Revamping the Reverb

Date Mar 15, 2016

Say the words “dropper post” to a mountain biker, and more often than not a Rock Shox Reverb is the first thing that comes to mind. Appearing in 2010, it’s appeared on everything from mid-level builds to eye watering dream bikes.

To up date this stalwart, the brains at Rock Shox have completely redesigned the internals of the post. They claim “all the smallest details, down to the single seal, have been re-evaluated and updated to pass the hardest and longest durability tests.” That means a new set of internals designed in conjunction with SKF, and other tweaks to help keep the Reverb running smoother for longer.

New Rock Shox Reverb on the top; the blue unit is the internal floating piston designed by SKF

New Rock Shox Reverb on the top; the blue unit is the internal floating piston designed by SKF

Also of note is the bump in travel to 170mm, so tall riders can rejoice and not run their posts at the max extension. It’s likely that we’ll see more of these posts specced on L and XL frames starting soon.

Specifications

Weight
520g (Weight based on 340mm post length, 30.9mm diameter, 100mm travel, MMX™ remote with shifter hardware and 1300 hose)

Length
340mm, 390mm

Colors
Black

Material
Shaft: 3D forged 7050 alloy, Head: 7050 forged alloy

Other
Zero offset, remote: adjustable return speed at the handlebar, discrete or Match Maker™ X, left or right

Available in
Travel: 100mm, 125mm
Diameter: 30.9, 31.6mm, 34.9mm


Tags: sram, SKF, Rock Shox Reverb, Rock Shox, Reberb
Posted in: News

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shawn-fraser
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Shawn Fraser  - March 15, 2016, 10:21 p.m.

Got a email from Rock Shox today saying that the longer posts will be available by the end of March. As a average height rider, riding a medium frame 125mm isn't cutting it, so a longer drop is something I'm looking forward to. 9 point 8 is taking too long to bring out their 175mm so I guess a 170mm Rock Shox will have to do.

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megrim
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megrim  - March 15, 2016, 8:15 p.m.

The one thing I don't get is that everyone says these big posts are only for tall riders. You already have long legs (i.e. Suspension)!! I think the long posts are better for short(ish) people. Us guys who don't have extra suspension in our stumpy legs. Ok, maybe it's a fair statement for those that are really short and are buying the xs frame. But bike manufacturers, please design your frame for us shorty' and allow everyone the joy of over 150 mm between the legs!

Mike

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craw
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Cr4w  - March 15, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

And while we're at that can we not make bigger bikes with seat tubes shorter than 495 because that's plenty short enough. Anyone who can ride an XL isn't desperate for more standover.

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seb-is-tall
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Seb Is Tall  - March 21, 2016, 3:39 p.m.

I couldn't agree more. If you're making a big bike with a shorter seat tube so smaller riders can ride it with a short stem to get more stability from a longer wheelbase then the company needs to make another size up so the taller rider can do the same thing. Especially true for the new Santa Cruz Hightower. A brand that used to do XXL on all their 29ers but now can't be bothered with the effort.

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seb-is-tall
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Seb Is Tall  - March 21, 2016, 3:37 p.m.

It goes both ways Mike. If a taller rider has the same or more mass than a shorter rider. Then consider that their centre of mass will also be higher. They need to get this as low as possible to get anywhere near the centre of mass of a shorter rider. Combine this with super long legs and then they always have the seat tipping them forwards as the trail steepens.

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D_C_
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DMVancouver  - March 15, 2016, 3 p.m.

It would have been nice to see a backwards-compatible redesigned remote.

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cerebroside
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crbrsd  - March 15, 2016, 1:47 p.m.

Wording on this article is rather similar to the one on Pinkbike…?

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drewm
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DrewM  - March 15, 2016, 5:41 p.m.

It's a press release…

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - March 15, 2016, 8:03 p.m.

Yup. In addition, it was sent out late last night with a release embargo time of only 8 hours later. At either 11 pm or 7 am, no one's adding anything to it - it just goes out as is.

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