- KS Southpaw and Carbon Bars
I have read a couple of reviews stating that you have to really torque this lever to get it solid. I’ve just bought some carbon bars and want to get a KS southpaw but am now a bit put off.
Anyone had this experience with them or can suggest and alternative that won’t break the bank…or bars!Posted 1 year agovincienupSubscriber
I was looking at the southpaw a while ago and ended up discounting it as sufficient people I respected advised it was unlikely to stay put on a carbon bar. I ended up staying with the default standard KS control but if doing it again I’d have gone with a combo I could mount on my brake lever MMX style. Should be possible with SRAM, Shimano, Hope, Formula or Magura brakes which covers most bases.Posted 1 year agosinglespeedstuSubscriber
Have mine on a set of Santa Cruz carbon bars and it’s never moved in 2 years
Same setup here and it was constantly moving even with carbon paste.
Only way I could stop it moving was a wrap of old innertube round the bar first.
The same lever now lives on another bike with an alloy bar and it’s never moved once.
Bonty do a lever for around £17 that works brilliantly.
<span style=”font-size: 12.8px;”>https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/components-c9/seatposts-seat-clamps-c86/drop-line-dropper-seatpost-under-bar-lever-p17260/s51204?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=bontrager-drop-line-dropper-seatpost-lever-w532879&utm_campaign=product%2Blisting%2Bads&cid=GBP&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImZb53eOR2QIV7Z3tCh1fFA2EEAQYASABEgLKEvD_BwE</span>Posted 1 year agoduirMember
You will get a split on this, a few think it never moves but everyone else knows it’s a rubbish design for carbon bars. Everyone else tries everything from carbon paste to tape to roughing up the metal but it stil moves unless you crank way beyond what is safe for a carbon bar.
I ended up swapping mine to the raceface one that really never moves. Then I got a bikeyoke dropper with an equally solid lever that does not move.Posted 1 year agoslowblokeMember
I have one on a set of Carbon bars (Santacruz) and that’s fine. The other one was originally on a set of Superstar alloy bars and moved continuously no matter what I did but once I swapped the superstar bars for a set of Nukeproof Sam Hill bars it stayed in the same place no problem. It’s a bit of a crap design that only works on some bars……Posted 1 year ago
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