Giant introduces new adventurous Revolt X gravel bike with a suspension fork

Giant Revolt X gravel bike in a forest
(Image credit: Giant)

Giant has used the 'X' moniker in its MTB range for a long time to denote the more capable versions of bikes. That has now been applied to the new Revolt X, which takes Giant's current best gravel bike and adds more capability for adventurous gravel riders. 

The new Revolt X isn't just a Giant Revolt with a suspension fork either, the brand says the new bike features suspension-corrected geometry and there's a flip-chip to adjust the bike's ride characteristics based on the terrain.

Giant has designed the new bike's geometry to have the same head and seat tube angles, around 71- and 73-degrees on a medium, and both versions of the Revolt are within two millimeters of each other for reach (397mm, medium). Where they differ are stack height, bottom bracket drop, and trail figures. Interestingly, Giant has specced the Revolt X with a shorter headtube which actually drops the stack by 10mm. The bottom bracket is higher as well at 63mm, presumably to counter compression of the fork improve rollover on technical terrain, and trail figures have been increased to offer more stable handling at speed.

Two men riding Giant Revolt X gravel bike

The Revolt X is available with either carbon or alloy frames and all models come with a 40mm suspension fork (Image credit: Giant)

There's a flip-chip in the rear dropouts that can change the characteristics of the bike too. In the long setting, the chainstays are 435mm long and can fit a 53mm tire. Switched into the short setting for road or smoother gravel riding shortens the chainstays by 10mm and reduces tire clearance to 45mm.

Giant will offer the Revolt X in two frame options, either an Advanced composite frameset or an ALUXX aluminum version. Both versions have the aforementioned flip-chip and all the bikes in the range are equipped with 40mm gravel suspension forks and 25mm suspension dropper posts that have 100mm drop. 

There are four different builds although not all bikes are available in all regions, keep reading to see a full breakdown of specs.

Man riding a gravel bike through a stream

Front suspension and big tires should make the Revolt X a capable descender (Image credit: Giant)

Giant Revolt X pricing and availability

Stock on the carbon Revolt X models is pegged for April, while the aluminum bike should be available a month later. The new bikes can be purchased either through your local Giant dealer or from Giant-bicycles.com.

Giant Revolt X Advanced Pro 0

Product shot of the Giant Revolt X Advanced Pro 0

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  • Frame: Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Fork: Fox 32 Float AX Performance Elite, 40mm
  • Seatpost: Postmodern, 100mm drop, 30.9mm with 25mm of suspension
  • Handlebars / Stem: Giant Contact SL XR D-Fuse / Giant Contact
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, SRAM Force eTap AXS shifters, 12-speed 10x52 cassette
  • Brakes: SRAM Force eTap AXS hydraulic
  • Wheels: Giant CXR  X1 Carbon
  • Tires: Maxxis Rambler, 700x50mm
  • Price: $8,500 / £N/A / €7,800 / AUD $8,999

Giant Revolt X Advanced Pro 1

Product shot of the Giant Revolt X Advanced Pro 1

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  • Frame: Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Fork: RockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR, 40mm
  • Seatpost: Postmodern, 100mm drop, 30.9mm with 25mm of suspension
  • Handlebars / Stem: Giant Contact SL XR D-Fuse / Giant Contact
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle AXS, SRAM Rival eTap AXS shifters, 12-speed 10x52 cassette
  • Brakes: SRAM Rival eTap AXS hydraulic
  • Wheels: Giant CXR  X1 Carbon
  • Tires: Giant CrossCut Grip 1, 700x45mm
  • Price: $6,200 / £5,499 / €N/A / AUD $N/A

Giant Revolt X Advanced Pro 2

Product shot of the Giant Revolt X Advanced Pro 2

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  • Frame: Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Fork: RockShox Rudy XPLR, 40mm
  • Seatpost: Postmodern, 100mm drop, 30.9mm with 25mm of suspension
  • Handlebars / Stem: Giant Contact SL XR D-Fuse / Giant Contact
  • Drivetrain: SRAM Rival 1, SRAM Rival 1 shifters, 11-speed 11x42 cassette
  • Brakes: SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic
  • Wheels: Giant CXR  X1 Carbon
  • Tires: Giant CrossCut Grip 1, 700x45mm
  • Price: $4,800 / £4,499 / €4,600 / AUD $6,199

Giant Revolt X 1

Product shot of the Giant Revolt X 1

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  • Frame: ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork: RockShox Rudy XPLR, 40mm
  • Seatpost: Postmodern, 100mm drop, 30.9mm with 25mm of suspension
  • Handlebars / Stem: Giant Contact SL XR D-Fuse / Giant Contact
  • Drivetrain: SRAM Rival 1, SRAM Rival 1 shifters, 11-speed 11x42 cassette
  • Brakes: SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic
  • Wheels: Giant XCT-1 Disc
  • Tires: Giant CrossCut Grip 1, 700x45mm
  • Price: $N/A/ £2,999/ €N/A / AUD $N/A
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. Based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK right on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.


Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg