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    Joplin v KS i900

    Which one do you think would be better? Keep in mind I really haven't been around any adjustable seatposts, this will be my first one. So easy maintenance, less brake downs and easy of use would be important to me. I can actually get the Joplin cheaper than the KS and both are brand new. Looking to put one of these on the Sortie
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    KS without a doubt...

    I've had both. The KS thus far (3 months of riding it 5 or so days a week) has been worry free. The Joplin, not so much. The Joplin is currently at CB for a rebuild. I only used it for 1 month and splat, it was done for.

    Go with the KS, get the remote lever, and be done. You'll love it. Change the way you ride for sure.

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    Or X Fusion Hilo?
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    What size are you looking for 30.9 or 31.6. I prefer KS because of more travel and better overall package. KS is also lighter. The remote is more ergonomic but Maverick's remote is my favorite too.

    I have both that never had problem outside their annual maintenance and I also have to send both brands back for internal overhaul. I still like the feature more than the mechanical ones though.

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    KS for me

    I did a lot of reading and research and I bought a KS i900r in December. Couldn't be happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885
    What size are you looking for 30.9 or 31.6. I prefer KS because of more travel and better overall package. KS is also lighter. The remote is more ergonomic but Maverick's remote is my favorite too.

    I have both that never had problem outside their annual maintenance and I also have to send both brands back for internal overhaul. I still like the feature more than the mechanical ones though.
    30.9, I was just wondering because Joplins are the more expensive one and I can get it for $190 as oppose to paying $220 for the KSi900. But I mean that isn't that big of a diff for me so I would like to just get something a little nicer.
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    pfox do you need the setback type, if not get the 950 I thinks it's better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    So easy maintenance, less brake downs and easy of use would be important to me.
    That technically would be none of the Dropper post that you posted.. but of the two originally posted I believe KS one is the winner in those terms. However the Hilo might be even more promising, but I have yet to hear or even play with one so no comment.

    I personally recommend a mechanical base post just cause of how much abuse a post gets as it acts as a fender for your rear wheel. Anything that requires seals will go down quite regularly in that location (note why most companies don't have their rear shock exposed to the rear wheel with out a fender at the least).

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    I was looking at the KS900.. What is the difference between 300mm and 385mm.. How do I know what one to use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom
    I was looking at the KS900.. What is the difference between 300mm and 385mm.. How do I know what one to use?
    It's the amount of insert you need. Most people don't have the issue only a few extreme end when people have to look at the number closely. It's basically the difference between the length of the bottom parts of the seatpost as the top and the stanchion are the same.

    If you have an XL bike and still required a long seatpost exposure to meet the ride height then you'd need the 385 on the other hand if you have interrupted seattube and/or need to insert fully to meet the minimum exposure of 185mm from the collar to the saddle rail.

    I'd post the pic but since this is pfox90 thread and he does not like to see my bike pic so I'll hold off on that

    I still think that KS is the best overall choice for you but please note that there's no such thing as a maintenance-free adj post...yet. Many people, myself included has no issue with the posts, in my case only 2 out of 6 KS posts were sent back and both were the original model.

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    The only one in stock is the 385.. I have a medium KHS XCT535.. I should be ok then, right? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom
    The only one in stock is the 385.. I have a medium KHS XCT535.. I should be ok then, right? Thanks
    Check your current seatpost now how long is the post from the seat rail to the seat collar. If it's more than 200mm you are good. Your KHS does not have the interrupted seat tube so you can fully insert the unwanted part or cut them a bit. You can't do that with the 300mm model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885
    It's the amount of insert you need. Most people don't have the issue only a few extreme end when people have to look at the number closely. It's basically the difference between the length of the bottom parts of the seatpost as the top and the stanchion are the same.

    If you have an XL bike and still required a long seatpost exposure to meet the ride height then you'd need the 385 on the other hand if you have interrupted seattube and/or need to insert fully to meet the minimum exposure of 185mm from the collar to the saddle rail.

    I'd post the pic but since this is pfox90 thread and he does not like to see my bike pic so I'll hold off on that

    I still think that KS is the best overall choice for you but please note that there's no such thing as a maintenance-free adj post...yet. Many people, myself included has no issue with the posts, in my case only 2 out of 6 KS posts were sent back and both were the original model.
    I'll let you post a pic, I was jk I like your bike porn. As for maintenance free I understand adj seatposts all have the tendency to mess up, I was just wondering which one would mess up less in people's experience. As for length I'm still a bit confused on what you are saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    I'll let you post a pic, I was jk I like your bike porn. As for maintenance free I understand adj seatposts all have the tendency to mess up, I was just wondering which one would mess up less in people's experience. As for length I'm still a bit confused on what you are saying.
    I know you were joking, who does not like porn especially bike porn

    Mech post like Gravity dropper, AMP, Spech command post are ok but you give up on the adjustment and except for the CP the ergo remote. GD and AMP remotes are long and ugly and don't fit well in some set up. They need longer throw to engage the switch. I don't like the fix positions on the adj post because the only time I want the bike to be at the right height is the climbing height. The rest of the time I want to drop 1"-4" depending on the terrain.

    The upside is they are easy to maintain you can just unscrew and clean put it back and it's ready to go. If you need parts you can just order new ones from the website.

    When it comes to performance and fit I think Hydro beats Mech hands down. The remote fits better, looks better and feel better. The post action is smooth and you can set it anywhere you want in the travel range.

    If it's going to go bad it just go and you get it fix and it's all good again. You can maintain it yourself but it's not as simple as Mech. Your op is about joplin and KS so
    Joplin has lighter action you can press the seat down while holding the remote but can't do that with KS you kinda have to put your elbow on it to get it down.

    Joplin has side to side play and when you lift the bike by the saddle when the post is down it would extend, it's just annoying. KS has none of the 2 trades.

    If you don't need the set back get the i950r it has the quick installation cable clamp, I'm not sure if the new i900r has the same style cable connect or not. Let me know if you need to know specific info or PM me, welcome to the dark side

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885
    Mech post like Gravity dropper...
    You just helped me make up my mind. Definitely going the KS route with the Integrated ODI switch

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    That pic with measurements of the i900r 385mm is really nice!!!

    Anyone have similar details of the 300mm version?
    Have fun!

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