A New Gravel Crusher: The Alloy Giant Revolt – Gravel Riding opportunities to more Riders

Giant Expands Revolt Range with New Aluminium Series

“With high-value aluminum frames and adapted technologies from composite Revolt Advanced, new series brings gravel riding opportunities to more riders” – Giant

giant revolt alloy 2020 gravel bike

Giant, the world leader in cycling technology, is expanding its range of gravel bikes, adding the all-new Revolt series to the existing Revolt Advanced and Revolt Advanced Pro. The new series contains ALUXX aluminum framesets with many of the same innovations and technologies as the more race-focused composite bikes in the Revolt Advanced series. The new series emphasizes performance and versatility for riders seeking one highly capable bike to ride roads, gravel and dirt.

giant revolt alloy 2020 gravel bike

Following in the footsteps of the Revolt Advanced, a pro-level gravel bike developed with Giant Factory Off-Road Team riders for long-distance gravel events like the Dirty Kanza 200, the new Revolt offers similar gravel-specific frame geometry and features—but with the high-value performance of an aluminum frameset.

giant revolt alloy 2020 gravel bike

Beyond its ALUXX aluminum frame, which is engineered and produced in Giant’s industry-leading aluminum forging facility with optimized strength-to-weight ratios and proprietary production techniques, the new Revolt features innovative technologies to make it highly capable on a wide variety of terrain.

giant revolt alloy 2020 gravel bike

The D-Fuse seatpost is engineered with a distinctive tube shape that features a round front and flattened rear section. Following its initial success on TCX cyclocross bikes, including multiple world championship titles, this design was applied to Revolt bikes to help improve ride quality on rough terrain and minimize fatigue on long rides. Its shape and composite design result in up to 12mm of “travel” for a smoother ride quality.

giant revolt alloy 2020 gravel bike
2020 Revolt 1 in Gunmetal Black

The Revolt 0 and Revolt 1 models feature the Contact XR D-Fuse handlebar, which also uses D-shaped tubing. Tests show the D-Fuse bar has 10 percent more “pushing” or downward compliance and 20 percent more “pulling” or upward stiffness compared to the Contact SL round handlebar. It absorbs shocks and vibrations while also increasing stiffness for sprinting or out-of-the-saddle climbing. The handlebar also has slightly flared drops (8 degrees) and a 5 percent back sweep for wider hand positioning and better control on rugged terrain.

giant revolt alloy 2020 gravel bike

Up front, an Advanced-grade composite fork with an OverDrive tapered steerer tube absorbs road shocks and vibrations. The frame and fork also have added clearance for high-volume tires (up to 45c) and disc brakes, which improves ride quality and control in all conditions. All Revolt bikes feature Giant Tubeless System wheels and tires, which improve rolling efficiency and ride quality while reducing the risk of flat tires.

giant revolt alloy 2020 gravel bike
The 2020 Revolt 2 in Biking Red

Finally, all Revolt bikes come with integrated mounts that make it easy to add racks and fenders to personalize for individual riding style, terrain and gravel adventures.

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  1. Avatar Ian

    Am very interested in either an aluminium or carbon Revolt, did you get any sense of what the weight difference might be?

    The money saved would allow me to buy a second set of race wheels for the alloy version, would probably eclipse any weight difference between the frames…


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