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Thread: Rockshox Reverb sag - what are the options?

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    Default Rockshox Reverb sag - what are the options?

    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 options...is this the lowest cost scenario?

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

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    For an extra 80 bucks you can get a KS post, they still have their issues occasionally but far less frequently than the Reverbs do, support seems to be far better than RS and its not a Reverb.

    https://www.mountainbikesdirect.com....a-dropper-post
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    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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    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?

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    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:

    http://blueliquidlabs.com/repairs/th...ost-whisperer/

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    Super keen. Will take to a PM.


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    "Rockshox Reverb sag what are the options"

    Fuck it in the bin and buy anything else.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexb618 View Post
    people with singlespeeds and street fixies seem to spend a lot of time cleaning and taking pics of their bikes for the internet rather than riding them :confused:

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


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