Dolan DF4 Carbon track bike review

A big name in the track bike scene, Dolan has provided bikes for Britain's best. The Dolan DF4 is a pleasure to ride, and great value too

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

There is a reason why you see Dolans everywhere you go in the track cycling circle and it isn’t just down to price. When you hear ‘for the money you get a great bike’ it can often shout buying on the cheap, but the DR4 really is a professional-level track machine. I can’t find fault in the DF4, and with the bike builder service on Dolan's website you can find a performance frame at a wide range of price points.

Reasons to buy
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    Competitive price

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    Good handling

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Reasons to avoid
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    Everyone has one, so it won't be unique

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In and around track cycling you don't have to look too hard to see that Dolan bikes are the mainstay of track riders and racers. That's not only true in the amateur ranks but the professional scene too. Bradley Wiggins has ridden a number of Terry Dolan track bikes, many sporting a custom paint job paying tribute to his latest world championship victory.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.