Dolan Dual review

Dolan Dual
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Dolan Dual needn't just be a winter bike though. Sans mudguards it will handle any sportive and a bit of racing probably isn't beyond its capabilities. The lack of rack mounts pretty much rules it out as a tourer but its handling and hardiness would make it a great choice for the commuter. It seems something of a luxury item in that context, but the different price points available with this frame make it viable for this use, so why not enjoy your riding every day of the week? The Dolan Dual's true calling though is bossing the club runs, attacking the climbs and eating up all the miles all year round. As a winter trainer I find it difficult to fault.

Reasons to buy
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    Great all-rounder

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    Mops up uneven road surfaces

Reasons to avoid
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    No rack/mudguard eyelets

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The Dual, from another established British bike brand, Dolan, is an altogether more assertive affair.

Like the Raleigh Clubman the Dual comes equipped for winter riding, with full mudguards, but there is no looking back with this offering. The Dual is nevertheless an attractive bike. In black and bright green, with a Pixar-esque sheen, the muscular carbon tubing tapers nicely from the head tube into the seat tube and out to the bottom bracket shell.

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