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Edinburgh Cadence 3HT '03

Edinburgh Cadence 3HT '03

An authentic front-suspension mountain bike for women

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Product Description

The Cadence 3HT is an authentic women’s mountain bike at a great price. And you don’t have to take our word for it. This is what WhatMountainBike? mag had to say about the rigid-forked 2001 version.

‘The majority of bikes designed for women use the open, step-through frame design originally devised over a century ago to allow the wearing of long skirts and dresses. It was never a particularly clever or practical design in engineering terms, compromising on strength, weight and rigidity. But riding standard diamond frames isn’t such a great option either. Women tend to be shorter overall than men but with proportionally longer legs and shorter torsos. It can be hard to find a bike that fits properly. The Edinburgh Cadence is a rare and welcome departure from the norm. Using a shorter, lower top tube, it offers a far better fit.... For women seeking a genuine off-roadable bike that fits at a budget price, the Edinburgh Cadence is in a class of one.’
September/October 2001.


  • HT means hard tail - i.e. this is a bike with a suspension fork and a rigid (no-suspension) lightweight aluminium frame. You’ll appreciate front suspension whenever road surfaces, never mind the trails, are less than even.
  • Quality wheels built with stainless steel spokes and a rear cassette hub.
  • 24-speed Shimano EZ Fire gear shifters - particularly easy to use, especially if you have shorter than average (i.e. female) thumbs.
  • Wide range gearing - low enough to take the sting out of every hill climb.
  • Extra comfy women's saddle.
  • WTB (Wilderness Trail Bikes) VelociRaptors - 2 of the best-rated all-round MTB tyres made.
Technical Data


7005-Series Aluminium women’s specific.


SunTour XCR-E suspension fork with 60mm travel.


Freeway alloy rims in black.

 Quando alloy QR hubs. Freehub rear.
 Stainless steel spokes.
Tyres:WTB VelociRaptor 26 x 2.1”.


24-speed Shimano EZ Fire shifters.

Shimano Acera gears.


SunTour XCC300 compact chainset. 22/32/42.

 Shimano 11-30 cassette.
 Steel cage pedals - toeclip compatible.


Radius machined alloy V-brakes. Shimano levers.


Alloy riser bars. Serfas gel grips.

 10˚-rise front-loader alloy Aheadstem.
Saddle:Women’s anti-compression gel. Alloy micro-adjust seatpin.


16, 18".




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