truly excellent spec for the money including rock shox's very highly rated revalation sl team dual air forks and avid elixir 5 brakes for less than seven hundred quid! only in 16" and 20"
Revolution Triad Zero
Our brand new long-travel trail hardtail stands out in a number of respects. It comes with RockShox' legendary 150mm-travel Revelation forks with a Maxle thru-axle, a SRAM X.7/X.9 1:1 transmission and Avid Elixir hydraulic disc brakes. At under 30lbs it's lighter than competing trail hardtails. At under a grand, it costs less too.
Rockshox Revelation SL Dual Air 'Stiff, smooth, simple to use and very reliable: it might not be a new fork, but this multiple test winner is still the best trail fork around.' bikeradar.com
We defy you to find another sub-£1,000 bike that comes with this fork which retails for around £500.
The Revelation's 150mm travel obliged us to create a brand new frame with squared tubing at the business end to reinforce the top tube/down tube intersection.
The same logic impelled us to spec a front wheel that employs the Maxle Lite 20mm thru-axle. Threaded directly into the Revelation's fork end, the Maxle Lite doesn't just stiffen up the fork/wheel interface, it's also amazingly satisfying to operate. Use the Maxle once and you will never want to revert to spindly QRs or fiddly nuts to secure/remove your MTB's front wheel.
Other spec highlights include the Mavic/Shimano wheels shod with Continental 26x2.2” tyres and the SRAM X.7/X.9 transmission.
Avid Elixir has taken MTB braking technology to a new level. Thanks to its innovative TaperBore master cylinder, the lightest touch of the lever is all that's required to scrub your speed.
The FSA handlebars and the short beefy stem sharpens up the steering response.
The Triad's sub-30lb hardtail nimbleness means it's still good for romping up hill. To sum up, this Triad is a tool that will help you zero in on the best line to take. It truly is the ultimate hardcore hardtail.
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Frame 7005 Alloy
Fork Rock Shox, Revelation SL Team Dual Air, 150mm
Headset 1.1/8” Aheadset / Revolution Top Cap
Shifters SRAM, X7 Triggers
Rear Mech SRAM, X9
Front Mech SRAM, X7
Chainset Truvativ, Stylo 3.2, 42/32/22t, 175mm
Bottom Bracket Truvativ, GXP External BB Cups
Chain KMC, HG-53
Freewheel Shimano, CS-HG50-9, 11-28t, 9sp
Hubs Formula, Front 32h, 20mm, 6-Bolt/Shimano, M475, 32h, QR, 6-Bolt
Rims Mavic, XM317 Disc Rims
Spokes Steel, Black/14G Brass Nipples
Tyres Continental, Mountain King, 26” x 2.2
Brakes Avid, Elixir 5, Hydraulic Discs 185mm Front/ Rear
Brake Levers Avid, Elixir 5
Handlebar FSA, XC, Alloy, Black, 620mm x 18mm and 4 Degree Sweep, 9 Degree Sweep, Rise, 31.8
Stem Revolution, Black, 80mm, 10 Degree Rise, 31.8
Grips/Bar Tape Velo, Kraton
Saddle Revolution, Trail Series
Seat Post Kalloy, XC-60
Seat Clamp Quick Release
Pedals Wellgo, w/Clips & Straps