Revel Rover – Rival
A gravel bike from Revel? Yep, we’re better known for our shreddy mountain bikes with legendary CBF suspension, but a little-known fact is most of us here at Revel ride gravel bikes at least as much as we ride mountain bikes. We’re also the same people behind Why Cycles and their R+, giving us a pretty good pedigree for designing modern gravel bikes. We’re materials geeks at heart, and we always like to use the right material for the application. However, gravel bikes are where the waters get a little muddy. We’ve been refining the titanium R+ since we launched it in 2016 and it has gotten glowing reviews, but we all wanted a carbon version too.
We knew we could make a great gravel bike by taking full advantage of the ability to shape carbon exactly how we want and truly optimize the ride quality. We designed the frame and fork from the ground up, with just the right amount of damping to smooth out those long gravel roads. Our engineers were able to work some magic to give this bike the best combination of tire clearance and chainring clearance of any gravel bike on the market while retaining the fully guided internal cable routing that makes setting up Revels a breeze. Prioritizing versatility in its use, we designed the Rover around the SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger and loaded the frame up with 4 sets of bottle bosses to ensure the Rover will be right at home at a gravel race start line or on backroads adventures.
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