2020 Giant Revolt Advanced 2 - Custom Di2 build

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2020 Giant Revolt Advanced 2 - Custom Di2 build


 Bicycle Frame – 2020 Giant Revolt Advanced 2 – Blue Atoll
Fork – Lauf Cycling Grit
Wheels – Prototype Spinergy GXC with Pink PBO spokes
Tires – IRC Boken 700 x 36
Sealant – Orange Seal – 4 oz per tire
Flat Prevention – GUP Industries Kwicki Inflator / Sealant
Handlebar – PRO Discover Carbon
Stem – PRO Discover 70mm with integrated Di2 battery
Bar Tape – Supacaz Sticky Cush Pink
Brakes – Shimano GRX
Front Der – Shimano GRX Di2
Rear Der – Shimano GRX Di2
Chainrings – 31 / 48
Crankset – Shimano GRX
Cassette – SRAM PG-1170 11-36
Chain – Shimano CN-HG701
Chain lube – Wend Wax Liquid Wax with Pink outer coating
Saddle – WTB SL8 Team 127mm with titanium rails
Pedals – XT-R PD-M9100
Bottle Cages – Giant Carbon Fiber
Shoes – Shimano S-PHYRE SH-XC9
Gloves / Socks – TASCO MTB Redline Double Digits
Kit – Squadra TASCO MTB Team Elite
Helmet – Giant Rev Mips
Eyewear – Oakley EVZero Path
Nutrition – GU Energy Roctane Hydration Mix / Gels, GU Salted Lime Chews, PBJ Sammy
Performance Lotion – AMP Human PR Lotion

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Last seen: 4 months 4 weeks ago
Joined: 11/19/2021 - 02:59
Hi! Thank you for sharing! It

Hi! Thank you for sharing! It's great setup. Don't you think that frame and wheels aren't suitable for stantard racks(like here reviewed)? 

Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 03/24/2022 - 03:26
Oh thanks for sharing the

Oh thanks for sharing the information.

The Revolt may have lost a little instability, but my Giant has more than made up for that by making the bike a bit more exciting to ride. 

Its on-road manners are endurance bike-rapid, even with 40mm tyres. Where I think the Revolt has been markedly improved is in the comfort stakes.

Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 03/24/2022 - 03:26
I have owned the Giant Revolt

I have owned the Giant Revolt 0 for 6 months and covered around 600 miles on it. This is my first gravel bike and I have found it to be more capable off-road than I expected, but not quite as quick on the road as i was expecting. Having said that I have fitted 32mm road tyres and done some long road rides on it, the low gearing and added comfort was appreciated. Small sacrifice of additional weight and shorter reach compared to road bike. My size L weighed around 9KG with XTR spds fitted. For general gravel riding I switched out the stock tyres straight away for 35mm Continental Terraspeed, which was a straightforward change and provides better grip off-road and lower rolling resistance on road. I also switched the 11-34 cassette for 11-32 to provide smaller differences between gears on road sections. The built in flex in the seat post provides additional comfort, but takes a bit of getting used to, fair amount of power sapping bobbing on the road. Bars are nice and wide for control off-road. The Revolt is excellent for long mixed terrain rides, very much at the road end of the gravel spectrum. There are not many options for 2x gravel bikes, the Revolt ticks that box. I plan to adapt it for cyclocross racing and also some bike packing in the future.

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