- Talk to me about dropper posts.
I’d avoid KS at the moment – I’ve got one and am having problems with it. I took it back the LBS I bought it from and they told me KS don’t currently have a UK distributor so the can’t send it to anyone to be serviced.
Mate has just got a Reverb and reckons it’s miles better than the KS he used to have.Posted 4 years agorighogSubscriber
To be a bit more helpful. I have a Reverb and it has been really good, I have sent it back twice and it has been replaced, so the back up has been great and I prefer the way it works to the KS.
A lot of the guys I ride with run KS’s They are cheaper to buy, but as above they have no UK distributor ATM, this has never been been a problem as they have always serviced them themselves, without any problems.Posted 4 years agomudsoulMember
I’ve had a KS i950 for two years now and it it has been fine (2-3 rides a week). I take it apart for a clean and lube every two months or so. The only time it really acted up is when I neglected the regular service and there was a build up of dirt at the actuation arm at the top of the post. Still working as new. I only want a Lev because of the fixed cable anchor and the shielded actuation mechanism.
The only thing I don’t like about the Reverb is actually the hydraulic actuation. Rip a hydraulic line in the middle of nowhere and you can’t just rebleed the thing on the trail. With a KS (or the rest of them for that matter) it’s just a regular shifter cable.Posted 4 years ago
I haven’t bought any mags for years, last big MTB purchase was my Pitch pro at the beginning of 2010. And I love it.
Tried a cheap non remote dropper post and liked it, so I want to buy a remote one.
I need a 30.9mm one. The distance from my saddle rails to the seat clamp is 190mm and I can fit 19cm of seatpost into the seat tube before it hits the bend in the frame. I’d like one that drops as much as possible.
I want something that is reliable and works well – not bothered about the absolute cutting edge tech but I don’t mind paying for quality – just save up more!! Parts and backup is very important to me.
Thanks in advance!!!Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
I’ve recently bought a Reverb and have been really happy with it. I run the lever under the bar to give it some protection (I’m running a right hand lever under the left side of my bar). I was really worried about the hose when the post was dopped but I’ve not noticed it; I don’t catch my heels on it and the tyre doesn’t buzz it as the suspension compresses. Personally I’m not too fussed about the ink of pulling a hydraulic line out because I do t do wilderness epics so I’ll never be that far away from civilisation.
I’ve ridden a Lev last week and it was pretty good. The fixed cable fitting was really good and I quite like the way the lever was integrated into the grip although I prefer being able to set it away from the grip like with my Reverb because it feels more natural to be. I don’t know if it was just the one that I was using, but I didn’t find that it dropped as quickly or as smoothly as my Reverb. The lack of distributor would put me off too.Posted 4 years agopimpin gimpMember
I’d consider a specialized command post, mine was excellent and at about 2 years old I’m reasonably sure it had never been serviced, still worked fine.Posted 4 years ago
Lot cheaper than a reverb if you’re looking 2nd hand, never used a reverb so can’t comment on how much better they are, but the command post is certainly excellent in its own right.
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