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    Giant Revolt Advanced

    I see Giant has finally put a true gravel bike into their mix for 2019. All of the Revolt models have a carbon frame with some good specs. I've been on a TCX SLR for the past three years and love the bike but was wanting something a little more cushy than an aluminum frame.

    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bikes-revolt-advanced

    I went to my dealer to put some righteous bucks down on one but he said the tariff situation is rocking the bike industry. I guess Giant told him they didn't know when the 2019 bikes would be coming to the USA.

    Can't Trump just stick to messing with porn stars and leave my bikes out of it?

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    Some sizes and models are already out. Giants website will show you some of the dealers with the size/model you want.

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    Keep the politics off the board please.
    Thereís enough of that elsewhere.

    If this had braze ons, Iíd be all over it.

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    There are mounts under the cover above the rear drop out and a single mounting point at the center of the seat stay bridge. Not sure what the weight limit would be.

    I just wished the 105 build was a full new 7000 build and not the odd stem, cable to hydraulic converter.

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    Yeah, Iím my head I want this to be a giant warbird with cutthroat mounts.
    it isnít.

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    Giant's bikes are made in Taiwan. The tariffs are largely focused on China and should have minimal impact on Giant. That's true for most high-end cycling gear. The bikes that are most likely to be affected are the low-end stuff and big-box store bikes.

    I'm pretty pumped about Giant's new gravel options. I'll definitely be picking one up early next year. I'd like to see more about the weights and how the integrated mounts are set up.

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    I was able to ride this bike at my local demo today. I was on the fence to replace my warbird with a new warbird or the giant. Giant has great specs with carbon wheels at the 3K level compared to what salsa was offering. I was told the first order of these bikes sold out, they are now on the second phase and if I didn't pre order one, I would be waiting until April. Current orders show 3 weeks east coast and 6 weeks west coast. After riding it, I wanted it. I don't think most manufactures are making tons of bikes right now because they don't want to be stuck with excess inventory. I have watched both trek and specialized inventory levels and a few of the bikes when I decided I wanted one, were not available and salsa's pretty much have to be pre-ordered. My test ride was great, felt more road oriented but since I will be riding 50 percent road and 50 percent gravel, I ordered one. It felt fast.

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    Are the carbon wheels and Ultegra upgrade are worth $1300 over the Revolt 2?

    I have not seen much on Giant's carbon wheels, just wondering if they are worth a look.

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    For me it was staying away from the Giant Conduct brake system and going to a full hydraulic system. But I am a wheel person and normally thats the first thing I change. However, I was happy with this carbon wheel and made the upgrade to have it. They rode great and felt great. The wheels alone to change after, I believe were over the $1300 difference.

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    The mid-level Advanced 1 has full-hydraulic too (SRAM Apex 1 Hydraulic). That's the one I'm leaning towards because I think the hydraulic discs and clutched derailleur are worth the cost.

    My TCR has Giant's carbon wheels and I've been very happy with them, but I can't justify that extra cost for this one, although I'm sure the weight savings would be nice.

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    giant branded wheels typically use dtswiss internals. the set of road wheels I abused for a good 6-7 years was flawless.

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    Wow, thatís awesome to hear, I am very happy with DT Swiss wheels on my salsa bike, good to know, thanks

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    Double check to be sure, Iím just some dude on the internet.

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    Well I threw down on the Revolt 2. Already purchased Ultegra shifters & hydraulic disc brakes, a new Salsa cowbell bar and new pedals. An Ultegra RX rear and front derailleur are on the way. The bike should be in by the end of this month.

    I'm glad I purchased the bike when I did, there is a limited amount of frames left in my size.

    As much as I fretted over getting the 0, I already have two black bikes and sure liked the deep gray/red frame. I can't wait to get this thing out on the gravel.

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    New Revolt 2

    Hi,
    I've had my Revolt 2 for a couple of weeks. I got a gray one in the large size. Not much first hand reports about this bike so I thought I'd speak up. I swapped the stem for a 80mm and flipped it up, added a WT tanpan, a 11-42 sunrace cassette, xt long cage rear derailleur, fenders. It's hilly and rainy in Seattle. Thought about a Salsa cutthroat but no fender mounts. I'm replacing a 20 year old gunnar cross hair and am very happy with the Giant. Stock saddle is comfy, nice having the handlebars level with the seat.

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    I just got my Revolt 0 last night, and i love it. I had a salsa warbird and wanted the new warbird, but the pricing is just too high for what i can get. I have never owned a giant and was nervous. But after my ride this morning, i loved it. Felt very much like my road bike, was planted and solid. Smooth and fast. I did not find anything that i didnt like. Only thing i changed was the seat as i always do, i need a wider seat. But the bike performed better then what i thought. Great value for the price i got, now that the price went up. Love the look of the bike and cant say enough.

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    I am looking at those bikes. Can you compare them?

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    Crap, i wrote a ton and it didnt post, so frustrating. compairing the two dollar for dollar, i would take the giant, better ultegra drive train and solid carbon wheels with giants warranty. I have no complaints, my warbird has carbon reynolds wheels and i am a big guy. Warbird is great and love salsa bars, but the giant frame is solid matched with great wheels and better drive train and brakes, i am beyond content.

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    Salsa also has a recall on their front fork right now, so good luck even getting a salsa, The giant cant be beat right now.

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    Yikes, does not bode well for the Salsa. I agree the Giant is well spec'd and a good looking bike. I rode a TCX one day on a gravel tour and the M/L fit well and felt good, I am sure the Revolt would be a joy to ride.

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    Bike shop guy here in the Midwest. Been on a 0 for about 3 months now. Also own a Warbird and Checkpoint (aluminum models, so harder to compare) and this is by far my favorite bike. Just the fact that it has an Ultegra RX drivetrain stock is a huge plus. My only complaint is that because of availability issues, reviews on this bike have been few and far between. If anyone has any specific questions, I'm happy to answer. I've kept the bike completely stock, per an agreement with my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodnmusic View Post
    Bike shop guy here in the Midwest. Been on a 0 for about 3 months now. Also own a Warbird and Checkpoint (aluminum models, so harder to compare) and this is by far my favorite bike. Just the fact that it has an Ultegra RX drivetrain stock is a huge plus. My only complaint is that because of availability issues, reviews on this bike have been few and far between. If anyone has any specific questions, I'm happy to answer. I've kept the bike completely stock, per an agreement with my wife.
    I'd be curious about how it feels on pavement. Most of my rides include some dirt and some pavement, and I hate a sluggish bike. I see Giant has built this bike with a somewhat slack head angle for stability on dirt-does it handle reasonably well on pavement? I'm not looking for twitchy, razor sharp road race bike handling but I don't want it to push back on corners and doggedly track straight like a touring bike either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    I'd be curious about how it feels on pavement. Most of my rides include some dirt and some pavement, and I hate a sluggish bike. I see Giant has built this bike with a somewhat slack head angle for stability on dirt-does it handle reasonably well on pavement? I'm not looking for twitchy, razor sharp road race bike handling but I don't want it to push back on corners and doggedly track straight like a touring bike either.
    My opinion is that it rolls surprisingly quick for what it is. I had my reservations when i saw the Giant branded tires on it, but they have done great on both gravel and road. At no point would I describe the ride as "sluggish". I've said this on other sites and in person with interested customers and I'll say it again: the Revolt just feels solid. I can't think of a better way of describing it.

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