Today RockShox announces its latest iteration of the Reverb and Reverb Stealth dropper post. We had a chance to take a closer look at it in Massa Vecchia, Italy.
From the outside it looks the same, but inside the Reverb is completely new.
- Completely redesigned internals with new SKF internal floating piston, to enhance the performance and durability in all conditions.
- Increased bushing overlap. This makes the dropper post stiffer, with less flex, and it allows Rock Shox to produce a 170mm travel version.
The extension speed is higher than in the past. The revisited piston manages a bigger oil quantity, so that the slowest return speed, adjustable on the remote, is equal to the fastest return speed of the old Reverb.
Specifications Reverb Specs
- 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
Reverb Stealth Specs
- Weight: 560g (weight based on 340mm post, 100mm travel, 30.9mm diameter, 100mm travel, MMX™ remote with shifter hardware and 1300mm hose)
- Length: 340mm, 390mm, 440mm, 480mm
- 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, 150mm, 170mm
- Diameter: 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 34.9mm
Daniel is riding right now on a bike with the brand new Reverb, he called us to spend a few words about the first impressions of riding: “It feels really stiff, much stiffer than the predecessor, and much closer to a traditional seatpost than in the past. It’s really smooth and fluid when extending or lowering the seat. Usually I set up the return at full speed, today I had to slow it down approximately to the middle of the stroke. When completely extended it doesn’t go down even a bit (referring to the latest problems of the old Reverb that sometimes can’t keep the full extension).”