Revolution 29 SL Eagle
The World of MTB has tested overall 9 Hardtail and 5 Full Suspension XC-Race-Bikes in order to prove their ability and function for long and challenging xc competition tracks. One of the test bikes was our new Revolution 29 SL Eagle. Read here the full test report and the conclusion of the famous german mtb magazine:
The frame of the Revolution received for the season 2018 an update with several changes. the Low Profile chain stay has been completely removed. Instead there are actually two small curves at the seat stays close to the seat tube. This new detail ensures additional comfort, traction and stability. A further novelty of the frame is the integrated Boost Technology. This method causes a wider front and rear hubs of 3 respectively 10 mm. This results in the fact that the spokes are rather horizontal positioned and therefore features increasing stiffness and stability. Furthermore the bottom bracket grew about 3 mm as well. Another eyecatcher is the new color combination of the frame with a glossy blue. A further detail of the frame is the double tighten seat clamp. This part require the advantage to justify the correct seat height after removal.
On the Trail
During the ride, the bike convinces with first class climbing behavior due to the comparatively long chain stay of 440 millimetre. The Sram XX1 Eagle shifts quickly and accurately. On a ragged surface, the seat post with its dimensions of 27.2 millimeters and the curved seat stays offer extra comfort. At the same time, the seating position is sporty and the deep stem allows the rider to put plenty of pressure on the front wheel. On the trails downhill, the bike is fast and safe on the track. In terms of suspension, the RockShox SID World Cup provides cushioning with sub 1.400 grams and excellent stiffness values as well as remote lockout at the handlebar to meet the needs of fast and challenging XC courses. Powerful Magura MT8 Carbon works perfectly on demanding tracks.
The testers of the World of MTB came to the following conclusion: "Corratec remains on course for success with its revolution.The equipment is of high quality and fits perfectly to the bike. The bike has its strengths especially on fast courses and is definitely a race bike".