In keeping with the tradition of making the bikes we want to ride, we are thrilled to announce the new Revel Ranger! Bikes are on their way across the seas now and will land in Australia in July.
This bike is made with one thing in mind- to enjoy the ups as much as the downs. We love the Rascal but Revel wanted something a little lighter and faster. So they took the legendary CBF platform somewhere it's never been. Think XC light, XC efficiency, with the extra-high punch of that bottomless CBF feel. It is over 500g lighter than the Rascal frame and tough enough to inspire confidence on the descents. The result is a mountain bike that is right at home at the start line of a race, all day in the mountains or simply rallying the local trails after work.
The Ranger has 115mm of rear travel, 120mm up front, and 29er wheels. The head angle is 67.5 degree with a 75.3 degree seat angle. Combined with reasonable-yet-modern reach and chain stay numbers make this bike feel ridiculously well balanced climbing, descending, and especially cornering. Sound perfect for Australia or what??
With a name like the Ranger, we are pumped they made at least one bike forest green colored and it is aptly named "Johnny Green Jeans."...although in Oz maybe we should call it spinach green. There is also a timeless graphite black option called "De La Coal.-
The Ranger has fully encased internal cable routing like the other two bikes and includes routing for a rear shock lockout. There are water bottle mounts on top and bottom of the downtube. We also included a set of mounts towards the font of the main triangle to mount accessories. The Ranger also has ample tire clearance for any 29x2.6 tire.
Rangers will be available to order very soon here on the site. Contact us for a pre-orders if you are super keen and we can secure your bike or frame with a $100 refundable deposit and frames/ bikes will be shipped in order of deposits placed.
The Ranger will be available as a frame only, or as an Australian build options at several spec points an - full details here.
The Revel Bikes Range we have in stock can be seen here, we will update as soon as the Rangers land!