Revel Bikes Reveal the Ranger 'Brunch Ride' Edition

Sep 25, 2020
by Revel Bikes  


Press Release: Revel Bikes

We have been riding and loving our new Ranger for a while and we are thrilled that so many folks were equally as excited when it was released back in June. Of course, we love our stock build options, but we’re a building full of bike nerds so we couldn’t help but try different suspension and component configurations on all of our bikes and the Ranger is no exception. Just because it has 115mm of travel doesn’t mean it can’t get a little rowdy!

Imagine a Ranger that is a little bit tougher for the occasional shuttle runs or after work park lap but still a reasonable weight for those all-day high country rides. We think we found that perfect combination with this build…

Up front is a 130mm Rock Shox Pike Ultimate fork paired with a Super Deluxe Ultimate shock in the rear. This gives the Ranger an incredibly sturdy feel (compared to the stock 120mm Sid fork and shock) when the trail starts to get fast and chunky. Some 780mm wide titanium handlebars from our sister company Why Cycles are super comfortable and smooth out the ride even more. We kept the RW30 wheels on there because they are badass but upgraded from Maxxis Dissectors to some Minions. All these mods mean a bit more speed on the downhills so a brake upgrade was necessary. This particular iteration gets the stopping done with TRP Slate 4-piston brakes and 180mm rotors.

This has been a particularly popular configuration here at Revel Bikes headquarters so we had to name it…we present to you the "Brunch Ride" edition Revel Ranger!


This isn't currently a build kit option but we wanted to share what we have been up to over here. And who doesn't like a little brunch!


Mimosas anyone?



119 Comments

  • 102 0
 Waiting for the midnight snack edition.
  • 70 0
 Second breakfast edition for Hobbits
  • 10 1
 Saving that for the eMTB
  • 8 0
 @mattg95: Had to log in to tell you how much I enjoyed this comment. Only available in XS perhaps?
  • 8 0
 Who eats with their helmet on???
  • 10 0
 @mattg95: Elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon Tea?
  • 2 1
 Fourth Meal Edition
  • 10 0
 Strange pregnancy craving edition...
  • 7 0
 Dual crown single speed freeride bike with 26'' wheels and comes with a pipe
  • 1 0
 The munchies edition
  • 3 1
 @scottlink: When you buy POC you need to get your moneys worth?
  • 1 2
 @scottlink: I do....and drink my beer...
  • 1 0
 @Pmrmusic26: fullface?
  • 1 0
 @Freegs: this was the most wholesome thing I've read all day. I'm glad you enjoyed it
  • 2 0
 @scottlink: poctarts?!? Geddit
  • 1 0
 @jjhobbs: hahahaha!!!
  • 21 1
 I'll use this bike as an excuse when my wife asks why I'm drinking at 10am.
  • 6 0
 I never need excuses. My Teacher doesn't seem to care
  • 15 2
 I see what you did there. Shots fired @YetiDentistCycles
  • 13 10
 Not sure these are priced any better than a Yeti. I guess if you're a dentist and dislike Yeti's for some reason, you have options now.
  • 17 11
 @ReformedRoadie: well, the revel can thread a bottom bracket and doesn’t rely on sliding pivot points for the suspension so I’d put two more tics in those boxes.

I’m still not sure why Yeti uses pressfit or sliding my bits on their bikes. The weed must be good in Colorado.
  • 5 5
 @usedbikestuff: I have pressfit or BB30 on bikes, but use a conversion BB to run shimano cranks, and have zero issues / creaking.
As far as the sliding bits...I have no idea the longevity or issues with the infinity design. I only demo'd a SB6 @ Outerbike and all I can say is it works damn well. Maybe other ways to achieve the same kinematics that are more durable or service friendly, IDK.
  • 16 3
 @usedbikestuff: You only ride linkage forks? No? Then your bike very likely has sliding parts, a couple very important ones.
  • 2 0
 @ReformedRoadie: "Maybe other ways to achieve the same kinematics that are more durable or service friendly, IDK."

Well, the slider emulates an infinitely long link, so not really any way to get the same exact kinematics. Can maybe get the leverage and axle path close, but the sliders really can't be matched because no linkage that fits on a bike can approach the effective "length" of the slider system.
  • 6 14
flag jwdenver (Sep 25, 2020 at 7:26) (Below Threshold)
 @ReformedRoadie: You're kidding right? Revel is significantly less expensive and breaky than Yeti.
  • 20 3
 @jwdenver: An SB115 w/ GX is $5000 yeticycles.com/bikes/sb115
A Revel Ranger with GX is $5200 www.revelbikes.com/our-bikes/ranger
  • 8 4
 @ReformedRoadie: Get out of here with your alternative facts! Everyone knows Yetis are just plain stupidly expensive, in all trims. Don't you know need to literally sell a kidney to get an SB150 AXS model! That's why only dentists ride them, since they have the nitrous and doctor connections to have their kidney removed and packaged up to feed people for Lunch Rides.
  • 2 1
 @just6979: I know, right...
I am grandfathered into the Yeti [insert new marketing term here] with my 575 made out of metal and lacking any fancy links or slidey bits (well, not counting the 36 bolted to it.

There are BMW enthusiast that would prefer a tuned 2002 over an M3...
  • 1 0
 @just6979: *would ride one yes. Less slidey bits the better. 4 friction surfaces > 6
  • 2 0
 @ReformedRoadie: yup, pf is trash. Trek and specialized have mostly moved away. Giant makes too many bikes to go back now.
  • 4 1
 @usedbikestuff: in theory. pressing bearings into a frame is better...in execution, not so much. relies too much on tolerances / QC and then there is the variable of the bearings themselves and the installer.
  • 2 0
 @ReformedRoadie: isn't that GX the cheaper of the two carbon layups though?
  • 7 0
 @ReformedRoadie: You're comparing yeti's low grade carbon frame with revel's good carbon frame. Not the same bike. Look at frame only prices and get back to me. Or stick to road bikes.
  • 3 2
 Found the Revel fanboy!
  • 5 0
 Also, they are both made overseas where as their neighbor in Denver has a manufacturing facility right there on 2031 Bryant St.
  • 3 0
 @PHeller: I would rather get a REEB. Adam is legit
  • 3 4
 @jwdenver: Ok, Can I keep my cross/gravel bike? Or only the road bike.
You tell me, since you seem to know.

Are you a carbon engineer? Other than weight from the type/strength of fiber, is there a difference?

Not like a mountain biker bruh like yourself to give a crap about frame weight, Are you not shredding hard enough?
  • 2 0
 @ReformedRoadie: Nailed it.

It's not the fact that it is pressfit that makes some PF BBs bad, I mean after all the bearings in threaded BBs are pressfit into the threaded part. The issue with the pressfit "standards" in cycling is sloppy tolerances: diameter, concentricity, and alignment. Hambini checks this stuff on road frames, and has found some terrible tolerances on many many frames from many manufacturers. If they spent just a little more on ensuring frames actually matched the required tolerances, no one would be complaining about PF type BBs at all.
  • 4 1
 @briceps: The TURQ is just so orthodontists and Dental surgeons and differentiate themselves from the garden variety dentist...
  • 13 1
 Waiting for Atherton Bikes Afternoon Tea edition.

Do robots drink electric tea?
  • 8 0
 Do Coloradoans Dream of Athernoon Tea.
  • 2 0
 Given how long they are talking to come to market I think midnight munchies edition is more appropriate
  • 1 2
 You win the internet today.
  • 10 3
 Good thing they're wearing helmets, kneepads, and giant sunglasses for brunch, since blending meals together can be quite dangerous. But at least homeboy there did have time to change into his fuzzy slippers, for comfort and all.

Unless, oh shit, breaking news! New LL Bean & Shimano collab, SPD slippers! Heard it here first!

#notasponsor
  • 1 0
 They have spd sandals....
  • 2 0
 I bet just6997 can find Waldo in nanoseconds.
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: sandals are not slippers
  • 1 0
 @just6979: that might be why I used the word sandals not slippers.
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: and what does that have to do with the dude in the pic wearing helmet and pads and glasses and slippers?
  • 10 0
 Brunch rides must be really popular in Colorado. Haha
  • 5 0
 insert the trails in Colorado are terrible joke here
  • 8 8
 @dtax: too bad it’s not just a joke...
  • 10 2
 @unrooted: yep our trails totally suck, check out Cali
  • 3 1
 @scottlink: I live in California, and I can confirm your statement. (With an exception for the state of Jefferson trails).
  • 3 0
 @unrooted: I think their comments went over your head.
  • 6 0
 No, don't bother with California. Our trails suck, too. Try Arizona.
  • 2 0
 @Marquis: The trails here in AZ are terrible. I hear that the City of Gold is in New Mexico.
  • 2 0
 @boogneesh: Chicago trails suck, but we are working with what we have.

No sarcasm, just mild disappointment.
  • 1 1
 @iliveonnitro: please explain
  • 2 1
 @unrooted: Colorado is full. Don't California my Colorado. The trails suck. It's the tongue in cheek "joke" there to keep non-natives out. The trails are some of the best...you just didn't find the right ones.
  • 6 0
 @dtax: I mean, CO trails are fine, but not nearly as good as most people in CO think they are.
  • 5 0
 I love options but I don't understand why you would get this bike when they make the Rascal. This and the Rascal would weigh almost exactly the same and how much different would they pedal with a 15mm difference in travel on a Canfield linkage?
  • 2 0
 Yeah but then your sweet, new bike and Grandma's E-Scooter would have the same name.
  • 2 0
 @Svinyard: that's a bad thing?
  • 3 0
 @mariomtblt: You know...I can't tell lol.
  • 8 1
 When are we getting the 2 day fried food binge edition?... asking for a friend
  • 1 0
 The Nicolai XF3 adventure has you covered. en.hnf-nicolai.com/ebike/xf3-adventure

vomit emoji.
  • 9 0
 Green Chili Edition.
  • 1 0
 So good!
  • 4 0
 Hell no. Colorado already tried that crap with the Super Bowl and New Mexico wasn't having it. Green Chile is not Coloradoan...
  • 3 0
 @gcavy1: for serious. Most of the green chile in CO is some kind of soupy mess with pork bits floating around. NM has it down.
  • 1 0
 Maybe you didn’t go to right place? @sspiff:
  • 1 0
 @freeridejerk888: please enlighten me. I live in CO and am a sucker for green chile when it's good.
  • 5 0
 Waiting for the hangover edition with 120 mm rear and dual crown on the front.
  • 3 0
 Think key takeaway here should be "not a build option YET, but will be ASAP". I would buy this bike in a heartbeat if the pricing made sense.
  • 4 0
 I'm not a morning person. Can we run with a brinner edition?
  • 4 0
 I Revel in the comments. I don't even look at the pictures any more.
  • 2 0
 This is kinda the build I’m going with on mine, though with Fox 34s and carry over parts from a previous bike because I’m an engineer and not a dentist Smile
  • 1 0
 I'd be curious to see how this compares in ride quality compared to stock. Thinking about putting a piggyback shock on my Yeti 4.5 to have it feel better on rough terrain / repeated midsized hits.
  • 1 0
 I did that on my ibis Ripley and I will say it was negligible. I like the dampening circuit better on the DPX2 vs The DPS, but it’s only really noticeable on super long descents. Idk the fork was the better upgrade for me.
  • 4 0
 Revel seems to get a pass from the slack seat tube police.
  • 3 0
 I was thinking that. That's a fairly slack actual angle (the important measurement...not the "theoretical STA"). Jacking up the front end makes it worse. There is just no need for these weirdly slack actual STA's. They don't add anything to the bike. Its just a design flaw.
  • 3 0
 @Svinyard: no one who actually rides these bikes complains though so ...
  • 3 0
 @mariomtblt: Post-Purchase-Justification is so strong in the MTB community it seems, so hard to tell. Tho I'm a tall guy so a design flaw like that impacts me more than than the typically sized MTB bro. For an expensive bike that's a pedal machine...I sure as hell wouldn't want a screwy STA like that tho when I can get a bike without that flaw elsewhere. Ibis Ripley is the easy choice...but damn this Ranger bike, to me, in the green is just so dang good looking. All of Revel's bikes have really underrated looks IMO. Can't say the same about Ibis.
  • 1 0
 @Svinyard: that's a good point, looking at your 6k+ investment and saying it sucks probably doesn't happen often lol
  • 3 0
 @mariomtblt: ... and when it did, i was a sad panda. Went from four canfields in a row to an sb165. sadness ensued (except on the steepest gnar... i'll give them that). sold it quick. back in the canfield game with a revel rail. pumped.
  • 6 4
 And people try to claim that mountain biking is a bro sport...it’s also for basic girls too!!!
  • 3 2
 Or you could just buy a Giant with similar dual link suspension for half the price, decades of experience, and better network support. Just saying.
  • 2 0
 You’re correct on the network support but I bought I bought a Rail after my Reign got stolen and I have to admit that Canfield suspension system is on another level.
  • 1 0
 @diegosk: what are you liking so much on the canfield stuff? I've heard nothing but good things on the downs.
  • 3 0
 no take away edition?
  • 1 0
 I say don't drink and ride, you might spill your drink...Before you get behind the bars, just stop & think!!!
  • 3 0
 I want a Ranger SO BAD.
  • 1 0
 @revelbikes is the shock still 115mm? If so, is it available from Rock Shox without any modifications?
  • 2 0
 Is there a KETO friendly version coming?
  • 1 0
 Next will be the ‘linner’ edition. A bike for ever meal! N+1
  • 1 0
 It is almost ugg slipper season!
  • 2 0
 Its been UG slipper season. 24.7.365
  • 1 0
 That is hilarious @RevelBikes nice!
  • 1 0
 Great Brake Spec, those TRP Slate's have tons of modulation.
  • 1 0
 I wonder where they got that name from.....
  • 1 0
 Does it have any more rear travel? What are the long shocking options?
  • 1 0
 Ever seen quad pots on 160s?
  • 1 0
 Lol I think on trials bikes
  • 1 0
 Sweet bike, but you still can't buy a Ranger! Production delays?
  • 1 0
 I don't need this - I use the same bike for all my meals
  • 1 2
 "Imagine a Ranger that is a little bit tougher for the occasional shuttle runs or after work park lap" We're doing shuttle runs and park laps with XC travel now? I'm not.
  • 1 0
 It's pretty darn fun in our neighborhood.
  • 1 0
 Have you seen my baseball?
  • 1 1
 The Revel Following lol, I can get behind that
  • 1 0
 Those rotors look tiny
  • 1 0
 180mm
  • 1 1
 Made for the aspiring dentist.
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