Shred Velvet Cake
Lead King

Overview

Confidence in any Terrain

We spent years designing, testing, riding and refining this bike. The Rail29 represents the best of what we have learned since launching the Revel brand just three short years ago. We love our Rail 27.5, but 29” wheels, bigger bearings, beefier hardware, and an absurdly well-tuned CBF™ suspension platform make this bike something we are wildly proud of.

We like pedaling uphill almost as much as we like railing down the trail, and this bike’s climbing efficiency is truly impressive for a bike with 155mm of travel. The Rail29 will be right at home on the top of any enduro race track, the bike park, or all day epics in the hills. This bike exudes confidence in any terrain and will have you smiling for miles as you Rail corners and Revel the trail.

 

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Key Attributes

155mm
Rear Travel
29"
Wheel
160mm
Front Travel
Thermoset Carbon Fiber
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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Build Your Bike

$100.00

Rail29

Build Specs

GX Eagle Shimano XTX01 EagleXX1 Eagle AXS
FrameRevel Rail29 155mm TravelRevel Rail29 155mm TravelRevel Rail29 155mm TravelRevel Rail29 155mm Travel
ForkDVO Diamond D1 160mm – BlackFox Float 38 Factory Series 160mm GRIP2RockShox ZEB Ultimate 160mm RC2RockShox ZEB Ultimate 160mm RC2
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe SelectFox Float X2 Factory SeriesRockShox Super Deluxe UltimateRockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
WheelsCrank Bros. Synthesis Enduro Rims
Industry Nine 1/1 Hubs
(*upgrade available)
Crank Bros. Synthesis Enduro Rims
Industry Nine 1/1 Hubs
(*upgrade available)
Revel RW30 28H Rims
Industry Nine 1/1 Hubs
(*upgrade available)
Revel RW30 28H Rims
Industry Nine 1/1 Hubs
(*upgrade available)
HeadsetCane Creek 40-seriesCane Creek 40-seriesCane Creek 40-seriesCane Creek 40-series
Tubeless Stans No Tubes single shots x2 Stans No Tubes single shots x2 Stans No Tubes single shots x2 Stans No Tubes single shots x2
TIres Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5 3CT EXO+ TR Front, Maxxis Minion DHR ll 29×2.4 3CT EXO+ TR Rear Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5 3CT EXO+ TR Front, Maxxis Minion DHR ll 29×2.4 3CT EXO+ TR Rear Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5 3CT EXO+ TR Front, Maxxis Minion DHR ll 29×2.4 3CT EXO+ TR Rear Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5 3CT EXO+ TR Front, Maxxis Minion DHR ll 29×2.4 3CT EXO+ TR Rear
BarTrail 1 The Crockett Alloy 31.8
800 x 25mm Rise
RaceFace NEXT R 35
800mm x 20mm rise
RaceFace NEXT R 35
800mm x 20mm rise
RaceFace NEXT R 35
800mm x 20mm rise
StemTrail 1 The Viking 31.8x40mmRaceFace Turbine R 35 x 40mmRaceFace Turbine R 35 x 40mmRaceFace Turbine R 35 x 40mm
PostCrank Brothers Highline 7
SM (31.6mm x 125mm)
MD (31.6mm x 150mm)
LG/XL (31.6mm x 170mm)
RaceFace Turbine R
SM (31.6mm x 125mm)
MD (31.6mm x 150mm)
LG/XL (31.6mm x 175mm)
RaceFace Turbine R
SM (31.6mm x 125mm)
MD (31.6mm x 150mm)
LG/XL (31.6mm x 175mm)
Rockshox Reverb Wireless Stealth AXS
SM (31.6mm x 125mm)
MD (31.6mm x 150mm)
LG/XL (31.6mm x 170mm)
SaddleWTB Volt CroMo BlackWTB Volt CroMo BlackWTB Volt CroMo BlackWTB Volt CroMo Black
BrakesSRAM Code RShimano XT M8120 4-Piston SRAM Code RSC or TRP DHR EVOSRAM Code RSC or TRP DRH EVO
RotorsSRAM Centerline 6-Bolt 180mm front & rearShimano XT RT86 6-Bolt 203mm front / 180mm rearSRAM Centerline 6-Bolt 180mm front & rearSRAM Centerline 6-Bolt 180mm front & rear
ShifterSRAM GX EagleShimano XT M8100SRAM X01 EagleSRAM XX1 AXS Controller
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX EagleShimano XT M8100SRAM X01 EagleSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
ChainSRAM GX EagleShimano XT M8100SRAM X01 EagleSRAM XX1 Eagle
CassetteSRAM GX Eagle 10-52Shimano XT M8100 10-51SRAM X01 Eagle 10-52tSRAM XX1 Eagle 10-52t
CranksetSRAM GX Eagle Alloy DUB 170mm 32tShimano XT M8100 170mm 32tSRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle DUB 170mm 32tSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS Carbon DUB 170mm 32t
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB BSAShimano XT MT800SRAM DUB BSASRAM DUB BSA
GripsLizard 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 Dia
**Specifications subject to change without notice****Specifications subject to change without notice****Specifications subject to change without notice****Specifications subject to change without notice**

Our first impression is that Revel nailed it for technical terrain, with the right amount of suspension travel combined with a modern yet neutral geometry that rewards the majority of trail riders rather than the enduro racer. Read more...

Thunder Mountain Bikes
-Sedona, AZ

The Revel Rail 29 is a seriously solid performer. Long after I'd ridden it enough to write this review, I kept grabbing it to go out for more rides - it was just the one I wanted to ride any time I didn't have specific plans to ride a different bike. Read more...

The suspension design is the star of the show on the downhills. It’s incredibly smooth and plush without unnecessarily blowing through the travel. Think Ibis Rimpo with a little more oomph. Little trail chatter completely disappears under you. There’s a ton of pop built into the bike too. It’s very easy to get off the ground as well as generate speed through rollers and berms.Read more...

Biker's Edge
-Salt Lake City, UT
S M L XL
S M L XL
RIDER HEIGHT (In.) 5'1" - 5'7" 5'6" - 5'10" 5'9" - 6'2" 6'1" - 6'7"
RIDER HEIGHT (cm) 155 - 170cm 167.5 - 178cm 175 - 188cm 185.5 - 200.5cm
EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE LENGTH 585mm 606mm 630mm 658mm
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 393.5mm 415.5mm 453.5mm 482.5mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE/ACTUAL) 76°/69° 76°/69° 76°/70° 76°/70°
CHAIN STAY LENGTH 436mm 436mm 436mm 436mm
BOTTOM BRACKET DROP 31mm 31mm 31mm 31mm
BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT 348mm 348mm 348mm 348mm
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 65° 65° 65° 65°
WHEEL BASE 1181mm 1202mm 1228mm 1257mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 95mm 98mm 108mm 118mm
AXLE TO CROWN 576mm 576mm 576mm 576mm
FORK OFFSET 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
TRAIL 123mm 123mm 123mm 123mm
STACK 625mm 628mm 637mm 646mm
REACH 427mm 447mm 469mm 494mm
STANDOVER 716mm 719mm 728mm 756mm
WHEEL SIZE
29"
FRONT TRAVEL
160mm (170mm max), 59mm Crown Diameter
REAR TRAVEL
155mm
SHOCK SPEC
230 x 60 - 22.2 x 8 Mounting Hardware Spec
BOOST AXLES
148mm rear / 110mm front
REAR DERAILLEUR
Sram Universal Derailleur Hanger
SEATPOST DIAMETER
31.6mm
SEATPOST INSERTION DEPTH
300mm+ (all sizes)
SEAT COLLAR DIAMETER
34.9mm
BEARINGS
BOLU 6902V-2RD
15mm x 28mm x 7mm 4pcs per bike
BOLU 3802V-2RD
15mm x 24mm x 7mm 2pcs per bike
BOLU 6801V-2RD
12mm x 21mm x 5mm 4pcs per bike 4x BOLU 6801V
REAR BRAKE
Post Mount: 180mm direct / 220mm max
TIRE CLEARANCE
29” x 2.4” (rear)
BOTTOM BRACKET
73mm BSA Standard
CHAINRING
Max 36T Round / 34T Oval, 52mm Chainline
ISCG TABS
ISCG-05 Standard
TAPERED HEADTUBE
IS42 upper / IS52 Lower
BOTTLE MOUNTS
2 (top and bottom of downtube)
COLORS
Lead King / Shred Velvet Cake
SIZES
S / M / L / XL
FRAME WARRANTY
Lifetime Warranty - View Details
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LEVERAGE RATIO
ANTI-RISE
ANTI-SQUAT

The Details

Design Features

CBF™ Suspension

The Rail utilizes the CBF™ suspension system that focuses the pedaling forces above the chainring throughout the range of travel, propelling the bike forward through challenging terrain.

Fully Routed Internal Tubing

Build your bike in a breeze and keep your cables quiet with fully routed internal frame tubing. No outside lines make for a clean and tidy look.

Colorado Quality

All Revel bikes are designed, tested, inspected, and assembled by skilled bike nerds in Carbondale, CO.

Sram UDH

Spec'd with the SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH), replacement hangers for the Rail29 are easy to come by and will keep your frame compatible with future drivetrain updates.

Coil Compatible

Short yokes and a tuned leverage curve make this bike work great with air shocks and most coil options out there- we strongly recommend Push coils, but most will work great!

ISCG-05 Tabs

Fit any universal ISCG-05 bashguard or chainguide on your Rail29.

One Tool Fits All

Our engineers designed the hardware on this bike to be functional, durable, and practical. A one-tool design makes trailside maintenance a breeze.

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Integrated Headset

Simple, easy maintenance with no need for fancy tools. All Revels have integrated headsets for clean looks, a quiet ride, and easy serviceability.

Threaded Bottom Bracket

Simple, easy, straightforward, and standard. We believe threaded BBs are key to any bike for all the practical reasons.

Support

We do not – We found the leverage curve of our bikes leaves the shock very tunable. We have successfully set up riders from 95 lbs. to well over 230 lbs.

Any guide or bashguard with ISCG-05 tabs is compatible with the Rail29.

You can – You will need to order the shock directly from Fox and ensure you purchase the correct tune for our bikes. This is important to maximize how awesome your Revel can be! Fox has a tune guide for our bikes on file. Unfortunately due to our agreement with Fox, you are not able to buy Fox suspension directly from Revel unless is ships on your new bike.

22 ounces is the sweet spot – When using a side-loading water bottle cage, our frames fit a standard Revel 22-ounce water bottle. With a hands-free cap, these bottles are the best option around. Insulated bottles or larger sizes will need to be physically tested for clearance. You can also use Fidlock bottles for extra space!

52mm Chainline

36T Round / 34T Oval

Like this – Our in-house builders prefer to cross the derailleur cable over the rear brake cable. That being said, there is no wrong way; You can run the brake line and derailleur housing to cross under the bottom bracket or not. Just be sure to leave enough slack under the bottom bracket so that the bike can fully cycle through its travel without binding. A good rule of thumb is for the cables to be level with the teeth of your chainring.

Yes, the Rail29 is compatible with coil shocks from most major manufactures

At his time, Revel does not offer touch-up paint. The best solution we’ve found is to use nail polish. Swing by a local pharmacy, Target, or online to find a color match for your bike.

Torque Specifications
Pivot #1
15 Nm
Pivot #2
15 Nm
Pivot #3
15 Nm
Pivot #4
15 Nm
Pivot #5
15 Nm
Rear Shock Bolt
15 Nm
Forward Shock Bolt
10 Nm
Rear Axle
13 Nm
Seat Clamp
5 Nm
Sram UDH
25 Nm
Required Tools for Basic Service
» Torque Wrench
» 1x 4mm Hex Wrench
» 1x 4mm Hex Bit
» 1x 5mm Hex Bit
» 1x 6mm Hex Bit
» 1x 8mm Hex Bit
Part Number Description Qty.
A 310-10021-0063 Pivot #1/#2 Axle 2
B 310-10021-0065 Pivot #4 Axle 1
C 310-10021-0066 Pivot #3/#5 Axle 4
D 310-10021-0058 Pivot #1/#2/#4 Spacer 6
E 310-10021-0088 Pivot #3/#5 Spacer 4
F 310-10021-0060 Pivot #1/#2/#4 Axle Nut 3
G 310-10021-0064 Pivot #3/#5 Axle Nut 4
H ------ 6902 Bearing 4
I ------ 6801 Bearing 4
J ------ 3802 Bearing 2
K 310-10021-0062 Pivot #1/#2 Inner Spacer 2
L 310-10021-0061 Pivot #4 Inner Spacer 1
M 310-10021-0050 Forward Shock Bolt 1
N 310-10021-0051 Forward Shock Axle 1
O 310-10021-0077 Rear Shock Bolt 1
P 310-10021-0056 Revel UDH Axle 1
Q ------- SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger 1
R 310-10021-0068 Downtube Hose Clamp 1
S ------- Hose Clamp/Bottle Mount Bolts 5
»   When servicing your Rail29’s linkage, take time to clean all parts thoroughly to ensure creak -free shredding.
»   Apply Ti. Prep or Anti-Seize to threads of forward and rear shock mounting hardware (parts M and O in exploded view).
»   Apply a thin film of grease to all pivot axle shafts. Do not apply grease to the threads of axles and nuts.
»   Apply blue Loctite 242 (or similar) to threads of nuts before threading pivot axles in.
»   We recommend only changing bearings that show signs of wear.
»   To make frame assembly easier, loosely assemble the complete linkage before tightening any of the pivot locations.
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