Question on Revo Shifters



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Steven & Shelle

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Hello

I'm a complete bike novice and am looking at buying a reliable hybrid bike for my 11yo daughter in
the $400-ish (australian) price range. Most bikes 've seen in this price range feature the Shimano
Revo shifters (twist-grip). A friend tells me to avoid these like the plague as he claims they sieze-
up. Can anyone confirm this?

So far we've looked at:
- Gitane Escape;
- Malvern Star Bayside;
- Raleigh C700; and
- Giant Cypress SE and Elwood SE Any recommendations? Is there another brand/model we should be
looking at? Any advice on brands and components would be much appreciated.

Many thanks SS
 
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Bruce Lange

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There's a Giant hybrid or comfort bike out there with push-button shifters, an ergonomic seat, mixte
frame, rigid fork, and matching dark red everything for about US $200. Probably a previous model
year. You will often get value on these type of bikes from Giant, Jamis, and Fuji, among others. But
as is often said here, shop for a bike shop as well as a bike.

I would avoid front suspension if possible, it's more trouble than it's worth on these bikes. As for
the twist grip shifters, they will probably wear out if she rides a lot, though if she rides only
occasionally it will take a while. A crankset where you can change the rings, that is not riveted
together, would be a nice thing to have, though you may have trouble finding one on a stock hybrid.
A cassette rear hub as opposed to a freewheel would also be something to look for.

-Bruce-

"Steven & Shelley Swann" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hello
>
> I'm a complete bike novice and am looking at buying a reliable hybrid bike for my 11yo daughter in
> the $400-ish (australian) price range. Most bikes 've seen in this price range feature the Shimano
> Revo shifters
(twist-grip).
> A friend tells me to avoid these like the plague as he claims they
sieze-up.
> Can anyone confirm this?
>
> So far we've looked at:
> - Gitane Escape;
> - Malvern Star Bayside;
> - Raleigh C700; and
> - Giant Cypress SE and Elwood SE Any recommendations? Is there another brand/model we should be
> looking
at?
> Any advice on brands and components would be much appreciated.
>
> Many thanks SS
 
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