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Modern Droppers Seatposts are as significant to mountain biking as the larger-wheel movement, but their development hasn't been a buffed-out trail. Leaky air and oil systems have left riders with sore knees after riding out with a saddle that's too low, and poorly routed actuation cables have been the victim of tire rub and snagged branches. With its LEV Dropper Seatpost, KS's approach reflects a well thought out system that uses cable-operated hydraulic action and an air spring to control its 125mm of smooth travel.

What keeps this design from spilling its vitals mid-ride is a main seal that uses a dry lube system. Essentially, this keeps the bushing smoothly operating, while also preventing the build up that scores stanchions and kills wet seals, like what's found on forks. This is followed by separately sealed air and oil systems in order to ensure reliability.

The LEV's air pressure can be adjusted via a Schrader valve located at the top of the post. More precisely, the adjustment point is at the zero offset, two bolt clamp. This is a set it and forget it adjustment. The posts height, however, is infinitely adjustable within its 125mm of travel. And controlling that is a cable operated handlebar remote.

KS chose cable over hydraulics because replacements are readily available in the event of damage occurring during a crash. In fact, the cable's routing is one of the LEVs defining features, because it has fixed routing to the posts lower. This means that there isn't any of the cable growth that causes snagging and rubbing.

The cable anchor collar is capable of being rotated 360 degrees for clean cable routing, no matter what bike you're putting it on. It's also easy to disconnect from the anchor in order to remove the LEV, whether you're preventing theft or need to pack the bike for traveling. At the handlebar end of things, a smartly designed remote is compatible with ODI lock-on grips.

This means that you're able to just clamp the remote to the bars or, and if you have ODI lock-ons, you're able to use the remote in order to replace one of the grip's clamps. Basically, this design is taking advantage of typically wasted space. The remote is ambidextrous and it has a low-profile design that prevents damage.

The KS LEV Dropper Seatpost is available in either 30.9 or 31.6mm diameters with both measuring in at 385mm in length. Please note that the post features a drop range of 125mm of travel.

Tech Specs

[seatpost] aluminum
30.9 mm 31.6 mm
385 mm
Drop Range:
125 mm
0 mm
Compatible Components:
mountain bike saddles
Actual Weight:
Black, 31.6/385mm/125mm: 550g Black, 30.9/385mm/125mm: 550g Black, 30.9/335mm/100mm: 550g Black, 30.9/435mm/150mm: 550g Black, 31.6/335mm/100mm: 550g Black, 31.6/435mm/150mm: 550g
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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When will this be back in stock?

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When will this be back in stock?

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It looks like the order we have in should be arriving around the end of April or start of May. I would recommend checking back around the end of April.

When will this seat post be back in...

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When will this seat post be back in stock

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I've taken a look at our back orders, and it looks like that KS LEV Dropper Seatpost will be back in stock in 5 to 7 business days. Feel free to contact me to back order that item for you. dmyers@ backcounrty.com

5 5

you don't know what you're missing

the idea of a dropper post is great. it absolutely takes your riding to another level if you typically shun shuttles but still like descents with some gnar. getting one that works correctly is apparently harder. but the ks lev works nearly flawlessly. only trick is you can't be forward on your saddle while trying to drop it. but you figure it out quickly and then it's great. i have NEVER had the post move on me. i have also bashed up the trigger and it barely shows it and works just as well as day one.

5 5

Great dropper

Has most of the appeal on a "stealth" routed dropper post without the hassle. The remote mounts cleanly and out of the way on your bars, and the action is very easy and smooth. Not having a huge loop of cable is a big plus, but this is also a really nice dropper simply in terms of build quality and durability.

5 5

Reliability, durability, and function.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is, in my opinion, the best dropper post on the market. Having ridden demos with Reverbs, DOSS, a Specialized, and both the Joplin and Kronolog, the KS takes the cake. Perks include clean cable routing, small, easy to operate remote, ODI lock on compatibility, clean cable routing, and infinite adjust, no hard stops. I owned a KS Supernatural before my LEV and will be putting a LEV Integra on my next bike (hopefully).

It is also the most intuitive to use, the lever is small and out of the way. The only issue is slight play developing on the head, but that comes from the saddle loosening up, not the post itself.

4 5

Great dropper

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've ridden a Reverb, a Doss, and a Specialized Commandpost. This KS post is by far the best one I've ridden. The cable routing is much nicer, with the cable attaching at the seat collar as opposed to under the saddle. Less cable clutter, and cleaner appearance.

It's a SUPER smooth actuation, and it is an infinite adjust height, like the reverb, but it uses cable and not fluid, which is lower maintenance IMO. Super easy setup (took me 20 minutes) but I would reccomend using your own shift housing, as the housing supplied with the post is pretty junky. Overall, I'm super happy with it.

5 5

LEV dropper rocks!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Been using this for about 4 months now and I can't be happier it works great very smooth operation. Simply to install and really steady no movement. Just drop before a jump or head downhill and when you need to start cranking down on those pedals and you need to support Pop! It's back up to the top or anywhere in between. Highly recommend.

Are you going to carry this anymore.

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Are you going to carry this anymore.

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Hey Todp, thanks for the question.
We don't actually have any on order at this time, but that could change. As of today July 18th, we don't have an order in with LEV.