Now, the Revelstoke is a bike that's built by a crew dubbed Van Nicholas. Ever heard of this team? Most people haven't, and it's not because it's some small insignificant shop; it's due to the sort of bicycle they build. One reason Van Nicholas flies so low under the radar is that they dabble in designing and building machines out of nothing more than titanium.
If you're wondering why you should ever explore a titanium frame, know that some bicycles built from this metal happen to outlive their owners. This notion, however, also births the idea that this machine needs to keep you happy for that long. And how does all that happen? The same way it would in any relationship that involves love, as time goes on, you occasionally spice things up a bit.
But how the heck do you spice things up with a bike? The answer is actually quite simple. Remember, bicycles are typically built for a particular type of terrain, thus dictating the sort of gear you can drop on the sucker. With that, imagine a two-wheeler(the Revelstoke) that allows you to adapt your tires to the terrain you'll be tackling that day. That's what we have here.
Come summer, you can stick to the 27s, but you can also drop the cross-section size and be a bit more nimble on dirt paths and even roads. If you really need to cover ground or just want one hell of a singletrack experience, 29s are your best bet, and this puppy can handle that too.
Diving further into this MTB, something seems odd, at least judging by the way Van Nicholas presents it on the manufacturer's website; it's rocking a stiff front fork. Yes, but that doesn't mean the frame can't take a suspension fork; it can, up to 100 mm (3.94 in) of travel.
Regarding the sort of drivetrain you could find rocking your cycling experience, it's all up to you. But, Van Nicholas does lay a solid foundation for offering you as many options as possible. This simply means that as long as you stick to the BB and frame specs, you can rock a 1x or 2x drivetrain. Maybe you have a favorite system lying around the garage, maybe on your soon-to-be old bike.
At the end of the day, just a bare frame will run you around €2,100 ($2,200 at current exchange rates), and the cheapest full bike the configurator shows is priced at around €5,600 ($5,900). Sure, it may seem a bit more than we're used to paying for bikes, but considering the things this machine can achieve and how long you could end up owning it (20+ years), it's worth bringing it to your attention. But, do take the time to explore its capabilities in-depth as the Revelstoke isn't your typical bicycle.