    I am and hope to continue enjoying the Kronolog.
    I ride very little on the road, but I am going to be looking for some new tires soon.
    Of course now that I have 29" tires, I will need new winter tires too..
  • 07-28-2012
    OregonSS
    Still problem-free on my end, with 3+ long rides per week (and I'm the sort of guy that neurotically uses this thing 50-100 times per ride). Given the problems people are having, I've taken 2 preemptive measures that appear to be working:

    1. I'm staying anal about the cable tension;
    2. I keep it clean with a light coat of park or pedros grease on the thing at all times. The collet still seams to grip the post just fine, and I figure this will cut down on the wear as the thing slides through it.
  • 10-21-2012
    darnelli
    been using it ever since sea otter, hit two shuttles at downie and this post slipped midway through the second shuttle run, slipping meaning that it went all the way to the bottom, i had no issues at all before that

    now what happens?
  • 11-02-2012
    Fuglio
    My kronalog works great!!!!! Cause i never bought one.
  • 11-02-2012
    evasive
    I have a Reverb myself, but my friend has managed 2+ months without an issue on his. I realize that's far from a long-term report, but on the other hand, it didn't explode and burn his bike to a cinder as soon as he installed it.
  • 11-04-2012
    neveo
    I'm on my 2nd , lbs swapped it out after not being able to stop it from slipping about 10mm to 15mm every time I sat on it , it would extend back into place, but always sag lower. . 4 good rides into my replacement and the same problem has started . Going to bring it back . might be time to try something else
  • 11-08-2012
    neveo
    my LBS sent my kronolog back to crank bros who wil send a replacement. they also offered to let me swap to the Fox Doss. it heavier and looks to have a huge lever, to be honest i really liked my kronolog when it wasnt slipping. anyone here try the Fox? and nor made a desicison to stay with the kronolog or the fox?
  • 11-14-2012
    DexTan
    They have that kronolog at my lbs for a steal (maybe coz nobody wants to get one) and since i'm looking for a dropper for a new build. I'm tempted to get one. Har.
  • 11-22-2012
    GnarBrahWyo
    I have found that when I extend my Kronolog at max height, it will drop a tad (half inch maybe) when I sit on it. When you set it somewhere in the middle though, it doesn't move at all. I just ended up setting the whole post in the seat clamp .5 in higher than I normally would and problem solved. So far pretty reliable (fingers crossed).
  • 12-02-2012
    GnarBrahWyo
    Here is my review of the Kronolog on YouTube. I feel that I am in the minority since I actually really like it and haven't had any major issues with it. At any rate, here is the link. Crankbrothers Kronolog Review - YouTube
  • 01-01-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    Whelp, mine is having trouble now. Go figure! Anyone know who can repair these things if they are not under warranty?
  • 04-26-2013
    Kcin
    Just got a Kona Satori. Have not even taken it out for a ride yet and the Kronolog is not holding air....
  • 04-26-2013
    Kcin
    Just got a Kona Satori. Have not even taken it out for a ride yet and the Kronolog is not holding air....
  • 04-26-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    Got my Kronolog back from CrankBros...for the second time! Here is hoping that is works. I thought they were supposed to have addressed these issues...sigh...
  • 04-26-2013
    Kcin
    Did they make you send yours back before the shipped a replacement?
  • 04-26-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    I took it into an authorized dealer and they sent it in. The first time they sent it back it lost air pressure after 5 minutes on it. I didn't have to pay anything but sucked I had to send it in twice. I am thinking of getting a Specialized model if this poops the bed again. Only 3 positions but most people say they are very reliable.
  • 04-26-2013
    Kcin
    Not fair! They are no longer doing authorized dealer returns. You have to do it on your own now because of all the issues.