Co-op Cycles ADV 3.1

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Co-op Cycles ADV 3.1. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

9 reasons to buy

  • The ADV 3.1 is a steel bike. It's durable enough to take on multi-day adventures.
  • Wide 650b x 50mm tires come standard on the bike, providing riders with comfort, stability and traction on pavement, gravel and mountain roads.
  • A wide gear range allows riders to maneuver up climbs easily.
  • Users found the color of the bike to be attractive.
  • The mechanical disc brakes are responsive on the ADV 3.1.
  • Users found the brakes easy to adjust and maintain during multi-day tours, where hydraulic disc brakes may be more difficult to address issues with.
  • The ADV 3.1's frame and gear set-up can easily handle the weight of a loaded bike.
  • Mounts on the frame and fork allow riders to easily attach bags and gear for bikepacking.
  • Flared drop bars provide riders with multiple positions for hand placement. This helps riders maintain comfort on long days in the saddle.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Co-op Cycles ADV 3.1 is not the fastest bike.
  • Several users disliked the bike's bar-end shifters, which could strike knees or get in the way when positioned in the hoods of the bars on descents.
  • The bike has a skewer in the rear dropouts instead of a thru-axle.
  • The derailleur routing is ugly, according to numerous users.
  • The bike is heavy.

Bottom line

The Co-op Cycles ADV 3.1 is a durable steel bike that's ready for bikepacking or touring adventures. It has a wide range of gears and ample 50mm tires, allowing riders to comfortably tackle a variety of terrain. Shimano components on this bike are basic, but they simplify maintenance and repairs.

Expert Reviews

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Emiliano D.

REI Co-Op ADV 3.1

As far as city riding goes, this is not a bike that you would want to ride, just because of the thicker tires… All in all, I like it.

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Review: REI Co-op ADV 3.1 Adventure Bike & Camping Gear Makes Bikepacking Easy

I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a bike that’ll pull daily errand duty and handle multi-day touring and bikepacking.

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User Ratings

88/100 based on 21 ratings
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