July 3, 2014
Cheap, easy installation, works well
Single-bolt adjustment for seat rather than a micro-adjust setup
I've never written a product review for anything before, but after running this post for a couple of months I felt the need to chime in. If you're on the fence about getting a dropper post, dive in and pick one of these up. Yeah it's heavier than others on the market, and being a sealed unit it is not serviceable by the owner, but at less than half the cost I'm fine with that. So far it has held up very well and functions perfectly. I don't typically buy into all the hype about newer equipment, but a dropper post really does impact your riding in a huge way, particularly on trails that you know well and have a lot of up-and-down flow to them. I can't speak to longevity just yet, but it's construction is sturdy and being a KS product I have very little concern that it will hold up at least as well as the much pricier options.
***update*** after running this seatpost for a full season, I'm still a huge fan. Due to the single bolt clamp for the seat, you do have to be wary of the seat wandering out of place, re-adjust and re-tighten as needed. But for the price and functionality, can't beat it. Just buy it already