Pinnacle Expede

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Alun, 18 Jun 2008.

  1. Alun

    Alun Veteran

    I was thinking of getting one of these (with drop handlebars)for mainly tarmac, but also significant canal bank/sustrans track use. I've already got a MTB for "proper" offroad stuff. Has anybody got one/ridden one, what do you think of it?
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Reviewed on Bike Radar recently;

    If you're after a 'cross bike specifically, it's worth looking around a bit, as there are quite a few on the market now.
  3. OP

    Alun Veteran

    Thanks John,

    I was just thinking of a road bike that could take to the paths as well, and hopefully give a comfortable ride.

    I won't be going to a cyclocross event, other than as a spectator.

    I hope to have a closer look at an expede this weekend.
  4. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    There's been some discussion about this (I think mainly in the commuting/cyclo-cross forums).

    A point I remember being made that might be worth considering is that "true" cross bikes are designed to be ridden for an hour at a time, and might not be all that comfy as a road bike to do distance on. What you might be thinking of is something along the lines of a road bike with clearance for bigger tyres, and lower gearing, in which case a tourer might fit the bill better.

    If you have the budget for the Expede, you've a fair amount of choice, and could look at something like Planet X' Kaffenback frame, built to the spec you want...

    If you don't mind not having drop bars, there's a flat bar build of Planet X' "Uncle John" cross bike available on Chain Reaction cycles for £599 that could be worth a look;
  5. cyberpete

    cyberpete Active Member

    I just bought a 2009 Expede 1.0 (2 wks ago) after riding genesis mtb. Prefer it to be honest. Gun metal grey suits as it seems to go like a bullet on or off road. Carbon rear stays and carbon front forks make it well comfy. 21 llbs 20 gears - enough to make you fly. Also has 2 water bottle mounts and can take full length mud guards. Canti brakes makes it stop hard. but the best bit ? Massivevly extendable stem so you can hugely adjust handle bar height. Went thru richmond Park like a rocket last weekend. The Expede 1.0 is a fast piece of kit. I added a suspension seat post cos I am a wuss for comfort but I love the bike geometry to be honest. Feels real.
  6. colcazal

    colcazal New Member


    I recently bought a Pinnacle Aeos Carbon 2, I know its not an expede but just to let you know that I am very happy with the pinnacle brand. Great value for money and A well thought out bike.

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