Rockshox Reverb sag - what are the options?

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  1. hifiandmtb

    hifiandmtb King of his castle

    Old mate with a '14 Remedy with a rooted BB also has the dreaded 20mm of sag on his Rockshox Reverb.

    He's been quoted $210 for a full rebuild (likely with B1 internals I guess?) but are there any other this the lowest cost scenario?

    We are even considering ditching the Reverb for another brand at this stage...
  2. shmity

    shmity Likes Bikes and Dirt

  3. ctguru

    ctguru Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Ive got 3 KS and 1 reverb, once I rebuild the reverb I'm going to sell it. The KS are way more user friendly to service, I hate servicing the reverb. If the KS shits itself, I think it's only $160 for a complete piston and it's a piece of piss to replace

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  4. Jpez

    Jpez Likes Dirt

    Mine is doing the same with about 30-40mm sag and when in the lowest position I can pull the seat up by about 3".

    I rang Summit cycles in Melbourne and they said a $150 service will fix the problem although I'm doubtful, and quite often they will just replace it with a new one which I'm hoping they do. It gets sent off to Sola sport apparently.
    I think there is a Summit in Sydney?
  5. c3024446

    c3024446 Likes Bikes and Dirt

    If anyone wants to post me their stealth i'll rebuild it with the new 2016 IFP and seal kit and express post back for $110. Don't need the hose and remote. PM me if keen. Admin can delete if this has crossed a line.

    Sags for two reasons - seal head unscrewed - this was mainly a A1 post issue. For A2 and B1 stealth post issues, they use a u cup seal to lower friction, unfortunately this doesn't make them more reliable. If dropped, and then you pick up the bike, the seal can fail. So i take them out and replace them with an oring like suggested here:
  6. hifiandmtb

    hifiandmtb King of his castle

    Super keen. Will take to a PM.

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  7. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    "Rockshox Reverb sag what are the options"

    Fuck it in the bin and buy anything else.
  8. TheAzza

    TheAzza Likes Dirt

    Mine did the same, twice, and both times changing the seal head oring fixed it. First time I just used the closest one I could find at Masters (RIP) and last time I used the actual 19x2mm oring I required. It is a bit fiddly, but if you are careful you won’t even need any fluid or special tools, aside from lock ring pliers and a vice.
    I now have a LEV.

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  9. Oddjob

    Oddjob Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Sorry to hijack. Any opinions on the Thomson Elite dropper?

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  10. hifiandmtb

    hifiandmtb King of his castle

    Supposed to be reliable, but the BikeYoke seems like the bestest bet around IMO.

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  11. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    This ^^^^^^^^
    Next post for me.... if my KS ever dies

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  12. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    Duplicate ......
  13. Cheka

    Cheka Squid

    Just replaced my buggered Spesh 125mm Command Post with a Bikeyoke Revive 185mm. My mechanic was really impressed with it when he fitted it for me. Only had the one ride on it but very happy with it.
  14. ctguru

    ctguru Likes Bikes and Dirt

    What about the new fusion manic?

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  15. RapidRob

    RapidRob Likes Bikes

    BikeYoke post rocks

    +1 for the BikeYoke Revive. I've got the 160mm on my all mountain hardtail and it's rad. One of the smoothest drops of any post I've tried (among them Specialized Command, Reverb and KS) and the Revive valve restores it to rock solid if ever you accidentally pull up on the seat and create sag. The remote rocks too.

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