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    I only have four rides on mine, but it's been great so far. As others have mentioned, it's important to get the cable length right, but once you do that, it's smooth sailing. I had a KS i950-R on another bike and it worked flawlessly, so I'm optimistic the LEV will work just as well with the proper maintenance. Though time will tell...

    The only other thing to keep an eye on is the little "KS" cover over the cable mechanism in the collar. With repeated cycling, mine had a tendency to work loose, so I wrapped a small zip-tie around it and all's well again. Overall, I couldn't be happier and really like that the cable/housing doesn't move with the seat like other posts.

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    The only other thing to keep an eye on is the little "KS" cover over the cable mechanism in the collar. With repeated cycling, mine had a tendency to work loose, so I wrapped a small zip-tie around it and all's well again. Overall, I couldn't be happier and really like that the cable/housing doesn't move with the seat like other posts.[/QUOTE]


    Did you install the cable end so that it points out? If it points in, it can come loose and push the "KS" cover off.

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    Good point, I'll try turning it around from its current position.

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    Any feedback as to how the KS lev is doing after X weeks of use out in the field. I am assuming no news is good news but then it is never safe to ASS U ME anything these days .

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    I've had mine for about a month now using it a few days a week and it has been great! Like mentioned in some of the threads, make sure you install the hook on the remote cable facing out.


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    Same with me. No issues at all. Love it.

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    Have been using mine for 3 months now without an issue. I rode it hard this weekend in Big Bear, CA. It performed flawlessly on some tough AM riding.

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    Thanks for the feed back and glad to see that it is all good. In searching around I have not found anything bad about this so will be buying one I reckon.

    Not sure why my last post was not at the end of the forum for ease of reading later, user error I guess.

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    Unless Price Point is pulling a CBO on me, i.e. allowing me to order a back-ordered item without informing me up front, it appears they finally have the KS Lev back in stock! Hope to be installing one by the end of the week.
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    I solved my remote cable problem with one of these 90 degree cable things. It's from Xrav if you guys are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsmithr1 View Post


    I solved my remote cable problem with one of these 90 degree cable things. It's from Xrav if you guys are interested.
    I think you mean RavX...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    I think you mean RavX...?
    yup. thats it.

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    Thought I'd chime in. I've been using one of the 125mm Lev's now for the past month. Having never used a dropper seat post before. I was a little sceptical to say the least, especially considering the money these dropper posts cost. After using same. I can honestly say that hands down, it's the best component I've added to my bike !!! Its used countless times on each ride. Positive engagement wherever you set it, smooth as butter. Confidence inspiring when the going gets tough. KS did there homework, and got it right with the LEV... If it helps ??? AEBike sells them for $ 312.00 (out of stock). Got BBling to price match, as they had them in stock. -Highly Recommended-

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsmithr1 View Post


    I solved my remote cable problem with one of these 90 degree cable things. It's from Xrav if you guys are interested.
    Where did you find / purchase the RavX noodle from ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdemm View Post
    Where did you find / purchase the RavX noodle from ?
    On the RavX website, I found a local bike shop that was a dealer and I had them order it for me. Only a couple bucks.

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    Just received mine today from Price Point. With the help of a sharp knife and some creative rubber and plastic removal, I managed to convert my non-ODI WTB lock-on grip to be ODI HACK-ON™ compatible. As an Aussie dive instructor in Thailand once taught me, you can solve any problem with the help of violence or gasoline.
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    You selling any of your old ones?

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    Install complete, that was relatively painless. Note the tight if not perfectly clean integration with the non-ODI WTB clamp-on grip. Sorry WTB, I already filed for the ODI HACK-ON trademark. Only thing left to do now is to replace the stock QR seat clamp with some non-QR orange bling... any recommendations?

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    Just to add to all the good reports on the KS Lev.

    I have had mine for a few days now and I am very impressed. I had been looking for a while but had concerns about the RS Reverb reliability, now sorted by the looks of it, and the CB Kronolog, still suffering as best I can tell.

    The KS has installed and worked straight out of the box for me. It has been used every day and has not had any issues. The rise is really smooth and I have not needed to adjust the pressure and it has not damaged the crown jewels. I will post back later with more updates but so far so good, early days I know.

    I can't believe what a difference it has made to the way I ride. I always used to be a "set and leave" rider except for the really steep stuff. Now I can get the seat out of the way and move about on the bike so much more easily. My advice to anyone thinking about it is to stop thinking and do it and have fun.

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    Mine shipped from Pricepoint this morning. I currently use a i900 on my AM bike and have had really good luck with it for almost 2 years, run a Specialized Command Post on my other AM bike and have also had very good luck. Personally though I prefer the infinite positioning of the KS, and I really prefer the KS lever which just so happens to fit my favorite grip.

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    Are you guys having problems with the bolts of the clamp loosening or the seat moving?

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    I've never seen hat happen with a Thomson type head. Put blue Loctite on the threads and torque them harder.
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    Anyone else noticing a small amount of lateral wiggle of the seat, even with the clamp locked down tight? At $400 I expected the clamp mechanism to be rock solid since as far as I can tell it's just standard Thomson type head design. My only guess is that the fitting between the lower floating clamp and the lower clamp body is designed and built with sloppy tolerances. ARGGG!!!! Taking it down to my LBS to have them take a look at it, hoping I don't have to send the whole thing back to KS.

    Follow-up: Opinion from a couple LBSs was the KS Lev seemed pretty solid compared to other droppers. Also, we determined the wiggle was due in part to the head, but also, as I would have expected, due to the dropper mechanism. I don't notice the movement when I ride, so all seems copacetic.
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    I noticed the lateral movement also. Very little, but noticeable when I try to wiggle it at a stand still. The Reverb that I had felt worse (about twice as much) but still not bad. As you mention, I cannot feel it at all when I am riding. The post continues to function as advertised. I am religious about wiping the inner tube clean after each ride. I do the same with my shock and fork tubes to slow down the degradation of tube seals. I still have not read a long term review from any of the blogs or rags. Has anyone else seen one?

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    I'll torque harder and see if it works, if not I'll use some loctite, cheers!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    I've never seen hat happen with a Thomson type head. Put blue Loctite on the threads and torque them harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban View Post
    Are you guys having problems with the bolts of the clamp loosening or the seat moving?
    Yes I suffered this a few days ago. Thought it was me not installing correctly and just re tightened them up. I will keep an eye on them now though and loctite if if continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdemm View Post
    Thought I'd chime in. I've been using one of the 125mm Lev's now for the past month. Having never used a dropper seat post before. I was a little sceptical to say the least, especially considering the money these dropper posts cost. After using same. I can honestly say that hands down, it's the best component I've added to my bike !!! Its used countless times on each ride. Positive engagement wherever you set it, smooth as butter. Confidence inspiring when the going gets tough. KS did there homework, and got it right with the LEV... If it helps ??? AEBike sells them for $ 312.00 (out of stock). Got BBling to price match, as they had them in stock. -Highly Recommended-
    How did you get them to price match? BB says the item must be in stock at the competitors store. I ordered mine from Price Point and they charged me full price before ever contacting me. Unfortunately its going back. $426 is just too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR View Post
    $426 is just too much.
    Agreed. That's what's kept me from getting one as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR View Post
    How did you get them to price match? BB says the item must be in stock at the competitors store. I ordered mine from Price Point and they charged me full price before ever contacting me. Unfortunately its going back. $426 is just too much.

    Not sure if this help you or not but it looks like it is $340 plus shipping at $20 here

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    How did I price match ? I called BBling and spoke with someone in sales. Confirmed they had the LEV in stock. Inquired about price matching AEB. They checked and said it should not be a problem. Asked me to submit through there website, the price to match / info regarding same. 4hrs later I had an email from BB, confirming they'd PM AEB + ship + tx. Done deal !

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    I sent my LEV seat post in last week for some warranty work.
    I called them and within 5 min they emailed me a RMA#. I shipped the post to them and they had it back to me within 1 week (most of the time was in shipping).
    I have to say that they are a very good company to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    I sent my LEV seat post in last week for some warranty work.
    I called them and within 5 min they emailed me a RMA#. I shipped the post to them and they had it back to me within 1 week (most of the time was in shipping).
    I have to say that they are a very good company to deal with.
    Curious, the Lev just came out this year correct? What warranty work did it require so soon?
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    What type of warranty work did you need to have done? How many hours or miles did the post have on it, please?

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    I have one of the first ones released and the inner cable snapped. They have had a couple other ones with the same issue and since then they have fixed the problem on the new ones.
    The one thing I will say is they were very easy to get on the phone and took care of me right away.
    I'm not a very easy person to please and they did.

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    Great thread, lots of good info!
    Does anyone care to give yet another status update now that they have almost a full season on the lev?

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    Here's my status update: WHERE THE F*CK IS THE 150mm?!?!
    When the LEV was announced the stationary cable was part of the hype but for many riders the extra inch of drop was the big news.
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    I have had mine for 4 months now with at least 150 hours and more than a couple of crashes, lots of intentional technical drops, and jumps, and zero issues. Still waiting for a long term review, too. Oh, and Bike Bling is selling them for $345 with a price match. Shop around for a deal. I did. I also had a 2012 Reverb that failed in less than 3 months. Rockshox supported it really well, but I did not want to continue to have it replaced. I did not like the control line moving up and down in my suspension linkage so the KS LEV was a nice upgrade for me. I also like the KSs remote much better. If the KS fails, I may go back to a standard seatpost and wait for a bombproof option, but so far, so good.

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    Post #79 in this thread had a good tip. 15% off, free shipping and, depending on where you live, no tax adds up to a lot of savings - I think the best deal I've seen among the options (I went for it last night).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Here's my status update: WHERE THE F*CK IS THE 150mm?!?!
    When the LEV was announced the stationary cable was part of the hype but for many riders the extra inch of drop was the big news.
    It's been out for a long time... But only available in the 435mm length post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    It's been out for a long time... But only available in the 435mm length post.
    Can you find one for sale online? The three distributors that can sell KS posts to my LBS haven't received any. I also haven't seen anyone on a forum say they have one.

    I'll be stoked if you're right but also surprised that they haven't had more presence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliffEN View Post
    I have had mine for 4 months now with at least 150 hours and more than a couple of crashes, lots of intentional technical drops, and jumps, and zero issues. Still waiting for a long term review, too. Oh, and Bike Bling is selling them for $345 with a price match. Shop around for a deal. I did. I also had a 2012 Reverb that failed in less than 3 months. Rockshox supported it really well, but I did not want to continue to have it replaced. I did not like the control line moving up and down in my suspension linkage so the KS LEV was a nice upgrade for me. I also like the KSs remote much better. If the KS fails, I may go back to a standard seatpost and wait for a bombproof option, but so far, so good.

    I have been waiting on mine from bike bling for close to a month now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Can you find one for sale online? The three distributors that can sell KS posts to my LBS haven't received any. I also haven't seen anyone on a forum say they have one.

    I'll be stoked if you're right but also surprised that they haven't had more presence.
    Hmmm... I guess you're right. QBP and BTI don't have them. I know I saw them at QBP a month or so ago. Maybe they only had a few. I didn't order one cause I just ordered the Supernatural shortly before. Bummer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredjunkie View Post
    Only thing left to do now is to replace the stock QR seat clamp with some non-QR orange bling... any recommendations?
    if it's not too late already, Straitline make one... I have one on my DH bike. looks nice.

    also, since I'm posting on this thread, anyone find any remedy or cause for that play that's mentionned a little farther up this page? It's the only issue I have so far with this post, but I can't figure out where it's coming from. It doesn't look like it's the stanchion, or the seat clamping mechanism either. I'm thinking it's how the seat clamp is attached to the stanchion but it's hard to tell... otherwise after 6 rides... so far so extraordinary!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cult Hero View Post
    I have been waiting on mine from bike bling for close to a month now.
    A buddy of mine bought one for $345 at Bike Bling 2 weeks ago. Maybe he got the last one?

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    I was in my LBS yesterday and I checked on the status of my KS Lev 30.9 x 125mm order which they have had for two weeks. They came back and stated the distributor was out of stock and it'll be about 3 to 4 weeks still.

    I just ordered I think the last one from University Cycles using that discount code listed further up in this thread. Thanks for that!

    I was holding out with the LBS as I have a credit with them but this post for $334.90 with no tax and free shipping was a deal. I'll have to use my credit for something else instead....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    I was in my LBS yesterday and I checked on the status of my KS Lev 30.9 x 125mm order which they have had for two weeks. They came back and stated the distributor was out of stock and it'll be about 3 to 4 weeks still.

    I just ordered I think the last one from University Cycles using that discount code listed further up in this thread. Thanks for that!

    I was holding out with the LBS as I have a credit with them but this post for $334.90 with no tax and free shipping was a deal. I'll have to use my credit for something else instead....
    Not bad for free shipping! Ordered Tuesday evening from University Cycles, now sitting on kitchen counter, heading next to garage to install!
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    I had BB pricematch and paid 337.25 no shipping but it does include tax.
    I am lucky as I live 10 min away from them. 3 rides so far and it has been great.

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    So... if you have a carbon frame and install the lev, how/where do you clamp bike to a stand? The cable junction box on the lower part of the post gets in the way of the stand's clamp, the extended part of the post might be too far from end of seat tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFBayLaser View Post
    So... if you have a carbon frame and install the lev, how/where do you clamp bike to a stand? The cable junction box on the lower part of the post gets in the way of the stand's clamp, the extended part of the post might be too far from end of seat tube?
    I just extend mine out of the seattube far enough. It's past the min insertion line, but for wrenching, I'm not concerned about that...
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    My LEV should be turning up on my doorstep today. I'm keeping my Thompson post for when I ride with my children (I'll leave the Ride-a-long attachment on it) so I figure that for any significant wrenching I'll just swap out the LEV for the Thompson and clamp to that.

    Otherwise for quick work where stability if not so much a concern I can rest the underside of the seat on the clamp.

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