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    ... and if we just ... 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.



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    very nice, Lever looks slick too.

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    nice!

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    That looks like a nice post. Did you pay $400? That's a tough price to swallow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    That looks like a nice post. Did you pay $400? That's a tough price to swallow.
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    I paid 395. Bright side is, I didnt have to pay tax or shipping.

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    Pffff. For 400 bucks they can keep it.

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

    Did the KS reps mention when the Lev is hitting the stores?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 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.

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    Did you weighted it before mounting?

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    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?

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    And weight please

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    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.

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    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...

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    The Fox only has 3 positions.

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    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.
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    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 =(

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    Yeah you rotate the top seat clamps. Not the base

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsmithr1 View Post
    Yeah you rotate the top seat clamps. Not the base
    Ah ha! Got it. Thanks.
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    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......

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    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?

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    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.

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    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

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    Not familiar with the KS posts but have been checking this one out. How many positions does the Lev have?

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    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?
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    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.

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    I would love to get one... But having spent $230 on i950 the $400+ price tag is to much. KS lower the price!!!

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    For that kind of cash, you shouldn't be posting here, you should be riding the hell out of it.
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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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
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    I wish that post would be completely black!

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    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...
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    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.

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    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

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    wrong forum; need to go here: http://forums.mtbr.com/weight-weenies/

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    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.

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    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).
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    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.
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    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...
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    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....

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

    That's the reason I only trust in real weights by users, and I asked here
    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.
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    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.

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

    That being said, I really want the LEV to be available in Canada ASAP. I really want one on my new bike.
    the initial pinkbike review steers me away from it. at least from the first batch.
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    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

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    crank brothers is an altogether different story.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    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 ?

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

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    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.

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