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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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    D-fuse bars

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    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.
    Awesome. Youíll need to post a review.

    If youíre replacing the bars, what are you going to do with the take offs? Do you want to sell them? I would be interested.

    I have been wanting to try out Giantís D-fuse handlebars, but none of the dealers in my area have any of the bikes in stock yet. I was looking for a carbon bar upgrade on my Cannondale and these were what I had in mind.

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    Questions/comments.

    What are Giant Conduct brakes? Mech? Mech actuated Hydraulic?
    What is the 650B tire clearance?
    I guess it's not dropper post compatible?

    Looks like a great bike otherwise.

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    Conduct brakes are mechanically actuated hydraulic. The stem face plate is replaced with a piece that turns the pull of the brake cable from the shifter into hydraulic action. And no it's not dropper post compatible as the seat post is D shaped instead of round to allow it to flex backwards but not side to side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post
    Questions/comments.

    What are Giant Conduct brakes? Mech? Mech actuated Hydraulic?
    What is the 650B tire clearance?
    I guess it's not dropper post compatible?

    Looks like a great bike otherwise.
    Giant says their is enough room for 45mm 700c tires, I do not know how to convert that to 650B. I can throw a 650B wheel on this bike when I get it and can let you know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodnmusic View Post
    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.
    Giant built one heck of a great gravel bike when they designed the TCX Advanced SX and they didn't even know it. Disc brakes, plenty of tire clearance, D-Fuse seat post...they were ahead of the curve on accident! Now that they have focused on a gravel specific bike, I can't wait to give it a go!

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    Hey all!

    Iím new to gravel riding, but Iím an avid road rider and mountain biker.

    I just wanted to echo what others have said here about the ordering situation. My local dealer said most sizes of the revolt 2 and 1 are available within a week or two, but the 0 has a decent wait time. Being brand new to all this I was looking at a bit of everything in the space from the salsa journeyman to the cannondale topstone to the salsa warbird and Niner rlt bikes.

    As I started looking more and more I kept coming across the Giant revolt. Originally I was looking at the $2400 range in most of the bikes, but I wasnít finding what I wanted. So I buckled down and upped my budget to be able to afford the revolt 0. I went ahead and ordered one, even though the wait time is now mid January. The spec, wheels and color sealed the deal for me.


    The revolt 2 was off the table as the brake levers felt squishy and soft. The idea of a mechanical/hydraulic disc brake is pretty cool, but the feel wasnít for me. But the orange color is gorgeous.

    The revolt 1 was my first choice, I really like the sram 1x setup for its simplicity.

    I ended up going with the revolt 0 for two main reasons. Firstly I am not a fan of the grey on the revolt 1, at all! Second, the zero came with carbon rims, which Iíve never had, and I know I will end up buying in less than a year anyway. I feel like $840 more for the carbon rims is a bargain. My LBS told me they do have dtswiss internals and ride really well. Getting the new shimano groupset on there is a plus for me.

    I feel like this bike is going to be the bike Iíve been looking for since I started riding 6 years ago. A fun, ride anywhere, disc brake, drop bar, big miles, party rig.

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    The Revolt 2 came in yesterday, it looks pretty sweet! I'll post more (and a photo, the actual grey color of the bike is NOT what Giant has on their website) when the upgrades get installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    The Revolt 2 came in yesterday, it looks pretty sweet! I'll post more (and a photo, the actual grey color of the bike is NOT what Giant has on their website) when the upgrades get installed.

    What upgrades are you planning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanc98 View Post
    What upgrades are you planning?
    To start, I upgraded to Ultegra hydraulic brakes, shifters, F & R derailleurs, XT pedals, a Salsa Cowbell bar and Race Face Turbine Stem (the stem is only temporary, it was the only 80mm stem I had lying around until I decide on which stem I really want). I am planning on a new wheelset and cranks a little bit later on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    To start, I upgraded to Ultegra hydraulic brakes, shifters, F & R derailleurs, XT pedals, a Salsa Cowbell bar and Race Face Turbine Stem (the stem is only temporary, it was the only 80mm stem I had lying around until I decide on which stem I really want). I am planning on a new wheelset and cranks a little bit later on.

    I donít know the cost of all of that, is that more effective than just buying the higher tier bike? Or are you just looking for a specific build that they donít offer anyway?

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    Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    To start, I upgraded to Ultegra hydraulic brakes, shifters, F & R derailleurs, XT pedals, a Salsa Cowbell bar and Race Face Turbine Stem (the stem is only temporary, it was the only 80mm stem I had lying around until I decide on which stem I really want). I am planning on a new wheelset and cranks a little bit later on.

    Do you have your wheels picked out yet? If not, have a look at Hunt wheels. They are not flashy on looks, but they make a solid and fast wheel set.
    I run the 4 season gravel disc and really like them.

    huntbikewheels.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanc98 View Post
    I donít know the cost of all of that, is that more effective than just buying the higher tier bike? Or are you just looking for a specific build that they donít offer anyway?
    So the 2 is $1365 less than the 0. I've got about $815 left to spend before I equal the price of the 0. The main reason why I did not go with the 0 is I did not want the Giant carbon wheels and I wanted the gray color of the 2. I would have probably customized some things on the 0 anyhow (bars, crank and would look for a second set of wheels).

    If I end up with some Hunt 4 Season Disc Wheels (thanks for the information Sunrise Coulter) and keep searching for a carbon crank, my 2 will have the build I want for less than the 0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    So the 2 is $1365 less than the 0. I've got about $815 left to spend before I equal the price of the 0. The main reason why I did not go with the 0 is I did not want the Giant carbon wheels and I wanted the gray color of the 2. I would have probably customized some things on the 0 anyhow (bars, crank and would look for a second set of wheels).

    If I end up with some Hunt 4 Season Disc Wheels (thanks for the information Sunrise Coulter) and keep searching for a carbon crank, my 2 will have the build I want for less than the 0.
    Thatís awesome!

    This is gonna be my first gravel bike, so I have no idea as to what I would even change, thatís pretty much why I just went for all the bells and whistles from the get go. Thereís a small chance my bike will be in sooner than expected, so Iím keeping my fingers crossed. As far as color goes, I love the orange and the black bikes and I didnít want to start changing parts before I got to ride. So that was another plus for the 0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    So the 2 is $1365 less than the 0. I've got about $815 left to spend before I equal the price of the 0. The main reason why I did not go with the 0 is I did not want the Giant carbon wheels and I wanted the gray color of the 2. I would have probably customized some things on the 0 anyhow (bars, crank and would look for a second set of wheels).

    If I end up with some Hunt 4 Season Disc Wheels (thanks for the information Sunrise Coulter) and keep searching for a carbon crank, my 2 will have the build I want for less than the 0.
    Right on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    Giant built one heck of a great gravel bike when they designed the TCX Advanced SX and they didn't even know it. Disc brakes, plenty of tire clearance, D-Fuse seat post...they were ahead of the curve on accident! Now that they have focused on a gravel specific bike, I can't wait to give it a go!
    Completely agree. I like a quick handling bike and have never wanted for a more 'Gravel' oriented bike. The Revolt brings a slightly slacker HT and a slightly higher front end. (all improvements for a gravel oriented bike)

    For the OP... the carbon TCX is a whole 'nother world! Responsive and climbs like a goat... but compliant where it needs to be. I've had a few aluminum gravel and cross bikes... never again, they feel like crap off-road!

    Full hydraulics are mandatory in my book.

    Low end spec Giant wheels (alloy) are heavy and the entry level carbons are strong, but not as light as you might expect. I replaced my stock P-X2 wheels with a set of DT Swiss RR421 based wheels. Budget price/super light/strong enough.

    The other place that Giant saves a little money at the expense of weight is in the cassette. Not as much of an issue with the Revolt's 11-34... but on the TCX, the low-end 11-42 cassette was an anchor.
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    Just picked up my Revolt Advanced 0. I tested a number of bikes including the Revolt 1 and 2 before settling on the Revolt 0. The new bike shine is still in effect, but at the moment Iím quite happy with the choice. Fast, light, comfy, and a good value relative to its competition.

    Will probably be selling my Defy as the Revolt does well for my needs (non-racer) on road as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisInYpsi View Post
    Just picked up my Revolt Advanced 0. I tested a number of bikes including the Revolt 1 and 2 before settling on the Revolt 0. The new bike shine is still in effect, but at the moment Iím quite happy with the choice. Fast, light, comfy, and a good value relative to its competition.

    Will probably be selling my Defy as the Revolt does well for my needs (non-racer) on road as well.
    How does the Revolt feel compared to the Defy? I have an older Defy (now on the trainer) that I like a lot, and a Synapse Carbon for the bulk of my riding.

    The Synapse is why I got a Topstone, they feel identical to me. It was ďgood enoughĒ at the price I got it for (then replaced the seatpost & wheels (my 2nd pair of Hunts))...then within two or so weeks I saw the Revolt! Revolt Adv2 is about the same price in the end. But carbon.
    Mild regret ensues...

    I have really been enjoying the Topstone, but yeah, the alloy frame is a little harsh on rough logging roads and singletrack. I probably shouldnít be going that fast anymore anyway...

    And better colorways.

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    Has anyone gotten the chance to compare this to the Trek CheckPoint SL? I'm looking at the Revolt Adv 2 vs Checkpoint SL5 for a good as I would ever need bike for gravel events/rides in the PNW. The Trek has the decoupler system, steeper HT, and shorter wheelbase vs the Giant D-fuse post, slacker HT, and longer wheelbase. The Trek also has more mounts and an adjustable wheelbase but I don't think I'm apt to use those features. The Checkpoint is more expensive but comes with a full 105 group vs the Giant brake system which would cost about $500 to upgrade. Getting the chance to test ride either off road is very slim.

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    Giant Revolt Advanced-20181201_124608.jpg

    Just need some cables and hoses hooked up and this baby is ready for a ride! (Maybe my Salsa corktape too...)

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    Just need some cables and hoses hooked up and this baby is ready for a ride! (Maybe my Salsa corktape too...)

    Thatís a cool pic! I always like hearing about and seeing build progress. Is it dropping a bunch of weight taking the giant conduct system off?

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    My xs revolt 0 is almost ready. I asked for orange seal in the tires and they wonít have it for two days. Which is great for me because I work the next two days.

    They are going to go over it with a fine tooth comb and then on Friday I get to do my sizing and take it home! Iím so damn excited.


    The owner threw it on the scale out of curiosity, and itís exactly 19lbs with no cages or pedals.

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    Awesome looking rig! I bought new wheels yesterday so it will be interesting to see how much the 2 weighs with my upgrades. I think taking the Giant Conduct brake system off has to save me some serious weight!

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    Hello Speed Goat, I'd really like to know about that also. I have been looking at the Advanced 2. The Conduct brakes look like a good idea but is it really a added weight that could be less. Let us know.

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    Thereís a YouTube channel that took the 2 and swapped to di2 and carbon bars and said he had a lot less weight on the bike, but I donít recall if he said an exact amount he pulled off the bike.

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    Love the look of the Revolt, but 19lbs with carbon wheels and no pedals sure seems kind of heavy. I'm currently riding a 2015 GT Grade Ultegra that tips the scale at 19lbs with Candy 3 pedals, Grail/DT240 wheels and bottle cages. Wish you could buy just the frame/seatpost as I'd love just swap everything from my bike over... maybe add the RX800 rear mech. Anyone that rides the Revolt been on a Grade? I love the Grade, but I'd love the extra tire clearance (I can only go to 37mm and still have decent mud clearance) and any more vertical compliance it might have would be welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipperyToad View Post
    Love the look of the Revolt, but 19lbs with carbon wheels and no pedals sure seems kind of heavy. I'm currently riding a 2015 GT Grade Ultegra that tips the scale at 19lbs with Candy 3 pedals, Grail/DT240 wheels and bottle cages. Wish you could buy just the frame/seatpost as I'd love just swap everything from my bike over... maybe add the RX800 rear mech. Anyone that rides the Revolt been on a Grade? I love the Grade, but I'd love the extra tire clearance (I can only go to 37mm and still have decent mud clearance) and any more vertical compliance it might have would be welcome.
    I honestly don't have a good comparison, my first bike was an all aluminum giant defy. Going from a complete aluminum bike to a full carbon bike was huge for me in every aspect. I have never weighed my 2014 Roubaix advanced size 49, but the spec sheet has it roughly at 18lbs. In that regard I don't really expect to feel much a difference. I am hoping to feel a more comfortable ride quality in general, better response from the carbon rims, and more compliance through the bigger tires. I will probably be 70/30 road/gravel riding. But to be fair, my local roads are pretty bad, and that's a bigger driver for me getting the bike than actual gravel riding.

    I will try to post a good comparison when I actually have a few rides in and can give an apples to apples comparison.

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    Hello everyone, I have a Revolt Advanced 0 inbound now and should take delivery mid next week. I already have carbon wheels so I'm parting with the stock carbon wheels. If anyone is interested drop me a PM. Wheels, tires, and cassette for $575.00

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    I'm not sure what the Conduct brakes weight but I can tell you the apparatus is pretty large.

    Which brings me to today's issue, after removing the Conduct brakes the mounts on the frame do not line up with my new Ultegra hydraulic brakes. The mounts on the fork are ok, but the mounts on the chainstay are too close together.

    One note of good news, I received my new wheels. I went with Hunt's Four Season Gravel wheelset. Ordered them Monday and they arrived this afternoon. Not bad considering they were mailed out of the UK. They are well built and pretty darn light (according to Hunt and Giant, they should weight in less than Giant's carbon wheelset).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    I'm not sure what the Conduct brakes weight but I can tell you the apparatus is pretty large.

    Which brings me to today's issue, after removing the Conduct brakes the mounts on the frame do not line up with my new Ultegra hydraulic brakes. The mounts on the fork are ok, but the mounts on the chainstay are too close together.

    One note of good news, I received my new wheels. I went with Hunt's Four Season Gravel wheelset. Ordered them Monday and they arrived this afternoon. Not bad considering they were mailed out of the UK. They are well built and pretty darn light (according to Hunt and Giant, they should weight in less than Giant's carbon wheelset).
    And they are /tough/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    I'm not sure what the Conduct brakes weight but I can tell you the apparatus is pretty large.

    Which brings me to today's issue, after removing the Conduct brakes the mounts on the frame do not line up with my new Ultegra hydraulic brakes. The mounts on the fork are ok, but the mounts on the chainstay are too close together.

    One note of good news, I received my new wheels. I went with Hunt's Four Season Gravel wheelset. Ordered them Monday and they arrived this afternoon. Not bad considering they were mailed out of the UK. They are well built and pretty darn light (according to Hunt and Giant, they should weight in less than Giant's carbon wheelset).
    Probably flat mounts on the frame, you can get an adapter for flat to post mount to fit your calipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    I'm not sure what the Conduct brakes weight but I can tell you the apparatus is pretty large.

    Which brings me to today's issue, after removing the Conduct brakes the mounts on the frame do not line up with my new Ultegra hydraulic brakes. The mounts on the fork are ok, but the mounts on the chainstay are too close together.

    One note of good news, I received my new wheels. I went with Hunt's Four Season Gravel wheelset. Ordered them Monday and they arrived this afternoon. Not bad considering they were mailed out of the UK. They are well built and pretty darn light (according to Hunt and Giant, they should weight in less than Giant's carbon wheelset).
    SPeed Goat --- quick question for ya... when you removed the conduct brake system, is there a normal front stem clamp hidden under all that mess, or did you need to source another one? I can't tell from pictures if the conduct system IS the clamp, or bolts to the stem IN ADDITION to the clamp. THanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipperyToad View Post
    Probably flat mounts on the frame, you can get an adapter for flat to post mount to fit your calipers.
    Being that the Revolt Advanced 0 comes with Ultegra calipers and its the same frame, I would think this is the case, or I should say hope, since I plan on doing the same thing.

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    Just checked the website... it's a flat mount frame and the fork says it's flat mount too. I don't have any experience with flat mount calipers, but you could run into clearance problems with a post mount caliper/adapter in the back... the triangle looks pretty tight. Worst case you shell out $100-150 for new flat mount calipers. Can probably recoup almost all of it selling the post mount calipers on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a a r o n View Post
    SPeed Goat --- quick question for ya... when you removed the conduct brake system, is there a normal front stem clamp hidden under all that mess, or did you need to source another one? I can't tell from pictures if the conduct system IS the clamp, or bolts to the stem IN ADDITION to the clamp. THanks!

    from best I can tell from this guys video, https://youtu.be/_nUefo0zUZI , he used the stock stem after he replaced his bar and conduct system.

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    Got to put a few cold miles on the bike today! Rides like a dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a a r o n View Post
    SPeed Goat --- quick question for ya... when you removed the conduct brake system, is there a normal front stem clamp hidden under all that mess, or did you need to source another one? I can't tell from pictures if the conduct system IS the clamp, or bolts to the stem IN ADDITION to the clamp. THanks!
    a a r o n, the Conduct brake system is all contained in the stem's face plate and Giant sends a normal one too. I am not planning on sticking with Giant's stem, but it is nice to have a "normal" one while I'm deciding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipperyToad View Post
    Just checked the website... it's a flat mount frame and the fork says it's flat mount too. I don't have any experience with flat mount calipers, but you could run into clearance problems with a post mount caliper/adapter in the back... the triangle looks pretty tight. Worst case you shell out $100-150 for new flat mount calipers. Can probably recoup almost all of it selling the post mount calipers on ebay.
    My new brakes are flat mount too, which makes this so weird. I am working on a solution and will get back with you guys when I figure it out.

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    The Conduct system is an interesting concept, might be one of those things we look back on in a few years that were interesting ideas that just did not apply well.

    Maybe conduct would work for people who want inline levers. I heard Hope has prototype hydraulic inlines out in the world. They look heavy.

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    The Conduct system is an interesting concept, might be one of those things we look back on in a few years that were interesting ideas that just did not apply well.

    Maybe conduct would work for people who want inline levers. I heard Hope has prototype hydraulic inlines out in the world. They look heavy.
    I think itís a pretty good idea, and for what it is, well executed. But itís definitely geared towards a non performance oriented, budget minded rider.

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    Fair point. It is cool, but bulky - and heay-er.

    I wouldnít mind getting a look at the internals of that unit honestly.

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    It's a cool looking idea; basically the same as the TRP HY/RD except for the master cylinders are connected to the caliper by brake hose. The benefit should be less mush at the lever due to cable/housing stretch because you reduce the length of cable. The price of hydraulic brifters from SRAM and Shimano will come down eventually, and half-fixes like this and the HY/RD will be quirky items of the past.

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    the Revolt is a good looking bike!

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    Haven't seen the weight of the 0 or 2. Anyone have them? Weight not driving factor for a gravel bike but it is a factor.

    Also would interested is weight of 2s calipers and master cylinder. Also the 0s wheelset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMIjer View Post
    Haven't seen the weight of the 0 or 2. Anyone have them? Weight not driving factor for a gravel bike but it is a factor.
    I haven't gotten mine yet, but in his first look video, Clint Gibbs says his medium 0 came in at 20.6 with pedals, cages, and some other bits. That's pretty dang light for a disc brake bike with mounts for fenders, etc.

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    My medium 2019 Revolt 0 is at 20.1 lb including a pair of Candy 7 pedals (0.71 lb), a pair of bottle cages (a few grams), and 4oz of tire sealant.

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    I was looking at the Revolt Advance 1 just now on the Giant web site. Does anyone know if the wheels/tires that come with this bike are tubeless ready?

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    I believe they are set up tubless on the bike.

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    All wheels and tires on the Revolts are tubeless ready. The bikes don't even ship to the shop with tubes....only two small bottles of sealant.

    Stepping back to the conduct brake system for a minute--- Interesting idea, but kind of a bummer honestly. I removed them from my Revolt 1 the very first day. They're VERY heavy. I didn't have the foresight to weigh them, but my first thought with them in hand was "wow - these are boat anchors". They're not worth much. I sold them on FB for $35 and they sold quickly but it wasn't overwhelming interest.

    They didn't work that well either. They have a consistent feel, and are probbaly reliable, but the feel at the lever and on the bike would make me suggest that giant stick with a cable actuated brake instead. Many of the cable actuated brakes I've tried have felt just as good or better than the conduct system. And this would probably allow them to lower the price on the bike a bit and keep things simpler.

    I've got 100 miles or so on my Revolt 2 now. Great bike so far.

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    My xs revolt 0 is almost ready. I asked for orange seal in the tires and they wonít have it for two days. Which is great for me because I work the next two days.

    They are going to go over it with a fine tooth comb and then on Friday I get to do my sizing and take it home! Iím so damn excited.


    The owner threw it on the scale out of curiosity, and itís exactly 19lbs with no cages or pedals.
    How tall are you?

    Thinking about getting one for my girlfriend. She's 5'4. I'd imagine it'd be fine, or at least close enough to play with stem lengths and seat setback.

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    Well apparently everyone who purchased a new Revolt 2 decided to upgrade the brakes because I still have not received the adapter I need to mount the Ultegra rear brake caliper. Back order stinks!

    Unfortunately I have had a lot of time on my hands to sniff around the internet and ended up picking up a set of FSA carbon cranks and a new bottom bracket.

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    Hello, how are the new owners liking the ride of the new carbon frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMIjer View Post
    Haven't seen the weight of the 0 or 2. Anyone have them? Weight not driving factor for a gravel bike but it is a factor.

    Also would interested is weight of 2s calipers and master cylinder. Also the 0s wheelset.
    So my Revolt 2 that has a few upgrades (FSA carbon cranks, Ultegra hydraulic brakes/shifters/F & R derailleurs and Hunt Four Season Gravel wheelset (with Ultegra cassette) is right at 20 pounds with two water bottle cages, Shimano XT pedals and 4 oz of sealant in each wheel.

    The handle bar I took off with shifters and master cylinder attached (no stem or calipers or fluid) weighs in at 2 pounds. That thing is heavy!

    On another note, the difference between Giant's P-X2 wheelset and my Hunt Four Season Gravel wheelset is 13 ounces. I shaved off some significant weight swapping wheelsets!

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    Thanks for replies. Got to ride a 2 today and it was the ticket geo seemed spot on. I ordered a 0 now will be a waiting game, giant currently advertising up to 3 month wait. The old cx bike should hold on that long hopefully.

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    650b baby! I was road+ curious.

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    Thatís the first one Iíve seen with 650bís. Cool.

    What size tire are you running, and how much clearance do you have left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisInYpsi View Post
    Thatís the first one Iíve seen with 650bís. Cool.

    What size tire are you running, and how much clearance do you have left?
    47mm WTB Horizons on MasonxHunt 4Season wheelset. Plenty of clearance left. I've also test fit a Panaracer GravelKing 1.9"/WTB i24 combo on an Advanced 0 with very little clearance for mud.

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    Hi, does anyone know the weight of a stock 2019 Giant Revolt Advanced 2? Many thanks!!
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    Just need some cables and hoses hooked up and this baby is ready for a ride! (Maybe my Salsa corktape too...)
    Congrats! Nice bike.
    I like that color. I think I would do like you did: buy the Revolt 2 and upgrade it the way I want it, including going 1X. I donít like the color of the Revolt 1.
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    Has anyone installed full coverage fenders (mud flaps) on a Revolt Advanced? Brand/model?

    I tried to install the fenders Iíve used on my other bikes but I couldnít use them due to lack of traditional mounting points. Iíll need to buy a new set and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has already found something theyíre happy with.

    Thanks.

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    Quick question for anyone with a Revolt 2...did the bike come with 6 bolt or center lock discs stock? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisInYpsi View Post
    Has anyone installed full coverage fenders (mud flaps) on a Revolt Advanced? Brand/model?

    I tried to install the fenders Iíve used on my other bikes but I couldnít use them due to lack of traditional mounting points. Iíll need to buy a new set and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has already found something theyíre happy with.

    Thanks.
    I think Giant has some silly specific ones. The front seems fine but the rear doesn't go down to the bottom bracket. I believe there's a Youtube video on it.
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    I got a 0 today. Looking forward to riding/training on this bike...

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    Had my Revolt 2 for a few months. Love it 👍. I was sold on the colour most of all (orange).
    The mech-hydro brake set up was rubbish. Squishy as.
    I've converted it to a flatbar with 105 hydraulics. Easy conversion as I had the parts.
    I would have liked to have kept the DFuse dropbars but didn't have the spare gear to swap out the brakes etc.
    One day may well put the drops back on with an electric shift set up.

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    Are the hubs on your 2 6 bolt, or centerlock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Are the hubs on your 2 6 bolt, or centerlock?
    Forgive me, I have no idea what you're asking sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Are the hubs on your 2 6 bolt, or centerlock?
    They are centerlock.

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    Anyone know the weight and internal width of the carbon wheels that come on the Revolt 0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCoz View Post
    Had my Revolt 2 for a few months. Love it 👍. I was sold on the colour most of all (orange).
    The mech-hydro brake set up was rubbish. Squishy as.
    I've converted it to a flatbar with 105 hydraulics. Easy conversion as I had the parts.
    I would have liked to have kept the DFuse dropbars but didn't have the spare gear to swap out the brakes etc.
    One day may well put the drops back on with an electric shift set up.
    Do you have a pic of this?

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    Do you have a pic of this?
    Sure, just couldn't work out how upload one.

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    Should be on the Giant site as a stand alone product.

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    How much would it cost to upgrade the conduct brakes to full hydraulic? My LBS said it'd be ~$1000 since the shifters would need to be replaced along with new calipers, is that accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgriff View Post
    How much would it cost to upgrade the conduct brakes to full hydraulic? My LBS said it'd be ~$1000 since the shifters would need to be replaced along with new calipers, is that accurate?
    Accurate. You can DIY it yourself getting shimano rs-505 shifters and calipers. The shimano rs505 series is about as cheap as you can get for hydro's although they are known to have pretty loathed ergonomics. You can scoop these up on fleabay for about 250-300 depending on the deal.

    To get anything that's full retail, installed, parts and labor from your lbs, you're going to pay around 700-1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgriff View Post
    How much would it cost to upgrade the conduct brakes to full hydraulic? My LBS said it'd be ~$1000 since the shifters would need to be replaced along with new calipers, is that accurate?
    The shifters/brakes themselves cost about $630 ( search st-r7020 for the new 105) and shouldn't require any other parts but maybe a few hydraulic cable fittings. It's a good amount of labor though, cutting and running cables/hose, adjusting the shifting, and wrapping the bars. If they are building up a new bike it should be less though with the only difference being the cables and housing.

    So is there really no mount near the BB for a fender? I forgot to look the last time I saw one in a shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TieOneOn View Post
    Anyone know the weight and internal width of the carbon wheels that come on the Revolt 0?
    21mm internal width and 1630g for the pair. This is off the Giant site.

    All I know, is that I'm 250lbs. and send it down singletrack and the wheels do not budge. Impressive...
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    Giant Revolt Advanced-20190210_085816.jpgGiant Revolt Advanced-20190210_085749.jpgFenders I found that fit well are the planet bike 50mm wide. Don't recall the model but they are aluminum. I installed them, bit of work. On the rear I just have a ziptie around the seat tube and a pad at the bottom of the fender. There is a hole in the bb and use a L bracket but didn't do that. Fenders are solid and quiet. Stock wheels and 38c cst commuter tires now. Will have new wheels next week. Dirt tires will be 700x2.1 thunderburt up front and 45c Flintridge on the back. Hope the fenders will work with them but I doubt it. Fender and rack mounts are one of the many reasons I got this bike.
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    what are the water bottle cages you put on your revolt?

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    I've been following this forum for a while now - some great information here!

    I've ordered an Advanced 0 but don't expect to get it for another month or two yet...bit of a back order situation here in Canada. Not the worst thing though seeing all the snow and ice we have in Toronto this year - I don't think I'm missing too much!

    The idea of running a 650B wheel set is very appealing to me. I just placed an order for the Mason X Hunt 650B wheels along with some WTB Horizon 47's to go with. I'm just sitting here thinking about whether I will want another set of brake rotors as well? I assume it's going to be a pain to swap rotors as well as wheels every time?

    I was thinking of picking up some DuraAce rotors as they would look smoking hot with the all black of the Advanced 0. What do you think?

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    And then my last question was going to be what size are the rotors that come on the advanced 0 ? Rotor size doesn't seem to be listed anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kixsand View Post
    I've been following this forum for a while now - some great information here!

    I've ordered an Advanced 0 but don't expect to get it for another month or two yet...bit of a back order situation here in Canada. Not the worst thing though seeing all the snow and ice we have in Toronto this year - I don't think I'm missing too much!

    The idea of running a 650B wheel set is very appealing to me. I just placed an order for the Mason X Hunt 650B wheels along with some WTB Horizon 47's to go with. I'm just sitting here thinking about whether I will want another set of brake rotors as well? I assume it's going to be a pain to swap rotors as well as wheels every time?

    I was thinking of picking up some DuraAce rotors as they would look smoking hot with the all black of the Advanced 0. What do you think?

    And then my last question was going to be what size are the rotors that come on the advanced 0 ? Rotor size doesn't seem to be listed anywhere.
    The Revolt Advanced 0 comes with 160mm 6bolt rotors. You can get an adaptor to fit 6bolt rotors on a centrelock hub, but not the other way around.

    Those wheels you purchased are centrelock (and actually come with the 6bolt to centrelock adapters), I reckon it would look great with those dura ace sm-rt900 rotors. I might do the same thing down the line a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettoau View Post
    The Revolt Advanced 0 comes with 160mm 6bolt rotors. You can get an adaptor to fit 6bolt rotors on a centrelock hub, but not the other way around.

    Those wheels you purchased are centrelock (and actually come with the 6bolt to centrelock adapters), I reckon it would look great with those dura ace sm-rt900 rotors. I might do the same thing down the line a bit!
    So I could use them with the new wheels and hubs but not with the stock Giant wheels because they will only accept a 6 bolt rotor. So, the ďsexierĒ option would be these:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    I'm not sure what the Conduct brakes weight but I can tell you the apparatus is pretty large.

    Which brings me to today's issue, after removing the Conduct brakes the mounts on the frame do not line up with my new Ultegra hydraulic brakes. The mounts on the fork are ok, but the mounts on the chainstay are too close together.

    One note of good news, I received my new wheels. I went with Hunt's Four Season Gravel wheelset. Ordered them Monday and they arrived this afternoon. Not bad considering they were mailed out of the UK. They are well built and pretty darn light (according to Hunt and Giant, they should weight in less than Giant's carbon wheelset).
    I am planning to do the exact same thing right out of the box. What adapter do I need to use the Ultegra levers and calipers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kixsand View Post
    So I could use them with the new wheels and hubs but not with the stock Giant wheels because they will only accept a 6 bolt rotor. So, the ďsexierĒ option would be these:
    They look ok, better than the stock ones, but i really like that filled in look of the road discs.

    My situation - i'm 178cm and ride a M Giant Trance and M Propel. However on the sizing chart for a Revolt Advanced I'm right at the top end for an M and in the middle of the ML size.

    Luckily my local giant specialty store has both an M and ML Advanced 0 out the back in boxes so will build up both this week and then i'll test ride and decide on the size

    I've already purchased some Compass 700x44 Snoqualmie Pass tyres in Tan which should look pretty good and also suit my first gravel races in May/June on a mostly hard packed rail trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettoau View Post
    They look ok, better than the stock ones, but i really like that filled in look of the road discs.

    My situation - i'm 178cm and ride a M Giant Trance and M Propel. However on the sizing chart for a Revolt Advanced I'm right at the top end for an M and in the middle of the ML size.

    Luckily my local giant specialty store has both an M and ML Advanced 0 out the back in boxes so will build up both this week and then i'll test ride and decide on the size

    I've already purchased some Compass 700x44 Snoqualmie Pass tyres in Tan which should look pretty good and also suit my first gravel races in May/June on a mostly hard packed rail trail.
    We agree on the look of the road discs - they aren't cheap though. I think I'm going to see how it goes with swapping the rotor along with the wheels. I did find a good deal on a second 11-34 cassette last night so that's handled.

    For sizing you need to keep in mind that the Revolt geometry is a little taller and a little less reach than you're likely used to. I went through the same thing trying to decide which size to buy. My first instinct was to downsize to keep the stack close to what I was used to.

    I'm 185 cm which put me at the top end of an M/L or in the middle of L. With this size I know I'm going to be a couple of cm taller and closer than my road bike setup.

    Take a look at the stack and reach of your Propel 545/383 and compare that with the stack and reach of the Revolt. Take into consideration what you're running right now in terms of stem length and spacers to see how the two sizes are likely to compare. And just know that for this type of riding you typically aren't going to want to be as aggressive in your position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kixsand View Post
    We agree on the look of the road discs - they aren't cheap though. I think I'm going to see how it goes with swapping the rotor along with the wheels. I did find a good deal on a second 11-34 cassette last night so that's handled.

    For sizing you need to keep in mind that the Revolt geometry is a little taller and a little less reach than you're likely used to. I went through the same thing trying to decide which size to buy. My first instinct was to downsize to keep the stack close to what I was used to.

    I'm 185 cm which put me at the top end of an M/L or in the middle of L. With this size I know I'm going to be a couple of cm taller and closer than my road bike setup.

    Take a look at the stack and reach of your Propel 545/383 and compare that with the stack and reach of the Revolt. Take into consideration what you're running right now in terms of stem length and spacers to see how the two sizes are likely to compare. And just know that for this type of riding you typically aren't going to want to be as aggressive in your position.
    I've never made too many changes on my bikes, just kept everything stock adjusted my saddle height - should probably get a bike fit one of these days...

    Propel M Ė Reach 386, stack 553
    Revolt M Ė Reach 381, stack 572
    Revolt ML Ė Reach 385, stack 588

    So the reach of the Revolt M vs Propel M is only 5mm less and stack 19mm higher vs the ML which is only 1mm less reach but 25mm more stack. Without test riding I'm leaning towards the M more now.

    Also, after doing more reading people are generally suggesting if in between sizes to get the smaller frame. There are other minor benefits like slightly less weight and that more seat post gives more flex and therefore comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettoau View Post
    I've never made too many changes on my bikes, just kept everything stock adjusted my saddle height - should probably get a bike fit one of these days...

    Propel M Ė Reach 386, stack 553
    Revolt M Ė Reach 381, stack 572
    Revolt ML Ė Reach 385, stack 588

    So the reach of the Revolt M vs Propel M is only 5mm less and stack 19mm higher vs the ML which is only 1mm less reach but 25mm more stack. Without test riding I'm leaning towards the M more now.

    Also, after doing more reading people are generally suggesting if in between sizes to get the smaller frame. There are other minor benefits like slightly less weight and that more seat post gives more flex and therefore comfort.
    You might get toe overlap with a smaller frame. That may or may not be an issue depending on how experienced you are riding Surlys.
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    I just got my order placed for the Revolt Advanced 0, and Giant says it won't be delivered until May (12 weeks from now)! I really hope they deliver more quickly than expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    You might get toe overlap with a smaller frame. That may or may not be an issue depending on how experienced you are riding Surlys.
    Agree I was between S and M (im 5'7 gerenally ride a drop bar bike ETT around 540-545mm), could only test ride a M and specfically looked for toe overlap, none of M but immediatley knew S would have been close, I have some rub on occasion on my existing CX bike and wanted to get rid of that. Luckily it has never caused me to crash in about 7-8 years of owning that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    You might get toe overlap with a smaller frame. That may or may not be an issue depending on how experienced you are riding Surlys.
    Thanks, I'm going in today to finalise the sizing issue. Will make sure to check toe overlap.

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    Good call. Think about if you plan to use fenders or clown tires. If you're running 48s (so much squish) they'll be a lot closer than 38s and fenders are about another cm.

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    Surprise, surprise. I ordered my 2 from my local LBS last week. I was told it would be about 4 to 8 weeks based on current supplies. I received a call today and.......my 2 was delivered today!

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    Surprise, surprise. I ordered my 2 from my local LBS last week. I was told it would be about 4 to 8 weeks based on current supplies. I received a call today and.......my 2 was delivered today!
    Nice! Pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtg252b View Post
    I just got my order placed for the Revolt Advanced 0, and Giant says it won't be delivered until May (12 weeks from now)! I really hope they deliver more quickly than expected.
    These are apparently in high demand. May I ask where your shop is that you placed this order with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gluestick View Post
    May I ask where your shop is that you placed this order with?
    Of course! Roswell Bicycles in Roswell, GA. It's a great shop if you're in the area!

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    Bicycle Brustop in Novato, CA has all sizes of 0 and some of the other models in stock and built.
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    With the new flat mount Ultegra calipers you should be good to go. The ones I bought were not flat mount so I needed the adapter.

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    Just setup my Advanced 0 with Compass 700C x 44 Snoqualmie Pass Extralight tyres, using the standard giant sealant. All good with the tubeless setup, they rolled quite fast when pumped up to about 45psi along the bike path to work this morning, will try them at around 30psi in the gravel this afternoon.

    https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...oqualmie-pass/

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    looks pretty rad with those tires. Nice work.

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    Tires

    Goin all Tele on us!

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    The Revolt 2 build finally came home yesterday. I am very happy with how it turned out. Tips the scale right at 20.5 lbs. Ready for race season!


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    Nice! So what's mods have you done there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCoz View Post
    Nice! So what's mods have you done there?
    The wheels are Hunt's Four Season Gravel setup tubeless with Maxxis Ramblers. The disc brakes, shifters and F&R derailleurs were all upgraded to Ultegra. I swapped out the D-Fuse handle bar with a Salsa Cowbell, upgraded to a FSA bottom bracket, the cranks are FSA SL-K carbon. I ended up going with Shimano XT pedals. Just need to swap out stems and possibly put on a new saddle (I am pretty particular about my saddle but the one that came with the bike actually feels like it fits). I am pretty happy with how it turned out!

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    I'm a cycling noob. Any suggestions on a set of roadwheels for my Revolt? My 2 really is so light I'm thinking of ditching my other road orientated bike and just running 25mm wheelset when I want to stay onroad.


    Just for anyone looking to swap in cables...I hated pulling out the new ones on my brand new Revolt, not knowing if the replacement set would thread in through the frame ok. It turned out super simple and just 5 minutes of jiggling where the rear derailleur cable exits.

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    Hello, I'm new to the forum and sorry if I use the translator (my English is bad).
    I ordered a revolt 2 size M / L. Where I live have been delivered very few bicycles and I have no way to prove it in person. My size is positioned between M and ML my measurements are 5'10 "of horse 33.5" in height and I pedal to 30 "central saddle oriented to the size ML that seems to me the most similar to my cannondale synapse 22 ''. I would have the saddle and the handlebar at the same height only that I fear to find myself with a bike too long and complicated to drive I would be very happy if you could help me thanks. The use that I will make of the bike is 70% asphalt and 30% gravel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    The Revolt 2 build finally came home yesterday. I am very happy with how it turned out. Tips the scale right at 20.5 lbs. Ready for race season!


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    Quote Originally Posted by DCoz View Post
    I'm a cycling noob. Any suggestions on a set of roadwheels for my Revolt? My 2 really is so light I'm thinking of ditching my other road orientated bike and just running 25mm wheelset when I want to stay onroad.
    I am very impressed with the Hunt wheels I bought. They are very reasonable and ship right to your doorstep. My plan is to use them on gravel and then use the stock wheels for trainer time and road miles.

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    [QUOTE = Alfy; 13998020] Ciao, sono nuovo del forum e scusa se uso il traduttore (il mio inglese Ť brutto).
    Ho ordinato una rivolta 2 taglia M / L. Dove vivo sono state consegnate pochissime biciclette e non ho modo di provarlo di persona. La mia taglia Ť posizionata tra M e ML le mie misure sono 5'10 "di cavallo 33.5" di altezza e io pedalo a 30 "sella centrale orientata alla taglia ML che mi sembra la piý simile alla mia cannondale sinapsi 22". avrei la sella e il manubrio alla stessa altezza solo che temo di trovarmi con una bici troppo lunga e complicata da guidare sarei molto felice se potessi aiutarmi grazie. L'uso che farÚ della moto Ť 70 % asfalto e 30% ghiaia [/ QUOTE]


    I apologize, I made a mistakeinches centimeters is not usual for me.Height 5'10"-------Horse 33.5"-------I pedal at 30"(center saddle)If anyone who bought a ML could compare his measurements would be a great help to me, thank you

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    Hi,
    Iīm sorry because my english is not good.
    Do you know if the forkīs tube is normal or is it overdrive2? I like the Revolt 2 and i would like to put a Kalloy Uno 7 stem. Could i put it without problem? The stem is normal 1 1/8.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfy View Post
    [QUOTE = Alfy; 13998020] Ciao, sono nuovo del forum e scusa se uso il traduttore (il mio inglese Ť brutto).
    Ho ordinato una rivolta 2 taglia M / L. Dove vivo sono state consegnate pochissime biciclette e non ho modo di provarlo di persona. La mia taglia Ť posizionata tra M e ML le mie misure sono 5'10 "di cavallo 33.5" di altezza e io pedalo a 30 "sella centrale orientata alla taglia ML che mi sembra la piý simile alla mia cannondale sinapsi 22". avrei la sella e il manubrio alla stessa altezza solo che temo di trovarmi con una bici troppo lunga e complicata da guidare sarei molto felice se potessi aiutarmi grazie. L'uso che farÚ della moto Ť 70 % asfalto e 30% ghiaia [/ QUOTE]


    I apologize, I made a mistakeinches centimeters is not usual for me.Height 5'10"-------Horse 33.5"-------I pedal at 30"(center saddle)If anyone who bought a ML could compare his measurements would be a great help to me, thank you
    I'm 5'9.5" with just under 34" inseam. 76cm (30") saddle height. Wanted a small for a recent test ride, but was offered a medium. The reach on the medium (381mm) was too long for me. Even the 375mm on the small is still too long but I could get by with a shorter stem.

    However the 558m stack height on the small is leaning a little more toward an aggressive front end. I prefer the 572mm stack height on the medium.

    If your arms aren't on the shorter side, then I'd put you on the medium. You may need to shorten the stem by 10mm or so, depending on your fit.

    By the way, I ride a frame with a 360mm reach and 578mm stack.

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    Also a newbie to the gravel scene and picked up an Advanced 2. I plan to use the stocl wheelset as my road set and am looking to build up a gravel set with Hope Pro 4 hubs (in blue) with new discs that match the hubs. Looking for a set of rims and like Stans (have them on my MTB) and my LBS mentioned Boyd rims. Switching out the bar tape with some blue/orange Lizard Skins. As soon as I fgure out how to post pics I will do a before and after. So far I have only gotten a short 23 miler outdoors and have put about a 100 on the trainer. I must say it is a nice riding bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangerineowl View Post
    I'm 5'9.5" with just under 34" inseam. 76cm (30") saddle height. Wanted a small for a recent test ride, but was offered a medium. The reach on the medium (381mm) was too long for me. Even the 375mm on the small is still too long but I could get by with a shorter stem.

    However the 558m stack height on the small is leaning a little more toward an aggressive front end. I prefer the 572mm stack height on the medium.

    If your arms aren't on the shorter side, then I'd put you on the medium. You may need to shorten the stem by 10mm or so, depending on your fit.

    By the way, I ride a frame with a 360mm reach and 578mm stack.
    Talk to the store about a proper fit. At 5í9.5 I think a small would be too small for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBWoody1974 View Post
    Also a newbie to the gravel scene and picked up an Advanced 2. I plan to use the stocl wheelset as my road set and am looking to build up a gravel set with Hope Pro 4 hubs (in blue) with new discs that match the hubs. Looking for a set of rims and like Stans (have them on my MTB) and my LBS mentioned Boyd rims. Switching out the bar tape with some blue/orange Lizard Skins. As soon as I fgure out how to post pics I will do a before and after. So far I have only gotten a short 23 miler outdoors and have put about a 100 on the trainer. I must say it is a nice riding bike.
    They are great bikes. Yours is orange I take it?

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    I'm 5'10 / 178cm and the medium fit me perfectly. Once I sat on the the M vs the ML it was obvious to both me and the bike shop staff the M was the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettoau View Post
    I'm 5'10 / 178cm and the medium fit me perfectly. Once I sat on the the M vs the ML it was obvious to both me and the bike shop staff the M was the way to go.
    We have very similar measures I am 178 cm tall and I chose to order the ML size.
    I preferred the ML 23.1 stack because I see so many bikers of my age pedaling with racing settings and do not use the low handlebar.
    My intention is to use the handlebar in all positions. I hope not to have a bike too long and complicated to drive, possibly replace the stem along 3.9 with a long 3.5
    In choosing the size I tried to reproduce the measurements of my synapse size 22 (56 cm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Goat View Post
    The Revolt 2 build finally came home yesterday. I am very happy with how it turned out. Tips the scale right at 20.5 lbs. Ready for race season!


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    very nice I will have to wait for May.
    I ordered revolt 2 in Italy arrives orange, the shopkeeper offered me a good deal of negotiation and in the end I will have up grade.
    Controls and brakes Ultegra, gearbox ultegra RX and a second set of wheels with clincher 28 or 30 mm will be the FULCRUM I have not decided de DB5 or DB3

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    Anyone put a carbon railed saddle with 9mm rails on the seatpost yet? Does it fit I have a Brooks c13 playing around which thinking might be good choice for this bike? Count down still continues on my 0.

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    Hi,
    Iīm goin to put a oval railed saddle. Iīll tell if it works.
    Anybody know something about the fork?
    Thanks

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    I bought the Revolt 2 in grey my best friend is building the Trek Checkpoint we will post results when it warms up.
    Checkpoint will have Ultegra D2, Shimano carbon wheels.
    Revolt is stock and will stay stock except bar tape

    I rode on the frozen grass hills at very step angles and the Giant Cross cut tires didn't slip out on me which was a plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxpower11 View Post
    Hi,
    Iīm goin to put a oval railed saddle. Iīll tell if it works.
    Anybody know something about the fork?
    Thanks
    What information on the fork are you looking for?

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    Hi Speed Goat,
    I want to know if i can put any stem in the revolt. Is it Overdrive2 or is a normal fork tube?

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    It says right on the website its Overdrive which is 1-1/8".

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    Thank Laekon

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxpower11 View Post
    Thank Laekon
    +1, sorry I didn't get back to my computer sooner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShannonSpears View Post
    I bought the Revolt 2 in grey my best friend is building the Trek Checkpoint we will post results when it warms up.
    Checkpoint will have Ultegra D2, Shimano carbon wheels.
    Revolt is stock and will stay stock except bar tape

    I rode on the frozen grass hills at very step angles and the Giant Cross cut tires didn't slip out on me which was a plus.
    The Checkpoint SL5 and Revolt Adv 2 are the two bikes I'm trying to decide between. I'm kind of in decision paralysis since I can't test ride either off pavement. I like the gearing(sub compact) and clearance on the Revolt but it will cost a lot to upgrade the brakes to full hydraulic.

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    I got an update from the shop. Giant is quoting Mid-April now. It's only 2 weeks sooner, but I'll take it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtg252b View Post
    I got an update from the shop. Giant is quoting Mid-April now. It's only 2 weeks sooner, but I'll take it!
    Local shop here in New England is quoting 4-5 weeks and suggested booking soon. Surely Giant knew this one was going to be a hit, especially releasing just prior to the start of gravel season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamis View Post
    21mm internal width and 1630g for the pair. This is off the Giant site.

    All I know, is that I'm 250lbs. and send it down singletrack and the wheels do not budge. Impressive...
    I'll have to retract this statement, somewhat...

    The wheels have stayed true regardless of how hard I have been on them, but they have a tremendous amount of lateral flex. I pulled my wheels off yesterday to do do a full clean of the bike and found that I have work a hole in the chain stay from tire wrong in a measly 231 miles in the 1 month I've owned the bike.

    Please keep in mind that I am 240ish so not the average rider. I also lean the bike quite a bit to get tire bite on dirt which induces flex in the wheels. Not sure how Giant is going to respond to my dilemma, but I was running WTB Riddler 45's and measured 4-5mm clearance at the area where the damaged occurred.
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    The shop called me yesterday and the bike came in way sooner than expected! I took it for a short test ride this morning before work. So far, so good.

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    Any thoughts on sizing for 180cm/5'11"? Some how in Giant's charts that fits 3 different sizes but I'm just looking at M/L and L. I've had 2 M/L (56CM) Defys but when riding a M/L Revolt it seems a little short. Well it actually felt good on the hoods but really short on the top of the bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laekon View Post
    The Checkpoint SL5 and Revolt Adv 2 are the two bikes I'm trying to decide between. I'm kind of in decision paralysis since I can't test ride either off pavement. I like the gearing(sub compact) and clearance on the Revolt but it will cost a lot to upgrade the brakes to full hydraulic.
    Just remember to swap to hydraulic on a Adv 2 means only the levers and a bit of tubing. No need to change the actual calipers. Some shops might be quoting a full changeover. Easy DIY project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCoz View Post
    Just remember to swap to hydraulic on a Adv 2 means only the levers and a bit of tubing. No need to change the actual calipers. Some shops might be quoting a full changeover. Easy DIY project.
    Iíd rather go the full Shimano route and just be done with the Giant/Tektro parts. I found a shop with bikes in stock that would switch out to the older non-series Ultegra parts for $500 straight. Now if I could just figure out the sizing and stop being intrigued by the Checkpoint.

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    The saddle of 9mm goes ok in the seatpost.
    It fits ok

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    I'm 6'0", and I went for the M/L. I decided to go with that size because my TCR is a M/L and it fits me perfectly. The effective top tube on this is pretty similar. I haven't had much time on the bike yet, but so far the fit seems good.

    One thing that did concern me at first is the length of seatpost sticking out. The top tube slopes down much more than my TCR, so to get the saddle at the height I need, I've got the seatpost almost at the maximum extension mark. I was worried that I didn't have any room to go higher, but I don't think I'm going to need to.

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    I'm just over 6' and preordered a L, but I haven't ridden any size.
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    Here are the Giant Fenders on a med 0 with the stock wheels/tires.



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    Which model fender is that?

    Picked up my M/L Revolt 2 yesterday with the older non-series Ultegra level shifters and brakes installed. With M540 pedals and 2 cages, my bathroom scale is showing 21.4 lbs. Kind of looking at some Rolf Hyalite wheels since they are made locally in the US but cost 3 times as much as a set of Hunts for little difference in weight.

    I did a flat 24 miles after picking it up and loved how smooth it felt. I'm not a big fan of the handle bar shape so far. The tires worked great both on road and on some short sections of dry gravel

    The stock Conduit stem faceplate is 330 gm while the calipers are 150 gm each for anyone that cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laekon View Post
    Which model fender is that?
    They are the Giant fenders made for the Revolt. My other set of generic full coverage fenders (Planet Bike I think) didnít work due to the attachments on the Revolt.

    The Giant fenders work ok but I wish the rear fender went down to the bottom bracket and shift cable. That area collects a fair bit of mud - even with the Giant fenders.

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    I built up a set of carbon 650b wheels and mounted Fast Trak tires - 2.2Ē in the front and 2.0Ē in the rear.

    Just did a quick shakedown ride and itís clear this will be a blast!

    The rear 2.0Ē measures about 52mm across. Iím not too comfortable with the remaining clearance to the stays, so Iíll probably mount something a bit narrower like a 1.9Ē.



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    On their website, I see the ROAD-E+ and the EXPLORE-E+/AMITI-E+ FENDER. It's not clear to me which one will work with the Revolt. Do you know which one you got?

    How long do they take to mount, is it something you could throw on in 2-3 minutes if you see it's raining before heading out?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtg252b View Post
    On their website, I see the ROAD-E+ and the EXPLORE-E+/AMITI-E+ FENDER. It's not clear to me which one will work with the Revolt. Do you know which one you got?

    How long do they take to mount, is it something you could throw on in 2-3 minutes if you see it's raining before heading out?

    Thanks
    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/revolt-fender

    This is from the Canada site, but you can get them in the US if you talk to a dealer. My friend's shop has a Revolt on the floor with the Revolt specific fenders mounted up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisInYpsi View Post
    I built up a set of carbon 650b wheels and mounted Fast Trak tires - 2.2Ē in the front and 2.0Ē in the rear.

    Just did a quick shakedown ride and itís clear this will be a blast!

    The rear 2.0Ē measures about 52mm across. Iím not too comfortable with the remaining clearance to the stays, so Iíll probably mount something a bit narrower like a 1.9Ē.


    Nice. The $30 Fast Trak sale right?

    I just ordered my 2.2 Fast Traks for my Vitus. What rims and width do you have those mounted on? My thought is they'll blow up slightly skinnier. I have about 2.46" of rear end clearance on my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtg252b View Post
    How long do they take to mount, is it something you could throw on in 2-3 minutes if you see it's raining before heading out?
    The Giant fenders linked a few posts up are the ones. They are branded a Giant Revolt fenders, so they are specific to this bike. Not sure why they donít show up on the US Giant website, but my LBS found them to order.

    As with any set of full coverage fenders, the first installation takes some head scratching, esp on this bike with the weird attachments at the rear axle. I suspect that subsequent installs could be in the 5-10 min range if you have a stand and all fasteners and tools at the ready. Or maybe Iím just slow.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post
    What rims and width do you have those mounted on?
    They are a set of Giant P-XCR-1C 27.5 carbon wheels from a MTB with the front axle converted to 12mm. The rims are 25mm wide and they seem to work well in a gravel bike.

    Itís nice to have multiple wheel/tire options. Iíll be running either the stock 700c/40mm for dirt, 700c/28mm for pavement, or 650b/2.0Ē for gravel and mild trails.

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    hi all. really contemplating getting a revolt 0. just to clarify and verify, the hub spacing on the bike is 15x100 and 12x142 right?

    thanks. great thread going here. lots of info. cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonedoc98 View Post
    hi all. really contemplating getting a revolt 0. just to clarify and verify, the hub spacing on the bike is 15x100 and 12x142 right?

    thanks. great thread going here. lots of info. cheers.
    12x100mm front

    I actually just picked mine up today. Didn't get chance to go for a real ride but have everything tweaked best I can with only 5 minutes rest rides. I got it late in day and poured here today. With garmin's mount, 2 king cages, look x track pedals, Brooks c13 saddle it is 20.53 pounds for medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMIjer View Post
    12x100mm front

    I actually just picked mine up today. Didn't get chance to go for a real ride but have everything tweaked best I can with only 5 minutes rest rides. I got it late in day and poured here today. With garmin's mount, 2 king cages, look x track pedals, Brooks c13 saddle it is 20.53 pounds for medium.
    Are you on the Advanced 0? Told mine was shipping the other day after having just ordered it on Monday... Was hoping the Advanced 0 would weigh a little less as it was between the Revolt 0 or a Stigmata. I get both at considerable discount but the revolt was all around a much better deal however the top build stigmata comes in at 16.79 pounds. Tough to justify the stigmata ultegra build to the revolt ultegra with carbon wheels. Just didnt care of the stigmata colors either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonedoc98 View Post
    hi all. really contemplating getting a revolt 0. just to clarify and verify, the hub spacing on the bike is 15x100 and 12x142 right?

    thanks. great thread going here. lots of info. cheers.
    Quote Originally Posted by jburm View Post
    Are you on the Advanced 0? Told mine was shipping the other day after having just ordered it on Monday... Was hoping the Advanced 0 would weigh a little less as it was between the Revolt 0 or a Stigmata. I get both at considerable discount but the revolt was all around a much better deal however the top build stigmata comes in at 16.79 pounds. Tough to justify the stigmata ultegra build to the revolt ultegra with carbon wheels. Just didnt care of the stigmata colors either.
    Yes the zero wonder of stigmata weight includes pedals and such. Also is top stigmata 1x? In general zeros are all.coming in around 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMIjer View Post
    Yes the zero wonder of stigmata weight includes pedals and such. Also is top stigmata 1x? In general zeros are all.coming in around 20.
    The Ultegra Stigmata is 2x. Weight listed is without pedals and cages. I've ordered an Ultegra crankset and some icetech rotors (only 2grams lighter than stock according to research) for the Advance 0 when it arrives. I'm wondering where else I could save some weight... While I am not a huge weight weenie I do appreciate a light bike and am looking for something to go fast on some rough paved roads. Currently riding a TCX SLR1 that I have been happy with so far.

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    Just ordered the Revolt Advanced 0 for $2950 out the door. Was told late April, early May. I'm already thinking upgrading the crank and bar to carbon. What do you guys recommend? I'm also looking to upgrade the hubs to Industry 9. What do you think? I test rode the Ibis Hakka MX, Checkpoint SL6, and liked the Giant the best of the three. It didn't hurt the Giant cost less too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 288GTO View Post
    Just ordered the Revolt Advanced 0 for $2950 out the door. Was told late April, early May. I'm already thinking upgrading the crank and bar to carbon. What do you guys recommend? I'm also looking to upgrade the hubs to Industry 9. What do you think? I test rode the Ibis Hakka MX, Checkpoint SL6, and liked the Giant the best of the three. It didn't hurt the Giant cost less too.
    That's a good deal! Ill be walking out just under $2600 out of pocket on mine (race team discount). I ordered mine on Monday, was told it would be up to 6 weeks before it arrived. Got a call Wednesday that it would be here next week. I suspect you will get yours sooner than anticipated. Seems most others had a similar experience. I think the biggest weight savings you will get will be from the cranks and a new wheelset. Although the Advance 0 comes with carbon hoops, they are fairly heavy for a bike of this discipline. I saw somewhere around 1660g for the set. I think you can build a set of Stans mtb wheels at about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jburm View Post
    That's a good deal! Ill be walking out just under $2600 out of pocket on mine (race team discount). I ordered mine on Monday, was told it would be up to 6 weeks before it arrived. Got a call Wednesday that it would be here next week. I suspect you will get yours sooner than anticipated. Seems most others had a similar experience. I think the biggest weight savings you will get will be from the cranks and a new wheelset. Although the Advance 0 comes with carbon hoops, they are fairly heavy for a bike of this discipline. I saw somewhere around 1660g for the set. I think you can build a set of Stans mtb wheels at about that.
    I'm not looking to replace the wheels as Giant makes top tier carbon. Where they cut back on these wheels compared to the top of the line is in the hubs. Their top tier wheels use DT-Swiss 240 hubs while these are most likely Giant's own. Thats why I'm looking to only upgrading the hubs, not the wheelset. By the way what carbon cranks do you recommend? Does Easton offer their SL carbon cranks with 48T-32T option? How good is the Praxis? FSA?

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    Easton cranks would be a good option with the spider 2x 47/32t setup if youre not worried about the price. The Praxis Zyante carbon 172.5 48/32 with BB for $370 is pretty tough to argue with. Saving ~25g with the easton setup. The Eastons would look cooler IMO with some more white accents on the bike elsewhere perhaps. Praxis would certainly fallow suite of the stealth look on the 0.

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    BTW does anyone know the weight of the Revolt 0 bar and stem?

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    I think the stem is about 170g and the bars 250g. All 3 models use the same bar and stem.

    For the person looking for a new crank the other benefit of going Praxis is that you won't need a new BB, making it an even better value for how competitive it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laekon View Post
    I think the stem is about 170g and the bars 250g. All 3 models use the same bar and stem.

    For the person looking for a new crank the other benefit of going Praxis is that you won't need a new BB, making it an even better value for how competitive it is.
    Yeah I'm definitely leaning towards the Praxis carbon crank though I would need to replace the BB since the spindle is 30mm vs the one it replaces is 24mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 288GTO View Post
    Yeah I'm definitely leaning towards the Praxis carbon crank though I would need to replace the BB since the spindle is 30mm vs the one it replaces is 24mm.
    Correct,
    The Praxis crankset is an OEM unit only made for Specialized, Giant, etc with 24mm spindle... You can't even buy a replacement 24mm crankset from them, it would have to be purchased from the bike maker.

    That said, it is BB86, so you could use any crankset that has a BB matching a very common standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMIjer View Post
    12x100mm front

    I actually just picked mine up today. Didn't get chance to go for a real ride but have everything tweaked best I can with only 5 minutes rest rides. I got it late in day and poured here today. With garmin's mount, 2 king cages, look x track pedals, Brooks c13 saddle it is 20.53 pounds for medium.

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    thanks very much for the info! i am looking into that saddle as well. you installed it on the stock seatpost with no issues? i got the bike last thursday and had a good ride today. love it so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 288GTO View Post
    Yeah I'm definitely leaning towards the Praxis carbon crank though I would need to replace the BB since the spindle is 30mm vs the one it replaces is 24mm.
    Engin Cycle is coming out with a 110/74 spider, which fits onto Force22 (22/24mm spindle) arms.
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    I would like to hear input about people's experience with tires other than the stock crosscuts? im thinking of installing 37mm riddlers or 38mm g-one allrounds on the revolt 0. have a pair of ramblers on right now, but one tire has developed a bulge and im worried about safety etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfy View Post
    Hello, I'm new to the forum and sorry if I use the translator (my English is bad).
    I ordered a revolt 2 size M / L. Where I live have been delivered very few bicycles and I have no way to prove it in person. My size is positioned between M and ML my measurements are 5'10 "of horse 33.5" in height and I pedal to 30 "central saddle oriented to the size ML that seems to me the most similar to my cannondale synapse 22 ''. I would have the saddle and the handlebar at the same height only that I fear to find myself with a bike too long and complicated to drive I would be very happy if you could help me thanks. The use that I will make of the bike is 70% asphalt and 30% gravel
    Prendi la M. Io sono 183 e sulla TCR ho la ML che comunque mi sta lunghetta. Le Giant tendono ad essere un pelino piu' lunghe..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonedoc98 View Post
    I would like to hear input about people's experience with tires other than the stock crosscuts? im thinking of installing 37mm riddlers or 38mm g-one allrounds on the revolt 0. have a pair of ramblers on right now, but one tire has developed a bulge and im worried about safety etc.
    I immediately removed the stock tires and installed 45 Riddlers. They are amazing tires for grip and rolling speed for dirt and pavement. Beware with tires size. Although the frame clears 45's, tires can vary in size by up to 2mm in each direction.

    My only complaint with riddlers is that they wear very quickly if you ride a lot of pavement. My rear is pretty much toast at 450 miles, but I am also 240lbs. I'm trying Gravel King 43's next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonedoc98 View Post
    thanks very much for the info! i am looking into that saddle as well. you installed it on the stock seatpost with no issues? i got the bike last thursday and had a good ride today. love it so far!
    Installed on stock seatpost no issues pic is from first 15 mile ride than was out of town so might adjust little bit but anticipate no problems. I had plenty of adjustment on both adjustment bolts based on a quick visual. I has tired many saddles this one might be a keeper and might get one for my older Defy as well.
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    My Advance 0 will be in tomorrow according to UPS. Got the Ultegra crankset, ice tech rotors, tires, pedals, cages, and garmin mount in my car ready for the call from the shop. Looking forward to seeing how this bike compares to my TCX. Hoping its fast!

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    My Revolt Advanced 0 should arrive end of April. I already ordered the Praxis M30 Carbon 48-32 cranks with matching BB, Dura Ace 160mm rotors, Panaracer SK Gravelking 43mm tan wall tires, Supacaz oil slick colored headset cap, bottle cages, and bar end plugs. Will most likely upgrade the saddle and bar after I receive the bike. Totally excited!

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    thanks. installing 37mm riddlers today

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamis View Post
    I immediately removed the stock tires and installed 45 Riddlers. They are amazing tires for grip and rolling speed for dirt and pavement. Beware with tires size. Although the frame clears 45's, tires can vary in size by up to 2mm in each direction.

    My only complaint with riddlers is that they wear very quickly if you ride a lot of pavement. My rear is pretty much toast at 450 miles, but I am also 240lbs. I'm trying Gravel King 43's next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMIjer View Post
    Installed on stock seatpost no issues pic is from first 15 mile ride than was out of town so might adjust little bit but anticipate no problems. I had plenty of adjustment on both adjustment bolts based on a quick visual. I has tired many saddles this one might be a keeper and might get one for my older Defy as well.
    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 288GTO View Post
    My Revolt Advanced 0 should arrive end of April. I already ordered the Praxis M30 Carbon 48-32 cranks with matching BB, Dura Ace 160mm rotors, Panaracer SK Gravelking 43mm tan wall tires, Supacaz oil slick colored headset cap, bottle cages, and bar end plugs. Will most likely upgrade the saddle and bar after I receive the bike. Totally excited!
    The dura ace 160mm rotors are centrelock only i thought. Are you changing the wheels as well as the CXR-1 are 6bolt? https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/cx...c-carbon-cross

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    Quote Originally Posted by jburm View Post
    My Advance 0 will be in tomorrow according to UPS. Got the Ultegra crankset, ice tech rotors, tires, pedals, cages, and garmin mount in my car ready for the call from the shop. Looking forward to seeing how this bike compares to my TCX. Hoping its fast!
    So you are changing out the Praxis 48-32T for Ultegra R8000 50-34T? I was sceptical about a non shimano crankset but have definitely found the lower gearing useful on steep gravel climbs (and that's even without loading up the bikepacking gear).

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettoau View Post
    The dura ace 160mm rotors are centrelock only i thought. Are you changing the wheels as well as the CXR-1 are 6bolt? https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/cx...c-carbon-cross

    Dude I'm glad you found out my error being it was shipped out. Funny as I called Giant this morning to confirm before ordering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettoau View Post
    So you are changing out the Praxis 48-32T for Ultegra R8000 50-34T? I was sceptical about a non shimano crankset but have definitely found the lower gearing useful on steep gravel climbs (and that's even without loading up the bikepacking gear).
    No I replaced the OEM crankset with the same brand (Praxis) and gearing (48-32), though in carbon. The carbon version of the same crank weights 100 grams less and is according to Praxis, a lot stiffer.

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    Anyone familiar with Hope floating disk rotors? They make a 6-bolt rotor that is super light and comes in variety of colors. Has anyone used this on the Revolt Advanced 0?

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Hope-Floating-Disc-Rotor
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    Quote Originally Posted by 288GTO View Post
    No I replaced the OEM crankset with the same brand (Praxis) and gearing (48-32), though in carbon. The carbon version of the same crank weights 100 grams less and is according to Praxis, a lot stiffer.
    My 2nd reply was to the other guy 'jbur' who mentioned changing to Ultegra crankset.

    I just looked up the Zayante Carbon cranks...very nice! I almost got mixed up with the centrelock vs 6bolt myself. I saw there was a converter but it only converts centrelock wheels to use 6bolt rotors. There is no converter to go back the other way. Which is a shame as those black dura ace road rotors look sweeeet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettoau View Post
    So you are changing out the Praxis 48-32T for Ultegra R8000 50-34T? I was sceptical about a non shimano crankset but have definitely found the lower gearing useful on steep gravel climbs (and that's even without loading up the bikepacking gear).
    Just left the shop with mine and had them install the ultegra crankset along with a wheels mfg bb with angular contact bearings. I went with the 50/34 configuration. Its what i ran on my TCX so i figured i'd like to keep it as close to the TCX as possible as it seemed to work for where i ride. Im sort of a novice when it comes to gravel and road riding. I race XC frequently with a gravel race or 3 here and there. I just ride for the miles and training. I and others that know me would certainly consider myself as a climber and i don't like to spin, so the bigger rings don't bother me much. The ultegra set definitely looked better on the bike as well. While they are both aluminum, the finish on the praxis cranks looks cheap. I also wanted everything to be ultegra.

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    Iíve seen the orange 2 at my lbs today and fell in love with it. Since I would be going 650 b anyway on a 0 I really wonder if itís worth to spend the extra cash for a black frame and Ultegra stuff. Owned 105 before on a Diverge and it worked fine,the only drawback on the 2 is the weird braking system with that thingy on the stem. Either way looks like my Colnago will soon get a little sister that will cause her a lot of neglect..
    Roadie DNA,mtbike curious.

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