The Revolt Super X has been around for a long, long time, but it’s still a decent summer all rounder. We were slightly surprised at the relatively slow speed trap results, but it’s still a much faster tyre than your average knobbly and certainly feels rapid on the trail.
The centre strip gives predictable traction for climbing and braking and the rounded carcass also rolls nicely into and out of corners. There’s enough medial and buttressed shoulder tread to throw it in pretty hard too, and it slides controllably if you overload it anyway. The low, wide-spaced tread cleans fast in muddy conditions too, so you’re more likely to find at least occasional grip than you are with deeper treaded tyres here.
Bontrager sent us the full tubeless version, which is why the weight looks high, but standard versions are in the light and lively low 500g area. Prices are very good through the range too.