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.)
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.