Which of these three bikes?

peacock1987 Posts: 16
edited May 2013 in Road buying advice

I am looking at buying my first road bike this week. I have narrowed my choices down to:

Specialized Allez Compact.
Trek 1.1.
Pinnacle Dolomite 1 or 2.

Does anybody have any experience of these bikes? I often read good things about the Specialized and Trek, but not heard too much on the Pinnacle. I would be using the bike to commute, train and perhaps enter a triathlon (one day).


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  • danlikesbikes
    danlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    All 3 are good bikes & think you will get good reviews from owners of the Spec & Trek as possibly more popular models but does not make the Pinnacle bad just less owners.

    Best thing to do is ignore what others say & get on them and try them, see which feels good for you, handles well etc. You might be surprised that whilst bikes frames will be available in similar sizes they will be different and have different handling and characteristics.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • Spudboy
    Spudboy Posts: 101
    Spesh all day long.