Posted by Miles Arbour
Announced this morning, the Revel Ranger is the latest addition to the relatively new Colorado-based bike brand’s lineup. Revel was debuted in 2019—by the same people who created Why Cycles—with two big-hitting, full-suspension 29er mountain bikes. The new Ranger is designed to be a little lighter and faster than the 130mm travel Rascal—over a pound lighter to be exact—and is built to enjoy the ups as much as the downs. From a bikepacking perspective, the Revel Ranger certainly shows promise. It’s based around 29″ wheels with 120mm of travel in the front and 115mm in the rear. As Revel puts it, “Reasonable-yet-modern reach and chainstay numbers make this bike feel ridiculously well balanced climbing, descending, and especially cornering.”
The Revel Ranger features bottle mounts inside the main triangle and under the downtube, as well as an additional mounts further up inside the main triangle for mounting bolt-on accessories or even a bolt-on frame bag. In addition, unlike the Rascal or Rail, the Ranger can clear 29 x 2.6″ tires. The frame is built around a 73mm threaded bottom bracket, boost hub spacing, and comes in four different sizes from small to extra large. The Ranger is available in two colors: forest green “Johnny Green Jeans” and graphite black “De La Coal.”
The Revel Ranger is available for pre-order now at Revel dealers and distributors, as well as directly from Revel. Pre-orders are secured with a $100 refundable deposit and bikes will be shipped in order of deposit placement. Bikes will begin shipping early July. The Ranger is available as a frame only for $2,799, a GX kit for $4,999, an X01 kit that includes Revel’s RW30 Fusion Fiber wheels for $7,199, and a full AXS kit for $9,999. For those interested, check out the Ranger geo chart below.
Head over to RevelBikes.com to learn more.