Get Your (Revel) Stoke on! A new hardtail from Van Nicholas

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Think the days of the titanium bikes are over? Not in the slightest. Titanium bike company, Van Nicholas has just released a bold new trio of titanium bikes. The latest addition to the mountain bike range is the versatile Revelstoke. Suitable for both 27.5+ or 29er wheel builds, the Revelstoke is hugely adaptable; it’s on the fast track to getting off the beaten track.

In a more normal 29in guise

According to the blurb, “With the Revelstoke, Van Nicholas takes the 27.5 trend to another level with 27.5+.” The same frame will work for 29in x 2.3in or 27+ (x 3in) builds – the Revelstoke is designed for a 110mm wide front hub, and a 148mm wide rear hub with thru axle.

Plus Sized. Look at that fork. LOOK AT IT! Wow!

A new frame has been constructed around the 3 inch tyres. Built primarily from aerospace grade 3Al-2.5V Titanium, with a hydroformed top and down tube and a tapered head tube, the moulded parts of the frame are manufactured from 6Al-4V Titanium. The rear stays have been designed to be as short as possible, despite the larger tyre, “to deliver both supreme maneuverability and stiffness for power transfer.”

Van Nicholas offers purists the possibility to build the bike with a fixed, single-sided Titanium fork in a Lefty style. If suspension is preferred, one can opt for a Fox Float Factory fork with Kashima coating.

The Revelstoke frame is also suitable for a traditional 29er set-up, with the same hub width as the 27.5+. With the 29er set-up the Revelstoke can be built with a Fox or Rock Shox suspension fork. The Revelstoke is available as a complete build from December/January in the sizes 15.5in, 18in and 21.0in, with a total price from €3,618. A single frame will cost €2,099.

The details will appear on vannicholas.com soon.

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Chipps Chippendale

Singletrackworld's Editor At Large

With 22 years as Editor of Singletrack World Magazine, Chipps is the longest-running mountain bike magazine editor in the world. He started in the bike trade in 1990 and became a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the last 30 years as a bike writer and photographer, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish, strengthen and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

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