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    The new Giant Revolt - cross/gravel grinder bike

    More of a gravel grinder I suppose, but pretty nice looking bike and the Giant "dirt drop" is actually a pretty nice bar they have on it too.

    Cool to see more of these bikes showing up.

    I posted this in here because I like bikes that take fatter tires and my Ogre is similar to one of these in some ways. I find them to be versatile bikes for general fun riding over varied terrain from pavement to dirt/hardpack trails.

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/showcase/revolt/#overview


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    That is a great looking bike, disc brakes and all! I know that compact frames are not cool at the moment, but I really like the clearance they provide--and you're right about the bars. At the suggestion of Jsigone on here I'm looking to score a set of 3T ergosum bars, and these look to have a very similar compact bend... Nice!
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    If you are looking at compact/shallow drop bars, the Dimension flat-top, shallow drop bars are pretty nice too. They aren't weight weenie material, but they are inexpensive.

    These bars

    http://www.jensonusa.com/Dimension-F...Reach-Road-Bar
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    If you wanted one general use bike to use on-road, off-road and for cross runs, this might be a good nominee. Owing to my size/weight, I like the fat tire capability and the price tags on 2 of the 3 models aren't really bad, either.

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    zipp seems to have changed their naming convention but they also make flat-topped, short reach & drop bars. I have a set and they're pretty nice.

    They're cheaper now too!

    http://www.zipp.com/bars/service-course-80/#

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsqueak View Post
    More of a gravel grinder I suppose, but pretty nice looking bike and the Giant "dirt drop" is actually a pretty nice bar they have on it too.

    Cool to see more of these bikes showing up.

    I posted this in here because I like bikes that take fatter tires and my Ogre is similar to one of these in some ways. I find them to be versatile bikes for general fun riding over varied terrain from pavement to dirt/hardpack trails.

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/showcase/revolt/#overview

    Nice to see new options out there of on-off road. Wonder if it has any where to put a rack, fenders. Probably not, but that geometry looks right up my alley, or inseam, rather.
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