Awful lot of Reverb posts…
lots of posts about problems with Reverbs. I read it the way that suited my requirements
I tend to read these posts in ways that also suit my requirements. In that, I need to find excuses not to buy a Reverb and these sorts of posts re-affirm my belief that it would just be one more faffing stupid complicated thing to have to keep faffing about with pre-, during- and post-ride.
That said, if someone were to chuck me 30.9 one for the price of a few biscuits, I wouldn’t say no.. 😉Posted 2 years ago
I love my reverb. Yes it has needed to be bled a couple of times. Mainly because I hung the bike up by the saddle with the post dropped so only have myself to blame.
I would go back to fully rigid and cantilever brakes well before I got rid of my dropper. Not single speed though, that’s just nuts.Posted 2 years ago
Bloomin’ hijack city here. There was me expecting a nice cosy speculative chat about the reasons for reverbs seemingly all going wrong at once while sat in the shed and its turned into a ruddy market stall!
How much do you reckon I could get for my mates 1998 Apollo Accomodator? It’s got a new headset in it and everything.Posted 2 years agotuskaloosaSubscriber
Jef to get back on topic – can’t say much on it, touch wood been using mine (picked up 2nd hand from her about two years ago without any issue other managing to snag the lever on my shorts) year round.
main issue I believe is the sag which is an air gap in the damper.
I’m careful not to pick the bike up by the nose of the seat when the post is down.Posted 2 years ago
Andy, get in the LBS for a bleed. I got the bleed kit with my post but my time is too precious now with a young family to mess around. What was shed time and bike time has reduced so much that I have to bargain for bike time.
It takes my guy (Sam at Crank Cycles in Alton, well worth a plug this guy) about an hour. Drop post in shop, take boy to park, get text to collect before he’s bored of the slide, sweet. Post fixed + browny points and quality boy time.
I was just curious why all the saggy post posts all came this week. It’s an epidemic I tells ya!
Maybe one or 2 issues have sparked everyone to go and inspect their own seat posts to find they all need a bleed?Posted 2 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The bleeding is actually a piece of piss, way easier than brakes…
It’s crash damage that makes the Reverb a worse option than the others imo, all the quality manufacturers have decent reliability now but nobody else has a delicate lever that costs half as much as the post to fix, and that leaves the seatpost stuck if anything goes wrong. But mine is alright.Posted 2 years ago
They are probably the most popular and prolific adjustable seat post so there’s bound to be more posts about them.
I get that. I guess being an ex service engineer and a technical support bod (proper toys not computers) I look for patterns in failure modes in anything and feel the need to flag it up when I see the patternPosted 2 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Awful lot of Reverb posts…
`cause they would appear to be rubbish 😥
nobeerinthefridge..I don’t know anyone with a KS
Me…..Posted 2 years ago
Know some Reverb owners who are awaiting their warranty replacemants who are replacing them with A KS and ebaying their Reverbs. They reckon if my KS can cope with my clumsy 15st then its the post to have 😕
Paypal gift will do just fine.
They’re not rubbish at all though. They’re proper useful bits of kit that warrant a little care and attention now and again to keep them sweet. A bit like a lot of things in life.
My KS i7 is shot and needs to be sent back to the distributor for a sealed unit to be replaced at £70. Compared to that the occasional bleed on a reverb is a gift.Posted 2 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
Mine started sagging significantly a few weeks back when weighted, off to TF Tuned and the insides were pretty knacked, which was annoying. Our especially gooey mud had got in.
Got the parts back for spares and a replacement for £165 from Germany. Might wait until it dries out before fitting…..lesson learned.Posted 2 years ago
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