After a while your Reverb will need a bit of a pump

Reverb running out of puff? Here’s how to breathe a new lease of life into it.

1. Remove saddle


Fully extend the post and remove your saddle by undoing both of the saddle-clamp bolts. We’re going to clean this mucky area, so loosen and remove the bolts.

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2. Remove valve cap


Clean all of the parts of the clamp, including the bolts and the top of the post. Remove the valve cap using a 9mm socket as shown.

3. Inflate to 250psi


Screw a shock pump into place until you see the needle register pressure and then tighten a further quarter-turn. Inflate to 250psi and remove the pump.

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4. Reassemble


Refit the valve cap. Give the underside of the saddle, including the rails, a clean and apply anti-seize or grease to the threads of the bolts. Reassemble the clamp and tighten the bolts (SRAM recommends 2.2Nm) once correctly positioned.