The seatpost is Giant's own D-Fuse, a narrow carbon post with a D-shaped profile. This is the takeaway from our time with the Revolt 2 – it doesn’t try to be something it’s not, and it succeeds in being exactly what many riders need. The Revolt is built around an aluminum frame. It has that racer feel to it, something that you can take out in the woods or on the trails and just smash about on. List the components used to build up the bike.

Joining VeloClub not only supports the work we do, there are some fantastic benefits: The Giant Revolt 2 is not fancy. Giant opted for predictability and reliability over surprise and excitement, and you’re reminded of this with every swooping corner or hard pedal stroke. Did any part of the bike feel too stiff or too flexible? Anything you particularly did or didn't like? The Giant Revolt Advanced 2 has an rrp of £2,099, which is pretty good value for a quality carbon frameset and a 105 groupset from one of the big brands. We've seen Specialized do similar on its Allez road bike, which it says aids aerodynamics. Overall, I think the Giant is a great bike. The FSA crankset saves a bit of cash and doesn’t do any real harm. The hubs also saw plenty of rain and grit but are still running smoothly. Tell us some more about the controls.

Aftermarket options will lower the weight but it isn't an immediate upgrade I'd make. It had a negative impact on other far less disruptive cycling events in the area in the following and preceding weeks, including juniors races that... What nuance are you interested in? How would you describe the steering?

The Revolt Advanced frames are created from carbon fibre produced in Giant's own composites factory. Can you get a good gravel bike for $1,000? So it needs the mounts to match. You might get an oily finger tip... Agree with Bions, terrible quality and customer service. It works better than any mechanical system we’ve used, but not as well as a fully hydraulic system. It’s the Toyota Camry of budget gravel bikes. Giant did include a few nice features found on its more expensive models, like a tapered 1 1/4” to 1 1/8” steerer, which keeps the front end feeling solid, and the D-Fuse shaped seat post, which adds a welcome bit of flex out back.

It makes the bike feel slower, even when the actual difference is marginal. From exclusive content to premium benefits, join us and experience all we have to offer. The geometry isn’t unusual, so that’s an unlikely culprit. Still, what Giant has done here for just $1,000 is impressive. It’s not that the Revolt’s handling is bad.

Giant hits the bare minimum here. Yes you can. The 48/32 chainrings are a great match for this bike. Not everybody achieves this, which is why some frames feel too stiff, too flexible or just don't have any feeling to them at all, especially at the cheaper end of the market.

The Revolt 2 is built with a 2x Shimano Sora drivetrain, hybrid hydraulic/mechanical disc brakes, and Giant-branded bar/stem/seatpost components.

The Giant website says this is a MegaExo pressfit BB – it is not. The Revolt wants to be liked, not loved. If so was it a problem? The math shows us that weight doesn’t really affect speed all that much, but it unquestionably affects feel. It’s also hundreds of dollars cheaper than both of those. The bike goes where you point it and accelerates when you ask it to. Completely reliable, functional, and predictable, but without a single feature that would really make you want it. It can run tubeless tires, it has functional brakes. Custom cycling shoes that will make you swoon, 2021 Australian Road Nationals will proceed – but with some changes, Esports Worlds will be raced on Tacx trainers, Trek-Segafredo extends contracts for five riders: Daily News Digest, L39ION of LA go Continental, sign Skylar Schneider, Kendall Ryan, Why Elisa Longo Borghini’s National Championship victory matters so much, Bjarne Riis more than 60% certain that NTT won’t find a sponsor, Omens from the past: Tao Geoghegan Hart at the U23 Paris-Roubaix, A week on the couch and an eye on the future: A chat with Jai Hindley, Carthy wins at the Vuelta; double Ventoux day for the Tour: Daily News Digest, Lizzie Deignan and Elisa Longo Borghini extend with Trek-Segafredo, Hugh Carthy wins stage 12 of the Vuelta, Carapaz takes back red, math shows us that weight doesn’t really affect speed, 2020 Gravel Bike Field Test: 12 bikes, four riders, and endless dirt, 2020 Marin Gestalt X10 gravel bike review: The wheelie machine, 2020 Canyon Grail AL 7.0 gravel bike review: Big fun, small price, Giant Contend AR 1 2020 review: Fresh and affordable all-road, Giant Revolt Advanced 0 2019 gravel bike review. Giant takes few chances here. The 11×34 cassette provides plenty of range.

It feels heavier and softer than some of the pricier aluminum bikes in this test – in …

This is the takeaway from our time with the Revolt 2 – it doesn’t try to be something it’s not, and it succeeds in being exactly what many riders need. Would you recommend the bike to a friend? This high-performance all-rounder does it all. Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of the associated videos, either. The Revolt has none of that.

Giant takes few chances here. Completely reliable, functional, and predictable, but without a single feature that would really make you want it. It feels heavier and softer than some of the pricier aluminum bikes in this test – in particular the Canyon Grail AL and Marin Gestalt X10, both of which use higher-end, triple-butted tubesets. Steering geometry is the first indication of this goal. The lower gear range means the Giant can be ridden hard at a high cadence off-road. Multiple emails to the company and... What is this o-ring of which you speak?

It uses single-butted 6061 tubes, which is another way of saying it’s not particularly light. I've already mentioned the D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar, and it'll come as no surprise that Giant also provides the stem and saddle. It’s the Toyota Camry of budget gravel bikes. A lot of the components are actually about flex and comfort so the frame can get away with being quite stiff. This is a bummer if you’re going to be taking the Revolt on rough trails, but it’s not really necessary for most gravel riding. Now, the brakes. It doesn’t take many chances, either in geometry or spec. It’s fine. Giant’s “D-Fuse” seatpost does an impressive job. The Revolt does have mounts for third party mudguards and racks, so there are options here for commuting and light bikepacking if you so desire; for me, though, I'd just leave it naked and blast around everywhere. Wheelbase and chainstay length are likewise on the longer, more stable end of the spectrum. The D-Fuse seatpost is very impressive. Giant’s “D-Fuse” seatpost does an impressive job. Or feel free to continue reading the article. Use this box to explain your overall score. You can’t blame Giant for deciding not to take any chances with a gravel bike at this price point, but that does make the Revolt 2 somewhat hard to love. How would the controls work for larger or smaller riders? Tell us some more about the drivetrain. The materials used are certainly heavier and of lower quality than more expensive groups, but the touch points – the actual feel of the group – isn’t too far off 105 or even Ultegra.

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