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Reverb Stealth dropper post wobble is that normal?

jon1993jon1993 Posts: 596
edited October 2014 in MTB general
my friend just got a Canyon Spectral AL with a reverb stealth post and it twists around by a few millimetres there's no other play left-right, front-back, up down just a very slight wobble.
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  • As its new it sounds like it might have a bit more play in than I'd be happy with. Some play is normal though.
  • As said - they do have some play. Takes some time getting used to it when you are used to a normal seatpost.
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    3 of my mates have Reverbs and none of them have play from side to side.
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  • Myster101Myster101 Posts: 856
    Mine has a very slight movement (rotational) but I doubt it's even a mm. No movement side to side or front to back. Sounds like it needs to go back.
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  • jon1993jon1993 Posts: 596
    it doesn't have play as such its hard to describe, you know how when you get a tight seat post in and you have to twist it backwards and forwards so the seat is a bit out of line one way then a bit out of line the other its in that plane its as If the seat is trying to twist itself around but only very very slightly by maybe a few millimetres I am assuming its ok but I just wondered. The seat post doesn't have play in any other orientation that would be concerning just feels as if the seat is very slightly lose I guess but you cant feel it whilst riding.
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    A tiny amout of rotational play is normal. It just barely moves but enough to feel a slight knock if you wiggle it.
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    My Process came with a KS Eten which is half the price of a Reverb and it's absolutely rock solid, no movement in any direction. I'm quite impressed with it.
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  • A degree or two of Yaw is normal.
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    A degree or two is a lot. It's a small fraction of a degree.
  • Can you give me the exact amount then if we're being all pedantic - minutes and seconds will suffice :)
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  • A degree or two is a lot. It's a small fraction of a degree.
    Is that more or less than a smidge?
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    A degree or two is a lot. It's a small fraction of a degree.
    Is that more or less than a smidge?

    Strictly speaking, it's a 'tad'.
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