Tuxedo Penguin
Tang
Mint Chip

Overview

Smaller Wheels. Big Fun.

We created the Rail with two things in mind: maximum thrills and climbing hills. A tuned carbon layup makes railing through berms pure joy. The CBF™ suspension will change your perception of what a long travel bike should climb like, all while keeping the suspension extremely active on descents and under braking. The 27.5 wheels are all about being playful, poppy, maneuverable, and we’re confident you’ll come away impressed with what this bike can do.

 

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Key Attributes

165MM
Rear Travel
27.5"
Wheel
170MM
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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Rail27

Build Specs

SRAM GXShimano XTSRAM X01SRAM XX1 AXS
FrameRevel Rail 27.5″ 165mm travelRevel Rail 27.5″ 165mm travelRevel Rail 27.5″ 165mm travelRevel Rail 27.5″ 165mm travel
ForkRockShox Lyrik Select 170mmRockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 170mmRockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 170mmRockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 170mm
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Select (*upgrade available)RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate (*upgrade available)RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate (*upgrade available)RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate (*upgrade available)
WheelsCrank Bros. Synthesis Enduro Alloy Rims
Industry Nine 1/1 Hubs
(*upgrade available)
Crank Bros. Synthesis Enduro Alloy 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 Hydra Hubs
HeadsetCane 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 x2
TiresMaxxis Minion DHF 2.5″ EXO+ Front, Maxxis Minion DHR 2.4″ EXO+ RearMaxxis Minion DHF 2.5″ EXO+ Front, Maxxis Minion DHR 2.4″ EXO+ RearMaxxis Minion DHF 2.5″ EXO+ Front, Maxxis Minion DHR 2.4″ EXO+ RearMaxxis Minion DHF 2.5″ EXO+ Front, Maxxis Minion DHR 2.4″ EXO+ Rear
BarRaceFace Aeffect R 35
780 x 20mm Rise
RaceFace NEXT R 35
800 x 20mm Rise
RaceFace NEXT R 35
800 x 20mm Rise
RaceFace NEXT R 35
800 x 20mm Rise
StemRaceFace Aeffect R 35x40mmRaceFace Turbine R 35x40mmRaceFace Turbine R 35x40mmRaceFace Turbine R 35x40mm
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 AXS Reverb Wireless
SM (31.6mm x 150mm)
MD (31.6mm x 170mm)
LG/XL (31.6mm x 200mm)
SaddleWTB Volt CroMo BlackWTB Volt CroMo BlackWTB Volt CroMo BlackWTB Volt CroMo Black
BrakesSRAM Code RTRP DHR EVO 4-PistonSRAM Code RSCSRAM Code RSC
RotorsSRAM Centerline 6-Bolt 180mm front & rearTRP E2.3 6-Bolt 180mm front & rearSRAM Centerline 6-Bolt 180mm front & rearSRAM Centerline 6-Bolt 180mm front & rear
ShifterSRAM GX EagleShimano XT M8100 12spdSRAM X01 Eagle SRAM AXS Eagle Wireless Controller
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX EagleShimano XT M8100SRAM X01 EagleSRAM XX1 AXS Eagle Wireless
ChainSRAM GX EagleShimano XT M8100 12spdSRAM X01 EagleSRAM XX1 Eagle
CassetteSRAM GX Eagle 10-52Shimano XT M8100 10-51 12spdSRAM X01 Eagle 10-52SRAM XX1 Eagle 10-52
CranksetSRAM GX Eagle alloy DUB 170mm 32tShimano XT M8100 170mm 32t w/ Wolf Tooth ChainringSRAM Descendant Carbon DUB 170mm 32tSRAM XX1 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**

The Rail performed flawlessly over full 32.55 miles back to the starting point in the shuttle parking lot. Honestly, you can’t ask for much more out of a bike. It pedals well, it descends well, and it looks great while doing it. Read more...

A lot of times, a good looking bike doesn't translate into a great ride, but with the Rail, this is not the case. The bike's performance, both up and down, is simply incredible. Read more...

The Rail is efficient enough to be at home most anywhere. Rolling terrain didn’t immediately feel tedious, and pushing hard and keeping my heart rate elevated aboard the Rail didn’t feel like wasted effort. Yes, this is a big bike for big descents, but when I’d ride the Rail in mellower terrain, I never caught myself wishing for something different. Read more...

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 587mm 615mm 642mm 667mm
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 386mm 416mm 446mm 476mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE/ACTUAL) 75°/69° 75°/69° 75°/69° 75°/69°
CHAIN STAY LENGTH 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
BOTTOM BRACKET DROP 11mm 11mm 11mm 11mm
BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT 337mm 337mm 337mm 337mm
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 65° 65° 65° 65°
WHEEL BASE 1173mm 1208mm 1230mm 1254mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 104mm 115mm 125mm 135mm
AXLE TO CROWN 562mm 562mm 562mm 562mm
FORK OFFSET 46mm 46mm 46mm 46mm
TRAIL 115mm 115mm 115mm 115mm
STACK 595mm 607mm 615mm 625mm
REACH 430mm 450mm 470mm 495mm
STANDOVER 695mm 716mm 730mm 742mm
WHEEL SIZE
27.5"
FRONT TRAVEL
170mm
REAR TRAVEL
165mm
SHOCK SPEC
230 × 65 - 22.2 x 8 Mounting Hardware Spec
BOOST AXLES
148mm rear / 110mm front
SEATPOST DIAMETER
31.6mm
SEATPOST INSERTION DEPTH
SM (260mm), MD (275mm),
LG (290mm), XL (305mm)
SEAT COLLAR DIAMETER
34.9mm
BEARINGS
BOLU 6801V-2RD,
12mm x 21mm x 5mm 18pcs per bike
REAR BRAKE
Post Mount: 180mm direct / 203mm max
TIRE CLEARANCE
27.5” x 2.5” (rear)
BOTTOM BRACKET
Threaded (73mm English threaded)
MAX CHAINRING
34T Round / 32T Oval, 52mm Chainline
CHAIN GUIDE
Custom Revel Guide Included
TAPERED HEADTUBE
IS42 upper / IS52 Lower
COLORS
Tuxedo Penguin / Mint Chocolate Chip / Tang
SIZES
S / M / L / XL
FRAME WARRANTY
Lifetime Warranty - View Details
title
val
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.

Threaded Bottom Bracket

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

Colorado Quality

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

Integrated Headset

Simple, easy maintenance with no need for fancy tools. All Revels have integrated headsets with carbon bearing seats for a quiet ride and easy replaceability.

Integrated Chain Guide

A custom made chain guide helps keep your chain from dropping through the chunk.

Fully Guided Internal Routing

Simple, quiet cable routing! Fully guides internal tubes make maintenance and replacing cables a dream.

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.

The Rail27 is not currently compatible with any bash guard offerings.

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

34T Round / 32T 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.

For sure! But we feel strongly about specifics– We almost exclusively recommend Push coil shocks for our bikes, which are available to buy from us. We tested every other coil shock on the market, and this is the only one we want to sell. You will love it.

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.

We do not make a debris guard for the Rail and the Ranger fender will not fit.

The Rail27.5 was design to operate at maximum capacity with 27.5" wheels and 27.5" only.

Torque Specifications
Pivot #1
10 Nm
Pivot #2
10 Nm
Pivot #3
10 Nm
Pivot #4
10 Nm
Pivot #5
10 Nm
Rear Shock Bolt
15 Nm
Forward Shock Bolt
10 Nm
Rear Axle
13 Nm (18 Nm Max)
Seat Clamp
5 Nm
Derailleur Hanger
5 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-FRA18-0116 Pivot #1 Axle 1
B 310-FRA18-0120 Pivot #2 Axle 1
C 310-FRA18-0122 Pivot #3 Axle 2
D 310-FRA18-1124 Pivot #4 Axle 1
E 310-FRA18-0126 Pivot #5 Axle 2
F 310-FRA18-0115 Pivot #1/#4 Spacer 4
G 310-FRA18-0119 Pivot #2 Spacer 2
H 310-FRA18-0121 Pivot #3 Spacer 4
I 310-FRA18-0125 Pivot #5 Spacer 4
J 310-FRA18-0117 Pivot #1/#2/#4 Bolt 3
K 310-FRA18-0127 Pivot #3/#5 Bolt 4
L 310-10021-0050 Forward Shock Bolt 1
M ----- 680 1V Bearing 18
N 310-FRA18-0114 Pivot #1 Inner Spacer 1
O 310-FRA18-0118 Pivot #2 Inner Spacer 1
P 310-FRA18-1123 Pivot #4 Inner Spacer 1
Q 310-10021-0051 Forward Shock Axle 1
R 310-FRA18-0129 Forward Shock Washers 2
S 310-10021-0077 Rear Shock Bolt 1
T 310-00000-0028 Revel Axle 1
U 310-HAN18-0107 Rail/Rascal Derailleur Hanger 1
V 310-HAN18-0108 Rail/Rascal Derailleur Hanger Bolt 1
W 310-FRA18-0111 Downtube Hose Clamp 1
X ----- Hose Clamp/Bottle Mount Bolts 5
»   When servicing your Rail’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 L and S in exploded view).
»   Apply a thin film of grease to all axle shafts. Do not apply grease to the threads of the axles and bolts.
»   Apply blue Loctite 242 (or similar) to threads on the bolts before threading them into the pivot axles.
»   We recommend only changing bearings that show signs of wear.
»   To make assembly easier, loosely assemble the complete linkage before tightening any of the pivot locations.
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