B'Twin Ultra 720 AF (video) review

With an Ultegra groupset on a bike for just over a grand, what's the catch...?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

You'd be hard pressed to find a better equipped bike for just over a grand than the B'Twin Ultra 720 AF. With full Ultegra groupset and pretty decent Mavic wheels, its value is hard to beat, especially when combined with the top-notch frame, that is more than a match for similarly priced carbon frames.

Reasons to buy
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    Outstanding value

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    Superb Ultegra groupset

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    Comfortable frame

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    Decent wheels

Reasons to avoid
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The B'Twin Ultra 720 AF is part of a new wave of aluminium frames that are threatening to dethrone carbon as the frame material of choice, especially at this price-point of around a grand. And not only does the B'Twin come with a great aluminium frame, but the spec is absolutely exceptional too.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.