Long drop seatposts- FIGHT!

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  • Long drop seatposts- FIGHT!
  • Premier Icon Northwind
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    Just got a refund for my 170mm Reverb, after 2 warranty replacements. Now I don’t hate the reverb but tbf I bought it early at a high price and it’s a year into its warranty so tactically, a refund was a no-brainer. But should I get another, or look elsewhere?

    The 3 options for 170mm+ I know of are:

    The Reverb. Known, somewhat unreliable but generally OK quantity. I know the internals reasonably well, I know it fits, all that good stuff. £205 after BC discount, that’s the baseline. The remote is pish, but I have a Novy remote that I can either put on this or the 150mm one in my fatbike.

    KS Lev Integra- I have an ancient i950 which has done me proud… This gets me 5mm extra, woo! Don’t know about reliability these days, I know early Levs were, uh, suboptimal. £300 after discounts is the best I can find.

    Lev Integra Ci- the carbon one. £400, I’m a weight weenie but that’s a lot of money for I think about 80g!

    9point8 Fall Line- comes in 175mm and 200mm, £440. Too expensive really. I’d need to shim it and I know the 150mm was spectacularly unreliable for some people.

    Wildcard- Vecnum Moveloc is back on sale, 389 euros- light, 170 or 200mm drop but I think it’s possibly slightly too much stack to fit the 200mm.

    Anything else? The reverb’s the simple option really…

    Premier Icon teethgrinder
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    The revive? Only 160mm though.

    this bad boy

    dumbbot
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    Crank brothers highline 160mm for £250,..I really like my 125mm (so far)

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Hmm. I actually hadn’t thought about going shorter, don’t really want to tbh but it could make sense…

    damascus
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    Reverb. Buy it, use it, warranty it, repeat!

    Premier Icon chickenman
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    Eight Pins droppers go up to 220mm drop; integrated into the frame mind you!

    Premier Icon al2000
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    Revive 160, had mine for nearly six months now, can’t fault it.

    frood
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    I’m liking the revive too, easy install, lovely action. remote is miles better than the reverb.

    Goldigger
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    Crank brothers highline 160mm can be had for €250/£203 delivered
    Bike-components.de

    Not the lightest at 610g? (Includes remote and cables.)

    Fox transfer?

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    Are you an outlier Northwind or are the long drops a bit less reliable?
    I’ve specced a 170mm Reverb on my new bike, and am getting a bit coldfeetish about the idea-

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Both failures were the IFP/sag thing so I don’t think that’s length related, my 150mm did it too.

    Thing is, they’re really not big failures- I could fix it myself, but Rockshox replace things that could be fixed. If it was out of warranty I’d still be using it happily. And it failed really soft, too- I could just keep riding. So I’m not put off really and I think there’s a good chance I just get another. The long drop really is worth it for me.

    Cheers folks, I think I’ll stay off the slightly shorter options, even though they might be the smarter option

    Premier Icon lawman91
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    Stick with the reverb but get one with the new 1x remote. By far and away the best post I’ve used and the remote is exceptional.

    Vinny, I think the only added failure mode with a longer post is bushing wear due to the extra leverage. I’d quite like a 170, reckon it would *just* fit my Bronson.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Hold my pint

    <buys another reverb>

    mansonsoul
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    I’ve just got a new 150mm Reverb with the 1x remote. The new remote is totally awesome, it feels great.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    The new remote does look good but it’s cheaper to buy an old-style reverb just now and then add the remote. I’ve already got a Novyparts I can put on it though so that’s all covered. The stock remote is proper shit.

    Premier Icon johnw1984
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    Also got a Revive, but seem to be using the “revive” function all to often. Apart from that it’s pretty good.

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