KS LEV-DX Seatpost 125mm
As a beloved member of the Kind Shock seatpost family, the LEV-DX is the newest price point model in seatpost innovation. With up to five inches of silky-smooth travel, the aluminum dropper post features a polycarbonate trigger/clamp and cable junction cap for a sleek yet durable finish! As the only hydraulically locked and air sprung post to feature zero cable movement, the LEV-DX housing stop is placed below the center collar and rotates 360 degrees around the post for custom cable routing options. The post locks anywhere in the vertical range and will not extend when you lift the saddle for more permanent adjustments. In the modern world of off-road pedaling, an adjustable seatpost is an invaluable upgrade that ensures you're in optimal riding-position with the push of a remote, and the LEV-DX is a fine choice for achieving just that.
- Aluminum dropper with an alloy seat clamp and bolt, polycarbonate trigger/clamp and cable junction cap
- 125mm drop with the same air/oil system as the original LEV
- Stationary remote cable routing, locates housing stop below the center collar
- Housing stop rotates 360 degrees around the post for custom cable routing options
- Locks anywhere in vertical range, post will not extend when lifting the saddle
- 2-bolt micro-adjustable seat rail clamp, angled bolts increase clamp strength
- 540g (30.9x125mm)
- Travel: 125mm
- Diameter: 30.9 and 31.6
- Length: 385mm
PROS: Easy To Install, Attractive Design
CONS: No Product Backup, Failed 3 Times In 1 Year
KS LEV DX has a fixed, external cable/housing, operates smoothly and provides various options for remote mounting location.
PROS: Easy To Install, Attractive Design, Durable, Lightweight
Unless someone has installed one of these posts before, they would have had to do some of their own research to mount it properly. There is a "warning" lable on the post itself that said "Read both sides before installation". There is a "red" cap (mine was black) that needed to be installed after the cable mount was installed (to avoid damage to the ferrule). Since the warning mentioned red cap, it was a bit confusing, since there was none… Looking back now after the first installation, it is quite simple (only if you know what you need to look for).
Found that the post didn't come back up unless it was fully dropped (for the first few rides anyway). Sometimes a double (seat) bounce would bring the post back to normal position. Apart from that, really cannot fault the post so far – loving it!
PROS: Durable, Attractive Design
CONS: Some Research
PROS: Attractive Design, Lightweight, Durable
I do not regret purchasing this post. It has completely changed how I attack downhills. I believe it is the best upgrade you can make to your riding under $300. The only problem was that the post requires a specific amount of lube for it to work properly. Once my shop figured the right amount, it has worked flawlessly. I love this post!!!
PROS: Durable, Attractive Design
CONS: Difficult To Install
PROS: Attractive Design
Can't get any better!!
PROS: Attractive Design, Durable, Easy To Install
Pay close attention to the orientation of the hook actuator on the cable.
1 year ago
The DX is cool because the moving cable mechanism is hidden within the post, so there's no excess cable slack to rub bike parts. However, the process to change the direction of the cable routing is more involved than I cared for. Ultimately I left the cable routing where it came from the factory (4 o'clock position), as I just didn't want to deal with this process. The process isn't correctly described in the manual. Instead, search youtube for "LEV DX - How to Adjust Your Cable Routing Direction".
PROS: Attractive Design, Easy Operation
CONS: Pita Cable Changes
PROS: Attractive Design
CONS: Limited Compatibility
PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install
11 months ago
PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Self Servicable
CONS: 50 Chance You Get A Good
PROS: Attractive Design, Lightweight, Easy To Install
BEST USES: Racing, Mountain Biking
PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Durable
PROS: Does The Job
CONS: Cable Routing Adjustment
Once (re)built and installed, it works great. Smooth movement. I don't know how I rode my bikes without a dropper post.
PROS: Well built, Attractive Design, Durable
CONS: Difficult To Install, Heavy
Entire unit has to be disassembled with specialized tools to adjust location of cable interface.
Failure of cable interface assembly with in 1st mile of 1st ride, had to zip tie cabling in very specific way to keep everything in place.
After all of these issues this unit was extremely satisfying to use and saddle stays exactly where ever you want it to.
I think KS is really on to some thing with this product, but I would have been happier with a direct to saddle cabling set up.
PROS: No Lateral Movement, Great Height Adjustabilit, Attractive Design
CONS: Terrible Instructions, Difficult To Install
PROS: Operates Nicely, Well made
CONS: Angle Adjust Is Complex, Expensive, J-box Cover Is Junk, Special Tools To Adjust
PROS: Well Designed, Easy To Install, Attractive Design, Strong
CONS: Body Length
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