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Thread: Another Reverb tale of woe...

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    Default Another Reverb tale of woe...

    Having been an avid Reverb advocate for years, I'm now at the end of my rope. I know this topic has been covered like a zillion times before, but I need my soap box.

    About 4 months ago, I paid NSD quite a lot of coin to service the thing and replace several expensive seals etc as it was dropping about 15mm while weighted at full height. Now, after a weekend of 'normal' riding 4 months on, it is doing exactly the same thing. NSD assured me that they used the 'new' seals/parts and this would not happen again, but here we are.

    I've just had a nightmare with a Giant Connect post on my other bike and am now in dropper post heaven with a KS LEV Integra, but I wasn't expecting Reverb issues so soon on my other bike, so don't really have unlimited funds to sort it out.

    So my question to you, dear burners, is this:

    What is the cheapest and easiest way to get back to having a seat post that stays at maximum height and drops 125mm reliably and consistently through rain, hail and shine year after year?
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    What size? 30.9?

    Internal routing or external only?

    Maybe this? https://www.hibike.com/kind-shock-dr...8f469155ff4a98
    Last edited by yuley95; 28-03-2017 at 07:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nautonier View Post

    What is the cheapest and easiest way to get back to having a seat post that stays at maximum height and drops 125mm reliably and consistently through rain, hail and shine year after year?
    Sell the Reverb, buy KS anything.
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    Fixed with a quick release lever.

    They all fuck up. Although my giant contact has been awesome, others have broken theirs (yourself too apparently). Plenty of stories about reverbs, ks's, fox, fuckin everything. Pick a post and be a dick about it!

    Pinkbike raved about the 9point8 fall line, and I haven't seen anyone bitch about that braking. I also havent seen one in aus either. Time for a test mule!
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    Buy another KS Lev.
    Even the B1 reverbs can suffer from the seal failure you're experiencing. Mine lasted 3 week.

    Reverbs are junk. There is no 2 ways about it. Rockshox have over complicated the design and are determined to persevere.

    You may be able to jag an older KS (gold shaft) for cheap. There are also some other fully mechanical options available, but non are cheap.

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    Laugh and mock but this cheap and nasty post has been flawless. Had one for over a year without issues. Nowhere near as smooth as a KS but it works and at $130 I'm happy it's lasted this length of time.
    https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/...-30.9mm-490763

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    I've got a KS underseat lever operated post sitting here. 31.6mm 125mm drop
    Not currently using it. Good condition.
    Love the action and the operation but should have got it with the remote. Was advised this prior to buying it. Doh!

    Am using an X-fusion Strate at the moment. Like it. Remote is one of the best I've used. Other bike has a Spesh Comannd post, which I've been pretty happy with for a while now. Coming on 4yrs and just recently had it all rebuilt after it imploded. But has been solid prior to that
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    Give it back to Sram for warranty. My B1 lasted a few months before it was dropping 20mm and it was replaced no questions asked even though I purchased it O/S hand:
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    Hey man, Bike yoke are just starting to advertise a Reverb rebuild which includes a "revive" bleed port which gives the reverb the same functionality as their Revive Dropper. Looks EXACTLY like what you need.
    I'll try and link the video I just watched on their facebook some time, also, having dealt with the company over some custom Yokes for the Stumpy, I can say they're absolutely brilliant bunch of dudes. I'll pretty much be plugging their products and buying everything they can sell for my bikes because of the quality of customer service they've given me so far.


    https://www.facebook.com/BikeYoke/vi...1713214847591/

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    I see KS LEV's go for around $200. I bought one 2nd hand from here 4 years ago and it is awesome. I would happily pay for a brand new one because the extra $ is worth it. I don't have to take time away from family, sleep or other hobbies (porn is a hobby right?) to bleed, lube, tinker or generally fuck around and swear at a dropper post that doesn't do it's very basic function.
    My KS LEV was attacked by an axe and has still survived! Albeit only the cable was attacked.
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