Rock Shox Reverb Seatpost Review

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By Greg Heil    on Sep 19, 2016

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By Aaron Chamberlain    on Dec 12, 2017

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September 28, 2018
 
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Works perfectly every time.

Cons: Expensive in comparison. Hard to find a shop that works on them. Expensive upgrades.

Recommendation: This is the best upgrade I have made to my. I wish I would have done this a few years back.

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January 17, 2017
 
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Internal cable routing, strength

Cons: price

Recommendation: Its been great so far. It moves a little slow in the cold weather but that's probably more due to the fluid than anything. There is a little play in the post but I never notice it on the ride.

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March 22, 2016
 
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Been on the Reverb for about 8 months and no issues. Not as snappy as I'd like, but not such a significant issue that I'd replace as it came with the bike. If you're in the Portland area, Hi-5 bikes does a 24 hour rebuild on the Reverb!

Cons: Not crazy about the trigger. Like the actuation on the KS better.

Recommendation: Despite flack reported by others, I would have to recommend the Reverb as I've had no issues yet.

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August 26, 2015
 
Pros: I've had mine for over three years of heavy use in a variety of conditions. During that time I only had to bleed it once.

After three years, it needed a full rebuild though. However, I was very impressed with the durability and performance overall.

Cons: It's hard to find someone to work on it! There are a shit ton of tiny parts inside the Reverb and rebuilding one is an extremely involved process. I couldn't get a local shop to touch it. I even hit up PUSH Industries, and they said send it to SRAM.

Recommendation: I have only ridden a handful of other droppers, but to me the Reverb is still the gold standard.

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April 17, 2015
 
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Very nice benefit to a bike
Super easy to use on trail

Cons: Will sometimes stick slightly
200-300 bucks can be a bit much
be aware how much travel and distance into the stem you need

Recommendation: YES
If you have have never used a dropper post it is a great investment to add to a bike. Big bang for your buck

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October 28, 2014
 
Pros: Easy to install. Solid. It drops duh.

Cons: Price and weight but I knew that going in.

Recommendation: very smooth. Solid no rattles. I have beat on this thing pretty hard this last month and its as firm and smooth as day 1.

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May 29, 2014
 
Pros: It is a dropper seat post!, infinitely adjustable

Cons: Requires somewhat frequent maintenance to keep it working smooth

Recommendation: The Reverb works best with a fresh bleed, but fades quicker than I would like. I have a Thompson dropper on my second bike. In 2 months of use and (mostly) abuse, it has given me more consistent operation.

With that said, I'd rather have the Reverb on my bike than a standard seat post w/ quick release clamp. Dropping from XC pedal height to descending height on the fly is AMAZING!

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April 29, 2012
 
Model/Year: 2012 Black Band, 125mm

Pros: Easy set up, butter smooth.

Cons: Cost, weight.

Recommendation: Even though you have to pull up the post every time I mount it into a bike stand, that is OK. Had it on about 8 rides already and it works great. Much safer to ride and less likely to go over when leaning back. Locks in place anywhere you want it. Rebounds fast. I would not ride without it now.

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April 3, 2012
 
Model/Year: REVERB 125mm travel, 355mm post, 31.6 2012

Pros: no stick
locks in place
infinite seat range
easy push button

Cons: heavy and expensive but its worth it!
bleed when necessary.

Recommendation: I just got my Reverb after i used a KindShock i950 for the past year. Comparing them is unbelievable... I love my kindshock but man is the reverb unbelievable. My kindshock always seemed to get stuck about half way when i wanted it to come back up. The reverb has no problem. With the PSI set it quickly raises all the way by the push of a button. It stops at any level which is one of its best features. The seat clamp is one of the best i deal with, and is super easy to adjust with a hex wrench.
in any event this is a super reliable seat post that mechanical adjustable seat post can rival!

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June 24, 2011
 
Pros: infinite adjustment range, Simple to set up, bleed and add fluid to, good seat clamp, slick push button control, smooth motion on post.

Cons: Nothing. I accept the weight and cost penalties the same way I did when I first bought a fork shock or disc brakes

Recommendation: Riding in new england is full of quick ups and down so I drop and raise the seat constantly during my rides. I can't compare this to other dropper posts since i have not used them but I liken this category of components to when I first used disc brakes and shocks. It quite simply changes the way I ride and I can now attack downhills with much more control and confidence without breaking my flow.

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Rock Shox Reverb 4.67 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.