Revolution Track '13
- This is our best selling singlespeed.
- Gear-free and mech-less, our Revolution Track embodies the joys of being single.
- An absence of gear mechanisms, levers or multiple cogs reduces the bike’s weight, price and complexity.
|Midnight Blue||52cm||Was £359.99 Now Only £259.99||In Stock|
|Midnight Blue||55cm||Was £359.99 Now Only £259.99||In Stock|
Gear-free and mech-less, our Revolution Track embodies the joys of being single.
This is our best selling singlespeed. An absence of gear mechanisms, levers or multiple cogs reduces the bike’s weight, price and complexity. In December 2012 the road.cc website hailed the Revolution Track among the best road bikes under £500. For 2013, to underline this bike’s retro-cool appeal, the Revolution Track now comes with 700x25 gumwall tyres.
- Lightweight 7005 aluminium road bike frame with genuine track fork ends - i.e. the open ends of the rear drop outs face backwards - this makes it easy to pull the wheel back to achieve optimum chain tension.
- The frame's steep (75-76 degree) seat angle allows you to adopt a dynamic pedaling position 'on top of the cranks'.
- The hi tensile steel rigid fork is lightweight and reliable.
- Versatile - takes front and rear racks and SKS Racebladeor Crud Roadracer 2 mudguardsif required.
- The flip-flop hub makes it easy to switch between freewheel and fixed mode, simply by undoing the track nuts and flipping the rear wheel round 180 degrees.
- The flip flop hub spins on cartridge sealed bearings - a rare sight on bicycles costing less than 4 figures.
- Fitted with 16t freewheel, supplied with 16t fixed cog.
- Polished alloy 170mm FSA Tempo crankset with 42t ring and alloy chainguard.
- New CST 700x25 gumwall tyres look just right on this bike.
- Sporty-but-comfortable Selle Royal Viper saddle with Royal Gel padding.
- Approximate weight: 10.6kg (based on weighing one 55cm example of this bike. We weigh the whole bike as you would receive it with pedals reflectors and bell - items many bike companies remove before weighing their bicycles. Weights can fluctuate between different sizes and builds so please regard our published weight as a useful guide.)
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|Frame||7005 Aluminium Alloy|
|Fork||Aerodynamic, Hi-Tensile Steel|
|Headset||1.1/8” Ahead, Semi-Integrated|
|Chainset||FSA, Tempo, 42t|
|Bottom Bracket||Cartridge Square Taper|
|Cassette / Freewheel||16t Fixed / 16t Freewheel|
|Front Hub||Formula, 32h Silver, QR|
|Rear Hub||Formula, 32h Silver, CrossNut, FlipFlop|
|Spokes / Nipples||Steel / 14G Brass|
|Rims||Track Alloy Doublewall, Silver|
|Tyres||CST Super HP, 700x25c|
|Brakes Calipers||Tektro R-312, Alloy, Silver|
|Brakes Levers||Tektro RL340|
|Handlebar||420mm, Alloy, Compact, 31.8, Silver|
|Stem||52, 55cm = 90mm, 58cm = 105mm, 7° Rise|
|Grips / Bartape||Velo Gel, Black|
|Saddle||Selle Royal, Viper|
|Seat Post||Revolution, 27.2mm, 300mm, Silver|
|Pedals||Resin Flats w/Toeclips and Straps|
|Weight||10.64kg / 23.48lbs|
This weight is based upon a 55cm sized example of this bike. We weighed the complete bike as you would receive it, complete with pedals and EN / BS-approved reflectors and bell.
4.5 / 5
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|Great bike for nipping around the city on. Feels great to ride and very easy to maintain. Guys in the shop were very helpful and quick to build the bike too.|
|I've had my revolution track for two years of reliable rural commuting and road riding in all weathers and gradients...even the notorious 'nick o the balloch' climb. An outstanding bike for pure cycling pleasure and it brings a real improvement in fitness.|
|I bought the previous (green) edition of the Track about 8 months ago and I love it! Although it's my "3rd bike" I'm closing in on 1,000 miles already. The bike looks good and rides smoothly - one of the benefits of riding fixed. I find the gearing fine for the relatively flat roads I'm usually on, but I've wrestled the bike up a 17% gradient, and with the full set of brakes there's no danger of being forced to pedal too fast on the way down. I bought the medium, which is snug, but not too snug, for my 5'11" frame. And finally, it's great value.|
|I've had this bike for a month now, and love it. I've taken up road cycling for leisure, and was after a single speed for they're low level of maintenance. It is a pleasure to ride, and more than capable of being ridden hard. (I use it with the freewheel, and am yet to experience using the fixed gear). Pros (imo): Excellent value. Rides superbly smoothly. Comfortable at high speed. Light enough to carry up and down stairs. Great gearing (I haven't had a problem with climbing yet). Nice brakes, tyres and saddle. Looks unique and rather fetching! Not-so-pros: On my model, the 'Revolution' transfer has a strange overlap/uneven join on the underside of the frame. The chain was noisy due to being too tight and still a tad noisy even after adjusting. The crank has a a couple of rough edges, and the pedals weren't as pictured (disgusting resin ones that I replaced immediately). Overall, nothing came close to value for money during my research, and I'm glad I went with Revolution. If you're after a no fuss road bike reliant on your fitness over gearing, I highly recommend it!|