Tech Corner

RockShox Reverb seatpost service at The Path Bike Shopby Gerrin Shackle, Service Technician at The Path Bike Shop

Have you had your RockShox Reverb or Reverb Stealth seatpost serviced yet?

Keep your Reverb performing well on all your rides, and increase its longevity. SRAM recommends a full rebuild after every 200 hours of use for the Reverb and the Reverb Stealth. We perform this important and valuable service here at The Path Bike Shop.

Does your Reverb need a full rebuild? Here are some telltale signs to look out for:

  • If post sags or drops a little under weight
  • If when post is operated, you hear the piston sucking through oil
  • If oil is leaking out the bottom of the seat post

Troubleshooting first. Here's what to look for to determine if a full rebuild is necessary:

  • If the post will not return to full extension after being compressed, check the air pressure. Air pressure should be at 250psi. 
  • If you try to press the lever and it will not move, or feels like something is broken and/or jammed, check the line in and out of the frame to see if it is kinked. Chances are the line will be kinked, not allowing fluid to be pushed through the line (and nothing is broken). 
  • If the lever has play, meaning you can push and pull it without fluid being pushed through the line. The system needs a bleed.
  • An over tightened seat post clamp bolt can inhibit movement. Check that the seat post clamp bolt is not over torqued.

If you have any other questions or would like for us to take a look at your Reverb, come on in! This service runs $80 labor and an additional $65 for the full seal kit.

Ventana El Ciclon custom Path Bike Shop geometryWe've got a small run of Ventana El Ciclon frames coming in...but these are no ordinary El Ciclon frames.

Made and developed for The Path Bike Shop, this Ventana El Ciclon Special Edition is still a 5-inch travel bike, but with some differences in geometry. This special custom geometry is made for those who want an all-mountain bike made to attack the climbs and the descents equally well. Great option for a lightweight Super D race bike.

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