stories • happenings • adventures

  The Tour Divide 2024 kicked off today! We love watching the ride play out and it’s even more fun when one of our own is racing. Revelate athlete, Ana Jager, is out there for her second Tour Divide (she won the women’s field in 2022). We have a great Q&A session we recorded with … [ Read More ]

In September of 2023, just as Adam and I were about to fly to La Paz, Bolivia, to start our Qhapaq Nan documentary project, Sarah Swallow sent us both a message on Instagram to gage our interest in participating in her Ruta del Jefe as social media creators. Admittedly I didn’t know much about the … [ Read More ]

I love local challenges. But one such backyard adventure just a few miles down the road from my house had me too intimidated for the past decade to attempt, “Dells in a Day” – riding all ~45 miles of trail in the most relentlessly technical trail network I’ve ever seen. The trails through the Granite … [ Read More ]

On the 28th January the third edition of New Zealand’s hardest bikepacking event, Tour Te Waipounamu (TTW) kicked off at 7am from remote Cape Farewell, the northernmost point of the South Island. Te Waipounamu is the indigenous name for New Zealand’s southern main island; a landform that is defined by the Southern Alps, which shape … [ Read More ]

I’m a big believer of the phrase “run what you bring”. I’ve never had the luxury of applying the N+1 equation into my life. When people ask me what the perfect bike is, I usually respond “one you can fit at least 2.1 tires and can take you from the city to the gnarliest mountain … [ Read More ]

  On the 28th January Revelate Designs Ambassador Mark Watson will be lining up with 59 other participants for the third edition of New Zealand’s hardest bikepacking race, the Tour Te Waipounamu. Mark’s one of only four people who have completed the race twice and is returning for a third attempt. With previous editions taking … [ Read More ]

Winter riding can be daunting even for the most seasoned riders. And when your first winter ride is also your first group ride, the stakes are even higher. Throw in the fact that the uninitiated is a young teenage boy, and the strength of character needed to complete such a ride becomes inspirational. Tuesday, 2nd … [ Read More ]

In March 2023 I rode the Iditarod Trail from Knik to Nome, crossing around 1,000 miles of Alaskan terrain over the course of three weeks, on what has got to be one of the most rewarding winter journeys anywhere in the world. The route was intimidating, but also exciting, since I learned a long time … [ Read More ]

15 years ago Revelate Designs was born from a desire to make exploring by bike better than ever before. It’s pretty wild to think how far we have come in the past decade and a half. We wouldn’t be where we are today withouth the support, feedback, and love for bikes that this community brings … [ Read More ]

Translated from Quechua, the ‘Royal Road’ once united all Andean communities from Colombia to Chile in an intricate road system of more than 30,000 km that in 2014 became an UNESCO World Heritage site.  Constructed by the Incas over several centuries and partly based on pre-Inca infrastructure, this extraordinary network through one of the world’s … [ Read More ]