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  • Dawes Karakum Womens Touring Bike 2018 - Red

Dawes Karakum Womens Touring Bike 2018 - Red

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Model Number 3547
Brands Dawes
Gender Womens
Age Adult
Model Year 2018
Colour Red
Frame Dawes 6061 Double Butted T6 Aluminium Frame
Fork Dawes Chromoly Fork with 1 1/8″ steerer, low-rider fork mounts
Shifters Shimano Alivio SL-M4000 Rapidfire Plus 3 x 9spd
Derailleur (Front) Shimano Alivio FD-T-4000 3spd
Derailleur (Rear) Shimano Alivio RD-T4000 9spd
Brakes Shimano Alivio BR-T4010 Alloy V Brakes
Crankset Shimano Acera FC-T3010 170mm Crank, 48-36-26T Chainrings
Cassette Shimano Cassette CS-HG400, 9 Speed, 11-32T
Chain KMC HG-53
Hub Front 32H Shimano Alivio HB-T4000 QR, alloy
Hub Rear 32H Shimano Alivio FH-T4000 QR, alloy
Rims ALEX Ace19 Double Wall Alloy, CNC, Single Stainless Eyelets
Tyres Schwalbe Silento, with Kevlar Guard 700 x 32C
Handlebar Dawes Alloy butterfly bar, 31.8mm, 585mm wide
Stem Alloy Adjustable Quill Stem, 90mm extension
Headset 1 1/8″ Aheadset, Slim Stack
Saddle Dawes Comfort Touring saddle
Seatpost Alloy Suspension Micro Adjust, 27.2mm x 350mm
Pedal 9/16″ Alloy Body with toe clips
Wheel Size 700c
Number of Gears 27
Approximate Weight 14.9kg


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.



  • 6061 Double Butted T6 Aluminium Frame
  • Chromoly Fork with 1 1/8″ steerer, low-rider fork mounts
  • Shimano Alivio 27 speed drivetrain components
  • Schwalbe Silento 700 x 32c tyres with Kevlar Guard
  • Alloy suspension seatpost
  • Includes racks and mudguards
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Ready to ride
Every bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. More details can be found here.
Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals, rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
This process has a lead time of around 5 working days
Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible.
Making sure you are home
Once fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking Delivery
Any mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First Check-Over
After a few weeks of riding (depending on riding style and conditions), a new bike will need a check-over to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic. It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of the bicycle.
We can carry out the first check-over free of charge, at our Newcastle store (NE16JE). If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to get the bicycle to and from our store for this work to be carried out. This complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories.
All bikes must be booked in for the first service & must be clean or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable. You can book this by calling 0191 255 0801. Proof of purchase will need to be presented when the bicycle is dropped off for the first check-over.
Bike Servicing
Bicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.