Inside you can watch a video detailing the steps to bleed RockShox's Reverb seatpost.
It is important to have a good understanding of the process before starting any job. Prior to turning a torx key or filling a syringe, you should not only watch the video below, but also read through the instructions provided by RockShox. Doing this before beginning will make this and any other repair much easier. If you are not absolutely sure that you can handle this repair, take it to your local shop. Likewise, you'll need all of the tools listed below in order to do this job correctly. Do not start the repair if you are missing anything.
• Bleeding the Reverb post will likely require you to adjust the position of both the remote on your bar (and because of this, probably your brake lever as well) and the post in your frame. I like to use a White-out pen to make small witness marks before I move anything because it allows me to move it back to the correct position quickly after the repair is done. • As with most any repair, this job can be made much easier by clamping the bike in a repair stand. When doing this, take care to not accidentally clamp the Reverb's hydraulic line as this will damage it. Likewise, do not clamp the post's upper slider. Loosen the seat binder bolt and raise the post if there is not enough room to hold the bike by the post's lower tube. • Both the remote's and the post's torx fittings are quite small. Once removed, put them somewhere safe where they will not roll away, never to be seen again. • The Reverb uses 2.5w suspension fluid to control its actuation. Using anything other than suspension fluid can damage the seals and internals of the post. Never use anything but the recommended fluid. • Many Reverb users are looking for the post to return faster than the stock "fast" setting. The key to increase its return speed is to dial the post's Speed Adjuster to the full slow position before beginning the bleed process, then return it to the fast position once done. • As with any other hydraulic system, air is the enemy. Be sure to set the bike at an angle that has the remote's bleed opening higher than the bleed port on the post's head. This will encourage air to purge from the system. • While the process is nearly drip free, it is still a good idea to wrap a rag around the post to prevent any drips from creating a mess.
Watch and learn how to bleed the RockShox Reverb post:
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