First issued in 2013, the Giant Revolt now exists as two models: the Advanced Pro and the Advanced. The Pro is the lighter model, using an Advanced SL composite fork and Advanced-grade frame – developed and tested by racers, with an eye on long distance racing. That said, both models now come with tyre clearances for going beyond fine gravel.
- Revolt Advanced Pro 0 – £4,999
- Revolt Advanced Pro 1 – £4,299
- Revolt Advanced Pro Frameset – £1,599
- Revolt Advanced 0 – £3,499
- Revolt Advanced 1 – £2,999
- Revolt Advanced 2 – £2,399
- Revolt Advanced 3 – £2,199
Both models have a shorter wheelbase and reduced fork trail, for a more lively, responsive feel in a wide variety of riding conditions. Geometry updates also include a longer reach – now 387mm compared to 381mm on the previous generation for a medium size frame – and a 1-degree steeper head angle (71.5 degrees compared to 70.5 degrees). In addition, the bottom bracket has been lowered 10mm (80mm drop compared to 70mm). Longer, lower and steeper!
Both Revolt models features a lower seatstay junction with thinner diameter tubes to improve rear-end compliance without sacrificing stiffness while cornering, sprinting or climbing. Each model also comes with a D-Fuse seatpost to reduce shocks and vibrations on rough roads or dirt – while also offering the option to use a 30.9mm round post – handy if you want to add a dropper post. The Revolt Advanced Pro series comes with the latest D-Fuse seatpost technology, the composite D-Fuse SLR, which has a -5/+15mm offset option. Both models also come with D-Fuse handlebars, with similar D-shaped tubing as the seatpost. The handlebar is said to work together with the seatpost to add compliance at two key contact points.
All new Revolt models feature a new flip chip on the rear dropout that lets you adjust the wheelbase by 10mm. The short setting gives it a quicker, more agile feel, while the long setting improves stability on rougher roads, gravel and dirt. The long setting also provides more clearance for a larger diameter rear tyre (up to 53mm from 42mm) and extends fork trail by 4mm, which adds stability at higher speeds.
Both ranges come with composite Giant WheelSystems and tubeless tyres designed specifically for gravel and mixed terrain riding. Also included on all frames are an astounding six water bottle mounts – two on the down tube, two on the fork, plus one each on the top tube and seat tube. Cross desert racing anyone? With so much water carrying capacity, the only excuse you’ll have to stop is for a pee. If practical riding, winter training, or commuting is more your thing, there’s an adaptor at the seatpost for mounting a rack and the frame is mudguard compatible.