Merlin have Reverbs at about the same price as a KS (£210 less %10 at checkout).
I’m assuming you’re going for the remote rather than the lever version… My KS i900/Dropzone didn’t work well from new and ended up needing rebuilt completely, which took a bit of persuasion to get a certain 8-legged distributor to sort out, but since then it’s been fantastic. Needs more TLC than my gravity dropper and weighs more, but has more drop and isn’t fugly.Posted 5 years agoKipMember
Save up and buy a Reverb. It has completely transformed my riding and made me glad I didn’t sell the bike that I thought I didn’t like.
I have absolutely no experience of any other post; however my riding buddies do and they have all sold their other brand posts and gone Reverb…it will go down as one of the best things to happen to MTB along with suspension and disc brakes.
IMHO 😉Posted 5 years agodoubledunterMember
I’ve been using my xfusion hilo on my 456 for about 7 weeks now in the mud and rain with no issues, now looking for one for my FSR and came across this last night http://www.wickedcycles.co.uk/x-fusion-dropper-seatpost-with-remote-1967-p.aspPosted 5 years ago
£150 notes I think is a bargain for the hilo…AlexSubscriber
Had a hilo on my ST4 (not many 27.2 dropper posts around) for nearly a year. Ridden through the filth of winter. No issues at all. Didn’t have a bar operated lever tho.
Just bought a reverb at £195ish for my 456. Tried one on my mates 5 and thought it was brilliant. Yeah it weighs a bit more than a normal post, but having ridden the 456 without one for a few rides, I really missed it.Posted 5 years agomunrobikerMember
Reverb. Nothing else is as good quality. It took a long time for me to be won over by dropper posts, simply because they were coming back every week in the shop I was working in. Every Joplin we sold came back without fault. The Pure ones are similarly bad.
The Reverb’s not perfect by any means, but is by far and away the most reliable. You still have to pay more attention, and they do weigh a lot, but nothing else comes close.Posted 5 years agoMing the MercilessSubscriber
3 KS posts in the Imperial household and only my 2 year old heavily used and abused one has gone back for repair under warranty.
Run a mudguard in winter, keep the stanchion clean & fork juiced, and regularly flush both ends of the cable assy with GT85 or similar to keep the remote action smooth.Posted 5 years agorudedogMember
skywalker – Member
Run your saddle an inch lower that normal, save yourself half a kilo, £200, and a lot of hassle.
1.Running your saddle an inch lower is nowhere near as good as getting it right out of the way – its made a massive difference for me.
2.Running a saddle at a lower height than optimum is bad for the knees.Posted 5 years agoaguesty1Member
Loving my xfusion Hilo, only had it a couple of weeks. It’s amazing what a difference it makes to your riding and the convenience is second to none.
I made todays ride at Gisburn a lot more enjoyable, currently running a lever but got a conversion kit for the remote!
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