RockShox Reverb Stealth (B1) Dropper Seatpost

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the RockShox Reverb Stealth (B1) Dropper Seatpost and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

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:

User Reviews

  • 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.

Expert Reviews

  • 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:

User Reviews

  • 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.

Expert Reviews

  • 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.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4.