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Customer reviews for Pinnacle Arkose One 2013 Cyclocross Bike

Pinnacle Arkose One 2013 Cyclocross Bike

The Arkose rolls fast over tarmac, towpaths, woodland trails and country bridleways. It takes influence from Cyclo-Cross race bikes without compromising its intended use as an efficient high-mileage, all-round, cross-terrain machine. Using a tapered-steerer all-carbon fork and a taper-oval top tube for accurate handling and reduced impact shocks makes this a comfortable ride at speed. The geometry is relaxed enough for high-speed off-road use in wet conditions as well as retaining a neutral feel on tarmac. A chainstay disc mount with maximum heel clearance matches well with narrow Q-factor road chainset and ensures simple fitting of mudguards or racks.
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7 out of 7(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Pinnacle Arkose One 2013 Cyclocross Bike
Review 1 for Pinnacle Arkose One 2013 Cyclocross Bike
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
AT1979
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Wandsworth

Light, robust and solid; the perfect commuter

PostedNovember 28, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
I decided to go for a cyclocross for my commute to work (16 miles each way on variable London road surfaces). I wanted light and fast, but also tough and sturdy. I primarily went for the Arkos One becuase it was on offer as 2013 stock, and the new model is coming in soon, so £750 down to £600 looked like a bargain to me.
The bike stops well, steer nicely and copes with variable terrain easily. My main gripe is the gear-set. As per this level of bike, it's not Shimano's best, but it is more than sufficient for my purposes and skill. The only complaint is that changing down is sometimes a little clunky and imprecise.
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Review 2 for Pinnacle Arkose One 2013 Cyclocross Bike
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Thoran
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Manchester - Chill Factore

Good re-introduction to road style of bike

PostedSeptember 26, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons: clunky gear changes, paintwork
I've had this bike for 6 months now and its been a good re-introduction to a road style of bike. My last few previous bikes have been mountain or a hybrid leading toward a mountain bike. However I was finding the hybrid a bit heavy for my commute to work and I was getting to the top range of its mountain bike gears very quickly. Therefore I decided to look at a road bike. After speak to the helpful staff in store they suggested a Cyclocross bike as I have to be able to fit a rack for my panniers and child seat and the Cyclocross would offer more stability due to its more steadier frame. I tried several in store and found this one to be comfortable with a good riding position for me. I especially liked the dual position of the break leavers, primary with gear leaves on the sweep downs and the secondary on the straight bit of the handle bars. Which is really good for me coming from a hybrid/mountain bike, it gave me confidence in the bike when breaking from an upright position with not having to reach for the break leaver.
The only complain I have about the bike is the paint on the peddles. On mine the matt black paint has scratch off very quickly and easily.
This bike is an excellent bike for people who are used to a hybrid/mountain bike for getting a road style of bike. One improvement they could make though is a bit of suspension on the seat post like my hybrid has. Took me a little while to get used to not having any suspension at all and I found the ride very hard to begin with but now I have no trouble with it.
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Review 3 for Pinnacle Arkose One 2013 Cyclocross Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
kevin1605
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Guildford

Great Bike

PostedSeptember 5, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable
Bought this bike mainly as a winter road bike. Roads in my area tend to get pot holed and full of debris, so wanted more grip and cushioning as well as mudguard compatible.
Unlike more expensive cross bikes with disc brakes, this bike has gearing more suited to the road, with a 50/34 compact double chainset, so it suites my needs better.
Having had a couple of runs out on the road and a bit of off road, the bike has performed well. It is fun on flat non-technical bridleways and good on tarmac. Although it definately doesn't have the acceleration of a proper road bike, it is faster than a mountain bike.
As a bonus I didn't have to junk the saddle on day 1. It might still get replaced, but at least it is comfortable enough to get a proper assessment.
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Review 4 for Pinnacle Arkose One 2013 Cyclocross Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
smile
Country:United Kingdom
Age:18-24
Style:Commuting
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Female
It was bought:Online

This bike is just fantastic

PostedFebruary 17, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
I recently purchased this bike, and so far it has just surpassed my expectations.
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Review 5 for Pinnacle Arkose One 2013 Cyclocross Bike
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
marginwalker777
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Edinburgh

A robust all rounder

PostedFebruary 2, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight
This is was my first foray into a road style bike. So far I'm pretty pleased with the results. Gear system is very smooth - occasional "clunk" but that's probably down to my hashy bashy approach than the setup ! Ride is quite stiff, so you do feel quite a bit of the road or surface you are riding on, but it pretty lightweight & I've increased my avg speed by at least 3-5mph.
Brakes are pretty good to - something I was concerned about. Occasional squeaky but nothing serious. Looking forward to the better weather & taking it for a long ride !!!
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Review 6 for Pinnacle Arkose One 2013 Cyclocross Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
dailycommute77
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Spitalfields

Good catch-all bike

PostedJanuary 30, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable
Purchased this bike for the new commute following a change of job- perfect for cycling through town on some poor road conditions. Feels solid, extremely comfortable and spot-on for the daily ride to and from work. Wouldn't necessarily recommend for longer out of town rides but would certainly do the job without too much of an issue if push came to shove. Excellent bike and good value; would definitely recommend as a good starter bike.
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Review 7 for Pinnacle Arkose One 2013 Cyclocross Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Elultimolince
Country:Spain
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

The Perfect Commuter Bike

PostedJanuary 29, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable
Cons: not much gears
I bought this bike for commuting 20 miles per day, over flat paths between trees. And I got right!
The Pinnacle Arkose One isn't so weightlight, it isn't for competitions, but it's only 22'8 pounds. It's sooooo confortable specially because the frame isn't so racing and you can use the secondary brake levers when you need it. If your aren't going to ride over mud, the mini V-Brakes are enough.
For a product with this specifications, I think it's a very good price. If I use it for commuting and I don't use my car, I'm going to depreciate the bike purchase in six months.
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