I've owned four Revives... never a hiccup. My first and most used was a 160 that saw 3 bikes and 4 years of 4 seasons riding... It's sold and still running under someone else, despite accumulating some visible wear on the stanchion. I rebuild them with the kit every winter, and they're good to go. I grabbed a 2.0 213 for my new Knolly build last fall, and almost a year later, I have the same conclusions as this review... flawless and awesome.
A really good looking bike with really good numbers - a 120 version sounds like the perfect replacement for my Knolly 100 years from now when it dies... or 2-3 years from now when I get the itch to burn some money.
I've got the first version of this, before colors/extra decorations on the cover - first impression was good, but I quickly found it was causing more numbness than my longer/harder/flatter saddles. IT's been on a shelf for a year or so since I first tried SQLab 611s.
Awesome rig. As a guy with giant hands that is constantly battling pain and numbness, I lovemy SQlab grips, but I noticed yours are 1. twisted along the bar axis. Mine do that naturally because the clamp sleeve is only about 1/3 of the grip, but I'm wondering if that is intentional on your part because 2. you also have the clamp set in a weird spot - they look almost upsidedown relative to mine.
2.5nm on the steerer clamp bolts makes me nervous.... I just had an (aluminum, obviously) I9 stem fail at the clamp bolt torqued (with a real deal torque wrench) to 8Nm.... getting super precious with torque on something I throw off ledges makes me nervous, I'll take a little weight for a little extra process tolerance...
I am regular wipe down, one roller at a time, Dumonde Tech guy - love that stuff.
But, I'm also struggling with rust on my XT 12S chain - mostly on the outer link plates. I'm in the midwest, I'm almost exclusively riding in the dry. 95% of the moisture my chain sees is my sweat, disgustingly enough.
Anyone else have this issue? Not sure if it's the chain, or the nature of the Dumonde Tech stuff in that it's not quite the same dousing/percolating effect that a thinner lube like T9 might have. I was a T9 guy for like 15 years, but I really like the quieting effect of Dumonde Tech and found it generally much lower maintenance - less applications, less cleaning. I did find the old squirt and squirt and squirt some more approach with T9 better on my fatbike this winter- riding in legit snow all the time its just impossible to avoid a huge amount of moisture sticking to your drivetrain, and after 1000 calories burned at -3F, I just don't want to hang out in the garage and wipe everything down while the sweat starts to freeze to my body.