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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    "Mid-October" has come and passed and still no word from KS on what the delays with the 150mm are or when the next shipment will arrive.
    Are you looking for 31.6 or 30.9? Universal cycles has some 31.6's in stock and my LBS had four 30.9 150's in stock a couple days ago. They are out there...

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I was looking for a 31.6 all summer but now that bike won't be used till May so I'll wait till spring to get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waldog View Post
    Question for you all.

    I'm on my second LEV now. Sent the first one back because it had torsional play straight out of the box.

    So, new post, same problem. Not as much, but it's still there.

    How much, if any, play have you all got in your LEVs?

    Such a wad of cash, it's just a bit disappointing that it's like this already.

    Cheers, Grant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    "Mid-October" has come and passed and still no word from KS on what the delays with the 150mm are or when the next shipment will arrive.
    Just got my "mid-october" post last night. Install was no problem. First test ride is tonight.

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    I think the honeymoon is over with my KS Lev. One month in and it has started to make a horrible creaking noise in the head, uggh. Anyone else had this issue?

    UPDATE: Pulled apart the head and reassembled, creak is gone. Fingers crossed for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredjunkie View Post
    I think the honeymoon is over with my KS Lev. One month in and it has started to make a horrible creaking noise in the head, uggh. Anyone else had this issue?

    UPDATE: Pulled apart the head and reassembled, creak is gone. Fingers crossed for now.
    I have got a creak, thought it was my carbon rails, which I cleaned and added fresh carbon paste but will pull off and clean the head assembly and see if that fixes the creak, thanks for the update!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiny View Post
    I have got a creak, thought it was my carbon rails, which I cleaned and added fresh carbon paste but will pull off and clean the head assembly and see if that fixes the creak, thanks for the update!
    When I pulled it apart, the bottom plate was slightly out of alignment. Not sure if that was the source of the creak, but couldn't have been helping.
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    Just finished installing my 125 and found that the "grappling hook" that hooks in the actuator was rather weak and flimsy. During the install I noticed what one of the arms was bent and not hooking (no idea how that happened) so I GENTLY tried to bend it back. Needless to say it broke off.

    It still is working, but disappointed that the system seems to rely on one tiny piece of fragile material. I understand the idea is to be able to disconnect the seatpost from the bike quickly, but I don't ever really see leaving my bike anywhere long enough for it to be stolen. I would rather see a more permanent attachment that is a little more robust.

    Other suggestion is to make sure the claw, grappling hook whatever is hooked facing out. Secures a lot more effectively. Also I see some people skipping the in line barrel adjustor. I found it critical in getting the right tension.

    Will ride this weekend and see how it works. I have a little lateral movement to the post, but that seems normal. For $400 I guess I would expect a little tighter.

    Anyway still feel this is the best option for me on the market right now. Just waiting for some player to come in and really nail this segment, seems there are far too many designs that are almost perfect, but miss just slightly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBMarkWa View Post
    Just got my "mid-october" post last night. Install was no problem. First test ride is tonight.
    After a week of riding with this post I gotta say I love it so far. I have used just about every dropper post out there. This one replaced a Reverb as I wanted the extra drop on this bike of the Lev 150. Post goes up and down very smoothly, remote works perfectly. Love not having to deal with the cable changing position when changing the seat height. It will now be a matter of longevity. Will it last is the big question. Will post back if anything changes.

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    Anyone looking to get a Lev, Bike Bling currently has it on sale for $349 , and with the aditional 15% off i managed to get it for $296.65 before shipping and taxes, though the tax didn't apply to me.

    They had the 125mm in stock when I got it but the 100mm was on back order, dunno about the 150mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredjunkie View Post
    When I pulled it apart, the bottom plate was slightly out of alignment. Not sure if that was the source of the creak, but couldn't have been helping.
    Well I need to do a few more rides to be sure but creak free so far. Put a dab of grease under the cradle and snugged up the bolts a bit more which seems to have resolved the creak.

    Really liking this post, it is my first dropper and it works flawlessly, I was on the fence and was still undecided after the first few rides but now really like the boost in confidence for jumps and techy terrain that it allows.

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    Upset

    Well just got the Lev, installed it and in the middle of testing it, not even on a ride yet!, it fails to drop, removed the cable junction cover and the darn kevlar wire which was held by the coupler has come off, and is all frayed

    ugh now either i send it in to KS or maybe just have them send the replacement wire with that damn isolator which mine wasn't installed with and do it myself
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    You got a fluke, atonyc68, KS is pretty good stuff. This my second KS post over the last 2 years, lots of hard usage, only 1 minor problem that KS took care of promptly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atonyc68 View Post
    Well just got the Lev, installed it and in the middle of testing it, not even on a ride yet!, it fails to drop, removed the cable junction cover and the darn kevlar wire which was held by the coupler has come off, and is all frayed

    ugh now either i send it in to KS (who knows how long until i get it back) or maybe just have them send the replacement wire with that damn isolator which mine wasn't intalled with and do it myself

    Anyone else run into this problem yet?
    Been there. Mine did'nt work correctly out of the box. My kevlar cable was too long or it had slipped. It was frayed and the plastic inside the coupler kept me from pulling it through. I actually tried to fix it but broke the coupler trying to tighten it enough not to slip. They suggest priority mail. I shipped from Alabama on Thursday and got it back the following Friday and that included a holiday. Their fast but, it sucks having to pay $13 more to get a post to work correctly that should have worked correctly in the first place. They aren't even sympathetic about it when you call. I believe they could care less. I tried to get them to pay my shipping since it was brand new but, they refused. They use the excuse of "we don't know if you installed it right". I said" fine but if you find it messed up from the factory will you reimburse me?" They said "no". The $13 won't kill me, it's the princple of the matter. It works fine for now but, only ridden twice since I got it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    You got a fluke, atonyc68, KS is pretty good stuff. This my second KS post over the last 2 years, lots of hard usage, only 1 minor problem that KS took care of promptly.
    Ya i know, but still kinda pissed off, was so excited to get out on the trail to test this thing and it fails

    Quote Originally Posted by Creeper View Post
    Been there. Mine did'nt work correctly out of the box. My kevlar cable was too long or it had slipped. It was frayed and the plastic inside the coupler kept me from pulling it through. I actually tried to fix it but broke the coupler trying to tighten it enough not to slip. They suggest priority mail. I shipped from Alabama on Thursday and got it back the following Friday and that included a holiday. Their fast but, it sucks having to pay $13 more to get a post to work correctly that should have worked correctly in the first place. They aren't even sympathetic about it when you call. I believe they could care less. I tried to get them to pay my shipping since it was brand new but, they refused. They use the excuse of "we don't know if you installed it right". I said" fine but if you find it messed up from the factory will you reimburse me?" They said "no". The $13 won't kill me, it's the princple of the matter. It works fine for now but, only ridden twice since I got it back.
    Oh man that sucks, ya worst for me, i'm from canada, bought it in the US when I was there, maybe i'll just get them to send me the replacement parts and then just do it myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cult Hero View Post
    Just finished installing my 125 and found that the "grappling hook" that hooks in the actuator was rather weak and flimsy. During the install I noticed what one of the arms was bent and not hooking (no idea how that happened) so I GENTLY tried to bend it back. Needless to say it broke off.

    It still is working, but disappointed that the system seems to rely on one tiny piece of fragile material. I understand the idea is to be able to disconnect the seatpost from the bike quickly, but I don't ever really see leaving my bike anywhere long enough for it to be stolen. I would rather see a more permanent attachment that is a little more robust.
    Fully agree on the hook claw... piece of cheese. Havent broke mine but I wont be fiddling with it more than necessary. Saving grace is that actuator bar it hooks onto needs only a very light action --so that alone at least wont be breaking the claws.

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    Hey anyone know the KS post paste they use, can i just use my bearing grease i usually use or does it have to be their paste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atonyc68 View Post
    Hey anyone know the KS post paste they use, can i just use my bearing grease i usually use or does it have to be their paste?
    Use Slick Honey or Slickoleum and nothing else. Other greases will make the post sticky. Trust me.

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    Yeah, suspension specific grease. Other bearing greases can mess up the plastic parts.
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    anyone know how to get ahold of KS other than their RA form? They seem to want me to send the whole post back, but I just need a new claw..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hssp View Post
    Use Slick Honey or Slickoleum and nothing else. Other greases will make the post sticky. Trust me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Yeah, suspension specific grease. Other bearing greases can mess up the plastic parts.
    Awesome thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cult Hero View Post
    anyone know how to get ahold of KS other than their RA form? They seem to want me to send the whole post back, but I just need a new claw..
    Ugh oh man, that might mean i have to send mine back as well, hopefully they can send me just the parts

    found this on their site

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    Tel: +1 (949) 742-1180

    Too bad they don't have a toll free number, or do they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atonyc68 View Post
    Ugh oh man, that might mean i have to send mine back as well, hopefully they can send me just the parts

    found this on their site

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    Tel: +1 (949) 742-1180

    Too bad they don't have a toll free number, or do they?

    Yea, called that number a few times and all I get is vm. Post is working fine, but the claw has one arm. I have two good rides on it now and stoked on how the post is working. I will be dropping the pressure and I bumped it up to get a fast rebound but actually find that a slower rebound helps me fine tune the seat position I am looking for.

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    Trials and tribulations

    3 rides on my new 31.6 150mm LEV. Sometimes it won't stay at full drop. Comes back up a couple inches. Does this a few times when cycled down and then seems to catch and be all good. Seems to occur after it hasn't been cycled for a few minutes plus.

    Weird...and disappointing. I had a 900 series for over 2 years with no issues. At least I'm 5 minutes from KS offices, left them a VM today for warranty service.

    UPDATE 1:

    Mea coupa...I wanted to update this as I think I'm to blame here: Today the post wouldn't drop for me. I was pissed. I pulled the red cover and the hook was still attached and it was pulling the internal barrel and kevlar down so i figured something internal was bad. I tightened the barrel adjust as far as it would go and the post finally started to budge. When I got home I shortened the cable and moved the grappling hook closer to the housing (with barrel adjuster all the way in). I think 2 things had happened:

    1) the cable stretched a bit or housing compressed a bit or the cable may have slipped, perhaps I hadn't tightened the set screw on the hook tight enough? That would explain why the post wouldn't drop if their wasn't sufficient tension/cable throw.

    2) I noticed the tip of the cable ferule is supposed to lock into that red cover (like pull the ferule down, insert cover, let ferule up). That little plastic ferule tip was buggered up (even though the red cover was fitting perfect). Maybe that tip was protruding inside enough to interfere with the spring and temporarily slow the cable return enough to let the post come back up a bit before locking? The KS instructions don't give much detail for that ferule tip/cover interface. I wish the ferule was metal to be a bit more robust at the tip.

    I removed the deformed ferule tip and with good cable tension now it seems to be working perfect again. I'll update with more time on it but I didn't want to throw KS under the bus without cause and I wanted to pass along the experience for other users/potential buyers.

    UPDATE 2:

    Product is indeed faulty. Works OK if unweighted or pushing on it by hand when off bike. But keep it weighted and/or try to drop it fast and it locks up solid. Sometimes it wont budge, sometime it drop an inch or so, and sometimes it will drop all the way but then return up a couple inches even when I've released the lever.

    There's absolutely zero cable slop but it's also not overly taught.

    Going back to KS tomorrow under RA. I'm going back to my 2 year old flawless i-950 and selling this POS after warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dodger View Post
    At least I'm 5 minutes from KS offices, left them a VM today for warranty service.
    You will still have to get an RA and send it in. I am in OC too and had to do this with my Supernatural. The good news is it takes about three days total, door to door to get it back. I really don't know how they turn them around so fast!

    My LEV has had no issues except popping the red cap off and spending 15 minutes looking for it. I just threw a zip tie over it and called it a day! I may try to flip the claw around a remove the zip tie, but so far don't see any reason to.

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    Ordered a KS Lev 100mm from Bikebling.com said ks is backorder and will not ship before mid to end november. Good deal *@ 296,65 + shipping but they already took the money via paypal and no communication on in stock /backorder item, I had to asked.

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    Bolt rub on seat underside

    I noticed the front bolt was gouging into the underside of my seat. Perhaps my seat (WTB Laser V) flexes a lot or I'm just a fat arse but that was no bueno. I trimmed the front bolt about 1/8".

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    So I have just got a LEV, after getting fed up with my (3rd replacement) Reverb & it's comical fragile lever.

    Out of the box it has a very small amount of twisting play, probably similar to my Reverb, but what concerns me is it has a small amount of fore/aft play. It is almost undetectable with no seat attached, but when I have a seat on it, there is a definate noticable play with the whole inner shaft able to rock slightly forward & backwards in the outer tube.

    So, is this normal? Or is it a duffer that needs to go back out of the box? (good start!)

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    I'd be worried about a bad bushing that will only get worse. I'd want it warrantied now and would contact KS if I were you.
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    I have been using a LEV since last July with no issues at all, it works really well, better than my previous 2 ks 950i seatposts...it is smoother and faster and the fixed cable position is a must for me as with my previous 950i on my Nomad, the cable got caught with one of the pivots of frame not matter how long or short was the cable, so for me, LEV= so far so good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -C- View Post
    So I have just got a LEV, after getting fed up with my (3rd replacement) Reverb & it's comical fragile lever.

    Out of the box it has a very small amount of twisting play, probably similar to my Reverb, but what concerns me is it has a small amount of fore/aft play. It is almost undetectable with no seat attached, but when I have a seat on it, there is a definate noticable play with the whole inner shaft able to rock slightly forward & backwards in the outer tube.

    So, is this normal? Or is it a duffer that needs to go back out of the box? (good start!)
    I've got the same issue with my lev150. Just put it on Tuesday and got the first real ride in with it today. The play isn't noticeable while riding, so I don't think it's too big of a deal. If the bike is stationary, I can shake the seat and definitely feel the play from front to back. Besides the play, the post worked as smooth as I expected it would.

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    Anyone purchase a 27.2 KS LEV yet? I'm not-so-patiently awaiting that size-- doesn't seem to be in stock anywhere

    Love my Supernatural... now just need a 27.2mm post to put on my other bike

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    Uggh, my Lev started creaking again on a long ride. Gotta say, this thing is pretty temperamental for the price, have a serious love-hate relationship with it. How hard can it be to make a solid connection at the head like every other seat post?
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    So far so good, touch wood, with my Lev 125. There have been some comments about the screws working loose, mine did once but has since been secure. I have copper ease on the threads and on the conical nut others have used thread lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfxc View Post
    Anyone purchase a 27.2 KS LEV yet? I'm not-so-patiently awaiting that size-- doesn't seem to be in stock anywhere

    Love my Supernatural... now just need a 27.2mm post to put on my other bike
    ordered a 30.9 100mm from Bikebling. And bb said mid december (from initially mid, end november)

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    My Lev has been great but I need to replace the inner cable. It appears the barrel end that goes into the remote lever is slightly smaller than a standard shifter cable. Anyone know what brand cable fits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdude View Post
    My Lev has been great but I need to replace the inner cable. It appears the barrel end that goes into the remote lever is slightly smaller than a standard shifter cable. Anyone know what brand cable fits?
    Strange, I replaced my cable with a standard shift cable, no issues.

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    I've replaced it also with a standard shifter cable, had no problems fits well
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    The inner cable is Kevlar and you will have to get it through KS.
    My cable has broke 2 times. Order two that way you have one as a backup. KS has a video on there web site showing how to replace the inner cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdude View Post
    My Lev has been great but I need to replace the inner cable. It appears the barrel end that goes into the remote lever is slightly smaller than a standard shifter cable. Anyone know what brand cable fits?
    Seems like this is gonna be the major problem with most LEV's as i'am too in the same boat, mine was practically DOA because of this, brand new, testing install and it fails to drop, my kevlar wire slipped and was frayed, didn't even get to test it on the trails yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    The inner cable is Kevlar and you will have to get it through KS.
    My cable has broke 2 times. Order two that way you have one as a backup. KS has a video on there web site showing how to replace the inner cable.
    How long was it before they sent you the replacement parts?

    its almost been a month for me and still nothing maybe i should just use shifter cable as the guys above did

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    FYI on cable replacement; I have been to 3 different bike shops and found that a standard shift cable will NOT fit into the opening on ths KS Lev carbon lever. The barrel end of the KS cable is noticeably smaller than the end on a standard shift cable. A standard shift cable will not fit unless you modified the head by grinding it smaller. The bike shops recommended trying a Campagnolo shift cable since the end is supposedly smaller. Unfortunately, they didn't have the Campy cable in stock. Ughh. Still trying to get this sorted.

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    Well mine has been creaking badly again. Changed saddles to rule that out and went to release the cable from the seatpost so I could clean it all down and re-install and broke the tab it connects to. So will contact local distributor (Australia) and see what can be done.

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    How long was it before they sent you the replacement parts?

    its almost been a month for me and still nothing maybe i should just use shifter cable as the guys above did[/QUOTE]




    I have sent my post back to KS for repair two times and they have got it back to me within one week. You just have to keep in touch with them.

    I don't think any shifter cable will work, the kevlar cable is very thin and flexible. I think the people that are using the shifter cable aren't replacing the cable inside the seat post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    I have sent my post back to KS for repair two times and they have got it back to me within one week. You just have to keep in touch with them.

    I don't think any shifter cable will work, the kevlar cable is very thin and flexible. I think the people that are using the shifter cable aren't replacing the cable inside the seat post.
    Oops right i thought they were talking about the inner kevlar cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiny View Post
    Well mine has been creaking badly again. Changed saddles to rule that out and went to release the cable from the seatpost so I could clean it all down and re-install and broke the tab it connects to. So will contact local distributor (Australia) and see what can be done.
    I'm getting so much creaking, can't stop it without stripping the seat post down, clean, then reinstall.

    Starting to get rather jack of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldog View Post
    I'm getting so much creaking, can't stop it without stripping the seat post down, clean, then reinstall.

    Starting to get rather jack of it.
    try some "Finish Line- Teflon Grease" it worked by mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutshlander View Post
    try some "Finish Line- Teflon Grease" it worked by mine
    I put a squirt of WD40 between the plates as I tightened. Did the trick but hoping it doesn't eat away at any non-metal components in there. I suppose if it does I'll just send it back, sort of lost my patience with this thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredjunkie View Post
    I put a squirt of WD40 between the plates as I tightened. Did the trick but hoping it doesn't eat away at any non-metal components in there. I suppose if it does I'll just send it back, sort of lost my patience with this thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutshlander View Post
    as if I've already written, Teflon grease is the magic medium.
    try it and you will not regret it
    Perhaps a stupid question: why have I never had a seat post with this problem in 30 years of bike riding? Wasn't this problem solved long ago? Where did KS go wrong?
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    hmmm I think it's a problem of the smooth surface.
    I have the same problem with a fork-brige what I From time to time with the Teflon-grease solve, and it's gone for 2 months.
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    Mine's going back to the supplier.

    Sick of the creaking and inconsistent performance.

    I've tried so many different cable tensions to fix the issue of it not dropping whilst out on the trail and nothing works.

    Pretty over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldog View Post
    Mine's going back to the supplier.

    Sick of the creaking and inconsistent performance.

    I've tried so many different cable tensions to fix the issue of it not dropping whilst out on the trail and nothing works.

    Pretty over it.
    is a pity that it is not satisfy you, it is possible that it has a factory error?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutshlander View Post
    is a pity that it is not satisfy you, it is possible that it has a factory error?
    I really don't know. It's my second post already.

    I just hope they have a quick turn around.

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    I replaced my cable with a reg derailleur cable and it it no issue at all. I have about 10 rides on it and so far it has been flawless.


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    I think I may have found one of the limitations of the LEV. I went out for a ride in 17F (-8C) last night and when I got on my bike in the parking lot, the post wouldn't stay put, it was moving up and down. After looking at it a bit, it seemed the actuation cable was stuck. So I wiggled it around a bit and the post locked in place in the "up" position. At least I could ride. After the ride, I brought my bike down to my basement, and this morning, no matter what I do, the post doesn't move. The lever actuation cable seems to be moving a bit, but I'm not sure what's going on. I'm going to bring it into the shop. I had an issue a while back with the little kevlar "string" inside the post coming undone (slipping), but my shop was able to reattach it properly. I'm wondering if the cold did something to that mechanism again, possibly making it frail and having it break.

    I'm ok with not having a dropper post in super cold conditions, and the post has been amazing since I installed it in august, under more normal conditions. This isn't a complaint, just an observation. I'll update once I've figured out what happened.
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    I went for the 100mm version of the LEV. My installation below:






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    Got my KS LEV 125mm a couple weeks ago and now have around 50 miles on it. So far so good. No issues at all and "it just works" to steal a line from Apple. I had a CB Kronolog and after having the same issue crop up on three separate posts, (slippage), was able to return it. For anybody interested, the KS LEV is smoother than the Kronolog (when it worked) and the remote is so much nicer.

    Keeping my fingers crossed and will chime in if any issues arise, but really hoping that this is the last time I post to this thread unless it is to answer a question.

    Oh, and for anybody that is still considering buying but want more information, there is a review of the LEV on VitalMTB.com. They used it for 4 months and posted a rather thorough review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPBakerIII View Post
    Oh, and for anybody that is still considering buying but want more information, there is a review of the LEV on VitalMTB.com. They used it for 4 months and posted a rather thorough review.
    That article pretty much sums up my 4 months of experience with the Lev, except for that fact that mine had a slight wobble in the head clamp from the very start.
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    [QUOTE=Proxyserv;9952523]I went for the 100mm version of the LEV. My installation below:



    Very nice indeed May I ask what brake noodle part are you using? And is that a power corz cable? If so any problems..Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by XgreygOOse View Post
    Very nice indeed May I ask what brake noodle part are you using? And is that a power corz cable? If so any problems..Cheers
    Thanks. It just a standard 90degree aluminium brake noodle and the stock cable housing which came with the LEV. It is fairly new and I have only done 7 hours of riding time on the LEV with active use under muddy conditions. No problem with it so far. A happy customer here

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    good and bad

    I was given a ks lev for Christmas. I've managed about 4 rides totalling about 15 hours. After each ride, the fore/aft wobble seems to increase as does the rotational play. Anyone else notice this? At what point do you decide it's an issue? Can't detect it while riding yet. Has anyone defined a tollerance on these yet?

    Also, the finned cable end cap started to crack from the first use which now makes unhooking the post a bit more fiddly.

    On the plus side, the a tion is quick and smooth and I'm lo ing riding with it. Just hope that slop doesn't get any worse.

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    For those trying to figure out which travel KS Lev to purchase they posted a formula to use on their Facebook page, since there isn't **** on their site.

    "Measure the distance from your seat collar on your frame to the center of your seat rail with your saddle at your normal climbing height (full leg extension). Then subtract 50mm. "

    Ordered my 31.6 125mm dropper today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomaly View Post
    For those trying to figure out which travel KS Lev to purchase they posted a formula to use on their Facebook page, since there isn't **** on their site.

    "Measure the distance from your seat collar on your frame to the center of your seat rail with your saddle at your normal climbing height (full leg extension). Then subtract 50mm. "

    Ordered my 31.6 125mm dropper today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    Link?
    They are listed under "KS USA" and that was the response given to a comment back in December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -C- View Post
    So I have just got a LEV, after getting fed up with my (3rd replacement) Reverb & it's comical fragile lever.

    Out of the box it has a very small amount of twisting play, probably similar to my Reverb, but what concerns me is it has a small amount of fore/aft play. It is almost undetectable with no seat attached, but when I have a seat on it, there is a definate noticable play with the whole inner shaft able to rock slightly forward & backwards in the outer tube.

    So, is this normal? Or is it a duffer that needs to go back out of the box? (good start!)
    Quote Originally Posted by NomadSC View Post
    I've got the same issue with my lev150. Just put it on Tuesday and got the first real ride in with it today. The play isn't noticeable while riding, so I don't think it's too big of a deal. If the bike is stationary, I can shake the seat and definitely feel the play from front to back. Besides the play, the post worked as smooth as I expected it would.
    I bought my Lev 3 weeks ago, and I have the same problem...
    What is the best way to deal with it? is the threaded ring got anything to do with it?
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    Just got my 125mm lev tonight, I see some people's collar on the post doesn't say lev on it like mine does? Anyone know if they changed it?

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    I have just check my 125 Lev and no markings on the collar.

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    Does anyone know when the Lev Integra(stealth) version will be available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proxyserv View Post
    I went for the 100mm version of the LEV. My installation below:

    Nice and clean setup. I was looking for housing hooks like the ones you have but only found the rotating hooks from Jagwire. Where did you purchase those hooks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dviratinis View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokidachi View Post
    Nice and clean setup. I was looking for housing hooks like the ones you have but only found the rotating hooks from Jagwire. Where did you purchase those hooks?

    Hoki
    Hoki, those are the rotating hooks from Jagwire. Come in 4 per pack. They work great but you need to be cautious as they do not work with smaller diameter hoses. No problems with brake hoses and the ones from Jagwire .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proxyserv View Post
    Hoki, those are the rotating hooks from Jagwire. Come in 4 per pack. They work great but you need to be cautious as they do not work with smaller diameter hoses. No problems with brake hoses and the ones from Jagwire .
    Thanks Proxyserv! I ordered the rotating hooks along with a LEV 125mm. It's amazing how this changed my bike (the LEV, not the hooks ) !

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    Anybody have a total weight (post, cable, remote etc) for a 30.9 150mm version of the Lev? Looking to purchase a dropper in the next week or so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806 View Post
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    My 100 drop post has gone wrong today no idea what the problem is as it was working fine yesterday.

    The remote cable still has tension, but pressing it gives no drop, I popped the red cap off and it appears to be fully compressing the spring as it pulls on the barrel mechanism.

    Anyone else had theirs just stop dropping when all cables appear okay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement View Post
    My 100 drop post has gone wrong today no idea what the problem is as it was working fine yesterday.

    The remote cable still has tension, but pressing it gives no drop, I popped the red cap off and it appears to be fully compressing the spring as it pulls on the barrel mechanism.

    Anyone else had theirs just stop dropping when all cables appear okay?
    sounds like the same problem I had with mine. with mine, it was the kevlar cable inside the post that came undone from one of it's two clamping points. I brought it into my shop, who were able able to fix it, though based on the service video on KS's website, it seems like a pretty involved process...
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    I got an RMA number, annoying but I'll see how it goes through the process.
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    I just got mine yesterday. Installed it. And first thing I noticed was there is rotational play along the seatpost axis. Not what I expected after reading all the rave reviews. It is my first post so I also dont know where to set my expectation.

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    It has been my experience that KS USA has terrific customer service. I have called any time I have had a question and have had good luck getting a hold of them. I would give them a call and see what they recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JYLO View Post
    I just got mine yesterday. Installed it. And first thing I noticed was there is rotational play along the seatpost axis. Not what I expected after reading all the rave reviews. It is my first post so I also dont know where to set my expectation.
    Every single dropper post on the market will have a tiny amount of wiggle. If you're talking 2-3 degrees of rotation, then that's an issue. But if it's just a little wiggle that you can percieve with your hands but is visually hardly noticable, then don't worry about. You'll never notice it under your asse.
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    Has anyone own a KS i950r/supernatural and a Lev? Is the Lev worth the extra $130 or should I just save money and buy the supernatural? Thanks for your time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostayhome View Post
    Has anyone own a KS i950r/supernatural and a Lev? Is the Lev worth the extra $130 or should I just save money and buy the supernatural? Thanks for your time!
    I say go with the Supernatural. Lev has some funtional differences, but nothing that gives it better performance. They both feel the same going up and down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    I say go with the Supernatural. Lev has some funtional differences, but nothing that gives it better performance. They both feel the same going up and down.
    I'd say it depends on the frame and how cleanly you can route the cable. Basically the only difference between the LEV and Supernatural is the non-moving cable. I have one bike where the cable slides so neatly down that there's no loop or mess when lowering the post. My other bike is a bit of a compromise with a taught cable running up from the top tube in front of the seatpost when it's up and a loop that sticks back a bit when it's lowered. It would be worth the money to put an LEV on that but but not the first one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    I'd say it depends on the frame and how cleanly you can route the cable. Basically the only difference between the LEV and Supernatural is the non-moving cable. I have one bike where the cable slides so neatly down that there's no loop or mess when lowering the post. My other bike is a bit of a compromise with a taught cable running up from the top tube in front of the seatpost when it's up and a loop that sticks back a bit when it's lowered. It would be worth the money to put an LEV on that but but not the first one.
    Thanks guys for taking the time to reply. I have a stumpjumper so it has factory holes for a command post. I'm assuming the cable size should be the same between the two.

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    I have both and would recommend the Lev for a few reasons:
    • Prices had dropped on the lev to a point where it's not such a huge price difference
    • The sealed & fixed cable routing on the Lev eliminates most all of the maintenance issues the supernatural has, such as mud getting into the cable housing, housing getting kinked or pulled out of the ferull & cable stop as the post is cycled etc.
    • The Lev is 100g lighter, has smoother lever action, adjustable & quicker rebound speed (air pressure) and a better seat clamp.

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    You just had to make me go and second guess myself. lol j/k
    Thanks for your input and I will definitely take it into consideration. I plan on making a purchase within the next few days but I'm sure I'll have buyers remorse. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostayhome View Post
    You just had to make me go and second guess myself. lol j/k
    Thanks for your input and I will definitely take it into consideration. I plan on making a purchase within the next few days but I'm sure I'll have buyers remorse. lol
    Almost no one has buyers remorse after getting the better, more expensive option.
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    haha!!
    Except when your wife reviews the CC bill. lol j/k

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    My 150mm Lev showed up today. Will install tonight. Looking forward to uppy downy awesomeness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YamiRider1316 View Post
    My 150mm Lev showed up today. Will install tonight. Looking forward to uppy downy awesomeness!
    Yep, got mine a few days ago, and install was quick/simple. Just playing around w/ it in the living room, the thing screams "quality". Can't wait to get it on the trail and "drop it like its haaaaaaaawt".

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostayhome View Post
    Has anyone own a KS i950r/supernatural and a Lev? Is the Lev worth the extra $130 or should I just save money and buy the supernatural? Thanks for your time!
    Functionally the same yes but the difference is the height of the seat clamp on the LEV is significantly shorter and a better clamp design IMO. On the i950 I could only run the 125mm but with the LEV I am able to run the 150mm. This may not be your issue if you have lots of seatpost stickout which I did not.

    One nice thing about the i950r/SNr is the cable design allows for easy cable removal, on the LEV you need to pop the cover and disconnect. Not a big deal but something to consider. Also the LEV is less prone to dirt in the lever mechanism although the SN improved on that with the rubber boot.

    If you've got the coin get the LEV, otherwise the SN/r is still killer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpjumpy View Post
    Yep, got mine a few days ago, and install was quick/simple. Just playing around w/ it in the living room, the thing screams "quality". Can't wait to get it on the trail and "drop it like its haaaaaaaawt".
    Quote Originally Posted by YamiRider1316 View Post
    My 150mm Lev showed up today. Will install tonight. Looking forward to uppy downy awesomeness!
    Stumpjumpycan and YamiRider1316 can you do me a huge favour and measure the distance from the saddle rails to the bottom of the seat post collar with the post extended?
    Appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement View Post
    I got an RMA number, annoying but I'll see how it goes through the process.
    My post reached KS last Friday, it was back in the mail to me by Monday. A great turnaround time, problem resolved with minimal issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptd View Post
    Stumpjumpycan and YamiRider1316 can you do me a huge favour and measure the distance from the saddle rails to the bottom of the seat post collar with the post extended?
    Appreciated!
    I'd gladly do that.
    However, I'll be on vacation til the end of the month, so don't wait on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipRoar View Post
    Functionally the same yes but the difference is the height of the seat clamp on the LEV is significantly shorter and a better clamp design IMO. On the i950 I could only run the 125mm but with the LEV I am able to run the 150mm. This may not be your issue if you have lots of seatpost stickout which I did not.

    One nice thing about the i950r/SNr is the cable design allows for easy cable removal, on the LEV you need to pop the cover and disconnect. Not a big deal but something to consider. Also the LEV is less prone to dirt in the lever mechanism although the SN improved on that with the rubber boot.

    If you've got the coin get the LEV, otherwise the SN/r is still killer
    Thanks!!
    I ended up getting the supernatural, after considering everyone's opinions. I really appreciate everyone's input.

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    Definitely pleased with my fixed post, back to the same goodness.
    Last edited by 6thElement; 03-04-2013 at 04:25 PM.
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    Just about to place my order on this one!

    Any suggestions on how to get the right size? I certainly don't need a 150mm travel post, so I'm thinking 125mm. 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!

    EDIT: I guess the measurement I really need is from the bottom of the saddle clamp to the maximum insert point of the post, where it would hit the port QR/clamp. From that I could figure out what length it needs to be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    Just about to place my order on this one!

    Any suggestions on how to get the right size? I certainly don't need a 150mm travel post, so I'm thinking 125mm. 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!
    I'm 5'10" and have a 125mm LEV installed on a medium Yeti SB66C. I originally ordered the 150mm and canceled the order as I thought it might be too long.
    Here is the LEV on my bike:

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