A quick and simple adjustment on the new Revolt lets you fine tune your bike for the way you ride. A two-position flip chip located on the rear dropout changes the wheelbase, along with rear-wheel tire clearance, so you can get the best performance out of the bike depending on the terrain and your riding style.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You’ll find a flip chip on each side of the rear dropout that can be set to a long or short position. The integrated system consists of eccentric, offset hardware that can be easily loosened, removed and flipped to the long or short setting using common tools.
- Short Position: When the flip chip is in the short position, the wheelbase is shorter (1026mm on a medium frame). In this position, you have clearance for tires up to 42mm.
- Long Position: When the flip chip is in the long position, the wheelbase extends 10mm (1036 mm on a medium frame) and you get added clearance for a larger diameter rear tire up to 53mm.
HOW DOES IT CHANGE MY RIDE EXPERIENCE?
Short Position: A shorter wheelbase results in a quicker, more agile ride quality. This is a great option when riding mixed terrain that combines paved roads with smooth, fast gravel and dirt. The responsive feel, combined with smaller diameter (and lighter weight) tires, makes it a smart choice when speed, efficiency and quick handling matter most.
Long Position: The long position extends the wheelbase, which adds stability for more rugged gravel and dirt. And with added rear tire clearance (up to 53mm), it allows you to choose high-volume tires for added traction and control. The long position is a great choice for rides and routes that might include fast, loose descents and tricky off-road climbs.