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Revel Bikes

27.5" x 165mm | 29" x 130mm | 29" x 115mm

Rider-owned and privately-funded, Revel do what they want. Launched in 2019, Revel set out to build the absolute best full-suspension mountain bikes...ever!

With this goal in mind, they are the only company using the mostly unheard of, yet legendary CBF suspension design. Revel use incredible carbon layup technology developed by Jason Schiers, the original founder of Enve Composites. They obsess over all the details because they love riding good bikes even more than making them.

Jump straight to the bikes:     Rail - 27.5" x 165mm     |     Rascal - 29" x 130mm     |     Ranger - 29" x 115mm

The Absolute Best

Who are Revel Bikes?

Owner, Adam Miller previously founded Borealis Bikes and Why Cycles, now combining his industry experience and passion with the engineering expertise of Jeremiah Starkey (former lead engineer at Rockshox and Trust Performance) and industrial design knowledge of Mike Giese. They worked with Chris Canfield who designed and patented Revel's truly magical suspension platform; CBF - Canfield Balance Formula. Read more about the team behind Revel here.

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CBF Tech

The Technology

CBF - Carbon Layup - Routing
Revel Carbon Lay Up

Carbon Layup

The master of bike carbon—Enve Founder, Jason Schiers—optimised the Revel Bikes layup. Revel use a mix of Japanese Toray T700 and T800 fibres in their frames, but the real magic is in the angles. Most bike frames use a selection of 0-, 45-, and 90-degree fibres, since these are the most readily available and easiest to work with. Jason optimised our frame using more 30/60-degree fibres, which, when laid up properly, create stronger and stiffer tubing and shapes, using less material.

Revel internal Routing

Internal Routing

Revel use the best method for internal routing in the biz! Revel’s full-carbon tubes are moulded in one piece onto the inside of the carbon frame tubes. Not only does this provide structural improvement to the frame, it also allows you to route an entire frame in about a minute. No rattling, no noise, and no fishing cables out of frames. We use these moulded guides on all our cables, so prepare to be amazed if you ever need to replace cables or brake lines.

Integrated Chain Guide

Details! Revel wanted to create a super-stealthy, ultra-effective chain guide. This lil’ guy will hold your chain on your chainring and is super easy to adjust—all while maintaining the simplicity and clean aesthetics that we all love.

CBF Explained

CBF Explained

CBF™ focuses on designing rear suspension around the Center of Curvature (CC). Until now, most suspension systems have focused solely on the instant center. CBF points the chain-line and corresponding drive forces around the top of the chainring through 100 percent of the travel. This results in maximum pedaling efficiency regardless of terrain, where you are in the travel, or what kind of power you’re putting down. All the power you put into the pedals goes directly into turning the rear wheel. Allowing the suspension to do its job independently of drivetrain and braking forces makes the sag setting much less critical.

When Revel first rode the largely-unknown CBF system, they knew it was something special, and they knew they could make the best riding carbon mountain bikes using this magical formula.

CBF Diagram

Centre of Curvature

The Canfield brothers stumbled upon the importance of CC after years of designing big-hit, rampage-ready bikes. The instant center constantly shifts throughout the stroke of suspension in multi-link bikes, causing the rear wheel to depart from the perfect-arc rotation that’s known only to single-pivot bikes (which is a less-than-perfect design for most other suspension criteria). However, if you connect the rear axle at any point on its path with the ever-changing instant center, the area where all those lines intersect for the entire range of travel is the center of curvature. On most multi-link bikes, the CC changes location in wild ways as the rear wheel moves through travel, sometimes over an area as large as several square feet.

What is a leverage curve?

This is the mechanical advantage of the wheel over the shock at a given position in the travel. The goal of each leverage curve is to have softer suspension for small bumps and stiffer suspension for big bumps without making the bike pedal poorly or feel harsh.

What is anti-rise

This is the effect of the rear braking forces on the suspension. Low anti-rise means that the suspension will soften and extend when braking, and high anti-rise means the suspension will compress and stiffen. Too low anti-rise will not do a good job counteracting the weight shift from braking, and too high anti-rise will stiffen the suspension to the point of losing traction over bumps.

What is anti-squat

This is the amount of force pedalling and accelerating has on the suspension. High anti-squat numbers mean that pedalling forces will work to counteract high acceleration squat. Too high an anti-squat means lost traction and feeling “locked out” when pedalling. Too low an anti-rise means the bike will not properly counteract the weight shift from acceleration, which causes unwanted suspension oscillation.