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  • Replacement for a reverb
  • tall_martin
    Full Member

    New ish reverb has gone spongey.

    It was a replacement for a reverb that leaked at the lever, been services, had a new house, was bled repeatedly…

    I though the newer one would be more reliable. I could get it serviced/ replaced under warranty and it will probably be fine. I’ve just lost the will to fix it again.

    My mates told me not to get a reverb, they were right.

    So once I’ve got it sorted, what to replace it with?

    It’s 30.9mm and 200mm drop.

    Thanks.

    danti
    Full Member

    Brand X Ascend XL

    a11y
    Full Member

    Brand X Ascend XL

    +1, end of discussion.

    Unless you’re tight for stack height, in which case OneUp. I’ve only ever used Brand X droppers for the past 5or so years since sacking off my Reverbs. Never looked back, never had an issue. Currently 200mm versions on 3 bikes.

    johnjn2000
    Full Member

    PNW Loam has further adjustment to the drop if you are inbetween sizes, and they are very reliable.

    tall_martin
    Full Member

    Thanks!

    That’s the same post I was recommended by my mate each time I’ve had to do a whole ride stood up 🙄

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    stevextc
    Free Member

    That’s the same post I was recommended by my mate each time I’ve had to do a whole ride stood up

    Any cable one will work and they all work the same it’s not like suspension where “quality” really matters….

    Fox are a bit shit and expensive and fall apart.
    Thomson are really well built BUT expensive and feel the same in use and you have to pay more than a brand X for a service.

    Brand X are cheap, feel the same in use and dirt cheap and easy to service when they finally need one. The whole cartridge can be replaced for £30 or so .. and seal and keys are about a tenner… (its ridiculously easy to service as well)

    The levers are a bit crap but useable but I eventually sprung for ZTTO ones..

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