Pinnacle Dolomite 4 Bike 20 Speed Tiagra 8.3Kg Was £700 now £490 3% Quidco Poss @ Evans Cycles
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Pinnacle Dolomite 4 Bike 20 Speed Tiagra 8.3Kg Was £700 now £490 3% Quidco Poss @ Evans Cycles

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Found 25th Jun 2015
It was an award-winning bargain at £700 but at £490 its a steal. Full carbon fork, Tiagra 20 speed setup and only [allegedly] 8.3kg. Swap out the wheels and tyres for something a touch lighter and this is a real sportive machine.

Doubt there's a better priced road bike out there.

Weight: 8.48kg
pinnacle-bikes.co.uk/roa…ike
- rodman

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Original Poster

If there's anyone out there with Vitality membership you can also get it half-price - although that does apply to most bikes from Evans.

Original Poster

http://images.evanscycles.com/product_image/image/444/768/20b/149389/large/pinnacle-dolomite-four-2015-road-bike.jpg

So you can get the bike for £350 with that membership?

Or it would be £245?

I have a pinnacle dolomite, fantastic bikes but the top tube is quite long you might need to size down, mine is the right size but is a bit long on top tube,
wouldn't say no to another one it is a brilliant bike :-)

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ddoddsnewcastle

Or it would be £245?



vitality.co.uk I need life insurance for my mortgage and this one gives tonnes of benefits. Free Starbucks, free cinema tickets, half price gym, half price bikes, plus loads more. Worth a look.

cyclistandrun

I have a pinnacle dolomite, fantastic bikes but the top tube is quite … I have a pinnacle dolomite, fantastic bikes but the top tube is quite long you might need to size down, mine is the right size but is a bit long on top tube,wouldn't say no to another one it is a brilliant bike :-)


That is why pros nowadays choose a size smaller and then use longer stems to give further reach.

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SpamJavelin

www.vitality.co.uk I need life insurance for my mortgage and this one … www.vitality.co.uk I need life insurance for my mortgage and this one gives tonnes of benefits. Free Starbucks, free cinema tickets, half price gym, half price bikes, plus loads more. Worth a look.



you will need health insurance for these benefits as not all are available with life insurance.

this probably isn't 8.3kg. check the reviews.

think you will find you'll need the optimiser which is an add on to the vitality product and the half price bike works by giving you half the money back over a period of months you have to but it up front. if you've got a vitality product with optimiser this is a great deal. personally I'd not take our life insurance for just the bike offer.
unless you know someone who has a policy but didn't want to buy a bike in sure a deal could be struck!

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SpamJavelin

If there's anyone out there with Vitality membership you can also get it … If there's anyone out there with Vitality membership you can also get it half-price - although that does apply to most bikes from Evans.



Depending on your vitality status
Bronze 250 off 500 is the bottom level platinum is 500 off 1000 bike.

Also ask about cycle to work schemes -20% off (or your normal rate of tax).

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antw

CommentDepending on your vitality statusBronze 250 off 500 is the bottom … CommentDepending on your vitality statusBronze 250 off 500 is the bottom level platinum is 500 off 1000 bike.Also ask about cycle to work schemes -20% off (or your normal rate of tax).



Yeah, cycle to work would save up to 40% off this price I reckon.

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yezza29

9.82 Kg as opposed to the advertised … 9.82 Kg as opposed to the advertised 8.3....http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-pinnacle-bikes-dolomite-four-12-46684/



That's the 2013 version!

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SpamJavelin

Yeah, cycle to work would save up to 40% off this price I reckon.



unfortunately my employer only allows halfords for CTW scheme

yezza29

9.82 Kg as opposed to the advertised … 9.82 Kg as opposed to the advertised 8.3....http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-pinnacle-bikes-dolomite-four-12-46684/


That has alloy steerer but has 105 gears but can't see where that weight difference could be and stating 21.6lbs for a £900 bike is light?

Simpleminded

unfortunately my employer only allows halfords for CTW scheme




Not technically true... you can go to any participating CTW retailer and they will allow it - we have same scheme.

Original Poster

Think the weight argument will only be solved by someone going into Evans with a set of scales!

I believe Tesco offer a 2x boost for clubcard vouchers with Evans.

the weight sounds pretty amazing, if a little unbelievable. if correct should be easy to get well below 8kg by swapping out lighter tires, tubes and wheels plus swapping seat post and seat for a carbon fibre set. but I'm dubious about the advertised weight. cracking deal if true though, and still a decent looking bike even if weighs 10kg...

I think it is possible to over obscess about the weight of the bike. My understanding is that its the weight of the wheels and tyres which has the biggest bearing on the amount of effort required to push the thing along. Obviously aeordynamics and all up weight do matter (especially weight when climbing) but for a cyclist in the market for a sub £1000 bike component quality and comfort are probably more important?

Simpleminded

unfortunately my employer only allows halfords for CTW scheme



Even Halfords has a decent selection of bicycles.
The have Chris Baordman range which is quite decent and Carrera and Pinnancle are also in stock.

8.3kg...ok then ;-)

patg2005

I think it is possible to over obscess about the weight of the bike. My … I think it is possible to over obscess about the weight of the bike. My understanding is that its the weight of the wheels and tyres which has the biggest bearing on the amount of effort required to push the thing along. Obviously aeordynamics and all up weight do matter (especially weight when climbing) but for a cyclist in the market for a sub £1000 bike component quality and comfort are probably more important?


Of course it is! Weight when tested scientifically has very little effect for people like us who can't cycle very fast. And also, the weight of the wheels isn't as important. Weight of wheel makes a difference in acceleration. But it is easier to maintain speed on flat with heavier wheels.

I have Platinum status so I might be interested. But "You’ll need to pay the full retail price of the bike up front and then you’ll receive your cash back in four quarterly instalments providing you still have a plan with us. The higher your Vitality status, the bigger the saving." It is not clear which price is the starting point. Also, you may lose out if you do not renew.

UPDATE it looks like the Vitality cashback works on sale bikes as well so I would end up paying £245 for this bike after receiving the cashback.

"Cash back applies to sale and non sale bikes. Turbo trainers and rollers are excluded. This offer is not valid for the Cycle to Work scheme or bikes purchased on finance. You will not be eligible for cash back if you purchase a bike in part or in full with a gift voucher."
Edited by: "dashforth" 26th Jun 2015

could I put wider tyres on this for light trails ? looks a bargain

pothead13

could I put wider tyres on this for light trails ? looks a bargain




Yes this bike takes 28c tyres.

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Nice bike

yezza29

9.82 Kg as opposed to the advertised … 9.82 Kg as opposed to the advertised 8.3....http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-pinnacle-bikes-dolomite-four-12-46684/

review is 3 years old and different groupset

SpamJavelin

Yeah, cycle to work would save up to 40% off this price I reckon.

if you pay higher rate tax. if you do why are you on here?

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kramer2088

if you pay higher rate tax. if you do why are you on here?




LOL, didn't realise this site was only for 'poor' people. National Insurance (stealth income tax) can also be removed so that's around 32%. The filthy rich can save even more money (42%) which is downright disgusting!

MAdam98

Of course it is! Weight when tested scientifically has very little effect … Of course it is! Weight when tested scientifically has very little effect for people like us who can't cycle very fast. And also, the weight of the wheels isn't as important. Weight of wheel makes a difference in acceleration. But it is easier to maintain speed on flat with heavier wheels.


My understanding of the physics is that a heavy wheel uses energy even at a constant speed on the flat. The centripetal force that helps you balance doesn't come for free. Also a light and thin tyre radically reduces rolling resistance. I haven't heard of riders choosing a heavy wheel for the flat stages of the big tours, but I'm happy to be put right on this by an expert.

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kramer2088

if you pay higher rate tax. if you do why are you on here?


Er have you seen the threshold for higher rate tax!

SpamJavelin

LOL, didn't realise this site was only for 'poor' people. National … LOL, didn't realise this site was only for 'poor' people. National Insurance (stealth income tax) can also be removed so that's around 32%. The filthy rich can save even more money (42%) which is downright disgusting!


Also the filthy rich are always looking for bargains, that is one reason they are rich in the first place.

kramer2088

if you pay higher rate tax. if you do why are you on here?



If you don't earn very much then why are you looking at an expensive bike?

stevemac40

If you don't earn very much then why are you looking at an expensive … If you don't earn very much then why are you looking at an expensive bike?

my poorly paid job participates in the Evans cycle to work scheme. This would mean paying approx £333 over a year for this bike. I can hobnob with the higher tax avoiders !

kramer2088

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/verenti-defense-wr21-sora-2015?referid=affwin&utm_source=affiliate-window&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=www.hotukdeals.com&utm_term=47868&utm_content=0.£100 less but sora. still....


different brand

kramer2088

my poorly paid job participates in the Evans cycle to work scheme. This … my poorly paid job participates in the Evans cycle to work scheme. This would mean paying approx £333 over a year for this bike. I can hobnob with the higher tax avoiders !



Maybe you should appreciate the extra tax they already pay rather than look upon them so negatively.

Guys - Very tempted...

Not a serious cyclist, could I use this for leisurely cycles in / around London including the cycle routes?

I have Vitality so can get this for £245. Should I?
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