The only thing more depressing than forking out hundreds of dollars for a new seat post is when it develops problems after the first year and requires more money.
The newest edition of the RockShox Reverb Stealth has some nifty features which aim to reduce the amount of service the post needs.
First though, the Reverb Stealth now comes in five travel lengths; 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 175mm, and 200mm. This should be a relief for brand product managers who want the perfect dropper post for every size bike in their lineups. The overall lengths for the posts are 301mm, 351mm, 414mm, 467mm, and 519.5mm.
The internals have been redesigned in the Reverb Stealth. RockShox reduced friction in the internal floating piston inside the Reverb. This is said to help with actuation and the post reportedly takes 50% less force to drop than before.
The coolest feature though is Vent Valve. When air and oil mix inside the post over time, a squish develops on the post, and even with the post fully extended, when a rider sits down, the post can sink quite a bit. Vent Valve allows riders to fix this issue without taking the post apart. Push the Vent Valve, compress the seat post, and it should be good to go.
The valve works by moving air back into the air chamber and out of the oil.
The Reverb Stealth is now shorter overall than previously, comes in 30.9mm, 31.6mm, and 34.9mm seat post diameters, and has a speed adjustment knob to tune the perfect return speed.
Pricing starts at $350 for a Reverb with the standard remote and $400 for an upgrade to the 1x-style lever. Learn more at RockShox.com.