- Wait for Thompson dropper or buy a KS Lev?
My KS Lev has been great, had a fair bit of abuse in muddy rides and still goes up and down when I want it to. I’ve not looked into maintenance for it yet but unless it’s a complete PITA I can’t see much that can be improved (apart from shedding weight). Whilst my normal posts are Thomson I wouldn’t automatically go for their v1 dropper post, not like they have much history in that sort of area do they? So you’d not only have to wait for them to be released but then wait another couple of months to see if there were any major issues.Posted 5 years agoHob NobMember
I bought one because I was annoyed with the loopy bit on my Reverb (first world problems etc).
The first Lev had a a lot of play & ‘knocked’ on dropping. Sent it back.
Second one came out (2 weeks later). Had approximately 1cm play at full extension in all directions. Arguement ensued as this was apparently ‘standard manufacturing tolerances’. Sent back, offered replacement (losing faith at this point).
Third one arrived (another 2 weeks after sending the last back). Took it out of the box & the inner tube literally fell out in my hands & it fell apart…
Sent back, awaiting refund. Argueing over the postage also to refund the 3 posts I have had to send back (nearly £30 alone, as they needed to be insured etc).
Put my Reverb back on, that I have never had any issue with. In fact the only Reverb issue I have had was when my wife crashed her bike & broke hers, Fishers took it back & replaced with with a brand new model, for free, in 48 hours & refunded the postage costs…
Most of the people I ride with use the Reverb, and those few who have had issues have had them resolved, no questions asked, all within a couple of days.Posted 5 years ago
Impatience got the better of me and I’ve gone for a ICE V8, not on my initial list but given the problems with droppers I find mentioned on every thread I figure £120 and a UK warranty is worth a punt for my first post.
As I have every intention of riding it through lots of mud I’ll soon feedback if its good or not.Posted 5 years agoJoeGSubscriber
I’m in the US and bought mine from Bike Bling. There is info here on support for various countries.
If I were you, I’d buy it from the US and say that it was a Christmas gift from your sister if there was ever a warranty issue.
Warranty is definitely one of the issues with buying stuff from other than your home market, though. And I can understand how an importer that did not have anything to do with something that they did not bring into the country.Posted 5 years ago
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