We ran into a friend on the trail sporting a new dropper post from a company out of Germany called BikeYoke. Already being seen as innovative thinkers on the subject of dropper posts, (they also offer an intriguing cable-actuated conversion for the Rockshox Reverb Stealth) BikeYoke’s Revive is a self-serviceable dropper post that features a reset function for troubleshooting on the trail.
Released in January, the goal of the Revive was to improve upon reliability issues common with dropper posts by eliminating the internal floating piston many designs utilize to secure height settings. When IFP seals are compromised, posts begin to droop, feeling springy, and behave more like a suspension post then an adjustable height one. (I have two Reverb posts buried under my workbench in need of a rebuild that can attest to that.)
According to BikeYoke, the use of a non-IFP design adds reliability and results in a smooth action, which was apparent in our on the trail test. The remote lever also had a great ergonomic feel (and action) to it, similar to the Fox Transfer lever.
The unique feature of the Revive post is the ability to bleed it of air trapped under the valve, which BikeYoke calls the “Revive” function — hence the name. The post’s owner, Ed of Warrenton bike shop Bike Envy, gave us a quick demo on how quick it was to bleed it as we watched.
- Non-IFP design
- 125mm and 160mm options
- 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters
- ‘Triggy’ One-By remote or regular push button
- Weight: 470g (125mm x 30.9mm), Triggy remote 25g
The Revive Dropper post is distributed in the US via BTI.
Check it out at BikeYoke.de