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Pinnacle Lithium bike preview: ‘At night the frame dazzles and sparkles’ | Martin Love

The bestselling hybrid from Evans Cycles has been given a posh new coat to mark its 10th birthday

Next Sunday the clocks go back – and cyclists will once again start to feel a whole lot more vulnerable on the road. This bike, however, will do its best to make sure you are well and truly seen. The paint is a silvery white in daylight, but at night it dazzles and sparkles thanks to its 3M reflective top coat. The special frame is part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Pinnacle – the respected inhouse brand of Evans Cycles. They’ve taken their bestselling hybrid, the Lithium, and created this limited edition, giving it a unique paint job as well as a host of nice extras. There’s an upgraded saddle; a built-in dynamo to give you permanent front light power (though it’s a bit stingy not to throw in a rear light, too); a sturdy rack placed up front so you can keep an eye on your bag; decent grips; and disc brakes for all-weather stopping. It’s time to go nocturnal… (

Price: £950
Frame: 6061 alloy
Gears: Shimano Alvio 9-speed
Weight: 13.9kg

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