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RockShox and SRAM turned the MTB world upside down when they released AXS and since then, we have seen riders of all skill levels turning to things like the Reverb AXS for the ease of use, installation, and durability. Although the price tag is high, essentially it could be the only dropper seatpost you ever buy again. Let's see what this customer thought of their recent purchase:
Recently, I purchased a Rockshox Reverb AXS dropper post. I chose the 125mm version. I bought this as a replacement for the KS lev Integra post that came stock on my 2017 Trek Remedy 8. That post served me well for years but I was always disappointed with how slow its actuation was. It often made it difficult to quickly transition from standing to pedaling in the saddle as I would have to hold the lever for about a second in order for it to rise all the way. But as I said, it did its job for several years but just started to feel worn out this season. It developed some play where the post meets the seat clamp. I knew it was time to replace it so I did my research to determine which dropper post would be best. It seemed that nearly every article I read noted just how well the Reverb AXS performed. It’s not often you find a product that has unanimously positive reviews. One would expect to find at least a few negative reviews but the only complaint folks had about this dropper post was the price.
At $800, which is more than double the price of even the top tier dropper posts on the market, it’s no wonder people felt the price was just too steep. I mean, how could you really justify spending that much money on a product that only performs slightly better than products costing half the price? Well considering I wanted a reliable, fast, and truly top of the line dropper post, it seemed the Reverb AXS would be my best choice. I also really liked the idea of de-cluttering the bars. Between both brake cables, shifter cable, and dropper post cable, modern cockpits can really start to look like rat’s nests. And let’s be honest, your bike's looks are almost as important as its performance!
I received my Reverb AXS dropper post and was immediately impressed by just the packaging alone. You could tell it was high-end, reminiscent of an Apple product with its fancy packaging! My bike is notoriously difficult when it comes to routing a dropper post cable so I was looking forward to not having to deal with that hassle. I did find the included instructions to be a tad confusing. There was a color-coded system used in the diagrams to differentiate each step but I didn’t find it helpful. I would have preferred more clearly written directions. Fortunately, the installation was pretty straightforward regardless of the instructions. It’s only a dropper post after all. The included battery wasn’t fully charged but it still had plenty of juice to complete the install and test the post’s function. The Bluetooth pairing process was very simple and well explained in the manual. After finishing the install, I was very impressed with the fast operation of this post! It dropped quickly and would rise almost instantaneously upon pressing the reverb remote lever.
"I have about 8 rides on this dropper post so far and I have zero complaints! I love how fast it is; I can very quickly transition from standing to pedaling in the saddle. There’s almost no delay at all! I’ve had several muddy rides with subsequent washings and have had no water-related issues. I’m still a little surprised at myself for spending so much money on a dropper post but honestly, I would do it again! The incredible performance and ultra-clean cockpit setup make it worth every penny!"