Revolution Cross Pro '12
- Carbon fork and Shimano Tiagra 2x10 gearing.
- This is the finest quality, lightest weight Revolution cyclo-cross bike.
- The brushed aluminium frame makes it our most handsome Cross.
|Brushed||52cm||Was £849.99 Now Only £499.99||In Stock|
|Brushed||55cm||Was £849.99 Now Only £499.99||In Stock|
|Brushed||58cm||Was £849.99 Now Only £499.99||In Stock|
Revolution Cross Pro
With its carbon fork and Shimano Tiagra 2x10 gearing, this is our finest quality, lightest weight Cross.
Upgrades from Revolution Cross Sport
- A carbon fork is a smart route to reducing weight and enhancing comfort.
- Shimano Tiagra shifters and mechs have not only been upgraded to 2x10, the levers are more ergonomic and the shifting is even closer to Shimano 105 level.
- Even the brushed aluminium lacquered finish saves weight compared with painting the frame.
- Lighter weight FSA Gossamer 36/46 compact chainset.
Same as Revolution Cross Sport
- Lightweight 7005 aluminium frame.
- Eyelets front and rear make it easy to fit mudguards and rack if required.
- Maxxis Raze 700x35 - a cyclo-cross racing tyre with a fast-rolling centre ridge and widely spaced side lugs to shed mud. Its slightly softer compound remains pliable in cold conditions. Its stout casing helps maintain integrity at low pressures.
- Shimano Dual Control levers deliver perfect gear shifts via a nudge of the brake lever.
This bike was inspired by the recent re-emergence of cyclo-cross - i.e. multi lap races held on short, grassy (often muddy) courses. With their dropped handlebars and 700c tyres, Cyclo-cross machines look like road bikes, at least superficially. However a Cyclo-cross frame has more clearance so it's less likely to get clogged with mud between the tyre and frame. This clearance enables the tyres to be wider and more knobbly while still leaving room to accept a pair of full length mudguards should you want to fit them. (Better still, if you ask us to fit the mudguards when you order the bike, we will waive the normal fitting charge.) The wider range of gears means the Cross can handle short, sharp climbs and descents over rough terrain. Cantilever brakes are spec'd for their extra mud clearance and their easy-maintenance efficiency.
The main reason for creating our own Cross bike, however, is because there's a demand for such a versatile bike for general use. For instance a commute, a day trip, a tour or a holiday may well take in stretches of road interspersed with off-road sections and short cuts. If this sounds like your kind of riding, and you prefer drop bars to flat, you're a candidate for the Cross.
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|Frame||7005 Series Aluminium cyclocross frame with Compact Gearing|
|Rigid Forks||Revolution Cross Series Carbon Blades with QR Drop Outs|
|Headset||1.1/8” Threadless with Black Cable Hanger|
|Handlebar||Revolution Cross Series, Compact, Alloy, 420mm, 31.8mm, Black|
|Brake Calipers||Tektro CR-720 Cantilevers|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Tiagra 4600 Series|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA, MegaExo External BB System|
|Cassette (Rear Cogs)||Shimano Tiagra 4600 Series, 10 Speed, 12-28t|
|Chain||Shimano Tiagra 4601, 10 Speed|
|Crank||FSA, Gossamer Cross Chainset, 46/36t, Black, 52cm = 170mm, 55cm = 172.5mm-, 58cm = 175mm|
|Derailleur Front||Shimano Tiagra 4600 Series|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano Tiagra 4600 Series, Short Cage|
|Shifter(s)||Shimano Tiagra 4600 Series|
|Seat Post||Revolution, Alloy, Black, 27.2mm, 350mm|
|Stem||Revolution Cross Series, -7 Degree Rise, 31.8, 52cm = 90mm, 55cm = 90mm, 58cm = 105mm, Alloy, Black|
|Hubs||Formula 28h Front, 32h Rear, QR, Black, Alloy|
|Rims||Revolution, Alloy, Double Wall, 28h Front, 32h Rear|
|Spokes||Steel Black / 14G Brass Nipples|
|Tyres (Front & Back)||Maxxis, Raze 700x35c, Black|
|Grips||Velo, Perforated Bar Tape, Black|
|Saddle||Selle Royal, Viper|
This weight is based upon one example of this bike. We weighed the complete bike as you would receive it, complete with pedals and EN / BS-approved reflectors and bell.
5 / 5
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|Absolutely brilliant bike for such a good price. It is brilliant for cycling off road, and on but if you think you will be riding this bike mostly on the road then all you need to do is switch the tyres from the brilliant Maxxis Raze to some slicks. The carbon fork makes the bike a lot more comfortable and even though I doubted the use of cantilever brakes I found that they shed mud really well making the braking power in muddy trails great. Visually the bike looks stunning and my first planned upgrade is only to get rid of the standard pedals with toe clips, for a pair of spds or crank bros. My only area for improvement is that the lowest gear can be a struggle to get along with on the steeper hills, but this really isn't a major issue because of the weight of the bike. I have also found that the shimano tiagra 2 by 10 gearing is very smooth and operates well in muddy conditions so riding this bike in winter really shouldn't be a worry. I would recommend this bike to anyone looking for a cheap but very good cx bike and perhaps to someone who is looking to start racing like myself. So I suggest you buy this bike.|