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Dolan DF4 Carbon track bike review

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From 44T - 66T, there's plenty of room, whatever your gearing. If the big sprinters can ride these bikes without issue then the rest of us will be fine. Dolan always offers good value for money, but this bike still costs over £4,500, so expectations are high. Dropped rear stays help aero efficiency and compliance while the main tubes hug the front and rear wheels to create stable airflow over the frame. On close inspection I reckon a 28c tyre would fit in the rear; the front is a little more restrictive. This is by far the best-value carbon track bike on the market. A nicer shaped bar, rounded or flat, would be better here.

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It also means that you can order exactly the right size stem and your preferred saddle and handlebar too, a nice touch that makes buying bikes a little more tailored and avoids having to update parts immediately after purchasing. These all performed as well as they should and only enhanced the ride of the Dolan. This bike has definite potential. Join us once or you can join us every time, we don't mind. You do, however, get some very expensive components in the wheels and handlebars — just make sure you get the rights ones for you. It gave me confidence being so planted.

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Dolan Rebus Ultegra review

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It was never twitchy but felt responsive and very planted at full speed — even with a mixture of five-spoke wheels, disc wheels and traditional spokies placed in the bike. Riding it, I found it excelled at speeds between 17-22mph — flat, fast rides are what this bike is all about. The Rebus does have one or two restrictions that should be noted down, the first being that you can only fit 25c tyres or smaller in the frame. The draw now is that now you can build up a frame to match your specific needs — within the realms of the products on offer. The handlebars mixed with deep rims meant hard impacts rattled me and the bike. Integrated handlebars and stems offer a great aesthetic and look very clean when the cables are hidden. Simply comment below with your dream Dolan Bike.

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Dolan Bikes, Unit 7 Ringtail Place, Ormskirk (2020)

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On that point, the frame only takes classic dual-pivot calipers and not the direct-mount style that gives clearance for up to 30c tyres. Dual-pivot brakes could be a limiting factor when it comes to tyre width The new Dolan Rebus is a full carbon aero road bike made from Torayca T1000 carbon, similar material used to make the Pinarello F10. This will have helped that silky smooth ride but has ultimately hindered outright performance in my eyes. If you're unsure how to follow us, Direct Message us your Zwift name, we will follow you and you can follow us back. It feels like it crashes through the bigger hits no matter what action I took to soften the blows.

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Dolan Rebus Ultegra review

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Out-of-the saddle efforts created brake rub more often than not and I even unwound the brakes to help stop this. The Japanese-made material is known for its high tensile strength, high stiffness-to-weight ratio and quality production process. Custom designed to make organising those spare track parts simple. Heading to some of the tougher climbs around Surrey; likes of Leith Hill and Staple Lane you notice the 7. The cockpit is also pretty flexy under load, fairly typical of integrated bars which allow you to generate greater leverage. Specification As listed you can buy this as a frameset costing £1,249.

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Anybody interested in joining us, follow our Zwift account, Dolanbikes Staff, and we will add you to the group. Treat your chainrings, sprockets, Allen keys, chainwhips and gear chart to a new home. Dolan Rebus ride It was a bit of a mixed bag for the Dolan Rebus. This means you can play around with your budget and focus on the areas that are important to you and your riding. I tried to push its aero boundaries a little with a good mix of terrain and types of rides, taking it into the hills of Surrey as well as flatter rides out to Windsor from west London. You may be in self isolation, or you may still be working.

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Dolan Rebus Ultegra review

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Usually on those roads I can feel many of the small lumps and bumps, but not so much on the Dolan Rebus, and that is despite the relatively narrow Mavic tyres, measuring their intended 25c size. I even noticed a bit of wheel rub at the front. Plus the hard edges on top I found to be very uncomfortable. . This exact build at the time of testing is a penny under £5,000, which is a lot of money for a track bike. .

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Dolan Bikes, Unit 7 Ringtail Place, Ormskirk (2020)

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