Revolution Cross 1 '16
- Revolution Cross 1
- 21-speed drop bar cross bike
- Shimano STI cross bike
|Black||52cm||Now Only £299.00 Was £399.00||In Stock|
|Black||55cm||Now Only £299.00 Was £399.00||In Stock|
|Black||58cm||Now Only £299.00 Was £399.00||In Stock|
Revolution Cross 1
The Revolution Cross 1 is our cross-inspired road bike upgraded with Shimano STI 21-speed gear shifting.
Upgrades from Revolution Cross0
- While we love the purity of a single speed, most of us appreciate a decent range of gears to make it easier to get up hills and to go faster on the flat.
- This bike delivers with Shimano ST-AO70/3 3x7 (21-speed) STI gear shifters and mechs.
- Both wheels are fitted with Allen key security skewers.
STI means Shimano Total Integration.
- The gear shifter is integrated with the brake lever to make it easy to change gear when your hands are comfortably positioned on the brake hoods.
- The right hand lever pivots inwards to select bigger rear cogs (lower gears), or you click the thumb-shift button to move the chain to a smaller sprocket (higher gears)
- Similarly, simply nudge the left hand brake lever inwards, around 20 degrees, to shift to a bigger chainring. Click the thumb-shift button, conveniently positioned behind the brake lever, to shift back to a smaller chainring.
- ST-AO70/3 might be Shimano's least expensive STI set, but this is a sophisticated pair of levers that retails for £100.
Same as Revolution Cross 0
Cross bike inspired
The Revolution Cross 1 is inspired by cyclo-cross bikes. That is it's a drop bar road bike, but with extra clearance for wider 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.
Drop bars have been proven for over a century as the ultimate multi-position handlebar, designed to make cycling less fatiguing.
Drop bars help you ride more efficiently and more comfortably by enabling you to change your riding position as follows.
- Hands on the brake hoods for general riding.
- Hands on the drops to help overcome head winds.
- Hands on the tops for relaxing, chatting and making the most of the tail winds.
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 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 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.
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, makes you feel that bit more confident about leaving your bike locked up outside.
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.
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 Cross 1|
|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. 90mm (52cm frame), 105mm (55-58cm frame)|
|Handlebar||Kalloy alloy, matt black, 31.8mm centre. Width: 40cm (52cm frame), 42cm (55cm frame), 44cm (58cm frame)|
|Bar tape||Velo black tape with silicone gel padding,|
|Saddle||DDK comfort saddle on Kalloy 350x27.2mm micro-adjust seatpost|
|Brakes||Tektro 992A Oryx Cantilever Brake, forged aluminum|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Tourney ST-A070/3|
|Rims||Strongman 32h double-wall alloy rims with CNC sidewalls and single eyelets|
|Front Hub||Formula alloy with Allen key security skewer|
|Rear Hub||Formula alloy, threaded for freewheel. 135mm O.L.D. Allen key security skewer|
|Tyres||Kenda K146 700x35 with Kevlar Shield puncture-resistant belts|
|Crankset||SR Suntour XCC, 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 Tourney FD-A073|
|Rear Mech||Shimano Tourney RD-A070|
|Gear Shifters||Shimano Tourney ST-A070/3, 3x7-speed|
|Freewheel||Shimano 7-speed, 14-28t|
|Weight||12.6kg based on weighing a 55cm Revolution Cross 1 without pedals|
|Be aware that bicycle specifications can change without notice so please regard our published weights as an honest but approximate guide.|
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