Revel's original Ranger in 2020 brought the brand's Canfield Balance Formula to a cross-country platform. Now, Revel has given the Ranger a fresh new look with a redesigned rear end and a one-tool system, bringing a host of new benefits.
That's not all, as there's a load of new goodness on this latest iteration of the Ranger. Along with a new rear triangle with a new carbon layup and 20 per cent more stiffness, new links and hardware, and the frame is now compatible with the latest SRAM drivetrains thanks to the utilisation of a UDH (universal derailleur hanger) mech hanger.
The Ranger has adopted the hardware design that was first seen on Revel's Rail29, so the bike now benefits from a collect axle design with some chunky 15mm bearings on the lower rearward pivot. This has been done to improve stiffness, tyre clearance, and ease of maintenance. Revel also says that this change makes for a quieter ride.
Revel has graced the Ranger with new colourways, Tang and De La Coal to be precise, and keeping the RockShox SID Luxe Ultimate shocks in place is titanium hardware. There's also bolstered frame protection and fully guided internal cable routing.
Speaking of the spec, there are two models on offer, one featuring SRAM XO Eagle Transmission shifting and the other getting XX Eagle Transmission. The former benefits from a RockShox SID Ultimate fork with 120mm of travel and the aforementioned SID Luxe Ultimate shock that damps 115mm of travel. This model rolls on a pair of Industry Nine Trail S rims and 1/1 hubs, and they're wrapped with a Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4in at the front and a Maxxis Rekon at the rear in the same size, and the same EXO casing.
At the top end of the range, the Ranger comes with the same suspension but with Revel RW27 28H rims laced to Industry Nine Hydra hubs. The two bikes share mostly the same components, apart from the dropper and brakes. The XX gets a RockShox Reverb AXS dropper, whereas the XO model gets a Crankbrothers Highline 7, and whereas the XX comes with SRAM Level Ultimates, the XO comes with SRAM Level Silvers.
As for the bike's geometry, a large frame features a 473mm reach, a 67.5-degree head tube angle, a 75.3-degree effective seat tube angle and an 1194mm wheelbase.
Prices for the new Revel Ranger start at $3,599 for the frame only and go up to $11,499 for the XX Eagle Transmission build. In the UK, the frame only is available at £3,800.
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