Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Sat 7/Nov/15 8:47pm

el_booto wrote:
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shmoodiver wrote:I got sick of the maintenance cost of my reverb. KS Lev ftw!


So much easier to fit too :thumbsup:


The instruction manual was a bit odd.
Told me not to affix housing in place as I'll need to move it later.
I did so anyways and there was no moving of it later on in the installation.
Also tells you not to cut the offcut end of the cable after securing the locking end to the right distance, then the next step clearly shows it being cut.

:rolleyes:


Never read the instructions for the ones I've fitted, none have failed...


How'd you know about that 18mm gap they need?
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby el_booto on Sat 7/Nov/15 9:29pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:
el_booto wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:
el_booto wrote:
shmoodiver wrote:I got sick of the maintenance cost of my reverb. KS Lev ftw!


So much easier to fit too :thumbsup:


The instruction manual was a bit odd.
Told me not to affix housing in place as I'll need to move it later.
I did so anyways and there was no moving of it later on in the installation.
Also tells you not to cut the offcut end of the cable after securing the locking end to the right distance, then the next step clearly shows it being cut.

:rolleyes:


Never read the instructions for the ones I've fitted, none have failed...


How'd you know about that 18mm gap they need?


I didn't, I just winged it ;)

All the ones I've fitted have been on 19"+ fully frames, seat tube clearance hasn't been an issue (im assuming that's what the gap is for)
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Sat 7/Nov/15 9:34pm

Nah it's the gap between the locking cable end and the ferrule.
Probably not too crucial as I wound the barrel adjuster out quite a bit.
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby swtchbckr on Sun 8/Nov/15 8:53am

Jeebus, what a dumbass. I MEANT REVERB, not revelation as previously stated. but you guys all knew what i was talking about so not to worry...

a very quick aunty google tells me they're $404NZD on CRC at the mo, tho, only $347NZD on Wiggle...
http://www.wiggle.co.nz/rockshox-reverb ... seat-post/
mine was $338 a few months back.


So. What's so finicky about them, what goes wrong?? I've not had any trouble with mine, YET, but a mate who got his a couple weeks before me has had one or two issues, but they've been straightfoward enough to sort out...
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby tricky on Sun 8/Nov/15 9:38am

So no one really bagging the KS droppers for reliability then? Might be the way forward, as I really like the way the cable routing has turned out on my other bike with attaching at the fixed part of the post rather than under the seat.
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby Velocipedestrian on Sun 8/Nov/15 10:26am

Wobbler wrote:stuff buying a non mainstream brand of dropper

I agree with stuff buying a first gen product, but Race Face / Easton is reasonably mainstream...
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby Wobbler on Sun 8/Nov/15 11:38am

Velocipedestrian wrote:
Wobbler wrote:stuff buying a non mainstream brand of dropper

I agree with stuff buying a first gen product, but Race Face / Easton is reasonably mainstream...


yeah but who is 9point8? :eh:
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby Velocipedestrian on Sun 8/Nov/15 11:49am

Wobbler wrote:
Velocipedestrian wrote:
Wobbler wrote:stuff buying a non mainstream brand of dropper

I agree with stuff buying a first gen product, but Race Face / Easton is reasonably mainstream...


yeah but who is 9point8? :eh:

RF /E licenced the design off 9point8, they still make their own too, Canukistani crowd.
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby Wobbler on Sun 8/Nov/15 1:58pm

Velocipedestrian wrote:
Wobbler wrote:
Velocipedestrian wrote:
Wobbler wrote:stuff buying a non mainstream brand of dropper

I agree with stuff buying a first gen product, but Race Face / Easton is reasonably mainstream...


yeah but who is 9point8? :eh:

RF /E licenced the design off 9point8, they still make their own too, Canukistani crowd.


like cranks bros and thomson?
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby Velocipedestrian on Sun 8/Nov/15 2:49pm

Is the Highline design a Thomson copy? (internals etc)
The RF / E ones admit they licensed the design.
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby mudguard on Sun 8/Nov/15 7:18pm

Oddly I'd never had an issue with my Reverb Stealth. I took it in for a service as I was going away for a couple of weeks. Figure it was a good time to get it done. Worked fine, however has about a 1000k's on it.
Got it back, it was on full slow, post comes up slower than a wet week, that's fine. Dialled it round to full fast, doesn't fucking move. Push the button, jump up and down on the seat.
I didn't give it a service myself simply as I could not be bothered, the unit my partner and I live in has no real outdoors, so I'm avoiding doing any bleeding or fork servicing in the spare bedroom...

Called Dougal, he sent me the bleed kit. Bleed the remote which took about 5 minutes and sucked out quite a few bubbles. Did everything up, and it works great.
Other than it it's been bulletproof. Just put a Specialized Command Post on my partner's bike. That post comes up at frightening speed. Glad it's not on my bike :D
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby oldandlazy on Mon 9/Nov/15 8:13am

I've used a gravity dropper turbo, reverb and (2x) Levs over the years and I'd rate the Lev as the best. Even the gravity dropper needed more maintenance than the Levs do, although that could be because the GD got ridden around Karapoti more often? Both gravity dropper and Lev are pretty simple to strip, clean and grease.

In my experience the Reverb needs more maintenance, is fiddly to set up and maintain, and the parts are too expensive.
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Re: What's Hot In The Way Of Dropper Posts

Postby Sims on Mon 9/Nov/15 10:15pm

Had a KS e-ten - Total rubbish. Bad seals with a non severable unit = trash. Replaced it with a giant control dropper post. Couldn't be happier. $270 from T7 Albany.
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