Purveyors of a very nicely machined dropper Vecnum were busy demonstrating their latest creation the Leveloc. It’s a high tech solution that can replace traditional methods such as inner tubes and toe clip straps that we’ve seen used in the past.
The Leveloc is a ‘Rope Travel Adjustment’ mechanism which aims to provide a solution for long travel fork users facing long, long alpine climbs. With a specially adapted stem plate that houses the mechanism users can compress their non travel adjust forks to shorten them for sustained ascents. The stem mount keeps everything easily within reach, and makes adjustments easy to carry out without having to get off the bike.
The system adds only 60g to the weight of the bike so is unlikely to be felt when climbing. Once at the top simply flick the lever to horizontal and the forks will extend to full travel again. For long descents, or one up/one down rides the whole thing is easily removed at the top and stowed away until it’s next needed.
Price is €230 including the stem.