A remote lever for your dropper post is an ingenious thing – provided you can easily reach it. But all so often we see bikes where you need fingers as long as Edward Scissorhands in order to actually reach the remote lever positioned somewhere near the middle of the bars. Here we’ll show you how to tidy up your SRAM-cockpit.
Everything on one clamp
If both your gears and brakes come from SRAM then there’s good news: you can fit them together on one clamp. If there’s a RockShox dropper post fitted then this too can be attached to the same clamp. If you think this means you can’t independently adjust each lever to your desired position then we’ve got good news for you.
Getting the gears in grip
To start off with you should place the brake levers to the optimum position for your hands.
Where to put the dropper post remote lever?
When deciding where to put the remote lever of the RockShox Reverb you have several choices. With 1×11 drivetrains you can use most elegant and fit the remote lever underneath the left hand brake lever instead of the shifter. If you use a double chainring set-up it needs to be mounted above the brake lever. When deciding on which side to choose you might need to take suspension remote adjust levers into account. The rule of thumb is simple: only one remote lever per side!
But remember these are just tips, what counts at the end of the day is your personal preferences! The most important thing is that you can reach every lever ‘blind’ and don’t need to take your eyes off the trail!
Words & Photos: Christoph Bayer
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