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Best road bikes under £1000

If you're buying your first road bike, or you're looking for a commuter bike or winter bike, there's some great choices for under £1000. Here's our top road bikes for less than a grand, and some even come in below £500.

Don't be fooled by the low price-point - the Brand-X road bike has been designed to deliver the most bang for your buck with top quality components and a durable steel frame.

The frame geometry has been designed for all-round performance and comfort, making it the perfect choice for beginners. It comes with a range of spacers so you can set it up for a more upright riding position - ideal for the daily commute - or a lower, more aggressive position for those short, fast rides.

The reliable Shimano Tourney 2 x 7 speed drive train gives you all the range you need to tackle most terrain.

Nobody will ever guess that this sleek, stealth black road bike costs less than £300. 

FIXIE Inc. Floater Race 8S Disc Street road bikeFIXIE Inc. Floater Race 8S Disc Street

If you prefer a real racing position and love the feeling of zipping through the city, the FIXIE Inc Floater is for you.

Built for maximum fun, there's nothing unnecessary on this bike which means all you need to do is enjoy the ride. A Shimano Sora 8-speed cassette gives you enough gears for urban riding but without the added complexity of a front derailleur to maintain.

Tektro Mira MD-C400 mechanical disc brakes deliver reliable stopping power as you whizz through traffic. 

Fuji Sportif 2.1 Road Bike (2022)Fuji Sportif 2.1 Road Bike (2022)

Been roped into joining the local club ride? Or maybe you're gearing up towards a big sportive? The Fuji Sportif's endurance geometry has been created specifically for the perfect balance of speed and comfort on those long days in the saddle.

Featuring a longer wheel base and taller head tube, this bike puts you in the best position to avoid arm fatigue and back strain and the compliant wave seat stays eat up road vibration for a smoother ride.

Equipped with a 2 x 9 speed Shimano Sora drivetrain, this versatile bike is ready for whatever you throw at it. It even has mounts for mudguards and racks, which means it's a perfect bike for riding to work or even cycle touring, all year round.

Vitus Razor Disc Road Bike (Claris)Vitus Razor Disc Road Bike (Claris)

With a sleek aluminum frame and carbon forks, the Razor Disc is certainly punching above its price tag. Designed to feel nimble yet confidence-inspiring, this is a road bike that will keep beginners and seasoned riders coming back for more.

The Shimano Claris R2000 2 x 8 speed groupset and Tektro disc brakes are reliable and durable, letting you stay in control whatever challenges lie ahead.

Internal cable routing keeps the silhouette neat and there's mounts for mudguards to keep you riding through winter. Durable, practical, but never at the expense of fun, the Razor offers the perfect entry to the world of road biking.

Cube Axial WS Road Bike (2022)Cube Axial WS Road Bike (2022)

This women's specific edition of the Cube Axial road bike was built to offer the perfect balance of speed and comfort no matter how long you ride. 

The lightweight aluminum frame, equipped with a Shimano Claris 2 x 8 speed groupset, lets you make light work of the climbs whilst Tektro disc brakes give you reliable stopping power on the way down. 

Expect the same high-quality bladed carbon fork and finishing kit as the men's version, with carefully chosen contact points like the saddle and handlebars so it's ready to go straight out of the box.

Not sure if you need a women-specific road bike? Here's how to decide. 

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Nassrin Chamanian
Published on: 29 Sep 2022

Pretty OK at bikes. Enthusiasm outstrips ability.