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[First Ride] The New Rock Shox Reverb

[First Ride] The New Rock Shox Reverb

15/03/2016
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15/03/2016

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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.

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From the outside it looks the same, but inside the Reverb is completely new.

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  • Completely redesigned internals with new SKF internal floating piston, to enhance the performance and durability in all conditions.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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