RockShox Reverb Stealth Seatpost $455.00
The best just got better.
It's well known that dropper seatposts are changing the face of mountain biking. And as you probably know, the RockShox Reverb has emerged as a leader in this field due to its weight, 150mm of adjustability, and smooth action. However, the Stealth version, featured here, builds on these strengths by improving the cable routing.
One of the more immediately noticeable features of the Reverb Stealth is its actuator button. Exclusive to RockShox, the hydraulic actuator system provides smooth control over your saddle height. When we first heard that the Reverb employed a hydraulic remote, we were dismayed at the thought of bleeding a seatpost. However, the Reverb has proven to be so smooth and reliable that its hydraulic remote has come to be one of our favorite features. And while the competition's cable actuated posts seem simpler on the surface, clumsy levers and gummed-up cables have made us thankful for the Reverb's buttery, push-button actuation.
The Reverb's hydraulically controlled air spring keeps the post compressing and extending with the same freedom of movement as a well maintained suspension fork. And unlike most of the available dropper posts, you're able to lock the Reverb at full height, full bottom, or anywhere in between. So, you won't have to struggle to find the correct seat height while you're ripping down the trail.
The cable routing is what sets the Reverb Stealth apart. By routing the cable through the seat tube, rather than off of the head of the seatpost, RockShox eliminated the large cable loop found with most dropper posts, including the standard Reverb. Attaching the actuator cable to the head of the seatpost creates a loop of excess housing, which requires careful cable placement to keep that loop away from tires and suspension linkages. The Stealth solves this problem by running the cable through a hole in your frame. Many modern frames are built with "Stealth" routing holes already installed, and older models are typically able to be modified for fitment by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
The RockShox Reverb Stealth Seatpost is available in 30.9, 31.6, and 34.9mm diameters and with either a 125 or 150mm drop. Seatpost lengths run 380, 420, and 430mm. And just for clarity, the Reverb's hose length is 2000mm.
What community has to say
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I am not an Enduro, big air, lift rider. i like long days in the dirt and the occasional XC race. I have never used a dropper post before because I didn't think I needed one. Man was I wrong! The control and confidence you get dropping your post on the steep stuff is really amazing. I am really tall and have never felt super comfortable rolling drops since my seat is 10" higher than my bars. Now it is no problem. So glad I gave this a try.
Invisible cable routing is stealthy, yes, but so is having only two clamps on your bars for four controls...the remote will integrate with Avid brake levers and shifters for a super clean setup. The post itself is a breeze to install and bleed, and will run forever with little maintenance. Very, very happy with mine.