ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

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ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby compo » Mon Nov 26, 2012 01:35 am

ExaForm eTen Remote

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Found this for E84 on Bikediscount.

From reading around I've discovered its made by KS

Has anyone any experience with it?
Is it any good or a pile of crap?

Cheers :)

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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby DodgeT » Mon Nov 26, 2012 07:11 am

Got to be worth a go at that price. Looks very similar to the KS I had and it never gave me any problems.

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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby benpinnick » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:02 am

Looks identical to a KS to me, just without the fancy coloured bits. Got to be worth a punt at that price.
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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby compo » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:47 am

Ah, slight problem, apparently you can't turn it upside down else it won't return when lowered :s

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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby JimboM » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:32 pm

compo wrote:Ah, slight problem, apparently you can't turn it upside down else it won't return when lowered :s


Hard to tell from the pic, but if you had it upside down but with the lever facing forwards you might get away with it. Would mean that you had to operate the lever with your forfinger over the front of the bars so not sure how practical that would be.
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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby DodgeT » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:41 pm

These generally point down when fitted to the bars so your thumb sits comfy on it, so why would you want to turn it upside down?

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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby chrisw333 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 13:10 pm

He means flipping the bike upside down I think - someone on Singletrack said:

"According to the instructions the eten has an open bath air/oil cartridge, so if you flip the bike upside down the post wont return"

That can't be right can it? How do you deal with a trailside repair?

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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby JimboM » Mon Nov 26, 2012 13:44 pm

Done a quick bit of googling and think the upside down thing may just be a temporary problem should it occur. Taken from the online pdf

NOTICE TO ETEN OWNERS: The ETen and ETen Remote us an open
bath cartridge. Inverting the seatpost may cause air and oil to mix
and may result in temporary suspension action. To remedy this,
return the seat post to it’s normal position with the saddle head up
and cycle the seat post several times or wait several minutes until
the air and oil return to their normal operating positions.



Full manual is here

http://kssuspension.com/wp-content/uplo ... NGLISH.pdf
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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby compo » Mon Nov 26, 2012 17:12 pm

chrisw333 wrote:He means flipping the bike upside down I think - someone on Singletrack said:

"According to the instructions the eten has an open bath air/oil cartridge, so if you flip the bike upside down the post wont return"

That can't be right can it? How do you deal with a trailside repair?


This was the issue I found. And the question I thought.


JimboM wrote:Done a quick bit of googling and think the upside down thing may just be a temporary problem should it occur. Taken from the online pdf

NOTICE TO ETEN OWNERS: The ETen and ETen Remote us an open
bath cartridge. Inverting the seatpost may cause air and oil to mix
and may result in temporary suspension action. To remedy this,
return the seat post to it’s normal position with the saddle head up
and cycle the seat post several times or wait several minutes until
the air and oil return to their normal operating positions.



Full manual is here

http://kssuspension.com/wp-content/uplo ... NGLISH.pdf


Excellent, thanks for that.
So really its not that much of a problem.

I think Santa may come eraly this year :)

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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby mikeysickalrigh » Tue Nov 27, 2012 16:50 pm

hmmmmmmmmmmmm may well have to get one, but can you trust an £80 dropper...?

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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby The Northern Monkey » Tue Nov 27, 2012 17:52 pm

You cant really trust a £200 dropper tbh

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Re: ExaForm eTen Remote (AKA Cheap Dropper Posts)

Postby compo » Wed Nov 28, 2012 00:17 am

And its only £80 wasted as opposed to £200


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