Dolan Preffisio Aluminium Road Bike Zoom

Dolan Preffisio Aluminium Road Bike

The Dolan Preffisio, the ideal winter training partner! The Preffisio is also ideal for touring, commuting and sportives. The 7005 Aluminium double butted frame has front and rear mudguard mounts to keep you protected whilst riding in wet and wintery conditions. 7 sizes available from 45cm - 60cm.

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Bike Features

  • Mudguard Bosses
  • Pannier Rack Bosses
  • Traditional Geometry

Ideal Use

  • Commuting
  • Sportive
  • Touring
  • Training
  • Winter Riding
  1. "This is a lively and responsive bike, as happy to carve a tight bend as dearer out-and-out racing bikes, and excellent brakes give you the confidence to tackle descents at speed."

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The Dolan Preffisio, the ideal winter training partner! The Preffisio is also ideal for touring, commuting and sportives. The 7005 Aluminium double butted frame has front and rear mudguard mounts to keep you protected whilst riding in wet and wintery conditions. 7 sizes available from 45cm - 60cm.

Frame Details
  • Frame:Dolan Preffisio 7005 Aluminium Double Butted.
  • Fork: Alpina carbon fork 1 1/8 Int, Carbon Fibre Blades, Aluminium Steering Column.
  • Seat Post: Zoom Aluminium, 27.2.
  • Headset: Alpina 1 1/8th Integral - 36*45.
  • Colour: Black/White, Gloss Finish.
  • Front Mech Clamp: Alpina - Alloy - Black, 31.9.
  • Seat Clamp: Alpina - Alloy - Black, 31.9.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 0.0000
Frame Geometry Traditional
Frame Material Aluminium
Frame Use Commuting, Sportive, Touring, Training, Winter Riding
Frame Weight 1.86kg (54cm)
Seatclamp Diameter 31.9mm
Seatpost Diameter 27.2mm
Front Mech Diameter 31.9mm
Wheel Size 700c
Tyre Clearance 25mm Max
Brake Fitting Drop 49mm Drop Calipers
Mudguard Mounts Rear Only (and Front if Alpina Winter Fork is selected)
Rack Mounts Rear Only
Bottlecage Mounts 1 Set Of Bosses on 45cm Frame. All other sizes have 2 sets
Bottom bracket thread British
Replacable rear dropout Yes
Headset type Integral 1-1/8"
Cartridge bearing type 36/45
Frame Sizes Available 45cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm, 62cm


Not Just a Winter BikeReview by Andrew
Having read the reviews of the Preffisio frame on this website, I decided to buy a 56cm Shimano 105 equipped bike with the Mavic Aksium One wheelset. After a short time it became apparent that the positive comments made by others; who had generally made their bikes from various components, were present in this bike. Not being in the flush of youth, and used to the comfort of steel frames without the race orientated geometry of the Preffisio, I was concerned that the bike would have a harder, less compliant ride than I was used to. After changing the X1 saddle for one of my own Selle Italias, the bike has turned out to be very comfortable. Better than some quality steel framed bikes I have ridden, with the added bonus of excellent sure footed handling. I am not one for writing reviews, but this bike (and frame) certainly lives up to the praise that its been given. It deserves a higher accolade than just being noted as a winter bike. (Posted on 21/11/2016)
PerfectReview by william
I bought this frameset as the geometry was perfect for me. The geometry is relaxed and good for sportive or Audax rides. It is easy to assemble and the price is amazing for what you get
I recently completed the PBP (1200Km audax ride) on this frame with no problems. (Posted on 20/09/2015)
High quality customisable build, impressive at these prices!!Review by I am the macrider
Dolan built my red preffsio about a year ago, I use it all year round for sportive, training, charity and social rides. Dolan was happy to use a rear cassette that wasn't listed online and I'm very impressed with the level of customisation offered at this price point. The build has been of a very high standard and no adjustment has been required since.
The overall feel of the bike I can only decribe as solid and planted, in a straight line it goes like a train. In the corners it feels stable and is easily positioned with minimal effort. It has been very satisfying. Not unimportantly, lets be honest, it looks rather nice as well and you dont see many of them of the road or at events. Especially with the red handlebar tape and Deda/alpina finishing kit it has a pro look about it.
I have considered carbon bikes however If I feel the need for any upgrades or anything wears out i'm inclined to send the bike to Dolan and have them upgrade the groupset and wheels I really so no reason to change this frame and their service is top notch. (Posted on 02/05/2015)
Excellent RideReview by Stuart
After replacing most of the components on my old unbranded bike i discovered the frame was cracked. After a long internet search i found the Dolan Preffisio Frameset at a very good price inc seat post etc and took the plunge.
The frame was delivered swiftly by Dolan and after a day swapping the components I took the bike for a 30 mile ride over the Surrey Hills and what a surprise! A very smooth ride and still climbs well.It now feels i could ride all day and not get so tired, roll on the next Sportive..
I was looking for a new Carbon Bike and this was to be my winter/trainer but Im seriously reconsidering!! (Posted on 28/07/2014)
Fantastic value - don't be put off by the low price!Review by Howard
I bought my frame set at the end of 2012 and built it up with an Ultegra group set, mudguards and a rack as my new work bike. I knew on the first ride I had got something special. It is the most stable handling bike I have ever ridden.
It has coped well with the first 16 months of my 36 km daily commute to Munich as well as winter club runs and has now completed about 20000 km without any problems. (Posted on 18/04/2014)
Very good customer serviceReview by Tim Pinkstone
"Really pleased with this - bought this last month as my existing frame was too small and agree with most of the comments above on quality versus price. Very good customer service (to the extent I am actually drafting a review which is rare for me).

It even has my name on which is a lovely touch! "
(Posted on 28/01/2014)
Absolute bargain Dolan thank youReview by scottie5852
Well I bought this frame to build a bike and learn how it all works and now after three rides I have decided I am keeping this as a winter bike and building a new summer bike. It is a very good ride even though it's so cheap. I'm running mixed sram kit and mavic wheels and it's a dream. Absolute bargain Dolan thank you
(Posted on 28/01/2014)
This is the greatest £500 frameset I have ever ridden!Review by Sam
Bought this frame to do a light tour later on this year, was expecting a harsher ride than my steel road frame, but I was wrong! The build quality of this is excellent, its probably the stiffest frame I have used that remains this comfortable. The handling feels good, with an adjustable stem you can switch between relaxed and aggressive position in an instant, which is handy as I shall use this as my winter/reliable club bike whilst I am not touring, and I like a pretty aggressive position!
I have ridden this frame for around a fortnight now, and I simply cannot fault it. This is the greatest £500 frameset I have ever ridden!
(Posted on 28/01/2014)
Bought this to replace the frame of my main bike.Review by Jon Polley
Bought this to replace the frame of my main bike. The old one was always on the small side - 56cm ct and I'm just over 6 foot - I brought the 60cm to give a slightly more upright position, fits fine, I also wanted something with mud guard eyes and rack mounts to give a bit more versatility but still have fast geometry. My budget was £250 and this looked the best option after much research on the web. I ordered on Sunday night, it arrived the following tuesday and, as Zippy says above, it was well prepared and a doddle to build. The only thing to mention is that it does come as a kit of parts so I decided to pay the local bike shop a tenner to fit the headset, money well spent in the absence of a head set press. Its a brilliant frame for the money and at just under£200 is a complete bargain. Thank you Dolan.
(Posted on 28/01/2014)
fab all-round bikeReview by Nick (speed hump) Barnes
I have a 2012 Tiagra--equipped Preffiisio....(on the cycle-scheme, a £ a day if you are a higher rate tax-payer) has become the bike I commute on, the bike I do the family shop on (helped by a big Ortlieb messenger bag) and the bike I go to the pub on with my mates (via a 25km detour) every Thursday night. It's the bike I do the 109km to my house in Normandy on. It's also the bike my teenage sons want when I die and the bike I went up Alpe d'Huez on in 1hr 13 mins (I am 50) in 2013 and the bike I going up the Ventoux on in 2014..forget Specialized, Giant etc etc...just buy one.." (Posted on 18/12/2013)
Better than expected!Review by Phil
I bought this frame to replace an older one I considered too big (read Greg Lemond's book - Complete Book of Cycling) and was extremely pleased with quality for the price. Having ridden it and got my setup right all I can say is it flies! It is very comfortable and handles positively with no wobbles at speed. Spent a bomb this summer on an expensive bike and now find my favourite steed cost £200! Can't praise this frame enough and when the winter comes I can fit mudguards and a rack. One word - brilliant. Just one word of warning, you have to fit the star washer yourself (can't expect Dolan to do this as you need to fit the fork to your measurements). Check out YouTube and plenty of DIY videos there. (Posted on 04/10/2013)
The price is amazingReview by John doran
A bit late to be building a new winter bike but decided to anyway. The price is amazing, the quality excellent. Easy to build, the headset fitted like a dream, BB threads clean. I expected a harsh ride but no, very comfortable although I fitted a specialized carbon seat post with Zertz insert. Would def' recommend this frame it has to be one of the best value frames on the market. (Posted on 16/05/2013)
At this price point i'd give it 11 Review by zippy
"I got one of these to replace a winter frame that wasn't much good. The dolan is good, very good. The preffissio's handling is excellent as is the smoth ride. I knew i was possibly onto a good thing when it was so easy to build. The threads were clean and crisp, the headset prefitted and the seatpost easy to adjust. Mudguard clearance is spot on . Marks out of ten ?

At this price point i'd give it 11 !"
(Posted on 16/05/2013)

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