Pinnacle Dolomite 4 review

The 2018 Pinnacle Dolomite 4 is now Ultegra equipped, lighter and more expensive: can it compete in the £1.5K category?

Pinnacle Dolomite 4
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Dolomite 4 is all about practicality and versatility rather than straight-out speed. As Evans says, it would make a great winter trainer and has commuting covered. However, with its price increase and higher spec for 2018 it has become expensive for a winter trainer yet is a little on the sensible side to be the type of summer bike that likes to be ragged around the evening chaingang after work.

Reasons to buy
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    Powerful braking

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    Versatile: has mudguard eyes and rack mounts

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Reasons to avoid
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    Slightly lacking responsiveness

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    Expensive for aluminium

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Last year we tested the previous version of the disc-equipped Pinnacle Dolomite 4, which was priced at £990 and equipped with Shimano Tiagra. We commented that the money had clearly been spent on the brakes rather than the gears.

For 2018 Pinnacle, Evans Cycles’ house brand, has kept the same matt-black aluminium frame but upgraded the drivetrain to Ultegra including the disc brakes, which were formerly the entry-level RS405s (but not the chainset, which is non-series and has forged rather than hollow cranks). The price has also increased accordingly. The old bike was on the heavy side at just over 10kg on our scales, but the updated version is almost a kilo lighter.

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