Rockshox Reverb Stealth - Compatible list?

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Rockshox Reverb Stealth - Compatible list?

Postby j4mesj4mes » Sun Sep 30, 2012 08:32 am

Good morning,

Has anyone found a compatible list of frames that work with the new rockshox Reverb Stealth? Is it just the new frames?

It would be great if it could somehow fit a 2011 Spicy, as there are two holes in the top tube but not originally designed for the Stealth.

Thank you

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Re: Rockshox Reverb Stealth - Compatible list?

Postby warpcow » Sun Sep 30, 2012 09:39 am

I don't think holes in the toptube will help. As I understand it, you need to able to route the hose around the BB and then up the downtube and out round-about the headtube.

The whole thing seems like a silly/lazy idea. No, don't change the poorly thought out design of the seatpost - demand that bike companies redesign frames :roll:

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Re: Rockshox Reverb Stealth - Compatible list?

Postby jairaj » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:10 pm

warpcow wrote:I don't think holes in the toptube will help. As I understand it, you need to able to route the hose around the BB and then up the downtube and out round-about the headtube.

The whole thing seems like a silly/lazy idea. No, don't change the poorly thought out design of the seatpost - demand that bike companies redesign frames :roll:


Yup thats my understanding of it too.

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Re: Rockshox Reverb Stealth - Compatible list?

Postby bails87 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:40 pm

warpcow wrote:The whole thing seems like a silly/lazy idea. No, don't change the poorly thought out design of the seatpost - demand that bike companies redesign frames :roll:

Not sure what you mean? I think the Reverb would be better if the hose entered the seatpost at a 'static' point rather than moving up and down with the saddle, but I'm not sure that's what you're getting at.
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Re: Rockshox Reverb Stealth - Compatible list?

Postby warpcow » Tue Oct 02, 2012 15:24 pm

Fully agree that a fixed point is a good thing (it's one of the main reasons I didn't choose a Reverb), but making it so that it requires a specific frame is not good.

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Re: Rockshox Reverb Stealth - Compatible list?

Postby leaflite » Tue Oct 02, 2012 16:17 pm

warpcow wrote:Fully agree that a fixed point is a good thing (it's one of the main reasons I didn't choose a Reverb), but making it so that it requires a specific frame is not good.


The issue is that it is impossible to make a reverb have the hose exit on the fixed part of the post without having a hole in the stanction for it, as the hydraulic mechanism is within the stanction. The only possible way is to have it exit at the very top or at the very bottom.

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Re: Rockshox Reverb Stealth - Compatible list?

Postby warpcow » Tue Oct 02, 2012 18:25 pm

I personally think the hydraulic actuation is another issue though (not necessarily an 'issue', but pretty pointless). If one issue causes another, which then demands the redesign of another vaguely related part to make it work, then it's not right in the first place. Avid are big enough to force the issue though

I know, KS have started something similar now with Levs that exit at the bottom, so when every manufacturer makes appropriate frames in a few years I'll just be a whiny, old philistine.

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Re: Rockshox Reverb Stealth - Compatible list?

Postby bails87 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 19:09 pm

I don't think it's a problem. Either your frame has neat internally routed brake, gear and seatpost cables, or it doesn't in which case you buy a normal Reverb and use that.
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