RockShox's Updated Reverb Stealth Gets the Squishy Post-Fixing Vent Valve

Jun 20, 2019 at 22:03
by Mike Levy  
RockShox Reverb Stealth

When RockShox debuted the original Reverb back in 2010, you'd still find resistance to the idea of a dropper post. ''I have a quick-release,'' was one common retort, often followed up with something about how they can ride just fine with their post doing its best flagpole imitation. I wonder if those people are still holding out nine years later? There have been a bunch of different versions of the Reverb in that time, too, with the hose going inside the frame courtesy of the original Reverb Stealth in 2011, followed by a whole bunch of seal and internal updates over the years, a completely new remote not too long ago, and some more recent long-travel options.

Over that same time, much of the competition has made wholesale design changes to their own droppers. But the Reverb? RockShox has stuck with hydraulic internals and actuation from the get-go, something that sets it apart from everyone else's cable-actuated droppers. RockShox has certainly taken a Darwinian approach, and the latest evolution sees them bring the squishy post-fixing Vent Valve from their wireless Reverb AXS to the Stealth.


RockShox Reverb Stealth


Don't worry, the new Stealth got the AXS' Vent Valve, but not its $800 USD price tag; it goes for $349 USD with the standard remote, or $399 USD if you want the much more ergonomic 1X lever. All the usual diameters are accounted for (30.9, 31.6, 34.9mm), and the new shorter overall lengths are 301mm, 351mm, 414mm, 467mm, and 519.5mm. A shorter outer tube means there's room for more travel, of course, with the new Stealth going all the way up to 200mm, so your post can have more travel than your bike. There are 100, 125, 150, and 175mm options, too.

What exactly is Vent Valve? It's pretty much what it sounds like, a built-in valve that lets you bleed air from the Reverb's hydraulic system. Oil can't really be compressed, but we all know that air is squishy, and that explains the dreaded sinking Reverb. If that happens with your Vent Valve-equipped Reverb Stealth, you push and hold the button that's hidden under the rail clamps (pictured to the right) while simultaneously compressing the post. The result should be a rock solid Reverb. Sorry, you can't retro-fit Vent Valve to older Reverbs.

RockShox has done some more massaging to the Reverb's internals as well, and they're saying the result is a 50-percent reduction in the force required to lower the post. The changes include new hydraulic fluid from Maxima, new grease, and a new internal floating piston, all of which is said to ''result in faster actuation and return speed in all conditions.''
RockShox Reverb Stealth



324 Comments

  • + 279
 "RockShox has certainly taken a Darwinian approach", also known as product testing on end consumers.
  • + 82
 This is real. When I climb, it's become routine to press my button every minute or so to re-extend the travel that I lost just by sitting and climbing. I should really buy a new post, but I'm not made of money.
  • + 21
 They should have done 9 years of R&D instead and then BAM! Release a late and expensive product to the market!
  • + 21
 But so did Race Face and e13. Seems like it's an industry-wide approach.
  • + 95
 @Jvhowube: oneup.
  • + 16
 @Lagr1980: for real. The best.
  • + 11
 @Jvhowube: The Fox Transfer is the way to go. Most reliable post out there. Which is why you see other companies licensing the design.
  • + 135
 @chriskneeland: sorry but bikeyoke revive is best in class
  • + 2
 @Jvhowube: lol i do this exact same thing. its so annoying
  • + 11
 @Jvhowube: or get it serviced?
  • + 51
 @LuvAZ: 100% agree... Best bike related day of my life was when I sold the reverb (I still feel guilty selling a POS to an unsuspecting noob) and installed the Bike Yolk Revive.
  • + 18
 @LuvAZ: @chriskneeland: @Lagr1980: Wrong. Wrong. And Wrong. Hite Rite, the original and still best.
  • + 14
 If by Darwinian they mean a blind force that causes a terrible trait to be inherited because it is bundled with some ok stuff then yes, it is Darwinian.
  • + 5
 Sorry but the ****** that I spent my money on to replace my reverb is the best design out there. And it matches the other components on my bike. It obviously the best. My wallet told me so....
  • + 15
 @Jvhowube: The only reason my Reverb is still on my hardtail is because it is stuck in the frame, I have a Thomson ready and waiting as soon as I get that bitch out of there!
  • + 27
 Why not dump the hydraulic actuation while they’re at it?
  • + 14
 If RockShox expects me to buy another reverb they can give me a retrofit kit for my squishy post!
  • + 4
 @chriskneeland: Sold my warranty--replacement OEM Reverb and the Transfer I bought with the money got goofy after 4 months -won't fully extend without help most of the time. I don't have time to get it serviced and I'm still using it 2.5 years later, so at least it's been reliably goofy. One Up is next.
  • + 55
 Brand X. That is all.
  • + 0
 @endlessblockades: After talking to a few shop owners after my Race Face shit the bed, they said warranties for the Transfer is in the single digits annually, while the Oneup has a lot of reliability issues. Fox replaces a warranty post no questions asked. I wasn't able to find a Transfer owner who had an issue with theirs so that's why I decided to go with Fox. Shop owners steered me away from Oneup just to avoid having to go through what they thought was an inevitable warranty.
  • + 2
 @powderturns: I like it. You never have any dirt getting into the cables and starting to cause drag..... Granted, if anything goes wrong a bodge is dramatically harder to pull off!
  • + 1
 @Jvhowube: A rebuild is cheaper than a new post and would fix the problem. It sucks that SRAM has just now developed a post that solves this problem, but Reverbs are servicable.
  • + 3
 @chriskneeland:one up, sdg, crank brothers.
moving forward, i want 200+ with sdg i beam seat...ah ya
  • + 4
 @chriskneeland: ...You mean why you see Fox rebranding other posts?
  • + 18
 Slow clap ensues by the MTB bike enthusiasts that have moved on to better posts...
  • + 0
 @finlay: It's almost like there's a reason to perform maintenance...
  • + 9
 I had a Transfer I wanted more drop so I went to One up. It was a huge mistake. The Transfer worked flawlessly for two seasons before I sold it. The One Up stopped returning on the second ride. I know have to take it apart, grease the internals, and top off the air pressure every ride. Stay away from the One Up. I will say I’ve been super impressed with all my other one up components products. The Dropper is a dud. @chriskneeland:
  • + 1
 @hypno-newt: hope they fixed the Thomson, mine was replaced 3 times under warranty before I sold the bike it was on. That was a few years ago now though.
  • + 7
 @Jvhowube: get a Brand-X from CRC. It's a rebranded PNW for less than 200$. Can't kill em.
  • + 62
 you are forgetting the fact that Reverb brought droppers to the masses. Nobody cares about Gravity Dropper, few did when Kindshock released their i950 and Supernatural. It was Rockshox who kicked the door in. Your grandfather may not have been the brightest man but he was necessary for you to exist
  • + 7
 They borrowed that approach from sister company, Avid Brakes.
  • + 2
 @chriskneeland: I'm beyond the warranty period. I hadn't heard bad things about One Up til this thread. Will investigate. I'm still happy with my Transfer even though it has its issues. It also sounds like an "enormous door slamming in the depths of hell" when dropped.
  • + 4
 @endlessblockades: Try lowering your seat post collar torque. Using a carbon fiber grip paste can help as well if you feel the torque is inadequate.
  • + 6
 @Crankmiester: I've had three One Up droppers, best money I have ever spent on a dropper, very fair price, very good quality, and the V2's are even better.

Maybe you got a dud, shite happens.

Got a 210mm One Up Dropper on order, just $199, damn!
  • + 2
 @Lagr1980: Best I've owned hands down! Awesome posts.
  • + 6
 As said. Bikeyoke. Job done @LuvAZ:
  • + 2
 @endlessblockades: my one up wouldn’t fully extend after one week of use so good luck. It will get you pretty good at quick pulls to get it erect out on the trail though. My fox DOSS is like a decade old and still works like it’s brand new, with not a single service, ever.
  • + 1
 @chriskneeland: down side to the transfer post is that it has a super long body or insertion length. It is a great post but comparing my ks lev 150 drop to a fox transfer 125 drop the fox is about 12mm longer.
  • + 2
 @excavator666: yup, cheap and hasn’t failed yet. It is underrated.
  • + 1
 @powderturns: This is so true, why over complicated things that arent
  • + 3
 @WAKIdesigns: They may have brought it to the masses but it doesn't mean the design isn't still flawed... this is just a bandaid to for an inferior design.
  • + 2
 @finlay: are you high? Invest another $100+ to service the damn post with the same faulty internals??? You don't step away with a fix, you just buy time until it happens again within a year.
  • + 2
 @peleton7: no it doesn't. Same parts, same problem and you're $125 in the hole.
  • + 2
 @endlessblockades: my transfer did the same thing last summer. Pissed me off but was waiting for winter to send it to Fox. But while replacing my rear mech cable I figured hell, let's replace the Transfers too, just to start from fresh. Thing works perfect after that. Go figure.
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns: Touché, Waki. Touché.
  • + 2
 @endlessblockades: did you check to see if the post clamp was too tight? I've found it's crazy easy to over tighten the transfer post even with their toque setting. Some carbon grip paste and loosening it slightly to where it extends properly fixed my problem awhile back. I've had zero reliability issues with my transfer for 3 years.
  • + 1
 @LuvAZ: I’m very happy with mine
  • + 1
 @chriskneeland: not licensed, companies owned by Fox. But hey tomato-potato. Still the best post on the market.
  • + 7
 @peleton7: My Reverb had all the typical issues so I finally took it in DURING the warranty period...it was denied. Reason...none...accused me of picking it up by the seat, landing on the seat too hard, or pulling on it when it wouldn't move (none of which happened).

SOLUTION: Pay about $100 for the "fix" and literally 6 months later symptoms reappeared....RockShox has turned a warranty issue into a pay for service...done with that POS.
  • + 1
 Had the same issues with the one up. They replaced it under warranty no problem. Replacement has been fine.
  • + 3
 @Jvhowube: Some of the cheap droppers cost less than a full Reverb service, and they work far better to boot.

I have two Reverbs - one is now trash, the other soon-to-be.
  • + 1
 @loganrichardson: Thanks will check
  • + 1
 @Konyp: I think you mean draconian.
  • + 1
 @ryankxf: there is a known issue with a nylon collar and some frame's pressure distribution at the clamp.. its easier to fix than installing a tire... the fact that you know your dropper wont be sagging and needing a remote bleed, its priceless, although the quality you get for your money with oneup is fantastic...
  • + 2
 But remember how smoothly the computer reverb went up and down when you clicked on the plunger on the pinkbike home page?
  • + 2
 @endlessblockades: I had the same problem with a Fox Transfer right out of the box! Returned and got a KS lev Integra and Wolf Tooth remote. It has been flawless for almost 3 years. A touch of play at the saddle, but I don't notice it at all when pedaling. I think I'm going to give the Oneup a go... I need more travel.
  • + 5
 @WAKIdesigns: and Crank Bros/Maverick

I have two Reverbs on two different bikes. Both of the hose to the post head variety. One is one of the first versions available.

Now have a 9.8 FallLine. Couldn’t be happier. Canadian product and they’re good to respond to issues. Price is more expensive than other options is a drawback.
  • + 1
 @LuvAZ: couldn’t agree more
  • + 1
 @BaldBilly: I should probably do that too - it's been a couple of years.
  • + 0
 @gonecoastal: crankbros droppers have postponed the development of the dropper era hahaha. If you bought a joplin or that other, even worse crap they made after that, you’d become a denier and tell people to use seat clamp. I has KS Supernatural and it was really good.
  • + 2
 @mtbyoda: I have 2 KS LEV Integras and both have been great....... After I replaced the Remote which is, let's say, "Deficient". KS really needs to get their poop in a group on this one. It really made the whole product disappointing with that half-baked lever and quirky elbow barrel adjuster.

I tried the Wolftooth remote and it was OK. Much better than the stock one but still not the feel I was looking for. Then the owner of my LBS gave me a Command Post SRL lever to try. It was by far the best combination I've tried. Excellent quality feel, performance and adjustability.

JFYI, they're making the Intgra in a 175mm version now.
  • + 0
 @Trudeez: Race Face and 9.8 are owned by Fox? Go figure. I had no idea.
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns: Amen.

Pre-dropper: my seatpost was covered in aluminium oxide dust and dirt from being pulled up and down so much. It looked horrible and occasionally oxidised itself to the frame when wet.

The Gravity Dropper had distinct position settings (three?) all of which could be released straight into your nuts at high speed if you didn’t catch it between your thighs.

The crank bros joplin post had its (non stealth) cable facing the rear tyre so it would inevitably fill with shit and stop going up OR down instead becoming a suspension seatpost: still in the way when standing, too low to pedal when sitting.

Next to all of these my reverbs have been bloody excellent.
  • + 3
 @chriskneeland: 9.8 is privately owned, they just licensed some of their tech to Race Face back in the day.
  • + 3
 @Lagr1980: i just bought my third Oneup dropper. it's the only company that makes products that I know I won't be replacing anytime soon.
  • + 2
 @Lagr1980: or the xfusion manic I’ve had both and they are fantastic for very little.
  • + 1
 @chriskneeland: it’s functionality is very good but the side to side rattling drove me crazy so I swapped it for a one up and it was perfect
  • + 1
 @ryankxf: mines been flawless since inception..
  • + 1
 @vapidoscar: love this answer! Lol
  • + 1
 @gonecoastal: guess who it was who started Maverick?
  • + 1
 @Lagr1980: seat collar tightness is fine. And as far as it not returning all the way, I fixed it and it started acting up again within a ride. Maybe I got a lemon, but it’s pretty inconsistent. I’m just voicing my experience, my highline and doss have been issue free since day one. But I’m still running the one up, just used to quick pulls now.
  • + 1
 @bohns1: awesome man, glad it’s working for you
  • + 1
 @Lagr1980: what was your fix?
  • + 1
 @ryankxf: loads of carbon paste to get minimum torque without slipping, slick honey and thats it... I read some poeple sanded the nylon collar a little.. If you take it out you dont see it getting stuck, but its there for a reason...
  • + 1
 @Jvhowube: brand-x reliable and cheap, new purchase is less than servicing reverb
  • + 3
 @chriskneeland: 9.8 is a completely independent company. Fox owns RaceFace and Easton.
  • + 1
 @jackp: So are they licensing it to 9.8?
  • + 1
 @gonecoastal: best thing that you can lift bike by saddle, and it holds position even if something happens - imho best design overal
  • + 1
 I've been running a Thompson external for 5 years with no service. At this point the nomitrogen has leaked a bit, it only extends to 115 (of 125) on its own, but I can hardly fault it for that. Still has no play, still has no issues with actuation or binding. Too bad they've moved production overseas and haven't kept up development.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: true. I rode a Scott Ransom with a CB post on it. Udder trash. The first Gen Reverb wasn’t without its own issues and setback dropper post enlightened riding era.

Big game changer is when I brought my silver collar Reverb from my Nomad 1.5 over to my 1x10 Norco Range and put the plunger under the bar where the front shifter used to be.

No idea who started Maverick? @evel-onievel

The post head design is the best I’ve seen. Pretty good maintenance videos on YouTube too. @nickmalysh
  • + 2
 @Jvhowube: Do a bleed, but make sure you bleed both the post syringe and lever syringe to remove any bubbles.
The majority of saggy Reverbs can be fixed by a good bleed.
  • + 2
 @PinkyScar: Correct. I paid 119€ for a 150mm Brand-X, while I've heard a shop quote up to 120€ for a full reverb service. The 2 yr old 100mm Tranz-X (same brand) I have on my beater bike still works flawlessly too.
My guess is that SRAM's dominance in OEM is the only reason you still see reverbs in the wild.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: anyone else getting tired of Waki yet? Zzzzzz.....
  • + 1
 @chriskneeland: yup, 2 years and a lot of abuse later, and still works like new. One cable swat a month or so ago but that's it for maintenance.
  • + 18
 @LuvAZ: Thank you very much for the kind words. We do appreciate all your guys´s support.
One interesting side note maybe: A bit over two years ago, SRAM contacted us regarding our REVIVE function an showed interest in licenscing or cooperation. But obviously the needed posts for testing. We agreed to provide ten REVIVE dropper posts, that were supposed to be free of charge, unless (or until) we would not come to a cooperation. The talk ended about (maybe even over) a year ago and the posts hav not been paid until today. I don't know the exact internals of their new Reverb, so I am not claiming anythig here, but reading about all their new "innovations" leaves me with disappointment on personal level, because we´ve been talking with some of the top persons in SRAM. Hey, I guess that´s business. Maybe we are not "business" enough...
But actually: We don´t want to be. We want to be, who we are and make our own stuff and innovate our own ideas and try to see and make people happy with our own little stuff.
For us business is not just numbers...
  • + 4
 @Sacki: once again shows what a dickhead company they are..
  • + 3
 @Sacki: That's SRAM for you! Be careful, they may come to purchase your company. Then all your products will be SRAM 'innovations' LoL
  • + 1
 @chriskneeland: I hate to say it, but I 'broke' two Transfers. Both ate a seal, so that the back of the stanchion was covered in smeared rubber.
  • + 3
 @bonkywonky: That´s not what I am saying. I am also not saying, that they definitely screwed us over. This is all speculation, because I do not know the internals, yet.
I am also not saying, that they are refusing to pay their debts. I just didn´t get replies for months on my e-mails.
The thing, that I want to say most and foremost is, that I am disappointed on a personal level.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I think that Grandfather still works on Reverbs at RS
  • + 2
 @chriskneeland: No the other way around. 9.8 licensed the technology to Race Face and Easton.
  • + 2
 @jackp: Sorry for the confusion, I thought 9.8 moved to the Transfers style post the way Race Face did. Looks like 9.8 is still using the the old style with an upgraded seal and nut.
  • + 1
 @Sacki: Did you have the contract in writing? It does sound shady. Insult to injury if they did indeed use your innovation and then stiffed you without paying.
  • + 1
 @Sacki: they can copy what they like. But you bet they won’t be as openly serviceable as your post. Plus why would you put a push button in a place that gets so much mud in the uk.
You and your team got the post spot on!
Bad thing for you we never need to fix or replace them......
  • + 1
 I have owned RockShox raceface is lev in the past. Have now had a bikeyoke revive for 19 months. I ride about 6-8 hours per week. There is no comparison. Bikeyoke first then daylight between that and second. Great design, most compact size allowing greater drop pergoven seat tube, Super slick action, easy bleed (only needed if I have the bike upside down). Super easy to service yourself. Just did second service (clean and grease, no parts needed) and still as smooth as when new. Truly awesome product. @Sacki:
  • + 2
 @gonecoastal: Mr. Paul Turner - dude who started RockShox...
  • + 1
 @gonecoastal: I've had never-ending trouble with my 9,8. Sent it in to them so was without a post for nearly two months. It came back and still sucked.
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns: yeah but they were given countless opportunities to improve their design. improve and innovate or die in this industry. All other bike tech is phased out in a matter of months, and frankly i'm surprised that the Reverb is still in existence at all. Complicated is rarely better, and this dropper is prime example. I had a reverb, and I figured it would be fine. It was not. I rebuilt it, it worked for a stint and failed again. Nothing ruins a ride like not being able to pedal from a good position. I bought a PNW Rainier and couldn't be happier. It just works. Every time.
  • + 1
 Same rubbish here.... after 3 times at RS aftersales and numberless bleedings I gave up bothering my vendor ,.... a shame
  • + 88
 So it's a hard to access Revive lever? Just get the real thing. A Bikeyoke Revive. They cost the same.
  • + 14
 I agree this is the way to go if they're similar cost. I've used quite a few droppers over the years and the Revive is my favorite because it has zero side-side/fore-aft play in the seatpost. Also the revive function of resetting the hydraulics has worked every time I've needed it (only a few times). Definitely my favorite post I've ever used and currently at 2.5 years with no service and still seems to work like new.
  • + 20
 Yeah I don't get it. Taking off the saddle is a pain, even to access the valve to add air to other brands posts. Which you basically have to do once per season. This just feels like another chore to do with a reverb. Add it to the list of bleeding once every few weeks. With the amount of solid competition out there, I don't know who is buying sram dropper these days.
  • + 18
 @gbeaks33: the bike companies, because they get a better deal if they buy as a package with shocks & drivetrain
  • - 1
 Lighter action, too.
  • + 9
 Bike Yoke Revive is so impressive. I've owned a half dozen other brands of droppers.
  • + 4
 @gbeaks33: anyone who buys a bike with SRAM spec.
  • - 1
 @powderturns: ... is a mountain biker.
  • + 2
 @JustinVP: its funny - last bike I bought they wanted to spec a 175mm reverb, but I took a 150mm fox instead. I'm 6'4" but figured the fox would have better resale down the line when I replaced it for a longer one...
  • + 4
 @powderturns: sooo you chose a shorter post so you'd have an easier time selling it to buy a longer post. Ok.
  • + 2
 @finlay: This! The only reason they sold so many Guides and Eagle drivetrains is because they must've practically given them away to the manufacturers. 2018/19 it was hard to get a bike without this shit on. I did, and replaced it all immediately.

To be fair, I swapped the dirve train onto my spare bike and once I fitted a new 12 speed NX cassette to the GX rear mech it has worked OK so far. (Not many rides yet) It was shit on the original bike/GX cassette though - constant adjustment to keep it shifting smoothly.

The Guides got sold while they were still new enough to be worth something - no doubt they are causing some poor dude problems now.

Said spare bike has a Reverb dropper - it has been a POS since day one. As I rarely ride it I'm not fussed, but my friends who do ride the bike wish I was!

I don't get the hype with this company at all.

That same "spare" bike has a pair of billy basic shimano brakes with steel levers - they work flawlessly.
  • + 1
 @Bflutz625: I did. Because I knew the Reverb was a PoS with no resale value and would die within a year. And why would I do that to myself or anyone else?
  • + 2
 @powderturns: yeah gotta agree with you on this one. Look at the buysell. Full of reverbs that nobody wants.
  • + 63
 My God, who would by a hydraulically actuated post for $350 in 2019???
  • + 15
 You're really talking about $399 as no one will buy that thing with the stupid button.
  • + 12
 No-one actually buys these PoS. Owners are sponsored by RS, or more likely, us mere mortals had it come OEM with a new bike. At least now with sorting the spongey cm and ditching the mild steel spring clip in the bottom, it'll last longer on a new bike than the OEM brake pads
  • + 19
 No one buys Reverbs as aftermarket items, especially not at MSRP. They come stock on bikes where they cost the bike company probably ~50$ as part of an OEM package.

People who spend that kind of money on a post get something good, like a Bikeyoke Revive, Vecnum Nivo or Fox Transfer.
  • + 16
 Or $120 for a brand x
  • + 2
 I bought Reverb for 180£ off CRC. It still works well.
  • + 3
 @Ttimer: Exactly. The good news is that now, when you get your brand new very expensive bike with that new Reverb, you can wait a few weeks before buying a proper seat post. Instead of trashing the Reverb directly, and having to break the bank even more after your expensive order.
  • + 4
 @BryceBorlick: I got a Reverb out of a trash bin as it needed a massive amount of work. I bled it; put in new seals I scavenged from another dead Reverb and got it to work again. Now it's a spare part but at least it didn't go to the landfill.!
  • + 1
 @Ttimer: The Vecnum Nivo post looks awesome. Minus the fact that you can't buy in the US...
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: i bet this is to routed rather than internally routed
  • + 1
 Head routed
  • + 2
 @BryceBorlick: or $100 for a KS eteni. Works flawfless.
  • + 59
 My OneUp dropper goes to 210mm, doesn’t need bleeding or venting & cost half as much. Go home RockShox, you’re drunk.
  • - 8
flag bonfire (Jun 25, 2019 at 8:09) (Below Threshold)
 Curious to see how well the 210mm post works after a while. Especially since the shaft is so skinny, surely must be a bunch of flex at full extension.

Sold the V1 posts and they weren’t impressive and ended up selling transfers or reverbs. The V1 didn’t work well on a variety of frames as the housing has to move.
  • + 5
 @bonfire: V2 post has a second actuator option that relies on cable movement and not housing movement. They are labeling it as the "Santa Cruz" actuator due to tight routing on VPP lower link bikes with droppers, but it works with any frame that has tight enough routing to prevent housing movement.
  • + 1
 @skywalker268: That's good to know - I wish they would name it differently. I was adjusting my v1 up and down a lot (to get the most clearance on steep stuff) and had to faff with the housing a bunch - sounds like this would solve that issue.
  • + 2
 #1 comment dude-brah!!!!!
  • + 2
 @skywalker268: a german webshop still states that even the V2 is not working properly witch SC VPP frames
www.bike-components.de/de/OneUp-Components/Dropper-Post-V2-210-mm-Sattelstuetze-mit-Remotehebel-Klemmschelle-p70973
  • + 1
 210 ho lee. I went back down to 125.
  • + 7
 @K1maxX: Santa Cruz bikes with low slung shock (Megatower, Bronson V3, Nomad V4, and Juliana versions require optional V2.1 actuator.
  • + 2
 @OneUpComponents: Could you please start selling posts with the V2.1 actuator already fitted, to save us hassle and cost?
  • + 1
 @OneUpComponents: alright thanks, I'm just about to build up a bronson v3 with the v1 version of your dropper. so i think i have to figure out something to keep the cables alive...
  • - 1
 @Spittingcat: would seem the optimal situation. Like why wouldn’t they? But it would probably raise the price of the post in general. It’s too bad, such a fanboy of OneUp stuff but the post has just been a let down.
  • + 42
 Sorry I don't have time to read this, I'm still servicing my old reverb.
  • + 40
 The only company that can make a garbage product for 10+ years and still be in business.
  • + 15
 OEM Masters
  • + 30
 The Apple of bikes.
  • + 7
 SRAM executives must revel in the misery they inflict upon the millions of OEM users that get Reverbs pushed down their throats. If they wanted a simple to service, reliable post they would have just gone cable/cartridge as most other brands.
  • - 3
 @kanioni: much more like Microsoft. You want Eagle, you gotta buy everything else too.
  • + 35
 I have a Brand-X ascend dropper that I paid around $100 that blows this out of water at a fraction of the cost. Save your money people. Never understood the need to buy an expensive dropper. They all do the same thing and pretty much any brand is more reliable than the Reverb
  • + 7
 e13 is the only post that has been less reliable for me.
  • + 8
 Having tried the X-fusion recently I'm inclined to agree
  • + 5
 @finlay: Yup I had the X-fusion Manic as well and it was flawless
  • + 2
 @adrennan: mine crapped out again. Not even a year old and this is the second time I've had to deal with their bs email support that's basically, hey do our job for us ok.
  • + 1
 @adrennan @yzedf
What's the problem with the E13 post?
I imagined it would be super reliable given its all mechanical with a coil spring.
  • + 1
 @acali: mine wasn't assembled properly, so I had to take it apart and tighten up some bolts. It's never worked when wet. It now doesn't go all the way back up, even though I've cleaned and lubed it a couple times already. Hopefully they will warranty it and I can sell it on eBay...
  • + 1
 @acali: mine worked awesome for like a week. then they told me it had the wrong spring or something then it stopped working again and i gave up. I was hopeful for reliability because of the mechanical system
  • + 1
 @yzedf: Reach out to E13 and they will send stiffer springs. That's what I did about 6 months ago and it went up all the way after I installed them
  • + 2
 Ridiculously weak spring. They'll upgrade it, but the fact that it ever shipped that way is a joke. Mine worked okay for a week or two, developed play, and before I knew it, the inner post was eaten up by the key. Loose top bolt. I don't waste my time to warranty garbage. It's unreliable... it's not going on my bike. Lesson learned. No more e13 for me.
  • + 1
 @acali: There is a brass key that prevents the top cap from rotating on the inner shaft that always has an annoying amount of play and can get sheared relatively easily. The top bolt also needs lock Tite or it allows even more rotational play. On the plus side, those are easy fixes and the customer service was good with sending replacement parts.
  • + 33
 I guess everyone can stop venting and start venting....
  • + 21
 SRAM really lives in it's own world. Every single other dropper post brand is on v2.0-3.0, often just to fix minor gripes like lever ergonomics. But SRAM, with one of the least reliable posts in existence...for like 8 years running...says "eh, it's good, lets just make it longer and put some new graphics on it". To add insult to injury, it's also among the most expensive posts in existence.
  • + 7
 Reverb has been through A1, A2, B2 and now this, so that's version 4 at least, plus two iterations of lever design. ANd it's mid price, plenty out there more expensive, like Fox, BikeYoke, etc.
  • + 6
 @honourablegeorge: Those are not significant redesigns, just tweaks. So to go with my analogy - v1.1, v1.2, v1.3 etc.

Also both the Transfer ($344) and Revive ($379) have been and are still cheaper than the Reverb ($399).
  • + 2
 @TheRaven: I have two Transfer droppers. They're worth every penny.
  • + 1
 For some reason they still have their fans. I guess seeing the OEM posts on a lot of bikes seems to add some cred. Too bad they're under-engineered pieces of garbage.
  • + 3
 Funny, i clicked on this article thinking "isnt that basically the same problem that i had w my reverb 8 years ago???"
  • + 18
 What are people doing to kill reverbs?

One on my enduro is the first batch of B1 posts, bought back in 2016, never serviced and it must be close to 4000miles on it.
Have a second B1 post bought in 2017, close to 5000miles on it now. Ridden all year round in Britain, so plenty of mud and grit.
  • + 25
 They don't break any more commonly than any other post is my assumption. There are just more of them. If one product owns 50% of the market and the remaining competitors split the other 50%, there are going to be a lot more people with broken parts from product A and a lot fewer people with broken parts from any one product from the second group.

I had no end of issues with a KS Lev, never had any issues with any one of the 4 Reverbs I own, had a lemon Fox Transfer, have no issue with the e.13 dropper (another dropper the masses seem to hate) and no issues with the Brand-X I bought for my brother.

People make it out like every Reverb out there is going to fail which is objectively wrong. You can't tell me they all fail when I have 4 of them with the oldest coming from 2014, all used frequently, with the only maintenance being a hose bleed every couple of years.

Do they fail? Yeah, of course they do. I don't think the hydraulic system is necessary, but it also doesn't degrade as quickly in mucky weather as my shift cables do so maybe they're on to something.
  • + 7
 Picking your bike up by the saddle sucks air into the IFP, its pretty much guaranteed. There are also a lot of people that think squish is a feature, droppers look like suspension so people just assume its supposed to sink when you sit on it.
  • + 2
 Riding. Just because you have had a good time doesn't mean it's not a piece of shit product for a huge number of people (note how the comments here are overwhelmingly negative).

I've had 4 or so through the years, and can't go longer than 8 months between (expensive) services sessions. I have a theory that some riders can put more backwards forces on it, wearing down the (cheap) seals quicker. But I don't really know - I dropped that brand years ago, and haven't looked back.
  • + 1
 @cueTIP: Since 2016 6 out of 7 Reverbs (No. 7 is just 3 weeks old) from me and my closest riding buddies started to get squishy, developed play or gave up. All were handled carefully. Must have been bad luck then ... or planned obsolescence.
  • + 2
 Mine worked flawlessly- unless its cold outside. It Just didnt work when it was under 5°c
  • + 2
 Wondered the same thing. But then most of the people in this thread don't do their own servicing and prefer a disposable cartridge post - it's a throw away society.

I've had five Reverbs on different bikes over the past 6-7 years. Basic service on them once every year or two, (full service kit very rarely needed). Improvements that I've made include turning up nylon bushings for the seal head and lower post to replace those stupid teflon-coated aluminium bushings that last 5min, and replacing the u-cup seal with an o-ring. (U-cup seals only work in one direction, which is why lifting the bike by seat lets air in).
  • + 2
 I had a Reverb on my Enduro for 9 seasons. It was as reliable as any other part. The only problem I had was snapping the pin on that stupid remote, which I did maybe 2-3 times. That was my fault, not faulty equipment.
  • + 2
 Same here, my 2016 Reverb did its job for 3 years without any problems, then I sold the bike. Didn't have to touch it once during that time (maybe should have, haha).
  • + 3
 @Gamsjaga: See, when people say things like this I actually don't believe them. Not because I haven't had any issues with SRAM components, but because I have. I have a pair of Guide RS brakes on one of my bikes from early 2015. Up until this year they worked fine, but this summer the pistons finally decided to swell up and bind in the lever assembly. I was going to head to my local shop to buy some new pistons but ended up in Whistler before I could make it in so I just went to the SRAM trailer on location and asked if they sold the pistons. Without saying a word the guy just walked to the service area and popped back out with a couple of baggies. I figured they were the rebuild kits. Nope, brand new guide RSC levers. He handed them to me and said they replace the entire lever assembly on all guides they get for warranty work because they were aware of the mistake they made when it came to the piston material. I didn't even have the brakes with me, he just took me at my word.

So long story short, if the failure rate of Reverbs was actually 85% as you insist, SRAM would have been actively replacing the design and all existing posts within the first year. They are as customer focused as any brand I've ever seen.
  • + 1
 @cueTIP: 2 out of the 6 were replacements. Some started to have issues right away others after a few months. None were lifted/extended by pulling at the saddle.

Srams’s service is usually top notch but that doesn’t mean all of their product is flawless.
  • + 2
 @cueTIP: well believe it or not both of mine died ... and like my DB5 brakes warranty is useless in the middle of nowhere on your weekend or holiday.

You don’t have a freakin’ SRAM fairy turns up and fixes your post, brakes or exploded mech when it’s pissing down with rain and you have to carry the bike for hours or can’t raise a seatpost

The SRAM pistons went into how many generations.. not so many as the water intake valve or circlip made of cheese but they still continued a known faulty design for years. As for warranty ..like many others I couldn’t give a toss.. I’m riding or working and pissing about with warranty claims is time nor riding and why would I put the same fundamentally flawed product back at all?
  • + 20
 If you want to spend $400 on a dropper post, get a bikeyoke revive.
  • + 13
 The Reverb post has always been a great example of over-engineering. Hydraulics in a brake system make sense to allow for increased power over a cable, but what's the benefit of a hydraulic actuated seat-post, except to force you to pay to get the damned thing serviced (at least) every year?
  • + 4
 I think the whole idea when they first came out was that there's one less cable to get contaminated (all external routing). If you think about it it's really quite simple, and has the potential to be more reliable than a cable. In fact my Reverb has done a great job in the actuation department for a long time without a bleed.
That being said cable actuation is proven and reliable, and doesn't require much messing about to get right.
  • + 1
 @ssteve: I think that the 1X remote is much better with regards to air than the original one. The latter I had to bleed almost every month, the former one I never had to bleed. From what I saw, the difference is that the 1X has a reservoir for oil, and the original one hasn't. So even if there is a tinniest amount of air, there is nowhere for that bubble to go so of course it doesn't work properly very fast. The 1X has a large reservoir so I guess air can accumulate there but you don't have to do it often at all.

BTW I think a good tip if anyone is removing and reattaching hose to the reverb seatpost is not to spill any (or as little as possible) oil from the hose itself (if you don't have connectmajig). You can spill it from the connector no problem. Just when you're reattaching it, fill the connector with oil (syringe works wonders), and drop a bit of oil at the top of the hose if any is missing. Carefully reattach the hose to the seatpost and you're done. No need for a bleed.
  • + 1
 @ssteve: your rationality and sense of balance has no place here!

You can’t seriously be suggesting there are pros and cons to both actuation systems?!?
  • + 13
 Cool. Still not interested.
  • + 10
 The hydraulic line has never made much sense to me, and at the cost of nearly 2 OneUp posts I think this is gonna continue to be a hard pass.
  • + 12
 Buy a One Up. They have a 210 that costs half as much.
  • - 4
flag bonfire (Jun 25, 2019 at 8:11) (Below Threshold)
 Does it work better than the V1 OneUp?
  • + 4
 @bonfire: Can you elaborate on the issues you had with the V1 OneUp? Mine has a little rotational play but is still actuating perfectly. I see you had some negative experiences with them based on your other... post.
  • + 1
 The PRO Koryak or SDG Tellis cost less than the Oneup and are equally as good. Especially the 1 bolt design on the PRO
  • + 1
 @iduckett: probably sold 20 or so of them and some were fine and some weren’t. They didn’t play well with a variety bikes as the housing has to move. So bikes with tight routing, pierced seat tube, or a frame that locks the housing to prevent noise. Santa Cruz frames shredded the housing.

Had issues of customer posts not holding air, not returning to full ride height, post isn’t super stiff and the post anodizing isn’t super hard. So it started to wear the ano off on the back of the post. Not enough to be raw alloy but looked aesthetically not great.

I’m a huge OneUp fan, run their pedals, their tool, their pump, had installed lots of their expanders/shark 50t. Would like to get my dirty mitts on their bar/stem combo. Just think this post hasn’t been their best execution.

I’m well inside the minority with the reverb, I can service them quickly and get the dreaded squish out. I really like how you can service and replace essentially every part if needed. But push the transfer more.

For cheaper droppers I’m a Giant Contact/Trek Line fan. Parts are the same between them. Cheap as hell and a 2 year warranty from two of the biggest dealer networks in the world.
  • + 1
 @bonfire: I appreciate your honest opinion. I guess my Kona plays nicer than I thought. For better or worse the rubber grommet into the frame has some clearance which apparently doesn't interfere with the housing moving (did not know the post was designed that way). But I also get tons of water in my frame (bb and headset) even with a low pressure hose... gotta clean the bike somehow. Win some you lose some!
  • + 7
 I'm sorry, but to me this doesn't matter. I've had 4 reverbs of various generations, and each of the generations after the first I was promised by SRAM tech guys at our SRAM distributor that "no, no, it doesn't do the saggy post thing anymore". 3-4 months later I'm down in the shop rebuilding the newest iteration of rockshox's failure. So even if the reverb stealth has a bleed valve and this problem is truly solved forever, I will never buy or use a seatpost from SRAM ever again if I can help it. I will never recommend a SRAM seatpost to a customer ever again. You've lost a customer for life SRAM.
  • + 7
 Does SRAM/RockShox conduct any long-term performance testing on this garbage before foisting it on the consumer? Either they don't, or they have and don't give a damn about the results. I see I'm in good company here, now on my 3rd failed Reverb (2nd was a warranty replacement...failed after 1 ride; 3rd came with a new bike...now sagging). And don't even get me started on the piston issues with SRAM Guides. Seriously guys, either get a QA department or fire/replace the one you have.
  • + 6
 SRAM uses a computer industry model. Get the latest stuff out, squeeze the competition, deal with the many problems rushing products causes later. If you want reliable, get Shimano. If you need an extra rear cog, long stroke dropper or whatever as soon as humanly possible, enjoy the experience of being a paying beta tester.
  • + 1
 @peleton7: Doh.. I can’t believe I didn’t see that ... but spot on.
  • + 10
 Wow, people still buy reverbs in 2019?
  • + 5
 Ughhh the reverb post! Below about 10 degrees Celsius the reliability is questionable. It’s put on bikes as a entry level option ... yet the transfer is cheaper.. WTF

I went to a fox transfer and never looked back! I ride in the middle of winter down to -20 Celsius and the post performs flawlessly. Heck, the Dropper on the fatbike is a trek brand post and it works better ..
  • + 5
 I actually have liked and had really good luck with my latest 170 reverb (first gen was not so good). I have my OneUp V2 210 coming Friday, hopefully it is as smooth and slop free as my reverb has been. If Rockshox had released this a couple months ago while OneUp kept delaying then I’d probably have gone with it. The Rockshox rep hinted at it during sea otter but couldn’t give any ETA other than less than a year. My opinion this should have been done first then the AXS, not like 800.00 seat post are gonna be flying off the shelf even a standard reverb at 350. - 400. Is overpriced but if it was released earlier it would have been one of the few 200mm droppers with an overall short length. Now too little too late.
  • + 7
 Thanks for the the support and sorry for the delay. Your new 210mm is still shortest 200+ dropper on the market.
  • + 3
 @Jesse221 In my experience, the OneUp V1 post is not nearly as smooth as a Reverb, unfortunately. It's smooth once it gets moving, but it does have some stiction. Noticeably more weight is required to get it to start moving down than the Reverb or any of the KS Levs I've had even after adding grease and experimenting with the air pressure, seatpost clamp, and barrel adjuster. That being said, I still think you'll love the OneUp. It is very sturdy and slope-free, competitively priced, one of the easiest droppers to install, and best of all allows many riders to fit a longer drop post on their frame (myself included). Mine probably still has less than 200 miles on it, so maybe it still needs to break in and loosen up a bit. But even as is, I'm already happy with it especially for the price.
  • + 1
 @dlxah: I was having significant stiction issues with my @oneupcomponents V1 out of the box. Last week I pulled out the white nylon bushing and sanded the OD and ID it to open up the tolerance, added some slick honey, made sure it was at 300 psi and boom it's working fantastic.
  • + 1
 @OneUpComponents: see DIY stiction fix below, I have a buddy that has had to sand the nylon bushing on 3 of his V1 droppers.
  • + 1
 @Nwilkes: well I am hoping the v2 with it’s longer bushing and they have actually switched from what I think was a generic nylon bushing over to a true IGUS bushing so that should help. I believe they have an IGUS bushing for the v1 now or coming soon as well.
  • + 1
 @dlxah: might contact Oneup about the bushing, I think they’ve changed its material.

Also not related to the post performance but the overall package I am going with the new jagwire dropper cable system with its smaller .8mm cable because I do like the smooth feel of the reverb x1 lever. Hopefully it won’t be missed.
  • + 1
 @OneUpComponents: What's the official word on new and improved bushings for V1 posts? I don't see any V1-compatible replacement bushings listed on your website.
  • + 1
 @Nwilkes: i had to cut my bushing to shorten it by half. still doesn't work right
  • + 1
 @dlxah: last page about 3/4 way down Jon made comment about a new upper IGUS bushing.

forums.mtbr.com/components/oneup-dropper-post-1075456-4.html#post13627864?highlight=OneUp
  • + 1
 @Jesse221: Thanks for the link! I might have to give those a try, although it sounds like they're mainly intended to improve durability and resolve an issue with some posts not fully extending due to deformed bushings. I don't know anything about the differences between IGUS and generic nylon bushings. Do IGUS bushings generally have less static friction too?
  • + 2
 @dlxah: IGUS is a company that specializes is plastics and plastic bearings, bushings, guides etc. Modern Fox shocks use IGUS bushings in their shock eyelets. So it sounds to me like OneUp has turned to IGUS and given them the specs (OD/ID) and the application and are using IGUS to determine what material would be best for the given situation since that is their specialty.

My guess is it will be a harder material with less surface friction so probably help both issues but that’s just a guess.
  • + 5
 Wolftooth cable conversion lever to Stealth post makes all the difference in the world. Operates in the cold, nice smooth operation. Find a A2 or B2 post that needs a rebuild, or use one that you refused to throw out, add Wolftooth lever and you will have a very reliable Reverb post.
  • + 1
 I did the same and it as worked good in the cold.
  • + 2
 The lever feels like shit in my opinion
  • + 1
 I put a Sustain on my A2 post and have had no issues with sag. Plus, I don't have to deal with bleeding the remote anymore.
  • + 5
 So wrong. Nope. If they're squishy, it needs an internal rebuild (bleed of the IFP), not a remote cable service. The cable hydraulics and the internal hydraulics are different systems, and totally separated from each other.

B series Reverbs are pretty good. A series should be avoided at all costs.
  • + 2
 The Wolf tooth cable conversion made my Reverb more reliable but I agree with Mntneer the lever feel is not great.
  • + 7
 Sorry SRAM nice try but I will not buy another Reverb....
I’ll give you a few a few million year to evolve into something reliable.
  • + 5
 My LBS refused to rebuild my Reverb because they literally felt badly taking my money. My Reverb dropper post is bricked. With so many great options out there at a similar or lower price point, no idea why anyone would choose to buy this product. Total turd.
  • + 5
 The Reverb is like a really dumb tattoo someone got while in college and now that they've graduated no one will take them seriously in job interviews. Rockshox, it's time to get rid of that tattoo.
  • + 3
 Best droppers:
9point8 w Digit Remote
BikeYoke w Triggy Remote
One Up V2 w Digit Remote (already owned the remote which is awesome so why pay for something that only might be as good and you don't really need).

Best anecdotal (guests) experience with Reverb. Ditch hydraulic remote and replace with BikeYoke DeHy (uses a cable actuator like all the most reliable dropper posts)
  • + 3
 The PNW Bachelor post should also be on this list. I have been on one for a while and it has been great. One of the best remotes in the business too.
  • + 7
 Literally twice as expensive as more reliable competition.
  • + 7
 Why not just fix the issue of air entering the system in the first place?
  • + 3
 I've got a Reverb because it came on the bike... and after 1 year, it started with the problem everyone talks about.
Having had KSs (950R/Integra/DX) and GDs, with zero problems for several years (I still own / Use them all!), I think I'll sell/donate when it becomes really bad, and just go for a KS/ONEUP if I find a good deal, or just head on to BrandX.

For a full reverb overhaul price (+/-), I can buy a complete seatpost, with 2 years warranty!
  • + 5
 Let me get this right...
You want me to remove my saddle to undertake a bandaid fix for your inherently flawed design?

Rad.....
  • + 2
 I shit canned mine about 10 minutes into trying to get the remote upgrade to work. Had two syringes in each hand at arms length apart like a mad German hydraulic scientist squirting random jets of fluid across my room as the hoses would come uncoupled. I’m sure I did something wrong but shite what a pain in the ass! Got a cable actuated dropper and never looked back.
  • + 4
 So.....nearly a decade later SRAM finally provides a fix for the dreaded air-in-IFP problem-good. But....you can't retrofit it!! Eff you SRAM!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 I have a whole bunch of out of warranty squidgy reverbs in my garage at home. Useless junk that they have failed to fix for years but forced on us via oem. Will never buy one of these POS excuses for a product again. Milking the market for years with their utter crap. One up or PNW will have my money next - 50% of what it will cost to buy one of these .
  • + 1
 Please mail these to me.
  • + 2
 Yep, having to remove the saddle to reach it is very user friendly. And I love that it comes with a bright red anodized part on a place not visible when installed. I’m gonna buy it from the most expensive shop there is in Singapore and have it delivered overnight express.
  • + 2
 I have had every version of the reverb. They all broke. Got another one stock on my 2019 bike and it lasted about 9 rides. Just got a new one back on warranty. I wish they would have just gave me this new one so I could try it. But I bet its just going to break again. You cant even sell brand new take offs for $175. Garbage. 9point8 and Fox get my money.
  • + 6
 Can’t retro to last generation...Fail!
  • + 4
 i've had at least 5 brands of droppers (admitted gear whore), and the reverb was the absolute worst. remote crapped out on first ride, post died on the third ride.
  • + 6
 Does it work below 40 degrees?
  • + 1
 i hope you mean °C
  • - 1
 @vitality: -40 is the same in C and F.
  • + 0
 @vitality:
-40C and -40F are equal
  • + 5
 @dougfs: why -40 ?he is talking about below 40, not below -40
  • + 3
 My was a pain bellow 45 F, it will just not work. After i converted it to a cable activated with a wolf tooth kit it worked good for all this winter (nov-march) lowest temperature was 20 F. The Hydraulic activation is unnecessary and a pain, but yeah once this once dies i will probably try another brand.
  • + 2
 I was talking about +40F. My hydraulic never worked with temperatures lower than that.
  • + 5
 I wonder what the oem cost is on these. Sram must throw one in for free with a full nx group
  • + 1
 Considering how often new SRAM products are released with serious defects, I suspect someone from SRAM is blowing bike manufacturer's component buyers in a back alley somewhere.
  • + 5
 Good to see, although adding the vent to old reverbs is what is needed.
  • + 1
 ive had multiple reverbs all ended up having issues, and the latest 2 ive had started developing a vertical scratch line on the stanchion of the dropper coming internally from the post. they denied warranty coverage because they said debris must've gotten past the wiper. total BS I'll run sram drivetrains but will never buy one of their posts agin. one up the way!
  • + 2
 Alfred Pennyworth on seatposts: You squeezed and hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation Rockshox turned to a product they didn't fully understand.
  • + 1
 9 years too late for me 2 Reverb with constant issues swapped our with a KS and a Fox Transfer. KS was easy to dismantle and service, Transfer is still going strong and has not missed a beat or been serviced in 2 and a half years! The length of time I've gotten out of it i'll just replace it no qualms when it eventually goes! RS, love your suspension products but your droppers really do suck
  • + 1
 may the three non functioning reverbs in my workshop remind me to not buy another reverb. The X-Fusion Manic on my one bike, and the Lyne Components Contour XL on my other are both better than one of the reverbs I had. #earlyadopterproblems
  • + 1
 "When RockShox debuted the original Reverb back in 2010, you'd still find resistance to the idea of a dropper post. ''I have a quick-release,'' was one common retort, often followed up with something about how they can ride just fine with their post doing its best flagpole imitation. I wonder if those people are still holding out nine years later? "

Happened with suspension
Happened with droppers
Happened with wheel size
Happening with e bikes right now

Wonder how many people are riding rigid 26'ers without a dropper?
  • + 1
 Happened with disc brakes! "I don't need that much power" "Too complicated".....etc
  • + 1
 @ranke: I don't run a dropper on any of my bikes. Y'all are such better men than I. How can I go on living with the shame? It's just too much to bear! Someone kill me, or just drive me to the nearest overpass so I can take up residence there in a cardboard box and live out the rest of my days in squalor...





HeHeHe
  • + 1
 I'll be looking for you on your E bike with 100 ounces of water in your hip bag with your cable actuated whatever.
  • + 2
 @m1dg3t: Don't do it brotha! Just because you like to take seats to the nuts & guts when you don't have to doesn't make you a lesser man!
Big Grin
  • + 2
 @ranke: Sadly, it's the only way I can get off any more... The joys of getting 'old' LoL

Smile
  • + 3
 I challenge anyone who says "you get what you pay for" to ride a Reverb versus a Brand-X. There is no correlation between money spent and the quality of the end product.
  • + 1
 have they solved the graunchy sticking of the post the moment it has been used for a couple of rides which means you have to physically pull it up. Sold it and bought a fox transfer. This has been smooth and flawless for over a year. The reverb was smooth and flawless for over a week.
  • + 3
 If it werent for OEM, would they sell a single one?

Also, the squishy centimeter or so was actually kinda nice on mine. Made it like a suspension post.
  • + 7
 The only people I ever see using Reverbs are racers sponsored by Rockshox, and those who just bought a new bike specced with them while awaiting inevitable failure and replacement.

Seriously, who out there is thinking, "I need a new dropper post. I'm going to get a Reverb!"?
  • + 6
 @Almazing: A friend of mine purposely bought a Reverb a few years ago. I tried to warn him off. A few months later, he asks me, "how often do you bleed your post?" "Never", I said. He's on a KS now. :-)
  • + 1
 Every post needs to have one of these release valves, no matter how reliable they are or what the reputation of the brand. It would save money and time on so many warranty claims, rebuilds or spare cartridges.
  • + 1
 3 years now with my fox transfer. No rebuild or maintenance and no problem at all!.all the bike i demo'ed at the bike park use the reverb.. seriously it feel like shit and feel cheap.
  • + 2
 Buy a saddle with a hole, drill a hole in the saddle clamp and you can bleed the Post in the Fly, or you can just buy a bikeyoke revive
  • + 2
 I've had a few brands of dropper post but the only one that has never given any issues is the Giant Contact and it was under £150. Beer
  • + 3
 Pretty crappy that you have to remove the seat to do it as frequently as it happens with reverbs. Too little too late...
  • + 1
 My Reverb has been working great since September so far. Slapped a Wolftooth remote because it came with the plunger style, and I have 0 complaints so far. Maybe if it ever does crap the bed, they will just send me a new one
  • + 1
 So now you need to take your seat off to bleed your reverb, would it not be better some where it did not just cause a different problem or does it come with a seat with a hole in it?
  • + 2
 It is amazing how many people hate the Reverbs. It is all in the bleed. If you don't think so, all you send me your unwanted Reverbs. I'll take em.
  • + 0
 Absolute bs that a company can publicly correct an obviously flawed design that people have paid good money for. they should be thinking about how to correct the ones people have already purchased. Worst dropper I have ever had by far!!
  • + 0
 Dropper post are so cheap now and pink bike's buy and sell section is littered with them for under $200. If you ride a lot and rely on your dropper u might want to pick up and extra one just to have. Reverb by far is the easiest to service and most of the time they just need fresh oil and bleed to fix the squish problem. I prefer hydraulic actuation over cable any day. Most riders are naive about bike maintenance and think their bikes should go forever. Unfortunately if it moves on your bike it will need maintenance. As a jet engine mechanic 50 percent of my job is routine inspections. Some parts go forever and some never make it out of the box. I am brand loyal to know one I use what works the best and easiest to procure parts for.
  • + 1
 Does the vent valve make a squishy wet-sounding fart sound like a fart machine? I think a fart machine is something like $10 and it works consistently. Can't say the same for a Reverb.
  • + 1
 The solution to overly complex parts that fail.... add more complex parts! Sorry, I don't see the point of making a dropper with anything other than a cable.
  • + 1
 I like rebuilding my reverb... every six months. I feel mastery over the crappy aspects of life. Shame the rebuild kit costs 100 plus bucks.
  • + 1
 I'll take everyones squishy reverb they can't bear to pay to repair. Remember 10 years ago when they were the best ever? How quickly everyone forgets
  • + 2
 what sets the reverb apart is not the hydraulics. What sets it apart how reliably unreliable it is.
  • + 1
 I don’t get the hate for the reverb I’ve tried a few and have gone back to it, dare I say it I even like pushing the button over a trigger.
  • + 1
 Agreed. As long as it is bled well (both the lever and post side syringes) it works really well.
  • + 1
 I've had Reverbs on three different bikes, zero issues. Stop lifting your bike by the saddle. It's s mild inconvenience at best...
  • + 1
 If only there was a way to adapt the air bleeding valve to a front fork? Oh wait, there is! But Rockshox seems to refuse on having it installed on any of there forks..
  • + 2
 Out of all the dropper posts I’ve had the fox transfer seems to be the best performing without issues like most others
  • + 0
 Piss off Sram, Your post belongs in the bin next to Stans Neo hubs, DMR VTwin Pedals, and most versions of the Maxxis Ardent. All truly terrible products that I regret ever spending money on.
  • + 4
 Too little too late
  • + 2
 The only dropper post anyone will ever need for $150 Canadian or $110USD: Brand X urlzs.com/2A4cY
  • + 1
 I've seen too many friend's Reverb fail repeatedly. Swapped out my E13 for a OneUp and will be getting a OneUp dropper on my next bike, and the next one after that.
  • + 2
 I’m sending my dropper back to sram because it has the squishy problem. I hope they replace it with this one ????????????
  • + 2
 I just got a new replacement from my 2019 warranty and did not get the new one. I doubt they will do this.
  • + 2
 Feels bad. I’m probably gonna end up selling mine when I get it back for a one up or Fox transfer post. @Telebikes:
  • + 2
 @melon05: Sorry, Accidentally neg you. Whoops. I was gonna say get the fox its awesome
  • + 3
 Reverb no more, in its place is a PNW Bachelor
  • + 1
 Is there any benefit of hydraulic dropper vs cable actuated? The cable doesn't need to be as straight?
  • + 19
 Yes. Hydraulic actuation gives you more complication, higher cost, and the need to bleed the system every time you remove or install the post. Great features. SRAM - providing answers to questions no one asked since 1987.
  • + 6
 @TheRaven: haha spot on. I've had two reverbs and they've both been huge pains in the ass. Just switched to a oneup, massive improvement in just one ride.
  • + 6
 @gbeaks33: I had two Reverbs (never again). I am on a Fox Transfer now...love it. If anything happens to it, I think Oneup is the way I will go
  • + 2
 @TheRaven: Also, hydraulic actuation doesn't work in the cold. Best thing you can do if you're stuck with a Reverb is a Wolf Tooth lever.
  • + 1
 They must discount these to almost free for manufacturers. There is no other way they would still be on so many new bikes.
  • + 1
 I want a kit to convert older reverbs to this "vented" one, i think RS should work for it.
  • + 0
 I have reverbs since they came to the market. One time had issues and it was solved by Sram no questions asked. Keep bitching guys
  • + 2
 Quick Release for Life!!!!!!
  • + 0
 Quick release for Death/Injury!!!!!
  • - 1
 "A rock sollid Reverb"???Hard to belive they changed metal in the post but who knows.How many reverb haven´t been bent? Even me with my 68kg clearly feel the super soft metal in the post...
  • + 2
 My stealth reverb already had a vent valve... Waka Waka Waka
  • + 1
 Tech Question. How do you remove air from a current stealth reverb without doing the full factory rebuild?
  • + 2
 Pnw all they way years of life never serviced besides a little lube.
  • + 1
 Easter Egg: If you press and hold for 5 seconds it turns into a Fox Transfer.
  • + 1
 Soooo... I have to remove my seat and clamp to press the button then? Seems like a legit fix.
  • + 1
 For $400 you could buy two OneUp's, zip tie them together, and have 420mm of drop.
  • + 1
 @rockshox @mikelevy will there be an i-beam version?
  • + 1
 so it's knock off from revive reverse engineering at its finest
  • + 6
 Yes, but with a less accessible reset button so SRAM can fix that in 2020 with another update. Or maybe they'll buy Revive.
  • + 4
 But it was already fixed three years ago in 2016?

www.pinkbike.com/news/rockshox-revamps-reverb-dropper-post-2016.html
  • + 0
 @JamieMcL: You mean they fixed the reset button (or Vent button) position 3 years before its release ? Wow.
  • + 1
 Pick a dropper brand and be a dick about it.
  • + 2
 Daheck is this
  • + 1
 Love the reverb, love the updates.
  • + 1
 i beam compatible droppers please
  • + 1
 Don’t they already do that
  • + 1
 9 years and they still haven't figured how to make a good dropper post lol
  • + 1
 I still don't have a dropper
  • - 2
 Is this the same company that wants you to buy a b-limit screw adjustment guide that you have to use while the bike is sagged?
  • + 1
 You mean the guide that comes in the box with all their rear d's?

Sounds like you went Ebay shopping and didn't get everything from the box, hard to blame SRAM for that man...
  • + 1
 Still a ????????
  • + 1
 More absolute garbage.
  • + 1
 Talk about obstinate....
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