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Pinnacle Cobalt Four 2012 Hybrid Bike

For riders who enjoy country lanes one weekend and forest tracks the next. The Cobalt's a wide-ranging bike that makes fewer compromises, a bike that's at home on mixed terrain and remains comfortable on longer rides. All models use Suntour suspension forks with lockouts for tarmac use and feature the widest possible gear ranges with a wide-ratio triple chainset up front and a mountain bike gear set at the back. It's an ideal bike for fitting a rack and mudguards for all-weather commuting, or simply just having one of the most all-round bikes available.
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4 out of 5(80%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Pinnacle Cobalt Four 2012 Hybrid Bike
Review 1 for Pinnacle Cobalt Four 2012 Hybrid Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
cloch
Country:United Kingdom
Age:Over 65
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Reading

Excellent item

PostedJanuary 11, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
For the price this bike is excellent value. Brakes, gears, suspension and the seat. They are easy to use/ comfortable and effective .In your 70's you tend to be more critical if only because aches appear more quickly. This bike, on tarmac or woodland paths, makes cycling a pleasure.
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Review 2 for Pinnacle Cobalt Four 2012 Hybrid Bike
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Niteowl1867
Country:United Kingdom
Age:55-65
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Castleford

Very pleased with this bike, highly recommended

PostedDecember 23, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable
I wanted to replace my 12 year old Trek Navigator that has served me excellently over the years, I live and ride high in the Pennines and ride on and off road. After 200 miles ridden on my new Colbalt 4 I can say I have made the right choice, the gearing is just the right combination for climbing and the hydraulic brakes are incredible for the downhill runs.
Thanks to the staff at the Catsleford branch for their patience and excellent service, they even gave me an empty bike box so that I can transport my old bike to the USA for my holiday in the spring.
Oh and the £100 voucher came in handy for the extras I needed to personalise the bike.
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Review 3 for Pinnacle Cobalt Four 2012 Hybrid Bike
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5 / 5
5 / 5
afloh
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Beginner
Gender:Male
It was bought:Guildford

Excellent bike!

PostedNovember 6, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
This bike is absolutely fabolous. I really enjoy going to work every day. The bike is light and comfortable.
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Review 4 for Pinnacle Cobalt Four 2012 Hybrid Bike
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2 / 5
2 / 5
rustledust
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Manchester - Deansgate

Oh dear...

PostedOctober 31, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
Cons: Heavy
I have been using this bike for three months now and do 90 miles a week on my commute.
This is my first bike so I had an idea what I wanted but didn’t really know what would best suit my needs so was steered toward the Pinnacle by Evans staff over the Cannondale Quick SL2. However, I can hold my hands up and say that the £100 voucher on gear that comes with the bike also turned my head and as a result I ended up with the completely wrong bike for me.
I can see how the occasional cyclist may think the bike ticks most boxes for them if they only use it for the odd pootle around at the weekends as it is fairly comfy, has disc brakes and a suspension fork. Although, I would honestly like the other reviewer ‘kopite64’ to kindly point out what these ‘special little touches’ are. I have ridden mine for well over 1000 miles so far and still haven’t got a Scooby!
All I can say is using it as a year-round commuter is hard work and it is by no means a quick bike.
I recently changed the tractor tyres that come with the (cough) Pinnacle to thinner Schwalbe marathon plus which means that it feels less like dragging a washing machine behind me but at the end of the day it’s still a heavy bike. I also got some clipless pedals so the £100 voucher ended up being a false economy.
In short, only consider this bike for the odd trip to the shops and nothing more. I for one can’t wait to get rid of it!
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Grossly unfair comments.
Posted January 24, 2013
I can only say here that in my opinion 'rustledust's' scathing review of his purchase is wowfully inacurate. I myself considered the Cannondale Quick SL2 and actually went to the Liverpool branch to purchase it, as it was about £70 cheaper than in my own local cycle shop. But after lengthy test rides, yes rides. I found the riding position of the Cannondale a bit too sit up & beggy for my liking, as it has quite a short top tube (the shortest in it's class I believe). So I went home disappointed.
At no time did the staff there even mention their own brand of cycles to me. Which might have saved me a second trip there as the Cobalt Four was on display near the Cannondale. Luckily I found it later via their website. While i don't commute 9 miles each way a day, I do ride 20-30 miles each way at weekends (hardly a pootle to the shops). And tyres apart ( they are more mountain bike than hybrid, but a long way from tractor like). I still can't fault it. The disc brakes are amazingly responsive. The seat the most comfortable of all the bikes i've owned so far, especially on those longer than 9 mile rides. The riding position spot on and the gear changing swift & accurate. And as I mentioned in my review there are several, (not special as i'm wrongly quoted) little touches. Frame protectors on the cables as standard and a real badge on the headtube to name but two. And at no time at all have I felt like i'm "dragging a washing machine behind me". Quite the opposite. Considering it has sprung suspension forks, it's still lighter than expected, as well as quick. And i'm no Bradly Wiggins!
I'm yet to experiance any ride where I've felt let down by this bike, and wouldn't hesitate to buy another should I need to in the future. In my opinion the Cobalt Four is still worth the 5star rating i gave it back in September.
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Review 5 for Pinnacle Cobalt Four 2012 Hybrid Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
kopite64
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Liverpool

Lots of bang for your buck!

PostedSeptember 9, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight
I've had this cycle just over a fortnight now and have been able to put in a few miles.
I have to say this is a gem of a bike and you really do get a lot of 'bang for your buck'. I spent along time doing my research and test riding different bikes of varying price. But the quality of the components that's fitted as standard, the bikes weight and overall ride really wowed me. The Shimano disc brakes are fantastic. The gear changes slick & precise. Even the saddle and handlebar grips are really comfortable.
It's really hard to be negative about this bike as they seem to have put a lot of thought into putting this bike together at the planning stage. Which has paid off. As there are several little touches you don't see on more expensive bikes than this but make you go "hmmm now I like that". I'll not spoil any surprises right now.
Overall I think anybody choosing this cycle or any cycle in the Pinnacle range will be pleased with their purchase. I know I am.
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