The Pinnacle range from Evans Cycles has been steadily growing for years, but its only when we saw (almost) every model in one room that we realised quite how extensive it had become.
The bikes are the work of James Olsen, bike packing extraordinaire and the man behind the ceaselessly popular Genesis Equilibrium and Croix de Fer models as well as HOY bikes. Established in 2006, Pinnacle bikes have always been about providing fun, accessibility, and diversity whilst ideally ticking off comfort and stability along the way.
We visited the Evans showroom to see the line up. All the women’s models are available to suit a rider from around 5 foot to 5 foot 9 and have narrower bars, women’s saddles and shorter stem and cranks. The frames geometries are slightly altered to cater for a smaller rider though there is a lot of overlap between the smaller men’s bikes and larger women’s bikes.
For 2016, Pinnacle are making their first steps into the electric bike market. Evans have previously been cautious of e-bikes, concerned over the liklihood of warranty issues. However, they made the move to create a bike that offered a little helping hand when Shimano launched their Steps System electric set up. Shimano are now offering a reliable platform with a large capacity lithium ion-battery pack and easy to use controls, which Pinnacle’s creators have put their trust in.
Based on the on/off road all-rounder Lithium hybrid, Evans hope their new e-bike will provide something a bit different to the more road and city suited models currently available, and they’ll also be able to provide easy in-store service. The bikes will be available later this year, and will retail at around £1,700.