They use the best method for internal routing in the biz! Revel’s full-carbon tubes are molded 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. They use these molded guides on all their cables, so prepare to be amazed if you ever need to replace cables or brake lines.
Details! They 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 they love. Optimized around SRAM DUB cranks and BBs.
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, we knew it was something special, and they knew they could make the best riding carbon mountain bikes using this magical formula.
The patented CBF focuses the CC in a very finite area on the chainline/top of the chainring, pointing the pedaling forces directly where you want them. This creates the most efficient-yet-active pedaling platform possible, completely independent of sag, travel, and both drivetrain and braking forces.
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.
This is the amount of force pedaling and accelerating has on the suspension. High anti-squat numbers mean that pedaling forces will work to counteract high acceleration squat. Too high an anti-squat means lost traction and feeling “locked out” when pedaling. Too low an anti-rise means the bike will not properly counteract the weight shift from acceleration, which causes unwanted suspension oscillation.
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