On a weekend the CRANK test riders put the newly received Bergamont Revox 4.0 through the shred test. The Bergamont Revox 4.0 is a cross-country 29er Hardtail MTB. We tested the entry-level version but that was enough to get a feel for the frame and geometry
The bike feels light and accelerates very well on the climbs making it a Mountain Goat. It has a sturdy frame, which has 6061 Aluminium Alloy Double-Butted tubing making it strong on the descents. The frame angles are precisely dialed in to make it faster. It can surely help amateurs taste the podiums. It comes with internal cabling, which makes the frame look neat and clean
The Bike is fitted with a Coil Spring Suntour XCM HLO 80/100mm Fork which makes sure those hard bumps on the trails are absorbed by the suspension and not by the rider. It also comes with a lockout mechanism, which makes it very efficient for the rider to toggle the switch for suspension. We put the bike through some pretty devilish terrain and it treated our testers well
The Revox is equipped with a Shimano Altus 8-speed Derailleur and an entry level Shimano Tourney 3-speed front derailleur, the Drivetrain doesn’t get as smooth as the higher models of Shimano
but it is pretty crisp for amateurs with the rapid-fire SL-M310 Shifters doing its job pretty well
The Cassette has a range of teeth going up from 12 to 32 and the crankset with the 42/32/22 teeth chain rings, giving the rider a wide range of gear options. It also has an 8 speed long lasting KMC Chain which makes the gear shifting swift and efficient.
The 29” rims are double-walled, fitted with stainless steel spokes, a quick release 6-hole disc hub and the Schwalbe Smart Sam tires which is a fast rolling Tire and is also highly puncture resistant offering a good amount of grip for the tight corners and the rocky sections.
The bike is equipped with Shimano M315 Hydraulic Disc brakes with 160mm rotors front and back which can also be upgraded to 180mm ones if the rider requires higher stopping power for nailing fast technical descents.
The Cockpit of the bike is taken care by BGM Parts with a wide riser bar having 9mm rise and 15mm sweep. It comes with a Semi-integrated Headset with a 31.8mm clamp dia, Stem whose length ranges from 75mm to about 120mm, the width of the bars also change wrt the size of the bike ranging from 660mm to 700mm.
The Seat post is a 2 Bolt Design 27.2mm dia BGM Comp Seatpost sporting a BGM Comp Sport Saddle with foam fit technology
This Beauty is made in Cambodia with German Precision Design and CAD Shape Solutions. If you are looking at buying your first Mountain Bike and you want to hit those trails hard and get on some podiums as well, this is the bike you’d want but yes you’ll need an upgrade when the going gets tough
CRANK gives the bike a 4 out of 5 amongst its peers