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Revolution Cross 0 '16

  • Revolution Cross 0
  • Singlespeed drop bar road bike
  • Cross bike inspired road bike
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Revolution Cross 0

The Revolution Cross 0 combines cross bike versatility with singlespeed simplicity.

Such simplicity helps make the Cross 0 the lightest weight and lowest maintenance, and one of the lowest priced adult bikes in our whole range.

Cross bike inspired
The Revolution Cross 0 is inspired by cyclo-cross bikes. That is it's a drop bar road bike, but with extra clearance for wider tyres.

Wide Tyres
In line with the growing consensus that wider tyres are a blessing for most riders (more on this) our Cross bikes are shod with name-brand Kenda 700x35 tyres.

  • A 700x35 tyre is effectively twice as wide as a road bike tyre yet around half the width and smoother rolling than a mountain bike tyre.
  • 700x35 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.
  • The Shield Kevlar belt beneath the tread makes the tyre extra puncture resistant.

Single speed simplicity
The absence of gear mechanisms, gear levers and multiple chainrings and cogs reduces the bike’s weight, price and complexity and makes for the quietest bike you've ever ridden. For more information on the joys of riding singlespeeds and fixies, visit our blog.

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.

Frame and Fork
As with any bike we start with the frame and fork.

  • 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.
  • The rigid steel fork is stronger than any carbon fork, it's lighter than any suspension fork and it will never require servicing

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 informs us that this particular shade (called 30% matt black) adheres to frame tubing better than any other, and 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.

Better Wheels
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-£500) bikes. On most models, including every Revolution Cross, 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. Going to these lengths makes us pretty confident that our wheels are the hardiest you'll get on a bike around this price.

Track Nuts
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 track nuts, which require a spanner to remove, makes you feel that bit more confident about leaving your bike locked up outside.

Excellent Brakes
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 Cross 1's Tektro Oryx cantilever brakes are proven cross bike performers that allow plenty mudguard clearance.

Every Revolution Cross bike comes with the eyelets and clearance required to take full-length mudguards and a rear rack, to make it even more versatile for everyday use. If you would like mudguards, rack or anything else fitted to your Revolution bike, please ask when you order the bike, and we'll waive the normal fitting charge.

Maintaining Standards
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 ever 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.

Road Bike Sizing Guide.


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Revolution Cross 0
FrameStrongman 7005 aluminium alloy
ForkStrongman hi-tensile steel with 1-1/8" unthreaded steerer
ColourMatt Black
HeadsetAheadset, 1-1/8", steel
StemKalloy alloy, matt black, 7 degree rise. 90mm extension (52cm frame), 105mm (55-58cm frame)
HandlebarKalloy alloy, matt black, 31.8mm centre. Width: 40cm (52cm frame), 42cm (55cm frame), 44cm (58cm frame)
Grips/TapeVelo black tape with silicone gel padding
SaddleDDK comfort saddle on Kalloy 350x27.2mm micro-adjust seatpost
BrakesTektro RX-1 Mini V-brakes, forged aluminium
Brake LeversTektro RL-520 for V-brakes, forged aluminium
RimsStrongman 32h double-wall, single eyeletted alloy rims with CNC sidewalls
Front HubFormula alloy with track nuts
Rear HubFormula alloy, threaded for freewheel and track nuts. 110mm O.L.D.
TyresKenda 700x35 with Kevlar Shield puncture-resistant belts
CranksetProwheel 546 PP Pro with 46t steel chainring, 3/32 inch, double chainguard. 170mm alloy crankarms
Bottom BracketSquare Taper, Semi-Cartridge Bearings
ChainKMC Z-610 3/32 inch
PedalsWellgo w/boron steel axle and nylon body
Gear MechsNone
Gear ShiftersNone
FreewheelDNP 18t. 3/32 inch
Weight11.3kg based on weighing a 55cm Revolution Cross 0 without pedals
Be aware that bicycle specifications can change without notice so please regard our published weights as an honest but approximate guide.


Our suppliers reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative will do all it can to maintain prices and specifications on this web site, however we do reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Similarly, despite the wonders of modern computers, it is realistic to expect the colour of any item bought to differ subtly from the image online.

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Q. Can you attach splash guards to the bike? Also, what is the warranty for it. Thank you in advance!
A. mudguards are easily fitted and we’d recommend SKS P45 full wrap round guards for best protection. The warranty on the bike is lifetime on the frame and one year on the components against manufacturing defects.
Q. Can this be configured for fixed gear riding? If so would that be as a flipflop hub or by changing free wheel to fixed?
A. You could configure this for fixed gear riding if you purchased and fitted a fixed gear or flip flop hub of the required width.  The hub is 110mm OLD and is threaded for a freewheel, not fixed so you will need to replace it.
Q. What is the smallest tyre that can be fitted onto the wheels? I am considering buying a Cross 0 '16 as a training bike and would need it to accept a 23mm trainer tyre.
A. Thanks for your email, fitting a 23mm tyre would not really be recommended we would advise these wheels could go down to a 25mm tyre and no further due to the width of the rim. 
Q. Hi what size would you recommend for a rider 5ft 11 55 or 58?
A. As Im sure you are aware you are right in the middle of the two sizes and could probably get away with either.  The smaller would give you a more upright relaxed position on the bike whilst the larger would give you a more aggressive flat-backed position.  It ultimately comes down to personal preference.  If possible we would recommend coming into store and trying the two different sizes out.

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