BikeYoke First Seems to be: Revive Wi-fi Dropper Put up, plus New Pedals & Handlebar Prototypes


The BikeYoke Revive dropper seatpost that set the benchmark for reliability and serviceability is quickly to go wi-fi, in a brand new electronically actuated improve that can put an finish to any inner cable routing hassles. We obtained a primary look and a few first saddle drops on some practically completed prototypes right now, and it seems actually promising.

Plus, BikeYoke’s Stefan Sack at all times has loads of cool concepts bouncing round within his head, so he confirmed me some prototype mountain bike pedals and a brand new handlebar, too!

BikeYoke Revive Wi-fi digital MTB dropper seatpost

BikeYoke Revive Wireless electronic MTB dropper seatpost, on bike

The key to BikeYoke’s new Revive Wi-fi dropper is that the one elements which are utterly new are the digital dropper actuator, the wi-fi distant, and every personal’s rechargeable batteries. The technical hydraulic internals are the identical confirmed Revive mechanical dropper applied sciences, right down to the truth that the wi-fi publish shares the identical service elements because the common Revives.

BikeYoke Revive Wireless electronic MTB dropper seatpost, dropped

That’s type of an enormous deal, as a result of that is going to be an costly dropper, however you may make certain that the publish will proceed to go up and down easily for a very long time, and any bounce you get from air sneaking previous its inner seals is definitely corrected with the little Revive reset lever.

Tech particulars

BikeYoke Revive Wireless electronic MTB dropper seatpost, USB-C remote

The Revive Wi-fi dropper communicates with its wi-fi distant through Bluetooth LE. That additionally means there is a chance for a little bit of adjustability within the velocity of return through a companion cellular app, however you received’t want an app to make use of and even arrange the dropper. Each distant & dropper have 2 tiny LEDs (pink & inexperienced) that can present the battery standing of one another at a easy look.

BikeYoke Revive Wireless electronic MTB dropper seatpost, remote detail with LEDs

Each wi-fi dropper and distant have their very own self-contained li-ion inner battery that’s mentioned to work for ‘a number of’ months of standard use, rechargeable with a regular USB-C port on every. Which means eradicating the publish out of your bike to cost, which Stefan says is type of a bonus function to verify mountain bike riders don’t depart their publish in ceaselessly till it seizes of their body.

BikeYoke Revive Wireless electronic MTB dropper seatpost, internal recharging

BikeYoke says the brand new wi-fi dropper is definitely even a bit lighter than the unique variations. The electrical actuator that opens and closes the valve to function the publish does add a little bit of weight, however that’s offset by the truth that the small self-contained wi-fi distant is significantly lighter than a mechanical distant with a protracted phase of steady housing and wire cable inside.

The addition of the actuator does add about 13mm extra total publish insertion size on the backside of the dropper, however BikeYoke has additionally trimmed roughly 5mm of stack off the publish’s head – ensuing within the wi-fi dropper being about 10mm longer than a mechanical Revive.

First Drops

The usual distant is tremendous tiny and made to take up minimal area on the bar – it is going to be an injection molded plastic half in last manufacturing, doubtless with a detachable alloy clamp. It requires little or no drive to actuate, and felt as quick as any mechanical dropper I’ve used. There’s not a ton of tactile suggestions pushing a tiny button in about 2-3mm to drop the publish (in comparison with the lengthy throw of a mechanical dropper distant). But it surely solely took me about 3 pushes of the button to get a way for the quick press-then-drop movement, and it was after all, rather a lot simpler than any mechanical distant.

BikeYoke Revive Wireless electronic MTB dropper seatpost, integrated remote

BikeYoke additionally confirmed us an excellent smaller distant that makes use of a small wired-in separate battery that may be mounted within a handlebar for bars with inner shift wire routing.

BikeYoke Revive Wireless electronic MTB dropper seatpost, internal battery OEM option

That may doubtless be an OEM-only possibility no less than at first, nevertheless it reiterates the probabilities of how simply you may function a wi-fi dropper with all types of distant. BikeYoke additionally makes their very own lock-on multi-density Grippy grips, and has thought-about the likelihood they may even combine the distant button into one in every of their grips sooner or later.

Attention-grabbing potentialities, certainly.

BikeYoke Revive Wi-fi Dropper – Pricing, choices & availability

BikeYoke Revive Wireless electronic MTB dropper seatpost

Formally the brand new BikeYoke Revive Wi-fi is a MY24 (mannequin 12 months 2024) product which means you’ll have to wait till the beginning of subsequent 12 months to get one – ideally they need to be prepared for shoppers by the spring driving season. That’s nonetheless fairly a methods off, and as BikeYoke finalize among the manufacturing particulars of their distant, they nonetheless don’t have an official value but. However on-the-record/off-the-record, they instructed that BikeYoke are focusing on a retail value that’s bit cheaper than the SRAM AXS dropper or perhaps half once more costlier than mechanical Revive posts – together with the wi-fi distant.

As for sizes, it is going to primarily be supplied in all the identical choices because the mechanically-actuated Revives since they share loads of practical internals – so which means no less than 30.9 & 31.6mm diameters, and journey choices from 125mm as much as 213mm. It’d come on this silver anodized model if there’s good response previous to manufacturing, in any other case they’ll at all times fall again on black.

Prototype modular platform pedal undertaking

BikeYoke Prototype modular platform pedal project, low-profile

One other prototype undertaking are these modular platform mountain bike pedals. The thought was to develop a stable, dependable alloy pedal physique with a serviceable axle and rotating elements, then bolt on a replaceable composite physique with the traction pins.

BikeYoke Prototype modular platform pedal project, sizes

That modular design will permit BikeYoke to supply no less than a few platform sizes, and likewise allow them to tweak supplies and pin placement. These prototype pedals are machined from slippery Delrin engineered plastic with 7 lengthy replaceable traction pins per facet, and 4 bolts that maintain the alloy & plastic bits collectively.

BikeYoke Prototype modular platform pedal project, flats

Now that BikeYoke have ironed out the supplies and connection factors, the subsequent step will likely be optimizing the decrease forefront of the pedals’ outer platform to slip over trailside obstacles. We’ll hold tabs on the subsequent levels of BikeYoke flat pedal improvement.

Prototype 35mm consolation mountain bike handlebars, too!

BikeYoke Prototype 35mm comfort mountain bike handlebar detail

The brand new BikeYoke wi-fi dropper additionally occurred to be mounted on prime of some in-development carbon mountain bike bars that weren’t fully spherical. With a flattened profile within the rise of the bars, BikeYoke is ready to stability some actual vertical consolation with the torsional stiffness of contemporary 35mm diameter bars. The bars additionally function titanium mesh reinforcement within the brake/shifter/distant clamping space for further safety.

BikeYoke Prototype 35mm comfort mountain bike handlebars, too!

BikeYoke says the brand new carbon bars don’t have a set launch date but, as they’re nonetheless working to optimize layup to get one of the best rider consolation, whereas nonetheless passing essentially the most stringent energy, stress & impact-resistance testing in the marketplace.

Don’t fear, I personally discover nearly each trendy 35mm bar too stiff, so I’m be protecting an in depth eye on this undertaking and can share extra information each time I do know extra.

And for certain, we’ve put our title on a brief listing to check the BikeYoke Revive Wi-fi dropper as quickly as one is able to evaluation!


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