The Lev seatpost features a little something that no-one else has managed to yet master; the static cable. With the cable fixed in place – that is, not needing a large loop of ‘slack’ that is then fixed to the moving part of the post – what KS have produced is probably the most reliable dropper post on the market.

No moving cable means it doesn’t bunch up and get in the way, and we have used the Lev for over six months with absolutely no maintenance needed. The release button is not as smooth as some but it is solid with no protruding lever and therefore it will stand up to all but the biggest of crashes – snapped release levers is a problem that so many other posts suffer from.

All in all, a highly reliable, smooth operating dropper seatpost that still manages to come in at a competitive price. Worth noting is that KS claim to also have a 27.2 version in the pipeline that should be available before the end of the year.

PRICE: £324.99

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