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First Look: BikeYoke Revive Three Dropper Post

Apr 29, 2024 at 23:01
by Dario DiGiulio  
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The BikeYoke Revive has built a sterling reputation for longevity, serviceability, and smooth operation. The 213mm max drop may not be the longest on the market, but BikeYoke is banking on their other value adds drawing people who might otherwise be hunting the most millimeters per dollar.

The updates to their flagship dropper - the Revive - aren't groundbreaking, but they make the post more user friendly and should allow it to fit more bikes.

And it comes in chrome.
Revive Three Details
• 4 travel options: 125 / 160 / 185 / 213mm
• New saddle clamps, 5mm lower stack height
• 10mm shorter, 360° rotatable footnut
• 30.9, 31.6, and 34.9mm insertions available
• Travel reduction in 5mm increments (4x5mm spacer included)
• 3D-forged, one-piece upper tube
• Redesigned actuation linkage
• Price: €350-420, $350-420 USD
bikeyoke.com

There are still a few elements that set the Revive apart from the competition, catering specifically to those who like to tinker and wrench on their own equipment. The lower tubes can be resized from 30.9mm to 31.6mm to fit different bikes, the post is quickly user serviceable and rebuildable without any special tools, every single part is available as a service item, and lastly all updates will be retrofittable to prior model posts.

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There are other revive-like solutions on the market, but I believe this was the first.
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Should the post develop any sag, all you have to do is turn the actuator with a 4mm, and depress the post.

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You can also install this little lever, should you so please.

The silver lower tube option was a response to popular demand after a one-off was shown at Eurobike last year, but this release won't be a full-fledged color option. About 250 of the chrome posts will be available through dealers and via the web store, but hopefully a larger run can come through if demand is high.

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I dig.

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Pairs well with a brand-name dropper lever. The Triggy Alpha runs on a bearing and can rotate 360° to hit the desired fit.
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Comes in long and short.

You'll note that the total drop length on the Revive Three is the same as the prior version, topping out at 213mm. For those wanting more, all we've been told is: "we can tell you that there’s something cooking."

I've been riding one of the new V3 posts for a while, and will have a full review with comparisons to some of the other long-travel droppers on the market in short order.

Until then, you can find out more at BikeYoke's website or in this tech video.

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159 Comments
  • 193 8
 Bike yoke makes the best droppers on the market…they are the standard to compare anything against.
  • 37 37
 Except they were not that great value compared to oneup, for 95% of folks oneups are cheaper and perfectly adequate. BUT the idea you can change between 30.9 -> 31.6 is great, pity they did not announce it few months earlier ... I have a family and unfortunately bikes with 30.9 and 31.6 and cannot give my old post to kid etc. For me this is a gamechanger.
  • 42 1
 After running Fox, KS, Specialized (and being burned by two Reverbs) my Bike Yoke has ran flawlessly with very little maintenance for two season. It's actually lighter than my Fox Transfer as well. This will be my next post if I need to purchase another.
  • 37 0
 I’ve just serviced mine for the first time since new, its a little over 4 years old. It was starting to get a tiny bit sticky.

In comparison I’ve had several one ups, and they all seem to get really sticky after 3-4 months of use. The revive after 4 years wasn’t as sticky as a one up is after 3 months!
  • 6 57
flag Korbi777 FL (Apr 30, 2024 at 7:13) (Below Threshold)
 No they are not. Mediocre at best.
  • 13 4
 Yeah the OneUp post is great but the action is rough with more play at full extension compared to a Revive.
  • 3 9
flag Rlvinas FL (Apr 30, 2024 at 7:20) (Below Threshold)
 100% Never has a comment on Pinkbike rang so true.
  • 9 30
flag Adrianrisa (Apr 30, 2024 at 7:21) (Below Threshold)
 Had one for 3 years now. It is mediocre at best. Return speed even at the maximum recommended air pressure is slow even compared to my X-fusion dropper that is a fraction of the price. The revive concept is neat, but my other posts never needs to be "revived", so not sure if it's a feature, or a problem they created that needed solving....
  • 87 1
 @lkubica: Actually, our lower tubes have been swappable between 30.9 and 31.6 ever since. That's not a new thing. They've always been available in our webshop directly and through any dealer.
Here's our fist actrual feature video from 2018, two years after the original launch:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=naE5kLIVJ5Y
When designing the REVIVE, the goal was always to design and make the most sustainable dropper on the market. That is more than 8 years ago and the REVIVE has still not undergone any major changes, because it simply works. Now we made it shorter and put some travel adjust options in there.
That's what I said in my video that is linked below:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT3zyC_nKaw
We're a bit jealous that it feels like other companies are coming up with a new dropper design every other year, while the REVIVE stands. And stands. And stands. While others have come and gone.
But then, we're not that kind of comany anyways. We prefer to let the products do the talking.
  • 8 7
 @lkubica: 31.6 to 30.9 shims are $9.99 on Amazon.
  • 27 4
 @laksboy: yeah, they are very helpful in transferring 31.6 post to a 30.9 bike ...
  • 2 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke:
Can the new style actuator be purchased and installed by the end user, or do you need to send the post to bikeyoke?
  • 27 1
 @KennyWatson: You need circlip pliers and a 7mm and 13mm wrench and one minute. No need even to release any air.
The parts are already in the webshop. Also the saddle clamps are compatible with older generations.
You can convert a 'REVIVE 2.0 to 3.0 in less than 2 minutes.
  • 2 26
flag digitalsoul (Apr 30, 2024 at 8:03) (Below Threshold)
 My Bike Yoke dropper couldn't even last a season without slipping. PNW is night and day better than Bike Yoke.
  • 7 1
 @digitalsoul: Where did it slip, if I may ask?
  • 5 14
flag adrennan FL (Apr 30, 2024 at 8:14) (Below Threshold)
 honestly I have had PNW and oneup posts that held up better long term than the revive I had.
  • 7 1
 @adrennan: What are the issues you experienced?
  • 1 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke:
Awesome! The only thing that was holding me back from getting a 213 was I wasn't sure the old actuator would clear.
  • 2 1
 @bman33: My favorite dropper has bot to be the x-fusion manic. Light action, fast, reliable, and affordable. My only gripe is it tops out at 190. My v2 oneup that I currently have has done what a dropper is supposed to do. Go up and down, nothing special.
  • 5 0
 Between all my bikes (4) , the one with BikeYoke dropper is my favourite. Best bloody dropper of them all…
  • 8 0
 I preordered the first Revive back in 2016 and got one with titanium bolts and a Shifty on top (special offer).
Received it in spring 2017 and run it to this day with one full service in between.
This is by far the most reliable bike part I've ever owned. I broke everything else on a bike including frames, but not this one.
  • 2 0
 @ShredDoggg: It's not a great analogy but suspension just has to go up and down, right?

The Revive feels more smooth and precision built to most IME.
  • 1 1
 @sackifrombikeyoke: this was a few years ago now, but I recall by the time I went back and forth with a shop or something it was going to take a rebuild that was closer in cost to a new dropper. I think it stopped wanting to return and wasn't fixed by air pressure.
  • 4 0
 @laksboy: This is why I always buy 30.9mm droppers! I know I can always make them work on new frames.
  • 1 0
 This is just a fact. I will only buy dropper posts from them moving forward.
  • 20 2
 @adrennan: Low air pressure is rarely an issue for a not moving post. Even very little air pressure will move a post, if in proper conditon.
A certain amount of air pressure pressure is need for proper locking out, but even little pressure will be able to move the post.
So, air pressure can fix symptoms but rarely the actualy root of the issue.
A REVIVE not wanting to return is also rarely caused by something inside the hydraulic cartridge and only if something is wrong inside the cartridge you'd need a fuill rebuild.
A lower tube, however, service is what ANY post regularly deserves and that is done in tless than 5 minutes in the case of a REVIVE and does not require any release of air or oil and chances that this would've helped in your case are more than great. Most of the time it's just a little clean and lube of the lower tube to get back up to speed. That said, it could've also been something more serious, but I know my products very well and it's most of the time just a lower tube service the post wants.
One Problem is: Our posts typically work for a long time, so you'd wonder why fix something that's perfectly working? Our posts work without service well. Until they don't. And then it's often too late for a re-grease or a lower tube service, and then more parts need to be replaced as things have already started corroding
You don't bring your car to inspection, when the motor isn't turning anymore.
Sad to hear you had this epxerience with one of our posts. It's certainly very unlikely to happen duie to a manufacturing defect, but of course we also have the occasional lemon in our production.
  • 2 2
 @sackifrombikeyoke: I still think it is a generally good product. But I have a hard time justifying the price gap between the revives and posts half the price that have worked for just as long or longer for me.
  • 26 1
 @adrennan: Perfectly understandable from your personal point of view. It's hard to beleive the "hype", if you had a different personal experience. I, as the owner fo the company take every single issue to heart. Most of the warranty complaints still go over my table at some point, and then I always have to tell to myself:
"Even if this sucks for the single customer, in general it can't be that bad. If our products were just mediocre, I could simply not do this anymore."
You can not avoid the occasional lemon in a produciton of 5 digit numbers of hydraulic dropper posts. But you need to keep those lemons isolated n umbers. And I beleive, we're fairly good at this.
I can design, take care of customers, take care of press releases, take care of comment sections, just because our products are healthy and I am not held up by stuff that is causing me headaches. And because I have a team that I can 100% rely on in them.
  • 3 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke: awesome. Ordered one!
  • 2 0
 I have two revives on different bikes and am a huge fan. Would have bought more, but they keep working with occasional rebuild so I swap the old ones onto new bikes and haven’t needed to buy another. Have one that’s on its third bike. These are legit “buy for life” products.
  • 10 0
 @lkubica: they aren’t the cheapest but I disagree on value. They are the best performing and last the longest with little maintenance. I like OneUp posts but those cartridges aren’t cheap. I think the bike yoke costs more up front but is a good long term value with how long they last and how easy they are to service.
  • 2 0
 @NERyder: If my OneUp ever give up, then my next post will be Revive. Long-lasting and easy service are very important to me.
  • 7 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke: I love how engaged you are with the community, and I really appreciate the your tone and philosophy on products and customer service. I only have a Sagma from your catalog so far, but your personal touch has convinced me that a Revive is my next dropper. Keep doing what you're doing, please!
  • 1 1
 I have two and love them...
But wish they could be shop serviced for under $100. A suspension service charging $150 to service something that costs $350 is stupid to me. Yeah I could do it myself but would love to see more reasonable dropper service fees.
  • 2 0
 Loved mine but Ince you’ve experienced all 240mm you just can’t go back, no matter how smooth and firm it is.
  • 3 0
 @santa-banshee:
I ordered exactely the same set and I can fully confirm your expierience. No service at all, absolute no hassle or any kind of trouble. Runs smooth and without any play like the first day!
Great job Sacky!
  • 2 1
 @Adrianrisa: Return speed should be plenty fast and certainly have no reason to complain about.
Can you make a video and send us a link to it to service@bikeyoke.com.
I'd like to have a look at it, as there must be something wrong if you have to complain about return speed.
  • 3 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke: Any word on the wireless post launch date?
  • 1 0
 @lkubica: it’s always been like this… from the first revision of the revive…
  • 1 0
 @BuntyHoven1: The OneUp V3 is supposed to address both of those issues. Haven’t built mine up yet, to make a firsthand account.
  • 1 0
 I would say that the AXS is the best due to the controls. It's very smooth and fast. Next level.. But in terms of budget its a bit sketchy to justify
  • 5 0
 @Comatosegi: OneUp themselves openly claimed in their press release here on PB that their V3 is smoother than the Revive. I own of two OneUp V3. I can just say that I'm looking forward to any independent comparison.
  • 1 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke: I can vouch the Sacki defo gets involved. I had an issue with a Devine dropper with the anodising coming off the post. Emails went back and forth and Sacki ensured me it would be sorted which he was true to his word and it was at no cost to me. The post ever since has worked faultless and it gets tons and tons of mileage put through it. I was always a Fox dropper person after so many failed reverbs but can now safely say I’m more than happy with BikeYoke
  • 3 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke: That will be interesting. I have a revive V2 185 in one bike and a one-up V2 210 in the other, and have also owned a one-up 180.

There's really no comparison from a quality/tolerances/smoothness perspective. The Bikeyoke feels like a truly premium part, the one-up feels.. serviceable.
It's a huge gap. If one-up have truly closed such a wide gap, that's impressive, but I am dubious.
At any rate as noted above now that the new actuator exists a 213 will fit me in my current frame, so it will replace the one up. No need to get a one-up v3 in the hopes they've closed the gap, when I know the Bikeyoke will be superb.
  • 1 0
 @KennyWatson: Everything on the post is replaceable by the end user, I've had one for 6 years, one of the best pieces of kit I've bought in my 30 years of riding.

Servicing it is so easy, that I do it myself every 100 hours.
  • 2 0
 @chinoDCR: ah sorry serviceable was a bad choice of words. I meant that it feels marginally acceptable, it works, but that's it.

I didn't mean serviceable as in easier to work on. Sorry for the confusion. Ironically I have to lube the one up constantly, the Bikeyoke has needed nothing for years.
  • 1 0
 We now have about 5 in the group I bike with. They oldest is 5 years old now. None have ever required anything other than a service by the user. One was given a replacement inner (bit of wear due to no maintenance for 3 years but was still working fine). Every other brand I have seen bought by people has had at least one failure, often many. Love the easy rebuild. Best post I have come across for reliability.
  • 1 0
 @rich-2000: This 100%
  • 2 0
 @kiwikiter: I believe it but at half the cost, a OneUp or X-fusion might be the better deal. I’m going on nearly 4 years with my first X-fusion Manic dropper and I’ve had zero problems and no maintenance. I haven’t even replaced the cartridge. Even if I get 3 years out of one, that’s still 6 years for less than the price of a BikeYoke.

Maybe I need to ride one to experience what a $350 dropper can do but I highly doubt it’ll change my life.
  • 3 0
 @gnarlysipes: I have a Manic on 2 of the other bikes… For their cost… nothing to complain about thus far…
  • 1 0
 I just registered my 2017 Revive V1 for the V3 Upgrade. It is still going strong after 2500+ hours of use and 1,440,000 verical meters descending :-)
  • 1 0
 @gnarlysipes: I have used X-Fusion and they are great for the price. I think the conditions and temperatures you ride in will have a big effect on if a more expensive dropper is worth it. Also your weight and the style of riding. It think the best post and best value will depend on these factors.

- If you are in weather and trail conditions that are very hard on seals and suspension product (Rain, mud, duper dusty, etcra) you will notice a more pronounced difference in maintenance and product lifespan.

-If you ride in really cold weather the bike yoke really shines. I ride through the winter and I am able to use my bike yoke in far below freezing temps. The fact that I can add air to the dropper to compensate for temperature-related loss of pressure is huge, and a reason why I took the one-up off my new bike and put a 4 YO revive on it for the winter.

-If you are a heavier rider you put a lot more strain on the seatpost and tend to develop problems faster with the cheaper ones.

- Also terrain is a bigger factor than miles. If you have long climbs up dedicated climbing trails followed by long continuous descents you activate your dropper so much less than on undulating terrain with a myriad of shorter climbs and descents

For me because of the above reasons, the higher quality of the Bike Yoke really shines through and makes it worth it. If I was less fat, didn't ride in the freezing cold through the winter, or in a place where it rains a lot, and didn't ride very technical terrian that was undulating rather than gravity focused I would likely prefer the One-Up.
  • 1 0
 @NERyder: good info. I’m not riding wet/middy conditions normally but get fairly regular exposure to water (just washing the bike for one). Super dusty here in Utah compared to UK riding, for instance. I’m on the larger side at 195 and 6’2”. Still no issues with X-fusion so I’ll stick with them or OneUp as I’ve heard similar success stories.
  • 39 3
 They dipped the wrong end in the chrome.
  • 7 1
 That was my immediate conclusion as well. Why offering a special finish for the part of the post that will be mostly hidden?
  • 3 1
 @opignonlibre: so much lost potential.
  • 50 1
 Reason is simple: Our upper tubes are hardcoat anodized and you can not hard coat aluminum alloys in silver or chrome finish (at least not to my knowledge i a practicable way). Hard coat will typically always end up as either goldish/brownish or dark black. It's not easy to control golden color shades to be consistent, and that is why your or my fancy golden fork stanchions may look very, very different from your damper body. Heck, I've even had different color on both fork legs.
Black color is easiest to keep consistent and that why it is so widely used.
  • 15 0
 The obvious solution is to buy the 125mm option. So much chrome!
  • 9 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke: I feel you should continue with the polished lowers. The Revive is a premium product: not the best value, not the highest spec, but once a person has tried, it, it's hard to go back! Buyers of premium products are usually proud of the product and often want to show it off (ex. Kashima) and a small brand will particularly benefit from classy, yet obvious, visual branding.
  • 2 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke: thanks for the explanation!
  • 2 0
 @opignonlibre: totally logical, but I may even take a lesser dropper with the wrong side chrome if I was doing up a fashion build.
  • 23 1
 A note on bike yoke as a company- I have owned a number of bike yokes over the years that have been excellent. I recently purchased a divine sl for my wife's bike, and when it showed up the action was stiff and sticky, and return very slow even with appropriate pressure. I serviced it and it still did not work well. I contacted bike yoke and they immediately sent me a new post virtually overnight from factory, no questions asked, and had me send the old post back for investigation to see what the issues were. Incredible products, incredible service, customer for life
  • 6 4
 Considering the price ( double of the average dropper price) I would expect nothing less but such service. Cost of replacement has already been paid by you

If PNW and OneUp can do amazing post sale service, 400 USD dropper should also have it
  • 35 3
 @valrock: I really don't think it's fair to compare us to some of these brand in this regard. This is a bit like comparing apples to oranges.
Without disrespect, but we are a dropper manufacturer.
We are a small team of 15 people in total and we not only design these droppers, but we also actually build these droppers. Every single BikeYoke dropper post is assembled by our own team. In our very own facilities. With our very own machines and tools.
It is then tested for function by our very own team. Every. Single. Post.
I believe it stands to reason to understand that this is much more involving than not manufacturing your own goods, but having them contract-manufactured by someone else.
I am not saying one is better than the other. But it is a question of philosophy.
And with that philosophy comes a great difference in cost. This is only one of the reasons why our products have their price tag. We are the ones assembling them.
And yes, of course you can expect premium care if something goes wrong. Not because we build it into the price tag, but because we know that we were the ones who fried up somewhere and no one else is to blame.
Because we personally stand behind the qualitiy of every single one of our dropper posts.
So, apologies for the long excursion, but it is important for me to make people understand a few things that differentiate us from others.
  • 2 18
flag valrock (Apr 30, 2024 at 13:17) (Below Threshold)
 @sackifrombikeyoke: hey yo, appreciate the respond. I have no questions about who and how you manufacture it. All what I am saying is that when dropper cost as much as you charge I EXPECT 100% best service possible ( read - no questions asked kinda service).

I often use PB comment section under products reviews as a decision maker to purchase this or that thing.

As for the price I am no expert, but assume by the flag of your profile it's a "made in Germany" tax with your sweet employment legislation decent salaries and more than pathetic 2 weeks vacation time Big Grin

If I was on a market for 400 USD dropper, I would def buy BikeYoke, and not a Bontrager Elite or Fox\RF Transfer lol ( both if which I had warrantied almost new out of the box, hustle free I must note, but still... not worth the price tag).

Keep up the good work, but please don't use "small company" marketing, it's annoying. OneUp and PNW are also small companies and all what you said can be applied to them. I didn't compare you to made in China generic brand or something.
  • 12 0
 @valrock:

Is there some hyperbole, maybe, in Sacki’s description of the small team at Bikeyoke? Maybe yes. But to compare them to PNW is just wrong. PNW sells a fine product, but they are barely customized catalog droppers, with good marketing & customer service. I would be shocked to learn that PNW engineers or assembles their product, two things that Bikeyoke very clearly does.
  • 11 0
 @valrock:
Thank you, we'll try to keep doing what we're doing.
Maybe I misunderstod then. I simply responded to your wording:
"Cost of replacement has already been paid by you"
This implies that we're charging the customer upfront to be able to cover our cost of potential future warranty claims or issues.
That is simply not the case or at least not in the case how it is worded. Every company needs to factor in service cost when doing pricing. But it certainly does not affect BikeYoke pricing affect the way you suggest.
I explained why our droppers cost the way they cost. And by the overwhelming feedback in this article it looks like many customers seem to think that our posts are doing something better than others.

And regarding to "small company marketing":
It does not matter how small or how big the company is.
I would like to point out that I have not brought up any names of the companies you are mentioning, but I would like to put some things right, because it is very important to me and to what we are doing and no: You can not apply all what I said to the companies you mentioned, because we build our own droppers ourselves.
  • 19 0
 Where is the wireless version they showed a year ago? Getting one for me and one for the wife when it is released to switch between our bikes.
  • 4 0
 "For those wanting more, all we've been told is: "we can tell you that there’s something cooking."
  • 56 1
 E-Version, of course, is not forgotten but still in the making, as well as a longer drop option above 213mm.
Some very expoensive toolings we have to make completely new for the longer drop options and we want to make sure we can use them for both magic remote and traditional cable actuated variants.
We're also running another USP (Update Service Program) where customers can send in their previous generation REVIVE for service and as a bonus we update their post to 3.0 for free.
More on USP here:
bikeyoke.com/en/service-support/usp-3.0
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 @sackifrombikeyoke: Amazing! Missed out on using that service when you went from 1.0 to 2.0 (my mistake), wont this time!
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 @sackifrombikeyoke: That's awesome - link is giving me "page not found" though - this one hopefully works

bikeyoke.com/en/service-support/usp-3.0
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 @honourablegeorge: Slash was missing I beleive. This one should be better:

bikeyoke.com/en/service-support/usp-3.0

If it's still not working, just go to the website and find it on the main page (the big banner can hardly be missed) or scroll to the footer, where it says "USP 3.0"
  • 1 0
 This is the link that finally worked for me....

bikeyoke.com/en/service-support/usp-3.0
  • 1 0
 It requires a slash "/" at the end of 3.0

For some reason the this site removes it from the link when you post it.
  • 1 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke: I have 3 Revives that I’m interested in updating. It says proof of purchase is required which I no longer have since I bought at least 2 of the 3 from LBS and got printed receipts.
  • 2 1
 @kdiff: Please get in touch with us through mail and we'll find a way.
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 @sackifrombikeyoke: thank you, I appreciate it!
  • 1 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke: I don't suppose I can go from a V1.0 to a V3.0 in one go? I've had that post like 5 or 6 years now haha.
  • 2 0
 @mrtoodles: You mean through the USP? Of course you can. Why not? Check out the USP registration on our website, please.
  • 7 0
 If anyone is looking for a Revive V1 rebuild kit I’m pretty sure I have one in my spares kit. I bought it years ago in anticipation of using it. But after transferring the dropper between 3 bikes and f*ck knows how many miles of use, it’s still perfect. Meanwhile anything I get from Fox, OneUp or anyone else is just ready to fall apart.
Bikeyoke is the definition of buy once.
  • 4 0
 Honestly I had nothing but amazing experiences with One up. I am still using my 4 year old v.2 and never serviced it. It's still flawless.
  • 5 0
 Maybe it would be good idea to use that kit to do a rebuild just to keep it perfect for years to come.
  • 7 0
 31.8mm diameter? That's very niche.
  • 36 0
 all my stems are 31.8, should work out just fine. Always wanted bars I could adjust width on the fly.
  • 5 0
 for the always convenient clamping your dropper in your stem.
  • 1 0
 Somebody typo'ed. The website says 31.6. Razz
  • 4 0
 @artistformlyknowasdan: for when you know there’s a narrow tree section coming and you can narrow and widen your bars on command… I think you’re onto something.
  • 3 0
 @artistformlyknowasdan: Don't give people ideas like that
  • 1 0
 @mkul7r4: that was already made and shown... during an April fool few years ago.
  • 2 0
 @svenie: you can then shorten the cable by using the amazing through-stem cable routing to your dropper!
  • 3 0
 Love my bikeyokes. I four posts and roughly 6 years now, the only hiccup I've had is the main bushing under the wiper seal some how got a piece of grit lodged in it, scored the stanchion over he course of a ride. Quick rebuild and clean out, stanchion is scratched but the post is rock solid. I did stray to Wolftooth for a build last summer... it's a nice post, and it's debatably even easier to rebuild, but it's nowhere near as smooth. The five year old post I run on my fat bike that has seen slush and salt and really terrible riding conditions is still smoother, and I've never cracked into the cartridge. Bikeyoke for life is what I'm saying.
  • 6 0
 Dario inadvertently introducing yet another 'standard'
  • 17 0
 please god no
  • 3 1
 4 or 5 different droppers over the last 10-12 years, and I've never had one get saggy. A couple OG Fox Transfers would get sticky and slow long before it got saggy. Same with a couple OneUps: slow before saggy, been fixed with clean and grease a couple times and still not saggy. Even a PNW which I think uses the WinTec cartridge, it got sticky and then cleaned and relegated to the bar bike in place of a longer OneUp, but has never been saggy.

And I use my droppers A LOT, like 3-4x more than I would have ever used a front mech on that same lever position. I have to wonder what exactly is everyone doing to get saggy droppers that need more sag fixing than seal/bushing fixing? Just riding on the cleanest trails ever and doing nothing but dropping seats?
  • 10 0
 Ever try an OG reverb?
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 The whole saggy post thing and not picking up bikes by a compressed dropper post definitely originated with the Reverb. It felt better than everything else when it worked, but it wasn’t durable enough at the time. I’ve seen dropper levers with too much cable tension that would occasionally cause the post to slip but that’s it aside from normal warranty issues with a cartridge or actuator failure. The only reason Gravity Droppers were as prevalent as they were was because they didn’t break much when the 2 most popular posts at the time were the Reverb and the CrankBros Joplin. The Joplin design may have been bought from Maverick back when. If someone knows for sure let me know.
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 @Kiowa008: correct.... maverick speedball, first it was licensed, then bought when Maverick went under. I remember trying out their "prototype" remote version at a race and it blew my mind!
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 What is Dangerholm supposed to polish now?
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 Have they solved the problem on the last 2 Revives where the whole seat clamp/head assembly breaks off the top of the upper tube. 180 lbs rider has had 2 of them fail identically…one 4 years old, one less than 2 years old.
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 As a user since they came to USA, I like my posts, I have 2, one on each bike. service is easy and parts can be changed. Only gripe is both posts have failed at the seat clamp and had to replace each one. bummer It was out of warranty since I had them so long, but easy to replace, hopefully these new heads last longer.
  • 2 0
 I've been riding only Bike Yoke for the last couple of years. And guess what, for my new build this year still on Bike Yoke. I even convinced some of my riding bodies to swap to B.Y. Just the best !!! Cheers
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 Thank you so much! So nice to hear!
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 I sm about to buy a Bikeyoke squeezy but the damn thing look so stretchy. Oak seat clamps markets their thicker clamp as being better for droppers because it is so solid and keeps its shape, and has even pressure. Pinkbike? Help?
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 Ok, just one little thought:
Imagine a seatclamp that is infintely stiff and which, even when applying 100Nm of torque would not "change its shape":
Would it clamp your seattube?

To be completely honest: If your seattube is properly sized on the ID (and that is the single most important thing), any seatclamp of any make should work just fine. Typically, posts are not off of nominal by more than 0.1mm in diameter. Seattubes on the other hand... I've seen things... 30.9 seattubes reamed to more than 31.4. Needless to say this is no bueno.
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 @sackifrombikeyoke: Okay. You neglect to consider the shere gravitational pull of my posterior. I am afraid I will ovalize the seat tube clamp so that the pressure that the dropper recieves comes from only one small point on the front of the seattube, instead of spread out more evenly with a thicker and stiffer sestpost clamp. This is based on my own imagination and not some research, other than trying a really crappy aliexpress carbon fiber seatpost clamp. The goal here is to not spend money on a worse product, than my thick stock Marino seattube clamp, but I guess I will just have to try it. The Bikeyoke Squeezy look amazing, nice product.
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 This is a big difference in choosing priorities when designing the product. Many droppers of main producers have cartridges that need to be replaced, when they get any sag. The whole construction is made that way, that the cartridge has more travel than the dropper, so upper bushing is destroyed after some time. This forces the owner to buy a new set of bushings and gives the manufacturer a profit. But this is a deliberate deterioration of the design so that it breaks down as quickly as possible.
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 All bike parts should be made this way-well engineered, easily serviceable, replacement parts available.
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 I really want a Bike Yoke. But the X-Fusion Manic that came stock on my bike just keeps on trucking. Literally never serviced other than spraying some Silicon on it occasionally. It just doesnt quit
  • 2 1
 I have two, one since 2017, another since 2019. Never failed, never serviced, never had to put air. Pretty much the worst product if you want people buying another one every few years.
  • 2 2
 Mine has been crap. bought it in 2017 for €400,
went notchy and saggy 8 months later
done multiple rebuilds myself following bike yokes direct advice with no success

was advised to send to tf tuned by bike yoke who said they'd look after me
I done this and it ended up costing me 200quid and its still crap again

600quid in and an useable post that's notchy and sags still so it sat in the parts bin

I could of had 4 brand x posts!
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 Can you send me a PM with yoru contact information, please? I'd like to have a look into this case. At this time, if you were in contact with us, you wmust have been in contact with me. If your post was less than two years old, it should have been covered by warranty and I am not sure why I would have advised you to do it yourself. Maybe there is still something I can do for you.
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 @sackifrombikeyoke: I have pm'd you my details. Wondering have you received?
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 @sackifrombikeyoke: any chance of picking up that pm?
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 @vpfree2009: Sorry, I totally lost track oif this one. I've sent an e-mail to you.
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 My bike yoke devine has been the least reliable post I have ever owned. Two rebuilds within 18months, I assume I just had a bad one though as people seem to love them ‍♂️
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 DIVINE is a different post but not any less reliable by design than the REVIVE. What were the issues, if I may ask?
You can post it here, no problem.
Can you also send us a message to service@bikeyoke.com, too?
We will try to have you sorted.
  • 2 0
 If you make the upper part shiny, I will start saving up for one. I am a crow.
  • 2 1
 Am I the only one who isn’t overly impressed with Bikeyoke? Mine is ok feels fantastic first few months then feels like my PNW.
  • 2 0
 Big up for the update service program 3.0! I wish more companies would act like BikeYoke. Good job, Sacki!
  • 1 0
 I remember getting torched in this comment section for running a prototype 200mm dropper. Now anything below 240 is considered a miss.
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 still using "pre order" model and its still works like train toilet.
also have one of second generation. also 0 problems.
  • 1 0
 I've had a Revive dropper on my bike for 6 years. I have never serviced it and it still works perfectly. I will never own another brand of dropper post.
  • 1 0
 Hard to improve on perfection, let's see how this one will be compared to the V1 and V2
  • 2 1
 5mm lower stack height?! STFU!!! 5mm more of bolts hitting the bottom of my saddle. Yay!
  • 1 0
 Are any of the new parts (seat clamp or actuator at the bottom) retrofittable to the V1 or V2 @sackifrombikeyoke?
  • 1 0
 No one better Tellis about that dropper that doesn't develop any sag, continues to work flawlessly and is half the price...
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 Does it come in Kashima?
  • 1 0
 Won’t those long seat clamp bolts rub on the bottom of your seat base?
  • 1 0
 Nothing a clean hacksaw fix can't handle if your seat has limited clearance
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 There's no seat rails taking up space in those photos
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 You should consider that there are no saddle rails between the clamps in these pictures. Then we design our posts to work with round 7x7mm up to oval 7x10mm rails. You want your bolts long enogugh to noit run out of thread at any angle. I can tell you that I've had bikes where the rear bolt was at the limit with a 7x10mm saddle rail anbd should not have been shorter. That being said, I am almost sure there are saddles that are super low profile that could cause contact. Never occured to anythig I ride though.
  • 1 0
 I'm just glad a silver dropper post exists.
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 I want one of these just for the silver
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 annnnnd ill still buy a oneup...... BY really missed the mark by stopping at 213, all my bikes can handle the 240 oneup and is lifted from the frame on most. I still see people putting up with shorter ones.. stuff that.
  • 1 0
 Did you read where a longer drop option is in the works?
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 @NWBasser: ""we can tell you that there’s something cooking."" wasnt very clear. Why release a new version and not release the longer one aswell. makes zero sense.

I dont think there is a longer Revive coming. theres a completely new post coming, maybe wireless. which means, buy oneup.
  • 2 1
 @HeatedRotor: Well, a longer version is in the works. And just a few posts ago I had explained why it does not come right away with the introduction of the 3.0. So yeah, it does make sense. You just need to read, like others have sugested.
Actually, this was all mentioned in the press release, but unfortunately not mentioned here in the article.

Apart from that: I am one of the people putting up with shorter ones. And not because of lack of option, but because I choose to. I have obiously tried longer ones and I am currently on REVIVE >213 on one of my bikes but it is simply too much for me. When dropping you need to get really low into a deep squat and it takes a lot more effort to get back up once you squat over a certain point. On the other hand, it does not provide any more more benefits to me. I use my saddle a lot for steeering and controlling the bike under me. With the saddle too far down, I am loosing a lot of feedback and control over the bike.
I am not the only one. I guess it depends a lot on riding skills, too, as well as type of riding.
So please would you leave it to each individual, wheter he keeps putting up with shorter ones or not?
They might do it for a reason. Thank you!

Just to give an idea: On my Norco Aurum HSP (DH bike), I CAN NOT even ride my saddle lower than 60cm from BB, otherwise the saddle will start hitting the tire somewhere near full travel. And I am just very fine with that. There are pro riders who choose to ride their saddle higher than they could.
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 I'm one of those people who puts up with a shorter post in order to run BY. After trying two different OneUp posts and the SDG post, I'm back on BY and it's all I'll buy. I value smoothness and serviceability over maximum drop.

My two OneUp posts (3 if I include my wife's bike) felt like I was raising and lowering my post in a sandbox. They needed air added to them way too often, and the build quality was noticeably lacking compared to BY. The best comparision was a moment in time when I ran a BY on one bike and a OneUp on my N+1 - actually, there wasn't a comparison because the OneUp felt that bad.

My SDG wore the coating off the stanchion during one race so I warrantied it and sold it.
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 240mm is nice. Just saying.
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 We're on it. But why not more?
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 @sackifrombikeyoke: I use 240mm Oneup V3 and have 6 cm to go, so let’s go bike industry!
I am WAITING! ;-P
  • 2 0
 @sackifrombikeyoke: all for it, as long as it's available in 30.9!
  • 1 0
 Chinese translation headline
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 widdle wevver
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 240mm is nice. Just saying.
  • 1 1
 hmm chrome
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 The chrome looks amazing. Wish my Oneup had that.
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 Does the seat clamp on this one not snap under heavy riders?
  • 4 4
 I assume BY probably hates fat people and in fact developed this product to snap under your heavy ass on purpose. So yeah, it will snap. Lol
  • 1 0
 I love my revive and it is going on 5 year strong, but I did have to replace the seat clamp as it broke. I am a heavier rider so maybe the clamp is a weak point.
  • 1 0
 @NERyder: it wasnt really the seat clamp but right under it where it attaches to the stanchion. Entire saddle came off while riding so I almost had an emergency colonoscopy. Id need to replace the entire stanchion. I just threw it away and deciding on a difefrent brand
  • 1 0
 @valrock: not all heavy people are fat
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