The New Giant Revolt X Marks a Move To Gravel Suspension

Giant bike poster featuring the new Giant Revolt X, sold by Giant Ride, a bike shop in sydney

The Giant Revolt X, an updated version of the Giant Revolt gravel bike, has been leaked on various cycling retailer websites. The bike appears to be designed for more challenging terrain with the inclusion of a front suspension fork. The RockShox and Fox suspension forks are 40mm and the bike is equipped with a wide SRAM 1x drivetrain. The gravel bike still has the flip-chip dropout, which allows for adjustments to the wheelbase and the fitting of 52mm tires. Although the bike has not been officially launched in other markets, it is likely to be available sometime this year.

The frame of the Revolt X has undergone reinforcement and modifications to support its 40mm front fork travel. The new design aims to enhance the bike's performance on rough trails and during descents. The bottom bracket drop has decreased significantly from 80mm to 68mm, compared to the rigid frame of the previous model, allowing for better articulation of the front fork. The head tube angle of the medium-sized frame remains similar to the original model at 71.5 degrees. The bike will likely come in sizes from XS to XL, while the previous model only ranged from S to L. The front derailleur mount has been removed, indicating a shift away from 2x drivetrains on Giant's gravel bikes as only a SRAM 1x Wide drivetrain has been seen so far. The Revolt X is equipped with an adjustable seat tube collar and a dropper post as standard, offering improved maneuverability for tackling tough terrain.