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Which Rockshox Reverb will fit

DanieljephcottDanieljephcott Posts: 334
edited August 2016 in MTB buying advice
Hello All,

I had started a thread in the workshop section regarding fitting a reverb but that was answered and now Im stuck as to which Reverb length to get.

So my seat post is 400mm long with 130mm showing above the frame meaning the frame can take a maximum of 270mm. I currently have my seat post at 140mm high which is my perfect riding height.

What I’m trying to work out is which reverb will fit so that fully extended it will be at 140mm high but fit into the frame.

Sizes I can buy are as follows:

380mm x 125mm drop
420mm x 100mm drop
420mm x 125mm drop

Ideally I would like the longest drop so a 125mm would be better but it would depend on which one would actually fit with my frame and seating height.

if im working it out correctly i would imagine the 380mm x 125mm drop would fit as if you take a way my perfect seat height of 140mm then im left with 240mm which will easily fit within the frame.


Your help would be amazing.

Dan

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,655
    I have just measured my 380mm Reverb:

    From the bottom of the seat clamp to the bottom of the Reverb collar is 185mm.

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    Where are you measuring?
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    And it all promised so so much”

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  • Check out my measurement of my seat post.

    67139456-6615-4D12-AB48-81162DBE99D2.jpg
  • i might have found a 355mm x 100mm drop at evans cycles. this has got to fit, right? only issue is its a 30.9 which means ill need to buy a shim for it.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,655
    You won't get a 125mm Reverb in there.
    A 100mm jobbie may fit, but it'll be only just.

    The Giant Contact Switch dropper has a narrower collar. A 100mm model would fit height-wise. Only available in 30.9mm though so you would have to shim it.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

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  • hmmm i really wanted a reverb as its meant to be the best.

    so your saying that the 100mm would fit but obviously ill need a shim
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,655
    Why not take a punt on a second-hand post like THIS?

    If it doesn't fit you can just put it back on eBay.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Bird Zero Mk1 ¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • what ive done is messaged that person for some measurements, ill keep an eye on it.

    would have rather bought new.

    Ill see if i can pop down to evans cycles with my bike tomorrow and see what they think.
  • Here's a picture of the 355mm reverb.

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    Looking at this pic the pole will be 130mm high which should be good if mines at 140mm then the seat bracket looks about the same size as mine.

    Do we think this will fit?

    If it does fit can I get a shim to fit this 30.9 to my 31.6
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