- Pinnacle Arkose Three (jameso to the forum please)
Finally ordered an Arkose X in the Evans Black Friday deal. Also got an extra 8% off with instant vouchers through my work rewards scheme. Blinding deal. Hopefully picking up from the Bristol store later this week. Can’t wait to try 650b on the local lanes and tracks…Posted 1 month agomartinkielyMember
Morning all, I think I’ve gone blind trawling this lot, so can anyone help with a hub question? I have a 2015 Arkose which has gloss black Joytech (?) cup and cone hubs, with as far as I can see, no identifying marks. The freehub has gone on the rear – any pointers on to replacement? Evans used to stock some, but no longer offer one. I can always just get a Deore hub to replace it, but would rather not rebuild the wheel if I can avoid it – though it might give me a excuse to try my hand a wheel building. The bike was bought second hand and had done very few miles before I got it, but think what little grease was in the rear hub and probably the freehub got washed out going through the floods in Cheshire recently!Posted 1 month ago
Arkose 1 2015 Joytech D342RCC EV264869
Arkose 2 2015 Joytech D342RCC EV264869
Hi Martin, this is the info for the 2 Arkoses that used Joytechs in 2015 but the freehubs are out of stock now.Joytech D142DSE uses the same freehub if that helps locate one anywhere else? tbh I’d pop a Shimano in there or a Shimano-hubbed wheelset.Posted 1 month ago
Picked up the new Arkose X yesterday…just waiting on some wider tape to convert the Byways to tubeless, but the bike seemed comfier on my local tracks with 650b tyres, even at slightly higher pressures to avoid pinchflats…need to get some knobblier 650b tyres too, as the slick Byways were pretty skittish in mud (though highly entertaining!)Posted 1 month ago
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Arkose and Neon models for 2020, or will the existing ones be kept on until next year?
Hi Waldner, the 2019 bikes just become ‘2020’ bikes – no real changes aside from any rolling change on minor Shinao spec details as needed.
@charliem, sorry to hear that.. parts removed while locked up? The X is the same frame as the others, compared to 2018 or earlier it’s the same fit also. 46 will clear if it fitted your previous bike, yes.Posted 1 month ago
charliem really sorry to hear about the bike bits getting stolen (that really stinks). Just putting a thumbs up out for the Arkose X. Only second ride out on mine but I love it, especially with Sram Rival and the 650b Byways. Have a 2015 singlespeed version so familiar with the bike, but this version does seem better. A great price at the moment,and don’t forget to go via TopCashBack for a further 6% off – doubt you can beat it for £987…Posted 1 month agodonaldMember
I’m sure this has been answered before, but at 5’10” am I med or lge on an Arkose? Lge seat tube looks good but mega ett?? Ta.
Im 5’10.5″. I bought a medium and thought it was a little small so I swapped it for a large (at no cost) which I thought was a little big! I have kept the large and changed to a shorter stem. I’d suggest you get the medium and be prepared to put a longer stem on. Evans do test rides though so that’s the route to go down.
Love the bike BTWPosted 1 month agodai3015Member
HiPosted 1 month ago
Looking for a bit of advice
I’m 5’8 and am looking for an upright gravel bike. I have previously had a medium giant toughroad and found the reach a little too much. I’m looking at the women’s arkose D1 in a size tall and seems to have a high stack height, just wondered if you thought that would give me the upright ish position that I’m looking for?
@dai3015 it could do, though the stack gain will only be about a spacer’s or two’s worth – it’s not really a ‘womens-specific’ design, more of an adjusted fit where the seat angle, standover and reach/stack plus finish kit and colour varies a bit. It may be biased the right way for what you want.Posted 1 month ago
Do you think the Arkose D3 will be discounted anytime soon?
Tempted to order now but knowing my luck it will be reduced in price soon after i place my order.
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^ if not discounted for BF I doubt it.
@PMK2060 – they are discounted now.. wasn’t expected and I was wrong. Did you order one at the higher price?Posted 1 month ago
@jameso – I’ve a query about the fork on my Arkose X. About 5cm up from the axle on the inside of the right leg is a rectangular aperture, say 3cm x 1cm in size. Is this supposed to be blanked off to stop mud and grit from getting inside the fork? I’ve covered it off with electrical tape, but wanted to check i wasnt missing a part?Posted 4 weeks ago
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After removing tge electrical tape the aperture is smaller than i suggested earlier, but no internal rubber bung that I could see. There’s also a tiny “pinhole” further down the fork leg (same on both inside flanks of the forks). The appreture just seems a little vulnerable to muck getting inside if not plugged in some way?
Bungs – a lot of spares have been taken off stock recently for various reasons, we’ll check stock or ETAs.
Long shot I bought a medium as I’m on the cusp of small and large. However with bigger drops I find the reach excessive.
Any one got a small frame they would like to swap or a cheap one for sale
Bought new? If so check the Right Bike Guarantee on the Evans site. Or maybe a stem or bar swap, since the small will also have a lower front end, potentially increasing reach to the bar.Posted 2 weeks agohochmatochSubscriber
I’d like to try 650b. I’ve got the 2018 Arkose 4: 12mm thru axle upfront and QR on the back. I’m struggling to find a wheelset that matches said combo. Is it possible to convert rear thru axle to QR? Anyone with any real world experience that can provide some guidance?Posted 2 weeks ago
…or the Prime Kanza 650b wheels from CRC: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/prime-kanza-650b-alloy-gravel-wheelset/rp-prod187140Posted 2 weeks ago
A touch cheaper, 1550g and with QR conversion kits sold separately. Internal width “only” 21mm on these compared with 25mm on the Hunts…
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