BikeYoke have done it again, making their popular Revive dropper post available with 213mm drop.
Bike design continues to change, and one such design move is the adoption of shorter seat tubes even on larger frames. The Pivot Switchblade is one many updated designs, but the Specialized Enduro is another. Most new bikes have shorter seat tubes than outgoing models, and this means you can fit dropper posts with more drop.
Short seat tubes also mean that tall riders can reach the limit of maximum extension on their post. They might actually need longer posts in order to maintain a proper saddle height for pedalling. So while some brands, like Fox, are working to reduce the overall length of their dropper posts so people can have more drop, there is still a need to have seatposts that are still long enough!
In 2017 BikeYoke released the Revive 185 as the longest series production aftermarket dropper on the market, and it becamee popular for enthusiasts, pro-racers and testers. Now, a couple of years later, other manufacturers had caught up and even surpassed the former class leader.
BikeYoke have created a whopping 213mm version of the Revive, making it - once again - the longest dropper you can put in your bike. The shorter versions also receive minor and major updates, which justify a family rename and make them all Revive 2.0. The Revive 2.0 comes in 30.9 and 31.6, and a dedicated 34.9 dropper, Revive MAX, will remain as is.
The longer length and loads required a complete redesign of the original Revive chassis structure, mainly a new upper tube unit made of one single piece, 3D-forged and precisely CNC-machined afterwards. In contrast to a traditional 2-piece design (head+tube bonded), the one-piece-design allows a defined and orientated but variable wall thickness of the upper tube, making it stiffer and stronger in important load situations.
The Revive 2.0 213 also gets a noticeably longer bushing overlap to reduce wear. The shorter 125, 160 and 185 versions remain with their original dimensions, but they will all benefit from the cost extensive 213 toolings and also get the one-piece and hard-anodized upper tube units. The pin seats are also hard anodized for longer life on the base of the upper mast.
There is also a new CNC-finished actuator lever to bring better smoothness to the engagement. BikeYoke have also made long saddle bolts to make fitting a saddle less fiddly.
All Revive 2.0 parts are compatible with previous models, which helps for a long service life and parts availability.
If you want more details, head to www.bikeyoke.com