Interbike 2012: The Holy Grail of seatposts? KS’ $150 E-Ten Dropper
Like front and full suspension or disc brakes before it, dropper seatposts add weight, cost, and complexity to mountain bikes. Also like those things, they’re pretty awesome and can be a lot of fun in the right terrain. Aiming to bring the benefits of readily-dropped saddles to a broader aftermarket and OEM audience, KS (Kind Shock) have announced their new E-Ten model- which starts at $150. More details after the break.
385mm long with
10 100mm of travel, the E-Ten will be available in the usual 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters. For $150, a Jackson-style under-saddle lever drops the 643g post. An additional $25 buys the remotely-actuated version. For riders on a budget or those who want a dropper for those occasional trips to ‘bigger’ locations, the E-Ten could be just the ticket.