- So what you keeping the wet/dirt/mud etc… Off your dropper post with?
I’ve just trimmed (some might say bodged) a spare Neoguard to wrap round the seat rails and just underneath the silver collar on my new Reverb.
I think it looks pretty tidy. Seemed to work well at keping the muck etc.. Off on the last very wet ride round the local trails. Dead easy to remove, rinse, dry and re-fit.
I suppose time will tell if its an effective method of doing the job.
Anyway other than a mudguard what you using or aren’t you?
CarlPosted 6 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
Neoprene fork gaiter on joplin. Seized after 1 wet ride before fitting the gaiter, been fine since. Seen a fair few inner tubes used as boots, and opened out sections of inner tube used like a neoguard (attach corners to saddle rails, other end to lower section of dropper).
Most reverbs I’ve seen have not had anything, I assume RS sealing is better than most.Posted 6 years ago
Have to admit the mind boggles a wee bit at people who buy a product they don’t trust and set about bodging it.
Didn’t say I don’t trust it and haven’t bodged the product. 🙄 I asked about shielding it from the wet/mud and dirt etc…
I never bothered trying to protect/shield my Joplin and didn’t have any issues, just thought I’d see what others are up toPosted 6 years ago
My KS one pulled in some dirt over the first few months, despite the seal appearing to do its job from the outside was full of muck when i came to take it apart for a service.
I cut an old innertube up, slid the post into it, zippie at the top, and fits snugly over the seat collar at the other end, hasn’t let anything in since.
looks ugly, but then so does the rest of the bike when covered in crap.Posted 6 years ago
This is a pic of what I’ve done with an old Neoguard.
I cut the bottom velcro fasteners off ans stitched on some thin velcro that wraps under the sliver collar on the post.
I’ll see how it fairs later on
CarlPosted 6 years ago
amedias – Member
since that’s only enclosed on the one side wont it just collect debris thrown up from the front and hold it near the seal?
:idea:Now thats a good point and something I’ve overlooked. I’ll give it a bash tonight and if it does, its coming off and I’ll run it with nothing.
There seems to be a good opinion that the Seal is decent enough
TaPosted 6 years ago
Fox DOSS, no protection but use Brunox Fork Lube spray to clean up the seal after every ride (squirt, compress/extend and wipe). Prob nearly a 1000km of riding over the winter and it’s faultless so far.
I reckon the DOSS despite it’s ‘unique features’ might even prove to be more reliable than the Reverb…Posted 6 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
Cool… The pic makes it look like it’ll not be in the path of the rear wheel water, that’s interesting
crud comes off tangentially not radially and the guard doesnt intersect the tangent from tyre to post in the pic, but I guess it does do once the rear suspension is compressed.
admit the mind boggles a wee bit at people who buy a product they don’t trust and set about bodging it.
In my case I did trust it, it filled with water and seized solid on the very first ride. Only reason I didnt immediately send it back was because it was day 1 of a weekend riding in wales. Been fince since fitting the fork gaiter though.Posted 6 years ago
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