Revel Bikes Announces Tweedy Dirt Jumper

Jun 22, 2022
by Revel Bikes  

PRESS RELEASE: Revel Bikes

We are thrilled to launch Revel's first dirt jump bike, the Tweedy! Brady Tweedy has been a friend and a team rider since the very beginning of Revel. He embodies everything we could ask for from a brand ambassador and sponsored rider. He not only shreds any bike you give him but his love of riding and positive attitude represents everything we want our company to be and we think he deserves his own pro model.

A portion of every frame sold goes to Brady, to support his riding career, and we are pretty excited about that.


When it came to making a dirt jump bike, we wanted something really special, so we started with the material. Instead of using standard, basic chromoly steel, we went to the other end of the spectrum. Our inner bike nerds couldn’t help it- we had to make it out of Reynolds 853 steel- the best of the best tubing on the planet for making a steel bicycle. Then we worked with Brady to come up with the geometry for this DJ bike. We kept it simple with a threaded BB, integrated headset, bolt-on axle and integrated seat clamp. We use an ultra-durable clear coat to show off the high quality welds on the frame. This frame is simple, badass, elegant, and will develop a nice patina under the clear coat with age.


bigquotesThis bike represents our passion of creating a product simply for the joy of making something excellent that we all wanted. The fact that it’s a pro model for Brady is even more special. He’s one of the kindest people I know, hilarious, and can ride a bike like no other. I'm honored to have him representing Revel.Adam Miller Owner/Founder


Find out all the details at RevelBikes.com


62 Comments

  • 131 0
 Ooh, that's what the rebound cap is for.
  • 14 0
 Gonna need some custom steel rebound caps now.
  • 8 17
flag naptime (2 days ago) (Below Threshold)
 @nyhc00: I'm calling photo shop....... or a slam there's no way that wouldn't dig into the rail an pitch dude over the bars.......
  • 4 0
 @naptime: I bet the picture catches him getting on; pedal contact is imminent...
  • 2 0
 @plyawn: I take it back, it's either bad photoshop of a smith or a real tooth hanger...... ;'D that adjuster is toast tho
  • 1 0
 @naptime: toothhanger
  • 2 0
 @naptime:hope there is an edit to see
  • 1 0
 @naptime: nope, it’s a real pic. I’m friends with Brady and the guys at Revel and saw that pic prior to the release.
  • 30 0
 We need more pro models in mountain biking!
  • 4 0
 Yes, a Blue Steel version would be nice.
  • 4 0
 Would this be part of the Derelicte lineup?
  • 1 0
 @nickfranko: They could Zoolander some big jumps
  • 25 0
 first pic is doing a Smith using his rebound adjustment wtfuk man
  • 14 0
 Pretty sure he's doing a tooth hanger, which makes it even crazier
  • 8 0
 Luckily, Fox/Marzocchi have a nice rebound adjust cap to keep it safe while... everyone is out there doing grinds..
  • 6 0
 @leon-forfar:

It’s 2.5mm aluminum. Should be fine, at least once.
  • 2 0
 @hllclmbr: Maybe even twice!
  • 12 0
 When your suspension needs tweaking but you got a bmx background
  • 18 0
 Really bold move bucking the current trend (not routing brake line through proprietary headset). Nice work Revel!
  • 2 13
flag coadymacmillan (2 days ago) (Below Threshold)
 That was literally never a trend, especially on a dj frame
  • 17 0
 @coadymacmillan:
Yes. It was borderline sarcasm
  • 1 0
 @initforthedonuts: almost border brake line sarcasm. He didn't get it tho.
  • 2 2
 @initforthedonuts: after seeing so many people complain and not understand the need for a free coaster, well, sarcasm just wasn’t in my view anymore
  • 15 2
 Brady Tweedy Deserves this so much. So Cool to see how a small bike company figures out how to support the little guy!
  • 3 0
 Couldn’t agree more, good on him.
  • 14 1
 This is so sick!
  • 4 0
 I'm no expert but my experience with 853 was that the center section of the downtube was too thin and broke (more than one frame). Love the springy feel on a XC bike but for a dirt jumper?

Mabye Revel used a different butting profile in the downtube then what I had but we never get that kind of insight on bike designs unless you go custom build.
  • 12 0
 I take that back (mostly) after going to the Reynolds website linked above. The road frames get thinner tubes (Pro) than the mountain bikes (DZB) and the EN testing changed things in 2009. It was definitely pre-2009 frames that I broke. More recent 853 singlespeed frame I've got has had no issues
  • 3 0
 I have a 2014 Jamis Dragon Pro that is 853. I have something like 6,000 miles on. It's been ridden pretty hard, but still ridden within what it was designed for, well probably a little more than it was designed for lol. I don't ride it much anymore, but it's no worse for wear today than when it was new. Although it does look pretty rough. A couple times I have thought I broke the thing, and even stopped to check. But it's been tough as nails. For most tube sets Reynolds offers multiple butting profiles as well as custom butting for tubes, so there is no telling if this is off the shelf tubing or custom. I know Stanton and some others have built some pretty big bikes with 853, so I don't think this is something that hasn't been thought through.
  • 6 0
 Anyone else get confused by the statement "Revel's first dirt jump bike" before realising the one you remember from the early 2000s was made by Revell instead?
  • 2 0
 Yep, I just got excited thinking they were back in the game because I loved those bikes as a kid! God I’m starting to feel old…
  • 4 1
 "We are thrilled to launch Revel's first dirt jump bike, the Tweedy! Brady Tweedy has been a friend and a team rider since the very beginning of Revel. He embodies everything we could ask for from a brand ambassador and sponsored rider. He not only shreds any bike you give him but his love of riding and positive attitude represents everything we want our company to be and we think he deserves his own pro model.

A portion of every frame sold goes to Brady, to support his riding career, and we are pretty excited about that."

That's a very long way to say "We're paying him royalties"...
  • 2 0
 So, what do they do for other riders? Not pay them?
  • 6 0
 I'm just a mountain biker who is pretty terrible at jumps - but I want one.
  • 1 0
 Only one way to get better!
  • 8 0
 @Ianjmalcolm: By buying the most expensive DJ you can find and riding it once.
  • 2 0
 @nickfranko: Yes, that's what would happen
  • 1 0
 @nickfranko: We all did some courses a few years ago on some DJ bikes. Some people really enjoyed it and bought their own. Because they're a PITA to ride for anything other than a short distance they pretty much live unused in cellars these days!
  • 1 0
 @korev: I'll admit I really only use mine in the winter at indoor parks or in the regular season when my trail bike is broken (fairly often occurence). That being said, they are maintenance free and subject to so much less "turnover" technology/geometry wise, I see no harm in holding onto the same DJ investment for 15+ years. Just my 2 cents. Also a DJ helps so much with learning to jump and do tricks in regular riding.
  • 2 0
 @Ianjmalcolm: What I should have said is that without a method of transporting the DJ bike, it's quite impractical to have one (car ownership is quite common here)
  • 1 0
 @korev: totally agree.
  • 2 0
 They're pricey, but if you want something a little different I guess you'll pay it... I wish they made a longer size for us taller riders but understand why they don't. Not having some type of sliding dropout adjuster though is a miss though.
  • 5 1
 Dang, I just bought a new frame. Sick bike, but not sure I could spend the $950 anyways.
  • 4 0
 Heyll yeah, Brady is awesome! Great work, Revel! Congrats Brady!
  • 3 0
 That hangover tooth is the best thing on Pinkbike since Paul Basagoita won Crankworx !
  • 3 0
 No mention of who manufactures these?
  • 2 0
 I want a really nice DJ with decent forks but my skills just don’t justify it…
  • 1 0
 Same here, bank balance also says no but only one way to improve, right?
  • 2 0
 Send one to Jeff...c/o Wilco.
  • 1 0
 Ferrumbikes came out with a DJ steel frame its not in any article's on pinkbike because its actually made here in America..
  • 1 1
 Do they really need to the power of a hydro rear brake? A giro and a cable disk might make sense here, probably nowhere else, but maybe here.
  • 4 3
 How long will it take for me to get one of these, one or two years?
  • 29 0
 Frames and completes are in stock right now!
  • 2 0
 Dang this looks sick!
  • 2 0
 Hot damn
  • 4 2
 proud of you both
  • 1 0
 2500$ complete bike, 1000$ frame only....
  • 6 0
 2500 for that complete with a legit top end build vs most other brands that charge 1700 for shitty components. I’d take the revel over most others
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