Revolution Path 1 '16
- Revolution Path 1
- Rugged hybrid w/suspension fork
- Perfect for unpaved paths
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Revolution Path 1 '16
The Revolution Path is a more rugged style of hybrid bike.
If you're looking to ride more on unpaved cyclepaths where suspension forks will be a benefit, but you don't need a full-on mountain bike, the Revolution Path may well be right up your street.
SunTour Suspension fork
This forks' 75mm travel will soak up bumps and help deliver a more comfortable and controlled ride on rutted, gravel paths and cobbles. To put its 75mm travel into context, most mountain bike forks have between 80 and 200mm travel. SunTour are among the world's most respected suspension fork manufacturers. You'll find SunTour forks on similar (but more expensive) rugged hybrids from the top brands.
In line with the growing consensus that wider tyres are a blessing for most riders (more on this) our Path bikes are shod with name-brand Kenda 700x40 tyres.
- A 700x40 tyre is more than twice as cushioned as a road bike tyre yet around half the width and smoother rolling than a mountain bike tyre.
- 700x40 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.
Decent Gear Range
Shimano 3x7 EZ Fire levers click through the 21 gears to offer a decent range of gears (14-34 megarange freewheel).
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 Path, 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, will make 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 Path 1's Tektro V-brakes work well and are easy to adjust.
Every Revolution Courier 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 Path 1 Women's|
|Frame||Strongman 7005 aluminium alloy|
|Fork||SunTour M3030 suspension w/75mm travel. 1-1/8" unthreaded steerer|
|Headset||Aheadset, 1-1/8", steel|
|Stem||Kalloy alloy, black, 15-degree rise. 75mm extension (18 inch frame), 90mm (20 inch frame), 105mm (20 inch frame)|
|Handlebar||HL steel riser bar, black, 20mm rise, 6 degree bend, 25.4mm centre, 64cm wide|
|Grips||Velo Kraton rubber|
|Saddle||DDK comfort saddle on Kalloy 350x27.2mm micro-adjust seatpost|
|Brakes||Tektro 837 V-brakes - forged aluminium|
|Brake Levers||Shimano ST-EF41|
|Rims||Strongman 32h double-wall alloy rims with CNC sidewalls and single eyelets|
|Front Hub||Formula alloy with Allen key security skewers|
|Rear Hub||Formula alloy, threaded for freewheel. Allen key security skewers. 135mm O.L.D.|
|Tyres||Kenda K934 700x40 with Kevlar Shield puncture protection belt|
|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-TY300 Tourney|
|Gear Shifters||Shimano ST-EF41 3x7 EZ-Fire|
|Shimano 7-speed, 14-34t|
|Weight||14.3kg based on weighing a 20-inch Revolution Path 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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