Noiselessly Giant just released its 2021 models of its Revolt gravel bikes. This happened on their website in the US because on the websites of Japan, Spain or the United Kingdom, to name a few, they have not yet been published. Giant is the last of the “Big Three” to present its 2021 gravel models. Trek and Specialized had previously done so.
By 2021 Giant maintains the three levels it currently offers: Revolt Advanced PRO, Revolt Advanced and Revolt. The colors in all its levels are new and the main novelty is that it now incorporates the Shimano GRX groups in brakes and derailleurs, although it mixes them with cranks from Sram, Praxis, Shimano, and FSA, depending on the level. There are no changes in geometry and no greater number of grommets to install frame bags or travel bags.
At the PRO level, it presents two options, with PRO 0 being the highest priced with US $5,500 and SRAM Force eTap AXS transmission. The PRO-1 costs US $4,500 and comes with the Shimano GRX RX-815 Di2. Colors are navy cosmos and chameleon mars, respectively.
At the Advanced level, it has four options, the following being from highest price to lowest: Advanced 0, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 and Advanced 3. Prices range from US $3,700 to US $1,950. For those who like single-chainring gravel bikes the Revolt Advanced 1 is the one. Remember that in the Advanced levels they are carbon frames.
Finally, there is the Revolt level (without an adjective), whose frames are made of Aluxx Aluminum (the house alloy). For the US market, Giant only presents the Revolt 2 at a cost of US $1,150 and Tektro MD-C550 mechanical brakes. This is a setback since in 2020 the Revolt 2 brought the Conduct braking system (semi-hydraulic) and at a cost of US $1,000. On the other hand, Giant will surely present more options of the aluminum Revolt in other countries since, for example, in the UK three options are available in 2020.
Giant introduced the Revolt with the current design and geometry in August 2018, so a change was not expected for 2021. This will surely happen in 2022 or perhaps until 2023. The first version of the Revolt was presented back in 2013 and all its versions were made of aluminum, making Giant one of the first serial manufacturers of a gravel model.
What Giant could have done for 2021 is to have made small improvements to the current Revolt, such as two grommets on the outside of the upper tube to install a bag or an extra grommet on the fork, so that it had two to facilitate the installation of cargo bags or other solutions.
Well, up to here the 2021 models of the Giant Revolt and later we will make the analysis of some of its variants. Add that Giant expanded the offer of its variants in the Revolt (Advanced PRO 1 is new), which is not surprising given the unstoppable growth of the gravel modality.
If you are about to buy a gravel, we suggest you incorporate Giant in your list of options. Since it is the number one manufacturer of bicycles worldwide, Giant can afford to offer bicycles with incredibly good value for money.
If you are interested in reading the review of the Giant Advanced 2 2019 click here.