EB15: More KTM – Updates to the road Revelator and Canic cyclocross bikes

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We took an in-depth look at a bunch of new mountain bikes from KTM earlier in the week, and now we have some more info on their Revelator and Revelator Sky road bikes and Canic cyclocross bikes that all share a lot of tech with the off-road bikes. While the bikes look pretty similar to last year’s models, they get a decent amount of under the paint upgrades, plus a broader range of spec levels.

Jump past the break for the new road line details…

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This year, the new carbon Canics and Revelators claim new forks with ovalized steerer tubes to maximize lateral stiffness while still allowing some fore-aft flexibility to absorb impacts. They also get the looped hollow carbon drop outs we saw on the Myroon. The new Canic carbon builds on the bike that was introduced last year. This top level Canic CXC 11 comes with a Force CX1 drivetrain and DT Swiss X1700 wheels set up tubeless with the new Schwalbe X-One tires. Pricing for the CXC 11 is set at 3600€ with a claimed weight of 8.2kg. Adding just 100g the Canic CXC swaps in a mechanical/hydraulic Ultegra groupset with the same wheel/tire combo. Below that an aluminum frame version is available with a 105 group with mechanical brakes with a 9.8kg weight claim.

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We also saw the Revelator Sky hit the market this year, with disc brakes and endurance geometry. The bike even won some Best Of awards this year. But for 2016 it looks even better with flat mount disc brakes and a third spec level. The fork looks to get a bit tighter clearance to distinguish itself from the Canic, but details were slim. The top Revelator Sky Di2 Black gets an electronic/hydraulic Ultegra build with DT R23 wheels for a claimed weight of 7.8kg and a retail price of 4200€. The Orange build gets mechanical/hydraulic Ultegra, the same R23s, and a claimed 7.9kg weight; and the Blue spec gets mechanical/hydraulic 105, DT R24s, and a weight of 8.5kg. All three bikes are set up tubeless with Schwalbe One 25mm tires.

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The new Revelator with the BB-mounted brake that we previewed mid-summer takes design cues from the Skys for a more sweeping, stealth look. This third tier Revelator Prime gets a mechanical Ultegra build, plus Ksyrium Elite wheels. And even at a claimed 6.9kg, it is the lowest priced version of the new frameset at 3300€. The Ultegra Di2 Prime version gets the same claimed weight with the same wheels; and a 6.6kg Prestige Di2 version is also available with electronic Dura-Ace and Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon wheels.

Check our Eurobike coverage of the new mountain bikes here.

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Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago

Curious about what max tire width the Canic will accept. Those Schwalbe X-Ones are a proper 33c and the rear triangle at the chainstays doesn’t seem to allow for much more than a 35. No BB drop spec on the geo chart? Are these available as frame sets to the US market?

bb_nl
bb_nl
6 years ago

@Kernel

35c fits easy! 40c is about the max on my “1st gen” Canic CXC.

WTB Nano’s (700 x 40c) will fit nicely. See https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Vnx8nAKKc8SG82ZEJDdVFDMmM. In muddy conditions you will get mud build-up on your stays though, see https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Vnx8nAKKc8X2VpR216MG5LUW8

Continental Crossride (700 x 42c) even fit fine, surprisingly. I guess these are on the skinny side for 42c. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Vnx8nAKKc8YkZEaGJWaEduMTQ and https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Vnx8nAKKc8U2RDZWFXZGVOenc and https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Vnx8nAKKc8NVl6M1hqeHBQTlE

I’ve also tried Schwalbe Smart Sam Performance 28″ x 1.40″. Managed to get them in, but didn’t even take that combo out to ride, since there was basically no clearance at all.

I got mine as a frameset from a KTM dealer, but I’m in the Netherlands. Be aware that, if you build it yourself, there’s several ‘unusual’ things you need to take into account. Took me 3 months to build it, of which only about half a day was actual building time. In retrospect I might have been easier off buying the complete bike and replacing the parts I did not like. Although… now I have it exactly as I want it, makes the effort worth it for me.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago

RE: @bb_nl – Great help, thank you! The Nano 40’s are my tire of choice, good to see it’s an easy fit. Now all that’s left to figure out is the BB drop. The frame I’m replacing is a Ibis Hakkalugi which has a 70mm BB drop. A real difference maker at speed and handling over traditional Euro Cross geo high BB’s. The rest of the geo on this frame is spot on for my size. Hoping that this Canic is slung low, if so I’m sold.

bb_nl
bb_nl
6 years ago

@Kernel

On my size 57cm, with the WTB Nano’s on (but the tire should not make a difference to BB drop of course)

BB center / crank axle center to flat floor: 29cm
Rear wheel axle center to flat floor: 36cm
That should make: 7cm drop

Measured by hand with a tape measure, so I might be a few mm’s off.

FYI: I use mine for road as well https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Vnx8nAKKc8MktGaEs5UGl6ZXM. Put a set of 28c Vittoria Zaffiro Pro’s on it, and you’re good to go
FYI2: If you get really wide rims, 40c might be wider than on mine. I believe (but am not sure) my rims inside width is 19mm. So anything narrower than that should probably work. I can measure the rim inside width if you want, but i’d have to take a tire off
FYI3: It’s not the lightest bike you’ve ever seen. But I’ve got mine down to 8,0 kg, without doing any crazy stuff. Could be a bit less if I really tried, but for now I’m not comfortable with (eg) taking out the steerer tube expander or removing the shifter internals on the unused left shifter.

Magnetic Wheel Co.
6 years ago

7cm, or 70mm was my goalpost. Thank you! Looks like my local KTM dealer is getting a call tomorrow.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago

Hey bb_nl, thanks a lot! All signs point to KTM.

bb_nl
bb_nl
6 years ago

By the way: Schwalbe Smart Sam Performance 28″ x 1.40″ does fit just fine. It was Schwalbe Smart Sam Performance 28″ x 1.60″ that was too tight