If you’re looking to enjoy the open road on a bike that isn’t going to break the bank, there are plenty of great options for under £1,000 out there that will give you a very good ride.
When deciding which bike is best for you, first up and most importantly, carefully consider what material the frame and forks are made from – carbon, aluminum and steel will be your options and generally speaking this order is the most preferable too.
Next, look at the gears – for a budget bike the best you’re likely to get is the ever reliable Shimano 105 (or equivalent) – but this isn’t the be all and end all. Of course also important to consider are brakes, wheels, seatpost, tyres, saddle – you’ll no doubt know what features mean most to you.
We have selected a range of road bikes to fit most budget options, riding styles, and a variety of occasions.