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I tried one out at last...

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by The Jogger, 25 May 2008.

  1. The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

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  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Hi Jogger, which Giant equivalent were you thinking of? Link?
    Specialized Sirrus is also highly rated.
    Pinnacle is Evans own Brand.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

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  4. OP
    OP
    The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

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    Chichester
  5. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    As I have not tried any of the other bikes, but I do own a Pinnacle Stratus 2.0, I can say that I have no serious gripe with it. I find it very comfortable, and provided you don't expect road bike performance, it is perfectly good enough for the trails and towpaths it was designed for. The only problem I had was an infuriating click from the chainset which I finally ditched and replaced.

    Pinnacle bikes themselves seem good value, but Evan's service is patchy.
     
  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    There's a £100 covering the 3 and they all look reasonable (I discounted the suspended Giant). It's hard to say really. The spesh always has a good reputation, but I've often wondered why it comes with a suspension seatpost? Maybe it's because the ride is a bit stiff (fun!) but a bit vibey. Of the others, I rather like the Giant, Chromo forks always seem a good idea for comfort, better than Aluminium IMO. It would come down to trying them as specwise they're all OK for their respective prices. None of them would be a bad purchase!
     
  7. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I'm ever so slightly biased (as I own one), but I think you should give the Specialized Sirrus a test ride. I use mine for commuting and it's a great bike, IMHO.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

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    Thats it, I'll order a sirrus on Tuesday, as part of our cycle2work scheme. I will stick a rack on the back for a couple of panniers and a couple of lights etc.......enough of uuummmming and aaahhhing I only have until the end of the month.....
     
  9. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Try it first and make sure you get the right size.
    Make sure you can fit FULL mudguards if you're going to commute.

    Good luck!
     
  10. The 2006 model definitely can, Ive got them fitted.
     
  11. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Deffo give it a test ride first. You may actually prefer one of the other bikes you tried out...it's personal choice after all.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    The Jogger

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    I will, thanks but I don't think I'll need much convincing.....;)