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.

kssuspension.com

Comments

BillyBob - 09/22/12 - 11:17am

You say 10mm travel. Assume you mean 100?

MarkB - 09/22/12 - 11:21am

I’ll be interested when it’s made in 30.0, not until.

Mitt Romney - 09/22/12 - 9:13pm

a must have for my road bike

mark ifi - 09/23/12 - 5:03pm

yes, jackson type. somebody listened to my wishes.

Chris Wetaski - 10/24/12 - 5:35pm

I have a KS 27.1 ? with the under the seat lever. It did not have the option for remote upgrade. Does the new remote work on my post?

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