Pinnacle is the in-house brand at Evans Cycles. The bikes are designed by James Olsen, who also worked on the retailer’s HOY collection and before that he was the geometry and tubing genius behind Genesis bikes.
Olsen is yet to create a carbon bike – he’s instead become a master of working with harder-wearing aluminium. A seasoned bike packing racer, Olsen appreciates a bike that’s sturdy, reliable, and able to handle more varied terrain than is typical. Most Pinnacle bikes come with room for wider tyres, and all have eyelets for mudguards and panniers. Though there are road bikes, adventure road/cyclocross bikes and mountain bikes in the range – the hybrid bikes are some of the biggest sellers, perhaps thanks to their practicality and sturdy ride quality.
All model families come with women’s versions available – in most cases with a very slightly altered geometry, the key changes are in the touch points: handlebars, cranks and saddle.
Being an in-house brand for Evans Cycles, Pinnacle bikes are able to offer impressive spec for the money. But there’s much more to them than being a ‘good deal’. In recent years the brand has produced some intriguing new creations that genuinely show they’re not just following trends: the Chronium and Lithium Ion being two examples.
The full range is pretty extensive, but here’s a look at some of the most popular and interesting Pinnacle hybrid women’s bikes for 2017…