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  • Reviewing Giant Revel 2:
    *****

    Excellent bike with huge upgrade potential and a frame you just wont find at this price point anywhere else

    Pros
    Light and fast great frame and also nothing wrong with the seat as people have mentioned either they were new to biking or not riding correctly because the seat is super comfortable almost to comfortable

    Cons
    Lack of disc brakes and decent fork

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  • Reviewing Giant Revel 1 29er:
    ****

    Overall great bike for the price. If your not going to spend over 1k this is the bike to start with I wouldn't go any lower. It's 5 stars compared any bike in its class.

    Pros
    Best bike for the price in its class

    Cons
    Front shock

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  • phxhardtail
    Reviewing Giant Revel 1:
    ****

    Overall great bike for the money especially considering lifetime tune-up at $60-80 per visit. I've road mine on cruiser (Pemberton) and slightly more technical (Dynamite Rd. and Go John) trail in Scottsdale and would definitely recommend it for the $. Dumped it a few times and it held up better than my 50 year old frame.

    Pros
    Affordable entry level. I paid $499 which included lifetime tune-ups at Bicycle Depot of AZ. Included two levels better Shimano components and disc instead of V brakes with other comparable bikes. Solid construction takes a beating. Giant is biggest frame manufacturer and makes frames for many other companies. 29er is way to go for speed, stability, bunny hopping, and climbing (but not for precise technical riding)

    Cons
    Really hard saddle. Brakes squeal (prob need adjustment). Bike is burly 33 lbs.

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  • Reviewing Giant Revel 2:
    *****

    GREAT BIKE!!

    Pros
    Light weight, sturdy, smooth

    Cons
    Seat is very hard

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  • SB27rider
    Reviewing Giant Revel 1:
    *****

    Pros
    Handles well, and takes everything I throw at it.

    Cons
    Brakes squeal, a little heavy, but you get what you pay for.

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  • Reviewing Giant Revel 0:
    ****

    This is a great bike with a flaw that could easily be upgraded. The fork is pretty good, it doesn't have nasty rebound. I would recommend it!!!

    Pros
    Fairly lightweight, good fork, good tires

    Cons
    The disc brakes tend to rub and squeak a bit, you might want to upgrade the brakes.

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  • Reviewing Giant Revel 2:
    *****

    Still love it!

    Pros
    Very smooth, great look,and in my case very durable!

    Cons
    Seat,stock tires

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  • Queaze
    Reviewing Giant Revel 1:
    *****

    A great bike for every starter/amateur like myself

    Pros
    Affordable and well built for its price-range. I've been riding it for a few weeks now, tried some abusive off-road and I'm very happy with it. The saddle was a bit uncomfortable at first, but this seems to improve after about 200km. If well-adjusted gears and breaks are decent considering the price

    Cons
    What you'd expect at this price: brakes and gears may need adjusting every now and then, tires aren't the best

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  • Korvyn
    Reviewing Giant Revel 2:
    *****

    Great Entry level bike. For the price about the best you can get as an entry level bike.

    Pros
    Great Components. Bike is smooth to ride and Fairly light.

    Cons
    The Saddle is about like riding on a hard piece of plastic.

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  • traviskenny
    Reviewing Giant Revel 1:
    *****

    All around perfect for me new to downhill yet experieced in racing n trails ProsIts stable sharp turner easy to maintain and able to optimize performance through great upgrades available to its frameConsCranks hubbs thats it

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  • fallenover
    Reviewing Giant Revel 2:
    *****

    I have one and my oldest son as well. Service is everyhing buy local.

    Pros
    Built like top aluminum Giant bikes.Shram components hold up and consistently work well.Entry level shocks absorb most entry level trails.

    Cons
    Stock tires may have to be changed depending were you ride.

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  • mttandrsn
    Reviewing Giant Revel 1:
    *****

    I would recommend this bike for anyone who wants a decent bike without breaking the bank. If you can afford it, go for the Revel 0, but I love my 1 as it is.

    Pros
    Great bike. The fork is pretty good for the price, and I haven't had any problems with the drivetrain. Mine cam with Kenda Small Block 8's which are perfect for the dirt singletrack we have in Nebraska.

    Cons
    Disc brakes are a little finicky, but you get what you pay for. It is also a bit on the heavy side, but I'm not a weight weenie so it doesn't bother me.

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  • fallenover
    Reviewing Giant Revel 1:
    *****

    Any one who wants an entry level bike on a budget, to see if they like it or a first mountain style bike,Buy it! Lots of mid range gears to help you with pedaling ability that alot of other bikes don't offer in this price range.

    Pros
    Great bike. My boy and I both own one and ride them mostly on single track and road to get to the trails. This was the best bike we could afford and it has not let us down. Yeah, the tires are ok but no tire does everything.

    Cons
    Pedals suck, little mud and foot slips off. But, if you take one to the shin normally doesn't cut you.

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  • manitic
    Reviewing Giant Revel 1:
    *****

    At 6'5" 329lbs this bike has held up great for the 4 months I’ve had it. I ride bike paths and single track dirt and it performs flawless. I recommend this bike to anyone looking for an affordable entry level bike.

    Pros
    Great bike at price range.

    Cons
    Disc brakes soft for larger riders.

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  • fishboy4505
    Reviewing Giant Revel 1:
    ****

    i am 6'3" 235 lbs and i love this bike. great price and its well built. i ride a smaller frame than recomended (medium frame) and it holds up very well. the tires and seat are minor cons and easily fixed. i would recomend this bike over and over

    Pros
    great looks. disc brakes,

    Cons
    tires spin in sugar sand and seat could b a little more plush

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