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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    The Kronolog is interesting as well - I really like the idea of the cable not moving.

    That being said, I really want the LEV to be available in Canada ASAP. I really want one on my new bike.
    The reviews of Kronolog to date are not so good - same issues, different reviewers. Seem QA at CB is still a bit lacking.

    CrankBrothers Kronolog Dropper Seatpost - BikeRadar

    Crankbrothers Kronolog Telescoping Seat Post - Tested - Pinkbike.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by STS View Post
    Well, you have demostrated not only poor respect, but your brain is also not enough to make more than one search on google.
    Of course I saw the "100g lighter..." article, but also some with 450-475g claimed weight:
    KS Lev Remote Adjustable Seatpost – First Look - BikeRadar

    That's the reason I only trust in real weights by users, and I asked here
    KS on claimed 475 for the post, which is significantly lighter than the 950. They also posted the weight for post, cable, and lever on their site - 510g to 580g. LEV — KS | Get Down and Dirty

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    Well i just installed my KS LEV. Mine is the 385 length with 125mm. The post itself weighed 484g. The remove and standard cable was about 80g

    Feels much smoother than my Reverb.

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    Where are you guys getting your Lev's?

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    How are the Lev's doing after some use? Anyone know who has these available now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdude View Post
    How are the Lev's doing after some use? Anyone know who has these available now?
    Got a ride in on Saturday on mine. Was a bit muddy but the post so far has performed brillantly. Absolutely no movement or slop compared to my Reverb (although in use it was never detectable)

    Another bonus for me is that the post requires less effort to push down. I would always have to sit on the tip of my saddle with the Reverb to be able to push it down (mind you i'm pretty light weight at around 60kg)

    The action has been very smooth. I'll repost back when i get some more rides in, but so far loving it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdude View Post
    How are the Lev's doing after some use? Anyone know who has these available now?
    +1 on these questions. Also, anyone has the lev integra yet?

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    For those that already have the LEV. Did you kit come with the curved hardline that goes into the remote? Mine didnt so my cable comes straight down and blocks my brake lever a little bit.


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    that image states that it won't come with that but a regular hose instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsmithr1 View Post
    For those that already have the LEV. Did you kit come with the curved hardline that goes into the remote? Mine didnt so my cable comes straight down and blocks my brake lever a little bit.

    my i950 did this - I curved it and used a small zip tie and tied it to my brake line right after it exited the level/master hardware.

    This functionally made a 90 'bend' and seems to hold fine.

    Might be worth considering if you haven't already

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Where are you guys getting your Lev's?
    +1. These available in 30.9mm anywhere at the moment? Jenson says mid-August.
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    I got mine at the KS booth at Sea Otter Classic Event.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevehollx View Post
    +1. These available in 30.9mm anywhere at the moment? Jenson says mid-August.

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    I emailed KS asking where I can get that hardline.Either through them or someone else. Hopefully I get a reply back.

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    Welp, This is the answer i got back:

    Tuan,

    I recommend using the cable/remote that came with your seatpost.

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    ^That hardline is part of a v-brake noodle. You have to go to a shop to get one.
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    Anybody heard anything about availability of the Lev?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermont29er View Post
    Anybody heard anything about availability of the Lev?
    My LBS checked on friday and none of the distributors have it in yet. Impatiently waiting.
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    Availability depends on size. There's 3 diameters and 3 or 4 lengths. I was told June 15 by KHS (one of their distributors) for a 31.6, 150mm.
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    I just got my 30.9, 125mm LEV today I pre-ordered from Bike-Bling as soon as I saw them on their site.

    Installation went smoothly and was easier than expected. I don't get to ride it for a couple days since I have to head out for a business trip.

    My buddy has a Kronolog coming so we get to do head to head comparisons of the latest and greatest posts Judging by the KS engineering, I'm fully expecting the LEV to win! The thing has quite a few "duh" designs implemented that just make sense. No muss, no fuss. It simply works. The only user adjustable setting is the cable tension, which I like. I don't want to have to tear stuff apart and replace wear items on my bike so a sealed unit is the way to go...for ME.

    I'll be back with a report on reliability once I get some miles on her

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    I just got my 30.9, 125mm LEV today I pre-ordered from Bike-Bling as soon as I saw them on their site.

    Installation went smoothly and was easier than expected. I don't get to ride it for a couple days since I have to head out for a business trip.

    My buddy has a Kronolog coming so we get to do head to head comparisons of the latest and greatest posts Judging by the KS engineering, I'm fully expecting the LEV to win! The thing has quite a few "duh" designs implemented that just make sense. No muss, no fuss. It simply works. The only user adjustable setting is the cable tension, which I like. I don't want to have to tear stuff apart and replace wear items on my bike so a sealed unit is the way to go...for ME.

    I'll be back with a report on reliability once I get some miles on her

    I installed mine yesterday. The other user adjustable setting is air pressure.

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    I got my Lev and installed it this weekend. So far so good. I really like the fixed cable, nice 2 bolt micro adjust clamp, small thumb trigger & butter smooth action up and down. First dropper post, I now understand why people get hooked on these things. So nice to move seat up and down riding variable terrain. After using it, it would feel like my bike was missing a key component without it.

    *Notes on installation: You'll need a good bike cable cutter or have your LBS cut braided cable housing once you determine length. Ignore instructions about "flex noodle" (not included and not needed). Also, the included barrel adjuster is not needed on the Lev due to the spring.
    Last edited by hrdude; 05-27-2012 at 11:45 AM.

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    How much exposed seatpost do you get on the 125mm version? From my seat collar to saddle rails in 180mm. Can I fit the 125 or do I need the 100?

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    http://kssuspension.com/products/seatposts/lev-3/

    Under the specs tab you can find the weights for each of the posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onzadog View Post
    How much exposed seatpost do you get on the 125mm version? From my seat collar to saddle rails in 180mm. Can I fit the 125 or do I need the 100?
    Id like to know this as well. Not sure why they don't give the dimensions from the collar to the bottom and from the collar to the seat rails. Most smaller bikes need this information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djg24 View Post
    Id like to know this as well. Not sure why they don't give the dimensions from the collar to the bottom and from the collar to the seat rails. Most smaller bikes need this information.
    Just got mine after waiting for 5 months. Please check if attached photo is clear enough. I think 180mm is Okay to put a 125 mm one, but you may ask KS for a dimension.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?-dsc00736.jpg  


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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel0510 View Post
    Just got mine after waiting for 5 months.
    Samuel, mind sharing where you were able to get one from?
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    Hi Steve,
    I asked local shop in Taipei (Taiwan) to push the country distributer frequently and finally got one last Friday. Has been waiting for 5 months since KS said to release soon. Bike shop owner said my friend also put an order but still need to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehollx View Post
    Samuel, mind sharing where you were able to get one from?
    If you're in the US, these guys have them all. I expect your LBS can order them too (when Universal has it in stock, my LBS can order it from QBP). If your order is over $300 use VIP15 coupon code for 15% discount, free shipping too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry288 View Post
    Have you checked out the CB Kronolog? I'm in the market for a dropper, and it is between the two. KS seems to have a nicer lever.

    Did the KS reps mention when the Lev is hitting the stores?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry288 View Post
    Have you checked out the CB Kronolog? I'm in the market for a dropper, and it is between the two. KS seems to have a nicer lever.

    Did the KS reps mention when the Lev is hitting the stores?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsmithr1 View Post
    For those that already have the LEV. Did you kit come with the curved hardline that goes into the remote? Mine didnt so my cable comes straight down and blocks my brake lever a little bit.

    I have the new lever version along with the new lever kit and other components for upgrading from a saddle actuated lever to a bar actuated lever. Its all black and comes with the braided line. $80 shipped, new in box if anyone wants it. Just PM me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel0510 View Post
    Just got mine after waiting for 5 months. Please check if attached photo is clear enough. I think 180mm is Okay to put a 125 mm one, but you may ask KS for a dimension.
    That a 125? I'm seeing maybe 110mm of stanchion.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Thank you for taking the pic. I'm after a 27.2 which I've just realised, only come in 100mm travel so looks like there's plenty of room for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter View Post
    If you're in the US, these guys have them all. I expect your LBS can order them too (when Universal has it in stock, my LBS can order it from QBP). If your order is over $300 use VIP15 coupon code for 15% discount, free shipping too.

    Universal Cycles -- Seatposts > Kind Shock Seatposts
    Looks like they have most of the line up but I don't see the LEV listed on the website at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel0510 View Post
    Just got mine after waiting for 5 months. Please check if attached photo is clear enough. I think 180mm is Okay to put a 125 mm one, but you may ask KS for a dimension.
    Could you please tell what length dimension is from the bottom of seatpost to insertion line mark? thanks
    EDIT: found that info on wiggle website: The post is 385mm in length and has a travel of 125mm drop. Minimum insertion is 120mm, maximum insertion is 200mm. Stack height from the rails to the seatclamp is 55mm.
    I calculated and think that it can be too short for me since with my current 410mm seatpost I have 270mm from the rails to the seatclamp... and with LEV I will have (385-120=265 mm) lenght only if inserted properly to the line. Is it so terribly bad if I will install the post 5mm above the minimal insertion? Reverb's minimal is only 80mm...
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    I emailed KS asking about availability but never heard back. Makes me wonder if they'd reply to an email about a problem.

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    I emailed KS and asked about the Lev today also. I did get a response back n about 1/2 hour. However that response was that the lev I was looking for (100mm travel) was not going to be available in the US for 2 to 4 months!! Why is it so hard for these companies to release something and then actually have them available to sell to people!

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    Looks like Pricepoint has some 30.9mm in stock, according to their site, at least.
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    I talked to KS and they said 125mm versions are out now for sale. 100mm will be available in late August / early Sept 2012. I am waiting for a 100mm.

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    I want the 100mm also. Man that wait is going to suck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehollx View Post
    Looks like Pricepoint has some 30.9mm in stock, according to their site, at least.
    Confirmed. My order for a 125mm/30.9mm shipped out on Friday.
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    Another PricePoint confirmation. Ordered mine yesterday (30.9 x 125), got shipment confirmation today. I will post up reviews once I get it.

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    Anyone that has had it for awhile able to comment on reliability? I'm hoping you are too busy riding to post up your reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermont29er View Post
    I emailed KS asking about availability but never heard back. Makes me wonder if they'd reply to an email about a problem.
    I had a minor problem with my i950 a while back, emailed KS, Rick responded within 1 day, shipped it to CA, they fixed it and had it back to me within 2 weeks. IMO, very good customer service.
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    Barrel adjuster

    Just received mine and trying to figure out where to position the barrel adjuster. Where did everyone position this?

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    Just got my 31.6 125mm Lev today. Its my first adjustable seatpost so I don't have much to compare to besides jumping on a friend's bike with a Reverb but so far I love it. Really smooth actuation and no play at all yet. Easy installation, I put my barrel adjuster about 6" from the remote lever so it would be easy access to adjust it if needed. I have ODI grips and the integration with them is really nice. Took it on a ride and used it way more than necessary just to see how it held up. No problems at all. I'm very happy with this purchase so far. I'll post again in a few weeks after I've had some more time with it.

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    Does the Lev have to be sent back to Kind Shock if there's any problems? No user serviceable parts?

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    So how are peoples' LEVs holding up?
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    Holding up good. Only thing is that cutting the cable that is exposed past the housing is pretty important to get the right length. I had mine too long in the beginning, and the claw slipped off of the T-cable (which is what is pulled to release the post adjuster) during some bike rattling. Trimmed the cable and now it stays snug on there.
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