Which Bike is Best or...

What bike and bike bits should you buy?

Fuji 1.5 or Pinnacle Dolomite?

Fuji 1.5 Sportif Compact 2013
2
40%
Pinnacle Dolomite 3 2013
1
20%
Other
2
40%
 
Total votes: 5

utdminiman
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Which Bike is Best or...

Postby utdminiman » Wed Sep 25, 2013 19:02 pm

Hi, I am 16 and looking to buy a new ride bike at around £500-600 I would use it to get to college and for riding for leisure. I'm small at only 5ft 3" and would be looking for a 50 CM frame size. I am also looking to get the bike on the ride 2 work scheme. I have found two bike and I would like to know what you think is best spec wise for the price since I don't know much about bikes. Also please note I have test ridden both bikes and they both ride well and the 2300 shifters don't phase me.

My favourite two bikes I have come up with are:

Fuji 1.5 Sportif Compact 2013 : http://www.evanscycles.com/products/fuj ... e-ec041874

Pinnacle Dolomite 3 2013 : http://www.evanscycles.com/products/pin ... e-ec044211

Also, if you can recommend a different 50cm framed bike around the same price would also be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advanced.

Geo555
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Re: Which Bike is Best or...

Postby Geo555 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 20:32 pm

You can pick up a 2013 Giant Defy 2 for £600 at Pauls Cycles.
http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b0s6p492 ... MPACT-2013

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Monty Dog
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Re: Which Bike is Best or...

Postby Monty Dog » Wed Sep 25, 2013 20:58 pm

I would suggest that a 50cm is too big - the Pinnacle has a 545mm toptube which is more suited to someone 3" taller. Suggest you look for a frame with a virtual toptube dimension in the region of 520mm - can't find a link to the Fuji geometry.
Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..

utdminiman
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Re: Which Bike is Best or...

Postby utdminiman » Thu Sep 26, 2013 08:02 am

I've test ridden both bikes and they are a bit big but I'm a teenager and going to grow so I'm sure they will fit fine within the next year. Even though the bike is big I am still safe and stable on them.


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