- Long drop seatposts- FIGHT!
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…Posted 2 years ago
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 optionPosted 2 years ago
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