Giant Revel 2

2017
 
5.0 stars
 (17 Reviews)
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Description

Get ready for off-road exploration. From the bike path to forest trails, the Revel is the easy way to get going. With a smart, durable and lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame and a plush suspension fork to soak up bumps, the Revel is the right choice for entry-level trail riders. It’s smooth and comfortable on gravel roads or paths. So when you hear the trail calling, the Revel can take you there.

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Geometry Chart Giant Revel 2 2017

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(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)
  • Rugged  (9)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Casual Trails  (13)
  • Cross Country  (9)
  • Free Riding  (8)
  • Single Track  (6)
  • Downhill  (2)
  • Commuter  (2)

 
5.0
Aug 06, 2012

Great Bike!

Pros:
Rugged, Handles Well, Smooth Ride, Lightweight, Versatile, Great Components
Cons:
Best Uses:
EXERCISE, Casual Trails, Free Riding
Great bicycle with good components at a great price. The ride is very smooth. You will love to ride this bike.
by Arcolone from Newark, NJ

 
5.0
Jul 06, 2012

Love it!!!

Pros:
Rugged, Lightweight, Handles Well, Great Components, Versatile
Cons:
The wimpy handlebar grips, The stock seat
Best Uses:
Getting exercise, Casual Trails, Single Track, Cross Country
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
by Rick1971 from San Antonio

 
4.0
Mar 27, 2012

Great Buy

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
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.
by Steve G. from Atlanta, GA

 
5.0
Mar 09, 2012

This is a great bicycle!

Pros:
Shock-absorbent, Lightweight, Versatile, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking, Mountain Biking
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.
by Cian Rice from Indianapolis, IN

 
5.0
Nov 09, 2011

Great Bike

Pros:
Great Components
Cons:
Best Uses:
Cross Country, Free Riding, Casual Trails
This bike rides great. I haven't tried any rough trails yet, but I'm not worrid about the bike doing just fine.
by Jerry24 from Mishawaka, IN.

 
5.0
Nov 09, 2011

Great Bike

Pros:
Rides really nice
Cons:
I haven't found any yet
Best Uses:
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.
by Jerry24 from Mishawaka, IN.

 
5.0
Oct 30, 2011

couldnt ask for a better birthday gift

Pros:
Great Components, Smooth Ride, Lightweight, Very good bike, Versatile, Handles Well
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Casual Trails, Downhill, Single Track, Free Riding
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
by shawnellis from conyers ga

 
5.0
Sep 29, 2011

Nice bike, pleased

Pros:
Smooth Ride, Handles Well, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
Best Uses:
Single Track, Casual Trails, Cross Country
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.
by Wayne from Cleveland OH

 
5.0
Sep 27, 2011

All that I wanted and expected

Pros:
Smooth Ride, Versatile, Handles Well
Cons:
Best Uses:
Single Track, Cross Country, Casual Trails
Great bike for the money. No problems at all. Used it on beginner trails and intermediate trails and it performs very well.
by Chambo from Arizona

 
5.0
Jul 02, 2011

Couldn't Be Happier!

Pros:
Versatile, Lightweight, Rugged, Great Components, Smooth Ride, Handles Well
Cons:
Best Uses:
Casual Trails, Commuter
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!
by Tim from Indianapolis, IN.

 
5.0
Jun 24, 2011

Giant bike for little money

Pros:
Handles Well, Rugged, Versatile, Smooth Ride, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Single Track, Cross Country
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.
by trudgingTF from Gainesville, FL

 
5.0
Jun 05, 2011

Pleased

Pros:
Rugged, Handles Well, Comfortable, Lightweight, Smooth Ride
Cons:
Best Uses:
Casual Trails, Free Riding, Cross Country
Great. Rides well.
by Jake from Cleveland, OH

 
4.0
Apr 06, 2011

Nice Bike

Pros:
Handles Well, Rugged, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Cross Country, Single Track
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.
by Cal from La Mesa

 
5.0
Mar 27, 2011

Nice

Pros:
Smooth Ride, Handles Well, Lightweight, Rugged
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuter, Casual Trails, Free Riding
I just purchased this bike a few weeks ago, and am very impressed.. once i flipped the handlebar attachment to lower them it was a perfect fit. no complaints at all. I like the trail capability, but rid alot of street and paths on my 5 mile commute. The Kenda small eights are the perfect tire for this.. good grip when needed, and very little drag.
by Sam from kokomo, in

 
5.0
Dec 11, 2010

100% Satisfied!!

Pros:
Handles Well, Lightweight, Great Components, Smooth Ride, Versatile
Cons:
Best Uses:
Free Riding, Cross Country, Casual Trails
By far the best bike I have owned! It has a great upright seating position. Hands down. I LOVE THIS BIKE!
by JDM_BOY from San Diego, CA

 
4.0
Oct 12, 2010

Excellent Choice

Pros:
Lightweight, Handles Well, Rugged, Versatile, Great Components, Smooth Ride
Cons:
Best Uses:
Free Riding, Casual Trails
I just bought this bike and am VERY happy with not only its performance bu versatility. It can hit the trails and ride the streets (I mostly do street for for cardio). It's a "heavy" enough ride so you feel like your getting a workout but adjustable enough to back off (or increase) what you're riding on. Awesome bike for a workout!
by MrCesare from Clark, NJ

 
5.0
Sep 26, 2010

A very good bicycle

Pros:
Great Components, Versatile, Handles Well, Lightweight, Smooth Ride, Sexy
Cons:
Best Uses:
Fitness, Free Riding, Downhill, Casual Trails
this is a very hot bike, it is very much worth the money, i use this bike to maintain my 6-pack and it gives a great workout. but the tires can grind away so you have to be careful about yanking on the brakes too hard.
by Jack from Noblesville, IN

Specifications

Frame
ALUXX-grade aluminum
Fork
SR Suntour M3010, 63mm travel
Rims/Wheels
Giant Alloy, Single-wall
Hubs
Alloy, 36h
Spokes
Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires
Kenda Multi Surface, 26x2.1
Crankset
SR Suntour XCE, 24/34/42
Bottom Bracket
Sealed Cartridge, Threaded
Chain
KMC Z51
Front Derailleur
Shimano Tourney
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Tourney
Rear Cogs
Shimano TZ31 14x34, 7-speed
Shifters
Shimano EF500
Handlebars
High-tensile steel, Low-rise, 25.4mm
Stem
Giant Sport
Brake Levers
Alloy
Brakes
Alloy, linear pull
Pedals
Platform
Saddle
Giant Sport
Seat Post
Giant Sport, 30.9mm