Onto the bikes, and the very bottom of the Mekk range is the aluminium Pinerolo AL SE 0.1. Mekk have redesigned their alloy frames for this model year, scaling back from the previous triple-butted alloy to double-butted. Even at £500, you still get a carbon fork at the front end, combined with Mekk’s own brand Saturae finishing kit and wheelset paired to a Shimano Claris 8-speed groupset.
The alloy Pinerolo range also includes the Shimano Sora nine-speed 0.2, Shimano Tiagra 10-speed 0.3 and the Shimano 105 11-speed 0.4 priced at £650, £750, £900 and £1,000 respectively. But the final model in the range really stands out: the DS 0.4.
It’s Mekk’s cheapest entry into the world of disc brakes and combines an 11-speed Shimano 105 groupset with Promax mechanical brakes. You also get a set of Shimano RX31 wheels too, making for an enticing and competitively priced package. Not only that, but the bike looks great, which is always a bonus.