Eurobike 2013: Meet Giant’s New Go-Anywhere Bike


The brand new Revolt 0.

Blurring the lines between on-road and off-road performance, Giant’s all-new Revolt is built for adventure. Designed for riders who like to seek out varying terrain and conditions — including gravel road riding, mountain passes, pavement or trails — the Revolt features a number of design features and technologies that expand its capabilities and give it cross-over appeal.

The lightweight ALUXX SL frameset features purpose-built geometry for a stable, comfortable ride quality over long distances and varying terrain, and the frame and composite fork each offer ample wheel clearance to accommodate large-diameter tires up to 700x50c.

“Revolt is a bike with a lot of different personalities,” said Giant’s James Hibbard. “It’s really adaptable to a particular rider’s demands. It may be a performance rider who wants a dedicated gravel grinder, or someone whose typical rides cover both pavement and dirt. It’s also perfect for someone who rides for adventure, loves exploring new routes, and isn’t afraid of nasty weather or challenging conditions.”

With its ALUXX SL frame and composite fork, Revolt is engineered for durability, but it also puts a premium on performance handling. Its disc brakes — hydraulic or mechanical depending on the model — increase rider control and confidence in all types of weather.

The new Revolt in action.

The frame also features Giant’s OverDrive steerer technology for better handling and front-end. And details including full-length cable housing and the X-Defender downtube guard help provide no-fuss performance and peace of mind in inclement weather and rugged terrain.

The 2014 Revolt series includes three global models, with availability and model lineup varying by country. Check out the gallery below to learn more about spec.

The new Propel Advanced 1.

Giant has also expanded its aero road bike range with the new Propel Advanced. The Propel Advanced follows the successful 2013 launch of the Propel Advanced SL, the bike ridden by Team Belkin riders at the Tour de France and other WorldTour pro road races.

Unveiled at Eurobike 2013 in Germany, the new Propel Advanced features many of the same aero-focused technologies as the pro-level Propel Advanced SL, but in an Advanced-grade composite frame option.

The aero road project was one of the most intensive development challenges ever undertaken at Giant. Over the course of two years, a team of engineers, product developers and pro riders from Team Belkin (Team Blanco at the time) worked through 88 prototype iterations before the final design went into production.

All of the aero engineering that went into the Propel Advanced SL carries over to the Advanced series. One of the key design ideas behind both series is AeroSystem Shaping technology. Data compiled from extensive Computational Fluid Dynamics research and wind-tunnel testing was used by engineers to shape the frameset tubing for overall system aerodynamics.

The new Propel in action.

Other new technologies with the Propel Advanced include a integrated SpeedControl SL brake system: a reverse-position front brake and seatstay-mounted rear brake feature strategic positioning and specially designed trailing edges that reduce wind drag. And the Vector SLR seatpost, which offers wide-ranging adjustability.

Other key features on each of the three Propel Advanced models in the 2014 global lineup include Giant’s OverDrive 2 steerer tube technology for precise handling and front-end stiffness; a PowerCore bottom bracket for maximum pedaling efficiency and sprinting power; and internal cable routing for a clean, aerodynamic look and performance.

The 2014 Propel Advanced series includes three global models, with availability and model lineup varying by country. Check out the gallery below to learn more about spec.

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