RockShox Launches New Reverb Remote - First Look

Apr 3, 2017 at 23:14
by Mike Kazimer  
RockShox Reverb 1x remote

The RockShox Reverb has been around for nearly seven years, and is one of the most commonly spec'd dropper posts on the market. Although it underwent a significant revision last year to help improve its durability, there was one part that remained unchanged: the remote lever. That oddly shaped plunger stuck out like a sore thumb, especially considering the number of dropper posts with more ergonomically shaped levers that have hit the market over the last few years.
Reverb 1x Remote Details
• Tooled speed adjust
• Bleeding Edge lever bleed fitting
• Claimed weight: 69.2 grams
• Reverb Stealth with 1x Remote: $399 USD
• Upgrade kit: $95 USD (remote, Bleeding Edge fitting, discrete clamp and MMX clamp)
www.rockshox.com

Not anymore. Meet the Reverb 1x remote. Available as an aftermarket upgrade for $95, the new remote can easily be retrofitted to existing Reverb posts (either version A2 or B1) and offers greatly improved ergonomics. The Reverb's return speed is still adjustable, although that's now accomplished by lifting a rubber dust cap on the remote and using a T25 Torx wrench rather than turning a dial.


RockShox Reverb 1x remote
The bleed port and speed adjust are located under a rubber cap.
RockShox Reverb 1x remote
The new remote now uses SRAM's Bleeding Edge fitting.


Installation

Getting the Reverb 1x Remote installed is a fairly straightforward procedure, and it's not any more difficult than bleeding a 'standard' Reverb dropper post. In order to make the bleed process a little simpler, the remote now uses a Bleeding Edge fitting, similar to what's found on SRAM's Guide brakes. The fitting snaps into hexagon shaped receptacle on the remote, and the T-shaped portion is then rotated to open the port, allowing fluid to be moved in or out.

Part of the reason behind this design was to create a better seal in order to keep air from sneaking into the hydraulic fluid during a bleed, but for me, the fact that there's one less tiny screw to keep track of is the biggest advantage. In case you were wondering, the Reverb's Bleeding Edge fitting is a different size than the one for Guide brakes, which is a smart move, since the last thing you want is mineral oil in brakes that are designed for DOT fluid, or vice-versa – that would be like putting gasoline in your diesel engine.

Another one of the benefits of the new design is the fact that it's more crash-resistant. On the previous version, it didn't take much force for the barbed portion of the remote to snap, something that was easily fixable, but not out on the trail. The 1x Remote doesn't have that vulnerability, which should help it survive more than a few tumbles without rendering your dropper inoperable.


RockShox Reverb 1x remote
The new remote may take up a little bit more room than the previous design, but it's only 21 grams heavier, and the performance more than makes up for it.
RockShox Reverb 1x remote
The lever has a very comfortable, slightly concave shape.


Performance

First, the bad news: if you currently have a Reverb dropper post, once you try the new lever, it's almost certain that you're immediately going to want one. Sorry.

It's an instantly noticeable improvement, so much so that I found myself raising and lowering my seat more than I usually would on a ride, simply because it was that much easier. One of the bikes I'm in the process of reviewing has the 'standard' remote, and swapping back to that one from the new shifter-style remote made it glaringly obvious just how much better the revamped remote actually is.

The lever shape is instantly familiar, with a slightly concave paddle that's easy to find without taking your eyes off the trail ahead. The distance that the lever needs to be pushed to raise or lower the seat feels identical to the amount a shift lever would need to be depressed to move up to an easier gear, giving it a very natural feel.


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Of course, there's also the fact that since the remote is hydraulically operated the action is especially smooth, and it's not affected by mud and grit, a boon for riders who regularly ride in nasty conditions.

I have about eight solid rides on the books with the new lever, which doesn't count as a long term review, but so far it's performed flawlessly. We'll see how the entire unit, the Reverb post plus the new remote, handles in the long run, but one thing is certain—the new lever is a very welcome update, one that keeps the Reverb right in the mix in a very competitive field.







289 Comments

  • 295 8
 ... Only 6 years too late!
  • 181 4
 ... And about $40 too much! It could KIND OF make sense at $40-$50 as an upgrade. But for $100 after tax? GTFO. I did spend $50 on the wolftooth dropper remote for my Lev and it was worth every penny.
  • 30 0
 @moefosho:
I did the same and am not looking back. To be fair though, the hydraulic remote is a lot more complicated than the wolftooth cable actuated remote.
  • 24 1
 Amazing how long it took RockShox to figure out that their hard to reach and fragile plunger sucked. It's as if they were blind to the century of refinement already put into shifter levers. If there was a better design for bar mounted control levers, shifters would already be using it.
  • 37 20
 Why oh why is it not cable actuated, what is the reason for this being hydraulic?
  • 59 15
 i think noone at Sram got the memo of how much NOBODY likes a hydraulic remote.
  • 21 25
flag CaptainSnappy (Apr 4, 2017 at 8:34) (Below Threshold)
 @SonofBovril: Always has been. Why would they change it to cable operated?
  • 43 19
 @CaptainSnappy: because cables in muddy environments clog up pretty fast. I can bleed a Reverb faster than I could change a cable and housing on my old KS. Plus the old KS being external needed a new cable and housing monthly during a typical North Van winter. Reverb rarely needs a bleed.
  • 11 7
 @Someoldfart: yeah u have no idea why anyone would hate hydraulic remote. Super easy to bleed.
  • 13 3
 @Someoldfart: I guess that makes sense in muddy climates. Where I ride, its maybe properly muddy only one or two rides a year. The Hydraulic actuation is a pain if things go wrong out on the trail and there is zero need for it in my climate.
  • 33 5
 All y'all can continue to bitch and moan but I just ordered mine. Smile
  • 20 4
 @dfiler: as much as I love RockShox I completely agree with you. They're old remote is one of the worst in the industry. It's trinket like hose barb fitting has broken multiple times on me. RockShox should give every one a replacement remote for free to replace their old junk they crammed down our throats.
  • 13 1
 Yep too late. Fox Transfer and Wolftooth for a lot less - never going back to a hydraulic dropper. The Reverb felt like butter when it worked, but my thumb hated the remote.
  • 7 0
 @SonofBovril: get a BikeYoke and you will have it all...plus if running Shimano brakes, I-spec compatible for a cleaner cockpit! I have one and it's awesome!
  • 1 0
 @moefosho: Same here for my Command Post. F'n trick!
  • 12 10
 @viatch: I love that it's hydraulic operated, cable pulled posts suck so much!
  • 4 1
 @SonofBovril: Yea, and we ride about half the year in wet conditions, mud and lots of dust when dry. Big advantage.
  • 4 1
 Word, can't understand why Rock Shox and Sram have been so busy the last years.. (Monarch Plus, Pike, charger, 11- and 12 speed, lyrik, deluxe and probably alot of other stuff)
  • 4 0
 @Someoldfart: I had this problem riding in NV too but my cable derailleur was always smooth. The difference was the shifter/trigger. The old KS trigger exposed the cable everytime you used it allowing gunk in. I did the Jared Graves mod to a front shifter and never looked back. Now KS offers proper thumb shifters which work awesome. F hydraulic lines now.
  • 13 0
 $95 for some thing that can only be used with a reverb vs $50 for the wolftooth which can be used with anything other than a reverb.

Seems like SRAMs taking advantage of everyone caught in their hole again.
  • 12 1
 @viatch: Hydraulic has one other disadvantage - when it's cold it works like crap.
  • 2 0
 @Tmackstab: no question the early KS remotes were awful. But I had replaced mine with the Maverick/Crankbros toggle which is brilliant. I had also cut down one of those Shimano shifter cable boots and used the ferrule with the long nipple at the exposed mechanism end and that helped a fair bit. The stealth cable remotes probably work a lot better too. I have no experience with those though. My Reverb is entering its third season with zero problems. The only time I bled it was when I undid the wrong part of the quick disconnect and lost some oil. Zero issues in probably over four hundred days on the thing.
  • 2 0
 @orastreet1: I don't care. That's referred to as ski season here and I don't need a dropper then. I do find the Reverb remote a bit stiff. I may consider the new remote or just go 9point8.
  • 2 0
 @orastreet1: the new remote will fix the cold issue.. with the bleeding edge fitting you can pressurize the system and then close off the fitting and then you won't have a slow post in cold weather.
  • 1 0
 @Someoldfart: yup, and still getting more new snow tonight. Also ordered my 9point8 last week for when ski season wraps up.
  • 1 0
 @SonofBovril: so that it can be unreliable. I've bled mine more than 10 times and it still doesn't work right (and its been rebuilt 3 times)
  • 3 0
 @SonofBovril: and now I have a cable operated post for my new bike that works like a charm (even when it's below 50 degrees farenheight, unlike the reverb) and its internal, so unless the mud does some osmosis through my frame I don't see how it would ever get clogged
  • 1 0
 @pushingbroom: hahaha! That's funny.
  • 1 0
 @dirtworks911: where did you order it from ??????
Thanks
  • 1 0
 @eltommy: Head to your local bike shop (Sram dealer) and they can get one on order for you. (Tell them to order it directly from Sram; which they are able to do.) That's what I did. They are backordered until the 4th of May or so but thats just around the corner. Cheers!
  • 2 1
 @SonofBovril: so there's no cable stretch, it works consistently every time.

source: my 4 bikes with reverbs that never need servicing aside from being warrantied every year when the seals go. lol but never the lever!
  • 1 0
 @Someoldfart: Well here, in the Southeast, it's riding season all year so it is a factor for people not in Canada.
  • 3 0
 @warmerdamj: Cable stretch is a non-issue. Simply dial the turnbuckle like once a year.

You're lucky with those reverbs. Droppers are consistently the most unreliable component on a modern bike. The fact that a small percentage of people have zero problems doesn't mean that they're reliable.

Not sure where this discussion of mud is coming from either. How does mud get inside an entirely enclosed cable housing? Even when a little mud does enter the housing after dunking a bike in mud puddles it is still the last thing to go wrong with a dropper. Quite simply mud in the actuating cable is a make-believe problem.
  • 2 0
 @dfiler: I was wondering about the mud myth, too. Sounds like a justification of hydraulics when they are not needed. Love my cabled post because a ham-fist like me installed it no problem.
  • 52 1
 The upgrade is $95 msrp.....or you can buy a new Fox Transfer Performance (no, not a pretty gold color, but still excellent) dropper for $200 on sale which works external or stealth.
  • 4 1
 Where? I was considering getting one
  • 18 1
 But you have no remote with that post - the remote is $65.
  • 12 5
 I rather give an opportunity to X-Fusion Manic. It comes with a remote and I think is $200 USD too. It's supposed to be really easy to repair and maintain.
  • 2 0
 @passwordpinkbike: Are they actually selling the Manic yet?
  • 31 6
 I am going for Manic as well. It's a dropper post, doesn't have to be as smooth and play free as a fork. I just want something that is simple to service and has cheap replacement parts and gets the job done. Rode Command post and Giant something, yea they rattle like AK47 but I don't feel it when sitting on them. As long as it goes up&down and can be easily lubed - I am happy. Just like it goes for a few other things in life...
  • 16 1
 Agreed, just get Fox Transfer Performance. Bullet proof not hassle dropper!
  • 16 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I'm interested in the ethirteen fully mechanical dropper. That's easy to service.
  • 9 0
 I have the Performance and it is amazing so far. >400miles on it and zero issues. No cables severing (like my old Thomson), no sag developing, no extra wiggle.
  • 10 1
 $95 US?? Ridiculous. Sram profiteering yet again.
  • 51 7
 Engineer: Let's make this thing durable and functional.
Marketing: But we need to differentiate the product!
Product Manager: Ah ha, nobody has a hydraulic lever! Let's do that!
Engineer: Why would you want to do that? It's just going to be less reliable and performance will degrade between bleeds. But I guess it's job security as we'll have to keep redesigning it...
Marketing: My research says we can get OEM deals on this and few will care. We will flood the market and even if they suck, who cares the standards are really low in this segment. *pats self on back
  • 4 4
 Doesn't the Transfer have reliability issues?
  • 20 23
 @ryan83: I like how you made Engineer this rational guy. I am one and I am sick of this fak respect, but no worries you are not the only one. Engineers are people, not "Masters of science and technology". Yea they learned a thing or two about their trade. Like a baseball player, accountant or an office cleaner. Or a marketer... there are guys who will make you vomit after the first sentence they say, and guys who will make you take it deep up your arse and leave you astonished about how much you love the feeling. It's just a matter of skill and then matching his pitch with your preferred lubricant. Gloooop! Aaaaaaaaaaaaah uhmmmmmmmmmmmm
  • 5 1
 @Golden-G: they have to make there money back from all the shitty posts they put out that have been warrantied I am on the third one (it came with my nomad no way I would pay money for one of these)
  • 4 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I have had 2 giant dropper posts. Both have been bullet proof. Supposedly easy to fix, but I have never had to. I am thinking about buying the x fusion for my wife but prolly to lazy to pull the trigger. The price of the reverb and all the others priced higher is insane. It makes me like SRAM products less.
  • 2 3
 @WAKIdesigns: best waki comment ever!!!! Glup glup
  • 14 3
 @WAKIdesigns: "goes up and down and and can be easily lubed" that describes ur mum perfectly
  • 5 1
 @hamncheez: Boom! The gloves are gunna come off now
  • 3 0
 @Golden-G: A bike co. profiting from their R&D?! How dare they!
  • 2 0
 Is that the one that doesn't come in 170 or 34.9?
  • 3 0
 @mfoga: Get a Wolf Tooth
  • 1 0
 @sevensixtwo: I had an issue with mine but was very quickly sorted with a new replacement so can't complain. However I broke 2 of their levers on the colar, which I believe is really badly designed and very flimsy. Got a BikeYoke to replace it and it's awesome!
  • 1 0
 @sevensixtwo: Not mine & says "who" specifically, or are you just trolling for hate?
  • 1 1
 About the $95 price tag -- the old remote actuators cost about the same if you had to replace them, so the new price doesn't surprise me much. I've had the same Reverb now since the fall of 2011 -- not a single problem other than breaking the remote actuator twice. I'd be in the market for this if I broke another one, but I'm still running two rings up front. Maybe I should do something about that...
  • 5 8
 @endlessblockades: Instead of making fun of your ignorance (and yes, you are ignorant), I'm going to take some time to make this a positive learning experience for you.

Users on this thread have already mentioned the Transfer's reliability. See @gbcarmona's comment literally right above yours. I find that Pinkbike forums are great for learning about products. Really smart people here, and lots of data to work from.

Also, a good way to research before you buy is to read reviews. Pinkbike has already published (2) Transfer reviews. A stand-alone, and a shootout. Each review commented on the Transfer's reliability.

Using your head provides many benefits in life. I'd suggest doing that next time.
  • 2 0
 @cgdibble: Ditto....and I used it all winter, in sub-freezing temps, with zero issues. Love it.
  • 9 0
 @sevensixtwo: "Pinkbike has already published (2) Transfer reviews. A stand-alone, and a shootout. Each review commented on the Transfer's reliability."

This means nothing... Pinkbike also claimed such doozy's, (dare I say Fake News) regarding the reverb like "With it's proven reliability and smooth operation the Reverb is head and shoulders above other options" Thanks Pinkbike.., I'm on my 3rd reverb...
  • 1 0
 @CaptainSnappy: I said 'profiteering', not profiting. Perhaps you should look into the definition of each term.
  • 3 0
 @cgdibble: +1 for the transfer. I have 2 Performance models and both have been flawless so far and feel oh so good.
  • 2 0
 E13 TRS seat post is $280 with a remote and fully mechanical. Great deal in a great post
  • 1 0
 plus the fox has both paddle style remove for 1x and 2x (while the rockshox only works on 1x)
  • 2 0
 @ryan83: I just commuted home and I feel like I'm back at the office.
  • 2 0
 giant dropper is bulletproof and 200 Canadian with a lever. my first dropper and it's awesome
  • 1 0
 @sevensixtwo: Haha, I bought a Transfer *after reading those PB reviews, ya herb.
  • 47 8
 where in the heck is my front shifter supposed to go!
  • 126 7
 In the bin, along with your front mech and a couple of chainrings you luddite!
  • 22 5
 In the trash
  • 25 2
 2009 seems like a good option for that
  • 15 0
 Mount it to your top tube like seminuk and the other slope style riders who have mecs
  • 3 0
 Upside down above your rear shifter. Will be like your go-to area on your bars for all things shifting.
  • 36 4
 I'm gunna put this out there: FOX Transfer is one of the best if not the THE best dropper out on the market now. It's cable actuated and doesn't lose any performance in extreme cold weather conditions. The installation is DEAD simple and in my case hassle free. You don't need to bleed anything. No need to worry about buying oil from time to time to service the dropper. As for the remote you have 2 options to choose from: 1x remote or a 2x-3x style remote.

For $314 (Kashima) + $65 remote it's well priced with a few of the other droppers on the market.

For $265 ( non kashima) + $65 remote it's an even better deal.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: sell the reverb if you own one and get yourself a FOX Transfer.
  • 7 0
 I agree with you... if you happen to get a Transfer that works out of the box. I had six Transfers on my demo bikes last fall, and I had to send two back because the seals blew within two weeks. The others have been flawless. They all have their faults, unfortunately.
  • 2 0
 @stevemokan: I hear ya, I had to send back my Easton Haven dropper because it leaked air. I got a new one in return. As with most companies there are a few that make it out of the factory that isn't perfect and FOX is no exception. Yes, if you get one that works out the box you'll be one happy rider.

I've had 0 complaints so far Smile
  • 6 0
 I have a Transfer performance. I love it. Speaking to our large volume local bike shop, they've had little good to say about the Reverb (they sell them) and little to no warranties with the Transfer; they steered me toward that. It's been fantastic.

All droppers will have issues, especially if bikes are lifted up by the seat with the dropper post in the "down" position.
  • 1 0
 i use both the transfer (1x) and Lev (southpaw) and though the former is bombproof it is not as smooth as the LEV
  • 2 0
 If/when the Transfer blows it seals good luck with that. You'll need to send it off to Fox.
  • 1 0
 I've had a Transfer for a few months and it's worked flawless.

Only negatives are the cable pull is a little harder than my old LEV and the post drop and raise isn't quite as silky smooth (non- Kashima version).

That said the head does not develop creaks and play like the LEV did (multiple posts for me) and no play what so ever in the post. It just works and cost me half as much as a LEV or Reverb.

I used my stock Specialized remote and just bought a KS LEV cable barrel end and set screw to use at the lever and it works great. Could have bought the Transfer lever but already had the Spec one.
  • 1 4
 The same one that doesn't come in 34.9 or 170? Um no.
  • 2 0
 @alexsin: 170mm? Are you 6'5" riding a Large?
  • 1 0
 I wanted a 170, but it seems at 6' most Large frames seat tubes are too long for me to fit a 170 had to return and go back to 150mm.
  • 1 5
flag TheR (Apr 4, 2017 at 10:20) (Below Threshold)
 People always bring up how the Reverb works in extreme cold weather conditions -- where are you people riding, the North Pole? I usually don't ride when it's too cold, because snow, but I've put it through the paces at freezing and even slightly below, and it worked OK.
  • 4 0
 @TheR:

As soon as it gets close to 0 celcius mine stops working, it stays stuck in the high position most of the time. I got it serviced at fluid function, and it kept doing it from the very first ride I did when I got it back...
  • 1 0
 @mollow: I just haven't had that problem. It's a little slower, but works OK. I've also not had many of the problems people seem to have with it. I can't tell you that I do anything magical to it -- just bleed from time to time.
  • 1 0
 @TheR: Because every rider rides the same temperatures as you do? Where are people riding?

Listen, I ride all year round. So do many other mountain bike enthusiast. You may not and that's fine, there's nothing wrong with that. However, for the many other riders who do ride in colder climates we want our components to work.

I highly suggest riding in the winter and in the snow....it's FUN.
  • 4 1
 @vw4ever: Does 9point8 have issues? Never had and never heard someone saying so... Seriously, if somebody had some problems with his, I would like to know what it was!

We can lift our bikes by the seat and it ain't suppose to be bad. At least I didn't have any problem after 2 years...
  • 1 0
 @LiquidSpin: Yeah, it was just a little joke. I was curious, because as I said -- I've ridden in freezing temps and slightly below (high-20s Fahrenheit), and I'm not having these problems. I'm curious at what temps they start. Props to @mollow for answering my question. Part of me suspects people are just repeating what they've heard, and not what they themselves have actually experienced. But I'm willing to accept I could be wrong about that.

As for riding in the snow, no doubt it's fun, but I shift my focus elsewhere in the winter just to take a mental break and keep riding fresh.
  • 1 0
 @TheR: Ahh, I see. The coldest I've ridden was about 10 degrees. However, I didn't have a dropper at the time. My friend did though. His Reverb (external) that came with his brand new Intense bike had issues. About 3-4 miles into our ride he pulled over and complained about his seat post not going up quick enough.

We both thought it was a defect or he was leaking oil or there was just too many bubbles. Come to find out later on that it was in fact the weather. He told me the next morning he tested it out in his garage and it worked like it should.

at 10 degrees I'd say from his experience can effect the overall performance. I don't understand this to this day though because wouldn't that effect the brakes as well?
  • 3 0
 @LiquidSpin: Breaks run on DOT fluid; reverb runs on lighter mineral oil. That's why brakes weren't affected. When it gets cold enough -- it would.
  • 1 0
 @TheR: ahhhhh +1 for that bit of info I love learning new stuff Smile
  • 1 0
 @Timo82: I'll count down the days until someone pipes up and says they had an issue with a 9point8.

None are without their faults, that's my point.

Unless it is a purely mechanical design, if one pulls up on the seat if the dropper is in the down position, there is a great potential for failure because of the design.

As far as the Fox Transfer, try to find a 9point8 at that price point, ain't gonna happen.

The upside to the 9point8 (aside from the great reviews about reliability) is the additional length options, which is nullified by my Patrol large size frame that can't even fit the full 150mm Transfer into the seat tube up to the collar.
  • 1 0
 @TheR: The reason the post is slow in cold weather is. The fluid shrinks just enough to make the post not work. If u bleed it in cold conditions it will work in cold conditions. You will also notice that when it's hot out the post will move faster. Because the fluid has expanded. The new lever will fix this as u can push extra fluid into the system with the bleeding edge tool.
  • 24 0
 $95........ years too late and $95 freaking dollars!
  • 7 1
 95£ on this side of the pond mate... blame Brexit :-)
  • 1 0
 Is that not the same price as the standard remote retails for? They all get discounts after a few months
  • 23 2
 should be a free replacement
  • 3 0
 Agree. I run a Southpaw remote and cable actuated post and everytime I ride a bike with a Reverb (old style) I can't believe so many people put up with that design. The new remote should be a courtesy to all that endured the old system.
  • 1 0
 Free upgrade to everyone who's had a Reverb fail (which is most every owner of a Reverb). I had 3 fail so far (including one during a race, thanks SRAM!) and while they've been replaced on warranty, I'm done with even bothering to get them fixed. Now just trying to decide which other brand gets my money instead...
  • 13 3
 This is what I feel a dropper remote should be: very simple. I don't want something overly complicated that looks like a shifter and takes up a lot of space. I don't want something that has many adjustments. The best example of a simple remote is the KS lev remote.
  • 20 0
 Which is $35. Poor Reverbers. I installed the southpaw last year and its instantly better, and gets used a whole lot more. I would expect this will do the same as well, but damn thats a lot of money for a little lever.
  • 7 4
 The KS LEV remote is junk. Terrible actuation in my opinion. I swapped it for a Raceface Turbine 1x remote. One of my favorite upgrades I've done and it didn't break the bank.
  • 6 4
 @DeeEmCee: why do you think it is junk? I used the KS LEV remote for many years and it is excellent. the remote is simple. maybe you are struggling to know how to properly adjust the cable so the remote works.
  • 5 0
 Make sure you guys talking about the KS remote specify weither you are talking about the standard remote or the south paw. FYI I've had the south paw for a few years and love it.
  • 3 0
 @inverted180: Good point. I instantly thought we were talking southpaw here, but I was wrong. The original is worthless, the southpaw, excellent. One of the best upgrades I've done on my bike.
  • 4 0
 Same here, I'm using a Southpaw on a Command Post and it's been fantastic. I'm even going to mod a Transfer to use the Southpaw for my trail bike because it's half the price of the Fox remote.
  • 1 0
 @TheRaven: its gonna be hard the cable is backwards on the transfer.
  • 2 0
 @Bigernmcracken: Yup, it's not hard though. A $1 part from Jenson is all you need to make the Southpaw work with a Transfer. All said and done it's still half the price of a transfer remote.
  • 1 0
 @DeeEmCee: rf dropper is way too expensive
  • 1 0
 @usaraceteam: Not an adjustment thing. It's the way it actuates that I didn't like. I took a spill over the bars even from not getting my hand rotated to position in time to hit the lever on a big drop. The southpaw or 1x style levers are fair superior from a design perspective. If you tried one, I bet you'd never go back...
  • 1 0
 @Gasket-Jeff: I'm talking just the Turbine dropper remote lever, not the post. I have the KS LEV with the RF Turbine remote.
  • 1 0
 @jasbushey: Exactly.
  • 1 0
 @TheRaven: do you have a link to the item?
  • 14 4
 To counter-balance all the negative posts about the Reverb poor reliability, I just want to mention I still run the Reverb I bought in 2012. This is on my main bike, not on a backup bike that is never ridden.

The barb thingy snapped on two occasion in crashes (my fault). Yes, this part is clearly a weak part of the original design, but apart from that it has a faultless reliability. I did send it to the shop for a complete overhaul after 4 years of use, but that's it.

In comparison, my Fox fork and shock required much more love than that. Changing the lubrication oil on the fork a few times per year, damper oil change every year or two. Just this winter, it cost me 600$ in service for my fork and shock on this bike (new air spring assembly, new bladder, etc). I'd say the Reverb on the same bike has an amazing reliability in comparison.

Note: Yeah, I realize my story is anecdotic and many people got problems with their Reverbs. I just want to say that some reliable units do exist in the wild! Smile
  • 3 3
 I like how people praise Fox products and got strokes after seeing their half larger service invoices from officials, than any RS products that you can service by yourself...
  • 1 0
 shock and droppers.. how 'bout comparing the dropper to an orange?

i run a reverb as well but come on. this has nothing to do with suspensions...
  • 1 0
 @bankz: I realize that, but it could be argued that a Reverb does share some aspects with a suspension fork.

My point was that people may have unrealistic expectations. They seem to accept that suspensions require maintenance and breaks, but droppers should never be serviced.
  • 1 0
 @bankz: dude I service shox forks ana posts for years now and they all kinda same principles and technologies are same. They are all dampfer to spring systems...
  • 18 8
 Rockshox Reverb......From the Latin meaning "the most unreliable piece of junk on planet earth"
  • 9 2
 Exactly, this remote would be great if the seatpost actually worked.
  • 5 0
 @auzb: No, it still wouldn't.
  • 3 0
 Hahaha yes!
  • 2 0
 You're thinking of the Joplin.
  • 16 9
 You know the world has gone awry when CrankBrothers are more reliable and better designed than Rockshox. It may be an improved design that is welcome, but it's still unnecessarily complicated when cable operated droppers function very well.
  • 13 10
 That's what they said about hydraulic disc brakes too.
  • 15 1
 @slumgullion: You don't need power and modulation on a dropper post... At a certain point, being over-complicated is just a hindrance rather than an improvement.
  • 2 0
 this is the same company that spec'd poorly designed internal pistons on a certain shock that shredded up the internal walls of the cylinder (for which there's now an aftermarket fix), and couldn't get glyde ring groove tolerances right.
  • 3 1
 @slumgullion: No, no they didn't. Hydraulic disc brakes did not take six years to become reasonably reliable.
  • 2 0
 @slumgullion: This is not what I say about disc brakes though. I do quite fancy hydraulic disc.

But I get your point; So when will they make hydraulic shifters mainstream?
  • 4 0
 Hydraulic lines for a dropper make little, if any sense at all from an engineering perspective. brakes are a total different story, where power and modulation are needed. All this design does is complicate something that can be achieved better with a cable.
  • 9 0
 If this was even $65 I would have ordered it asap. At $95 I kinda just feel like they know they're ripping me off and I don't really want to get it out of spite.
  • 13 2
 9point8 fall line any day over reverb.
  • 7 2
 (Pretty much) anything any day over reverb.
  • 2 1
 LOVE my fall line. I took the reverb off my bike the day I got it.
  • 2 0
 @TheRaven: was gonna say my new bike came with the ks crux which failed withing the first ride out
  • 7 0
 Has everyone forgotten about the post that legitimised dropper post concept? I still have my old 2007 Gravity Dropper 4.5in fully mechanical post. Threw it on my trail bike after 5 years of it sitting (thinking hydro post i.e. reverb, x fusion, crank bros, giant, ks, etc. would be better during that time), and it works perfectly! minimal moving parts, all are standard sizes and fits, can be serviced blind behind your back after an evening with sailor jerry.
  • 1 0
 Retro dude!!!
  • 2 0
 Right there with ya! Have had a GD on my secondary bike for a long time, just put one on my primary bike after messing with a Reverb, and then a Lev for a few years. Makes me wonder why I ever bothered with anything else! I can call them and talk to a knowledgeable person, and I can order any part that breaks right off their website and replace it myself! I do have to do the butt-bump to make it come up, but I'm used to it, had to do that with my Lev for a while anyway.
  • 14 4
 Still no point in it being hydraulic...
  • 6 1
 Considering the price, I guess the Novyparts remote is a more than worthy alternative, lighter and does not require a tool that will most likely be (as it is with the bleeding edge tool used on Guide brakes) near impossible to buy from retailers ...
  • 13 1
 Having used both, I'd disagree. I'm all for supporting the little guy, but the actuation and lever design is much better on the RockShox remote, and the bleed procedure is also much simpler.
  • 4 3
 @mikekazimer: I have no idea how can you write "much simpler" if for Novyparts to bleed I did not need any special tools, it took me exactly the same time as with normal lever, and did not cause any sweat. Don't exaggerate statements. I have no idea what is the actuation in the new RS lever but on Novyparts it's flawless. Never failed me. What failed me is a f^&&n post which is right now serviced under warranty. 2017 MMX B1 bla bla bla. Same problems as usual. Spongy as wet diaper after just 3 months of riding.
  • 2 1
 @goroncy: sorry but I have to agree with Mike, I do like the novyparts lever but I have had issues bleeding as you have to remove he lever especially where you have to do the push in but on the normal reverb lever.
  • 3 1
 @goroncy: I'm not exaggerating anything - the fact that you need to remove the lever blade to access the bleed port on the Novyparts remote makes it more complicated in my book. And the Reverb's Bleeding Edge fitting really does make getting it set up a quick process.

www.pinkbike.com/news/novyparts-rockshox-reverb-remote-review-2015.html
  • 1 2
 @goroncy: Don't lift the bike by the seat with the post lowered...
  • 2 1
 @TucsonDon: unless you get a fox transfer. Sell the reverb already and move on...
  • 2 0
 @Loamhuck: Have a Lev with Southpaw on my new bike. Moved the Reverb to my wife's bike. I hope she doesn't see this.

While my original Reverb (like right after they came out) was troublesome, when they finally replaced it with a new one, despite being out of warranty, the new one has been flawless for 3 years use. Southpaw remote is still better than plunger though. Not planning on spending $95 to upgrade the remote. Lifting them with the seat down messes them up though.
  • 6 0
 Well, BikeYoke offer a conversion kit to convert the reverb to cable actuation, and it's about the price of this lever: www.bikeyoke.de/en/rockshox-reverb-b1-dehy-kit.html
  • 2 0
 I've done this and I couldn't be happier, best single upgrade I've done to my bike.
  • 1 0
 Even better if you sell your reverb and get their Revive dropper Smile
  • 4 0
 I honestly have no issue with mine, I run a flipped (upside down) right hand lever on the left side with grip tape on the button, sorted.

Is this review comparing it to the dedicated 'Left side' button, if so I can see where they are coming from.

The main issue of the old button to me is that it's slippery, but that's solved with grip tape...
  • 1 1
 It's ok to use right side one on the left under the bar but not perfect, especially when your thumbs are short.
  • 6 0
 Damn is this Christmas ?! Finally. Put that sh*t for the default Reverb now. DO IT !
  • 3 0
 I suspect you'll see this specced stock on bikes that come with a reverb & a 1x drivetrain. In fact, I'd bet dollars to donuts that the reason they finally came out with this remote is that brands were going away from reverbs purely because of how bad the old remote is compared with the competition. Seems like quite a few more bikes were coming with SRAM build kits, but different droppers this year. The Reverb really exists, more than anything, as a component so SRAM can sell bike brands full build kits.
  • 4 0
 @groghunter: So basically, a Reverb Stealth installed on a new bike is a $200 credit towards the purchase of a good dropper.

At least they still fetch decent money on the used market.
  • 3 1
 @TheRaven: I ended up keeping mine, because I did not find resale prices to be north of $200, & the droppers I was willing to replace it with were all over $300. & having just spent several thousand on a new bike, that extra cash was something that I couldn't pull off. Eventually bought a bikeyoke DeHy, & it now works good enough for my use that a new dropper is far down my wish list.

I think if you get $200 for a take-off Reverb, you have done extremely well.
  • 1 0
 @groghunter: I routinely get $150-160 for 125-150mm externals, and $200-220 for 125-150mm stealths. Obviously that's in good condition and fully working, which means i've already put money into it because, well, it's a Reverb. Though I did just get $100 for a non-working external last week, which I thought was pretty decent. I may soon start just selling them as non-working, I may get more money that way.

(I am a dealer of sorts).
  • 1 0
 @TheRaven: If you've got professional credibility, you can't compare the prices you get to what I might get. you've got a leg up.

Also, mine was an A1 that I got 2 weeks before the B2 came out, so i figured nobody would want the old, unreliable one, especially not for $200.
  • 1 0
 @groghunter: Well...I don't know if I would go so far as to say "professional"...thanks for the vote of confidence though.

Honestly though, I don't feel like i'm getting better prices than any regular schmoe selling stuff in the same arenas. Could be I guess.
  • 1 0
 @TheRaven: If people know stuff from you is "mechanic maintained" it draws higher prices.
  • 9 3
 So I have to spend 95.00 bucks where other companies are charging much less. This seems like it is a little pricey.
  • 10 9
 You obviously haven't seen the price of the current button kit alone... the piston is made of half fossilized swine poop and can be easily broken off with baggy pants. The piston kit for Reverb more expensive than the whole remote for KS.
  • 2 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Waki is right. I've broken the current remote twice. Costs about the same as this new one. One place wanted $120, but I was able to talk them down because I replaced it before, and I knew what it cost.
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: The KS lev SouthPaw is 35.00....... Dont care what Rockshox is offering. Compared to other brands the pricing is high. You can get a Fox Dropper for much less. The only reason i have a Reverb is because i have a Wreckoning and no much else will fit.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: reminding us how the current button is way overpriced as well will make this easier to swallow? Bike stuff is just expensive I guess.
  • 1 0
 @shotouthoods: eeerm have you seen prices on Race Face/ Easton/ 9point8?
  • 3 0
 I had a ks lev for 3 years. Zero problems. My new bike came with a B1 reverb, which lasted three rides and was sagging so badly it was borderline useless. Sram has it being warrantied, but I've been without a post for 2 weeks. I would also have to buy a new brake clamp to run a rigid post in the meantime, since the matchmaker clamps won't work without the reverb piece. Super unimpressed.
  • 4 1
 If anyone is reading this and considering getting a reverb, DONT, just buy a cable operated one (there's loads with good reviews). The hydraulic system to actuate the post is utterly flawed, completely uneccesary, and most of all very very very unreliable. Mines just got back from Sram for the third time, i havent fitted it yet, but I know it will last a few hours if im lucky. I ACTUALLY HATE IT.....
  • 4 1
 Whats the excuse for the shit design that lingered around for way to many years?
Im going to buy the KS Lev remote, purely out of spite once my original reverb remote snaps of.
Thanks for coming to your senses i guess!
  • 6 0
 $95 seems a bit much for a modified brake lever.
  • 5 0
 I am running a 220€ Giant Seatpost with a 19,90€ Bontrager Dropline under bar lever. Function is perfect!
  • 3 0
 fucking hell if only this was earlier I literally crashed in the middle of the fucking road sprinting up on the bars and my baggies got caught on the lever and i slammed the asphalt
  • 4 0
 For that price I can buy the bike yoke cable conversion kit with lever and never worry about loosing fluid from the lever again!
  • 1 0
 BikeYoke...best remote...good solid German engineering...never understood the need for hydraulic posts!? Less is more in this matter!
  • 4 0
 Do the new remotes ship with the special syringe or is that something us home mechanics have to spend even more money on?
  • 2 1
 The syringe isn't included, but the fitting is - it should thread onto your existing Reverb syringe.
  • 2 0
 Using mineral oil in a syringe for DOT fluid will instantly destroy the rubber in the syringe, I tried using a Avid bleed system on Shimano brakes (after cleaning out the syringes thoroughly to get rid of any DOT residue) and couldnt get through a single bleed before the rubber on the plungers swelled so much I couldnt squeeze it anymore.
  • 1 0
 100 for 10 bucks on ebay. Never have to reuse one again.
  • 3 0
 I use an x9 front derailleur shifter for my dropper post. Not a reverb so irrelevant to this but works flawlessly. Feel free to steal my idea
  • 3 0
 I'd rather sell my crappy Reverb and use that $95 to buy a dropper thats actually good, theres no way Im dumping more money into this nightmare
  • 1 0
 Haha, they are a nightmare, a really bad one that doesnt end untill you put it in the bin.
  • 1 0
 How do people feel that it's still hydraulic? The reviewer claimed no problems, but from what I've read is the hydraulic system is one of the top complaints of the Reverb. That said, do the cable levers really gunk-up that frequently?
  • 3 0
 No. I ride in the wet and muck more often than in the dry. Have been running cable droppers since the GD first came out. Use a GD, Specialized, Transfer. All good. Cable maintenance is a non-issue.
  • 1 0
 I have a Thomson dropper since 2014 with internal cable, not maintenance since installed out of the box and the only upgrade was the Wolf Tooth lever, best inversion ever. I had the Gravity Dropper, Crank Brother Joplin, X fusion, Ks and now the Thomson, even when none of the other post gave me any pain more than a basic maintenance, the Thomson has been the best, never liked the hydraulic system for a dropper, carrying extra oil apart of a brake system that can drip over the brakes in case of a crash or the dropper stuck in the bottom because the fluid or system failed on the trail was a major NO for me.
  • 1 0
 Like others have said, $50 would have been the magic number but this is a hydraulic lever so I sort of kind of get why it has to be more expensive. I have no complaints about my Reverb, and I prefer the hydraulic feel although it's overkill. I'll be picking this up once I can find this at a discount somewhere later this year, and I hope it comes with that bleed fitting and not have to buy that separately.
  • 1 0
 Never had the silver collar Reverb (that was the beta test mule for customers)

Have had 2 Black collar Reverbs and got buddies onto them only one out of four had an issue and a bleed fixed his by a home mechcanic me vs a LbS that stuffed it up twice!

But SRAM is the new Shimano.

So I will be looking at the Fox Performance myself!
  • 2 0
 "I found myself raising and lowering my seat more than I usually would on a ride, simply because it was that much easier."
seriously , what is up with you guys, it's not hard to use the standard push button
  • 1 0
 bleeding edge tech is a great idea BUT getting hold of the bleeding edge beed kit is a nightmare, no one has one in stock until june and a lot of the new guide brakes have them on the caliper - i got a new bike a couple days ago and cant ride it until i get hold of one of these (shortened brake hoses now needs bleeding) very annoying. also the bleed kit is stupid money.
  • 1 0
 I have thought many times that I am the only one that hasn't had many problems with the Reverb. However, there are other out there that have had success with them. I've had four of them (different sizes, different bikes, external/internal) since '11. The worst thing I've ever had them do was to slow down when they were due for maintenance. Maintenance-wise the bleeds are really easy to do and when I've sent them to SRAM/QPB maybe about every 1-1.5 years they turned them around in less than a week. The most I was ever charged was $40.

Regarding the new lever, looks nice, but again I never really had any issues with the "rad" button. They are prone to damage if you run them atop the bars, but I've always ran them flipped over under the bar and found them perfectly ergonomic and comfortable to use.

I have a new Reverb on the way with my new rig an Evil Wreckoning. At the moment, only KS and Rock Shox make a 34.9 dropper post and I am not at all interested in the KS as tons of people I know have had issues with them. Evil will not honor their warranty if you employ a seat post shim so Reverb it is. That said the Fox Transfer is a fantastic post and here's to hoping we'll see it in a larger diameter soon.
  • 3 0
 Well done sram. My next dropper will be a fox. The original lever was faultless in my opinion. The one I'm running now is my 3rd reverb.
  • 3 0
 I think the lever design is a good step, but my issue is like everything with these guys and others it's the MacDonalds BS theory of let's upsell and make a killing, I'm all for business an making money but this is a joke imo at $95.00 USD

Atleast treat existing Reverb owners with some sort of upgrade process, at like $40-45 USD if people want to choose to upgrade, but FFs I'd almost think it was an April Fools joke? !
  • 1 0
 Come on Rock Shox, I have been riding a 125mm Reverb that was OME stock on a LARGE frame waiting to upgrade for this lever because the old one is crap. Now I have to drop nearly $700 (CND) on a new 170mm dropper and another $130 (after I get screwed with our CND/US exchange rate) on your new lever! After tax I'll looking at almost $1000 to make my seat go up and down? Can you not start including these levers stock with your new Droppers!
  • 4 0
 A great example of why the bike industry is failing..... over priced shit I don't need or want!
  • 3 0
 Unfortunately it's an example of how the industry is flourishing.....people (clearly not you and me) actually pay for this overpriced shit that companies of SRAMs size should be getting right first time. Until they stop ( and considering all I hear from journos talking about shitty ebikes is how we need to "grow" the sport there's gonna be a steady flow of noobs with $$$$s to spend for years to come) this sort of thing is gonna keep happening.

+1
  • 3 0
 why is this not standard ? the button is retarded hate so much that at this stage if a bike is specked with a reverb its out!!!
  • 5 1
 Seems like a nice upgrade.
  • 4 0
 But does it work in cold temps?
  • 4 0
 I got a Novyparts lever 2 years ago, I'm good thanks!
  • 2 0
 Thank you, we try our best Wink
  • 3 0
 Did I miss the part about when it will be available to order?? Can't find it on the usual suspect sites.
  • 4 0
 Moved on from the reverb many moons ago! 9.8 fall line all day long!
  • 2 2
 No need for that, I actually like the old Reverb remote. I also have a Thomson elite dropper, the dropper itself performs better, but the remote is not so handy.

And I have no space for the new remote, I have a front shifter and no intention to go 1x, I like shifting in the front Smile
  • 1 0
 Considered going to a thumb(as in, an over the bar) shifter for your front ring? gotta tell you, I use my dropper far more than I ever did my front shifter. I'd much rather have the dropper lever be in the better spot & compromise on the front shifter location.
  • 1 0
 @groghunter: I live in a flat area Smile I use the front shifter far more then the dropper
  • 4 0
 April 1st was a few days ago...
  • 2 0
 "is one of the most commonly spec'd dropper posts on the market" and is one of the most commonly "removed" dropper posts on the market
  • 1 0
 So looks like if you're running Shimano brakes, you'll need to buy an adapter to mount this to your brake (for one clamp), or will need to purchase the clamp for this additionally Frown
  • 3 0
 Kinda like the upside down ketchup bottles. It took 50yrs & people wondered, why did it take them so long to do this.
  • 1 0
 If you own a Reverb and are pissed off at the price, you only have yourself to blame. I've purchased several bikes that came with Reverbs stock. I simply removed 'em, replaced them with Levs, and sold the Reverbs on here.
  • 1 0
 Issue is around servicing for me as to why I still run a Reverb. All dropper post need to be serviced/maintained (I think this is a fact we all need to accept) and our local guys that works on SRAM are the best in the business ( AKA the Tuesday Tune, Thank you again @Vorsprung). I have had a number of friends who rode KS Lev's, great lever, good mechanics, but when there was an issue, they were without their post for weeks/months. Good support has to be a factor when you are considering what you ride/buy.

I'm not pissed at the product, just that I will end up having two levers (one which will collect dust). By the sounds of it, other customers still like the old lever, so why waste materials, packaging, etc to have an extra lever sitting in my closet!

Let me buy the product spec'd the way I want to ride it and don't sell me stuff I'm not going to use.
  • 1 0
 imho the "old" reverb remote was a pain in the a**. I am running a bike with a 2x-system and the ks remote for those are the only ones that are even worse. my thumb hurts everytime i try to use it
  • 4 0
 ABOUT FUCKING TIME!
  • 3 0
 Yes, yes it is! Razz
  • 2 0
 It just seems a bit fragile and exposed. It looks like it would get ripped right off during a crash.
  • 2 0
 Effin time!!! Oh wait my second reverb went grindy again so I'm done with them Brand X dropper going strong!
  • 1 0
 Yet another design that makes it difficult to modulate the front brake if you are late dropping the post. No wonder I switched to Thomson.
  • 2 0
 That's cool, but I kinda wish they had made it a little smaller. Like, it's the same size as a shifter.
  • 1 0
 One thing they didn't mention. Do you have to change the whole hose or do they use the same connection as the old one for a simpler change?
  • 2 0
 You'll be able to use your old line - no need to swap out the whole hose.
  • 1 0
 This article is on the RS Reverb's new remote and yet people are arguing for the reliability of the FOX's transfer dropper post. I should got at work.
  • 2 0
 finally a new remote I can connect up to my rear brake, which will leave my other hand free for drinking beer
  • 1 0
 Or you can just buy the Bike Yoke DeHy hydraulic to cable remote adapter and use and cable remote that you like. In my case it's hacked FD shifters.
  • 1 0
 this is the stupidest design, my bike shop cant figure out which has more warranty claims, reverbs or guides. my fox transfer is tits
  • 1 0
 Guides,,, WTF?, They must have a bunch of hack customers who don;t know shit about brakes. Reverbs yeaah they've had plenty of issues and the first is the ridiculous hydraulic remote
  • 1 0
 Love the stealth Reverb, not the hyd line. Bike yoke conversion. problem solved. no more hydraulic line that quits working when temperature drops below 50 degrees F*
  • 4 2
 Where is their cable version?
  • 7 0
 In a nutshell, yes. BikeYoke makes it.
  • 5 1
 Gravity Dropper...
  • 5 0
 Yes, Bike Yoke. Convert to cable actuation for $10 less than this including the lever. Works flawlessly.
  • 1 0
 @scjeremy: Oh i got a bikeyoke, works like a charm! Would just be nice to get a stock option.
  • 10 10
 Looks dumb. Never had an issue with the original remote. Been through 7 or 8 Reverbs since they first came out and it's still my favorite dropper.
  • 15 0
 You've been through 7 or 8 and its still your favourite? I don't think that kind of poor reliability would favor a product in my books.
  • 3 0
 7 or 8 Reverbs!? Wow. That would be like 1.2 per year since they release it 7 years ago (assuming you start there). What do you do to your remotes dude? I have one in my Slash 2014 and no issues yet (touch wood).
  • 4 2
 @webermtb: I've bought and sold many, many bikes.
  • 5 5
 @Kichu182: Amazing reliability and predictability. That's why I keep using them.
  • 3 0
 I still run the first version without any problems and I use it a lot, serviced once a year, go figure...
  • 5 1
 @elesdee: Keep using what? I thought we were talking about Reverbs here but then you started talking about a reliable and predictable post...which one is that?
  • 3 0
 That's too funny can't tell if you are being sarcastic or a sheep. Go on loving the reverb tho. I like those SRAM tech vidz that show how to service their junk
  • 5 0
 I had an original Reverb, non-stealth, that lasted me 4 years (served on two bikes) without even a bleed and never had issues. Sold it with the bike last fall. Got another on my current bike (a '17 model, stealth) and it has also performed flawlessly. I guess I'm in the minority of never having issues with my Reverbs. I don't mind the plunger (run a RH one on the LH side, under the bar). Would like to try this new remote, but no way for $95.
  • 1 0
 @LCW1: running the RH remote as a LH is the way to go otherwise it's very clunky indeed imho
  • 4 0
 @elesdee: If you're turning over bikes that frequently, do you honestly think you can comment on reliability? Get back to us on that when you've run the same post for three wet winters without it needing a service of any kind.
  • 1 0
 @dsut4392: busted hahaha
  • 8 10
 I want to sell my Reverb but it doesn't have to do with reliability - if I wanted a reliable seat post I'd run a normal Thomson Elite, not a dropper. I think most people have rather unrealistic expectations. They are fine with stripping an air fork and shock once per 1-3 months but dropper should go forever cuz it's a seat post. Hello... My problem with Reverb in particular is that how difficult it is to service it at home and how long is the connector on Stealth version, adding almost 2 inches to the whole length of the post. Cannot wait to get my hands on the rather simple X-Fusion Manic.
  • 1 0
 I could not fit a 30.9 x 380mm 125mm drop Reverb in my Giant Trance due to the Connectamajig interfering with the rocker pivot in the seat tube. The connectamajig can be removed, however, and the non stealth Reverb connector used which gave enough clearance for it to fit my bike.
  • 2 0
 Wheres the grip tape on the lever? This is all the rage now Razz
  • 3 0
 Novy parts .. google it
  • 1 0
 RS Reverb absolutely NEVER again on my bike. Shall I buy a bike with one on it, look for it brand-new at the BuySell section
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer the answer is probably no, but still a man can hope. can I use it with my RS1?
  • 1 0
 The new remote looks loads better! but I'm definitely going cable next time around.
  • 2 0
 Any idea where to get one in Canada
  • 1 0
 it looks pretty delicate and be busted off in the first tip over off the stand.........
  • 1 0
 Would this also be able to replace a XLoc remote on a SID XX? Still running one on my hardtail which doesn't have a dropper.
  • 2 0
 Proud to say I don't own any SRAM products.
  • 1 0
 Get a dehydro kit and be done with the hydraulic lever bullshit. It's not like you need modulation for the lever.
  • 1 0
 Looks like Specialized's lever which works killer. I set it up wth my KS on one of my bikes.
  • 1 0
 Anyone knows where to buy this remote ??
This was a must a long time ago !!!!
  • 1 0
 Sooooooooo............ charging me an extra hundred bucks to "FIX" your mistake....????

um f*ck you too...
  • 1 0
 Bought it, installed it, LOVE IT! Seriously YUGE improvement. Cant say enough. That "button" was crap.
  • 1 0
 anyone had issue with the speed adjuster bolt getting stripped? i thought i was rotating mine but it wasn't.
  • 2 1
 As any body used the Cane Creek Dropt lever??
  • 1 0
 Yeah I just bought one. Its the nicest lever I have ever seen. Cable actuated so no good with the Reverb. Its nice to have the paddle shifter lever vs. all the stock lever options.
  • 1 0
 Reverb dehydra here I come! That price is rediculous!
  • 2 1
 got a DeHy and triggy remote, fuck going back to hydraulic.
  • 1 0
 oil everywhere....never again.
  • 2 1
 @madmon: when you removed it? never had any issues when I did mine
  • 1 0
 I wonder why it too so many years????
  • 1 0
 Ks matched with crankbrothers remote.
  • 1 0
 G dropper with a KS southpaw.. works great.. a happy camper here.
  • 1 0
 @oneplanka: get the cbros-big step up from southpaw which has flex and not nearly as adjustable as ball joint cbros
  • 1 0
 If someone upgrades and has a good old one I could use it lol
  • 1 0
 FUCKERS!!!! Yesterday I installed novyparts lever!!!
  • 2 1
 am I the only one who like the regular\old reverb remote?
  • 1 0
 No
  • 2 2
 I need it now! Where can I buy online?
  • 2 1
 At Foxracingproducts DOT com
At 9point8
At XFusion

Ya ????
  • 1 0
 do want
  • 1 0
 clutter
  • 1 1
 Vyron for the win.
  • 1 1
 That dropper is horrible. You push the button, drop the post, then have to stay "squashed" until the solenoid closes. I could drop it and come to riding position again and the seat would follow right with me. Worst experience I have ever had with a dropper.
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 @meesterover:
Actually I own 2. Once you learn there is no problem at all. Big advantage is that it is easy to take it from one to another bike and to store it in the trunk when your bike is attached to the car bike rack... Wink
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 @zokinjo: I own two as well! Paid $199 for my most recent one. The delay is simply a small learning curve, once your brain figures it out it becomes second nature. Why would someone pay $3-400 for a reverb then drop $95 for a big lever? Such complication when Magura is decidedly uncomplicated. Sugru on the button also makes it easier to operate. Sugru costs a bit less than this $95 lever..
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 @meesterover: I think its the remote rather than the dropper. The Vyron remote is simply not fit for purpose. Held on by a rubber band, WTF? Mine was rarely in the same place twice - and even when it was in the right place the ergonomics are miserable. And the tiny button for the dropper (between two buttons for elect suspension - which no one has) meant that you had to look down to find it regularly. (Appears Magura have recognised this as they are now shipping with a cover.) I gave up on mine and have moved it to my XC bike where my life rarely depends upon being able to operate a dropper quickly and repeatably. Still doesn't play nicely with Shimano brake levers. Am going to try the Sugru tip from below - that sounds a genius idea.
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 New remote is the bomb diggity on my 170mm reverb!
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 Take my money

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