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PeopleForBikes rates 480 US cities to determine the best places for bikes

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes recognized and awarded several cities at the second annual PlacesForBikes conference, which wraps up today in this Midwestern city. Through its new program, City Rankings, PeopleForBikes takes a data-driven approach to determine which cities are best for biking, and those that are improving the fastest

Pinnacle Iroko 2 review

Pinnacle has taken the bike that won What Mountain Bike’s hardtails test last summer and subtly reshaped it to stay totally on-trend and near the top of the ratings.

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Where Pinnacle really impress is with the level of detail, and that starts right from the fact you get a spare rear mech hanger already included, so you’re not automatically walking home then waiting days for the postman if you clobber a trail-side rock.

While it’s fitted with a 27.2mm seatpost to smooth the ride, the actual seat tube is 31.6mm for dropper post compatibility and you get stealth cable routing too.

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A flat rather than riser 740mm handlebar keeps hands low and well connected to the trail through the fast reacting 40mm stem and relaxed 67 degree head angle.

The triple and double butted, externally braced tubeset connects the tapered fork head tube and post mount brake 142×12mm bolt through the back end, with an obedient but forgiving character. At 12.91kg it’s one of the lightest bikes in our test line up.

Pinnacle has concentrated the kit budget where it matters too. A 15mm thru-axle equipped RockShox Recon Gold RL fork putting 120mm of well controlled suspension between you and the trail.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com