The Revolt series of bicycles are built for adventures off the beaten path, commutes on the bike path, and everything in between. The Revolt 2 is the "entry-level" machine, but the design and component build are anything but ground-floor tech. Read on...
The ALUXX-grade frame and Advanced-Grade Composite carbon fiber fork of the Revolt 2 aren't repurposed from a cyclocross bike. They're a from-scratch design that prioritizes stable handling, light weight, a comfortable fit and wide tire clearance. How wide? Room for tires up to 700x45c! The Revolt 2's FSA MegaExo press fit bottom bracket transmits every watt to the rear wheel by eliminating power-robbing flex. A tapered Overdrive head tube/steerer tube interface adds precision to every corner and high-speed descent. 12mm thru-axle dropouts, flat-mount brake calipers and internal cable routing shows how Giant wanted the make the Revolt 2 a sleek performer. Mounts for up to 3 water bottle cages make the Revolt 2 a great choice for long days in the wilderness.
A gravel bike has to perform with every gear shift and squeeze of the brake lever, and the Revolt 2 has that covered. Shimano's 9-speed Sora components are found throughout the drivetrain, ensuring precise operation and long service life. 9-speed Sora components include the adjustable-reach dual-control levers, front and rear derailleurs, and even the wide-range 11-34T cassette. FSA's Vero Pro alloy crankset boasts a 48/32T chainring combo, allowing a less than 1-to-1 gear ratio for intimidating inclines. Giant's own tubeless-ready alloy SX-2 Disc wheels are wrapped with 700x38c gravel-tread Crosscut AT 2 tubeless-ready tires for low rolling resistance and grippy confidence in the rough stuff. Tektro supplies the cable-operated MD-C550 disc brakes, adding excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine.
To help take the edge off of washboard trails, broken pavement and awful railway crossings, Giant developed a clever D-Fuse alloy seatpost that has just enough flex to keep the rider comfortable without "pogo-ing" while sitting in the Approach saddle. An alloy Sport stem clamps an equally clever XR Ergo-Control alloy road handlebar.
|Frame||ALUXX Grade Aluminum, disc|
|Fork||full composite, OverDrive steerer, disc|
Front: 100 x 12mm thru-axle
Rear: 142 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Giant S-X2 Disc wheelset|
|Hubs||Giant S-X2 Disc wheelset|
|Tires||Giant CrossCut AT 2 Tubeless, 700x38c|
|Crankset||FSA Vero Pro|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA MegaExo, press fit|
|Chain||KMC X9 with Missing Link|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano CH-HG400, 11-34T|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact XR Ergo-Control, 31.8|
|Stem||Giant Sport alloy|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Sora, adjustable reach|
|Seat Post||Giant D-Fuse, alloy|
* Subject to change without notice.