Titanium

Overview

Fast or Slow. Just Go!

One of the most capable rides in the Revel line up is one of our two pro-models, the El Jefe. Ready for damn near any ride you put in front of it, the El Jefe is fast, light, and mighty capable for long missions in the backcountry while maintaining its playful abilities on all types of terrain. Confidently grab the Jefe bikepacking, over technical singletrack and to the start line of your next XC race. A straight top tube, room for 29×2.6” tires with lots of mud clearance and sliding dropouts with 420-435mm chain stay adjustability allows you to build this up just how you like it. Load it up for adventure or keep it lightweight and fast.

Jefe Branham is an ultra-endurance legend based in Gunnison, CO, and the namesake for this special Revel. Jefe gave us the blueprints of his dream bike for going fast in the backcountry and together we turned it into a reality. A portion of each sale goes to support his racing career as an expression of our gratitude for inspiring the creation of this incredibly versatile bike.

 
 

Key Attributes

00mm
Rear Travel
29"
Wheel
120mm
Front Travel
Titanium
Frame Material

The CBF™ focuses the center of curvature in a very finite area on the chainline/top of the chainring, pointing the pedaling forces directly where you want them.

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Revel Titanium takes a modern approach to an already tried and true bike frame material. Strong and reliable, yet comfortable and easy on the eyes.

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From: $100.00

El Jefe

Build Specs

GX Eagle
$5,199
GX Eagle Transmission
$5,999
SHIMANO XT
$5,499
X0 Eagle Transmission
$6,999
XX Eagle Transmission
$9,599
FRAMERevel El Jefe 29" Hardtail Revel El Jefe 29" Hardtail Revel El Jefe 29" Hardtail Revel El Jefe 29" Hardtail Revel El Jefe 29" Hardtail
FORKRockShox SID Ultimate 120mm RockShox SID Ultimate 120mm Fox Float 34 Step Cast Factory Series Fit4 120mmRockShox SID Ultimate 120mmRockShox SID Ultimate 120mm
WHEELSIndustry Nine Trail S
1/1 Hubs
Industry Nine Trail S
1/1 Hubs
(*upgrade available)
Industry Nine Trail S
1/1 Hubs
Industry Nine Trail S
1/1 Hubs
(*upgrade available)
Zipp 1ZERO HiTOP SW Carbon
HEADSETCane Creek 40-seriesCane Creek 40-seriesCane Creek 40-seriesCane Creek 40-seriesCane Creek 40-series
TUBELESSStans No tubes Single shots x2Stans No tubes Single shots x2Stans No tubes Single shots x2Stans No tubes Single shots x2Stans No tubes Single shots x2
TIRESMaxxis Dissector 29″ x 2.4″ EXO Front, Maxxis Rekon 29″ x 2.4″ EXO RearMaxxis Dissector 29″ x 2.4″ EXO Front, Maxxis Rekon 29″ x 2.4″ EXO RearMaxxis Dissector 29″ x 2.4″ EXO Front, Maxxis Rekon 29″ x 2.4″ EXO RearMaxxis Dissector 29″ x 2.4″ EXO Front, Maxxis Rekon 29″ x 2.4″ EXO RearMaxxis Dissector 29″ x 2.4″ EXO Front, Maxxis Rekon 29″ x 2.4″ EXO Rear
BARRaceFace Aeffect R 35
780mm x 20mm Rise
RaceFace Aeffect R 35
780mm x 20mm Rise
RaceFace Aeffect R 35
780mm x 20mm Rise
RaceFace NEXT R 35
800mm x 20mm Rise
RaceFace NEXT R 35
800mm x 20mm Rise
STEMRaceFace Aeffect R 35 x 40mmRaceFace Aeffect R 35 x 40mmRaceFace Aeffect R 35 x 40mmRaceFace Aeffect R 35 x 40mmRaceFace Aeffect R 35 x 40mm
POSTCrank Brothers Highline 7
SM (31.6mm x 125mm)
MD (31.6mm x 125mm)
LG (31.6mm x 150mm)
XL (31.6 x 170mm)
Crank Brothers Highline 7
SM (31.6mm x 125mm)
MD (31.6mm x 125mm)
LG (31.6mm x 150mm)
XL (31.6 x 170mm)
Crank Brothers Highline 7
SM (31.6mm x 125mm)
MD (31.6mm x 125mm)
LG (31.6mm x 150mm)
XL (31.6 x 170mm)
Crank Brothers Highline 7
SM (31.6mm x 125mm)
MD (31.6mm x 125mm)
LG (31.6mm x 150mm)
XL (31.6 x 170mm)
Rockshox Reverb AXS
SM (31.6mm x 125mm)
MD (31.6mm x 125mm)
LG (31.6mm x 150mm)
XL (31.6 x 170mm)
SADDLESDG Bel-Air Lux-AlloySDG Bel-Air Lux-AlloySDG Bel-Air Lux-AlloySDG Bel-Air Lux-AlloySDG Bel-Air Lux-Alloy
BRAKESSRAM G2 RSRAM Level Bronze StealthShimano XT M8100 2-PistonSRAM Level Silver StealthSRAM Level Ultimate Stealth
ROTORSSRAM Centerline 6-Bolt 180mm front / 160mm rearSRAM Centerline 6-Bolt 180mm front / 160mm rearShimano Rotor XT RT86 6-Bolt 160mm front & rearSRAM HS2 6-Bolt 180mm Front / 160mm RearSRAM HS2 6-Bolt 180mm Front / 160mm Rear
SHIFTERSRAM GX EagleSRAM AXS Shifter PodShimano XT M8100 12spdSRAM AXS Shifter Pod UltimateSRAM AXS Shifter Pod Ultimate
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM GX EagleSRAM GX ETShimano XT M8100SRAM X0 ETSRAM XX ET
CHAINSRAM GX EagleSRAM GX ET T-TypeShimano XT M8100 12spdSRAM GX ET T-TypeSRAM XX ET T-Type
CASSETTESRAM GX Eagle 10-52 SRAM GX ET T-TypeShimano XT M8100 10-51 12spdSRAM X0 ET T-TypeSRAM XX ET T-Type
CRANKSETSRAM GX Eagle alloy DUB 170mm 32tSRAM GX Eagle T-Type 170mm 32tShimano XT M8100 170mm 32tSRAM X0 Eagle T-Type 170mm 32tSRAM XX Eagle T-Type 170mm 32t
BOTTOM BRACKETSRAM DUB BSASRAM DUB BSA WideShimano XT MT800SRAM DUB BSA WideSRAM DUB BSA Wide
GRIPSLizard Skins Charger Evo Grip BlackLizard Skins Charger Evo Grip BlackLizard Skins Charger Evo Grip BlackLizard Skins Charger Evo Grip BlackLizard Skins Charger Evo Grip Black
SEAT COLLARRevel 34.9mm DiaRevel 34.9mm DiaRevel 34.9mm DiaRevel 34.9mm DiaRevel 34.9mm Dia
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I felt like I could point the bike up rooty or rocky moves and everything else just followed. As cliched as it might sound, it felt like force applied to the pedals translated directly to the wheels without much loss in progress or control. The minimal weight of the build certainly helps in that regard, but it seems like that this responsiveness and confidence can also be attributed to a very efficient frame design.Read more...

S M L XL
S M L XL
RIDER HEIGHT (in.) 5'1"-5'6" 5'5"-5'10" 5'9"-6'2" 6'1"-6'6"
RIDER HEIGHT (cm.) 155-166cm 165-178cm 175-188cm 185-198cm
EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE LENGTH 590mm 615mm 640mm 670mm
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 374mm 420mm 460mm 485mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE/ACTUAL) 75°/73.3° 75°/73.3° 75°/73.3° 75°/73.3°
CHAIN STAY LENGTH 420-435mm 420-435mm 420-435mm 420-435mm
BOTTOM BRACKET DROP 68mm 68mm 68mm 68mm
BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT 299mm 299mm 299mm 299mm
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
WHEEL BASE 1121mm 1146mm 1167mm 1199mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 86mm 96mm 106mm 116mm
AXLE TO CROWN 510mm 510mm 510mm 510mm
FORK OFFSET 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
TRAIL 112mm 112mm 112mm 112mm
STACK 599mm 607mm 615mm 627mm
REACH 435mm 455mm 474mm 499mm
STANDOVER 700mm 735mm 770mm 790mm
WHEEL SIZE
29"
FRONT TRAVEL
120mm min / 130mm max
REAR TRAVEL
0mm
HUB SPACING
Boost 148mm rear / 110 mm front
AXLE SPEC
SEATPOST DIAMETER
31.6mm, 34.9mm Seat Clamp
SEATPOST INSERTION DEPTH
SM (180mm), MD (220mm),
LG (245mm), XL(270mm)
REAR BRAKE
160mm post mount / 180mm max
REAR TIRE CLEARANCE
29x2.6" max
BOTTOM BRACKET
Threaded 73mm BSA Standard
MAX CHAINRING
36T Max, 55mm Chainline
HEADSET
IS42 upper / IS52 Lower
BOTTLE BOSSES
4 sets for MD - XL frames
3 sets for SM frame (no seatube)
SIZES
S / M / L / XL
FRAME WARRANTY
Lifetime Warranty - View Details
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The Details

Design Features

CNC Machined 6/4 Titanium

Headtube, BB, dropouts, and inserts.

Cold-formed 3/2.5 Titanium Tubing

Our modern take on traditional titanium- these tube shapes optimize stiffness and compliance.

Internal cable routing

Clean, quiet, and simple.

IS 42/52 Integrated Headset

Easy headset installation.

Threaded BB

Simple, easy, functional.

Sliding UDH dropouts

Future proofing for all drivetrains and chainstay length adjustability.

Support

We do now! Well, in a way, we always have… our sister company, Why Cycles, has been manufacturing the most advanced titanium bikes in the world since 2016. We're retiring the Why Cycles brand, so now you can find the most advanced carbon and titanium bikes on the market under one name - Revel Bikes.

Yes! The El Jefe makes a great ultralight, ultra-capable bikepacking rig. We designed it for team athlete Jefe Branham to crush multi-day epics like the Colorado Trail Race. If you're OK with packing light, the Jefe is up to the task.

Depends - get the Wayward if you're looking for a bikepacking-first rig that can comfortably handle hefty loads on rugged backcountry excursions. Get the El Jefe if you're looking for a ripping fast hardtail that can bikepack when it needs to.

15-18Nm for the dropout bolts, 3-4Nm for the tensioner bolt

One that fits! We love the bags we've seen and used from companies like Rogue Panda, Oveja Negra and Good Busy Gear.

Yes! Just make sure that you've got enough tire clearance and the axle-to-crown length is as close to 510mm as possible.

Yes!

No. But we offer a frame-only option for you to build up in any way you please.

Yes!

We recommend using some rubbing alcohol and a Scotch Brite pad and scrubbing gently in a "shoe-shine" motion (one direction or back and forth, not circular), then wiping down and finishing with a light coat of furniture polish like Pledge. This should work for both oxidation and light scratches. The graphics are sand-blasted into the frame, so you won't hurt them if you use a soft touch.

We've updated all Revel Ti bikes with SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger), so replacement hangers are easier to find and your bike's drivetrain is more future-proof against manufacturer updates down the line.

Revel titanium frames are lovingly hand-built in the same family-owned and operated factory in northern China used by Why Cycles for a half-decade. All Revel bikes are then assembled and shipped from our facility in Carbondale, CO.

M5x0.8x35mm Stainless steel cap screw

Absolutely! All Why Cycles and Revel Bikes frames come with lifetime warranties and a generous crash replacement program for the original purchaser. If anything does happen and you need a replacement frame, it will most likely be replaced with a Revel branded titanium frame, but we’ll get you back to riding ASAP!

Email [email protected] or give the fine Rider Support Team here at Revel a ring: 970-456-7336

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