RockShox Reverb Stealth Seatpost - $454.95

It's well known that dropper seatposts are changing the face of mountain biking. And as you probably know, the RockShox Reverb has emerged as a leader in this field due to its weight, 125mm of adjustability, and smooth action. However, the Stealth version, featured here, builds on these strengths by improving the cable routing. One of the more immediately noticeable features of the Reverb Stealth is its actuator button. Exclusive to RockShox, the hydraulic actuator system provides smooth control over your saddle height. When we first heard that the Reverb employed a hydraulic remote, we were dismayed at the thought of bleeding a seatpost. However, the Reverb has proven to be so smooth and reliable that its hydraulic remote has come to be one of our favorite features. And while the competition's cable actuated posts seem simpler on the surface, clumsy levers and gummed-up cables have made us thankful for the Reverb's buttery, push-button actuation. The Reverb's hydraulically controlled air spring keeps the post compressing and extending with the same freedom of movement as a well maintained suspension fork. And unlike most of the available dropper posts, you're able to lock the Reverb at full height, full bottom, or anywhere in between. So, you won't have to struggle to find the correct seat height while you're ripping down the trail. The cable routing is what sets the Reverb Stealth apart. By routing the cable through the seat tube, rather than off of the head of the seatpost, RockShox eliminated the large cable loop found with most dropper posts, including the standard Reverb. Attaching the actuator cable to the head of the seatpost creates a loop of excess housing, which requires careful cable placement to keep that loop away from tires and suspension linkages. The Stealth solves this problem by running the cable through a hole in your frame. - $454.95