Teased first on Instagram, and then again at SaddleDrive, the new Wolf Tooth ReMote Sustain is a mechanical, cable-actuated remote lever for the Rockshox Reverb dropper seatpost. It completely replaces the external hydraulic hose and remote, giving you more mounting options and actually improving frame clearance at the seat tube, too!

Wolf Tooth ReMote Sustain mechanical cable remote level for rockshox reverb

Compared to a Connectamajig-equipped Reverb, they claim the Sustain’s hardware grants you an extra 40mm (1-5/8″) of room, letting you potentially run a longer dropper on smaller frames. And you keep the easy disconnect, making it quick to remove the post for travel or service. They say it also offers quicker release action, and finer control.

Wolf Tooth ReMote Sustain mechanical cable remote level for rockshox reverb

The ReMote Sustain system includes their ergonomic thumb lever that fits where your front shifter used to, a polished stainless steel Jagwire cable and housing, and the end adapter that converts the cable’s pull into action at the post. Two versions are available to fit Reverb model generations A2 or B1, along with bar mounting adapters for clamp-on (shown), Shimano ISAB or IS2, and SRAM Matchmaker. Retail from $89.95 to $99.95 depending on clamp style.

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jen
jen
4 years ago

i still dont get why i would want to get rid of a hydo line and replace with a crappy cable

Marc L
4 years ago
Reply to  jen

Jen,
Truth be told, we started work on a hydro lever long before RS introduced theirs because we had a lot of requests for a Reverb pushbutton replacement. But the more we spent time with our prototypes and talked to shop mechanics, the less that we could convince ourselves that a hudraulic line presented any realy benefits in this case. In theory a hydraulic system could be better with convoluted routing, but in practice the extra seals make the smoothness a wash, hydraulics’ performance can vary significantly from cold to hot days, hydraulics are sensitive to air pressure changes in flight or shipment, and cables’ ease of installation/maintenance is miles miles better.

At the end of the day we figured that most riders (or their mechanics) would rather lube a cable than bleed a remote. And no crappy cables here- we know that riders’ experience with the Sustain will be dictated in part by the cable quality, so spec’d a high-quality, polished stainless model.

mike
mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Marc L

All of that exactly… I think the real question is why would you want to use a hydro line in the first place!

JNH
JNH
4 years ago
Reply to  jen

Because it’s a small, delicate part in a vulnerable spot on the bars that needs to maintain a seal to work. The sheer number of broken Reverb remotes I’ve seen over the years can attest to how much of a weak spot it is. Short of snapping the bar clamp or the lever cable remotes are pretty survivable.

Marc L
4 years ago
Reply to  JNH

JNH,
And ours have a $5 breakaway axle- so if you do crash on one it’s not too pricey. I keep a spare in the van for roadtrips.

i
i
4 years ago
Reply to  jen

much better question is why RS uses a hydro line in the first place. None of the downsides of cables in shifters really apply, and it introduces new failure modes (Someone I was riding with crashed and tore the line out of his reverb, while it was down – we were in Africa, probably 1000 miles from any bike shop that would have a bleed kit. Not only did he not have a dropper, but his post was down with no way to raise it).

Bigger question is why buy a Reverb in the first place. Ok, you bought a bike that came with it…. Still for $100 to make it right, I’d rather sell the Reverb and get a better post like a Revive.

jen
jen
4 years ago
Reply to  i

were i ride its normally 2 foot deep in mud and very wet. not really all that cold though cables last a month or two sometimes. its not that unsusual to be trying to pull my bike out of the mud. cables suck big time for me my comandpost was a f*ing nightmare x

swarz
swarz
4 years ago

I have a Bikeyoke lever, who did this ages ago to replace the awkward standard reverb lever/actuator with a very nice ergonomic lever. This is a bit late now that RS have designed a decent (ish) hydro lever.

D-Con
D-Con
4 years ago
Reply to  swarz

The bike yoke is a good option, but us availability is rough and the lever we did get in was just aluminum running on aluminum,which is weird.
Will have to see one in person, but for the same money the wolf tooth could be an easier sell than the RS lever, which is pretty chunky and still needs bleeding. I could see having both on the floor.

Dr Sweets
4 years ago

Wolf Tooth products have been bang on in my experience. My bike has a 34.9 post size and I have to run a Reverb due to manufacturer’s warranty (Evil Wreckoning). I personally haven’t had any issues beyond routine maintenance with any Reverbs and I’ve ran them since ’11 upon their debut. I will be ordering this in the not to distant future. Keep up the great work.