First Look: Giant Revolt 1 alloy gravel bike

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Rachael is happiest on two wheels, she's been riding bikes for a good few years now after horses got too expensive! Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. She's been writing for publications such as, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Biking UK, Bike Radar, New Zealand Mountain Biker and was also the online editor for Spoke magazine in New Zealand too. For as long as she's been riding and is equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories, she also coaches mountain biking and when she's not busy with all the above she's serving coffee from a horse trailer!

5 comments

1 month 4 days ago

By the way, the previous generation of the aluminum Revolt used a threaded (BSA) bottom bracket. The specs for this 2020 aluminum say press fit... which in Giant-speak means BB86 as far as I know.

1 month 4 days ago

Be warned that the frame has a BB86 bottom bracket shell. BB86 does not play nicely cranksets that have a 30 mm spindle.

1 month 4 days ago

ktache wrote:
The Conduct cable to hydraulic brake system looks awful and takes up a lot of useful handlebar but is an interesting idea.  Looking it up, it's not a new thing.  Must look at some reviews.

I have the Conduct brakes on my commuter/hacking about bike.  They work really well.  Better power and feel than the Ultegra hydraulics on my road bike. The front of the master cylinder has interchangeable mounts for lights and/or computers, which help make up for the space lost.  But, yes, they are ugly.

1 month 4 days ago

The Conduct cable to hydraulic brake system looks awful and takes up a lot of useful handlebar but is an interesting idea.  Looking it up, it's not a new thing.  Must look at some reviews.

1 month 4 days ago

Nice article. Thx. 32-48 chainset?