Giant launches the Revolt X

07 March 2023

Reviews & Product News

Giant's all-new gravel bike, the Revolt X has caught the attention of the cycling media...

Cyclist Magazine editor, Paul Norman and editor, Suvi Loponen discuss the launch of Giant’s innovative Revolt X.

The Revolt X is Giant’s latest edition to their award-winning gravel range. However, this time Giant intended to add even more adventure to their Revolt model, adding a suspension fork with 40mm of travel, and a dropper seatpost so that riders can enter rougher territory.

See what the cycling press had to say in their opening statements.

Cyclist Magazine: “Giant has launched its latest gravel bike, the Revolt X, which is designed to allow you to take on more extreme gravel riding. It features a RockShox Rudy XPLR suspension fork with 40mm of travel, along with a 100mm travel dropper seatpost that also offers 25mm of saddle suspension. Like the latest version of the standard Giant Revolt, its rear dropouts include a flip chip that, in the Revolt X, lets you add 10mm to the chainstay length and increase the rear tyre clearance to 53mm.” “Giant’s new Revolt X gravel bike, featuring an all-new suspension fork, has already been making the headlines when it leaked to the public last month. It's now official and we can finally delve into the details of the gravel bike intended for those who love rougher gravel adventures. With its suspension and dropper seatpost, the Revolt X blurs the line between gravel and mountain bikes.”

The Revolt X has 3 models in their range, the Revolt X Advanced Pro 1 and Revolt X Advanced Pro 2, which are the carbon fibre models. Then the Revolt X 1 which is the aluminium model, arriving in the UK at a later date.

As well as the RockShox Rudy XPLR suspension fork being a new addition to the Revolt, all 3 models also come with a postmodern dropper seatpost with 25mm of suspension. “Taking the Revolt X even further to the mountain bike territory, Giant has equipped the new models with a dropper seatpost that absorbs bumps and vibrations with 25mm of vertical compliance and 75 or 100mm of height adjustment, depending on frame size”

Just as it was introduced in the 2022 Revolt range, the Revolt X features a flipchip dropout that adds much more versatility to your riding. The flipchip dropout has a short position that allows you to run tyres up to 45mm, and when flipped into the long position you can run tyres up to 53mm.

Cyclist Magazine “You can expect the short position to offer a more snappy, more agile ride on mixed terrain that may include some tarmac. The longer position increases the bike’s stability. Along with the wider tyre clearance and suspension, that gives the potential to tackle more aggressive off-road terrain.”

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