The Karakum is a long time favourite from our Touring range. Featuring a lightweight alloy frame and chromoly fork it’s a great, lightweight tourer, suitable for any distance you think you can handle. Distinctive because of its butterfly handlebars it offers unrivaled comfort with multi riding positions on those long tours. A roll call of quality components consist of Shimano Alivio 27 speed gears, Shimano hubs, Shimano V-brakes, Schwalbe Silento II tyres, front and rear pannier racks and an ultra comfy Dawes saddle, you’ll quickly start to realise why the Karakum has been around for so long. Click here for full screen image

         Frame & Fork
Sizes: 700C Wheel, 18″, 20″, 22″ Frame
Frame: Dawes 6061 Double Butted T6 Aluminium Frame
Fork: Dawes Chromoly Fork with 1 1/8″ steerer, low-rider fork mounts
Headset: 1 1/8″ Aheadset, Slim Stack
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Cartridge BB 123mm
Handlebar: Dawes Alloy butterfly bar, 25.4mm, 585mm wide
Stem: Alloy Adjustable Quill Stem, 90mm extension (18”), 110mm extension (20”, 22”)
Grips: Velo High Density Foam
Shifters: Shimano Alivio SL-M4000 Rapidfire Plus 3 x 9spd
Front Derailleur: Shimano Alivio FD-T-4000 3spd
Rear Derailleur; Shimano Alivio RD-T4000 9spd
Freewheel: Shimano Cassette CS-HG400, 9 Speed, 11-32T
Chainwheel: Shimano Acera FC-T3010 170mm Crank, 48-36-26T Chainrings
Chain: KMC HG-53
Brakes: Shimano Alivio BR-T4010 Alloy V Brakes
Brake levers: Tektro Alloy Lever
Pedals: 9/16″ Alloy Body with toe clips
Front Hub: 32H Shimano Alivio HB-T4000 QR, alloy
Rear Hub: 32H Shimano Alivio FH-T4000 QR, alloy
Rims: ALEX Ace19 Double Wall Alloy, CNC, Single Stainless Eyelets
Spokes: 14G Stainless Steel
Tyres: Schwalbe Silento, with Kevlar Guard 700 x 32C
Seat Post: Alloy Suspension Micro Adjust, 27.2mm x 350mm
Saddle: Dawes Comfort Touring saddle
Weight 14.9kg
Accessories Alloy Lowrider Carrier (Front), Alloy Carrier with strap (Rear), Chromoplastic Mudguards, Ping Bell, Single Plastic Chainguard