Great Road Bikes Under 1,000 Pounds

When purchasing a road bike many people set themselves a budget. Cycling is, at least it appears to be, an expensive hobby; many people are put off because they presume you need to fork out thousands on a carbon-fiber, lightweight machine used by professionals like Cavendish, Contador et al. However, here is compiled a nice list of sets that will cost you under £1,000 - and believe it or not most of them are incredible bargains!

Hoy Sa Culobra 03 - £1,000

OK, so it only just makes its way onto this list, but if you can spare an extra pound it certainly is well worth it. The Sa Culobra is a lightweight aluminium frame that delivers extremely good handling when out on the road, so much so that it can be mistaken for a carbon-fiber ride. Designed with input from Sir Cris Hoy himself, emphasis on this bike was put on build quality and ride performance. A definite winner.

Boardman Road Team Carbon - £999

The Halford's exclusive Boardman range, named after Olympic champion Chris Boardman, are renowned for being excellent, value-for-money bikes. The Road Team Carbon is certainly no exception as it's one of the lowest priced carbon framed rides available. The main benefit of carbon over aluminium is that it weighs less, meaning tackling those tricky climbs is made that little bit easier.

Giant Defy 2 - £799

The Defy is Giant's endurance ride. This model is built using an Aluxx aluminium frameset and features a carbon fork. The ride is lightweight but doesn't hold back on quality, as it also comes with a Shimano Tiagra groupset and a massive 12-30 cassette, providing extra assistance getting up the hills.

Specialized Allez Sport C2 - £750

There are very few bikes available on the market that look as good as the Specialized Allez. Specialized have a history of making the best looking bikes and they certainly haven't failed with the 2014 edition of the stable, go-to ride. You get a smartly finished aluminium frame, with double btted tubes to save weight, finished with the smoothest welds you're likely to ever see and a neat carbon fork.

Specialized Dolce Sport EQ X3 - (price varies)

The Dolce Sport EQ X3 is Specialized female counterpart to the Allez Sport C2, although it doesn't directly relate to it's brother as the Allez is specifically orientated around racing, where the Dolce Sport is more of an all-rounder. Many of the components, such as the wheels, chainset and frame are the same as the Allez, however there are more gears on this model, making hill-climbing slightly less of a chore. There's no doubt that not only is this a perfect design for women, but also an ideal bike to do everything on.


Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/8755472
Views: 1147
Author: Regular Articles
Micro-Scooter are the UK's leading manufacturer of scooters, offering a huge range of products. Visit their website for more information.
 
Tell a friend
Average rating:
(0 votes)

Reviews

Rostic G:
Can have a look to this those who are planning to buy a bike .wlll be really useful.
2017-04-21 04:40:11

You must be logged in to leave a Comment.

Buy Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) Stock Ahead of Q2 Earnings

Copper producer Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2017 earnings results ahead of Tuesday’s opening bell. Thanks to efforts to trim its massive debt, the... Read More

Is the Clock Running out on Freeport-Mcmoran Inc (FCX)?

With Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) preparing to release second-quarter results on Tuesday, July 25, Berenberg analyst Fawzi Hanano is out with a bearish forecast. Hanano opined, "Freeport has... Read More

Freeport Indonesia mine workers extend strike for fourth month

JAKARTA/TORONTO (Reuters) - An estimated 5,000 workers at the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan Inc's (FCX.N) Indonesian unit will extend their strike for a fourth month, a... Read More

Texas Pastor Asks For Prayers and a Miracle While Wife and Newborn Fight for Their Lives

The internet is responding in a BIG way. Read More

This Mom Freaked Out During a New Kids on the Block Concert and the Photos Are Hilarious

Can you blame her? It's NKOTB! Read More

How to Make Lightened Up Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Because there’s no greater dessert combo than peanut butter and chocolate, we created these healthier peanut butter kiss cookies that are low in fat and calories, and still totally tasty. Watch the... Read More

'James Bond 25' Gets 2019 Release Date

No word yet on whether or not Daniel Craig will be back as 007 for a fifth time; film’s cast, director, more details will be announced at a later date Read More

Olivia Munn Talks About Her Experience Making — and Meeting — 'The Predator'

Actress at Comic-Con says meeting the monster was 'a visceral experience' and the film will stand on its own while also harking back to its predecessors Read More

'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets': What's the Deal With the Doghan Daigus?

'Valerian' director Luc Besson tells Yahoo Movies about making the Doghan Daigus, standout alien creatures in the movie that look like ducks, sell info Read More

Democrats hope ‘better deal’ message will resonate

Congressional Democrats rolled out their message for the 2018 midterm elections Monday, vowing to focus on raising wages and creating jobs as they vie to reclaim majorities in the House and Senate.... Read More

Jared Kushner and the politics of nepotism

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrives to speak to the media outside the West Wing on July 24, 2017. Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s trusted senior aide and son-in-law, will be questioned... Read More

Alabama Senate candidate uses tape of congressional shooting in campaign ad

The campaign of a Republican congressman running for the Senate, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, is being denounced after releasing an ad Monday that uses audio from a shooting that targeted GOP... Read More

Hot new job for middle-class students: manual labor

Hunched over their workspaces in a dusty, sunlit room in the North Bennett Street School in Boston’s North End, Jim Reid-Cunningham’s bookbinding workshop seems grateful for an interruption. “It’s... Read More

How do refugee students make the jump to Germany's universities?

Mohamad Taqi Sohrabi has had to fight for an education his entire life. An Afghan refugee born in Iran, Mr. Sohrabi says it wasn’t easy for him to go to school. Sohrabi was eventually able to... Read More

In Ethiopia, model drought defenses are put to the test

Battered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. But... Read More