DOLAN FRAMES WHICH ONE

by baz69   May 7, 2012  

anyone bought a dolan and if so how do you rate them ,looking at their framesets can anyone explain which one would be most suitable for doing sportives and sunday spins good at climbing ,had alook at there site but i would need help from some of the expereinced riders on here to understand which would be best frame gonna put shimano 105 and mavic aksium ,my thinking is buy the best frame i can and upgrade components later as i improve,thanks .

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It's the Hercules that's aimed at spotives if I remember right, so that'll probably suit you best. If you can still find a Mythos it'll do the same job for a lot less money, though.

I ride a Preffisio for commuting and even with full guards, rack and pannier it rides nice and climbs well.

I've no experience of his carbon frames but I can't imagine you'll go wrong with one of them.

Rob

posted by robert.brady [146 posts]
7th May 2012 - 11:49

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Hercules SL

Obvs.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
7th May 2012 - 14:31

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Hi,

I thought it was the Tuono for sportives?

...I could easily be wrong

On another note - if you do get one please tell us what's it like. I'm looking at getting a Dolan in the next 4-6 months as well. The Tuono SL looks very nice!

MrC

posted by MrC [12 posts]
8th May 2012 - 14:46

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I have Hercules SE , Great at smoothing the rubbish roads, while remaining quick. For the price great bike, maybe not the lightest or that flash.

posted by gorseey [10 posts]
8th May 2012 - 20:24

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RANG DOLAN TODAY THERE RECOMENDATION WERE EITHER THE TUONO OR HERCULES ,FORGOT TO ASK BUT CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHATS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE SE AND SL MODELS

posted by baz69 [19 posts]
8th May 2012 - 20:39

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the SE is the old version, the SL is the new one. I think the SE has internal cable routing and a full carbon fork. im sure there are load of other differences but those two stand out to me. the full carbon fork would make a difference to the total frame weight.

posted by gorseey [10 posts]
9th May 2012 - 9:46

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the SE is the old version, the SL is the new one. I think the SL has internal cable routing and a full carbon fork. im sure there are load of other differences but those two stand out to me. the full carbon fork would make a difference to the total frame weight.

posted by gorseey [10 posts]
9th May 2012 - 11:02

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I would not bother with Aksiums. American Classic Sprint 350 are just as durable and much lighter at 1400g. Might even be some for sale in classifieds of Road.cc Big Grin

posted by veseunr [278 posts]
9th May 2012 - 12:15

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Dolan's site is woeful. I'm a Dolan owner of 4 years and even I have no clue whatsoever what bike is for what purpose on there (when talking about the Hercules, Ares or Tuono). Click on a link for more info and it's an empty box each and every single time.

I'm in the market for a new bike, had to call them up a few times and it's pot luck how much help you get.

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posted by dodgy [102 posts]
10th May 2012 - 10:34

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When I was looking at my possible options for a new bike I did email a few questions over to Dolan but never got a reply.

Admittedly, I was pretty set on a couple of bikes but the right answers might have changed my mind.

posted by Super Domestique [1583 posts]
10th May 2012 - 10:56

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