Whats todays Arkose?

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Whats todays Arkose?

Post by FLV » Thu May 13, 2021 11:00 am

Asking for a chap at work who wants a gravel bike

Previously, if someone mentioned looking for a good gravel bike (not drop bar MTB) at a good price - The Pinnacle Arkose was universally recommended.
I agreed, even bought one. Its good, even if it is in pieces currently...

But after being asked by a chap at work, I discovered they don't make them anymore it seems.

So what's the go-to currently? (ignoring availability issues)

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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Thu May 13, 2021 11:18 am

Camino?

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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu May 13, 2021 11:28 am

Lol.. I'm still working on it
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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by Landslide » Thu May 13, 2021 11:31 am

Canyon Grevil? Rumour has it there's actually some availability in the UK!

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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by ssnowman » Thu May 13, 2021 12:09 pm

Riverside 920 touring?
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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by samwise » Thu May 13, 2021 12:13 pm

See a few Marin Nicasio's about....

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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by jameso » Thu May 13, 2021 1:11 pm

Evans still make them, but (bites tongue)

Camino would be my choice. Good bike, good price, good company.

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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by K1100T » Thu May 13, 2021 1:18 pm

Depends if you want a road based gravel bike, or an off-road based gravel bike...?
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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by faustus » Thu May 13, 2021 1:56 pm

I'd say Camino. Good company (not cracked yet Shaf!), and very versatile like an Arkose but with a bit more clearance. Had an Arkose for 7 years and the Camino for a year or so. Both can be adapted to be more road or off road focused and a bargain price when available too. :wink:

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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by AndreR » Thu May 13, 2021 2:01 pm

Another very happy Camino owner and Alpkit customer
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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by FLV » Thu May 13, 2021 5:15 pm

Thanks everyone, I will pass it on.

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Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Post by ton » Thu May 13, 2021 5:32 pm

i would opt for a genesis or a surly in some form or other. wife has a straggler, it is very good. takes a 2'' tyre. fugio is ace looking from genesis.

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