The Cadence 3HT is an authentic womens mountain bike at a great price. And you dont 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 isnt 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.
- HT means hard tail - i.e. this is a bike with a suspension fork and a rigid (no-suspension) lightweight aluminium frame. Youll 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.
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7005-Series Aluminium womens 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:||Womens anti-compression gel. Alloy micro-adjust seatpin.|