BikeYoke Introduces Revive Max 2.0 213 Dropper Post & New XC Options

Oct 11, 2021
by Matt Beer  

German component manufacturer, BikeYoke, started out by making aftermarket suspension links, but quickly became a go-to brand for reliable dropper posts. Their lineup has expanded with two longer Devine SL dropper posts, a longer and updated version of the Revive Max, as well as a 2X Remote - no, this doesn't mean that front derailleurs are coming back.

The Revive Max 2.0 213 is one of the longest dropper posts on the market, and as you guessed it, has 213 mm of drop. The Max version fits frames with a 34.9 mm seat tube and the 2.0 refers to the features updated with the second generation Revive, reviewed by Dan Roberts back in August of this year.

For the new-age XC racer, the lightweight Devine SL sees 100 and 125 mm drop lengths added to the line up. In order to accommodate riders and frames of all sizes, the bottom end of the outer tube can be cut down; 95 mm for the 100 mm drop and 70 for 125 model to optimize the lowest possible saddle height.

All of BikeYoke's droppers have a clever bleed screw built into the post that allows for a quick reset without the need to remove the post from the frame. This is possible by turning that screw with an allen key, or the lever included in the package, and depressing the post. This eliminates the dreaded dead spot you may feel when lifting or sitting on the system without the lever depressed.

Revive 2.0 Max 213

We've seen frame manufacturers such as Specialized, Trek, Norco, Commencal, Pole, and more, jump onboard the 34.9mm seat tube trend. A bigger outer tube means more real estate for the diameter stanchion to increase from 25 to 28 mm, making the Revive 2.0 Max the strongest post from Bike Yoke.

The second version of the Revive is updated with a 3D forged and CNC finished actuation level and one-piece telescopic tube unit, new saddle bolts with integrated tapered washers, and a redesigned symmetrical and extended upper saddle clamp. Not stopping the updates there, hard anodized sliding pin grooves were added in the upper telescope tube unit for increased corrosion resistance and less wear and tear, plus a forged aluminum foot/control assembly round out the revisions. The total system weight ticks in at 690 g and retails for $440 USD.

Devine SL 100 and 125

On board the bronze medal bike at the Tokyo Olympics, the proven Divine SL overcomes short seat tubes of modern XC bikes and stretches to reach over 400mm in total length. For the weight weenies out there, the 30.9 diameter Devine SL comes in at 415g for the 100mm drop and 430g for the 125mm. That weight increases marginally by 20-grams per length for the 31.6-millimeter diameter post, but all sizes check out at $350 USD.

2X Remote

The $60 2X Remote is Bike Yoke's answer to the clutter handlebars of E-bikes or those riders using lever actuated lockouts. By configuring the more rudimentary looking lever to function over top of the handlebar, it frees up space on the lefthand side of the controls, such as Scott's Twin Lock system. The 23-gram lever is completely redesigned, now utilizing a hinged clamp for easy installation and features an articulating barrel nut for ergonomic adjustments and less cable friction.


  • 24 3
 How about doing a feature on Vecnum dropper posts? They are fully mechanical, very light, way more reliable than Fox posts (IME) and have killer customer least for us euros.

Having that bleeding feature is nice and all, but not needing one is even nicer IMHO.
  • 8 0
 Yes, the Vecnum seatposts definitely get overlooked by many riders. Having owned both seatposts, a BikeYoke Revive and a Vecnum Nivo, I have to say that they are both great posts. But the Nivo costs less (in 212 mm-version vs 213 mm Revive), weighs 100 grams less and I don't have to bleed it ever
  • 18 0
 They wouldn't ship a Vecnum to the USA and wouldn't give me an explanation.
  • 1 1
 Why doesn't the Vecnum need a bleeding port? The Vecnum is super light which is a plus.
  • 5 0
 @tacklingdummy: Because it is fully mechanical. No hydraulics, no bleeding.
  • 3 0
 EU only for some reason, however probably most appealing post in terms of reliability
  • 3 0
 @kriesel: Does it activate smoothly, quickly, and quietly? I'm intrigued.
  • 1 1
 @tacklingdummy: Good one. ;-)
  • 2 0
 @Sacki: Haha. Now that I re-read my comment, it definitely sounded bad. But I am genuinely curious how well the Vecnum dropper works. Mechanical posts have seen before were clunky, notchy, noisy, and just didn't work all that well.
  • 1 1
 @tacklingdummy: I am sure, @kriesel can answer your question. P.S. I had two Nivos myself, but I'd rather not answer this question myself.
  • 4 0
 VERNUM? Damn near killed him!
  • 1 0
 CAN we get a review on it? I would love to know how they move / perform. Hope it is not like the Gravity Dropper.. Was super reliable, but goodness, have to be careful when actuating it....
  • 11 1
 I'm running 200mm already with loads of the post still sticking out of my frame. 13mm extra isn't much of a jump.

Surely anyone +190cm is having the same problem on most bikes!?!

I think I could easily accomodate 225mm and probably even 240-250.

Hoping the slow evolution from 100mm / 125mm drops of the past continues at pace please!
  • 8 0
 I’m with you. 193cm and I have approx 8cm sticking out of my frame despite riding an XL paired with a 200mm dropper. Give me that TRAVEL

Surely the 27.2 400mm Thompson post (not all of it out of the frame of course) I used to run prior to droppers coming around is proof that longer travel droppers can be done?
  • 6 2
 @OneUpComponents - 230mm+ for V3 dropper please!!!
  • 5 1
 1.93m here, and my bike has 860mm BB to top of saddle. With a 210mm One Up Components dropper post I have approximately 6cms if not more exposed.

This is due to frame manufacturers thinking we all need seat tubes at ~450mm and no meaningful progress having been made on dropper post length.

It's at least 3 yrs since the 210 was launched and we still don't have 250mm drop. The brand that does gets my money 3 times.
  • 29 2
 What most people do not consider is that your also need the space INSIDE the seat tube. +40mm in drop for example means a minimum of +80 mm in total length. This only, if you do not increase the bushing overlap at the same time - which you should. That means a 250mm post will be 80mm deeper in your seat tube (Minimum). And most frames do not cover that, thus the audience or potential customers are not that many. Hard for us to justify more drop at the moment
  • 4 1
 @Sacki: on both my bikes the exposed part is still looking out about 12cm out of the frame, Last Ffwd with 51cm seattube with 170mm post (Brand-X), and 49cm seattube (Capra) with OneUp 210 post. 100cm inseam.

Both frames could take a much longer post inside, as I can drop the post to the collar and it still works.

I think there are a lot of riders out there with more than 95cm inseam.
  • 4 0
 Im 6'4"~ whatever that is in cm. Running a 200mm post slammed with a 480mm seat tube. The seat sits just above the knee on the inside of my leg to control the bike. Wouldnt want it any lower, Feels ideal.
  • 2 0
 @pwn1 some post length sticking out isn't necessarily an issue, and the shorter seat tubes allow more size options when buying a bike.

The problem is what @Sacki mentions, in my case : 190cm, 470mm seat tube. OneUp 210mm can be inserted fully (meaning I have at least 282mm of straight seat tube, 295 would be needed with this 213mm BikeYoke), and at max saddle height the post is sticking out ~9cm.
So I "need" (could use) a 300mm post, but it would require 375-430mm of straight seat tube.

Almost bought a Propain recently, until I saw 220mm max insertion, and that is for me a bigger issue than having "only" 210mm of dropper travel.
  • 5 0
 I'm 198cm and running a 175mm post, perfectly fine and wouldn't want it any lower. Fully dropped I can rest in on the inside of my thigh, same as my DH. I don't understand the need to have a saddle any lower than that.
  • 12 1
 @cxfahrer: 100cm inseam is not exactly what "most" people have. I think I wouldn't be bold stating, that way more than 99% have shorter inseam.
I am 185cm tall, so still well above average, yet I can only run a 213mm post in one of my 3 bikes. All the others only allow 185 for me.
We are the last company that would not make a longer post, if it made sense and if we were sure we could sell enough for us to make sense somehow.
But again, and people need to understand:
1. Check your insertion depth! Most riders do not undertand that what you want to gain on extra drop also needs to go inside the seattube (at least). The post's overall length grows by drop grow x2.
From experience (because we sell direct) I can tell you that many people do not check before they order and then need to exchange for the shorter drop.
We do have a size guide on our website, which is functional and just needs some tweeks designwise:
Check it out!

2. There are limits for 30.9/31.6 posts and we are not far away from that. More drop is neither good for longevity nor function and we are not a company that would sacrifice either just for the $$$.
Bigger seattubes are inevitable, if you want moer drop that what we have now and 34.9 is the way to go if you do not want to create a new standard. It's already there and it makes sense. From my point of view, it does not really make sense to make more drop than we have with 30.9/31.6, unless seattube angles get even steeper, which also does not make sense, btw.

An I do not want to disagree that there may be a lot of riders with 95+cm inseam, but again, not that many as you may think. It will be less than 1%. For an inseam of 95cm you will probably be taller than 195cm on average and then you just need to look at height distribution charts of male humans in the target markets.
Then, how many riders are left.
Then those also need to have the correct bike by chance, because as @Uuno says as well: Then the next limiting factor is the frame.
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 @Sacki: Out of curiosity, is there a reason why dropper posts with external routing aren't offered with as much suspension travel as you see with dropper posts with internal routing? Seems to me that if you have the actuator at the seat collar and you don't need room for cable entry either, you can actually get more travel with an external routed dropper for the same amount of straight seattube. Or doesn't it quite work like this?
  • 2 0
 @garneau565: the long Revive has a 420mm max out of frame length, with 550ish total max length, so already beat that 400.

And you can't forget about the need for bushing overlap: the more exposed post hanging out of the dropper, the more overlap you'll need to make it last, which means longer overall length, which means more weight and less ability to be fully hilted in many frames.

Why do you think you need so much drop? Is it actually useful to have a seat banging around near or below your knees?

I'm 178cm on a 440mm seat-tube with a 170mm dropper about 10mm out of the frame and I can already stand flatfooted at full drop. Too much more drop and I'd probably destroy my knees from having to stand up from deep squat/lunge position after each full drop. Not to mention that full drop is only useful on straight steep stuff, for fast descents with actual corners a little higher saddle to push against is more useful.
  • 2 0
 I’m 195cm and find 175mm good on my slack sta bike. With a less slack sta bike in my future I can use more drop but I think I will be fine at 200mm. Like another commenter mentioned, I do find some value in having the seat not slammed on the collar.
  • 2 0
 @justinfoil: I need that much drop, because I found out the saddle is still in the way for going down really steep trails (no I dont live on the NS) . Before the times of dropper posts it was easy to slam the saddle down, but now with internal routing it is impossible. The lowest I get now is the saddle about level with the bars! I know, very special problems of less than 1% of people riding mountainbikes Wink - just saying.
  • 3 0
 @cxfahrer: if your saddle is 8 inches above your bars at full height, I dare say you might need a bigger/taller bike, or at least longer head tube, or some spacers, or more bar or stem rise.
  • 1 0
 Or, as you kinda noted, it's not just about the posts, it's also a factor of frame fit, with cabling routing and other things like pivot placements or tubing bends preventing longer overall lengths and insertions from being useful or even possible.
  • 2 0
 @Sacki: If your concerned about not having enough interest/sales for a 230-240ish post maybe you could do a kickstarter or something similar to gauge interest (see how many people actually put their money where their mouth is). I do think a 250 post is going to be way too long for most people.
  • 1 0
 @justinfoil:.. naah not the frame is the wrong size. I am. There is a limit in size where a bike is functioning like it should. I like a really low front, but not the saddle hitting my stomach when I drop down that chute.
  • 1 1
 @vinay: it's quite simple. Externally and internally actuated post require a complete independent design. It's not just that we can simply design a outer routing into it. It would almost be a whole new post to design and market. And since there is literally no new bike that does not have internal routing, it's hard to justify for us. Designing posts takes a lot of time and is therefore expensive.
  • 2 0
 @Sacki: your justification for not being economically feasible to go bigger makes sense. But as a 198cm rider who actually has a bike that fits with insertion depth to spare, my god do I want it!! As shitty as it is to say, you could double the price and I’m sure the 5% of riders who need it would still buy it because we want it that bad Frown . Your posts are sublime keep crushing it. But know I would sell a first born for a 34.9 230+mm post
  • 1 0
 @Sacki: Is 34.9 really needed even with steeper seat tubes ?
When it was +-73° the dropper would indeed have it tough, but at around 78 to 80° it's much more vertical, dropper seems to work much better.
  • 3 1
Actual vs. Virtual seattube angle. While most modern geometry charts show seattube angles around 76 and more, this is usually never the angle of the seattube due to offset and beds in the seattube. Some geometry charts do show both: actual and virtual, but usually only shows virtual. Virtual is measured from center of BB to a defined saddle height, usually stack height.
Actual angles of seattubes still go below 70 degrees. Just check some side view pictures of a Santa Cruz Hightower or Megatower and visually compare seattube and fork angle and you will understand.
  • 1 1
 @bigbrett: Haha, well, I hope your wife does not hear that.
  • 7 1
 @The-Reverend: Please also don't forget the saddle/tire problem. More drop and shorter seattubes will result in saddles gettign ripped apart by your rear tires.
One example: Swithblade in size Small (there is an even smaller XS).
Having the post slammed all the way into the frame (which is possible in this case) and then dropping your post all the way will give you a nice surprise:
Your saddle will hit the rear tire before the shocks bottoms out. What's the point?
Here you go:
And note: Switchblade is only a 140mm Bike, we're not even talking Enduro like 160mm plus here.
Just trying to raise some awareness about so many things that need to be considered, when people are asking for more and more drop.
  • 1 0
 If the straight part of seattube needs to be longer to accommodate a larger travel seatpost, it is up to the frame manufacturers to realize that. Because of the larger rear wheels these days, seattubes are already offset to the front though most of them seem to be kinked or interrupted further down. Liteville is a notable exception where the straight part extends to just in front of the bb. So they can already accommodate their longer travel Eightpins dropper. I suppose it shouldn't be too hard to then extend it a bit further down until somewhat below the bb. If you wouldn't smash that part into an obstacle, you'd otherwise smash the taco or chainring into it so no reason to not just extend the seattube down there if it comes with such advantages. Just make sure you protect it properly, but it can be done. And I actually expect we'll see this on a couple of bikes within the next few years, considering how many people want a longer travel dropper with a low seattube.

Personally I don't ride with a dropper but do leave my saddle fairly low, lower than in the picture (in my profile) which I took after I assembled the bike (and needed enough seatpost up there in order to clamp it in my workstand). I indeed prefer to push the saddle with my knees, not with my thighs. It isn't just about descending straight and steep, I also like it for cornering. I like to be able to move freely over the bike so the saddle needs to be low. However, and it seems it is often being mixed up in Pinkbike discussions, how low you can get the saddle solely depends on the seattube length (conventionally measured from bb to the top of the seattube). Regardless of dropper travel indeed. Dropper travel merely dictates how much you can adjust saddle height on the fly. So for me (with a rigid seatpost) that's zero. With a dropper, it is something. But regardless of which seatpost I use, the lowest saddle position remains the same (plus or minus something for the collar and clamp height).
  • 1 0
 Yes!!! I am 193 cm tall and am running a 210 mm dropper post from OneUp with lots of post still exposed. I could easily fit and use an extra 4-5 cm. Sadly I doubt anyone will ever make a dropper that big when 210 mm covers the majority of riders.
  • 1 0
Thanks for the response.
One's a hardtail so that's fine, the others have 77°+ STA and likely not to be an issue.

One seat tube is 450mm which leaves about 10cms+ exposed.
The 490mm seat tube on another frame isn't as bad.

Appreciate function>form but it'd be great to leave less exposed post...
  • 2 0
 @justinfoil: tell me you're short without saying you're short.

You assume he isn't already on the largest frame available with all the things you mentioned already at max.
Short people always seem to assume there's infinite adjustment range and always a bigger frame available.
  • 1 0
 @Sacki: Ah yeah indeed, I totally took my case for a generality, I'm riding a Honzo ESD with a virtual seat tube of 77.5° and actual just a tad less, but turning into a bit more at sag, not far from 80°, and the dropper goes down really easily (on my 2013 Giant Reign with 73° the anodizing has been filed twice).
Santa Cruz do look extreme indeed.
  • 1 0
 @Sacki: Sacki do any USA vendors have the revive max 213mm in stock yet or is it fastest to order directly?
  • 2 1
 @EdSawyer: Hey Ed! BTI is our US distributor and they do already have these in stock. They recevied them a couple weeks ago, already. Any dealer in the US (which are hundreds, if not thousands) can get them for you.
  • 1 0
 @Weens: No assumption there is a bigger option available. Same goes for the other way: a bike can be too big in some aspect even though it's the smallest available. It just means the market hasn't caught up.
  • 1 0
 @Sacki: thanks! Ordered from Universal Bikes , looking forward to it!
  • 14 2
 That remote is that remote from nice
  • 26 1
 Word smith right there
  • 6 2
 Bikeyoke may try lever-aging the price to clamp down on customers' trigger-happy remote online spending habits.
  • 8 0
 Everyone seems to be going longer with seatposts

Yet it’s almost impossible to find a short travel, external cable post to go on a kids bike.

Think they’re missing a market segment.
  • 8 1
 PNW got you.
  • 4 0
 The CRC Brand-X Ascend Kids 70mm MTB Dropper Seatpost does a very good job...
  • 2 0
 @SimbaandHiggins: nope, the exposed post length was too long once fitted. On a frame with a lower stand over it might of worked.
  • 1 0
 Have the same problem, bought an S giant reing from 2015 and there is like 15cm of place in the seattube. External cable post would reduce the overall lenght by 2-3cm which is a lot, because the reverb 125mm is a bit too high ...
  • 1 0
 look for those taiwan generics like ztto or zoom dropper posts. available in almost all guises up to 120mm in travel, internal-external, 30.9 31.6 ( i think a 34.9 is also available), hydraulic.

$50-$ mine to replace a KS eten which was the only thing that fitted my bike that's easy to find/get. then that's new.

Oh. the 100mm external is 375mm and the internal is about 395mm lengths.

check it out.
  • 1 0
 @jozhua130: Everything but the Brand X kids and PNW Fern has an activation weight in the 100 lbs range - which is a big issue for kids. I ended up with a Brand X and just drilled a slot as close as possible to the BB welds on my sons Commencal Ramones. I mean he weighs 55 lbs, so the frame shouldn’t break. He can now easily lower and raise his seat whenever he wants.
  • 1 0
 It's really not that big of a deal to drill a small hole on the inside of a seatube to run a stealth dropper. Especially on a kids bike. It's not ideal. But it's not going to be a safety hazard.
  • 9 2
 surely SRAM will announce the 34,75mm standard within a few days...Possibly named STU (Seat Tube Ultimate)
  • 3 0
 Nah, more like STD - "standard tube diameter)
It'll be 34.99mm, and like other STDs, will infect the market rapidly.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, or a Shimano direct mount seat post holder. Mounts the dropper outside the frame. No minimum insertion length issues anymore.
  • 6 0
 Who did the spell check on this one?
  • 2 0
 Indeed. Seems like the writer didn't have access to the images. "Divine" has been renamed "devine" so .any times I had a really hard time finishing the post.
  • 2 0
 No comments yet on the Divine? That looks like it would be great on an XC or Downcountry bike, and the weight is impressive… good enough to tempt an old-school guy like me to finally ditch his carbon fibre standard non-dropper posts.
  • 3 0
 I have the regular Divine 125mm with autoreset function, 2 seasons already on my Spark and its just perfect! No problems at all, works in all conditions and is better than fox transfer!
  • 2 0
 The original Divine SL has 80mm drop and weighs even less than these new ones... I've been using one for almost 2 years and it's fantastic... 80mm is plenty for an XC bike (I have a Scott Spark with 120mm travel front and back so I suppose that counts as downcountry)... Well worth it!
  • 1 0
 Come on this lever design clamp is crap
I use to have a fox dropper lever like this it was so annoying…

How do you access the screw once the alloy noodle in place
You have to sneak very short allen key if you want to change your dropper position…

Reverse the screw position with an access from under the bar.
  • 4 0
 Shame they didnt release their 250mm prototype!
  • 1 0
 This. I want nothing more.
  • 3 0
 My oneup 210mm isn't enough! But this extra 3mm might be the ticket!

I'll hold off for 230+
  • 1 0
 so am I the only one who is still annoyed by how much wobble/slop dropper posts have? How come nobody is just making a post with a keyway or even a square or I-beam design that can't mechanically rotate??
  • 1 1
 You're not the only one, but another one who does not remotely understand that it's just not that simple. While we do have extremely little rotational play, it is impossible to series-produce a post with each individual post having zero play. No matter what design or keyway you use. On our posts, however a customer, can fine tune the play to literally zero, if it he really wants. With just a bit of time, but no extra parts.
  • 5 6
 Aaaaaaand all the bikes are now gonna head for a new standard, once again. I know it makes sense to go up to a bigger diameter, it was inevitable. In a few weeks, there will be companies that produce high end shims to go with your high end 31.6 dropper!
  • 8 0
 34.9 seatpost standard is a selling feature for me! Bring it on!
  • 12 1
 It's not new by any means, I remember my Scott FR from 2006 already had a 34,9 seatpost.

I for one welcome this adoption, my first reverb was flexing alot at 30.9 and 150mm of travel and I'm not heavy at all (slack STA though).

Actually, I would even add that with the constrains of long dropper seatpost on frame, 34,9 might (hopefully) become the only seatpost standard for any bike bar the xc/marathon crowd.
  • 2 0
 Yep - get ya but... 34.9 has been around since before 2016... so nothing new.

IMO its one standard that everyone should converge on.... even though I own a whole bunch of 31.6 posts. More space for the innner workings of droppers has got to be a good thing in terms of reliablility & cable routing. Should be 35mm though. Bars 35mm. Seatpost 35mm - super easy for everyone to understand.
  • 1 0
 I bet 35 bars are actually 34.9mm, go measure them. Like many standards in the bike industry they are probably based on an imperial unit measurement, in this case 1 3/8 inches (1.375") which is equivalent to 34.925mm. I've seen seat clamps and derailleur clamps which are actually 34.9 called 35, I bet the industry (marketing) just decided to call it 35 for handlebars for easy marketing.
  • 1 0
 Doesn't the Eightpins dropper have this diameter already as well? Agreed a larger diameter seatpost makes so much sense it was annoying that it took this long. You still need a stanchion that is strong enough so that's what should determine the outer diameter of the complete unit. That said, I get why it is hard to realize. After all, people also care about Q-factors etc. So if you need to squeeze the seattube (wall thickness) and suspension links in between, it does get tight in case of aluminium and carbon bikes. Cotic actually mentioned this in a Geek Page (on their website) why they use a steel front triangle. Space is limited in this area. It can be done in aluminium (as Liteville clearly shows) but you need to take this into account when designing the suspension linkage. And people also want room for a bottle these days...
  • 1 0
 Checked the commencals and the clash and meta AM are the only ones with 34.9 seatposts. Everything else is 31.6. I also like the seatpost diameter increase since it should make it stronger.
  • 1 0
 Bikeyoke didnt invent that style of lever, its been on Brand X seatposts for years!
  • 2 0
 And it sucks...
  • 2 0
 Any idea who makes those orange grips in the second to last photo?
  • 1 0
 No but I like the looks of those grips too!
  • 1 1
You may soon know. ;-)
  • 2 0
 There were two Olympic XC races. Two bronze medals.
  • 1 0
 What's with that cut out displaying the logo? What if I want to slam my seat post?
  • 1 1
 If you want to slam your seatpost, get a DIVINE SL Rascal. ;-)
  • 1 0
 What’s that rubber boot that’s keeping water out of the seat tube ?
  • 1 0
 Why wouldn't manufacturers just go to 35mm?
  • 11 0
 To avoid confusion. People would clamp their seatpost in their stem and jam the handlebar in the seatpost. This kind of cross compatibility is to be avoided.
  • 4 0
 @vinay: But you could run a "dropper" handlebar, for those narrow sections between trees ... Wink
  • 3 0
 inch to mm conversion, pipes commonly use inches for diameter measurement even outside America;
basically 35 mm stem will be 34.9whatever in reality;
  • 1 0
 @vinay: lol you rock
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know what brand of grips the orange ones are?
  • 2 1
 I know. No one else does, though.
Not yet at least...
Give it a couple more weeks... ;-)
  • 1 0
 cool man

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