- Poll: Rockshock reverb issues
Used 5 times a week, every week, every weather condition in South Wales Mud.
Lost air pressure, needed new air can, collar plus seals etc… work was done for free by importer.
Considering the usage I think its done well, have known others have more trouble with suspension and gears vs that.
If It broke tomorrow I’d buy another one no question.Posted 5 years agomessiahMember
I have two. Both get hammered in the North East of Scotland and I am really hard on kit especially seatposts.
Both of mine were early ones from 2011 and both failed within the first few months of use and were fixed under warranty through the local LBS (who I did not buy them from for availability reasons). Both returned from SRAM-UK/Fishers/LBS/Whatever within a week and have been perfect ever since.
I would buy another in a heartbeat…Posted 5 years agoTrimixMember
Since April 2011, used at least twice a week in all conditions in the UK mud. Then thrashed in the Alps twice.
No problems at all.
I sent it off for a service to TF, it came back with a clean bill of health.
As a comparison, my mates Gravity dropper has let him down twice in just a few months 🙂
Haveing used it and ended up wondering how I lived without it, Id have paid twice as much.Posted 5 years agogravity-slaveMember
2012 model ridden hard for 6 months.
Only issue is my mate moaning when he doesn’t realise I’ve adjusted saddle height and gets caught out by a drop or climb. As soon as I got one I realised how much faffing everyone else does with seat QRs on the terrain we ride.Posted 5 years ago
Seem to read nothing but posts regarding problems with this post, less than other droppy posts mind but still a lot. I am considering one but constantly being put off. So just out of interest and because I am bored can we do a little poll?
If you own one or have owned one, please reply with Model-(year)/age and either
No issues or issues (happy or crappy?)
probably also better to state conditions used in for fair comparison i.e. wet scottish trails, or dry dusty trails (the things of dreams here in scotland)
issues being losing pressure, developing play, having to send back, requiring unreasonable levels of service etc or anything else that you would not expect from an expensive product such as this.
having to bleed out of the box isnt really an issue.Posted 5 years agocouldashouldawouldaMember
Both ’12, oldest (4 months) is getting notchy going up and down – I suspect a warranty claim soon.
Other / newer – much much more used in dampish Scotland is going fine.
Would I buy another? Probably not- I’d resurrect the old Joplin 4 that is as reliable but easier to fix / service – even on the trailside.Posted 5 years agohilton83Member
2012 model, 6 months old ride 2/3 times a week with no problems, I had a hard crash otb a few weeks back the bike came down on the back of the saddle shoving it right forward in the posts clamp and bending the seat rails, didn’t bother the reverb at all.Posted 5 years ago
Building a hardtail over the next few months and I might put a fox doss on it instead, I like the idea of the two stage drop it offers.DickBartonMember
2011 no issues but hardly ridden, but when it is used, used in all weathers. Shop I bought it from sent it back as 2 others had issues. Mine was fine, or so I thought…apparently 170 quids worth of warranty work on the internals…still no issues.
When riding I use it far more than I thought I would and I really like it but I do think they are expensive, but going by posts here, seems plenty folk are happy to pay the price without much hesitation.Posted 5 years agogeetee1972Member
Had two. First was 2010 (very late) been ridden three times a week by heavy rider. Has been back three times always the same issue which is air leaking from the can so the post squishes down without the lever being pressed. First time fixed under warranty second two times fixed as a favour. Very happy with that service. Very happy with the post and will eventually buy one with internal routing.
Second post had a much easier life and never went wrong. Sold that when I broke my hard tail up.
Seems heavier riders (both in terms of weight and riding style) are more likely to cause air leakage issues.Posted 5 years agowinryaMember
2011 with hose upgrade. Used for a year now without an issue. 2 mates have 2012 versions and again, no issues. Id buy another in a heart beat and i wouldn’t touch another brand. Went to alps recently, one guy had a specialised version which came with his bike which was broken the whole trip, another had a joplin which broke and one had the new fox device which although didn’t break was technically miles behind the reverbPosted 5 years agolungmanSubscriber
Ovthe years I’ve had a gravity dropper worked well and reliable just needed monthly service. Joplin 4 which need more regular care but still worked well. Now have 2 reverbs and both have been trouble free, one used all winter and all of the 2nd not used too much. I think one problem is that people expect them to be fit and forget but they all need some maintenence as do most parts on a bike. If you neglect your forks, drive train or cranks sooner or later it will failPosted 5 years agoboltonjonMember
Bought my Reverb in July last year and totally love it. Proper game changer in my eyes
It failed in January – sent it back and they sent me a brand new 2012 version
I’ve ridden it a lot in all sorts of weather and it takes it well. I heavily abuse equipment!
I broke the barb off, which holds the hose to the lever, in late May – sent it to Fisher and the fixed it FOC.
Cannot ask for better service than that – great customer support
I now struggle to ride my hardtail without one so i’m considering getting the 150mm drop Stealth version for my big bike when it comes out but i’m not sure what drilling a little hole in my frame will do the the warranty (well, i do, but really want to!!)
Buy it!!Posted 5 years ago
do you think they will bring one out with a bottom hose attachment? I.e. not the stealth but where the hose doesnt move and is attached above the seat clamp? think that is what I will wait for and why i am looking at the KS LEV. Or i could drill my frame for the stealth, but dont fancy that at all.Posted 5 years agoYetimanMember
I had 2 x 2011 Reverbs. The first lasted 10 months before it was replaced with a 2012 model under warranty, and the second lasted 6 months before blowing up. It is currently on its way back to the supplier for a warranty claim.
Would I buy one again…..most definitely. And I’m confident my replacement Reverbs will be fine.Posted 5 years agoOscillate WildlyMember
not me – but my mate has a 2012 one from loco – loco inspected and made sure was correct and working before he sent it out….around probably 5-6 months on and its not caused one single issue! its been flawless, looks the business and is smooth as can be….also to not my mate isnt the most brilliant at maintenance either so i doubt very much other than an occasional wipe its had any tlc…..
great product, id have one tomorrow at full price if they did them in 27.2 🙁Posted 5 years agoMark NMember
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do you think they will bring one out with a bottom hose attachment? I.e. not the stealth but where the hose doesnt move and is attached above the seat clamp? think that is what I will wait for and why i am looking at the KS LEV. Or i could drill my frame for the stealth, but dont fancy that at all.
A couple of weeks use with the KS Lev 125 and so far so good. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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