Following in the footsteps of the Revolt Advanced, a pro-level gravel bike developed with Giant Factory Off-Road Team riders for long-distance gravel events like the Dirty Kanza 200, the new Revolt offers similar gravel-specific frame geometry and features—but with the high-value performance of an aluminium frameset.
Beyond its ALUXX aluminium frame, which is engineered and produced in Giant’s industry-leading aluminium forging facility with optimized strength-to-weight ratios and proprietary production techniques, the new Revolt features innovative technologies to make it highly capable on a wide variety of terrain.
The D-Fuse seatpost is engineered with a distinctive tube shape that features a round front and flattened rear section. Following its initial success on TCX cyclocross bikes, including multiple world championship titles, this design was applied to Revolt bikes to help improve ride quality on rough terrain and minimize fatigue on long rides. Its shape and composite design result in up to 12mm of “travel” for a smoother ride quality.
The Revolt 0 and Revolt 1 models feature the Contact XR D-Fuse handlebar, which also uses D-shaped tubing. Tests show the D-Fuse bar has 10 percent more “pushing” or downward compliance and 20 percent more “pulling” or upward stiffness compared to the Contact SL round handlebar. It absorbs shocks and vibrations while also increasing stiffness for sprinting or out-of-the-saddle climbing. The handlebar also has slightly flared drops (8 degrees) and a 5 percent back sweep for wider hand positioning and better control on rugged terrain.
Up front, an Advanced-grade composite fork with an OverDrive tapered steerer tube absorbs road shocks and vibrations. The frame and fork also have added clearance for high-volume tires (up to 45c) and disc brakes, which improves ride quality and control in all conditions. All Revolt bikes feature Giant Tubeless System wheels and tires, which improve rolling efficiency and ride quality while reducing the risk of flat tires.
Finally, all Revolt bikes come with integrated mounts that make it easy to add racks and fenders to personalize for individual riding style, terrain and gravel adventures.
The Revolt 1 (pictured above) will be available in South Africa this September.
For more information and details on each of the new Revolt models, go to www.giant-bicycles.com/Revolt.