There’s a lot to like about the new 2022 Giant Revolt. It’s lighter, but not so light that it’s weird. Don’t like the D-Fuse seatpost? No problem, they made it so you can swap in a standard round one (with dropper if you want). Oh, and they added a flip-chip to the rear so that if you want 1cm more wheelbase, and > 45c tires, you can do that. But I especially like what that means for the “short” version, because it tightens up the trail just a touch. Add this to the lower BB, and it should be a slightly more responsive bike than the previous generation (which is what I have).
If I were going to swap mine for a 2022, I would definitely make several changes to the stock setup. And the great thing is that, because of how Giant designs bikes, you can do that using 3rd party parts; although I would definitely keep the stock seat post…
In addition to the new frameset, some key component updates add to the Revolt’s boost in performance. The Revolt Advanced Pro series comes with the latest D-Fuse seatpost technology, the composite D-Fuse SLR, which has a -5/+15mm offset option. The seatpost is secured with a hidden clamp inside the seat tube, allowing for 25 percent more flexing area to optimize its compliance.
Both series also feature composite Giant WheelSystems, including the all-new CXR 1 on the Revolt Advanced Pro models, along with tubeless tires set up right out of the box. Every available wheel setup ensures robust strength at a minimal weight, plus the ability to run high-volume tires at lower pressures for a smoother ride, better grip, and smooth rolling efficiency on variable terrain.
And to maximize the Revolt’s capabilities on long races or adventure rides, both series now include six water bottle mounts—two on the down tube, two on the fork, plus one
Oh, and if you want to burn one of your paywall credits, CyclingTips has a review posted.