Revamped 2017 Reverb Dropper

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We’ve spent plenty of time aboard the RockShox Reverb dropper post—for us it’s been one of the more reliable posts out there. Of course no dropper is impervious to contamination and wear, so for 2017 RockShox has completely redone the internals with goal of further improving its durability and reliability.

All of the seals have been updated with an SKF seals on the internal floating piston. The bushing overlap has been increased, something that should help to reduce play, improve durability and limit seal wear in the long term. As with the current Reverb, it will retain the same hydraulic remote lever which also helps to reduce the servicing needs in damp and muddy conditions.

Aside from these hidden changes, RockShox will also be offering the 2017 Reverb in a number of different sizing and travel options. Previously the longer 150mm travel version was only offered for bikes with 31.6mm diameter seat tubes. Now this size is available in 30.9mm as well.

The Reverb will also come in a huge 170mm travel option, but this will only fit if you’ve got room for a 480mm long post on your bike. With a claimed weight of 560g, the weight hasn’t changed much and it will still be offered in Stealth and regular external hose versions.

The spec’s according to RockShox are as follows:

 

Reverb Stealth

Weight: 560g (weight based on 340mm, 30.9mm post with 100mm travel and a 1300mm hose)

Length & Drop:

-          340mm with a 100mm drop

-          390mm with 125mm drop

-          400mm with 150mm drop

-          480mm with 170mm drop

Materials: 3D forged 7050 alloy

Diameters: 30.9, 31.6mm, 34.9mm

 

Standard Reverb

Weight: 520g (Weight based on 340mm post length, 30.9mm diameter, 100mm travel, MMX™ remote with shifter hardware and 1300 hose)

Length & Drop: 340mm with a 100mm drop or 390mm with a 125mm drop

Materials: 3D forged 7050 alloy

Diameters: 30.9, 31.6mm, 34.9mm

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