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Revolution Path 3 '16

  • Revolution Path 3
  • Rugged hybrid w/suspension fork
  • Quality hydraulic disc brakes
 
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Revolution Path 3 '16

This is our dirt-track-capable, suspension fork hybrid bike upgraded the best way we know how - with self-adjusting Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, famed equally for their fingertip control and for requiring so little maintenance. In fact many Tektro hydraulic disc owners have found these brakes to be maintenance free, apart from, perhaps, a change of pads at the bike's annual service.

Why you should consider a bike with high quality hydraulic disc brakes

  • Hydraulic disc brakes are mechanically more efficient than cable-operated brakes when it comes to that essential function of bicycle brakes - the pads engage and release more efficiently.
  • The braking is more controlled and modulated so you quickly get a feel for the lever pull required whether you need to lightly scrub your speed or come to an emergency stop.
  • Automatic pad adjustment - even when the pads do wear down, they maintain an optimal distance from the brake rotor so brake performance isn't compromised.
  • Another significant factor is that hydraulic hoses, unlike cables, are not prone to fraying, rusting, kinking and breaking. This fundamental difference helps explain why hydraulic brakes require far less maintenance and adjustment than cable-operated brakes.
  • Moving the brakes from the mud and rain-attracting wheel rims to the relatively clean hubs make for an improvement in the brakes' all-weather all-conditions performance.
  • Disc brake pads are much harder so they last much longer.
  • Your wheel rims should also last much longer now that they are no longer worn down by the brake pads.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes are generally accepted as the best and the most widely adopted improvement in bicycle technology we've seen over the past 15 years.

More Upgrades over the Revolution Path 1

  • The Path 3's cassette freehub makes for a stronger rear wheel than a conventional threaded-for-freewheel hub because the axle is better balanced by the more-outboard right-hand bearings. With its cones and bearings equidistant from the centre of the axle, the freehub has helped make broken rear axles history.
  • 8-speed cassette with 12-32 cogs for smoother shifting.

Same as Revolution Path 1

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.

Wide Tyres
In line with the growing consensus that wider tyres are a blessing for most riders (more on this) our Paths 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.

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
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.

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-£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.

The Path 3's cassette freehub makes for a stronger rear wheel than a conventional threaded-for-freewheel hub because the axle is better balanced by the more-outboard right-hand bearings. With its cones and bearings equidistant from the centre of the axle, the freehub has helped make broken rear axles history. 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.

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.

Versatility
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.

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 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.

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Revolution Path 3
2016
 
FrameStrongman 7005 aluminium alloy
ForkSunTour M3030 suspension w/75mm travel. 1-1/8" unthreaded steerer
ColourMatt Black
HeadsetAheadset, 1-1/8", steel
StemKalloy alloy, black, 15-degree rise. 75mm extension (18 inch frame), 90mm (20 inch frame), 105mm (22 inch frame)
HandlebarHL steel riser bar, black, 20mm rise, 6 degree bend, 25.4mm centre, 64cm wide
GripsVelo Kraton rubber
SaddleDDK comfort saddle on Kalloy 350x27.2mm micro-adjust seatpost
BrakesTektro Auriga HD-M290 hydraulic disc
Brake LeversTektro Auriga HD-M290 hydraulic disc
RimsStrongman 32h double-wall alloy rims with CNC sidewalls and single eyelets
Front HubFormula alloy with Allen key security skewer
Rear HubFormula alloy cassette freehub with Allen key security skewer. 135mm O.L.D.
TyresKenda K934 700x40 with Kevlar Shield puncture protection belt
CranksetSR SunTour XCC, 48/38/28T, 170mm alloy crankarms
Bottom BracketSquare Taper, Semi-Cartridge Bearings
Chain

KMC Z-72

PedalsWellgo w/boron steel axle and nylon body
Front MechShimano RD-TX800 Tourney
Rear MechShimano RD-TX800 Tourney
Gear ShiftersShimano SL-M310 Altus 3x8 Rapidfire

Cassette

Shimano CS-HG200 8-speed, 12-32t
Weight14.5kg based on weighing an 18-inch Revolution Path 3 without pedals
Be aware that bicycle specifications can change without notice so please regard our published weights as an honest but approximate guide.
ColourSizeBarcode
Black18"5052308008566
Black20"5052308008573
Black22"5052308008580

Disclaimer
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. This bike ticks all the boxes apart from the front suspension. Can you supply it with rigid forks? If so, what would the total price be?
A. We could fit ridged front forks but the forks would have to be bought with the bike through us at retail price.
Q. Can this be fitted with mudgaurds, rack and a stand? Also I like to fit my light in the traditional "fork crown" position is this possible and lastly I am 5.11 and my Trek T 30  with a 18.5 frame feels cramped,serious toe overlap and my heels catch on my panniers, I like a large fram to "sit in" rather than on, what would you recommend?
A. The bicycle can be fitted with mudguards a rack and a stand. The following rack, mudguards and stand should fit.  If you opt for a CatEye Light you can purchase the following bracket which will allow you to mount your light in the centre of the fork: http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/products/cateye-centre-fork-mount-bracket With regard to size I would suggest you go for a size 20”.

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