Pinnacle Aeos Carbon Ltd Road Bike 2010 £999.99 @ Evans Cycles
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Pinnacle Aeos Carbon Ltd Road Bike 2010 £999.99 @ Evans Cycles

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Found 15th Aug 2010Made hot 15th Aug 2010
Full carbon road bike, was £1499.99, £500 off. Good price for a carbon road bike, don't think there is a cheaper one available elsewhere.

The Pinnacle Aeos Carbon LTD 2010 Road Bike has been two years in the making. Carbon fibre is now an accepted and established technology in bicycle frame and fork manufacturing. With an abundance of choice across many cycle brands. At Pinnacle they decided from day one that they wanted to make a carbon frame, but due to their attention to detail philosophy, and their wish to produce UK designs for UK riders, they went for the harder option. Rather than buy a carbon fibre frame 'off the shelf', paint and re-brand it, they went down the path of a custom mould design. With a carbon layup designed exactly to their specifications, and a fork lay-up to compliment the frames innate qualities Pinnacle have created a lightweight comfortable racing bike, capable of being raced at the highest level.


Frame:Pinnacle C3 Carbon Fibre with UD and 12K weave multi layer construction
Fork:UD Carbon blades with Alloy Steerer
Front Derailleur:Shimano 105 Front derailleur clamp-on style
Rear Derailleur:Shimano 105 Rear derailleur short cage
Shifters:Shimano 105 STI Shifters
Chainset:FSA Omega CompactChainrings:34-50 Teeth
Bottom Bracket:FSA External
Cassette:Shimano 10 Speed 11-28Chain:KMC DX10SC, with Missing Link connector
Pedals:Nylon road pedals with toe clips and straps
Front Brake:Tektro Dual Pivot R520 brake set
Rear Brake:Tektro Dual Pivot R520 brake set
Handlebars:Pinnacle 7075 Alloy 31.8mm oversized ergonomic handlebar
Stem:3-D Forged Alloy oversize stem
Headset:Integrated headset with custom 8mm top cap
Grips:Pinnacle Gel handlebar tape with locking bar plugs
Rims:A Class ALX200 Wheelset
Front Tyre:Kenda Kaliente Pro Tyre Wire Bead 700 x 23c
Rear Tyre:Kenda Kaliente Pro Tyre Wire Bead 700 x 23c
Tubes:Kenda Butyl with Presta valve
Saddle:San Marco Ponza Power race saddle
Seatpost:Pinnacle Alloy 27.2mm
Seat Binder:31.8mm with special insert for carbon fibre frame

86 Comments

Original Poster

It would be nice of the neg voters to point me towards a cheaper carbon road bike....
Edited by: "skdotcom" 15th Aug 2010

ribblecycles.co.uk/bik…or&

Ribble sell one at £879.95, **but** it does cost an extra £276 to upgrade to the Shimano 105 groupset of the above deal, so looks qute a good deal.

orlando08

They won't. They'll go to Halfords, buy an Apollo and think they've saved … They won't. They'll go to Halfords, buy an Apollo and think they've saved a fortune against the price of this.




Ha ha, so true.

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awhitham

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/bikebuilder.asp?action=GenerateConstructor∂=BBRIBBLENEROCORSA⊂=conf_BBRC&bike=1Ribble sell one at £879.95, **but** it does cost an extra £276 to upgrade to the Shimano 105 groupset of the above deal, so looks qute a good deal.



Good spot, but if you're getting a carbon bike, you'd probably want the 105 as a minimum.

on ya bike im not payin that cheeeeeeee

Can we get this on a "cycle to work scheme"? Do they sell sale items with the scheme? I know that cycle surgery doesnt do it!

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iceboy

Can we get this on a "cycle to work scheme"? Do they sell sale items with … Can we get this on a "cycle to work scheme"? Do they sell sale items with the scheme? I know that cycle surgery doesnt do it!



Yep, my employer offers Evans for the cycle2work scheme. I've just finished a cycle2work scheme and am tempted to start another one to get this bike .

For this price range, you would hope for a better wheelset really. Were the wheels downgraded as part of the price slash?

Make sure you buy a torque wrench too if you're buying carbon.

Planet X (Planet Flex?) are selling their SL Pro Carbon bikes for £1099 with Campag Athena or SRAM red. They currently have a limited offer on at the moment though with some SRAM Red components; planet-x-bikes.co.uk/fil…jpg

That said, quality aluminium is better than cheap carbon. The Caad 9, Cervelo S1 and Wilier Izoard being examples off of the top of my head, with the former comfortably in the Pinnacle's/Planet X's price bracket.

very nice, don't forget 3% Quidco too

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willber00

very nice, don't forget 3% Quidco too



True, £30 aint to be sniffed at.

Looks good, but got meself a ltd edition boardman team carbon for £955 (quidco reg card) and love it!
Good deal though.

Dunno much about the Pinnacle brand, and not voting either way.

I realise this is 100 quid more, but is also rather a nice bike for the cash.
planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q…red
Planetx Carbon with Sram Red/FSA mix.

i thought trek bikes are the best?

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fluffy-k

Dunno much about the Pinnacle brand, and not voting either way.I realise … Dunno much about the Pinnacle brand, and not voting either way.I realise this is 100 quid more, but is also rather a nice bike for the cash.[url=http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPR/sl-pro-carbon-sram-red]http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPR/sl-pro-carbon-sram-red[/url]Planetx Carbon with Sram Red/FSA mix.



Looks a good deal.

Unfortunately for me, my employer doesnt support the cycle2work scheme for bikes in excess of £1k (extra paperwork/admin).

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owais

i thought trek bikes are the best?



Yep Treks are nice. I bought a 7.3fx last year.

orlando08

+1They won't. They'll go to Halfords, buy an Apollo and think they've … +1They won't. They'll go to Halfords, buy an Apollo and think they've saved a fortune against the price of this.

skdotcom

Looks a good deal.Unfortunately for me, my employer doesnt support the … Looks a good deal.Unfortunately for me, my employer doesnt support the cycle2work scheme for bikes in excess of £1k (extra paperwork/admin).

but this is less than 1k

Original Poster

thankshotdeals

but this is less than 1k



The link to the Planet X bike in this comment is to a bike for £1099.

skdotcom

It would be nice of the neg voters to point me towards a cheaper carbon … It would be nice of the neg voters to point me towards a cheaper carbon road bike....



Most people don't have a grand to spend on a pushbike, especially when they don't see much benefit over a 2nd hand mountain bike bought locally for £30 that gets them to their destination quite happily.

I realise this is a 'specialised' bike, but most people just want to get to work on a journey

I've got what I think is an Apollo haha you get a serious workout just getting the damn thing going I was gifted a racing bike and it's so much better, only problem is, the wheels are so thin across, you're in constant danger of going over the handlebars if there's even a thin crack in the road or a join between two slabs. So I've got two unsuitable bikes What's a decent bike for an amateur cyclist on roads and light dry mud/grass?
Edited by: "montblanc" 16th Aug 2010

Not voted either way as i am not in triathlons etc that would call for a pro bike, but jeez a grand for a frame and 2 wheels, even if it is light seems a bit much....

orlando08

They won't. They'll go to Halfords, buy an Apollo and think they've … They won't. They'll go to Halfords, buy an Apollo and think they've saved a fortune against the price of this.



Well they will have though won't they? The vast majority of people don't need or want a £1000 bicycle...

I don't get it. So what if you don't need a road bike?
That doesn't mean saving half a grand on a decent road bike is a bad deal.
Do you all need everything that gets posted on here? This is a great deal for people who are into cycling. What's with all the dumb responses?
If someone was selling a brand new Aston Martin for £10000, would you say "oh that's a **** deal, I can't even afford it?" People on the internet are so dense.

You can buy a proper handmade Italian road bike for £1k, possibly not carbon, but you have to be awfully careful with carbon, still to alu or better still tailored steel.....

MKultra

Most people don't have a grand to spend on a pushbike, especially when … Most people don't have a grand to spend on a pushbike, especially when they don't see much benefit over a 2nd hand mountain bike bought locally for £30 that gets them to their destination quite happily.I realise this is a 'specialised' bike, but most people just want to get to work on a journey



I don't think he was posting this deal for the benefit of people who want to cycle up to Tesco's and back.
The bulk of the cycling market by value goes to enthusiasts.

Intrepid

Well they will have though won't they? The vast majority of people don't … Well they will have though won't they? The vast majority of people don't need or want a £1000 bicycle...



Do the majority of people on here want any one of the deals.

What a stupid comment.

Amusing that some are moaning about the £999.99 price tag when there are bikes out there for as much as £8000.

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fatreg

You can buy a proper handmade Italian road bike for £1k, possibly not … You can buy a proper handmade Italian road bike for £1k, possibly not carbon, but you have to be awfully careful with carbon, still to alu or better still tailored steel.....



Yeah Steel is real!

fatreg

You can buy a proper handmade Italian road bike for £1k, possibly not … You can buy a proper handmade Italian road bike for £1k, possibly not carbon, but you have to be awfully careful with carbon, still to alu or better still tailored steel.....



Unfortunately, you can't.
brianrourke.co.uk/bri…tml
Theres some handmade in steel prices for you, obviously thats just the frames. Figure spending at least the same again on the rest of the bike,

It is expensive (cheaper on C2W scheme), but also remains very good value. Some people just can't get their head around that though, nor do they see that a bike is an investment and if you use it, you'll more than make your money back. So why not spend that little bit extra and get a more comfortable ride? A couple of KG's doesn't make a difference, especially if the rider is 14 stone+. That's the cheapest weight to lose.

After the £1,000 mark, there isn't that big a gulf in difference between performance of bikes as there is between say £500-£1000.

I've cycled 500 miles in the past fortnight, which is about two tanks of petrol worth - say £90. I know how to service my own bike so save £100 in cleaning and greasing, I don't have to cough up on vehicle excise duty (everyone pays road tax!) or insurance. I'm quicker around town too and travelling to-and-fro university than by car or on a bike. I'm fitter, the environment benefits, I have more freedom than a car, avoid traffic jams, but more importantly, I'm quids in.

I could of course use my cheaper bike with nobbly tyres, but I'd be much slower and moving such a heavy bike would put me off the longer 50-70 mile journeys I undertake, especially climbing up hills. It takes 2:45 for me to do 50 miles on a bike similar to listed, but on my cheaper Shogun Y-frame (not much difference to your Asda cheap bikes) it took me 2:05 to do 25 miles. I only use it because it's great in town because nobody would want to steal the old hack.

My friend has a cheap bike, and I took her out to the hills. The bike couldn't cope. The rear derailleur couldn't handle the tension in the chain, and it popped a jockey wheel as well as the hanger off of the frame. I had no tools with me, but was able to turn it into a single speed to get her home. I imagine the demographic who like to buy the £30 bike wouldn't have known how to have converted it, and thus been stranded, facing a long walk home, and more than the bike cost in fees to get someone to install new parts.

So it all depends what you want out of a bike.

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Intrepid

Well they will have though won't they? The vast majority of people don't … Well they will have though won't they? The vast majority of people don't need or want a £1000 bicycle...



Do the majority of people want Aston Villa v Everton tickets. Probably not, but that deal is currently 700 degrees.

A deal is deal, whether or not it is something you want.

Original Poster

Furrag

It is expensive (cheaper on C2W scheme), but also remains very good … It is expensive (cheaper on C2W scheme), but also remains very good value. Some people just can't get their head around that though, nor do they see that a bike is an investment and if you use it, you'll more than make your money back. So why not spend that little bit extra and get a more comfortable ride? A couple of KG's doesn't make a difference, especially if the rider is 14 stone+. That's the cheapest weight to lose.After the £1,000 mark, there isn't that big a gulf in difference between performance of bikes as there is between say £500-£1000.I've cycled 500 miles in the past fortnight, which is about two tanks of petrol worth - say £90. I know how to service my own bike so save £100 in cleaning and greasing, I don't have to cough up on vehicle excise duty (everyone pays road tax!) or insurance. I'm quicker around town too and travelling to-and-fro university than by car or on a bike. I'm fitter, the environment benefits, I have more freedom than a car, avoid traffic jams, but more importantly, I'm quids in.I could of course use my cheaper bike with nobbly tyres, but I'd be much slower and moving such a heavy bike would put me off the longer 50-70 mile journeys I undertake, especially climbing up hills. It takes 2:45 for me to do 50 miles on a bike similar to listed, but on my cheaper Shogun Y-frame (not much difference to your Asda cheap bikes) it took me 2:05 to do 25 miles. I only use it because it's great in town because nobody would want to steal the old hack. My friend has a cheap bike, and I took her out to the hills. The bike couldn't cope. The rear derailleur couldn't handle the tension in the chain, and it popped a jockey wheel as well as the hanger off of the frame. I had no tools with me, but was able to turn it into a single speed to get her home. I imagine the demographic who like to buy the £30 bike wouldn't have known how to have converted it, and thus been stranded, facing a long walk home, and more than the bike cost in fees to get someone to install new parts.So it all depends what you want out of a bike.



Thanks for the constructive comment.

As you've mentioned, the government funded cycle2work scheme brings the cost down further.

Typically the reduction is 30-50% depending on your tax bracket. For a lot of employers, £1000 is the maximum monetary limit they will allow to spend on a bike for this scheme, which is why is was looking at this price range.

For the extra 100 quid I would personally go for this planet-x-bikes.co.uk/bik…bon

The quality of carbon will be the same (I have a Nero Corsa Ribble with Ultegra groupset which is similar price quality).

The Sram Red groupset costs near a grand itself and whilst I understand the Planet X is not full Sram Red the shifters derailleurs etc are and makes that extremely good value in my eyes. A lot of the Pro riders use Sram Red so cant be sniffed at. As a comparison Shimano 105 (which is still a fanstastic groupset that is good enough for me and 90% of cyclists) is 3rd or 4th in Shimanos line up behind Dura-Ace and Ultegra, whereas Sram Red is their flagship unless im mistaken

For those mentioning the Cycle to Work scheme it may be worth reading this:

guardian.co.uk/lif…nds

If you're currently in the scheme you might get a nasty shock when it comes to an end.

Original Poster

lawrenzini

For those mentioning the Cycle to Work scheme it may be worth reading … For those mentioning the Cycle to Work scheme it may be worth reading this:[url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/13/cycle-to-work-scheme-bargain-ends]http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/13/cycle-to-work-scheme-bargain-ends[/url]If you're currently in the scheme you might get a nasty shock when it comes to an end.



Thanks for adding this. I'm still waiting to hear what I have to pay as final payment for the last bike I bought. If its as high as what they are suggesting - the scheme will have been a complete waste of time for me!

Original Poster

For those of you looking for something cheaper, I posted this deal yesterday as well - £199 for a Specialized Hybrid.

hotukdeals.com/dea…453

johnx

on ya bike im not payin that cheeeeeeee



Yep, you can buy a perfectly decent and reliable car for less than that and still have enough change to buy a reasonable bike.

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Thermal Rider

Yep, you can buy a perfectly decent and reliable car for less than that … Yep, you can buy a perfectly decent and reliable car for less than that and still have enough change to buy a reasonable bike.



What about the running costs though - tax, insurance, fuel, mot, servicing repairs.

Original Poster

bbc.co.uk/new…608

News story on the BBC about middle aged men taking up cycling. It suggests that they spend £3k on a bike. £1k doesnt sound so bad now.

I know I mentioned the Planet X SL Carbon in my first post citing it's use of SRAM red and I see it's also been plugged in recent posts, but beware that it isn't entirely true; only the shifters and mech's are SRAM red; the cassette and brakes aren't. It's still good value, but I'm not convinced by the Planet X frames. I'd rather get a Cannondale Caad9, but that depends if you want to race, or do sportives...
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