- Road bike for under £1000
1st post so be gentle
Have option to buy a road bike through the ride to work scheme so got a budget of £1000 but there are so many options around.
Will be mostly commuting 10 miles a day and some weekends rides just for fun.
Question is, can anything really beat the Planet X Pro Carbon for spec and value?Posted 4 years agoracefaceec90Member
have heard good things about the allez bikes http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/allez-elite-compact-2013-road-bike-ec040967 £900.00
i admit that i haven’t tried one myself but i have a tarmac sport which i love and the allez is very similar to the carbon tarmac bikes in geometry and ride.Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Was just looking at Canyon. If Alu is OK, then full shimano 105 spec comes in under a grand (in Euros), and Ultegra is barely over (by the time you take exchange rate in to account). Must be loads in that sort of price range, but I have no idea about C2W type schemes.
Was going to get a spare set of road wheels, plus tyres, cassette etc. for the CX bike, but at relative prices like that I’m almost tempted to just do an N+1.Posted 4 years agoLiferSubscriber
Saw this on Road.CC:
There are only nine models in the range of UK based Roux Bikes: three pure road bikes, two ‘cross bikes, a classic fast Audax style tourer, two heavy duty tourers with luggage racks and an unusually equipped Nexus eight speed hub geared hybrid. With the top bike in the range costing under £1000 it’s obvious that the main emphasis at Roux is on value for regular riders rather than high performance for the more competitively inclined.
The cyclocross one looks good for £800ish!Posted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
Are you just getting a C2W voucher (that you can use anywhere) or is your company in a scheme that locks you into someone like Wheelbase? I’d check that before casting your net too wide.Posted 4 years ago
I’d also only buy something I could test ride first given it’s your first road bike and you’ll likely won’t know what works for you just by looking at geometry charts (although as long as you get it roughly right a bike fit later + small adjustments should be able to get it exactly right for you if needed).
The Verenti bikes from Wiggle are worth a look at, as are the Mekk bikes
Jeez, clearly plenty of options around 1k
Liked the look of the Canyons and Ribble GF but really need to test ride before buying and the rtw scheme does limit my options slightly.
Found a caad 10 for £1100 which would look nice sitting next to the scalpel so will explore that over the weekend.
Will update my progress soonPosted 4 years ago
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