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Revolution Courier Race '05

Revolution Courier Race '05

Sportier 700c-wheeled version of our award-winning Courier

No Longer Available

Product Description
The Race version of the Courier has 700x30 (road bike size) rather than 26" (MTB size) wheels. Being built with better components (the extra 20 quid goes on Ritchey rims, Shimano hubs and stainless steel spokes) wheel strength is not compromised in the pursuit of performance. As with the standard Courier, the rigid (no-suspension) fork is full mudguard compatible, as you might appreciate in rainy Scotland, while the 8-speed gears (with 44t chainring and 11-32 cogs) are all most of us require - even in hilly Edinburgh.

  • Sturdy but lightweight 7005-series aluminium MTB frame. Eyeletted seat stays (new for 2005) and dropouts - take rack and full mudguard.
  • Rigid steel fork - lighter weight than suspension. No servicing required, ever. Eyeletted - takes full mudguard.
  • Nice wheels - although, everything being equal, a larger 700c wheel is going to be a little faster and a little less strong than a 26, upgrading the rims, hubs and spokes goes a long way towards making the 700c wheel nearly as strong as a 26.
  • 8 speed - just one shifter, one chainring and one derailleur - but the 11-32 cassette provides a wide enough range of gears for most people in the city. Put it another way, the only other bike we know of with a Shimano 8-speed Alivio transmission is the £650 Specialized P2.
  • Alloy bars and stem - lighter than steel and they never rust.
  • Tektro V-brakes are the best Shimano knockoffs we've had the pleasure to use.
  • Shimano brake levers (new for 2005).
  • The Rocket V-Comp saddle features a numbness-alleviating Love Channel cutout in the centre.
  • The dark matt finish emphasises the bike's stealth appeal. A chainstay guard and the lacquered-over decals (both new for 2005) help the frame keep its good looks.
  • Sizes: 18, 20, 22".
Technical Data


7005 aluminum.


Rigid steel.


Ritchey Girder XC Pro 700c double-walled eyeletted alloy rims.

 Shimano Acera rear/Altus front QR hubs (cassette rear).
 Stainless steel spokes.
Tyres:Tioga Comodo 700x30.


Shimano Alivio 8-speed Rapidfire shifter.

Shimano Alivio rear gear.
 SunTour CW-SCC344 170mm alloy cranks with 44t chainring and CNC-machined bashguard/chainguard. Cartridge-sealed bottom bracket.
 Shimano 11-32 cassette.
 VP990S steel-caged pedals, toeclips compatible.


Tektro 832A alloy V-brakes. Shimano levers.


Tioga alloy flat bars and Aheadstem. Velo Kraton grips.

Saddle:WTB Rocket V-Comp saddle on HL alloy 27.2x300mm micro adjust seatpost. Kalloy CNC-machined seat binder clamp.
Approx. Weight:Approximate Weight: 25lb/11.4kg.


18, 20, 22".


Matt Slate Grey.


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