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    Thanks Hokidachi! Looks like it should be about 125mm plus another 40mm or so, is that correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    I just want to make sure it's going to fit in my frame.

    I'm 5'8" and ride a medium SC Blur LT. Anyone else with a similar size bike using the 125mm LEV? Thanks!
    When your seat is at full roadie/climbing height how far is it from the top of the frame's seat tube to the saddle rails?
    How much lower than that is the lowest you ever put it?
    How much seatpost length can your frame swallow before it hits a stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    Thanks Hokidachi! Looks like it should be about 125mm plus another 40mm or so, is that correct?
    I just measured my setup, here you go:

    KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?-lev2.jpg

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    Perfect, thanks! Looks like I can fit a 125mm in there...although not sure I need it. Most of the time I only drop it 1-2" into a trail riding type position, so 100mm would be sufficient.

    Anyone running the clamp on ODI grips? I've got Rogues right now and was going to do the integrated mount thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    Anyone running the clamp on ODI grips? I've got Rogues right now and was going to do the integrated mount thing.
    I do use the clamp with my ODI Ruffian. It's great!
    I also added a brake noodle to bend the housing/cable. Someone else had this noodle idea, pretty cool and convenient.

    KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?-lev-clamp.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    When your seat is at full roadie/climbing height how far is it from the top of the frame's seat tube to the saddle rails?
    How much lower than that is the lowest you ever put it?
    How much seatpost length can your frame swallow before it hits a stop?
    1. 7.5" from saddle rails to seatpost collar. 6.5" from saddle clamp to collar.
    2. Maybe 4" down from there on long downhill sections...not slammed all the way to the collar.
    3. It's a continuous tube on my bike, so LOTS of room.

    From the pic Hoki posted, I've got enough to run the 125mm post with maybe 5mm to spare. From collar to bottom of the saddle clamp it measures 165mm, and based on that picture I'd need around 160mm. I'm thinking that is a little too close for comfort, and I'll opt for the 100mm version. Still overkill for most of my riding where I'll put it maybe 2" down.

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    Just as an update, here's my installation on the KS LEV 100mm. I probably could have gone 125mm, but it would have been really close. I did a good ride today, and 4" is enough travel to get it well out of the way on the downhills.



    Cable routing on the Blur. Clean and out of the way.


    Lever mounted on ODI Ruffian grips...great solution I must say.


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    Just to check. If my seat is 9in (228mm) fully extended and 5in(127mm) lowered. I would need a 125mm post? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by broccoli rob View Post
    Just to check. If my seat is 9in (228mm) fully extended and 5in(127mm) lowered. I would need a 125mm post? Thanks
    Check the pictures above. If your post is 228mm between the seatpost collar and your saddle clamp, you have enough room for a 150mm. Adding 150mm travel + ~40mm for the inner/outer tubes junction, that's just 190mm.
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    I've been following the 150 choice closely, there was another similar thread here:
    Minimal dropper seatpost height when fully extended

    From what I can tell, critical measurement of the 150 LEV is bottom of LEV seatpost collar to the saddle rails (when seatpost extended fully).
    This should be compared to your existing top of seatpost clamp to saddle rails at pedalling height.

    If the LEV measurement is more than existing measurement, your fine.

    The other thread determined the 125 LEV measurement is 180mm, so adding 25mm for the 150 LEV, the minimum existing top of seatpost clamp to saddle rails should be 205mm.

    The only note was if your seatpost clamp has a larger outside diameter, the cable extension from the LEV cable clamp might foul, so you'd need an extra 20mm or so height..

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    I found dimensions for KS LEV:
    KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?-misure_lev.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by limonko View Post
    I found dimensions for KS LEV
    legend!

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    Glad i checked this. I guess i do need the 150mm.

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    Re: KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?

    First ride with lev installed and love it. Do you guys clean the post with something special? I use brunox deo on shock and fork, do you think it would be wise to use it on lev as well?

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    Anybody know what the weight difference is between the 150mm and 125mm?

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    KS Lev 150

    KS Lev 150 for a large Ibis HD
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?-image.jpg  


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    Not the first or the last to pick up a Lev

    I just got my 125mm Lev in the mail yesterday. Took about 10 minutes to set it up at home. I did do the measurements with my old KS i900 (stem to seat tip, and bb to seat rail) so I could install the Lev at approximately the same.

    When I had my i900 setup on my trail bike, that does get used to ride on the shore, I would fully use the 5" drop plus some. To get full extension for the climb, I will sometimes lift the post about 3/4" a then drop to as low as the i900 could go before bottom out in the frame. The extra drop was helpful for the really steep sections to get low and behind the seat. I have setup the Lev so that at full extension it is perfect for climbing. I mounted the cable access to the side so if required I can still drop the post in the seat tube 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch without messing up any of the cable routing.

    Haven't had it out on the trail yet, but this thing feels ultra smooth. I will be reusing the i900 on my freeride bike as I typically don't raise and lower the seat as much as when I am on the trail bike. My i900 is the level mount with no remote. It works, just need to be a little more pro-active in getting the seat dropped and get the hand back on the bars.

    I only hope the Lev works as well and for at least as long as the i900.

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    Re: KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?

    what's better when not in use/transport-fully extended or pushed down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzat View Post
    what's better when not in use/transport-fully extended or pushed down?

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    Extended. Less pressure and no chance of it getting pulled up and getting air in the oil.
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    Always extended, no pressure on the whole system.

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    Re: KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?

    That makes sense, thanks a lot.

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    Just ordered the 125 mm off bike bling for my new ASR-5....First foray into dropper posts and I'm stoked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Extended. Less pressure and no chance of it getting pulled up and getting air in the oil.
    Shipped from KS compressed. So will be stocked compressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark N View Post
    Shipped from KS compressed. So will be stocked compressed.
    They likely ship them compressed to save on packaging. I have my LEV always extended when not in use.

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    Extended, unless on the rooftop carrier (anything to help reduce wind resistance and keep the bugs off the shaft).

    Stored upside down, just like a fork.
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