Revolution Country 2 '16
- Revolution Country 2
- Great value touring bike
- Ready equipped with mudguards and rack
|Black||52cm||Now Only £499.00 Was £599.00||In Stock|
|Black||55cm||Now Only £499.00 Was £599.00||In Stock|
|Black||58cm||Now Only £499.00 Was £599.00||In Stock|
Revolution Country 2 '16
This is our Revolution Country touring bike upgraded with one of the best proven sets of disc brakes for bikes with drop handlebars - TRP Spyre.
TRP Spyre disc brakes
TRP (Tektro Racing Products) Spyre disc brakes deliver confidence-inspiring all-weather performance.
Unlike the majority of mechanical disc brakes, which only have one moving piston, TRP Spyre disc brakes have two. Both pistons move equally against the rotor. The result: more consistent and even braking performance, less likelihood of brake rub and less maintenance required.
'TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes are the best non-hydraulic road bike and cyclo-cross stoppers we've used.' road.cc.
The Benefits of Disc Brakes on a Road Bike
Proven for over a decade on mountain bikes and better quality hybrids, the benefits of disc brakes are now becoming more and more recognised on road bikes. Moving the brakes from the mud and rain-attracting wheel rims to the relatively clean hubs makes for an improvement in the brakes’ all-weather all-conditions performance. Disc brake pads are much harder so they last much longer. That's why disc brakes tend to need far less maintenance compared with rim brakes - they don't require such frequent adjustment to compensate for brake pad wear. The wheel rims should also last much longer now that they are no longer being worn down by the brake pads.
Same as Revolution Country 1
Our Revolution Country Traveller is a great value touring bike.
That is, it's a drop handlebar road bike, specially adapted with the braze-on eyelets and extra clearance required to take its cantilever brakes, mudguards, pannier rack and 700x32 tyres. Its touring geometry makes a Revolution Country feel comfortable and stable - even when fully laden. Ride a Revolution Country sans panniers, you’ll discover that it doubles as a nippy commuter or outdoor exercise bike.
Our very first own-brand bicycle was a touring bike called the Country. This latest model continues a proud tradition going back to 1985.
- 7005 aluminium frame - this is one of the strongest alloys used in bicycle frame construction, so it can be safely built thinner walled and lightweight.
- Shimano's Claris STI gear shifters with Shimano Acera rear mech (an upgrade from the Country 1's Altus rear derailleur) deliver precise 3x8 gear shifting.
- The SunTour touring chainset with 28/38/48 chainrings and the 11-34t Shimano 8-speed cassette offer a good range of gears.
- Kenda 700 x 32 Kevlar Inside tyres are sure-footed and pacey and they offer an extra level of puncture resistance.
- The Kalloy alloy 31.8mm-centre bars are wrapped in comfy shock-damping gel-cushioned Velo tape.
- The handlebars are sized to correspond with bike frame size - 40cm (52cm frame), 42cm (55cm frame) and 44cm (58cm frame).
- Fitted with chromoplastic mudguards and a stable, 4-point-fitting alloy pannier rack.
- The comfortable, lightweight DDK saddle is clamped to an industry-standard 350x27.2mm micro-adjustable seatpost.
- As with every Revolution bicycle you can purchase a Country Traveller confident in the knowledge that its frame and its components are covered by our lifetime warranty against any material or manufacturing defects.
The devil is in the detail - more reasons why this bike is great.
Shimano STI Dual Control Shifters
Shimano Dual Control shifters integrate the gear levers with the brake levers. Shimano call this style of lever STI, which means Shimano Total Integration. STI allows you to shift through the gears without taking your hands off the brake hoods, so you experience no loss of control or momentum when you change gear. When gear shifting becomes this simple, it becomes as unconscious as taking breath. Making gear changing this easy means you're more likely to be in the right gear - that is the gear that allows you to pedal at the cadence (RPM) that most suits you, whatever the terrain, whatever your level of fitness.
Shimano Claris is a true STI (Shimano Total Integration) Dual Control setup with finger-operated levers (as opposed to the down-shift button Shimano employ on their Tourney and 2300 shifters). Claris shifters therefore offer the same familiar action as Shimano's proven Sora, Tiagra, 105, Ultegra and Dura-Ace shifters.
Check any road race. Drop bars have been around for over 100 years and have never been superseded. Drops have retained their popularity because they remain the original multi-position handlebar. You can ride with your hands comfortably perched on the bar tops or the brake lever hoods whilst spinning along. Alternatively you can ride with your hands lower on the drops to reduce wind resistance. Moving your hands from the top of the bars to the drops via the brake hoods gives you relief from riding in the same position. Changing position gives different muscle groups and joints a rest whilst bringing others into play. This versatility makes drop bars more comfortable for most people on longer rides than mountain bike bars, which only offer one hand position.
Revolution Bikes - what's new for 2016?
Revolution bikes have always been about making quality bikes more affordable.
We have taken this philosophy to another level for 2016 by simplifying the range yet making it better.
We've achieved this alchemy by taking away the superfluous, then putting the money back into the essentials.
As with any bike we start with the frame.
- 7005-series aluminium alloy frame. This alloy frame helps make the bike light enough to ride uphill without too much effort. Even if you're only moderately fit. Yet it's built strong and true so it comes with a lifetime warranty.
- 7005 aluminium is one of the strongest alloys used in bicycle frame construction, so it can be safely built thinner walled and lighter weight.
Fewer Frame Decals
The more transfers and stickers we request on a frame, the higher the cost. That's why we reduced the number of frame decals to the minimum required to register the bike's CE-compliance and to remind you of the bike model's name when admirers ask.
Good enough for Henry Ford
Every adult Revolution 2016 bike has exactly the same matt black paint finish. Again, this saves on costs, compared with offering a choice of colours.
Better still, the factory paint shop told us that this particular shade (called 30% matt black) adheres to frame tubing better than any other and that it's less likely to mark or chip, making it the hardest-wearing finish they offer.
A side benefit of going for a sober utilitarian finish, rather than bling, is that it's less likely to attract the attention of opportunist bike thieves.
Feedback from our shops' service departments informs us that wheel repairs and replacements are among the most common fixes required - especially on less expensive (sub-£600) bikes. On most models, including every Revolution Country, the wheel is built with a stronger double-wall aluminium rim, which is eyeletted to reinforce the all-important high-stress area where the spoke nipple slots into the rim.
To ensure maximum wheel longevity, every Revolution bike wheel is built with 32 or 36 spokes, making the rim more capable of taking a pothole hit than a wheel with fewer spokes.
The Country 2's cassette freehub makes for a stronger rear wheel than a conventional threaded-for-freewheel hub because the axle is better balanced by the more-outboard right-hand bearings. With its cones and bearings equidistant from the centre of the axle, the freehub has helped make broken rear axles history. Going to these lengths makes us pretty confident that our wheels are the hardiest you'll get on a bike around this price.
Allen Key Security Skewers
While our bikes are used for all types of riding from day trips to charity rides to tours, we know that a Revolution bike is most often used as an everyday workhorse for getting around the towns, cities and villages where most of us live. Given that easily-removable bike parts do get knicked, it made sense for us to do away with quick release levers. Knowing your wheels are secured with Allen key skewers, will make you feel that bit more confident about leaving your bike locked up outside.
- In line with the growing consensus that wider tyres are a blessing for most riders (more on this) our Country touring bikes are shod with name-brand Kenda 700x32 tyres.
- Wider than road bike tyres, slimmer and smoother rolling than mountain bike tyres, 700x32 tyres help create the perfect all-rounder bike that can offer speed potential on good roads, grip on dirt roads and cushioning on cobbles.
- The Kenda tyres we select are treaded, making them more grippy yet smoother rolling on the road than a traditional knobbly cross tyre.
- A Kevlar Shield belt beneath the tread makes the tyre extra puncture resistant.
Frequently spotted on 4-figure bikes, we know Tektro brakes to be sound and reliable so we spec them on every Revolution bike.
The Revolution Country's full-length mudguards and rear rack make it even more versatile for everyday use.
Revolution might be our house brand, but we can reassure you that we go to great lengths to make our bikes as standardised as possible.
That's why the comfortable DKK saddle is fitted to the most common size of micro-adjust alloy seatpost - 27.2mm diameter. That's why the fork steerer/headset is also the most common size - one and an eighth inch (28.6mm) diameter. That's why the frame's 68mm bottom bracket shell is threaded to take a regular bottom bracket. That way if you do have to swap, replace or upgrade a part in years to come, we're confident you'll be able to source it from near-any bicycle shop with minimum fuss.
|Revolution Country 2|
|Frame||Strongman 7005 aluminium alloy|
|Fork||Strongman Hi-Tensile Steel with 1-1/8" unthreaded steerer|
|Headset||Ahead Set, 1-1/8", Steel|
|Stem||Kalloy alloy, matt black, 7 degree rise. 70mm extension (52cm frame), 90mm (55cm frame), 110mm (58cm frame)|
|Handlebar||Kalloy alloy, matt black, 31.8mm centre. Width: 40cm (52cm frame), 42cm (55cm frame), 44cm (58cm frame)|
|Tape||Velo black tape with silicone gel padding, black plastic end plugs|
|Saddle||DDK comfort saddle on Kalloy 350x27.2mm micro-adjust seatpost|
|Brakes||TRP Spyre C mechanical disc brakes|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Claris ST-2400/3 Dual Control|
|Rims||Strongman 32h double-wall alloy rims with CNC sidewalls and single eyelets|
|Front Hub||Formula alloy for 6-bolt disc. Allen key security skewer|
|Rear Hub||Formula alloy cassette freehub for 6-bolt disc. Allen key security skewer|
|Tyres||Kenda K197 700x32 with Kevlar Inside puncture-resistant belts|
|Crankset||SR Suntour XCE, 48/38/28T, 170mm alloy crankarms|
|Bottom Bracket||Square Taper, Semi-Cartridge Bearings|
|Pedals||Wellgo w/boron steel axle and nylon body|
|Front Mech||Shimano Claris ST-2403|
|Rear Mech||Shimano Acera RD-M360|
|Gear Shifters||Shimano Claris ST-2400/3 STI 3x8|
|Cassette||Shimano CS-HG31 8-speed, 11-34t|
|Carrier||Standwell Alloy Pannier Rack, w/ Straps|
|Mudguards||Full Chromoplastic Mudguards with stainless steel stays|
|Weight||14.1kg based on weighing a 55cm Revolution Country 2 without pedals|
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