Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous After the first ride, it was discovered that the post always slide down 10-20mm and the post was worn. It was needed to return for maintenance!
I supposed the problem was fixed after the service! It gave you another problem as the post cannot return to top position due to leakage of pressure. The problem seems fixed after air injection! However the same situation happened again within 30 minutes after the post is pumped!
Just DO NOT buy it! It is absolutely NOT a qualified product in the market!
Or you will have your seatpost always travels in the sea and what you can enjoy is the free maintenance service!
18 March 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous good for a week!
Hi. I was very happy with it on the first few test rides but then started failing on me (slipping down in mid ride) after 1 week of riding in the Alps and developed a HUGE amount of side play (can literally twist from side to side - good for steering from the belly whilst seated, but just feels wrong).
Note that the cable outer is not 100% static as claimed (like on a gravity dropper) as it needs to move up into the post a few millimetres as the cable inner pulls down (like a v-brake: cable and outer move towards each other). The protective plastic cap flew off during a bumpy descent so the innards were left exposed collecting dirt.
The saddle head clamp mechanism is just bad design as:
1) A bit of plastic must be fitted between the saddle rails so if you lose it whilst changing/fitting saddles you're stuffed;
2) the single bolt clamp is either not tight enough or locks-up and even after removing it it's impossible to adjust fore/aft or tilt the saddle until you stick the shaft in a vice (fortunately it's flat sided) and twist the saddle with all your might to unbind the clamp.
It also seems impossible to find spare parts!
A few positives:
- when you pull on the saddle for a hike-a-bike it doesn't stretch upwards like hydraulic seatposts;
- the handlebar switch is superb (1 star just for it)! simple, looks good, cleverly left and right reversible, unobtrusive and can take a few knocks/scratches.
Ideal post for me would be:
- Infinitely smooth adjustable travel (gravity dropper out);
- static cable routing (Reverb is out because hose hangs at the back when you lower the saddle);
- simple cable system (Reverb is out with its smooth but easily damaged/pulled out hydraulic hose)
- simple 2 bolt saddle head clamp like Thomson, Reverb, KS, Lev, etc (Kronolog is out!)
- simple side specific or reversible switch on handlebar: - KS Lev’s switch points the cable forward to avoid having different L/R switches but the cable pointing forward from the handlebar is difficult to route and looks awful - could be ‘fixed’ with the 90 metal degree tube used in V-brakes).The Reverb push hydraulic button is smooth but sheers off easily. The Kronolog switch is the best (too bad it seems impossible to find on its own though!) as it’s reversible, simple, sturdy and looks great. Gravity dropper switches are L/R specific, sturdy and look a bit retro, and they are easily available as spares on CRC.
So I've now fitted KS LEVs (come on CRC, get them in!) on 2 bikes, one using the switch from the defunct Kronolog and the other with a Gravity dropper switch. Both work ace. Only time will tell if the KS Lev will surpass the durability of a Gravity Dropper with the smooth operation of the Reverb.
I hope this helps
15 March 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous My experience of the Kronolog came whilst demoing a 29er from my LBS. The bike was around 2 months old and had only been ridden at most once a week. There is no other way to put it but the Kronolog ruined the ride.
Basically after a few kilometers the post refused to go down with me just sat on the saddle (I am 13.5st plus riding kit) and needed some force for it to budge. A few km more and it refused to drop completely. This left me in trouble in a few sections of trail where you really need the seat out of the way. In an attempt to get the post to lower I then managed to tilt the saddle right back as the clamp slipped and I had to take the clamp apart to get it to move as it refused to move under anything less than brute force.
I suppose the lever is OK and I like the fact that the cable isn't routed to the seat clamp, but that's the only positives I can say about this post.
Take my advice (and the advice of the owner of the shop I demoed the bike from) and get a Reverb. Can get a Reverb for less money and they are by far a superior product. Had mine for over 12 months now and only had to bleed it once. Zero hassle.
25 December 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Habe 5 Monate auf die Sattelstütze warten müssen! Die Montage ist einfach. Nach 3 Testfahrten mein Urteil: Genial!!Funktioniert einwandfrei!
25 November 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Works not well
What i can tell after a couple of month of use,the post doesnt stay on top poition and slides down 2 cm, it also doesn t stay down totally but comes up 1 cm and each time you sit on it goes down that 1 cm.
I lost the protection cap,it just came of somewhere while riding, and now i also have sideplay in the post....
So just don t buy it.
16 August 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Fantastic seatpost
Had this seatpost now for approx 5 months, I ride at least 3 times a week around the Surrey hills, through mud sand you name it and this post has been spot on. Previously I had the x fusion hi lo which developed a grease leak from the seal, also found the mechanism difficult to operate, but this one is very light to use and it stays where you left it so if you need to lift the bike by the saddle the post will not slide up, there is no movement sideways what so ever. I had to install the spacer inside the post which was simple to do so that it has 4" travel instead of 5" for my climb height, only gripe is that the cable hose split slightly where it tucks under the mechanism but doesn't effect performance and you can't see it, can always replace with a better quality one if need be.
07 August 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Replacement is 100%
If you review my previous post here, you'll notice the the post failed miserably. I contacted CB directly and with proof of purchase shown, they replaced the post at no cost to me. The replacement post is now working as intended (after 3 rides, one particularly bumpy). Conclusion:
1. CB customer service has been superb!
2. The replacement post seems to work fine. Time will tell.
02 July 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Rubbish
Dropper posts are absolutely fantastic! However, having had the Joplin 3 which lasted all of 3 weeks first time round, the maintenance wasn't worth the headache. Since seeing the Kronolog, I thought CB had nailed the design, and eagerly anticipated my Kronolog. I was very impressed with the presentation and packaging, and the post looks super overall.
However, after 1 ride of around 15km (cross country), the post no longer locks at the top. What it does is seem to lock, then if any weight is placed on the saddle, the post slides down abt 10mm and then locks. Unfortunately as it slides I can hear the grinding noise of wearing metal. And it is definitely not an installation issue, as I've watched and read all the info on installation.
Do not buy this post.
26 May 2012
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