[First Ride] The New Rock Shox Reverb


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.
La distanza tra la boccola superiore del nuovo Reverb (sx) è stata aumentata rispetto alla vecchia versione (dx)
The new Reverb (top) and the old one (bottom). Check the distance between the bushings.


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

First Ride


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).


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