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Discovery

Dawes Discovery

Dawes Discovery 2015

Arrive in style

The Dawes Discovery is a comfortable urban commuter designed for daily use during the week, and then a little more adventurous riding on the weekend.  Tarmac, pavements, towpaths and forest tracks are all par for the course with this stylish hybrid.

Purpose built as a commuter there are mudguard and carrier points for increased utility. The frame is strong and designed to last, and the geometry puts you into an easy upright position with clear visibility for navigating around busy rush hour traffic.

It’s worth noting all the bikes in this range are eligible for purchase through Cycle to Work, so you can save even more money. Starting from just £220 they make excellent first bikes for beginners wanting comfort.

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Features

Flatbar comfort and confidence

All the Dawes Discovery bikes come with flat bars for better agility and cornering in stop-start traffic.  The alloy frame used at the heart of each Discovery is strong, stiff and pretty light - this is not a racy hybrid, but rather a relaxed hybrid for taking in the scenery.

The top-of-line 601 model comes with carbon blade forks for improved front-end stiffness, and also helps to minimise road buzz travelling up the bars into your hands. It also features a triple butted frame to save extra weight for nippy handling and agility.

Good quality Shimano drivetrains feature on every model, providing you long-lasting performance from one of the world’s best bike component manufacturers.  There are even two models (501 and 601) of the Discovery which feature hydraulic disc brakes for powerful stopping in all weather and ground conditions.  Hydraulic disc brakes at this price point are not common on hybrid bikes - especially the £550 Discovery 501.

700c rims clad in quality tyres help to keep you rolling swiftly and efficiently, but again the higher up the models you go the better equipped the bikes are.  As rims and tyres make such a difference to your ride experience, we recommend you choose the best-equipped model you can afford.

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Rider

All commuters and beginners

The Dawes Discovery range is ideal for beginner cyclists looking for their first ever steed.  All these bikes are simple, easy to maintain and very durable for daily use.  Not only good as a commuter bike, you can take them on longer rides in more diverse conditions at the weekends - especially the disc equipped models.

Dawes have created a strong frame, with a comfortable and confident rider position.  Spec has been picked for its reliability and easy use, but there are great components throughout the range, including Alex rims, hydraulic brakes, adjustable stems and Shimano drivetrains.

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Double wall rims

What? Reinforced wheel rims

Why? To provide extra resistance against buckling and deforming from daily use

Shimano components

What? Quality components from the world’s leading drivetrain manufacturer

Why? They are reliable and very durable for long-lasting performance

Hydraulic disc brakes

What? Powerful brakes featured on the 501 and 601 models

Why? These brakes are stronger than traditional v-brakes and perform equally well in all ground and weather conditions

Compare the range

Model Drivetrain Brakes Frames/ Forks Wheels Price Link
Discovery Trail 2015 - Hybrid Sports Bike Shimano Revoshifters V-brakes Dawes alloy hybrid frame / Hi-tensile steel unicrown fork Double wall alloy rims £249.99 More Info
Discovery 101 2015 - Hybrid Sports Bike Shimano EZ Fire shifters Alloy V-brakes Dawes Dynamism alloy hybrid frame / Hi-tensile steel unicrown fork Double wall alloy rims £299.99 More Info
Discovery 201 2015 - Hybrid Sports Bike Shimano EZ Fire shifters Alloy V-brakes Dawes Dynamism alloy hybrid frame / Hi-tensile steel unicrown fork Double wall alloy rims £255.99 More Info
Discovery 201EQ 2015 - Hybrid Sports Bike Shimano EZ Fire shifters Alloy V-brakes Dawes Dynamism alloy hybrid frame / Hi-tensile straight blade fork Double wall alloy rims £369.99 More Info
Discovery 401 2015 - Hybrid Sports Bike Shimano Sora / Altus Alloy V-brakes Dawes Dynamism alloy hybrid frame / Alloy blade unicrown fork Double wall alloy rims £329.99 More Info
Discovery 501 Disc 2015 - Road Bike Shimano Sora / Altus Shimano hydraulic disc brakes Dawes Dynamism alloy hybrid frame / Alloy blade unicrown fork Double wall alloy rims £549.99 More Info
Discovery 601 Disc 2015 - Road Bike SRAM Centro Tektro Vela hydraulic disc brakes Dawes Dynamism triple butted alloy hybrid frame / Carbon blade fork Alex Black Dragon Rims £799.99 More Info