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Old 04-02-14, 12:56 PM   #1
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Giant Revolt 2

Revolt 2 (2014) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | United States

I'm really like this bike. It has places for rack and mudguards, it's a "gravel grinde" . I don't have any info about this category, nor this bike, but it seems it's a decent all-purpose bike. Of course the question is how good is the frame for packaged tours. It is commercialized that it can handle month long tours.... well ok but I miss real reviews or oppinions. I'm a newbie for touring and I could use this bike as a commuter, going to the college, but from a tour perspective I need your help. On the other hand I really don't know what it is? Is it a cyclocross bike?
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Old 04-02-14, 01:37 PM   #2
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It does? Where? I don't see any eyelets.

BTW...What is a "packaged" tour?
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Old 04-02-14, 04:25 PM   #3
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It does? Where? I don't see any eyelets.

BTW...What is a "packaged" tour?
it has one set of eyelets front and back... the rear set is just difficult to see...

as for loaded touring... no clue, prob similar to a lot of other CX bikes, likely would work well for light touring but that can be said of many bikes... I like the idea of gravel grinders "road bikes" for the real world...
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should do everything you've mentioned. i'm not much for rating bikes, but i do like the looks of that one.
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Any better suggestions around 1000 usd? There's the Ridgeback Tour 2013 Touring Bike | Evans Cycles or cross-trekking bikes are better for what I looking for? Really don't want to give up the horn handlebars... they are so comfortable.
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