Revolution Cross 0 '16  £249.00 @ Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative
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Revolution Cross 0 '16 £249.00 @ Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative

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Found 15th Jul 2016
Introductory offer, seems like a solid, low maintenance bike for commuting/getting around. Single speed (but not fixed), drop bars and wide tyres for comfort, high spoke count wheels and simple rim brakes. Could be a good choice if you don't live somewhere especially hilly.

I've had a Revolution hybrid for about 10 years now and it's taken a lot of abuse. Maybe not the most advanced, but solid and dependable.
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Looks pretty basic component wise, wouldn't pay any more than this if I was in the market for a single speed drop bar bike
I've got one of these bikes and for the money it's an excellent choice. It's pretty stealthy and understated, perfect if you want to lock it up outside without attracting too much unwanted attention. The wider tyres are also a lot more comfortable than what you would find on a typical road bike.
Looks like a good deal. But it's not light ( not that I care ) and if you don't get the chain tension right ( a fiddly operation ) you can get the chain jumping off and jamming the wheel. The "hassle /maintenance free " claim is a bit of a myth really.
To find out if you'll like a single-speed bike, simply keep your existing bike in one gear and ride around on it for a few hours. Having fun...?
Think I'd take the courier for the same price.
How is this a deal? £250 for a basic single speed is too much.
​I used a single fixed for years due to "lack of maintenance" and whilst its not nothing its a damn lot less than gearing through the winter.

chain tensioning is easy, why would you be removing it often anyway? it has to be pretty damn loose to come off anyway. With easy (large rear) gearing it needs to be right up inside the dropouts to get the chain off too.

for the rest, some bikes have a chain tensioner in the dropouts, or you could just go the spring loaded roller route.

its worth noting to people that you will require a spanner to repair a tyre / punctures, unless you patch the tube whilst its on the frame. you can get spanners that mount on the bottle bosses. dispatch 2010 had one included if you want to look.
If you look around bike shops (and online) at the end of the year you can sometimes get an ALU+carbon fork model for about this price.

I've commuted thousands of hilly miles (and raced some) on my old Trek Dispatch 2010 that I got for 250, Spesh does the Langster which is a decent choice.
Muig1972

To find out if you'll like a single-speed bike, simply keep your existing … To find out if you'll like a single-speed bike, simply keep your existing bike in one gear and ride around on it for a few hours. Having fun...?


it needs to be fixed gear, thats where fun starts

http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/Home-15-07-16/Revolution-CROSS-Homepage-banner.png

11.3kg based on weighing a 55cm Revolution Cross 0 without pedals

Edited by: "rodman" 18th Jul 2016
rodman

it needs to be fixed gear, thats where fun starts11.3kg based on weighing … it needs to be fixed gear, thats where fun starts11.3kg based on weighing a 55cm Revolution Cross 0 without pedals


I've never understood the attraction of fixed wheel bike, but then I think 24 gears is about right for a road bike.
Cold from me, when there are lighter proper road bikes for around this price then I can't see why you'd go for this. Of all the maintenance I do through a winter on my bike, the gears aren't really a big issue. If you want single speed then just leave it in one gear!
rodman

it needs to be fixed gear, thats where fun starts11.3kg based on weighing … it needs to be fixed gear, thats where fun starts11.3kg based on weighing a 55cm Revolution Cross 0 without pedals



"Easy climbing gears"

More like gear, no?
rugman

Looks pretty basic component wise, wouldn't pay any more than this if I … Looks pretty basic component wise, wouldn't pay any more than this if I was in the market for a single speed drop bar bike


I'll echo that thought. 250 quid is just too much for a sigle speed bike.
winchman

Think I'd take the courier for the same price.



I agree with this, but some people like the cross versions - each to their own.

I have a Courier Pursuit (2013 model) and it's been a great bike. Had a lot of bike for the money and I have had no issues with it. Not the lightest of hybrids, but fine for commuting and weekend cycles, also very good on canal paths. Would recommend Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative highly as well, very helpful in store if you have any issues or need advice.
I love my Revolution CycloCross, as stated already heavy but also solid and understated.
SFconvert

Cold from me, when there are lighter proper road bikes for around this … Cold from me, when there are lighter proper road bikes for around this price then I can't see why you'd go for this. Of all the maintenance I do through a winter on my bike, the gears aren't really a big issue. If you want single speed then just leave it in one gear!



​Please show us some examples then?
MrHot

​Please show us some examples then?



​Triban 500 is £250. Lighter and with gears !
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