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Pinnacle Arkose D2 2020 Gravel Bike – Spot-On Review

Pinnacle Arkose D2 2020 Gravel Bike

Pinnacle Arkose D2 2020 Gravel Bike Review

[Price +/- 1000$]


Pinnacle Bikes is the own brand of British bicycle retailer Evans Cycles. Started in 2006, Pinnacle is now a well-established manufacturer of urban, hybrid and cyclocross bicycles.

The Pinnacle Arkose was a pioneer of gravel bikes, been around since 2013 before the term “gravel” became a trend. For 2020 it’s had the most significant re-design in its 7 years in the market.

The 2020 Arkose is a benchmark for the versatility this type of bike can offer. The frame has full compatibility for wheel size (650B x 52C or 700C x 45mm), rear axle and Di2/cable gearing options.

With such a tire clearance, this Pinnacle bike is sure to perform well on long-distance rides along challenging roads. The geometry is close to a tourer or adventure bike, with a long wheelbase and chainstay for stability under loads, the rider’s position is more upright compared to some competitors, it really seems a great gravel for bikepacking.

The Pinnacle Arkose 2020 is equipped with a 48-32 tooth chainset (46-30 tooth on women’s models) and a standard 11/34T cassette, a good range for most unloaded or light-loaded rides.

It features 3 bottle-cage mounts, mudguard and rack eyelets, just like a serious touring bike – another characteristic moving this rig more towards the long-distance adventure cycling world, and a bit away from the race-performance market.

The Pinnacle Arkose is a great adventure/bikepacking gravel bike – comfortable, reliable, and pretty cheap


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Pinnacle Arkose 2020 – Specifications:

Frame6013-T6 heat treated alloy, w/Triple butted top and down tubes. 3 x bottle cage mounts, internal cable routing, interchangeable dropout & rack/mudguard mounts.
ForkFull carbon fork and alloy steerer
DerailleursShimano Tiagra 4700
Gears20 – FSA Omega Adventure MegaEXO 48-32T/ Shimano HG50011-34T
ShiftersShimano Tiagra 4700 10 Speed
BrakesetShimano RS405 hydraulic discs w/RT56 160mm rotors
HandlebarsPinnacle 6061 alloy gravel bar, 130mm drop, 8 degree flare, 86mm reach (S/M – 420mm, L/XL – 440mm)
RimsWTB ST i21 TCS 700c 32 hole, pinned, tubeless-ready
HubsNovatec 32H 2 sealed bearing (12 x 100mm + 12 x 142mm)
TyresWTB Riddler Comp 700 x 45c Tan Sidewall
Weight11.4 kg (M-Size)
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