One of the actually frustrating issues with SRAM’s big move to 1x mountain bike drivetrains had been the fact that when you lose the front shifter, you still end up with less-than-stellar ergonomics if you choose to run RockShox’s dropper post, with it’s push to activate hydraulic remote on top of the bar. Finally now RockShox has a suitable solution, with a new Reverb 1x Remote that works with a trigger-style lever that mounts to a MatchMaker clamp under the bar just like that front shifter that SRAM had abolished. Easier, more comfortable dropper post actuation is finally here for the Reverb…
To put it simply, the completely new hydraulic Reverb 1x Remote uses the same SRAM trigger ergonomics with a lower force to activate it for easy-to-use, and easy-to-reach control of your Reverb dropper post.
A new hydraulic fitting setup also claims to make bleeding and maintenance as easy as ever in the new remote. The new remote is backward compatible with all B1 & A2 Reverbs, plus all of the Reverb Stealth models (you can identify compatibility with your dropper by the black return speed adjuster on the standard remote.) The new remote keeps the speed adjust (adjustable with a hex key) and is said to weigh 69g, which is 21g heavier than the current version, but we suspect no one with a 1x setup will want to pass this up over a few grams.
New Reverb Stealth dropper post with the 1x remote will sell for $400/445€ (post old and new remote options will continue), while an upgrade kit with the new 1x remote, the new Bleeding Edge fitting, a discreet clamp & MatchMakerX clamp will sell for $95/105€. Retail availability is said to be this month worldwide, so let’s get to updating all of those Reverb droppers out there now!