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Giant Revolt Advanced adds increased compliance and specific geo for gravel

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New models have been trickling out from Giant over the past few weeks, and now it’s time for gravel. After a season of testing prototypes in events like the Dirty Kanza and Lost and Found Gravel Grinder, the all new Revolt Advanced is ready for its debut.

Giant Revolt Advanced focuses on increased compliance and specific geo for gravel Giant Revolt Advanced focuses on increased compliance and specific geo for gravel Giant Revolt Advanced focuses on increased compliance and specific geo for gravel

Starting with the Advanced Composite carbon frame, the Revolt sees an attempt to create added compliance with flattened chainstays, and a compact frame design with a lower seat stay junction. That also allows for more exposed seat post, which Giant takes advantage of with their D-Fuse proprietary seat post that is shaped like a D – with a flat back and rounded front. Initially developed for their TCX cyclocross bikes, the D-Fuse post made its way to the Defy endurance road bikes, and now gravel with the Revolt. Giant claims the design is worth 12mm of “travel” or added compliance at the seat for a more comfortable ride.

D-Fuse technology has also been added at the front of the bike with the new Contact XR D-Fuse handlebar which uses similar shaping. The idea is that it has 10% more downward compliance while offering up to 20% more upwards stiffness. The bar itself is flared at 8° at the drops and has a 5° backsweep to keep things comfort. As an added bonus, it’s 5% lighter than Giant’s Contact SL bar.

Giant Revolt Advanced focuses on increased compliance and specific geo for gravel

Designed with clearance for up to 700c x 45mm tires, the frame and fork are also said to be 650b compatible. Additional frame dtails include an X-Defender downtube protector, three bottle mounts (one on the bottom of the downtube), and an additional smart mounting system for accessories like racks, fenders, and more. The frame also includes a 1 1/4 to 1 1/8″ tapered steerer, 86mm PF bottom bracket, and internal cable routing.

Giant says that the Revolt has a slightly taller stack height in comparison to the TCX CX bike line, and you’ll find a slightly different fork geometry with a 50mm rake and 74mm trail figure to keep things calm on sketchy gravel descents.

Giant Revolt Advanced focuses on increased compliance and specific geo for gravel

Complete bikes start at the top with the Revolt Advanced 0 which offers a Shimano Ultegra hydraulic 2×11 drivetrain with a Praxis Zayante 32/48 crankset, and tubeless wheels and tires.

Giant Revolt Advanced focuses on increased compliance and specific geo for gravel

The Advanced 1 instead goes with a 1×11 SRAM Apex drivetrain for $2,500.

Giant Revolt Advanced focuses on increased compliance and specific geo for gravel

The Advanced 2 brings up the rear with a $2000 build that includes a Shimano 105 2×11 drivetrain, Praxis Alba 2D crankset, and Giant’s tubeless wheels and tires.

giant-bicycles.com

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Frank
Frank
4 years ago

Wow. That’s the first bike that checks ALL my boxes for a gravel bike, right down to the chainring gearing.

How much does a Advanced 0 cost?

m m
m m
4 years ago
Reply to  Frank

$3300 and comes with carbon wheels

Alee
4 years ago
Reply to  Frank

US $3300

alex
alex
4 years ago

That’s quite a big drop from Ultegra to Apex. Also surprising that an Apex bike is $500 more retail over 105.

pbl
pbl
4 years ago
Reply to  alex

The Apex-model is with Sram hydraulic brakes. The 105 is running Giant’s own hybrid brake system (Conduct), so the 105 shifters are all mechanical.

Ross
Ross
4 years ago
Reply to  pbl

God that annoys me. Just use 105 hydro! It can’t be that much more expensive

Dinger
Dinger
4 years ago
Reply to  Ross

It is much more expensive, judging by the prices of the bikes they include it on. For what it’s worth, Giant’s conduct setup works VERY well and your shifter hoods aren’t huge, or as expensive to replace, because of the hydro internals.

Joe
Joe
4 years ago
Reply to  Dinger

Try installing a wider bar and tell you still think it works VERY well.

Dinger
Dinger
4 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Why would bar width make any difference? You’d put on new cable/housing.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
4 years ago

bikes used to be such beautiful things

Big Dave
Big Dave
4 years ago
Reply to  blahblahblah

Agreed, I find it hard to look at despite the beautiful flowing form that carbon offers. The dropped seat stays, up hill top tube, massive down tube clearance and shallow drop handlebars just look wrong.

ronshev
ronshev
4 years ago
Reply to  blahblahblah

Are you trying to say this is Revolt-ing? (ba-dump – dump – crash)

hleogr
4 years ago

Disappointing. No top tube mounts, no fork bottle/bag mounts, no 2XL geometry size.

So, all my hope goes to Slasa warbird v4.

Marc Smith
Marc Smith
4 years ago
Reply to  hleogr

yep… not bad though, not bad at all.

Dinger
Dinger
4 years ago
Reply to  hleogr

There are standard fork mounts for rack so any front rack can be mounted. They are visible in the photos.

hleogr
4 years ago
Reply to  Dinger

There is nothing for an anything cage mount. Only this kind of touring bike rack mount. At least this is what I can see from the picture.

Dinger
Dinger
4 years ago
Reply to  hleogr

While it’s a little more of an involved/costly installation, a light front rack is far superior to a pair of anything cages. There are many more options for what you can carry and how, the load’s lower and flatter position makes the bike handle much more predictably and there’s less risk of loose straps coming loose and interfering with the front wheel. Definitely worth a look.

A long way of saying, if you want a fast, light multi-surface bike, choose the best bike for riding, and figure out how to carry the things you need with that bike.

FWIW, the new Warbird (also a super cool new bike) will top out at 61cm, about the same overall size as this bike’s largest size.

jim rawson
jim rawson
4 years ago
Reply to  hleogr

There are 2 rack mounts on the forks. There are also inboard and outboard rear rack and fender mounts. The rear rack also attaches to a D-Fuse seatpost clamp mount.

No XXL size

Not sure about the toptube bag mount.

It is a sub 1000g frame so it is on the “racey” side of the spectrum.

Dave
Dave
4 years ago

The 105 bike is an incredible value. Unless you are a serious racer, no need at all to spend more.

Bob
Bob
4 years ago

I believe the 105 version is Giant’s mechanical to hydraulic system. Actually feels pretty good, but not a full 105 hydraulic system.

Dave
Dave
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob

you are right…that’s how the were able to get the price so low. good catch.

Ross
Ross
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob

I wish they would dump that system now that 105 has gone hydraulic

Bob
Bob
4 years ago
Reply to  Ross

Me, too!

typevertigo
typevertigo
4 years ago
Reply to  Ross

Would you be willing to pay the price delta for hydraulic STI levers and brake calipers though? Now there’s the rub.

In an ideal world Giant would do a Rose Bikes-style configurator and let you pick and choose your components, but alas they’re not that. Still, aesthetics aside, the Conduct brake system isn’t too bad.

Tim Tim
4 years ago

My attraction is the 70mm BB drop as a better candidate to riding 650 WTB Byway.
It looks like everything I wanted the TCX SLR2 for. With the bonus of being Carbon & front rack mounts. A little better Geo for long days in the saddle. A high performance Toughroad SLR GX.
yet with the CXR-1 Carbon Wheels….. why even bother with 650? other than bullet proof tubeless.
skipping the 650 wheelset buys a whole lot of BarlowPass Xtra light tires!!!!

MB
MB
4 years ago

I was interested in the 105 version until I read that it had the Conduct brakes. No, thank you.

Marta Perez de Nanclares
Marta Perez de Nanclares
1 year ago

Hey there! i got a Liv Devote Advanced 2 ans im looking to mount a rear rack on it, you say that a rear rack can be attached to a D-Fuse seatpost clamp mount, could you specify a bit more about this seatpost clamp? I see giant has a D-shape adaptor but it says its mounted to the frame and not the seat post so im afrait it doesnt fit my bike!

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