KindShock i900 Dropper Seatpost

3.8/5 (10 Reviews)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fuglio a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2012

Strengths:    Works

Weaknesses:    No remote

Bottom Line:   
Ive asked alot from this post and it keeps going strong. This post has taken a beating as i wreck often and go otb monthly. Its had its share of hits and still no problems. No play in any direction. Having the lever version takes away from the usefulness. You CANNOT upgade from lever to remote. Other then that its been awesome.

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Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by modelo151 a Downhiller from Milton, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2011

Strengths:    So far so good. I have none of the issues that were listed below. I was told before purchase that the posts internals had been revamped for 2011.

Weaknesses:    Makes a settling noise when I sit on it. Sorta of like a click, but really no big deal.

Bottom Line:   
I think its a good product. Worth the purchase, if you change your seatpost hieght alot, then do it.

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Favorite Trail:   Kelso, Horseshoe, Blue

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   DropNZone

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2011 Transition Bottle Rocket, Fox air front anf back, x9 through out, with a splash of raceface.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James06 a Weekend Warrior from fRANCE, RIVIERA

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2011

Strengths:    Cheapest quality telescopic seat post available.
Reliable. No cable.

Weaknesses:    None so far, works as announced, no play, no failure.

Bottom Line:   
The most useful piece on my bike.
Helps adapting to multiple conditions.
Works perfectly after 6 month, no play vertical or lateral.

Store the bike with seat in the highest position. Keep joits greased. Failure to do so induces problems.

Brilliant !

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Favorite Trail:   They got no name around here

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   ONLINE

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   Giant reign 2

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cxfahrer a Cross Country Rider from germany

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2011

Strengths:    125mm - hasslefree no cables - just grip between your legs and it goes down or up.

Weaknesses:    a bit sticky when not used for a while, clamp came loose several times until i fixed it with red loctite, clamp came off seatpost (loctite again), DO NOT pull when the lever is not engaged - air will get into the oil and will never go out again (pumping the post up and down solved the problem 95%)

Bottom Line:   
there may be better products, but this is the cheapest way to go and this products works ok.
I have used it every other day the last 3 months, even with temperatures far below freezing, so this was true testing ;)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   allmountain 5.5"

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mattsavage a Weekend Warrior from Portland, OR

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2010

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
No, no issues, works as advertised. Excellent product. More travel and smoother action than the Joplin. 1000 miles, lots of mud and water, still works like new.

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Favorite Trail:   Syncline

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Universal cycles

Similar Products Used:   Joplin

Bike Setup:   09 Remedy 9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bannedbiker a Weekend Warrior from Devon, UK

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2010

Strengths:    5" travel, No lateral play, Easy to service, good customer support. Cheaper than alternatives.

Weaknesses:    None!

Bottom Line:   
Awesome bit of kit.
I've had mine for just short of two years now, I have no rotational movement, and no fore/aft play. The motion is always silky smooth, the post is simple to service and doesn't require servicing all that often.
When I did have a problem with the lever sticking, one quick email to Pure-Racing and they had the post back for repair and service, free of charge and with a quick turn around.
Great post, cheaper than it's rivals but still better than them, great customer support, what more can anyone want?!!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Maverick speedball (old version of the CB joplin)

Bike Setup:   Giant reign with every componant upgraded from stock!

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Storm Ferguson a Weekend Warrior from Durban, South Africa

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2010

Strengths:    Simple to use. Plenty travel. Price.

Weaknesses:    Horizontal play. Bum bump to activate. Cannot have Sella Italia Ti in horizontal position, adjuster doesn't have enough angle.

Bottom Line:   
Tied to service the thing per the manual. Pictures differed with reality. Since couldn't move post undid the next seal and the thing exploded. Asked Pure Racing UK what to do and they were as helpful as a flat tire on a drop!

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Favorite Trail:   Teichmann's @ Howick

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   Pure Racing, UK

Similar Products Used:   Regular seatposts.

Bike Setup:   Old Sugar 2, as original except for the Bontrager wheels where the free-hub breaks down too easily.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by ozzybmx a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2009

Strengths:    ....cheaper than the competition

Weaknesses:    Develops side to side play same as the others.
Needs serviced every few rides.
Crap seat clamp.
Mine now needs pulled up as the shaft is gouged.

Bottom Line:   
Im sending it back for a replacment, if im allowed i will make up the difference to get another CB joplin. The inners eventually gouges the moving shaft making the post sticky (needs pulled up), and the side to side play is twice the swing of my CB. I only bought the KSi900 as the CB i had didnt fit my new frame.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Torpedo7

Similar Products Used:   Crank brothers joplin for 1 year.

Bike Setup:   Nicolai AM

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nightnerd a Weekend Warrior from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2009

Strengths:    Cheaper than the competition, 5" of adjustability, MINIMAL side to side play, look great

Weaknesses:    MINIMAL side to side play, a bit expensive, seatpost head loosen and need to be tightened up every two ride

Bottom Line:   
First I must say that I simply love being able to drop the saddle without stoping the bike. This thing work well and the 5" is enough even if I would not like to have less travel. The minimal side to side play(1-3mm at the tip of the saddle) is not noticeable while on the bike. The only downside is that I regularly need to tighten up the bolt for the seat clamp. This is the only creaking part on my bike. I still think this part is a must for any freeride or all mountain bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Bromont

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   xxcycles

Similar Products Used:   Non adjustable seatpost

Bike Setup:   Stock 2008 Giant Reign x1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Prettym1k3 a Downhiller from San Jose, CA

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2009

Strengths:    Goes up and down. Works like a charm. Lever is easy to reach. NO SIDE-TO-SIDE PLAY!!!!

Weaknesses:    At first it had a little stiction, but it's working just fine now.

Bottom Line:   
Great product, cheaper than the competition although still a tad pricey. NO side-to-side play like every other post. I love it, and would definitely buy another one.

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Favorite Trail:   Illegal ones

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   BTI

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   SX Trail, RS Lyrik, X-Fusion H3LT, Juicy 7's, KS i900, Mavic 729's, SRAM X-9, Stylo cranks, Thomson stem, Truvativ XR bars, ODI grips, CB Candies, WTB saddle, Cane Creek S3 Plus headset, no-name front hub and a blown-up XT rear hub.

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