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  1. #1
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    Any thoughts on the Revel Rail 29?

    Never have built a new bike ground up with the parts I want from scratch. Was in a newer shop in town and they mentioned the Rail 29. Not as progressive geo as some of the enduro sleds out now but looks to be a little longer than my Tracer 275 which I think would be good and I've been thinking of going 29er for a bit. So any thoughts or rumors on the frame? Will not be full on budgie if I do it. Already said no to an Elevensix or EXT but still XT level or so so maybe a little bling here and there.

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    I think Joetron is a Revel dealer and smmokan has Revel's in his fleet as well.
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    I have the 27.5 Rail. Amazing climber for 170/165 bike, descends ok as well : )

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    CBF is a great platform. And yeah, what those guys said.


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    I donít think a ton of people have time on the Rail 29 yet (even here in carbondale I havenít seen many) but those I do know are very hyped on it. CBF kicks ass on the way up and down so itís hard to go wrong. Iíve been on a rascal for a couple years and like it more than any other bike Iíve tried, but to each their own. I imagine theyíll get some demos going this summer
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    That's what I'd like to replace my megatower with eventually if I keep a big bike in the stable.
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    I'm supposed to get a size run of XT builds in the next week or two.... I'll definitely report back as soon as I can get some time on one.

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    For anyone interested in 27.5 Rail, they are apparently 20% off at the moment for both frames and builds that are in stock. I've been riding mine a ton lately, love this bike!

    https://www.revelbikes.com/our-bikes/revel-rail/

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    A call to Revel revealed these will probably not hit dealers till Fall (unless ssmokan has a special "in")
    At this point, the only first hand experiences will be reviewers.
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    A few of the fast bros are riding them locally. I havenít heard any complaints, but Iím an old guy now and no longer as hip to the scene.


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    formerly an ambassador for a few others, but the ski industry is... interesting.
    Fukt: a very small amount of snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxtar View Post
    A call to Revel revealed these will probably not hit dealers till Fall (unless ssmokan has a special "in")
    At this point, the only first hand experiences will be reviewers.
    I've got two... a medium and a large. I've had clients on them for the last week and a half in Revelstoke, and they fucking loved the bikes. I can't speak from much personal experience since I've been riding my GG Gnarvana up here.

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    One of the better Pinkbike reviews. I particularly liked the comparison section down towards the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I've got two... a medium and a large. I've had clients on them for the last week and a half in Revelstoke, and they fucking loved the bikes. I can't speak from much personal experience since I've been riding my GG Gnarvana up here.
    Awesome. Glad to hear they're out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    After the first three seconds, Corbet's is really pretty average.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Malcolm View Post
    I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation.
    But hey, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks.

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