Dawes Galaxy Plus 520 2017 Touring Bike
Frame Reynolds 520 Double Butted Chromoly
Forks Chromoly
Headset FSA 1 1/8" Aheadset
Handlebars 440mm wide Drop Bars
Stem Ahead Stem, alloy, 90mm reach
Shifters 27 Speed Shimano ST-3500 STI
Front Mech Shimano FD-3503 3spd
Rear Mech Shimano RD-T4000 Alivio 9spd
Chainset Shimano FC-T4060 175mm Crank / 48-36-26T Chainrings
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-51
Chain KMC HG-53
Cassette Shimano 9spd CS-HG300-9 11-34T
Front Brake Shimano BR-R517 Disc Brake, 160mm rotors
Rear Brake Shimano BR-R517 Disc Brake, 160mm rotors
Rims ALEX Ace19 Double Wall Alloy, with CNC braking surface
Front Hub Shimano 36H HB-M475 Quick Release
Rear Hub Shimano 36H FH-M475 Quick Release
Spokes 14G, Stainless Steel
Tyres Schwalbe Marathon 700 x 32C Front - Schwalbe Marathon 700 x 32C Rear
Seatpost 27.2mm x 300mm
Saddle Dawes Comfort Touring saddle
Pedals 9/16"
Weight 14.5kg

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9 out of 10


Northampton GB 46 year old
I'm loving having disc brakes, i used to get through loads of brake blocks on my previous touring bike being heavily laden quite often.
The 520 steel tubing gives such an assured, solid and comfortable ride, and obviously with Dawes being a long established touring bike designer they've done their homework with the geometry and it all seems pretty much perfect to me. Incidentally i'm 5'10" and the 53cm frame fits me fine.
When the bike came it was missing the rear rack, the bell and basic tools to part-assemble the bike.
During the first ride i soon realised the handlebar stem was upside down, actually sloping down and giving the bike a low slung road bike feel as opposed to the more 'sit up and beg' feel of a tourer.
On the first hill i had to adjust the deraileur by 6 quarter turns of the barrel adjuster.
The rear mudguard was wrongly
bolted on to some of the holes for the rack, leaving the mudguard sitting a good inch above the tyre in places!
Confirmed purchase: 25 June 2015
Published on: 15 July 2015

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The Galaxy Plus is a new member to the Dawes team and steps up to the mark with some subtle but brilliant features like a Reynolds 520 Chromoly frame, chromoly fork, Shimano Alivio 27 speed gears and Shimano BR-R517 mechanical disc brakes. The Galaxy Plus is designed to be strong, comfortable and the mile eating workhorse that everyone expects from a Dawes touring bike.