Pinnacle Dolomite 5 review

Evans Cycles’ Pinnacle brand offers good value for money and to prove the point, the Dolomite 5 comes with Shimano 105 and hydraulic discs for a grand.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A 105 drivetrain and hydraulic discs mean that the Dolomite 5 really stands out as great value. With the fitting of mudguards and a set of lights, the Dolomite 5 is the ideal winter bike... but it's more than that, too. With a frameset that is perfectly equipped and appoints itself well for use on long rides, commuting and touring means that this could be the only bike you ever need.

Reasons to buy
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    'Do anything' frameset

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    Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

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    11-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain

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    Plenty of clearance for mudguards

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    Continental Grand Sport tyres

Reasons to avoid
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    Trade-off with hydro discs is slight weight penalty

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The Dolomite’s aluminium frame has a traditional appearance, reinforced by its classy one-colour paint-job. However, this is a bike equipped with hydraulic discs, meaning that it is at the cutting-edge of road bikes.

Disc mounts and hydraulic hose routing have been neatly and thoughtfully incorporated into the frame, and although the cables and hoses stick out slightly as they enter the frame, this didn't cause any problems.

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