A longer-legged, longer lasting RockShox Reverb and Reverb Stealth for 2016

New guts plus a longer version of the benchmark dropper post

RockShox has revamped its popular Reverb and Reverb Stealth dropper posts. Along with claimed improvements in durability, the Reverbs are available in more size/travel options including a 170mm travel variant.

Internally, both the Reverb and its remotely activated sibling have undergone a complete redesign and now sport an all-new SKF internal floating piston design. Bushing overlap has been increased to build on the Reverb’s already impressive durability. The lever on the remote version appears unchanged.

It’s probably fair to say that the current Reverb is still the benchmark dropper post, and so this redesigned component is certainly a big deal.

BikeRadar tester Seb Stott has already tried out the 170mm version for three days in Canada and was impressed. Expect more on these new Reverbs in the near future but for now here’s a breakdown of the specs of the new posts.

Reverb Stealth – $471 | €514 | £395

Rockshox reverb stealth: rockshox reverb stealth
Rockshox reverb stealth: rockshox reverb stealth
  • Weight: 560g (Weight based on 340mm post length, 30.9mm diameter, 100mm travel, MMX remote with shifter hardware and 1300 hose)
  • Lengths: 340mm, 390mm, 440mm, 480mm
  • Offset: Zero
  • Remote options: adjustable return speed at the handlebar, discrete or Match Maker X, left or right
  • Travel options: 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 170mm
  • Diameter options: 30.9, 31.6mm, 34.9mm

Reverb – $400 | €436 | £335

RockShox reverb : rockshox reverb
RockShox reverb : rockshox reverb
  • Weight: 520g (Weight based on 340mm post length, 30.9mm diameter, 100mm travel, MMX remote with shifter hardware and 1300 hose)
  • Lengths: 340mm, 390mm,
  • Offset: Zero
  • Remote options: adjustable return speed at the handlebar, discrete or Match Maker X, left or right
  • Travel options: 100mm, 125mm,
  • Diameter options: 30.9, 31.6mm, 34.9mm
Oli Woodman

Senior Writer, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
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