RockShox Reverb and Reverb Stealth revamped for 2016

New dropper posts feature improved durability, more travel

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Available lengths of the new Reverb Stealth include 340mm, 390mm, 400mm, and 480mm, while post diameters are 30.9mm, 31.6mm, and 34.9mm, all with zero offset.

Available lengths of the new Reverb Stealth include 340mm, 390mm, 400mm, and 480mm, while post diameters are 30.9mm, 31.6mm, and 34.9mm, all with zero offset (click to enlarge).

RockShox has given its popular Reverb and Reverb Stealth dropper posts makeovers for 2016, reengineering the internals, adding additional bushing overlap, and offering new travel options. Availability of the new posts is set for June.

The updated internally routed Reverb Stealth features a new SKF internal floating piston, which is in part designed to improve performance and durability. Shaft and head material are 7050 alloy, and same as before, the remote has adjustable return speed at the handlebar.

Available lengths include 340mm, 390mm, 400mm, and 480mm, while post diameters are 30.9mm, 31.6mm, and 34.9mm, all with zero offset. Travel options are 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, and now 170mm. Claimed weight is 560 grams for a 340mm post that’s 30.9mm diameter with 100mm travel. MSRP is $471.

Travel options for the new Reverb are 100mm and 125mm, and claimed weight is 520 grams.

Travel options for the new Reverb are 100mm and 125mm, and claimed weight is 520 grams (click to enlarge).

Meanwhile, the standard Reverb gets the same Increased bushing overlap and new SKF internal floating piston for improved performance and durability. Available lengths are 340mm and 390mm. The remote has adjustable return speed that can be set at the handlebar. Post diameters are 30.9mm, 31.6mm, and 34.9mm, again all with zero offset. Travel options are 100mm and 125mm, and claimed weight is 520 grams using a 340mm post length, 30.9mm diameter, and 100mm travel. Shaft and head material are the same 7050 alloy. MSRP is $400

For more info visit www.sram.com.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympics, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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