The Kind Shock (KS) LEV Review

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The Kind shock LEV is a height adjustable seat post from the engineers at KS Suspension. It has proved to be one of the most visually striking with its features and attracts more and more fans every day. KS LEV’s predecessor  was often reported with some problems regarding weather reliability, but the new Kind shock LEV has solved that. Apart from the weather durability, this LEV has some awesome and very creative features. Let’s check out what is in the bag for you!

The array of configurations

The configurations available are numerous. There are many available with diameter ranging from 27.2, 30.9 to 31.6 mm seatposts. The options in terms of length are three varying from four to six inches. The LEV is activated through a cable operated remote.

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The incredible location of the remote

The remote switch too is very skillfully placed. The fact that it’s near to the ground and designed symmetrically allows it to match any of the brake levers and shifter setup on the market on the sides of the handlebar.

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Remote location is excellent.

This remote is located at the lower part of the static part of the seat post and is preserved from all the other rudiments. This is also the reason as to why there are no foul loops of excess cable hanging once the post is fully lowered. This also means that for the beginners there is no movement of the cable. The design of this is such that the cable is not fixed to the head of the post but to the lower half. This specific positioning also facilitates the movement of the cable in such a way that it does not move up and down along with the post itself. Therefore, it also abolishes the exasperating loop of the cable that otherwise keeps rubbing tires and scuffs the paint as well.

The cable guides: positioning, hooking and unhooking

To facilitate the bike’s cable guides, the entry point of the cable can be positioned any place around the perimeter of the seat tube. Further, in case you wish to unhook the cable, you can do so without much hassle within seconds. It is very easy to unhook it; you do not need any unnecessary tools. Once removed, re-attachment is also not a problem at all.

Set up- Effortless, undemanding, uncomplicated and absolutely straightforward

Apart from that, Kind Shock LEV is very easy to set up. The only thing that you will need to take care of is the barrel adjuster that too only to maintain cable tension. The user manual is also very simple to comprehend and understand. It is utterly straightforward and you only have to have an average aptitude for mechanics to be able to set this up.

This Kind Shock LEV is controlled through a careful and efficient carbon lever on a synthetic mount. The adjustable movements ensure that the ride is silky smooth and unbelievably low friction that requires barely any force to drop. The rate of return also is very fast and yet controlled. It is varied by how further the remote lever is pressed.

This is the most ideal product for you if you are a diehard fan of real enduro or all mountain riding.

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