29″ Wheels / 130mm Rear / 140mm Front
The Rascal lives up to its name- it is a sleek looking machine that is mischievously fast, nimble, and adept. Think capability and playfulness in both ascend and full send mode. Revel's vision for the Rascal was to deliver a confidence-inspiring and ultra-versatile mountain bike in all applications. The Canfield Balance Formula is the heart of every Revel bike, which maximizes the amount you pedal in the sweet spot. The Rascal is a fast and capable mountain bike in a sleek package that you can ride every day, regardless of terrain.
At Revel Bikes, their goal is making the absolute best full suspension mountain bikes in the world. To do this, they are the only company using the mostly unheard of, yet legendary CBF suspension design. They use incredible carbon layup technology developed by Jason Schiers, the original founder of ENVE. They obsess over all the details because we love riding good bikes even more than making them.
CBF Suspension Design
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 chainline and corresponding drive forces around the top of the chainring through 100-percent of the travel resulting in maximum pedaling efficiency, regardless of where you are in the travel, what terrain you are on or what kind of power you’re putting down. All the power you put into the pedals goes into turning the rear wheel, allowing the suspension to do its job completely independent of drivetrain and braking forces and making the sag setting much less critical. When we first rode the largely-unknown CBF system, we knew it was something special, and we knew we could make the best riding carbon mountain bikes using this magical formula.
|Shock Spec||210 x 50-22.2 x 8 Hardware Spec|
|Boost Axles||148mm rear / 110mm front|
|Bearings||BOLU 6801 VRS full complement, 12mm x 21mm x 5mm 18pcs per bike|
|Rear Brake||180mm post mount / 203mm max|
|Tire Clearance||29″ x 2.5″ (CEN Standard: 2.4″)|
|Bottom Bracket||Threaded (73mm English threaded)|
|Chainguide||Custom Revel guide included|
|Tapered Headtube||IS42 upper / IS52 lower|
|Colors||Ansel Adams / Alaska / T1000
|Sizes||S / M / L / XL|
|Frame Warranty||Lifetime Warranty|
|GX EAGLE KIT||X01 EAGLE KIT||XX1 EAGLE AXS KIT|
|Frame||Revel Rascal 29″ 130mm Travel||Revel Rascal 29″ 130mm Travel||Revel Rascal 29″ 130mm Travel|
|Fork||Rock Shox Pike Select 140mm (options available at checkout)||RockShox Pike Ultimate RCT3 140mm (options available at checkout)||RockShox Pike Ultimate RCT3 140mm (options available at checkout)|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select (options available at checkout)||Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate (options available at checkout)||Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate (options available at checkout)|
|Headset||CaneCreek 40-series IS42/IS52||CaneCreek 40-series IS42/IS52||CaneCreek 40-series IS42/IS52|
|Wheels||Industry 9 Enduro S 1/1 29″ alloy Wheelset (upgrades available at checkout)||RW30 Industry 9 1/1 carbon Wheelset (upgrade available at checkout)||RW30 Industry 9 Hydra carbon Wheelset|
|Tubeless||Stans No tubes Single shots x2||Stans No tubes Single shots x2||Stans No tubes single shots x2|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion DHF 29″ x 2.5″ EXO Front, Maxxis Aggressor 29″ x 2.3″ EXO Rear||Maxxis Minion DHF 29″ x 2.5″ EXO Front, Maxxis Aggressor 29″ x 2.3″ EXO Rear||Maxxis Minion DHF 29″ x 2.5″ EXO Front, Maxxis Aggressor 29″ x 2.3″ EXO Rear|
|Bar||Truvativ Descendant Alloy 35 x 800mm or Why Titanium Handle Bar (upgrade available at checkout)||ENVE M6 Carbon 31.8mm x 780mm or Why Cycles Titanium Handle Bar (upgrade available at checkout)||ENVE M6 Carbon 31.8 x 780mm or Why Cycles Titanium Handle Bar (upgrade available at checkout)|
|Stem||Truvativ Descendant 35mm x 40mm||Truvativ Descendant 31.8mm x 40mm||ENVE M6 Carbon 31.8mm x 40mm|
|Post||Crank Brothers Highline 7 31.6 x 150mm or 170mm (options available at checkout)||Crank Brothers Highline 7 or 2020 Rockshox Reverb Stealth 1x 31.6 x 150mm, 175mm or 200mm (options available at checkout)||Rockshox Reverb Stealth AXS 1x 31.6 x 150mm or 170mm (options available at checkout)|
|Saddle||Ergon SM10 Standard Black||Ergon SM10 Standard Black||Ergon SM10 Standard Black|
|Shifter||SRAM GX Eagle||SRAM X01 Eagle||SRAM AXS Controller|
|Brakes||SRAM G2 R||SRAM G2 RSC||SRAM G2 Ultimate Rainbow|
|Rotors||Avid Centerline 180mm||Avid Centerline 180mm||Avid Centerline 180mm|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle||SRAM X01 Eagle||SRAM XX1 AXS Eagle|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle||SRAM X01 Eagle||SRAM XX1 Eagle|
|Cassette||SRAM GX Eagle 10-52||SRAM X01 Eagle 10-52||SRAM XX1 Eagle 10-52|
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle alloy DUB 170mm||SRAM Descendant Carbon DUB 170mm||SRAM XX1 AXS Eagle Carbon DUB 170mm|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Threaded DUB 73mm BSA Standard||SRAM DUB Threaded||SRAM DUB Threaded|
|Grips||Ergon GE1 Black||Ergon GE10 Black||Ergon GE10 Black|
Geometry & Sizing
The Rascal has a few unique geometry features, and the second you hop on this bike you’ll feel that it wants to go fast, uphill and down. Long and not too low, slack but stable. The short stays and ability to run a 130mm fork for speedy, more aggressive pedaling stance or a 140mm fork for a more balanced and capable ride, the Rascal will constantly surprise you.
My new bike arrived in the toughest bike box I've ever seen. No scratches or dings from shipping across the country. Due to the COVID-19 delays in the bike industry, my bike did arrive about 4 weeks late. But, Arin from customer service answered every nagging email I could throw at him and was polite and professional the entire way through the wait. My new shred sled is amazing (Revel Rascal) and I probably got mine about a month or two faster than if I had ordered straight from the manufacturer. Thanks everyone!