CyclingTips published a feature review of the Revolt Advanced, praising its ride quality and performance on a variety of terrain, and calling it “smooth, efficient and composed.”
Tester Dave Rome took a detailed look at the features and technologies that make the Revolt Advanced unique in its class, including its purpose-built Advanced composite frame, D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar, and the Giant CXR 1 composite wheels that come set up with tubeless tires.
Looking at the unique D-Fuse components, Rome wrote: “Seated comfort is great, and a look down at the seatpost while riding rough terrain reveals a visible amount of rearward flex from the post, made all the more pliable by the sloping toptube. It’s enough that I was happy to stay in the saddle on rocky terrain where a less comfortable bike would force me to stand. Likewise, that pliability helps to keep the bike planted, where stiffer bikes would likely see the tires skip.”
He also found the front end of the bike helped smooth out the ride, writing: “High-frequency bumps don’t transmit quite the same discomfort as normal, and more obvious impacts have the edge removed, too. Likewise, pointing and ploughing the bike through stones sees it stay on track. If anything, the slight flex of the bar helps keep the bike composed.”
Summing it up, Rome wrote: "For me, the Revolt Advanced is a near perfect example of what makes a good gravel bike. It has a generous gearing range, plenty of tyre clearance, good comfort, great versatility and get-it-done handling that lets you focus on what’s in front and not what the bike is doing beneath you.”
For more, check out the full review on the CyclingTips website.
And for all the technical details on the Revolt Advanced, click here.