KindShock eTen Seatpost

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $150.00


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christian a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2013

Strengths:    Price!

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy. Lever is not ODI compatible like I was expecting and does not hinge. Not really weaknesses but don't expect it.

Bottom Line:   
This post performs beautifully. I am an aggressive trail rider but have been skeptical about adding 1.25 lbs to my bike, especially at $300-400. At $127 I could now afford to give it a shot. The cliche is "once you ride with a drop-post you can't live without it" is true. It really makes riding more fun. I can get compact through turns and more rear-weighted through technical descents. In critical situations I have been able to bail off the back of the bike instead of over the front. And today I discovered when your back starts getting sore on long climbs a tiny drop in the post helps relieve things. Get one!

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Favorite Trail:   El Prieto

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $127.00

Purchased At:   www.outsideoutfitter

Similar Products Used:   Kindshock 900, Rockshox Reverb

Bike Setup:   '09 Yeti 575 with a few upgrades

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

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2013

Strengths:    Price and it works great.

Weaknesses:    Not user serviceable, single bolt clamp

Bottom Line:   
I have been experiencing neck the past few years while descending. I would typically leave the seat at its normal height, thus having to hyperextend my neck. This year I started lowering my seat more often prior to starting a descent which greatly reduced the muscle fatigue/pain I was experiencing. The only problem is it was a pain to have stop and lower and raise the seat manually.

I bought the KS eten a week a go. Installation and setup was simple. I did have to make a slight cable adjustment. Cable routing... I just zip tied it to the top tube. I have ridden 5 times since and this post is great. It works smoothly with no sticking. With this post I am much more likely to drop my seat prior to descending than when I had to do it manually. This has allowed my to ride longer with reduced pain/fatigue. I am also able to descend faster with better control. I have the model with the handle bar remote. I am using it with Sram XO twisters and SLX brake levers. I placed the mount on the right side in this order from out to in Gripshift, brake lever, KS remote. The remote is easily reached by my thumb.

This is the best new product I have put on my mountain bike in quite awhile. As far as not being user serviceable this would only be an issue if something goes wrong and at $138.00 I could just buy another. The single bolt clamp holds the seat in place with no problems. I weigh 210 LBS. It's weak point is that it is not as easily adjustable as a dual bolt set up.

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Duration Product Used:   1 week

Price Paid:    $138.00

Purchased At:   Art's Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   This is my first dropper post

Bike Setup:   2010 Specialized FSR XC, SRAM XO twisters, Shimano SLX brakes, Specialized Body Geometry Short Grips, Manitou 720 AM Riser Bars

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So I've been convinced to board the dropper train. I'm not able to commit much money to the experiment, though, so I'm looking mostly at low end models. The two most obvious options are the KS eTen and the TMARS gravity dropper-like posts that are sold on Ebay. I've read a lot of reviews on both, bu ... Read More »

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Kind Shock Eten Upside down

[COLOR=#333333][COLOR=#333333]Just bought the ETen dropper post and i read in the owners manual that if the post is turned upside down, because is has an open bath air/oil cartridge (beyond me what that means), the post will not function properly until you cycle the seat up/down a few times and/or w ... Read More »

Kind Shock Eten Upside down

[COLOR=#333333]Just bought the ETen dropper post and i read in the owners manual that if the post is turned upside down, because is has an open bath air/oil cartridge (beyond me what that means), the post will not function properly until you cycle the seat up/down a few times and/or wait for the air ... Read More »

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