Revel's new Tirade is a rowdy titanium hardtail with a super short adjustable rear-end

Reval tirade hardtail mountain bike
(Image credit: Revel)

Revel has released a new titanium hardtail called the Tirade. The brand says the combination of titanium frame, 140mm fork, and progressive geometry is the 'perfect blend of tradition and innovation'.

Taking inspiration from Revel's Rascal trail bike, the 29in wheeled Tirade will be the best hardtail mountain bike in the Revel range for riders who want to tackle any trail, from rowdy to flowy.

The frame is built from cold-formed 3/2.5 titanium tubing and features a headtube, bottom bracket shell, and dropouts CNC machined from solid blocks of 6/4 titanium for additional strength. Low standover height adds maneuverability although Revel says it has maintained plenty of seatpost assertion depth for long dropper posts

Reval tirade hardtail mountain bike

Progressive geometry and compliant titanium is ready for any trail (Image credit: Revel)

One of the most interesting features of the frame is the UDH-compatible sliding drop-outs. They not only give you the option of running the bike singlespeed, geared, or with SRAM's T-Type Transmission, but they also allow you to adjust the chainstay length by 17mm. That means you can change the length of the rear end from a short 437mm to an even shorter 420mm.

The rest of the geometry looks spot-on for a wide range of trail fun too. A 64.7-degree head angle is combined with a 59mm bottom bracket drop, and a 467mm (medium) reach should find a good balance between stability and agility. Five sizes are said to cater to riders between 5ft1in (155cm) and 6ft8in (203cm) tall.

Revel says that the frame weight for a large frame is 2,290g (5.05lbs).

Reval tirade hardtail climbing up a hill

Titanium keeps weight down for better climbing performance (Image credit: Revel)

Pricing and specifications

Revel is offering the Tirade in a frame-only option, as well as five different high-spec builds featuring Fox and Shimano or RockShox and SRAM. All the bikes use Crankbrothers Synthesis Alloy Enduro rims with Industry 9 1/1 hubs, apart from the top-of-the-range SRAM XX Eagle Transmission build which uses Revel's own Carbon RW30 V2 FusionFiber rims and Industry 9 Hydra Hubs.

Pricing starts at $2,499 for the frameset and $5,199 for the SRAM GX Eagle build. For full specs over to Revelbikes.com for more information. 

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 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