RockShox Reverb Stealth Dropper Seatpost

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MSRP : $359.49

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Product Description

When you're ripping through rolling terrain, cranking the pedals one minute and getting off the back of the bike the next, no seat height is "just right." The all-new Reverb gives you infinite seat-height adjustment and control of your return speed in a hydraulically actuated remote package. A custom sealing system means the plush and consistent feel of this seat post won't degrade, no matter how much the weather does.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alvin a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2013

Strengths:    Pops up back to full length once pressed... most of the time during trail ride
Easy to press down
Doesn't have any sticky issues throughout its 125mm travel so far...

Weaknesses:    Side-to-side wobble if twisting the saddle by hand on its full extended length
I noticed 2-3x it didn't go pop up w/ a thud once released for full extension during my ride

Bottom Line:   
It's my first ride w/ the reverb stealth. I had to go for the 30.9mm diameter w/ 125mm infinite travel.
The trail was the usual blue zone route I'd take every weekend w/ my Haro shift. The trail is for intermediate riders, purely singletrack, w/ occassional steepclimbs of about 30-40deg ascents of about 10mins granny pace pedaling.

As for the seatpost, I had to drill a hole in the lower part of my seat tube, an inch above the bottombracket. Then I had to route the cable right above the downtube, along w/ the other cables which go all the way to my bar.
Release switch is matchmaker compatible but since I have an LX shifter & a BB7 brake, I had to place the release lever right next to my left grip.
The switch was kinda protruding in my bar, not like my previous post, w/c was the KS i950r, whose switch was incorporated in my ODI grip. For my RS switch, my thumb had to stretch out a bit just to press the switch, w/c during a stoked moment in my ride, kinda got distracted.
What I love about its design is its fixed internal cable routing, which for any rider, makes a lot of sense. My previous post had its cable rubbing on my knees during rides w/c distracted me quite a bit.

For its performance during my first ride w/ it, I really loved the way my saddle disappeared during descents which made me attack the trail a bit more aggressive. It goes down smoothly & stays there.
I did notice that 2-3x during my ride that the seat post didn't extend all the way up w/ a thud when I wanted it too. So I had to depress the saddle again & released it to pop it back up, which fortunately for me it did.
No worries so far for this seat post.... For now.

However, my bike did get a bit heavier by half a pound or so. But I guess all adjustable seat post does that to all bikes. So instead of complaining about it, I guess it's more gym time for me though

Shall I recommend this to a friend? Hell yeah I would, only if its okay to drill a hole in his bike for the internal routing.

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Favorite Trail:   Timberland

Duration Product Used:   2 hours

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   KS i950r

Bike Setup:   Haro shift R5 set up as all mountain
Pike 454 fork
Epicon shox
Home cranks
XT drivetrain 9speed
LX shifters
FSA DH carbon bars
ODI grips
BB7 brakes w/ Ashima rotors

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