Revolution Hybrid 2 Women's '16
- Revolution Hybrid 2
- Best selling women's commuter bike
- Mudguard and rack equipped
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Revolution Hybrid 2
Looking for a smart everyday bicycle with a traditional step-through frame for women? A bike for getting around town, and equally perfect for escaping it?
The Revolution Hybrid 2 was made to multi task.
- The wheels, the V-brakes and, of course, the frame are all aluminium alloy for light weight and strength.
- The 35mm-wide 700c tyres are faster than 65mm-wide knobblies, more cushioned than 23mm-wide road tyres.
- Shimano EZ Fire levers click through the 18 gears.
- Mudguards fend off road splash and help keep clothes clean.
- A sturdy alloy pannier rack carries loads, so you won't have to carry them on your back.
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.
To ensure maximum wheel longevity, our Revolution Hybrid wheels are built with 36 spokes, making the rim more capable of taking a pothole hit than a wheel with fewer spokes.
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.
- In line with the growing consensus that wider tyres are a blessing for most riders (more on this) our Hybrid bikes are shod with name-brand Kenda 700x35 tyres.
- Wider than road bike tyres, slimmer and smoother rolling than mountain bike tyres, 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.
Frequently spotted on 4-figure bikes, we know Tektro brakes to be sound and reliable so we spec them on every Revolution bike. The Hybrid's Tektro V-brakes work well and are easy to adjust.
Revolution Hybrid bikes comes ready fitted with front and rear 3/4-length mudguards to prevent road splash, which help ensure you arrive clean and presentable whenever you travel by bike.
The Revolution Hybrid saddle's sitbone cushioning helps banish bruised buns while the cutaway in the middle minimises contact and hence reduces the pressure that can cause saddle discomfort.
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 Hybrid 2 Women's|
|Frame||Strongman 7005 aluminium alloy women's step-through|
|Fork||Strongman hi-tensile steel with 1-1/8" threaded steerer|
|Headset||Standard 1-1/8", steel,|
|Stem||HL steel, black, 40-degree rise. 100mm extension|
|Handlebar||HL steel riser bar, black, 40mm rise, 10 degree backsweep, 25.4mm centre, 62cm wide|
|Grips||Velo Kraton rubber|
|Saddle||DDK comfort saddle on Kalloy 350x27.2mm micro-adjust seatpost|
|Brakes||Tektro 837 V-brake - forged aluminium|
|Brake Levers||Shimano ST-EF41|
|Rims||Strongman 36h single-wall alloy rims|
|Front Hub||Formula alloy with track nuts|
|Rear Hub||Formula alloy threaded for freewheel and track nuts|
|Tyres||Kenda K830 700x35|
|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 FD-TX51 Tourney|
|Rear Mech||Shimano RD-TY21 Tourney|
|Gear Shifters||Shimano ST-EF41 3x6 EZ-Fire|
|Shimano 6-speed, 14-28t|
|Mudguards||Full-length chromoplastic mudguards with stainless steel stays|
|Carrier||Standwell SW-CA012 aluminium alloy rack with black powder coat|
|Weight||13.8kg based on weighing an 18-inch Revolution Hybrid 2 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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