Silencing a dropper seatpost

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  • Silencing a dropper seatpost
  • Premier Icon JoeG
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    I have a KS Lev on my full suspension bike. Using carbon paste, it doesn’t take long till the post starts to make a “click” when I shift my weight around on the saddle. If I clean and replace it, the noise goes away, but not for long. 😕

    Does anyone have any tips for keeping the dropper quiet for longer?

    Edit – Frame is Ti with an aluminum insert (not a shim!) about 4″ long, 31.6 mm ID.

    Replace it with a proper seat post – you don’t need the dropper #kingsnewclothes

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Replace it with a proper seat post – you don’t need the dropper #kingsnewclothes

    😆 🙄

    OP, sure it’s the post not the saddle/rails?

    mangatank
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    What sort of clamp are you using? Sound like the post is slipping very slightly. I had exactly the same (maddening) issue with my Hope QR. Switched to a Thomson clamp and the problem disappeared.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    JoeG – top tip – use a dab of carbon paste at the junction where the top of the stanchion meets the adjustable saddle cradle – the bit with the bearings on it. Seems to kill that slight sideways/rotational play in the saddle that I think is common with LEVs.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Its not the saddle clamp/rails. If I just pull the post, clean and apply new carbon paste (and don’t touch the saddle/clamp) the noise goes away. For a short while.

    The seatpost clamp came with the frame. Its not a QR, it has a M4 screw going into a barrel bolt. I guess that its not the best quality, so maybe an upgrade is in order.

    stAn-Bad Brains MBC – Member

    Replace it with a proper seat post – you don’t need the dropper #kingsnewclothes

    You are correct, I don’t need one. I need two; one for my full suspension and one for my fatbike! 😆 My retrobike has a period correct dropper as well; a Hite-Rite! 8)

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