Press Release: Reverse Components
Sometimes you don’t need a new bike, you just need to improve the one you’ve got. Working around standards and improving bike geometry has always been a passion of Reverse Components and our Bike Hacks line adds to the range of ways you can make small but effective changes to your ride.
From new Angle Spacers to stems that fit both bar diameters and travel indicators for coil shocks – for 2021, we decided to create a range of new products designed to increase rider options, performance and simplicity.
Travel and Sag Indicator
Reverse Components Travel and Sag indicator is a simple tool to measure the amount of travel you are using on your coil shock and to get the ideal sag measurement. An external shaft is held in place at the top and bottom of your shock, with an “o” ring to show how much travel you are using. The Travel and Sag Indicator can be used on the bike while testing and setting up your bike, zip tie it on, do some runs and see how much preload you need or if your spring rate is right. For setting sag, simply measure where the “O ring” has reached on the scale and compare to a sag chart. This saves time and is much easier to get an accurate reading. Perfect for bike shops and suspension tuners. € 24,90
In 2019 Reverse Components launched the 0.5 ° Angle Spacer for tapered forks. This simple spacer sits in place of your crown race at the bottom of your steerer, raising the height by 10mm. And a half-degree slacker head angle. Instead of upgrading the fork or changing internals.
For 2020/21, this range was expanded to include the Reverse Components Angle Spacer for straight 1 1/8″ steerer tube single crown forks and a wider, sealed DH version to sit flush on wide DH headtubes And allowing riders with these setups to also benefit from this geometry tweak.
Singlespeed Kit for XD Driver Hub Bodies
This CNC machined kit attaches to SRAM XD free hub bodies, allowing rider’s who have XD driver setups to go singlespeed. Couple this with a chain tensioner and you’ve got a solid, hassle-free setup for bike park laps all summer long. € 89.90
Singlespeed Kit and Chain Tensioner
The Reverse Components chain tensioner + singlespeed kit combo has proven popular with our freeriders and bike park fans across Europe and the USA. The singlespeed kit allows all you to convert you normal HG style hub to a singlespeed setup with an oversized 7mm wide flange (standard is 2.8mm) for less freehub wear, coupled with a chain tensioner to keep everything running tight and smooth with a full suspension bike. Compatibility: with 9/10/11spd chains and 13 – 17T sprockets.
Reverse Components SS Kit €25.90 / $28 Chain Tensioner RRP €69.90 / $99.99
This clamp is a headset spacer with an additional clamping function. This is designed to go underneath your stem for double security. Not only does this ensure that your headset holds well, it’s ideal for working/traveling with your bike. If you have the bike in the work stand, you can tighten the steerer clamp. That will hold everything in place when you loosen your stem and headset. If you’re removing/turning your bars for traveling, this will keep everything in place until you arrive at your destination. RRP € 9.90
Black One D-2 Stem
Simplicity and rider options were the drivers for the creation of the Black One D-2 stem. D-2 standing for 2 Diameters, this stem allows riders to use 31.8mm and 35mm bars with the same stem. A simple, carefully designed shim fits inside the stem for use with 31.8mm bars and when removed, it fits 35mm. Ideal for riders who have a few sets of bars with different rises. And want to continue using them all, or who may upgrade to a 35mm set in the future. Available in 35mm length, in standard or specially CNC machined Ti edition. This is with polished or gloss black finish and Titanium bolts.€ 59.90 / €84.90 for Ti edition
Available for ISCG05 and Bosch Gen 4 / Shimano systems, the Reverse Components Flip Guide is our latest chainguide solution. You can make quick adjustments and “flip” the guide out of the way by hand when removing the crank. Flip the upper guide into the “service” position for easy chain cleaning and crank removal if necessary. When done, flip it back down into the “riding” position and it will firmly lock into place. This will keep the chain secure on the roughest of tracks! For secondary adjustments, the Flip guide has a clever spring loaded micro adjustment system allowing for fine tuning. The top guide is adjusted via the Allen bolt to get it within the chainline perfectly. Simply thread in to bring closer or thread out to move it further away. €29.90
All of the Bike Hacks are now available in Reverse dealers and online stores. And, full pricing for the US and availability will be coming soon.
For more information, please check out Reverse Components here.