The E-Ten is Kind Shock's newest height adjustable dropper post. It's their most affordable dropper seatpost but has features and functionality you'd expect to see on more expensive models.
Kind Shock recomends applying a thin layer of friction paste before you insert the post in your frame. It's the stuff used on clamped carbon fiber parts. Finish Line Fiber Grip is one of the best on the market.
I've been mountain biking for years and I can't believe I waited this long to get a dropper post! The E-Ten is an amazing value and works extremely well. I've only put about 300 miles on this post so far so I can't say much about long-term performance but it hasn't given me any reason to worry. It has developed a little side to side play but I rarely notice while on the bike. The action is smooth and consistent and the pull lever is sturdy. I put this post on my Giant Trance and it really helps bring out the bikes handling potential. It's so nice being able to climb to the top of a trail then simply drop the seat for the descend. And when I hit a technical spot while climbing I just drop it a inch and I have much better balance and control over the bike. I love this seat, so worth the money!
This post will add more than 1/2 lb., but it brings tons of functionality. I raise mine to the heights for ascents or sprints, lower it at a touch for long downhills. Different riding postures are accommodated, making for a more comfortable overall ride. Most folks haven't seen these lever posts, so it's fun to hear reactions to this equipment.
My original choice was the KS Lev DX remote Dropper... but after searching online and reading all reviews, I've decided to go with the KS Eten Lever because I didn't want to have another line (wire) running on the frame and another device on the handlebar. This dropper works fine and looks clean without the wire.. Will recommend this to friends. Thanks Pricepoint!
Great dropper post! It takes a little forethought in the absence of a remote lever, but this post works very well and my bar is free of clutter. I'm much more confident on my Niner with a lower center of gravity on decants.
Excellent fit, works great, plenty of adjustability for my riding, a bit heavy but worth it, clean with no cables, coolest upgrade since disc brakes.
Very nice, works perfect, excellent fit and clean!