Introducing the Updated 2023 Revel Ranger V2: A Versatile XC-oriented Bike

Introducing the Updated 2023 Revel Ranger V2: A Versatile XC-oriented Bike

Introducing the 2023 Revel Ranger V2, an updated version of Revel’s shortest-travel and most XC-oriented full-suspension bike. As a highly anticipated release, the V2 offers cyclists an exciting blend of performance and versatility for conquering a wide range of terrains. The Ranger V2 keeps the essence of its predecessor while incorporating a series of improvements that cater to the modern cyclist’s demands.

Built for those who love exploring the great outdoors, the 2023 Revel Ranger V2 combines efficiency, durability, and a touch of aggression to make it an exceptional choice for both casual and competitive riders. With its updated frame, geometry, and build options, the Ranger V2 showcases a commitment to adapting and perfecting an already impressive bike. Read on for an in-depth look at the various features and updates that make the 2023 Revel Ranger V2 stand out in the world of mountain biking.


  • Revel Ranger updated to V2 version
  • Aimed at covering big miles in varied terrain
  • Efficient and uphill-oriented, yet composed on rough descents
  • Compared to true XC race bikes, the Ranger is slightly burlier

Frame Updates

  • Rear triangle now 20% stiffer with a revised carbon layup
  • New rear triangle includes SRAM UDH derailleur hanger
  • Bigger bearings in key areas and a new chainstay protector
  • Updates focus on durability, ease-of-maintenance, and T-Type derailleur compatibility

Geometry & Fit

  • Front triangle and geometry remain unchanged
  • Four sizes available: Small through XL
  • 67.5° headtube angle, 75.3° effective seat tube angle, 436mm chainstays, 38mm bottom bracket drop
  • Positioned as an XC-ish all-rounder with 40mm long stem and 800mm wide bars

Builds & Specs

  • Two complete builds: Ranger X0 ($8,499) and Ranger XX ($11,499)
  • Both builds feature RockShox SID Ultimate fork, SIDLuxe Ultimate shock, Maxxis Dissector front / Rekon rear tires, and SRAM Level 4-piston brakes
  • Designed for more aggressive and descending-oriented riders


Will the Revel Ranger balance efficiency with composure on rough descents?
How does the Ranger compare to similar bikes like the Transition Spur or Canyon Lux Trail?

Initial Verdict

The 2023 Revel Ranger V2 appears to be a strong contender for everyday XC riders who desire an efficient and versatile bike for various terrains. Stay tuned for an in-depth review in the near future.