KS LEV Integra Height Adjust Seatpost
Behold the only hydraulically locked and air sprung seatpost to feature zero cable movement and up to six inches of silky-smooth travel! The LEV Integra utilizes a one way roller bearing to ensure miles of play-free movement. Add a micro adjustable head and an ergonomic alloy remote with an internally routed cable to the mix, and you've got one fine dropper seatpost that refuses to let you lose your rhythm during the ride.
- Internally routed version of the LEV, specific to dropper-ready frames
- Aluminum dropper with alloy trigger/clamp
- 125 or 150mm drop options with the same air/oil system as the original LEV
- Locks anywhere in vertical range, so post will not extend when lifting the saddle
- 2-bolt micro-adjustable seat rail clamp, angled bolts increase clamp strength
- Patented one-way roller clutch bearing
First issue, is the dropper gets stuck in the down position if down for more than a minute. If I drop it for a quick 20 second descent, I can get it back up no issues. If my descent is somewhere around 40 seconds or more, it stays in the down position and I have to drop my butt on the seat to get it return back up.
I always had a little bit of play in the seat, but now after just 15 times of use I have at least an inch play at the top. Not only that, but the dropper doesn't even raise all the way up now. I have to pull it the rest of the way. It's mid season here on the east coast, and I don't want to send it in for repair to not see it again until riding season is over. I shouldn't have this problem while riding it only a dozen plus times. Such a disappointment.
CONS: Limited Compatibility
PROS: Internal Cabling, Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Durable
The mechanical version KS out weight the hydraulic (reverb)and I don't have to do any bleeding. More time to ride.
PROS: Durable, Lightweight, Reliable, Attractive Design, Easy To Install
I will get something else and remove this seatpost.
Do some research. Such "quality" seems the norm for KS.
PROS: Attractive Design, Lightweight
CONS: Gets Stuck
PROS: Attractive Design, Durable
CONS: Difficult To Install
BEST USES: Racing, Mountain Biking
8 months ago
PROS: Attractive Design, Clean Looking
-ks lev external
-Rockshox reverb external
- Rockshox reverb internal
- Ks lev integra
I can say that out of all of them the integra was the smoothest action of moving small increments or large increments at one time. I will also say it was the quietest operation up and down of any post.
Another huge plus of this dropper post is that it is serviceable by someone with knowledge but does not need to go to a service hub to be fixed or maintained.
It is pricey so i removed one star for that because at a $ amount i believe my fox dropper post was a better value.
1 year ago
After I first installed it, found that it was squeaking pretty badly when actuated. Turns out it was the barrel nut rubbing against the clevis at the base of the post. Applied some grease and the squeaking went away. Highly recommend other users apply some grease to the barrel nut when installing.
PROS: Attractive Design
BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Racing
PROS: Durable, Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Lightweight
PROS: Rugged, Lightweight, Great Components, Best design
BEST USES: Cross Country, Free Riding, Single Track
2 months ago
PROS: Durable, Attractive Design
BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Upgrade
My first dropper post was a RS and while the function was fine, the install of course required a bleed after cutting the line. The lever on the KS is also more durable and MUCH more ergonomic.
PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Durable
BEST USES: Upgrade, Racing, Mountain Biking
I bought a Tracer 275 in June 2015, the dropper that came on the bike failed in four months of riding, replaced it with a LEV. After a couple weeks of riding, the new LEV feels and works better than the stock post did (like the ones I bought two years ago). I'm completely happy with the bike, it's awesome. Send me a another request for comment in a year or two, it'll be interesting to see how things play out.
PROS: Durable, Best Engineered, Easy To Install, Reliable, Mechanical Cable Assenbly, Attractive Design
PROS: Attractive Design, Durable
11 months ago
11 months ago
This seatpost fit my requirements.
I have owned several generations of KS seatposts and they are still working well.
Thank you for your time.
4 months ago
11 months ago
My experience with the post has been pretty good overall. I read about the post getting stuck in place prior to buying and have had it happen when I leave the post down overnight and only once or twice on a ride. I've gone on 14 rides with it for around 170 miles. I usually cycle it a few times at the start of a ride and then have no issues. This is the only reason it gets a four for now.
Side note, whether you get this dropper or another, having a dropper has improved the flow on so many trails, it's been amazing!
I can't say it was easy to install, but it wasn't that difficult. For the amateur bike mechanic like me, it took patience and careful reading of the instructions, but it all came together just fine. Adjusting the cable and housing length and routing the cable/housing were the most trying steps.
I don't have a significant amount of time on the post yet, but so far, so good.
PROS: Attractive Design, Function
HOWEVER, the other one I had went back to KS 4 times and they refused to ever replace it with a brand new one, just kept fixing the old. Rick @ KS is a huge pain to deal with and his customer service is lacking.
over 2 years ago
I don't put 5 stars, because I'm not a huge fan of the ergonomics of the command. I'll try to do something to replace it.
1 year ago
PROS: Lightweight, Attractive Design
PROS: Durable, Lightweight, Easy To Install, Attractive Design
PROS: Lightweight, Smooth Ride, Great Components, Rugged, Versatile, Handles Well
BEST USES: Downhill, Single Track, Cross Country
plus the guy at warranty don't know nothing about anything, they don't stand behind their product.
stay away from KS
Q & A
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Yes, we do sell this post. Here is the Jenson link for it...http://www.jensonusa.com/KS-Lev-Integra-Seatpost. The 27.2/100mm option is in the drop down options window.
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