Review: This 185mm long Revive dropper post from BikeYoke is better than the original

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Shortly after the original BikeYoke Revive dropper post was introduced, we tested and reviewed one. Full of promise with its super-slick action and clever IFP-free hydraulic internals, it wasn’t without fault however. BikeYoke has since updated the Revive dropper, adding a huge 185mm travel version and 34.9mm diameter sizes in the process. We got in the longest travel option and gave it to our resident gear destroyer, David Hayward, in the middle of winter, to see how it would fare. Over to David! My bike maintenance skills have really come on in the past decade. I used to be afraid of bottom brackets, and yet now, I’ll comfortably tear down and rebuild anything on a bike. There are certain things I’m more rigorous about than others though. I’ll happily coast by most service intervals, and probably let those pivot bearings go a little crunchier before I think about changing them. I’m almost religious about droppers though. Not that I particularly enjoy their innards, it’s just the thought of doing without is unbearable nowadays. I used...

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