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When looking for a dropper post, there's a lot of options to consider. Bike Yoke is a company that should be on your radar as well. Bike Yoke offers a lot of cool features to offer such as a bleeder valve at the head. Our friend, George just installed one. Check out what they think!
Thanks to all the great people at World Wide Cyclery, I have had the chance to use my new Bike Yoke Revive, 31.6 x 160 mm dropper seat post for about one month now and loving it. I installed it on my 2017 Foe's Mutz fat bike. I had a KS Lev 31.6 x 150 dropper post on the bike before, which I have rebuilt and installed on my other bike which is an Intense Tracer 275 carbon. Let me give you a little bit of history with me and my different dropper posts that I have tried and used.
I started out with the Rock Shox Reverb on the Intense, and it failed in less than 4 months, so I had it rebuilt and its sitting on my shelf at home. The reverb did not work well in the cold, and when I say cold I mean even at just above freezing it was an issue. I also hated the handlebar lever for the Reverb, it was pretty crappy to say the least. Then I broke the original aluminum frame on the Intense, then I I up graded to a carbon frame, and went from 26" to 27.5" wheels as well. With the new frame I went with a new Thompson 31.6 x 125 mm dropper post, which failed after 6 months and because it was still under warranty I had to send it in to Thompson and they rebuilt it for me.
I am from Vancouver, British Columbia and ride the North Shore, Squamish, Cumberland (on Vancouver Island) and Whistler. I live in Sedona, AZ for 6 months during the winter, which has great weather and fabulous MTB riding as well, so I get the best of both worlds. I always do a bunch of research before I buy anything, and after the Reverb and the Thompson I have to say that the KS Lev is a great dropper post, but because you can bleed the Bike Yoke Revive on the go with a simple little Allen wrench,
its my favorite so far out of these 4 dropper posts.
The KS Lev failed after 7 months, but the rebuild that was covered under warranty, lasted for 28 months which is outstanding for any dropper post.
Thanks to a great black Friday deal, and all the great folks over at World Wide Cyclery, I now have the Bike Yoke Revive dropper post, and in my opinion is the best all around dropper post on the market. From all the research that I did, I expect to get approx 2 years of service before I have to rebuild this dropper post, which would be way longer than the other 3 dropper that I have tried. If you want to buy a Bike Yoke Revive dropper post, go see the folks at World Wide Cyclery to get the expertise and the best price around.
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