The KS LEV DX Dropper Seatpost is a more cost effective version of the LEV that sacrifices none of the legendary performance. While it gives up the flashier actuator lever, the remainder is essentially the same, making it a perfect option for those who can deal with a few added grams when it keeps a few dollars in their pockets.
The LEV is prized for, among other things, the fixed cable box at the lower collar. The upshot is that you achieve a fixed cable position, which simplifies cable routing, and reduces the chance of your cable loop getting caught up in your suspension linkage. Further aiding the cable routing, you’re able to adjust the orientation of the cable box independently of the post’s rotation. This routing method is more user friendly than the stealth routing that’s become popular, while also being compatible with a number of frames that simply don’t allow for stealth routing in the first place.
One of the immediately recognizable traits of the LEV is that the saddle is fixed in place, unlike many other posts that have a small degree of play out of the box. This is because the LEV is held in place by a one-way roller bearing, which clamps the inner post tight. Atop the inner-post, you’ll find a micro-adjust, zero-offset head allows for perfect saddle setup.
Among the well-considered details that set the LEV apart, one of our favorites is the handlebar mounted remote. Unassuming as it may be, this miniscule engineering marvel feels great in the hand, and is a snap to operate. It’s designed to stand in place of the inner clamp on an ODI lock-on grip, should you choose. The DX forgoes the hinged clamp and carbon lever on the LEV in favor of an aluminum version, but like its composite sibling, it isn’t adorned with the sharp edges that can turn other actuator levers into flesh-hungry blades in the event of a crash.
The KS LEV DX Dropper Seatpost is available in either a 30.9, or 31.6mm diameter, and in three travel options, from 100mm, to 150mm.
- Durable aluminum body
- Fixed position cables
- Handlebar mount remote
- Compatible with a 30.9mm diameter seatpost