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The Pinnacle Arkose is a production of Evans Cycles, and is marketed as being one of the best road and trail bikes out there. It is certainly a bike that looks stunning, and has the look of a racer crossed with an XC bike. The specs are wonderful, and are bound to keep you happy in the long run.

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BikeNameResellerPrice
Pinnacle Arkose 1 2018 Adventure Ex-Demo Ex-Display
Pinnacle Arkose 1 2018 Adventure Ex-Demo Ex-Display
$875 $601
You save 31%
Pinnacle Arkose D1 2019 Adventure
Pinnacle Arkose D1 2019 Adventure
$1,041
You save 31%
Pinnacle Arkose R1 2019
Pinnacle Arkose R1 2019
$1,136
You save 31%
Pinnacle Arkose A8 2019 Adventure
Pinnacle Arkose A8 2019 Adventure
$1,000 $1,073
Pinnacle Arkose D2 2019 Adventure
Pinnacle Arkose D2 2019 Adventure
$1,293
Pinnacle Arkose R2 2019
Pinnacle Arkose R2 2019
$1,577
Pinnacle Arkose D3 2019 Adventure
Pinnacle Arkose D3 2019 Adventure
$1,640
Pinnacle Arkose X 2019 Adventure Cream
Pinnacle Arkose X 2019 Adventure Cream
$1,767

Pinnacle Arkose Review

One of the first things we noticed about the Pinnacle Arkose was the Shimano 105 gear shifter, with 22 speeds on it. This on its own felt like it beat out every single one of the other spec’d bikes in the same price bracket, including the Tiagra sets so many others have.

When we factored in the gorgeous Shimano 785 Ultegra braking system with finned pads and a lockout, this bike took the cake. Overall, this is a bike that looks absolutely stunning…. on paper. When we took it out for the test rides, the reactions from our team were mixed.

For some people, the hydraulic reservoirs on the brake levers put off the smoothness of the bike, although others said that the whole negative aspect was due to the way the Pinnacle tended to jolt like it was possessed when riding off-road. This wasn’t even on the rougher paths, but those with a few bumps every now and then.

+Pros:

  • Gorgeous components
  • Great gearing
  • Looks amazing
  • Good frame design
  • Rigid frame

-Cons:

  • Can be a little bumpy on rougher roads
  • No spark to its personality

The Verdict

The Arkose is a bike that has been built to last as long as it is being ridden in its element. Take it off the roads and onto rural paths and dirt roads, though, and you may have problems.

These aren’t huge problems, but they do stop the bike from receiving the best score that it could have. While it looks amazing on paper, the ride quality simply didn’t hold up to our expectations.

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