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Stiff, durable and dependable - that's the Pinerolo AL 1.0 road bike. Kitted out with Shimano Sora components and all built on a triple butted aluminum frame which is light, fast and ideally suited for the weekend rider wanting a trouble-free ride.
|Number of gears:||18|
|Steerer:||1 1/8" Ahead|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Front Derailleur Mount:||Band On|
|Dropouts:||Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Wheelset:||Saturae rc50 Wheelset|
|Brake Levers/Gear Shifters:||Shimano Sora|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Sora|
|Brakes:||Shimano Sora levers|
|Chainring Size:||50 Tooth, 34 Tooth|
|Bottom Bracket:||Sealed Cartridge|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
|Warranty:||5 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty|
Aluminum alloy is still one of the best materials to make a bicycle frame from and Mekk employs the latest in alloy material manipulation techniques, giving a ride quality that rivals some carbon composite bikes costing twice as much. Mekk aluminum alloy delivers similar stiffness to the best carbon fiber composite materials and in some areas it delivers more.
The tradeoff is a little more weight but the gain is a lower price tag and proven durability. Mekk could have spent a lot more money making the A1 Series frames lighter and then passed that cost on to you, but the durable performance would have been compromised and Mekk don’t believe in compromises.
The Shimano Sora componetry is dependable and works. Shifting is good and delivers the performance you require. The gearing choices you have are good also. Fitted is a compact chainset and couple this with the wide ranging rear cassette, this will give you a huge choice of gearing so making any tough climb easier yet allowing you to maintain a good speed on the descents and flats.
The wheels are also from Shimano and in the shape of their clincher R500 range. Not the lightest wheelset, but they will provide hours of hassle free riding. They are also wrapped with a pair of Vittoria Zaffiro tires and will provide plenty of grip.
The finishing kit on this bike is thanks to Mekk (includes handlebars, tape, stem and seat post) with a Mekk saddle topping it off nicely. The inhouse Mekk components helps to reduce the price to you, yet still offers great components and quality to finish off the machine.
A great choice of bike for the rider wanting to experience cycling for the first time without spending a small fortune. Each Pinerolo is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition.
Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
Wiggle has a comprehensive range of road bikes to suit all types of cycling. Including racing bikes and triathlon racing bikes, along with a comprehensive range of ladies road bikes and mens road bikes for competitive racing or leisure cycling. Wiggle’s range of road racing bikes are lighter and faster than other styles of bikes making them the ideal choice for many different cycling activities. Available in standard sizes, Wiggle’s road bikes offer outstanding value for money across our extensive ranges.
MEKK are Passionate about Bikes. Their designers, engineers and test riders are a wide and varied bunch who are into all kinds of cycling. Ranging from top level racing, through Gran Fondo and Club rides, through to those one hour blasts to let off steam and sprint like a lunatic. It is this varied base upon which Mekk is built that allows them to make class leading bikes in every discipline. Their passion, experience, knowledge, and their extensive network of long-term industry business partners results in a range of bikes that offer two things Mekk value highly: Performance and affordability. Mekk bicycles are designed to deliver the things that matter the most. With a Mekk you're getting a high quality performance frame and fork, the heart of the bike, it's what makes a bike great and the most important aspect when it comes to planning out any future upgrades.
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|Height||cm||152 - 160cm||157 - 168cm||165 - 175cm||173 - 183cm||180 - 193cm||190cm|
|ft||5′ - 5′ 3″||5′ 2″ - 5′ 6″||5′ 5″ - 5′ 9″||5′ 8″ - 6′ 0″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 4″||6′ 3″|
|Inside Leg||cm||71 - 76cm||73 - 78cm||76 - 81cm||78 - 83cm||81 - 86cm||83cm|
|inches||28″ - 30″||29″ - 31″||30″ - 32″||31″ - 33″||32″ - 34″||33″|
|A. Seat Tube - Center to Top||mm||480mm||500mm||520mm||540mm||560mm||580mm|
|B. Seat Tube - Center to Center||mm||435mm||455mm||475mm||495mm||515mm||535mm|
|C. Top Tube||mm||522mm||527mm||532mm||543mm||550mm||557mm|
|D. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||535mm||540mm||545mm||555mm||560mm||565mm|
|E. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||75°||74.5°||74°||73.5°||73.5°||73°|
|F. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||70.5°||71.5°||72.5°||73.5°||73.5°||74.5°|
|G. Chainstay Length||mm||405mm||405mm||405mm||405mm||405mm||405mm|
|H. Head Tube||mm||135mm||140mm||145mm||150mm||156mm||160mm|
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The name's new, but the men behind Mekk â€" Mark Edwards and Ken Knight â€" have decades of experience in cycling. They were the team behind distributor Caratti, which brought GT bikes to the masses back in the day. They've put their experience to good use â€" and put their money where their mouths are â€" creating the Mekk brand, offering bargain priced bikes across the road bike spectrum.
Excellent ride quality, frame and wheels, but average brakes and tyres
The name's new, but the men behind Mekk- Mark Edwards and Ken Knight- have decades of experience in cycling. They were the team behind distributor Caratti, which brought GT bikes to the masses back in the day. They've put their experience to good use- and put their money where their mouths are- creating the Mekk brand, offering bargain priced bikes across the road bike spectrum.
The glossy red entry-level Al 1.0 'Pinerelo' (we hope a certain Italian company's lawyers are happy with its cheeky name) comes with a compact Shimano 9-speed Sora groupset. Where a lot of companies proudly proclaim their British design heritage, Mekk's down-tube has an Italian tricolore declaring its Latin design roots. Manufacturing is typically Taiwanese, though the semi-smooth welds of the triple-butted frame are a lot neater than most bikes at this price-and many much dearer bikes. The overall weight- just 9.16kg- is exceptional at this price, and lighter than a lot of £1000 bikes.
The chunky down-tube changes profile from a rounded triangle to a flattened oval but keeps its considerable diameter where it meets the bottom bracket. The top-tube and seat-tube are narrower, and the standard 27.2mm seatpost prevents the ride getting too hard. The twin-bolt seatpost keeps the saddle secure too. Geometry is racy, not sportive-orientated. Our 52cm (equivalent to most brands' 54-55cm) has a short 14.5cm head-tube, and even the biggest model's is only 16cm. Shortish chainstays make for a lively and easily flickable sub-metre wheelbase too. There's little mudguard clearance and no mounts for them either.
The Sora drivetrain is smooth, the handling sharp, but in spite of this it stays pretty comfortable. You won't have carbon's plushness in any 700-quid aluminium bike, but the Mekk doesn't leave you numb-bummed or saddle sore, thanks to a well-shaped seat from Velo and comparatively slim seatstays. It is the old style Sora, though, with the less user-friendly thumbshifters rather than the newest model's paddle shifters. That said, the same frame is also available with 10-speed Tiagra for £799- compatible with all Shimano's 10-speed groupsets- with 105 and Ultegra bikes topping the A1 range. These also come in under 9kg.
At this price the usual compromises are brakes, tyres and wheels. But while the non-cartridge brakes and Kenda tyres are par for the course, the wheels are a very definite plus. Whereas you'd expect so-so own-brand wheels, Mekk has gone for Shimano's R500s. Though no lightweights, these Tiagra-level wheels are lighter than most on the £1000 bikes tested last issue- 1.28kg front, 1.76kg rear.
They have a 24mm rim, which should stand up to a lot of abuse, and their low mass helps hugely on the hills. The stainless steel spokes are easy to replace, and the hubs straightforward to service. When the tyres are worn, upgrading to something like Schwalbe's Ultremos will reduce weight and help you make even more of the frame and wheels. Depending on your fitness and local terrain you might consider a different cassette than the aggressive 11-25 fitted, but that's easily changed.
Highs: Ride quality, frame and wheels.
Lows: Average brakes and tyres.
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