We’ve read the reviews across the web for the RockShox Reverb Stealth (B1) Dropper Seatpost and summarize the results below:
PeakScore: 79 (out of 100)
User Rating: 3.9 stars
Expert Rating: 4.1 stars
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 166
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Contains a full hydraulic system, making the tear-down and rebuilding process possible and simple.
- Makes a sound when it tops out, making the user aware it has returned to the full position.
- The rebound doesn’t have any sagging.
- Provides a smooth return.
- The length of the hydraulic line provided was efficient.
- Able to adjust the speed of the extension by turning the barrel adjuster, making it easy and quick.
- The post compresses and re-extends consistently.
- The rate of return can be adjusted easily with the remote.
- The hydraulic line prevents dirt from entering.
- The hydraulic activator and hose are easy to use and press.
- No reports of having issues with tight routing using the system.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Reports of needing maintenance quite frequently.
- The plunger is not the best, and can’t be made more efficient by adjustments.
- The hydraulic system is a bit touchy and can take some work to get used to.
- Reports of some vertical compression during use.
- If the hose detaches from the remote, it doesn’t work anymore.
- The reliability of this product is debatable, with multiple reports of people claiming mid-ride failure.
- Can take a little while to warm up on cold days.
- The remote can be more difficult to use and slippery if your gloves are wet.
The RockShox Reverb Stealth (B1) Dropper Seatpost is a consistent and hydraulic-based system that makes it stand apart from the competition. However, the multiple reports of issues, with lack of reliability and failures, makes this not a great choice for a dropper, despite having top qualities such as a smooth return and an adjustable-rate of return.