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Old 12-02-10, 05:24 PM   #1
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my thoughts on the rock shox reverb seatpost

my friend who is a super bad ass mountain bike rider has a gravity dropper and swears by them. in the shop he always tells people "if you want to go faster, add weight to your bike and get a seatpost.

so today we put a rockshox reverb seatpost on my bike and i took it for a ride. i gotta say, yeah, it is something.

with the push of a button, i can drop the seat all the way down, so it's like i have no saddle when i'm going down steep stuff. then, at the bottom, when i push the button, BAM, there is a seat underneath my butt. i am at optimal seat height for any trail condition at all times and i don't have to stop. at the end of the ride i was just randomly adjusting the seat to wherever i wanted, just cause i could.

for racers, i dare say you need one. i don't race, but i am really lazy, so i don't feel like stopping and fuddling with my seat post, so i leave it in the middle, where it's just too low to be efficient peddling, and just too high to be comfortable going downhill.

not anymore. i am quite happy with my experience. i will most likely end up with the rockshox, or a similar seatpost. the only problem is, which seatpost to get.

for what it's worth, crank bros has the joplin, which has had many problems with sticking. the rockshox i rode today has a slow rebound, and has some problems. the gravity dropper seems to be the best thing out there so far.
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Old 12-02-10, 05:30 PM   #2
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ANY dropper, be they fussy or not, is better than no dropper in my book. But I would like to get a genuine GD someday.
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Old 12-02-10, 07:28 PM   #3
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And my wife thought that Golfing was expensive.....hahahahaha!
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I sold mine on the idea that it was cheaper than racing motocross and safer too .
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I'm going GD for the new ride. Maybe not remote though.
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IMO, the Gravity Dropper line has the best balance of fit (27.2 then shim to fit larger seat tube sizes), price, durability, and fewer problems out of the box compared to the others at the moment.

The Reverb needs this first release (in typical SRAM style) to get over some teething problems before its next iteration. It could also benefit from somehow having the hydro line coming in lower down somehow, so you don't have the loop dangling and moving around when the seat is in the lower positions. Having it able to hook up with your brake/shifter clamps (if runnin Avid and SRAM) is pretty nifty though.

They can have my Gravity Dropper posts when they pry them from my sweaty, hairy buttcheeks. And I only have the non-remote version. If buying new, would likely get the remote, even though I dislike the idea of more crap clutering up my bars.
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One cool thing with the reverb is that you can get either a left or right side mount remote. Sold a couple already.
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So they've got seatposts with the same technology as my computer swivel chair? It's like they're just begging me to get out of this chair & ride!

But I won't.
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They can have my Gravity Dropper posts when they pry them from my sweaty, hairy buttcheeks.
How many of them do you keep up in there?

I've been eyeing the Spec Command Post for a couple years now, just hesitant to pull the trigger. All my bikes are 30.9 so that's no prob but I don't have a happy history with seatposts.
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