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Revelate Packs Pitchfork Aerobar Harness, Plus New Corvus Akio w/ Internal Storage & Pannier Prototypes

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The latest news from Revelate and Corvus is a bit of a 2-for-1 special. The brands shared a booth at Sea Otter complete with the new Corvus Akio decked out with the latest Revelate Bags. But Revelate was also showing a prototype of the new Pitchfork Aerobar Harness which was delayed until this week.

Calling it an Aerobar Harness System, the Pitchfork is a perfect way to add handlebar bag capabilities to a bike with aerobars – without losing any functionality of the bars. This is perfect for ultra-racing events where positioning is just as important as storage space that is quickly accessible.

The Pitchfork is a two-part design with a harness and a 6L drybag that slides into the harness. The harness itself has 1L pockets on each side that are stretchy and easy to access while riding. There’s also a top-mounted bungee system for quick stowage of clothing layers, snacks, etc. Revelate states that adjustable hypalon slots allow for different bar spacings and accommodation of multiple setups.

The Pitchfork will be available soon for $160.

On the new Akio, Revelate had a few new products including these pannier prototypes. The idea here is that you mount soft bag harnesses to your rack, and then removable dry bags are loaded inside. The resulting system is still lightweight, and allows for much easier access to your gear.

The drybags feature a custom fabric with a white interior for easy location of your gear inside, and will be offered in three sizes. The outer cradles utilize a urethane hook with rubber straps for rattle-free installation.

Up front, the first production samples of their new Cargo Cage were mounted to the fork. These feature replaceable TPU pads, a removable foot, and keyed mounts so you don’t have to fully remove the bolts to install. We were told to expect these around the end of June.

New Corvus Akio

Now about that fat bike all those accessories are hung on – the new 2025 Corvus Akio. First introduced as the first carbon bike after Fatback rebranded as Corvus Cycles, the new Akio has been in the works for four years. The bike includes some big changes, including being one of the first fat bikes we’re aware of with internal storage.

Designed around 27.5 x 4.3-4.5″ wheels and tires, the bike features an updated geometry with a more “sit in feel”, and is based around a 485mm axle to crown with a 55mm offset fork.

Making the most of the wide carbon downtube that flows into the bottom bracket area, Corvus added an access hatch on the bottom of the downtube. Why the bottom? Corvus is a big fan of frame bags (the frame now features a straight top tube to fit bigger bags), to the point that each Akio bike will include a Revelate frame bag with complete builds. Fat biking requires a number of layers to adjust to changing weather and personal heat output, and frame bags are the perfect place to stash them when not needed – among other necessities. Placing the access hatch on the bottom of the tube means it’s still accessible with a frame bag installed, and the hatch makes a perfect place to store a spare fat bike tube.

Other details include the first production carbon portage handle to help lift the bike over obstacles and 197 x 12mm rear spacing with aggressively flared chainstays for heel clearance.

The frame features fully sleeved internal cable routing with native 180mm rotors, and is claimed to weigh in at 25 lbs with a SRAM GX build with dropper post. The new Akio will first be available in 16, 18, and 20″ frames this fall, with a 22″ frame coming the following year. Pricing is expected to start at $4,400 for a complete build.

corvuscycles.com

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