This is like the Edinburgh Cadence 3HT gloriously upgraded with those awesome anchors - Shimano disc brakes.
Some of the worlds smartest cycling journalists rate disc brakes as the best MTB innovation of the past 10 years because unlike rim brakes:
- Disc brakes are virtually oblivious to the weather.
- They don't pick up nearly as much mud or vegetation.
- They won't wear out the rims.
- The brake pads last longer.
- If youve ever cycled downhill and found your rim brakes wanting, youre a candidate for disc brakes.
The Cadence Disc doesnt sport any old rotor brake. It comes with Shimano Deore. If youre already familiar with, say, Deore gears or hubs, youll know that this mid-priced Shimano groupset consistently delivers the best performance : price ratio in the world of bicycle components. And thats why Shimano Deore disc brakes are such a fitting component of the Revolution Cuillin Disc.
Upgrades from the Edinburgh Cadence 3HT:
- Shimano Deore 515 disc brakes.
- Disc brake-compatible hubs.
Same as the Edinburgh Cadence 3HT:
- SunTour XC60 fork with 75mm travel.
- 1-piece alloy monocoque lower legs make the fork stiffer and stronger.
- 24 gears. The 11-30 Shimano cassette offers a wider range of gears than the Cuillin 2HTs 14-28 freewheel.
- Alloy handlebars - lighter than the Cadence 2HTs steel bars.
- Gnarlier tyres from Californian MTB gurus, WTB (Wilderness Trail Bikes).
- Better wheels built with stainless steel spokes and a cassette rear hub.
- The cassette rear hub virtually eliminates the risk of a broken rear wheel axle - worth considering if you carry loads. or if you ride heavily off kerbs. Or cliffs.
The same tried-and-tested frame reviewed by WhatMountainBike magazine a few years back.
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.
Okay, that review was posted in September 2001, but we dont apologise that the frames the same. Why change such a good thing?
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SunTour XC60 suspension fork 75mm travel.
Deep-section Vuelta Freeway rims.
|Quick release alloy disc QR hubs (freehub rear).|
|Stainless steel spokes.|
|Tyres:||WTB (Wilderness Trail Bikes) Velociraptor 26 x 2.1.|
24-speed Shimano EZ Fire shifters.
Shimano Acera gears.
SunTour XCC300PB chainset 22/32/42.
|Shimano 11-30 cassette.|
|Steel cage pedals - toeclip compatible.|
Shimano Deore 515 disc brakes. Shimano levers.
Flat aluminium MTB bars.
|Front-loader alloy Aheadstem. Velo 097 Kraton grips.|
|Saddle:||Women's anti-compression gel saddle on alloy seatpost.|