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Giant Revel 2

Giant

Revel 2
2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (17 Reviews)
 

2012 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 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 knobby 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 V4, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant Sport aluminum
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14G stainless-steel
Tires Giant XC Trail, 26 x 2.1
Crankset SR SunTour XCT V2
Chainrings 48/38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano
Rear Derailleur SRAM X3
Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
Shifters SRAM X3, trigger
Handlebars Steel
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Tektro
Brakes Aluminum linear-pull
Pedals Nylon platform
Saddle Giant Sport Trail
Seatpost Aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles well  (14)
  • Lightweight  (14)
  • Smooth ride  (12)
  • Versatile  (12)
  • Great components  (9)

Cons

  • The stock seat 
  • The wimpy handlebar grips 
  • none 
  • I haven't found any yet 
  • Poor Mud Shed ties 

Best Uses

  • Casual trails  (13)
  • Cross country  (9)
  • Free riding  (8)
  • Single track  (6)
  • Downhill  (2)

Reviewed by 17 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bike!

By Arcolone

from Newark, NJ

About Me Commuter

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Trails
    • Free Riding
    • EXERCISE

    Comments:

    Great bicycle with good components at a great price. The ride is very smooth. You will love to ride this bike.

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    5.0

    Love it!!!

    By Rick1971

    from San Antonio

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • The stock seat
    • The wimpy handlebar grips

    Best Uses

    • Getting exercise
    • Single Track
    • Cross Country
    • Casual Trails

    Comments:

    I got this bike to replace a Wally World bike, I wanted something with better components, better frame and...well lets face it, something I could be proud of, well in my week and 1 day of ownership, I have put over 300 miles on this baby, Time for a tune up? I get people asking me about it everywhere I go, it looks sharp and rides smooth, I did replace the seat and handlebars grips, but doesn't every bike need those replaced to tailor it to the rider? it is slightly heavier than my friends Trek 4300, but not by much... get it you wont regret it

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    4.0

    Great Buy

    By Steve G.

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Mud Shed ties

    Best Uses

    • Cross Country
    • Casual Trails
    • Mountain Bike Trails

    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

    This is a great bicycle!

    By Cian Rice

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Shock-absorbent

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I just got this bike and I love it already. Knowing that Giant is a quality bike, I got one. This is worth your money. Great bike.

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      5.0

      Great Bike

      By Jerry24

      from Mishawaka, IN.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Great Components

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Trails
        • Free Riding
        • Cross Country

        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

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Free Riding
          • Single Track
          • Casual Trails

          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

          • Versatile
          • Handles Well
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Ride

          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

            • Versatile
            • Smooth Ride
            • Handles Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cross Country
              • Casual Trails
              • Single Track

              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

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              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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