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  • Reverb in very cold conditions ?
  • Premier Icon simonm
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    Yesterday, out on a ride, my Reverb stuck down. When I returned home, and sat the bike in the garage for a while, it started to oeprerate normally again.
    It got down to minus 2 on ride yesterday, just wondering if there is an issue with it or it was just temperature related.

    Cheers.

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    Mine went a little slow when I was up Skiddaw, wind chill made it much colder than -2 though.

    Premier Icon ceepers
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    Yeah mine seemed slow yesterday up on the quantocks, was definitely around freezing

    Premier Icon jimw
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    If it is of any use, I was out for three hours yesterday in sub zero air temp.but mostly sunny, and the reverb worked fine all the way through. I have had problems on a Giant post in the past when water in the cable froze. The crap lever design almost encourages water into the system in my experience with the Giant.

    Premier Icon jam-bo
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    wind chill made it much colder than -2 though

    not to an inanimate metal + plastic object it didn’t…

    Premier Icon Legoman
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    I’m new to the whole Reverb thing (as in 2 rides!), but noticed mine was very slow to rise yesterday, which I hoped was the cold as it’s pretty much brand new.

    Wasn’t mega cold though – maybe 4 degrees when we left, bit colder by the time we got back.

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    not to an inanimate metal + plastic object it didn’t…

    Fair point 😳

    My clothes were getting frosty so pretty cold.

    Premier Icon andyfb78
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    Mine worked fine until the puffer, now it doesn’t….
    but that was only about -4c (feels like)

    Premier Icon trusty
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    Mine was getting sluggish in the cold, bled it and now much better

    Premier Icon woodster
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    Mine was a bit slow yesterday, but still worked. I did lube the seal before hand though which may have helped.

    Premier Icon bluearsedfly
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    Cooler air is finner innit.

    Might be worth checking the air pressure of your Reverb at room temp. You might find it needs a top up.

    Premier Icon welshfarmer
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    Hmmmmm, just about to do a warranty return on my Reverb (3 months old) after it went down and stayed down on a cold ride on weekend. Checked air pressure and was basically empty. Pumped to 200 psi and you could hear the air gushing out. Within a short period the thing was bouncing again. I can guess which seal has gone as I have another Reverb well out of warranty that I have fixed several times with this problem but I had (naively) hoped the new design had solved the issue. Anyway, it can go back and they can sort it.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    bluearsedfly – Member
    Cooler air is finner innit.

    err…..

    Premier Icon jaylittle
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    Gave my reverb a test in the car park before setting off on saturdays ride and it wouldn’t return. Attached the shock pump and it read zero, put the required 250psi in and it worked fine for the 90 minutes we were out.

    Premier Icon kneebiscuit
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    Mine (recently bled remote and correct pressure) was fine in c. -2c yesterday in the dales.

    Premier Icon bluearsedfly
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    err…..

    Bad way of saying as temp falls, so does volume.

    It’s ficker innit. My bad.

    Premier Icon pk13
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    Mine was slow today too

    Premier Icon simonm
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    mmmm, Interesting. Looks like its worth popping it back for a once over by LBS.

    Thanks for the feedback.

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