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Review: RockShox Reverb 100mm dropper seatpost

  • By Caley Fretz
  • Published Nov. 17, 2011
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM EDT

The Reverb uses a hydraulic remote. Photo: Caley Fretz © Singletrack.com

Mounting the Reverb up to a BMC TrailFox TF01, which comes stock with a 125mm Reverb and has purpose-built cable guides for the line, was as easy as it gets. Mount the remote to the X.0 shifters, put the seatpost in, and run line through the guides. Simple.

The post’s movement is controlled through a combination of oil and air. An air valve adorns the inside of the post. Put in 250psi and forget about it. Unlike other oil-driven posts, the Reverb’s hydraulic remote means no more futzing with cables running from bar to the post itself.

The seals that keep all that technology clean are impressive: triple lipped with a foam ring. They are definitely better than many forks.

Bleeding is no problem, much easier than a set of brakes. RockShox includes a bleed kit, including the 2.5wt suspension oil used instead of hydraulic fluid.

The Reverb has to function as a regular seatpost, too, so it’s nice that RockShox has gone with a simple two-bolt clamp design. It’s very secure and swapping saddles isn’t any more maddening than a standard post.

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Caley Fretz

Caley Fretz

Tech Editor Caley Fretz came on board with VN in September 2010, and now splits his year between Boulder, Colorado and Annecy, France. Beyond his journalistic pursuits, he is a category 1 road, 'cross and track racer. He also holds a pro XC mountain bike license, though unlicensed racing is now more his style.

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