The cycling industries high turnover of bikes naturally means that there are some brilliant bargains available on great bikes nearly year round, with 2019 model year bikes now discounted by many vendors and a few bargains on 2018 specs still to be found.
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.
With the improved weather and longer days upon us, we’ve pulled together this page on the best road bike deals to do some of the leg work and to help you do a little but of shopping ahead of the summer.
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 2019
Giant Propel Advanced Pro 2 2018 was £2698.99 now £1949.99
Read more: Giant Propel Advanced review
Giant’s aero bike has the slippery look that you’d expect and uses Giant’s Advanced Grade composite. It comes with rim brake calipers and a Shimano 105 groupset. You also get Giant SLR 1 deep section carbon aero wheels – we’ve reviewed the disc brake variant of these wheels in our deep section wheel grouptest in the June 6th issue of Cycling Weekly.
Specialized Roubaix Comp 2019 was £3099.99 now £2650
Read more: Specialized Roubaix review
With Specialized bringing out a new Roubaix just before Paris-Roubaix this year, there are some great bargains to be had on the outgoing model. This spec gets Shimano Ultegra, DT Swiss wheels and 28mm Specialized Turbo Pro tyres, along with Spesh’s FutureShock stem to help smooth the way.
Or get this 2018 Shimano 105 spec from Evans Cycles with a 40% discount.
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Tiagra 2019 was £1795 now £1489.85
The Cannondale Synapse is one of the top endurance bikes out there. This Shimano Tiagra spec comes with Tiagra hydraulic disc brakes, rather than the mechanical disc brakes that are often swapped in at this price point.
Merida Reacto Disc 6000 was £3000, now £2100
Read more: Merida Reacto Disc 6000 review
The Merida Reacto is the brand’s aero bike and the Disc 6000 uses Fulcrum wheels and a mechanical Shimano Ultegra drive chain. We were so impressed by this bike that we awarded it a spot on our Editor’s Choice list.
Merlin Cordite SL Ultegra 2018 was £1499 now £999.95
Read more: Merlin Cordite review
Merlin sells a range of high spec bikes at really sharp prices. The Cordite SL may have slightly old fashioned features like external cable routing, but it’s built by Ridley in Belgium, includes Ridley’s Forza components and comes with Ultegra shifting, all for under a grand.
Boardman SLR 9.6 2019 was £2799 now £1649
Read more: Boardman SLR review
It may look like an aero bike, but the SLR is actually Boardman’s endurance range. But there are plenty of aero features like the kammtail tube profiles, to help you go that bit faster, but not at the expense of comfort. Kitted out with Ultegra Di2 and Knight Composite carbon wheelset the SLR 9.6 is ready for your next long ride.
Get 10% off a Specialized Allez road bike 2019
Read more: Specialized Allez review
Cyclestore is running a 10% discount on its Specialized Allez stock using discount code APR10, valid until the 30th April.
The Specialized Allez is a great entry-level road bike or perfect for commuting. It has an aluminium frame and a full carbon fork and uses a Shimano Claris drive chain. It has eyelets for guards, making it a very versatile machine.
Kona Super Jake 2018 cyclocross bike was £4399 now £3518.99
The Super Jake is Kona’s top cyclocross bike and was ridden at the top level by Helen Wyman a couple of years ago. It comes equipped with a SRAM Force 1 single ring groupset and Clément Ushuaia carbon wheelset.
Merida Cyclo Cross 300 cyclocross bike was £925 now £740
For a cheaper cyclocross option, Merida’s Cyclo Cross lets you dip your toe in the water and would work for gravel riding too. It comes with an alloy frame and fork, Shimano Tiagra groupset and Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes.
Ridley Fenix SL Ultegra 2019 was £2399 now £1999
Read more: Ridley Fenix SL review
Ridley’s endurance bike is comfortable, light and fast; we’ve ridden the Tour of Flanders Sportive on the disc brake version. In this spec, it comes kitted out with a Shimano Ultegra groupset and Rotor 3D30 chainset, along with Forza or DT Swiss wheels.
We’ll keep bringing you more bike offers, so check back for more..