The RockShox Reverb Stealth may be old but it's still the best on the market
The Rockshox Reverb Stealth is a very expensive post, but you do get a bleed kit and an Enduro collar (a bolt-on aluminium clamp that lets you limit the amount of drop) included in the box.
Like the original Rockshox Reverb, the Stealth is hydraulically operated, but to make it easier to install, the hose comes fitted with a quick-release connection. This allows you to easily separate it from the post several times before a bleed is required, although if you’re trimming the hose you’ll need to bust out the syringes.
Depending on your drivetrain set-up, the Rockshox Reverb is available with left or right-specific remote levers, which can be mounted directly to the handlebar or integrated into a SRAM brake lever. If you’re running a 1x drivetrain you can run the right-hand remote upside down on the left-hand side.
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There is a small amount of play, which did worsen slightly during the test, but the Reverb is the smoothest here and, because there’s no cable to get full of gunk, it should go on working perfectly for many months before it needs bleeding.
Return speed can be adjusted via the silver dial on the body of the remote, so you don’t have to worry about the saddle flying up and hitting you where it hurts. Being able to select the optimum saddle height for the conditions means you’re riding in a more controlled manner.
The Reverb Stealth is lightweight, has a low ride height and offers trouble-free performance. It’s also available in a load of options: three drops, two lengths and two sizes. It might
be getting old but it’s still the best on the market.