DeHy Cable-Remote for Reverb Dropper Posts
Bike Yoke is a German accessory maker that produces yoke conversions for standard shocks to Specialized FSR bikes, cams to convert Shimano shifters to SRAM derailleurs and most recently, the "DeHy," which is German for "smarty pants," or something like that, and it replaces the hydraulic actuator piston and drive assembly that sits in the bottom of a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost. What the DeHy does is allow Reverb owners to switch from the slow-acting hydraulic push button remote to any cable-actuated remote lever. (Of course, the folks at Bike Yoke would like you to buy their Triggy remote to go along with it.) That's right. You can dump the entire hydraulic hose, remote, and the actuator, lose your bleed kit and the smelly oil in the bottom of your tool box, and switch over to a simple cable and housing. To RockShox purists, that may seem like rolling back to the Stone Age, but some Reverb owners are over hydraulics. Why toil with oil when cables are able?
(Here's the official press release)Rock Shox Reverb goes Triggy Details:
Bike Yoke's DeHy Reverb conversion kit allows you to use any Reverb Stealth seatpost in combination with a regular cable actuating lever (front fed). It includes all parts needed to convert your Reverb Stealth to cable actuation:
• actuating/linkage unit
• barrel cable clamp
• inner cable
• cable housing
• two housing endcaps
• inner cable endcap
• retails for 62,99€ and shipping is free worldwide, when ordering directly from Bike Yoke
After BikeYoke ́s Triggy had been announced a few weeks ago, but was only available for front fed cable posts, the guys from Bike Yoke received a lot of questions about compatibility with Fox ́s new Transfer, or RockShox ́s Reverb dropper posts. RockShox Reverb is undoubtedly the most popular drop-post on the planet, but it features a lever some people think could be improved in ergonomics and compatibility.DeHy - Reverb cable conversion kit:
Some may ask, how this could even work, since RockShox ́s Reverb seatpost is actuated by a hydraulic hose, whereas Triggy is a wire-based remote. For the past few months, Bike Yoke has already been working on something very clever, which is now available and unique in the market: The hydraulic hose, including the actuation assembly, is only externally attached to the post. So why not simply replace it with a wire and a small lever unit that replicates the original bottom part of the seatpost? No more remote hydraulics involved, no more remote bleeding needed – and a constant actuation feeling, regardless of temperature.
Replacing these parts takes just a few minutes and does not involve any opening of the post – Reverb ́s internal hydraulics remain completely untouched. Removing the remote hose and the actuator assembly from the bottom of the post is all you have got to do - and then replace it with the Reverb conversion kit and you are ready to connect your Reverb with BikeYoke’s Triggy or another cable remote, such as Specialized’s SLR, Kindshock’s Southpaw, or the RaceFace HopUp lever. The Reverb conversion kit will work with all Reverb Stealth seatposts. DeHy also builds much shorter than the original Connectamajig actuation and provides extra space for seat tube insertion when having a very short seat tube.
Bike Yoke is sending us a Triggy/DeHy Reverb remote system, so keep an eye out for a comprehensive review this summer.