Rock Shox Reverb Seatpost initial impressions (6wks in)
Bought one in the US at the beginning of Nov (cost ~ £180). Thought some people may find my initial thoughts of some use if you are thinking of ordering.
It needed bled before I could use it (not a good start),though bleeding is very, very easy and everything is supplied. Hose is too long but as such it is not an issue. Just looks a bit ‘messy’ at the front of the bike. Opted not to cut it for now.
Since then I have used it 4 or 5 times a week in all conditions (dry, mancky, freezing) and it has performed flawlessly.
The ability to adjust the speed of drop/raise is a truly useful feature (suprisingly!) I have it pretty slow for my local trails to allow smaller adjusts. On trips to Wales I have sped it up for faster transitions from fully down to up or vice versa.
It is well made and I expect it to last very well though obviously do not know that yet.
Not cheap but better than the Gravity dropper and Pure Racing I have used in the past (mild obsession with dropper posts :oops:)
Hope that is of use to some folks.Posted 7 years agothickensMember
How did you deal with the excess of tube coming down when the seat as down?Posted 7 years ago
The only thing that puts you off is that when you go down your’l end up with all that tube having to go somewhere.
Unlike the gravity dropper where its fixed
The lever actually looks like something that has been designed not just bolted on.
Ahhh! Got the cable question now. The Pure Racing has the same ‘issue’. I used 2 loose zip ties to route the cable down the side of the frame when the saddle is dropped. That has worked fine for both the Pure Racing and the Reverb. I agree it is not as neat as the Gravity Dropper. A non issue for me though.
Weight wise I didn’t actually weigh but little or nothing in it either way.
Lever is excellent. Easily the best out there.Posted 7 years ago
Like the Specialized post? I can see the logic in that one, just dropping it a bit when you are hammering on singletrack, or fully down. I tried a couple of Bionicons once and they have infinite adjustment on their suspension…too much choice!
I think really I want well made, no play and reliable, and I’m hoping fox n rockshox are too concerned about their reputations to put out a duffer.Posted 7 years agotoonsMember
I think the reverb is quality, it just feels better than the gravity dropper.
I snapped the lever on my reverb doing this (fast fordward to 20secs) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesfergson/5200531215/, when I get it fixed, I’m going to mount the lever under the bar!
My much improved cable routingPosted 7 years agoyoshimiSubscriber
Toons, thats a seriously tricked out 5 spot. I like the 36’s – how do you find them on the spot? Also roiuting looks ok for remote, mine follows rear hose then arks up seatpost.
Edit: whats the deal with your front mech cable, have you done it that way to stop the rocker pinching it?Posted 7 years agoduirMember
Back OT, I know theres the Gravity and the KS available in 27.2, but is that it or does anyone know of any others available in such size?
Gravity dropper do a 30.9 one and a 5″ drop these days. They are butt ugly but they work, are reliable and are so simple that anyone can service them.Posted 7 years ago
I was out on my hardtail with the gravity dropper this morning. First use since the Reverb purchase
They do work, have better cable routing and are very reliable. As Duir says they are a dawdle to service.
Downsides for me are the 1 inch drop is a pain to get at times (for my local rides that would be the most common change -fully up to 1 inch down)and they do move a bit. The lever is also not as good.
I think the Reverb, if it fits your bike, is a better product by a margin. Only time will tell if they are as reliablePosted 7 years agou02sgbSubscriber
Can’t wait for the posts to reappear as I’m pretty sure the info was here!
Just got one of these and seem to be suffering from the same “needing a bleed” problems as others. If I’m cutting the hose which end do I cut (seat or remote – posting from work so can’t look at it) and do I reuse the parts to reassemble? I’m presuming it’s similar to shortening a brake hose which I’ve done before.
Dying to to get out on it.
Stu.Posted 7 years ago
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