The latest bike to cross the road.cc threshold is the £525 Pinnacle Dolomite SS, the SS standing for singlespeed.
This bike, built around a 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium frame and an aluminium/cromo steel fork, features Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes and will take 32mm tyres, or 28mm tyres if you want to fit mudguards.
The last singlespeed we reviewed here on road.cc was the £499.99 Charge Plug 1 (below). That bike also has a 6061 aluminium frame although braking comes courtesy of Tektro CR-710 cantis.
VecchioJo said, “The Charge Plug 1 is a good looking commute, cyclo-cross, gravel, bit of everything bike with a simple alloy frame and fork, even more basic singlespeed drivetrain, and unremarkable parts and wheels.”
The Genesis Flyer singlespeed (below) that we review last year is now £649.99. The frame is made from, seamless double butted chromoly and it has Promax RC-482 calliper brakes.
We called it a “well-considered singlespeed workhorse with a lovely frame and decent spec for the money”.
It was Dave Atkinson who reviewed the Genesis and he’s going to be thrashing the Pinnacle around the streets over the next few weeks. He’ll be back with a full review soon.
For more info go to www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-dolomite-singlespeed-2017-road-bike-EV264164
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.