Remember that KS LEV Carbon Dropper?

by Dave Anderson 17

Back in September we reported from Interbike with a sneak preview of the new KS Carbon Dropper post.

Light and low
Light and low

With just 65mm of travel and weighing in considerably lighter than other dropper posts out there it’s clear that the LEV carbon is primarily aimed at the CX and XC market, although there’s evidently a lot of interest from enduro racers too.

Carbo head
Carbo head

The dropper is external cable operated only, you’re going to have to wait and see if a stealth version appears in the future.  Also new is the replacement of the inner cable for Kevlar, something that’s being introduced to standard LEVs too. Kevlar is expected to run smoother, for longer, reducing the need for cable maintenance.

Distributers Jungle Products are expecting product to drop (oof) sometime in January with a retail price of circa £480.

Comments (17)

  1. Nothing confirmed weight wise, 350g claimed.

  2. 480 quid? haha if anyone can justify that I’ll be amazed

  3. cheers and (to a certain extent) dang.

  4. £480 and no 27.2? “I’m oot…”

    Don’t think any ‘cross bike I’ve ever owned has been anything other than 27.2 – little bit of comfort in a discipline otherwise intended to inflict as much pain and suffering in as short a time as possible…

  5. Would go very, very well on my (so far imaginary) ‘one bike to do everything.’

  6. Weight compared to a Reverb?

  7. 65mm travel, though – Reverb is 125mm/150mm

    I’m all for weight saving, until it compromises function – this is half the drop for 150g weight saving at almost twice the price. No thanks.

  8. Was great until I read that price! WTF?

  9. Kevlar cables make a lot of sense as they don’t stretch like steel cables. This should have been done ages ago, it’s not like it costs much it is most likely cheaper than steel

  10. For the sake of cyclists everywhere of modest means, this product needs to be a big fat failure. The industry will be watching closely to see if punters will pay close to £500 (!) for just a dropper post. If they do, prepare to see some other ridiculous prices coming our way…

  11. It’s a myth that steel cables stretch

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