Pinnacle lithium 4 suspension

ribbityeah Posts: 23
edited October 2016 in Commuting general

Anyone know if a suspension fork can be added to the pinnacle lithium 4?
My wrists are killing!!
Frame: 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium, double butted and flat-welded tubes
Rear Shock: NA
Fork: Cr-Mo steerer and blades
Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M390 Acera
Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-M4000 Alivio SGS
Number of Gears: 27
Shifters: Shimano SL-M4000 Alivio
Chain set: Shimano FC-M391 Acera
Chain rings: 44/32/22
Bottom Bracket: VP Square Taper
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG30-9 11/32T
Chain: KMC 9 speed nickel finish
Pedals: 1-pc translucent plastic pedals
Brakeset: Shimano BR-M506 hydraulic discs
Brake Levers: Shimano BL-M506
Handlebars: Pinnacle 6061 DB Aluminium Flat bar, 680mm width
Stem: Pinnacle Ahead Stem S/M 80mm-L/XL 90mm
Headset: VP
Grips: Super-soft Kraton rubber
Rims: Alex G6000 deep-section 32H
Front Hub: Joytech 6-bolt disc
Rear Hub: Joytech 6-bolt disc
Front Tyre: Kenda K-West K193 38c
Rear Tyre: Kenda K-West K193 38c
Tubes: Presta Valve
Spokes: Stainless PG
Saddle: Pinnacle Sport men`s
Seatpost: Pinnacle Aluminium 350mm x 27.2mm
Seat Binder: Pinnacle Single-bolt clamp
Weight: Size M Approx 11.8kg


  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    You could add suspension forks, yes, but you'll raise the front end changing the geometry and you'll also invalidate the warranty.

    Just fit bigger tyres (45 or 50mm) run at a Lower pressure, also look at your riding position and hand orientation which is much more likely to be your issue.

    You could also try and more forgiving rigid fork like the Mosso.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • Thankyou
  • Buy a Pinnacle Cobalt instead.

    If you don't want to do that, bend your elbows instead. Bent elbows will absorb the shock and vibration. Also what I done on my Pinnacle Neon is rotate the brake levers/shifters upwards a bit, I find that helpful. Makes your wrist more flatter.
  • swod1
    swod1 Posts: 1,639
    Is this bike a harsh ride on the road?

    It's one of the bikes I've been looking at on my hybrid bike search.
  • Hi late reply I know
    I don't imagine it is any harsher than any other bike of this type
    Just that I have been used to a mountain bike!
  • Saw this and wasn't sure if Swod1 is talking to me. Yeah I know the thread is old.

    I would say the Neon is 'harsh' as it has thinner tyres than the Lithium. Neon stock tyres are 28c. Lithiums should have 35c or 38c. But my Neon's are swapped to a 32c. Lithiums will be more comfortable than the Neon.

    If I have comfort problems, I just lift my bottom from the saddle by less than half a centimetre. My legs will mimic rear suspension. Plus bend my elbows to deal with front discomfort.

    I hope you haven't bought wider tyres yet. What I don't like about them is they make you slower when accelerating and climbing up a hill.