When talking about the RockShox Reverb, there’s an elephant in the room. The Reverb has always impressed us in terms of ergonomics and usability, but as many a disgruntled owner will attest to, it’s a pain to have to send your post in for service every now and then to have it free of any vertical play. The third generation of this iconic – some will say infamous – dropper is here to address the squishy post syndrome once and for all. With the introduction of a Vent Valve, the new Reverb (C1, as per SRAM’s internal denomination) can be bled from the outside without having to disassemble the post to get to the internals. Aside from this potentially game-changing feature, there are plenty of other improvements to explore as well – let’s dig in!