The cycling industry’s high turnover of bikes naturally means that there are some enticing bargains available on great bikes nearly year round. However, the best time to grab a bargain is the changeover between model years: in this case as 2020 machines come in stock and 2019 models are updated.
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Since model year updates largely involve small changes to adjust compliance, aerodynamics and the like (as well as a new colour scheme) in most cases unless you want the most up-to-date super optimised machine, last year’s version with a hefty discount will serve you well.
We’ve listed some of the best reductions around on the web. The products featured have been chosen because we know they’re good quality and are an excellent offer at the price we’ve included (at the time of writing). Our tech team have unrivalled expertise and years of experience testing new products, so you can trust our recommendations – and we also know what represents a good deal.
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The best bike deals in the January sales
Cannondale CAAD12 2019 Dura Ace – was £2999.99 now £1699.99
The Cannondale CAAD12 was replaced last year with the Cannondale CAAD13 – the new design features dropped seat stays and truncated aerofoil tubing to aid aerodynamics and comfort has seen a boost too. Whilst we loved the ride of the CAAD13, awarding it a perfect 10/10, some traditionalists mourned the conventional round tubes of the outgoing model.
If you fall into the latter category, and liked the CAAD12 in its former guise, then now is the time to snap one up before they’re all gone.
The Dura Ace version is down by 43% at Rutland, with plenty of sizes available.
Ribble Endurance SL Ultegra Di2 – was £2499, now £1999
The Ribble Endurance SL got a 9/10 when we tested it, and even made it into the Editor’s Choice awards – the comfortable all-day rig with added aero features impressed us no end, and that was at the RRP.
The Endurance Ultegra Di2 model shares much of its DNA with the model we tested, but comes with rim brakes and electronic shifting from the higher end Shimano groupset. You get a Mavic Aksium wheelset, with Continental Ultrasport II tyres.
Specialized Tarmac Comp Road Bike 2019, was £3150 now £1949
The Specialized Tarmac is the brand’s GC bike – it’s all all rounder, boasting a lightweight but semi-aero chasis with incredible handling.
There’s offers on a range of bikes from the brand at CycleStore, but the Ultegra dressed version for less than £2000 really stands out.
- See the Specialized Tarmac Comp at CycleStore of £1839
- See the Specialized S-works Dura Ace at CycleStore for £6650
- See the range of discounts on Specialized bikes at CycleStore here
Carrera Crossfire Electric Hybrid Bike was £1250, now £975
If you’re after an e-bike that doesn’t break the bank, then the Crossfire Electric from Carrera at Halfords could be for you. The 2018 model has the greatest reduction – now available for £975.
We recently features its bigger, gnarlier brother the Carrera Crossroads in Tech of the Month – and really rated the Suntour system used on both models. There’s a 75mm Suntour suspension fork and 40c tyres to ensure comfort, with a single chainring and 8 gears at the back.
Specialized Allez E5 Sport 2019 Road Bike was £850 now £530
Specialized have designed this bike for road riders who want maximum speed over a ranger of distances. The Allez is designed to be as light as possible, while offering a reasonable price making this an attractive option. With high-end components and and aluminium frame, this stiff, light bike suits a wide range of riders.
Trek Madone SL 6 2019 Road Bike was £3600 for £2310
The Trek Madone is an all out race machine designed to be as light as possible. It’s smooth, fast and aero, as well as looking incredible. With Bontrager Aeolus wheels and an Ultegra groupset, this Madone is a perfect racing bike than isn’t as expensive as some competitors.
Giant Propel Advanced Pro 2 2019 was £2798.99 now £1849.99
Featuring Giant’s Advanced Grade composite technology this frame gives you a very high stiffness to weight ratio, as well as an integrated stem and handlebars. It is specced out with a Shimano 105 groupset and Giant’s high performing deep section SLR 1 aero wheelset.
There is only size medium left in stock, so act fast if you want this deal. However, if that’s not your perfect fit, there are deals across the 2019 Propel range at Rutland.
Vitus Zenium Carbon Disc Road Bike was £999.99 now £749.99
The Vitus Zenium on offer here a lightweight and durable solution for an endurance training bike, with a sleek grey and black finish.
It is equipped with Tiagra 10 speed, a Vitus endurance road saddle and Vittoria Zaffiro 28c tyres for reliability in all weather conditions. Adding to this, the bike is fitted with TRP Sypre disc brakes, which work on a dual cam braking system for better braking performance.
We’ll keep bringing you more bike offers, so check back for more..