10 Road Bikes Under £1000 Perfect For Beginners

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Getting into cycling can admittedly be a little bit daunting. As a beginner, you’re often bombarded with different kinds of bikes leaving you dazed and confused. To try and make it easier for you, Formby Cycles have a bunch of great road bikes under £1000, perfect for beginners.

Giant Revolt 1 Cyclocross Bike 2017 – £919.99

road bikes under £1000

Don’t worry about the name, a cyclocross bike is perfect for the road too. The super wide tyre clearance and endurance frame means that this bike would be perfect for those who want to be comfortable when riding.

It means that you can also take it on all kinds of terrain such as gravel and grass, making it ideal if you want to go exploring with friends and family.

The groupset is Tiagra, meaning your gear changes will be nice and smooth, and the disc brakes are hydraulic, giving you extra stopping power. If you think you’ll use your road bike both on and off the road, this is the one for you.

Wilier Jareen Sora Disc Gravel Bike 2017 – £999.99

road bikes under £1000

This Wilier is perfect if you want to ride long distances, and on some tough roads. It’s extremely versatile, meaning that it will perform just as well on a commute, as it will smashing down the gravel climbs.

The frame is alloy, meaning it’s tough and sturdy, but the fork is carbon, so it makes the bike a little lighter and more comfortable.

Specialized Diverge E5 Sport Road Bike 2018 – £999.99

road bikes under £1000

Specialized is a brand name you can trust, so if you’re looking for solid first road bikes under £1000, they’re always a good place to start.

This Diverge is the brand new 2018 model, meaning it’s got the completely renovated frame.

The sturdy aluminium frame means it won’t give in if you crash, and the disc brakes will work in the wet as well as the dry.

Trek Domane ALR 3 Road Bike 2018 – £999.99

road bikes under £1000

The Trek Domane is a model that has proved itself time and time again within the cycling world, known for being extremely quick and handling like a pro. 

With a carbon fork and a Sora groupset, you will be flying up the hills on this super light aluminium bike.

Cannondale Synapse Tiagra Disc Road Bike 2018 – £999.99

road bikes under £1000

This bike is absolutely perfect whose main priority is comfort. If long rides and sportives are your thing, you will feel right at home on a Cannondale Synapse. 

Although it has a comfortable endurance geometry, it’s also surprisingly light, meaning that it also works for the racers out there. In fact, Cannondale go so far as calling it the best all-around road bike ever made!

Giant Contend SLR 2 Disc Road Bike 2017 – £799.99

road bikes under £1000

The Giant Contend uses Giants own ALUXX for the frame, meaning its as light as can be, without breaking the budget.

Giant is well known for creating fantastic entry level bikes, and this one is no different. It’s got fantastic breaking ability, comfortable geometry, and is currently on sale with £200 of the normal price!

Cube Attain Pro Disc 2017 – £799.99

As someone who has just bought a Cube, I can confirm that they’re fantastic fun to ride. Cube built this bike so you don’t need to be a pro to ride it, and so that you can use it for long days in the saddle or sprints with your mates. 

If you’re looking for road bikes under £1000, Cube is always a good brand to go with.

Specialized Allez 2018 – £599.99

If you’re looking for an entry level bike, you simply can’t go wrong with a Specialized Allez, especially so at this price! 

As well as being extremely light and nimble, it also has mounts for bike racks and mud guards, so it can be used for commuting/ easily make it through the winter months.

The frame is lighter than ever, and has been redesigned for the new year.

Trek 1.1 C H2 2017 – £499.99 

The cheapest bike on this list, the Trek 1.1 C H2 uses the same aero shaping and race-ready detail as their top-end bikes, so it still rides fantastically. 

This is designed to be a fast, aero ride, showing that road bikes under £1000 can give even the more expensive bikes a run for their money.

Giant Contend 1 2017 – £579.99

Giant has created a bike that ‘blends speed, comfort and control’, and replaces the aluminium Defy’s that proved so popular. 

With its ALUXX frame and Sora groupset, this bike responds brilliantly to the rider, and is the perfect first bike for anyone who wants to chase the local clubs and get some quick miles under their belt.

Lydia is currently a 2nd year journalism student studying at the University of Leeds. While previously working at one of Singapore's leading lifestyle websites, she's now been covering vegan news since 2016. After going vegetarian for ethical reasons in 2015, she is a passionate vegan, who wants to ensure that animals are treated with love and compassion.

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