Why is my dropper post sticking?

It may need some lubrication. I dunno about your dropper post, but when my Oneup is feeling a little sticky, that means it’s time to unthread the collar, apply some Slick Honey grease, and cycle the post a couple times to spread the grease around.

Can you use Vaseline as bike lube?

You can use Vaseline (petroleum jelly) as a bike lubricant without issues. However, it melts at lower temperatures (40-60 degrees Celsius) as compared to grease. All the same, when you have no grease, Vaseline would be ideal for a quick alternative.

Do I need to grease my seatpost?

You should absolutely grease your seatpost (unless it is carbon fiber). It won’t slip around if your seatpost clamp is properly tightened. Get a thing of grease from the bike shop, like the park tool PPL-1 grease.

How do I fix reverb?

A bookshelf with different width books is a great way to stop reverb. This causes the sound to bounce in different directions and not right into the microphone. The “stuff” in the room also helps to absorb some of the sound — which helps reduce reverb. Hanging soft fabric on the wall works well.

How do you clean a reverb SRAM seatpost?

Spray the inner shaft and RockShox® Vise Blocks with isopropyl alcohol and wipe them with a clean shop towel. The clamping surfaces must be free of oil and grease. Clamp the inner shaft into the 10 mm slot in the vise blocks. Unthread and remove the air valve base plate from the inner shaft. Remove the seatpost and vise blocks from the vise.

Where can I get a new seatpost for my bike?

At Sea Otter, Rockshox installed their latest Reverb on my bike, then we hit the road home with a planned stop in Sedona. Once there, I adjusted my seatpost height and hit the trail.

What should I do if my seat post is not working?

Bottom line, if you’re dropper isn’t sliding down easily or returning to full height without manual assistance, slightly loosen the seatpost collar and try again. You only need it just tight enough to prevent the post from slipping down.

Why is my seat post not working on my bike?

Running through all of the myriad things that could be tried -bleeding the hydraulic Reverb lever, removing the post to adjust cable tension, checking air pressure on models that allow it, etc.- it finally dawned on us that maybe, just maybe, we’d overtightened the collar. Boom. Problem solved on both bikes.