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Thread: RockShox Reverb dropper seatpost
25-01-12, 09:10 #1
RockShox Reverb dropper seatpost
RockShox might have taken a while to jump on the bandwagon, but boy was the wait worth it. The company has put its considerable experience with suspension and sealing to great use in the Reverb. It provides 125mm (4.92in) of up/down adjustment and is actuated via a hydraulic handlebar mounted push button, either mounted separately to the bars or using SRAMís MatchMaker to attach it to the shifters. Read the full review here.
Has anyone invested in a dropper seatpost yet?
25-01-12, 10:43 #2
Not until I can get one the same weight as my current "normal" post, no.
25-01-12, 11:21 #3
Not sure if that'll be possible, do you think Stan? On an all-mountain sort of bike I don't think the weight is really a penalty. Obviously for XC riding it's a different matter.
Might the benefits outweigh the extra weight however?
25-01-12, 11:29 #4
25-01-12, 11:55 #5
25-01-12, 12:04 #6
Dropper seat posts go back further than a few yaers, early 90's they were about. Spring kind o thing that sat between saddle and frame. Weight put it down spring put it up. Never did catch on.
Now if some clever manufacturer put something in the frame that may be different.
*Sits down and designs frame seat post dropper*
25-01-12, 12:08 #7
Tight fitting Keyed lightweight seatpost to prevent rotation in frame.
Spring in seat tube with a hydraulic *Thing* to stop it going down
*Thing* electrial operated lockout
Button on bars.
25-01-12, 12:24 #8
25-01-12, 12:52 #9
25-01-12, 12:58 #10
If it allows you to ride stuff that you otherwise would'nt ride then it will improve your riding experience which is surely what we are all after .
Last edited by Neil Helks; 25-01-12 at 13:01.
25-01-12, 15:18 #11
In response to your other questions, I'd say forks over rigid and disks over rim brakes are a more significant performance enhancement than a dropper post, in my opinion. But I would'nt argue with te skills compensation bit.
The only time I've been hit in the nuts by a saddle was last weekend, when my foot slipped off my road bike pedal as I was trying to clip in....
25-01-12, 15:41 #12
If it allows you to ride stuff that you otherwise would'nt ride then it will improve your riding experience which is surely what we are all after ..
Ah - a different point though. But does it improve your riding experience on the stuff you normally /regularly ride? Thats the real question to the masses and the answer probably determines whether you'd buy one or not.
Having had a Spesh Command seat post for 18months now......I can say that I'd hate not to have it. As soon as the hills start to steepen to the point where you want to stand on the pedals, the ability to move the saddle down is wonderful. When it gets really steep and undulating, (I used to feel totally top heavy and ungainly), and you drop it to its lowest level, the bike is transformed and I feel it can take on anything!
25-01-12, 15:42 #13
I occasionaly get hooked up on the rear of the saddle especialy wearing baggies.
25-01-12, 18:33 #14
I assume that you have ridden with a dropper post or are you making assumptions based on what you have read .
Anyway wider riser bars are a lack of skills compensator but most folk are only too happy to use them instead of 500mm wide flats .
Last edited by Neil Helks; 25-01-12 at 18:36.
25-01-12, 20:40 #15
25-01-12, 20:46 #16
Thing is whilst I like to ride everything saddle-up, when I'm pushed to lower it I love the 'toy-bike' feel it gives your riding.
I may yet invest in one for the hustler (not much point worrying about every gram with a bike like that).
I presume they work better than the old spring things Dalesman mentioned, I had one of them and they were shoite.
25-01-12, 21:39 #17
I don't even have a QR seat collar and never felt the need to drop my seat - even in t'Alps.
26-01-12, 11:19 #18
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26-01-12, 11:45 #19
26-01-12, 11:47 #20
Are 500mm flats readily available from a reputable manufacturer?
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