We trawl the internet to search out the biggest discounts on new bikes available this January
Buying a new bike is always going to be an expensive process, but because it’s the end of the season and all the big manufacturers are trying to clear their 2016 stock, there are still some pretty amazing deals on road bikes in all categories. And many prices have been reduced even further since the New Year.
You might think that you’d be better off buying an updated 2017 model, but actually the majority of models won’t have changed, with only the paintjob and maybe a few small parts of the specification altered.
We’ve tried our best to avoid choosing bikes that are only cheap because they’re available in silly sizes. Nearly all of the bikes on this list are available in a choice of at least two different sizes, although it definitely helps with availability if you’re extra-tall or slightly shorter than average!
Of course, it goes without saying that once they’re gone, they’re gone! If you like the look of one you better move sharpish to make sure you get hold of it.
Felt Z95 (£250 discount)
The Felt Z95 is a great all rounder and would be perfect for those looking to get into cycling more seriously.
Genesis Delta 30 (£241 discount)
Push your performance with this Tiagra specced frame.
Plus, it comes with a carbon fork to keep the weight down and make the ride more comfortable
Dedacciai Progetto Veloce (£420 discount)
Usually circling around the £1000 mark, the Progetto Veloce is a handsomely specced machine.
You’ll get Italian shifters and mechs in the form of Campagnolo Veloce.
Ridley X-Bow 20 Disc (£400 discount)
The Ridley X-Bow is the workhorse of Ridley’s stable.
It’s a good option for those who think they might dabble in a bit of cyclocross
Specialized Dolce Elite (£299 discount)
A carbon fork and Shimano’s Tiagra groupset make the Dolce a reliable ride.
Plus, a £299 discount is nothing to be sniffed at on a premium brand like Specialized.
Kona Esatto Disc
Read more: Kona Essatto Disc review
This is an endurance bike, specced with 28c tyres and endurance specific geometry.
A great choice, then, for those looking to munch the miles.
Cinelli Saetta Radical Plus (£612 discount)
Read more: Cinelli Saetta Radical Plus review
The Cinelli’s subtle looks belie a great all round bike.
It’s specced very well and performs excellently when out on the road.
Bianchi Intenso Athena (£900 discount)
£900 discount on a premium Italian brand such as Bianchi is a bit mental, really.
For £1250 you’ll get a full carbon frame and Campagnolo’s Athena groupset.
BMC GranFondo GFO2 105
Read more: BMC GranFondo GFO2 105 review
Our tester found the GrandFondo GFO2 to be superbly reliable, dealing with all weathers without so much of a creak.
The back-saving geometry means than this bike would be a good fit with an endurance or sportive rider.
Cannondale Synapse Alloy Sora women’s (£139 discount)
Race proven yet also comfortable is how Cannondale bills the Synapse.
Either, way it’s a great entry level machine with a tidy discount on it.