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KS Southpaw Remote

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KS Southpaw Remote

KS Southpaw Remote

With more and more riders adopting the single-ring lifestyle, more and more front shifters are being evicted from their residences, leaving vacancies on the once occupied handlebars. KS took notice of this prime real estate and wasted no time in claiming it. Enter the Southpaw remote. As the new kid on the block… or bar, the Southpaw is an under-the-bar dropper post remote that’s specifically designed for bikes running a 1x drivetrain. The remote features an innovative split clamp that allows a 4-axis of adjustment, providing perfect ergonomics and a natural feel. To put it plainly, adjusting seat height is now as easy as shifting your front derailleur once was!

4.5 / 5.0
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KS needs to include shims
So, I realize that the product was just unveiled and there's going to be some bugs, but there were no installation instructions included. I found that when I was tightening the clamp to spec, it wouldn't hold tight enough when pressing the lever causing it to slip on the bar. Not good. I found an old rubber shim from a cyclometer I used years ago, fit it in between the clamp and the bar and problem solved. KS should include a rubber shim or two as is commonplace with lights and cyclometers.

PROS: More Ergonomic

CONS: Slips On Bar, Needs Shims Not Incl
January 5, 2015
Location:
Portland, OR
KS Southpaw Slips
I installed this lever with friction paste onto carbon bars. Even with the paste it slips on the bars at 5nm under normal operation. I fear for my bars torquing any tighter. The action isn't all that impressive either, and the throw is very long. I don't recommend it.
December 13, 2014
Location:
Flagstaff, AZ
Poorly thought out product.
The spilt clamp design has zero staying power on carbon bars. You can clamp down until yoy literally crush the bar, and this lever will still move around.

KS started to inclue "carbon prep" tape as a solution, which does jack squat as the tape just peels away beteen clamp and bar.

If you've broken your stock lever or dislike it, I suggest buying the Race Face Turbine remote for just 10-15 dollars more, it's muct better done.
August 31, 2016
Location:
St. John's, Newfoundland
Great Remote
This lever works great for my application. It installed easily on an Easton EC90 bar. It has zero movement on the bar and I did not use friction paste. It is extremely easy to activate and is much more ergonomic than the original KS thumb remote. I think it's a great product but it should be less expensive.

PROS: Easy To Install, Easy to Adjust, Easy To Activate

CONS: Expensive
March 2, 2015
Location:
Indian Territory
Worth every penny
Just buy it. This works so much better than the wonky lever that comes with the KS droppers. I was always fumbling for the tiny lever that sat on top of the bar. This sits right where the shifter used to go and is so natural to use. If you installed your dropper post yourself, you can install this.

Honestly, one of the most useful purchases I've made for my bike.

PROS: Easy To Install, Lightweight, Attractive Design
March 20, 2016
Location:
Toronto
A must have for 1X setup!
Can't imagine not having this now that I've used it. I first ordered one for my Girlfriend's Remedy because the stock KS I30 has a lot of resistance in the remote. The Southpaw gives a mechanical advantage and is more ergonomic to use. I immediately ordered one for my bike. Effortless to use on the KS i900. It was harder to mount on my carbon bars but if you have carbon bars, you're probably used to slippage issues. I prefer to trim Gorilla tape and use that on the surface of carbon bars to minimize slippage.

PROS: Easy To Install, Attractive Design, Durable

BEST USES: Upgrade, Mountain Biking
March 9, 2016
Location:
Sedona, AZ
KS already has a great lever when compared to many others. This is even better. Highly adjustable position.
January 13, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Location:
SLC
Cleans up the bars and has a good set of adjustments. Cheaper would be nice, upgraded when I broke the stock remote.
April 29, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Great Dropper remote!!!!
This is a great dropper remote. Lots of adjustment to allow you to get the right location. The quality is very good. I would highly recommend.
June 8, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Very clean and easy to install
Fit under the brake lever nicely , perfect for 1x set up doesn't clutter your cockpit
March 29, 2017
Location:
Singapore

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will this work with a Thomson elite external routed dropper?
J on Oct 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: not sure i'm currently using the lever on a KS 
What type of housing and cable do I need with this?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This uses standard shift cable and shift housing. But it will only work on posts where the cable runs FROM the lever to the post (eg KS, Command Post, 9Point8). Beware though, several posts currently have BACKWARD routed cables where the cable runs TO the lever from the post (eg Thompson & Gravity Dropper). These will not work with the SouthPaw.
Does this works with Giant Contact SL Dropper?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As long as the cable head sits in the remote and not the post it will work. Otherwise you will need something to anchor the open cable end at the remote, like the cable collar for the KS Eten. That way you can run the cable backwards.
Will this fit a 31.8 diameter drop bar?
Stephen C on Apr 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Both 31.8mm and 35mm bars are tapered down to where controls and grips fit. Yes the Southpaw fits
Just got a couple of these and the barrel adjusters don't seem to spin. Anyone install these recently?
Nutz-n-Boltz on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine just tuned counter clockwise to tighten the cable. It was a bit tight at first.
Will this remote work with a fox transfer internal?
J H on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No this remote uses the cable head instead of a cable clamp.

This remote will only work with posts that have a cable that clamps at the post its self.
Does this work with the KS Eten Integra?
Drew on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes it does im just about to order one

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