How to Install a RockShox Reverb Seatpost

Reverb Update:

Sag On Reverb

Sag On Reverb

I have now used the Reverb for 2 seasons. The only problem that I had mid-season last year was a broken barb at the remote end ($14 at LBS). Pretty cheap and easy fix.

However, at the start of this season I noticed the extended seat sagged about 1/4″ when I sat on it. I stopped in at the bike shop and asked if it was a simple quick fix. Nope! After some head shaking and disappointed grumblings my bike mechanic guy said he was “very disappointed and has quite a few Reverbs needing to get rebuilt.”  Apparently, not an easy task and that it is so time consuming that he sends them away to do. The advice was to ride it until its really bad and then bring it in. I checked out a youtube video, and yes it looks terribly time consuming and beyond my interest or time budget.

So, I just continue to ride it as is, carry that little collar in my pack and enjoy the extra little bit of suspension. (P.S. Yes, my bike is dirty and there is grime on the post that should be cleaned.)

Rockshox Reverb Dropper Seatpost

Click to Check Current $ Pricing

 

Original Post:

I just finished installing my Christmas present from Santa.  He must read my my blog because in my seatpost review I had narrowed my list down to the KS i950 and the Rockshox Reverb Dropper Seatpost.  He got me the Reverb!  I thought it would be nice to share my installation experience in 14 easy steps.

However, first a quick rant.  Why does documentation have to suck?!  I had to search around the Web and the RockShox site to find all the information I needed to do it myself.  The included installation manual is mostly useless and doesn’t mention anything about some of the more important steps!  Perhaps someone that has actually installed the product, should help write the manual!?  There…I feel better.

The following is based on the crappy manual that came with the seatpost, with all the goodies I found on the Web interjected:

Step 1 Prepare the Frame

I cleaned the inside of the bike’s seat tube with isopropyl alcohol and sanded it with 400 grit sandpaper.

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How to Install a RockShox Reverb Seatpost

Reverb Update:

Sag On Reverb

Sag On Reverb

I have now used the Reverb for 2 seasons. The only problem that I had mid-season last year was a broken barb at the remote end ($14 at LBS). Pretty cheap and easy fix.

However, at the start of this season I noticed the extended seat sagged about 1/4″ when I sat on it. I stopped in at the bike shop and asked if it was a simple quick fix. Nope! After some head shaking and disappointed grumblings my bike mechanic guy said he was “very disappointed and has quite a few Reverbs needing to get rebuilt.”  Apparently, not an easy task and that it is so time consuming that he sends them away to do. The advice was to ride it until its really bad and then bring it in. I checked out a youtube video, and yes it looks terribly time consuming and beyond my interest or time budget.

So, I just continue to ride it as is, carry that little collar in my pack and enjoy the extra little bit of suspension. (P.S. Yes, my bike is dirty and there is grime on the post that should be cleaned.)

Rockshox Reverb Dropper Seatpost

Click to Check Current $ Pricing

 

Original Post:

I just finished installing my Christmas present from Santa.  He must read my my blog because in my seatpost review I had narrowed my list down to the KS i950 and the Rockshox Reverb Dropper Seatpost.  He got me the Reverb!  I thought it would be nice to share my installation experience in 14 easy steps.

However, first a quick rant.  Why does documentation have to suck?!  I had to search around the Web and the RockShox site to find all the information I needed to do it myself.  The included installation manual is mostly useless and doesn’t mention anything about some of the more important steps!  Perhaps someone that has actually installed the product, should help write the manual!?  There…I feel better.

The following is based on the crappy manual that came with the seatpost, with all the goodies I found on the Web interjected:

Step 1 Prepare the Frame

I cleaned the inside of the bike’s seat tube with isopropyl alcohol and sanded it with 400 grit sandpaper.

Best Kid’s 24” Mountain Bike

2011 Rocky Mountain Reaper 24

UPDATE: Since this post, I have come across a few other options that may work for some people. These are pricey solutions but if you have the cash these look like great alternatives. Again, I think weight is the biggest thing. I emailed Brian below and the Phenom weighs in at approximately 29lbs. That is…

Video: Lily the Mountain Biking Dog at Trailside

I just came across this video again, filmed at the Trailside bike park in Utah. Who doesn’t love this little dog?!

Santa Cruz Blur LT Sizing: Large or Medium

IMG_0196

There is a lot of chatter on the Web about which size Blur to ride. The line between a large and medium is exactly the height of the average North American / European male, 5’10″.  Makes sense that so many are asking which size to buy. I have ridden both a medium and large. I am…

MTB Riding with Kids at Fernie Alpine Resort

1-DSC03273

Last year we went and stayed at the Fernie Alpine Resort (blog posting here). This year we went back to Fernie and spent more time riding downhill because Will was more willing and enable.  We rented some armour for him, but unfortunately there were no full face helmets that fit so he had to wear his normal…

Video: MTB Downhill Champion riding Keystone Standard Basin!

Video: MTB Downhill Champion riding Keystone Standard Basin!

I rode Keystone Standard Basin in Revelstoke a couple weeks ago.  Super fun!  Here is a short vid of me on the return leg with a little audio edit!  Oh well, my kids thought it was kinda cool…    

Online Map of Utah MTB Trails

The Skid Map

Here is a great map of Utah trails (including secret ones)!  Cool thing is that they include some Colorado and Arizona MTB trails as well.  The map is produced by the The “SkidMap” Project: an ongoing effort to build GPS based resources for mountain bikers in Utah. Part of this effort is compiling all the trail…

How to Install Hydraulic Disc Brakes on Kid’s 24” MTB

Avid Elixir 3

Since my post on picking the best 24″ kids bike I have had lots of questions about disc brakes. Most folks want to get disc brakes but are unsure of hydraulic brakes. The fact is that it’s really hard to find a 24″ bike with hydraulic brakes, other than the Konas.  Probably a cost issue.  However, after…

Online Map of Rossland Mountain Bike Trails

RosslandTrails

Our local trail building and maintenance organization, the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society has redone their website and included a cool new interactive Google Map.  It shows all the official trails in the system. There are a few more out there that are super fun, but you will have to ask a local about those.  I don’t…

Video: Fernie Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam!

Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam 2012

Next weekend is the Fernie Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam 2012!  Check out last year’s cool video by Nic Genovese and Music by Calvin Harris, “The Rain”…   Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam 2011 on Pinkbike