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Giant Revel 2
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Giant

Revel 2
2011

$389.99
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5.0 stars
 (14 Reviews)
 

2011 Giant Revel 2

Giant's Revel 2 has the goods to carry you over the rough stuff so you can focus on the trail. Its light, competition-inspired aluminum frame is comfortable and responsive and the bump-absorbing suspension fork has 100mm of travel to help you sail over ruts, rocks and bad pavement, too. You'll love the nimble aluminum wheels wrapped in grippy Kenda tires. And, the easy-pedaling Shimano/SRAM 21-speed drivetrain, supportive seat and grippy linear-pull brakes round out this versatile ride.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Giant ALUXX butted-aluminum
Fork SR SunTour XCT V2 w/preload adjust, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant XC, aluminum
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14G stainless-steel
Tires Kenda Small Block Eight, 26 x 2.1
Crankset SR SunTour XCT V2
Chainrings 48/38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-3
Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
Shifters SRAM X-3, trigger
Handlebars Steel
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Aluminum
Brakes Aluminum linear-pull
Pedals Nylon platform
Saddle Giant Sport MTB
Seatpost Aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Handles well  (12)
  • Lightweight  (11)
  • Smooth ride  (11)
  • Versatile  (9)
  • Great components  (7)

Cons

  • Poor mud shed ties 

Best Uses

  • Casual trails  (11)
  • Cross country  (8)
  • Free riding  (7)
  • Single track  (5)
  • Commuter  (2)

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4.0

Great Buy

By Steve G.

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Rugged
  • Smooth Ride
  • Versatile
  • Upgradable
  • Lightweight
  • Great Components

Cons

  • Poor Mud Shed ties

Best Uses

  • Casual Trails
  • Mountain Bike Trails
  • Cross Country

Comments:

Great bike. I got the Revel 2 instead of the boulder for two reasons: it's upgradable to disc brakes and the aluminum (vs steel) frame.I use it on some pretty aggressive trails in [...]. The stock tires do well on steep inclines w/ packed clay, but they fill quickly and shed slowly whenever I pass through mudd. The shifters are placed comfortably and can be accessed by either thumb when shifting up or down. The large wheels give me confidence when crossing rocky ditches or shallow run-off streams. Overall great buy.

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5.0

Great Bike

By Jerry24

from Mishawaka, IN.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Great Components

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cross Country
    • Free Riding
    • Casual Trails

    Comments:

    This bike rides great. I haven't tried any rough trails yet, but I'm not worrid about the bike doing just fine.

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    5.0

    Great Bike

    By Jerry24

    from Mishawaka, IN.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Rides really nice

    Cons

    • I haven't found any yet

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      I've owned this bike for a month and really like it. It has everything that I wanted. I haven't tried any rough trails yet, but I'm not worried that it will do great.

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      5.0

      couldnt ask for a better birthday gift

      By shawnellis

      from conyers ga

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Great Components
      • Smooth Ride
      • Lightweight
      • Very good bike
      • Versatile
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Casual Trails
      • Downhill
      • Single Track
      • Free Riding

      Comments:

      this bike is one of the best... handles very well and i love it.. i ride on pave, rock and dirt trails. couldnt ask for a better bike from my wife

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      5.0

      Nice bike, pleased

      By Wayne

      from Cleveland OH

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Smooth Ride
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Single Track
        • Casual Trails
        • Cross Country

        Comments:

        I bought this bike on closeout for use this winter in Cleveland Ohio. Bought it this week and have already logged over 100 miles on it. Very easy pedaling, great handling and smooth shifting. I normally log 100 to 150 miles a week on my hybrid and got this Giant Revel 2 for rainy days and winter. Tried it in the rain and it handled very well. Can't wait to try it in the snow. Will change to studded snow tires for that.

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        5.0

        All that I wanted and expected

        By Chambo

        from Arizona

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Smooth Ride
        • Versatile
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Single Track
          • Cross Country
          • Casual Trails

          Comments:

          Great bike for the money. No problems at all. Used it on beginner trails and intermediate trails and it performs very well.

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          5.0

          Couldn't Be Happier!

          By Tim

          from Indianapolis, IN.

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Great Components
          • Smooth Ride
          • Handles Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Trails
            • Commuter

            Comments:

            I bought this bike hoping it would be the inspiration I needed to get back in shape. 25 lbs later I can say it has definitely accomplished this goal! One of my favorite things about this bike is how upgradeable it is. Although it doesn't come with disc brakes or anything like that, you do have the option to add them later if your riding becomes frequent enough to merit them. After 620 miles in 2 months the chain has popped off ONCE while mountain biking (15 second repair) and that is the only hiccup I have encountered. This is the perfect bike for anyone starting out or getting back into biking. LOVE THIS BIKE!

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            5.0

            Giant bike for little money

            By trudgingTF

            from Gainesville, FL

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Handles Well
            • Rugged
            • Versatile
            • Smooth Ride
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Single Track
              • Cross Country

              Comments:

              My first ride out with this new Revel was just a few weeks ago in San Felsaco State Park where it is bumpy and rugged. My Revel went on a 17.22 mile ride without stopping once. The following night hit the same trails for 11 more miles....I love the bike and believe I made a wise decision. Since then I've added 40 more miles and have had one front flat tire. You should replace tubes with better rubber anyway.

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              5.0

              Pleased

              By Jake

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Rugged
              • Handles Well
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Trails
                • Free Riding
                • Cross Country

                Comments:

                Great. Rides well.

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                4.0

                Nice Bike

                By Cal

                from La Mesa

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Handles Well
                • Rugged
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cross Country
                  • Single Track

                  Comments:

                  Took this bike out for the first time and it was quite fun. Went over the big rocks, down the drops, up the climbs, and across the streams with relative ease. Only drawback was the seat kept angling up after hard bumps, even after a re-adjustment and serious tightening of the seat bolt. But overall this bike was fun and I'm glad I got it.

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