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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMav View Post
    Attachment 809672I just installed some shimano m540 pedals and man are they awesome! I had the crank brothers egg beaters before the shimanos and the shimanos are waaaaayy better. much faster and easier to clip in and out and they feel more comfortable for extended standing and the cleats seem to be better quality . wish I had got them before the egg beaters. I'll probably end up selling the egg beaters for super cheap.
    I have these and I love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coling View Post
    interesting, ok thanks for the info. I haven't felt signs of mine going out and I've been on it consistently since November. If I wasn't as much in the market for a new FS I would take this as motivation to complete a 1X10 swap.


    Did you decide on which FS to get? Plenty of new ones out..

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    I'm slowly shopping around for a 29er FS frame to build up. Saw a 2012 Salsa Horsethief for $600 which is a good deal IMO. I def love the 1x setup though, so, whatever bike I get next will be a 1x setup for sure!

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    Well I bought a full suspension tonight.

    2011 Scott Spark 60
    Found it on craigslist and included a fox helmet, a very nicelight, bottle cage, and shock pump. It's got some shimano mx80 pedals which were a huge bonus. Compared to my revel its amazing. I love it! Can't wait to ride some real trails. It feels great on my backyard trails.

    And it fits on my hitch rack!

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    @SQUIRRELSHOOTR - Sweeet!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post


    Did you decide on which FS to get? Plenty of new ones out..
    Not officially but I have two in mind. For the price I want to get a Rumbelfish but for the bike I want to get a SC Tallboy. But I also am thinking of getting a frame like you said and doing a winter build. Likely better prices on components andI can take as much time as I need to get it right.

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    I hear you.. the Tallboy 2 looks damn good.

    I'm still drawn to the Trance X 29er for some reason. I would like to build something like this ---

    2013 Giant Trance X29er Next Level Wagon Wheeler. - bafusridesbikes's Bike Check - Vital MTB

    *Not the exact specs but something similar. Maybe pick up a Trance X 29er 2.. then slowly upgrade the parts. Hmmmm...

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    Wow yeah that thing is super smooth. The hidden cables is a very clean feature and his crank/bash setup and stem/bar combo pull the whole bike together. I'm wondering how much he saved going X-fusion for his suspension. Back in the first few pages of this thread I almost went X-Fusion with RL instead of RS but a takeoff fell into my lap for cheaper. Also it's a 140mm so I'm sure it wasn't dirt cheap. Really good looking bike though and I'm sure it can mash.

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    Nice bike SQUIRRELSHOOTR! I've decided to upgrade to full suspension as well. Iím just waiting for any news about a Trance 27.5 before pulling the trigger on the 29er.

    My most recent ride using a friend's Yeti ASR5:

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    AHHHHHH Yeti's are sooooo smooth. Did you steal it from him?! I would have.

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    Thanks! I was curious about the trance 27.5 and wanted to try one but this Scott was a hard to pass up deal. It's spec'd very similar to a new Trance 26er x4? Or x3. Can't remember which one exists. The twin lock feature on both the shock and the fork is pretty cool. No more reaches of death for the lockout knob!

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    @coiling - LOL! Yup, having a rear suspension definitely makes a huge difference on rough trails.

    @SQUIRRELSHOOTR - Nice! Being able to lockout both the fork and shock with a handlebar switch is nifty. Imo, whatís even more annoying than reaching for the lockout is getting off the bike to lower the saddle for lengthy downhill sections. I think my next bike will have a dropper seatpost.

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    Not many huge downhills in oklahoma. A dropper post would be cool but it would be useless for me until I am in Colorado. I was out at the trails at 7:45 this morning and this bike is crazy fast even with the shimano saints. I wanted to swap my SPDs on but the saints require a pedal wrench. First set that have actually needed it. I am in shock at how fast this bike is.
    Maybe you guys can answer this...pasted from spark thread

    Just picked this up yesterday. 2011 Spark 60

    Loving it so far and can't wait to ride it on some technical trails. Feels very nimble and light compared to my hardtail.
    Just one question..
    The fork is at 120mm of travel. My friend has a scale with a Suntour Raidon. He had it adjusted to 120mm of travel. The stanchions looked a lot bigger than mine. I took out the micrometer and measured my stanchions, his stanchions, and my darts stanchions.
    Rockshox Recon RL Coil 120mm- 121.3mm
    Raidon adjusted to 120mm-135.4mm
    Other bike with dart 3 100m fork-115.4mm
    Assuming that there is 15mm of space left that the fork won't use. It doesn't travel all the way to the crown, thus my bike is not getting a full 120mm of trave and my fork is only getting 106mm of travel. Any explanation for this? My fork is a Rockshox Recon RL coil 120mm.

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    You mentioned earlier that it came with a shock pump. Have you adjusted the shock for weight accordingly? I know that can make quite a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coling View Post
    You mentioned earlier that it came with a shock pump. Have you adjusted the shock for weight accordingly? I know that can make quite a difference.
    ^ this. You need to setup the 'sag' for your weight.



    I'm sure there are plenty more videos you can browse. This was just the first one that popped up.

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    ...the fork is a coil fork. I have already adjusted proper sag on the rear shock. The fork just has a preload and rebound adjust. Neither of which change travel.

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    SQUIRRELSHOOTR - Are you talking about the stanchion tube length? Somebody from the suspension forums told me that exposed stanchion does not dictate travel.

    Link to the thread: Fork size question

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    Both are 100mm forks

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    Yeah that's it. So if it isn't exposed it might as well just be inside the lower legs. Kinda strange why they would do that. Just wanted to make sure that I am getting all 120 mm of travel. It doesn't feel like I am but it wouldn't make sense not to be.

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    Put a ziptie on one of the stanchion tube and see where your max travel is after a ride.

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    So total noob here, but decided if I was going for it I would splurge... and ended up with the cheapest bike at my local bike shop. lol. Still I think its fantastic and it felt way better than the norco at the same price.

    My Revel 4 is awesome so far. Gotta get it out to the sticks to really try it out, should be interesting considering I didn't leave any budget room for a bike rack... :P

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    Congratulations desidus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desidus View Post
    So total noob here, but decided if I was going for it I would splurge... and ended up with the cheapest bike at my local bike shop. lol. Still I think its fantastic and it felt way better than the norco at the same price.

    My Revel 4 is awesome so far. Gotta get it out to the sticks to really try it out, should be interesting considering I didn't leave any budget room for a bike rack... :P
    Welcome! Enjoy the ride.

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    I want to change over to a bolt type seat collar instead of the QR one. Does anyone know what size I need? 31.8?

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    How she sits today. The seat color combo flows really well with the bike

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    Seat looks COOL. What type of mud guard is that on the front?

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    Mucky nutz bender fender

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    Thanks. Does it catch a lot of the mud? I've had some rides wishing I had had a fender but not some big goofy looking mud guard.

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    It actually does surprisingly well for its size and does catch a lot of mud/dirt. I think its worth the money

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    FIRST POST EVER - I was looking for info on replacement tires for my 2013 Giant 29er Revel 1 and the comment by SilentFoe annoyed me so much I have now registered on the site just to say to SilentFoe: "Don't rain on people's parade!" -- I mean, do you also troll car sites and tell folks they should all get BMW or something? Also...I got a friend who's really good and into golf...he thinks I should retread my clubs. -- I don't care that much about golf; I don't want $3000 set of clubs; a $400 set of clubs will do me fine. -- I also wanted to try mountain biking but it was a $550 USD interest, not a $1,475 interest. -- Get it? And I'm really, really glad to get a taste of the mountain biking experience, having fun on some dirt roads and shortcut foot paths thru the small town I live in. I also wanted and needed a STRONG bike and Giant has a good reputation for that and I've successfully carried 50lbs of groceries and that was one of the bike's prime mission requirements...so folks have different reasons for what they buy and don't need to be told they should have spent 3x's as much money...to please you. -- And my add-on's are good, imo, and if/when I get a second better MB they I take off my ergo grips (that I love) and put them on the new bike. And I'll take off the higher quality tires and put them on the new bike too, etc. (FWIW: 'Cause of the type of riding I do I wanted a a tire that will do better on pavement, not mud. Right now I'm leaning towards the Schwalbe Big Apple HS 430 Performance RaceGuard....sound perfect for what I want, also thorn-resistant...I think the tires that came with the bike are a bit cheap but they're 'consumables,' it's expect to use them up and buy replacement pairs, like with car tires also; new better tires almost expected, eventually). Okay. Adios. Till we meet again.

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    Right now I'm leaning towards the Schwalbe Big Apple HS 430 Performance RaceGuard....sound perfect for what I want, also thorn-resistant
    Sounds good. They make a decent tire.

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    I have a 2013 Revel 1 29er. What would be the next fully compatible step up in front derailleur? I need to replace the one on the bike but don't want to spend too much...just want it working again.

    It's a Shimano M191 Front Derailleur.

    Thanks

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    Good job! Cool. Decent tires!

    It was a long search and I thought I'd pass out from all the stats and metric conversions and wondering WTF people were talking about. TIRE SIZES for this tire slightly different so I emailed company to check what's best.....Now...about that long, long, long paragraph let me just say......ok.
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    Sounds good. They make a decent tire.

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    Thought I would share it here.. saw this at the other thread..

    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    Update of sorts, I would say:



    Note the "See it this August at giant-bicycles.com" at the bottom of the ad. I guess we can safely assume that this will be one of the new prototype bikes that Josh Carlson has been riding in the Enduro World Series......a 5" - 6" travel, 27.5, trail slaying machine. Sounds like the perfect bike for me! Now, to come up with the winning lottery numbers......Hmmmmm.
    Can't wait to see what Giant has in store.

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    Cool, I hope they announce a Trance 27.5

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    Got some new stuff in for the giant today...

    On a side note, I went to Turkey Mountain in Tulsa Oklahoma. Put the new Scott though some downhill riding and really technical rock riding. First time there and it was amazing. Rode from 9 am to 4:30 pm and drank 9 liters of water.
    Here's my friend with a raidon getting some air.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakeshott View Post
    Cool, I hope they announce a Trance 27.5
    Yep, me too. And hopefully cheaper than the 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQUIRRELSHOOTR View Post
    Got some new stuff in for the giant today...
    How are they? Heavier than stock? Had a little accident this past weekend and I might be looking at replacing the wheels if the LBS can't true them. My RD got bent up as well.

    Also, sweet shot of your friend!

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    Did your derailleur hanger snap and your rd get dragged through the wheel?

    Wheels are a little heavier but should stay true no matter what. The rims are pretty wide and it really makes the 2.25 wide tires look a lot wider than the same tires on another bike. Only have the front wheel on right now. Im still waiting for my new rotors, cassette, and tools to arrive. They definitely make the bike look nicer and the hubs spin perfectly and the wheels are true. For $70 shipped I can't complain.

    Strangely enough the deal of the day has been up for several weeks.
    Same wheels I bought
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    Edit: front wheel is about 100 grams heavier than stock without brake rotor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQUIRRELSHOOTR View Post
    Did your derailleur hanger snap and your rd get dragged through the wheel?

    Wheels are a little heavier but should stay true no matter what. The rims are pretty wide and it really makes the 2.25 wide tires look a lot wider than the same tires on another bike. Only have the front wheel on right now. Im still waiting for my new rotors, cassette, and tools to arrive. They definitely make the bike look nicer and the hubs spin perfectly and the wheels are true. For $70 shipped I can't complain.

    Strangely enough the deal of the day has been up for several weeks.
    Same wheels I bought
    Deal of the Day
    Hanger didn't snap thankfully. But it was bent enough that the most inside part of the derailleur was rubbing the spokes.

    Good to know about the wheels! I'll check them out.

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    ^ Indeed, those wheels are a steal at that price. A little heavy but they're meant as tanks anyway.

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    Not my bike, but the item circled in red was rubbing the spokes. I had to shift and stick to gears that took the derailleur away from the spokes to finish the ride.

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    went for a ride today and about 5 minutes in I fell off a hill and hit my rib against a rock and quickly told my friend I was ok so he didn't worry and then I was just going to start riding again and the chain locks up so I stop and look at the rear derailer had snapped off. luckily that's all that happened though and that I was seriously hurt with the big rocks I fell into. I just wasn't feeling it today riding and wasn't as alert as I usually am so those days I need to just stay home. the spot I fell I get around every day like cake but today I was slower and thats what did me in. I usually never fall so maybe its about time I did. haha. I'll bring it in to the LBS once the new derailer arrives so they can install it and also make sure everything else is fine just in case I missed something.

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    the pain has gotten even worse so I may have broken a rib so I am going to the ER to have them check it out just to be safe.

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    @DaveMav, hope it isn't too bad. GL with everything.

    I was able to hammer the RD hanger straight tonight, but I still plan to order a replacement.

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    Why did it have to be so freakin hot yesterday. Was going to go out with my new bike. :P Oh well.. get a short ride in tonight and hope that tomorrow morning it is still nice. (supposedly there is a thunderstorm coming) Rain I don't mind.. but being on a big hill on a hunk of metal doesn't seem like a good idea when there is lightning... not sure why. :P

    lol. One of these days there won't be crazy heat, lightning, flooding, or work... Oh well maybe I will pick up some maintenance and tool goodies for my bike. Do you guys use camelbaks or bottles? Are the cheaper (non brand name ones) garbage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desidus View Post
    Why did it have to be so freakin hot yesterday. Was going to go out with my new bike. :P Oh well.. get a short ride in tonight and hope that tomorrow morning it is still nice. (supposedly there is a thunderstorm coming) Rain I don't mind.. but being on a big hill on a hunk of metal doesn't seem like a good idea when there is lightning... not sure why. :P

    lol. One of these days there won't be crazy heat, lightning, flooding, or work... Oh well maybe I will pick up some maintenance and tool goodies for my bike. Do you guys use camelbaks or bottles? Are the cheaper (non brand name ones) garbage?
    Ive got a 3 liter camel-bak ambush. its perfect size for MTB and has just the right amount of pockets. its also super comfy and mil-spec with a lifetime warranty. I also have a $20 knock off 2 liter I got from big 5 that's not bad at all and pretty high quality for the price but kinda big for biking. I had a camelbak mule that was nice but was stolen and also a target one that was decent. look around at places and decide whats right for you. in my opinion the ambush is well worth every penny and built super tough.

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    Check out jenson. They usually have one for sale and they have a huge 4th of July sale right now. I got one for cheap from them around Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMav View Post
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    That doesn't look right.

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    ^ That'll buff right out.

    How's the ribs Dave?

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    Been happy with my camelback mule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMav View Post
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    How much did the RD hanger cost ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMav View Post
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    I would be crying if that were my bike and it wouldn't be because of sore ribs.. well maybe it would be both. :P

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    snap right off where it bolts on and the housing bent into the sprockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckeieio View Post
    ^ That'll buff right out.

    How's the ribs Dave?
    they are killing me. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    How much did the RD hanger cost ya?
    the new one I ordered was $25 shipped its just a updated version of the one that broke. dont know how much a bike shop will charge to install it though. haha

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    You should be able to install the RD hanger yourself. It's 2 bolts.. Pretty easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    You should be able to install the RD hanger yourself. It's 2 bolts.. Pretty easy.
    but don't I have to take the chain off too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMav View Post
    but don't I have to take the chain off too?
    no need to take the chain off.

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    Here's a good video..


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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    Here's a good video..

    thats a good video I didnt know you could just replace the hanger part. unfortunately for mine the housing that has the the flywheels is bent over them and unrepairable so I had to get a whole new derailer all together and then have to get it installed once it comes in. I wish it was just the hanger and good to know though you can replace just that if thats the only problem.

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    OH! New rear derailleur.. damn. Yeah, for a new derailleur.. you need to take the chain off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    Been happy with my camelback mule.
    The Mule is awesome! that was the one I had before it got stolen. was a great pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    OH! New rear derailleur.. damn. Yeah, for a new derailleur.. you need to take the chain off.
    Derailleur can be replaced without taking off the chain. All you have to do is take off the pulleys on the derailleur and then slip the chain in.

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    Re: Revel Thread

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2

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    Got some more stuff in. Just waiting for the park tool cassette tool.

    Chain whip/pedal wrench combo, cassette, and a Cateye Velo 7 bike computer.

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    took my bike in today although I wont be able to ride it most likely for a while but I took it in for the repairs and is only going to cost $20 for labor and also they are going to true my wheels. I don't know if they need them but after a fall like that its probably best to get them trued. anyhow its nice to know my bike will be ready when I am able to ride again and I can't wait!

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    Heal fast Dave!


    Can anyone tell me what is the difference between the Revel levels? Are the frames all the same, just with better forks and components?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desidus View Post
    Can anyone tell me what is the difference between the Revel levels? Are the frames all the same, just with better forks and components?
    I believe you are correct.
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    Hello all. Just stopping is to see whats up. I just picked up a 2014 Revel 29er. So far it seems like a pretty sturdy bike. Sucks I can't find any info on Giants site yet. It is the same color as the 2013 Revel 29er 1. The Black/Black/White. I am thinking of doing a fork upgrade through sun so I can get a lock out and a better fork. The mechanical disc work good, however they seem a little week compared to fluid discs. I will keep reading and update as I can.

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    Thanks for posting Fowler.
    I saw a 2014 Revel at my LBS the other day - cool looking ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    Thanks for posting Fowler.
    I saw a 2014 Revel at my LBS the other day - cool looking ride.
    What color was the 2014? As I look at the website my bike looks like the Revel 29er 0,
    but spec wise it is the 29er1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fowler View Post
    Hello all. Just stopping is to see whats up. I just picked up a 2014 Revel 29er. So far it seems like a pretty sturdy bike. Sucks I can't find any info on Giants site yet. It is the same color as the 2013 Revel 29er 1. The Black/Black/White. I am thinking of doing a fork upgrade through sun so I can get a lock out and a better fork. The mechanical disc work good, however they seem a little week compared to fluid discs. I will keep reading and update as I can.
    post lots of pics

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    I had to order a new saddle. my buddie who was helping me lift my bike into the truck since my rib is jacked up he scraped the saddle super hard on the concrete ripping it up. luckily I got the saddle used for $40 I think but I got a replacement brand new this time so cost me $120 its a slightly updated version of the one I had so its a little more durable too. wont let anyone touch my bike anymore now thats for sure but I just couldn't get it with my rib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fowler View Post
    Hello all. Just stopping is to see whats up. I just picked up a 2014 Revel 29er. So far it seems like a pretty sturdy bike. Sucks I can't find any info on Giants site yet. It is the same color as the 2013 Revel 29er 1. The Black/Black/White. I am thinking of doing a fork upgrade through sun so I can get a lock out and a better fork. The mechanical disc work good, however they seem a little week compared to fluid discs. I will keep reading and update as I can.
    Welcome to the Revel thread. Post away and we'll try and help/answer as best we can. Enjoy the bike and post lost of pics in here.

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    Dropped the bike off the LBS this past Friday to get the wheels "trued". After the crash, the wheels were wobbling pretty good. Luckily the wheels are still covered under the "lifetime" service plan I got at the LBS since I have not changed those out yet.

    But in the future, I am thinking about picking up a truing stand. Anybody have any recommendations?

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    Picking up a sticker soon to change my 4 to a 1... lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desidus View Post
    Picking up a sticker soon to change my 4 to a 1... lol.

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    Why not a 0??

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    If I had known about this, I would have saved my zero sticker - for some reason I felt compelled to remove it from my bike this weekend.

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    Hi everyone. New to the thread. I have been pricing Revels and am looking to make purchase in the next few weeks.
    I had a Schwinn Homegrown that I got rid of a few months ago and now the bug is biting me again.
    I have been looking at Krunk Krackers setup and I plan on following his lead on some stuff. Lots of great bikes on here and I love the photo documentation guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnPar5 View Post
    Hi everyone. New to the thread. I have been pricing Revels and am looking to make purchase in the next few weeks.
    I had a Schwinn Homegrown that I got rid of a few months ago and now the bug is biting me again.
    I have been looking at Krunk Krackers setup and I plan on following his lead on some stuff. Lots of great bikes on here and I love the photo documentation guys.
    Welcome to the Revel thread! Just post away and we will try to help as best we can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desidus View Post
    Picking up a sticker soon to change my 4 to a 1... lol.

    Kidding
    When I attended a Giant demo day.. they had "names" for each bike. IE: Each Trance had names starting with a letter "T".

    Thinking of giving my Revel a name now. I think I will call her "Rihanna".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    When I attended a Giant demo day.. they had "names" for each bike. IE: Each Trance had names starting with a letter "T".

    Thinking of giving my Revel a name now. I think I will call her "Rihanna".
    I just named mine a few weeks ago because all my buddies where giving names so I named mine "Norah" haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMav View Post
    I just named mine a few weeks ago because all my buddies where giving names so I named mine "Norah" haha
    haha awesome!

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    I had no idea the 2014 revel was out already :l

    Got some new bars off ebay. Only installed once. I love them!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaney Boogz View Post
    I had no idea the 2014 revel was out already :l

    Got some new bars off ebay. Only installed once. I love them!

    bar looks good! wider from stock?

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    Oh yeah. About an inch on both sides. They feel really wide but I like them a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQUIRRELSHOOTR View Post
    Why not a 0??
    Cause everyone would be like why is there a noob on a 0?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    If I had known about this, I would have saved my zero sticker - for some reason I felt compelled to remove it from my bike this weekend.
    lol. I wonder how many people would actually figure it out. This makes me think I had better pay attention if I ever buy a used bike with a number. lol.
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    MAN! I leave you guys for 2 weeks and all sorts of cray stuff happens (dude has a blow-up and leaves forever, wheels are getting smashed, ribs are getting cracked, RD's are failing everywhere and 2014's are showing up!). I gotta stay with the times. Thread is staying busy though, I like it. I haven't been out since last week but I'm doing Olympic National Forest on Sunday can't wait. contemplating the quick hydro brake swap before I go... but that would just steal $$ from what I'm already holding aside for my FS. I'm holding out because I got a salmon fishing trip in Alaska 8/1-8/4 and I just fronted the cash for my brother's bachelor party in Vegas so... priorities... but who am I kidding! MTB always holds a certain priority. Still waiting for the best deal to fall in my lap though. And as far as naming my revel? I think its....... Rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaney Boogz View Post
    Oh yeah. About an inch on both sides. They feel really wide but I like them a lot
    Definitely have to agree with you. I really like how my wider bars feel too compared to stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desidus View Post

    lol. I wonder how many people would actually figure it out. This makes me think I had better pay attention if I ever buy a used bike with a number. lol.
    I think the colors will give it away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coling View Post
    MAN! I leave you guys for 2 weeks and all sorts of cray stuff happens (dude has a blow-up and leaves forever, wheels are getting smashed, ribs are getting cracked, RD's are failing everywhere and 2014's are showing up!). I gotta stay with the times. Thread is staying busy though, I like it. I haven't been out since last week but I'm doing Olympic National Forest on Sunday can't wait. contemplating the quick hydro brake swap before I go... but that would just steal $$ from what I'm already holding aside for my FS. I'm holding out because I got a salmon fishing trip in Alaska 8/1-8/4 and I just fronted the cash for my brother's bachelor party in Vegas so... priorities... but who am I kidding! MTB always holds a certain priority. Still waiting for the best deal to fall in my lap though. And as far as naming my revel? I think its....... Rod.
    "Olympic National Forest" - sounds like an awesome trail system!

    I hear you on "upgrading" I'm itching to replace the wheels but I think I'm just going to hold off and see what Giant will release next month and just continue to save for the FS. I'm seeing some awesome bikes being released lately. The Kona Process has caught my eye. It is looking real good - Kona announces big changes in 2014 lineup | Dirt Rag Magazine Obviously, I will wait to try it out and see if I like the ride.

    I'm still up in the air between 29 or 27.5. But definitely want a FS for the next bike.

    Oh, it also sounds like you have some awesome events coming up. Can't beat a bachelor party in Vegas! The past 2 bachelors party I went too were held at Montreal though and that was a lot of fun! Definitely a trip to remember. Haha. The salmon fishing trip sounds awesome as well. Enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    Oh, it also sounds like you have some awesome events coming up. Can't beat a bachelor party in Vegas! The past 2 bachelors party I went too were held at Montreal though and that was a lot of fun! Definitely a trip to remember. Haha. The salmon fishing trip sounds awesome as well. Enjoy!!
    Bachelor party in Montreal, now that sounds fun!!! Actually sounds like trouble, lol. I love Montreal and have always enjoyed my time there on many levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eff View Post
    Bachelor party in Montreal, now that sounds fun!!! Actually sounds like trouble, lol. I love Montreal and have always enjoyed my time there on many levels.
    It certainly was! Everywhere I looked, the ladies were like Perfect 10's. Hahaha.

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    Look at what someone posted over the 650b/27.5 forum - Giant 650b Trance Production Models? (Pics)

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    Well I finally got my park cassette tool a week late. Now I can finally get the rear wheel on!

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    me saddle came in today so I should get my bike back tomorrow to put it on. I also found a white Phenom previous style like the one this new model is replacing for $25 used but in mint condition that I will hang on to. my ribs are feeling a lot better just overnight they got a lot better so I may be riding again very soon I hope.






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    Nice looking seats! I... must... resist... the urge to buy any new parts... lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    Nice looking seats! I... must... resist... the urge to buy any new parts... lol.
    maybe you can find a good deal like i did so you wont feel guilty. I got $140 seat for $25 I think the seller must have been in need of cash fast or something because that was just a crazy deal. the black one in the photos I paid $120 for tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgautier View Post
    I think the colors will give it away...
    So your saying I need some paint too... that and a steady hand... lol.

    I more meant that when I buy a used bike (which I will probably do for my next bike) I need to pay attention to what version it is as many people don't tell ya. Oh well this bike should last a fair bit for what I need it for right now.

    Dying to get out and ride, but I need to watch my two kids. So will just have to hope I can get out for a bit tomorrow or at least some time this week.
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