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PINNACLE RAMIN 3 PLUS

Price: £900.00 (Currently on sale for £750.00) / From: Evans Cycles, evanscycles.com

Pinnacle is the house-brand of retail giant, Evans Cycles, but the range is way more than a selection of rebadged catalogue bikes. The brand’s bike designer James Olsen has a long pedigree in the UK bike industry and is one of those designers who likes to really practice what he preaches, with various Pinnacle bikes being put to the test on an epic camping trip to Nepal, or ultra road rides from London to the Eurobike show in Germany.

The Ramin range starts with the Ramin 1, a 1x9 fully rigid 29er that can be bought for less than £600. The Ramin 2 adds a suspension fork, but it’s the Ramin 3 that seems to have attracted all of the interest. Coming well under the magic Bike to Work threshold, it offers a versatile, fully rigid machine that can be put to many uses. While all of the bikes in the range can accept plus tyres, the Ramin 3 Plus, as the name suggests is specced with them from the off. It also has a trick up its sleeve in the form of an eccentric bottom bracket shell. this means that the bike’s bottom bracket can be adjusted for running 29er wheels, or used to take up the slack if you’re running the bike singlespeed (or hub geared…).

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