• 04-22-2012
    tsmithr1
    KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?
    I purchased the KS LEV 125mm at Sea Otter Classic yesterday from the guys at KS. I installed it this morning and so far I like it. The build quality feels solid and like that there is no cable that moves around. I had a crankbrothers Joplin with remote before, so the upgrade was increased.

    Mounted on my 2010 S-Works Enduro.



    Here is a quick video.

    KS LEV Video | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
  • 04-22-2012
    On3_kn0WN
    very nice, Lever looks slick too.
  • 04-22-2012
    V.P.
    nice!
  • 04-22-2012
    dump
    That looks like a nice post. Did you pay $400? That's a tough price to swallow.
    Kindshock Lev Seatpost 125mm > Components > Saddles and Seatposts > Seatposts | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop
  • 04-22-2012
    tsmithr1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dump View Post
    That looks like a nice post. Did you pay $400? That's a tough price to swallow.
    Kindshock Lev Seatpost 125mm > Components > Saddles and Seatposts > Seatposts | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    I paid 395. Bright side is, I didnt have to pay tax or shipping.
  • 04-22-2012
    birdman829
    Pffff. For 400 bucks they can keep it.
  • 04-22-2012
    stevehollx
    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?
  • 04-22-2012
    tsmithr1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stevehollx 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?

    I asked when I could pick one up and he said right now and handed me one. Sorry he didn't say when at the stores. The kronolog is cool and all but I didn't like the lever and I wanted to try a different company since I had a Joplin.
  • 04-22-2012
    STS
    Did you weighted it before mounting?
  • 04-23-2012
    h2ored
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FabianSeelye View Post
    I'm in the market for a dropper

    Me too. Also deciding between kronolog and this.

    Do you mind telling a bit more about how it performs? Plays? Solid feel? Actuation feel?
  • 04-23-2012
    STS
    And weight please
  • 04-23-2012
    tsmithr1
    I don't have a scale to weigh the post guys. I'm sorry. I know its lighter than my old joplin 4. First impressions on the post: there is zero play anywhere in the different heights where you put the seat. The button feels solid and springs back up after you press it. The odi clamp design is great. Cleaned up some handlebar real estate. Cutting the hose and cable and install was cake. Took my time to make sure it was the right length. I like how the cable hookup to the seatpost is at the base compared to the kronolog. I feel the ks is a cleaner setup. I left the psi alone because I think it's fast enough for me and it won't slam me in the balls like the Fox. Btw. I played with the fox post and I didn't like it at all. I don't know if I didn't know how to use their remote but I only could get it in three positions. Top, mid, bottom. Nothing in between. Plus I didn't like the 80s gear shift style remote.
  • 04-23-2012
    AFI
    Good to hear. I ordered the 150 mm Lev from BikeBling, still hasn't shipped though. Hoping to get it before the Fruita trip in a couple weeks...
  • 04-23-2012
    Kwisatz
    The Fox only has 3 positions.
  • 04-23-2012
    Dusty Bottoms


    I have(almost) every dropper post available, including a Reverb Stealth(not pictured), but haven't ridden the LEV yet.

    Does anyone know how to rotate the cable attachment point on the LEV? I backed out the 2 set screws, but I don't think that's the answer. I think the key might be the knurled collar above the attachment box, but I'm not sure.
  • 04-23-2012
    ECNiz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms View Post
    I have(almost) every dropper post available, including a Reverb Stealth(not pictured), but haven't ridden the LEV yet.

    Does anyone know how to rotate the cable attachment point on the LEV? I backed out the 2 set screws, but I don't think that's the answer. I think the key might be the knurled collar above the attachment box, but I'm not sure.

    I was taking to one of the guys at the KS booth. He told me that the cable attachment point does not move. You rotate the base of the post to where you want the cable. The seat clamp on top is supposed to come off and rotate to indexed points.

    I was ready to buy a 150mm post, but was told they wouldn't be out until July =(
  • 04-23-2012
    tsmithr1
    Yeah you rotate the top seat clamps. Not the base
  • 04-23-2012
    Dusty Bottoms
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tsmithr1 View Post
    Yeah you rotate the top seat clamps. Not the base

    Ah ha! Got it. Thanks.
  • 04-24-2012
    geo025
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECNiz View Post
    I was ready to buy a 150mm post, but was told they wouldn't be out until July =(

    Speaking of 150mm post any other manufacturers doing or about to put out a 150 or longer adjustable post. I'm finding the 125mm offerings a little short .

    I've heard about "The Rase Black Mamba" but not sure how good it is & whether I want to sit above something called a Black Mamba......
  • 04-24-2012
    STS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms View Post

    I have(almost) every dropper post available, including a Reverb Stealth(not pictured), but haven't ridden the LEV yet.

    Does anyone know how to rotate the cable attachment point on the LEV? I backed out the 2 set screws, but I don't think that's the answer. I think the key might be the knurled collar above the attachment box, but I'm not sure.

    as you also have the LEV, can you weight it, please?
  • 04-24-2012
    Gman086
    REALLY? Some of you need to go over to the weight geeks forum me thinks. FWIW, KS has already stated that the Lev will be about a 100 grams lighter than their 950 so do the math.

    Have FUN!

    G MAN
  • 04-24-2012
    STS
    Yes but it's usual that manufacturers lies about the weight
    I already have a reverb and the only reasons to buy the KS lev would be saving 100g and cable insertion

    You are lucky to have the LEV available because the Sea Otter

    Thanks anyway
  • 04-24-2012
    UNKLE RIKO
    Not familiar with the KS posts but have been checking this one out. How many positions does the Lev have?
  • 04-25-2012
    mattsavage
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by UNKLE RIKO View Post
    Not familiar with the KS posts but have been checking this one out. How many positions does the Lev have?

    Infinite
  • 04-25-2012
    SpartanDano
    Can you measure the height between the top of the seatpost clamp and where the inner post starts? I'm trying to decide between this and the Kronolog, the 2.5 inches that the Kronlog requires only leaves me 3.5 inches of adjustability due to my height. Hoping the Lev can insert into the frame farther.
  • 04-25-2012
    kaydub
    I would love to get one... But having spent $230 on i950 the $400+ price tag is to much. KS lower the price!!!
  • 04-25-2012
    ziscwg
    For that kind of cash, you shouldn't be posting here, you should be riding the hell out of it.
  • 04-26-2012
    STS
    Finally I found the real weight of the KS LEV in a review, 530g in 30.9 and 580g in 31.6, with remote and cable included
    Very far away of the 460g anounced
    And even 20g more than the reverb
    So now I know I will stay with my RS reverb
    thanks anyway
  • 04-26-2012
    crocus
    Since I have never posted here I can't post link in first 10 messages. I found picture of LEV on the scale. Just google images for this "Kind Shock LEV 2012 - Teleskopstütze weitergedacht". Post only is 484g and with cable and lever is 572g
  • 04-26-2012
    Gman086
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by STS View Post
    Finally I found the real weight of the KS LEV in a review, 530g in 30.9 and 580g in 31.6, with remote and cable included
    Very far away of the 460g anounced
    And even 20g more than the reverb
    So now I know I will stay with my RS reverb
    thanks anyway

    Which is... about 100 grams lighter than their 900 series models. So you were thinking of switching because of some weight savings? Me thinks some peeps have more money than brains. I'll stick with what works regardless of weight.

    Have FUN!

    G MAN
  • 04-26-2012
    randan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by crocus View Post
    Since I have never posted here I can't post link in first 10 messages. I found picture of LEV on the scale. Just google images for this "Kind Shock LEV 2012 - Teleskopstütze weitergedacht". Post only is 484g and with cable and lever is 572g

    Here you go:

    30.9 / 125 mm
    MTB-News.de | IBC Mountainbike Forum - Einzelnen Beitrag anzeigen - Kind Shock LEV 2012 - Teleskopstütze weitergedacht

    I wish that post would be completely black!
  • 04-27-2012
    mattsavage
    You know, I think the LEV was the first dropper seatpost to win a World Cup event... Brian Lopes Wins Inaugural World Cup XC Eliminator

    I don't think Minnar ran one in South Africa...
  • 04-27-2012
    STS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    Which is... about 100 grams lighter than their 900 series models. So you were thinking of switching because of some weight savings? Me thinks some peeps have more money than brains. I'll stick with what works regardless of weight.

    Have FUN!

    G MAN

    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
  • 04-28-2012
    Gman086
    wrong forum; need to go here: http://forums.mtbr.com/weight-weenies/

    Have FUN!

    G MAN
  • 04-28-2012
    the-one1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    You know, I think the LEV was the first dropper seatpost to win a World Cup event... Brian Lopes Wins Inaugural World Cup XC Eliminator

    I don't think Minnar ran one in South Africa...

    The LEV seatpost didn't win the race. Lopes did. I bet he would have still won if his seat post was a broom handle.
  • 04-28-2012
    mattsavage
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    The LEV seatpost didn't win the race. Lopes did. I bet he would have still won if his seat post was a broom handle.

    Yeah and he still would have won if his wheels were double walled steel touring rims, and his stem was a Softride, and if his frame was bamboo, and his tires were made of licorice...

    Every component manufacturer revels when a rider wins a race using their product, from the chain to the fork, to the flipping seatpost. So, when a product we're passionate about (that the rest of the racing community thinks is a joke) aids in a win, then its kind of a big deal. Especially when it's on the bike of one of the greatest racers of all time who could probably win "if his seat post was a broom handle" (yet he still chose to run it).
  • 05-03-2012
    'size
  • 05-03-2012
    Lelandjt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    You know, I think the LEV was the first dropper seatpost to win a World Cup event... Brian Lopes Wins Inaugural World Cup XC Eliminator
    I don't think Minnar ran one in South Africa...

    Gwinn won 2011 WC DH#1 with a Reverb. While "first WC win" didn't make news it was widely noted that many racers chose them for the long pedal section.
  • 05-03-2012
    mattsavage
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Gwinn won 2011 WC DH#1 with a Reverb. While "first WC win" didn't make news it was widely noted that many racers chose them for the long pedal section.

    Oh, he was running one then... I see that in a photo now, I stand corrected. Crazy. I wouldn't have thought that considering his Shimano/Fox sponsorship. I knew some sram guys were running the Reverbs last year, but I never bothered to check his setup since the Fox model wasn't ready last year.

    Oh well, Gwin could've won that with a broomstick for a seatpost...
  • 05-04-2012
    Simon
    How long of the lower part? Can it be cut?? I'm using i950, but the seat is too high as the seat tube of my frame is curve....
  • 05-04-2012
    mattsavage
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    How long of the lower part? Can it be cut?? I'm using i950, but the seat is too high as the seat tube of my frame is curve....

    No, it can't be cut. But they make 3 lengths. Find out what length of regular seatpost you run at max height and order the one closest to that length, but not shorter.

    The instructions are on the website if you need a guide.
  • 05-09-2012
    saturnine
    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

    their claimed weight for the post was 475g. the post itself weighs 484g. seems pretty damn accurate to me. not to mention that they stated the remote would be 20g and since they can't guess what length and therefore what weight the cable would be for each bike, they left it at that.

    my reverb just **** the bed so now i am looking into other options. this seems to be the most appealing so far. a working post that weighs 20g more is much more useful than a non-working post of any weight.
  • 05-09-2012
    006_007
    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.
  • 05-09-2012
    saturnine
    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 initial pinkbike review steers me away from it. at least from the first batch.
  • 05-09-2012
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    the initial pinkbike review steers me away from it. at least from the first batch.

    I know, but I am always brave - I was had one of the first ks i950 and it has been perfect for almost 2 years. Only issue I have with it is the cable moves :mad:
  • 05-09-2012
    saturnine
    crank brothers is an altogether different story.
  • 05-09-2012
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    crank brothers is an altogether different story.

    Ok wise one, do I get the 5" or 6" LEV ? :D
  • 05-09-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    Ok wise one, do I get the 5" or 6" LEV ? :D

    if you want the most AM dropper post, i suppose the 6" version will have to do until they come out with the 180mm version with a 40mm stanchion.
  • 05-09-2012
    cerebroside
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    ...180mm version with a 40mm stanchion.

    Watch out, say that too much and we'll end up with a new 45mm seatpost 'standard'.
  • 05-09-2012
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cerebroside View Post
    Watch out, say that too much and we'll end up with a new 45mm seatpost 'standard'.

    yabbut it wont slip.
  • 05-10-2012
    JMW503
    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
  • 05-10-2012
    JMW503
    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
  • 05-11-2012
    kongkers
    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.
  • 05-11-2012
    FM
    Where are you guys getting your Lev's?
  • 05-13-2012
    hrdude
    How are the Lev's doing after some use? Anyone know who has these available now?
  • 05-13-2012
    kongkers
    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!
  • 05-13-2012
    D3NN15M
    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?
  • 05-14-2012
    tsmithr1
    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.

  • 05-14-2012
    saturnine
    that image states that it won't come with that but a regular hose instead.
  • 05-14-2012
    Aviators
    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
  • 05-15-2012
    stevehollx
    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.
  • 05-15-2012
    tsmithr1
    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.

  • 05-15-2012
    tsmithr1
    I emailed KS asking where I can get that hardline.Either through them or someone else. Hopefully I get a reply back.
  • 05-15-2012
    tsmithr1
    Welp, This is the answer i got back:

    Tuan,

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

    Respectfully,

    Ron Easton
    KS USA
    26741 Portola Pkwy 1E658
    Foothill Ranch CA 92610
  • 05-15-2012
    Lelandjt
    ^That hardline is part of a v-brake noodle. You have to go to a shop to get one.
  • 05-21-2012
    Vermont29er
    Anybody heard anything about availability of the Lev?
  • 05-21-2012
    stevehollx
    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.
  • 05-21-2012
    Lelandjt
    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.
  • 05-22-2012
    DFYFZX
    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;)
  • 05-22-2012
    jimarin
    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.
  • 05-22-2012
    DFYFZX
    ^true;)
  • 05-27-2012
    hrdude
    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.
  • 06-03-2012
    onzadog
    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?
  • 06-03-2012
    TreksterFueleX
    http://kssuspension.com/products/seatposts/lev-3/

    Under the specs tab you can find the weights for each of the posts.
  • 06-03-2012
    Djg24
    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.
  • 06-04-2012
    Samuel0510
    1 Attachment(s)
    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.
  • 06-04-2012
    stevehollx
    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?
  • 06-04-2012
    Samuel0510
    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.

    Samuel
  • 06-04-2012
    pursuiter
    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.

    Universal Cycles -- Seatposts > Kind Shock Seatposts
  • 06-04-2012
    JMW503
    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?
    __________________

    The Kronolog is, well, not so good. Check out the reviews today. Pretty bad. On the personal side, I know two people who had them go bad after roughly 5 rides. CB didn't seem to get this one right. Go with the KS.
  • 06-04-2012
    stevehollx
    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?
    __________________

    I've heard end of next week, but that's up in the air.
  • 06-04-2012
    wilsonblur
    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.
  • 06-04-2012
    icegeek
    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.
  • 06-04-2012
    onzadog
    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.
  • 06-04-2012
    Djg24
    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.
  • 06-05-2012
    dviratinis
    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...:rolleyes:
  • 06-05-2012
    Vermont29er
    I emailed KS asking about availability but never heard back. Makes me wonder if they'd reply to an email about a problem.
  • 06-05-2012
    Djg24
    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!
  • 06-08-2012
    stevehollx
    Looks like Pricepoint has some 30.9mm in stock, according to their site, at least.
  • 06-08-2012
    *Matt*
    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.
  • 06-08-2012
    Djg24
    I want the 100mm also. Man that wait is going to suck!
  • 06-11-2012
    stevehollx
    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.
  • 06-11-2012
    stagecoachco
    Another PricePoint confirmation. Ordered mine yesterday (30.9 x 125), got shipment confirmation today. I will post up reviews once I get it.
  • 06-12-2012
    Kwisatz
    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.
  • 06-12-2012
    Optimus
    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.
  • 06-21-2012
    hanklr
    Barrel adjuster
    Just received mine and trying to figure out where to position the barrel adjuster. Where did everyone position this?
  • 06-21-2012
    Erockin
    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.
  • 06-22-2012
    Vermont29er
    Does the Lev have to be sent back to Kind Shock if there's any problems? No user serviceable parts?
  • 07-09-2012
    laxman2001
    So how are peoples' LEVs holding up?
  • 07-10-2012
    stevehollx
    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.