One tried and tested method for a new bike is the bike to work scheme that we have previously written about in our blog.  With a ceiling spend of £1000 it opens up doors to some nice kit with carbon fibre frames & quality groupsets but still needs a careful eye on the numbers to get some serious bang for your buck.  Below is a list of the best bikes from £1000 to £1500 for those looking to spend a bit more and get a long time cycling partner.  Our selection of 15 of the best road bikes for under £1500 helps you compare the best currently available and where to find stock.  This post was originally published in 2020 but updated for 2021.   Using our supplier network and panel of over 100 cyclists we have pulled this list together to help you Go Faster and Spend Smarter.    

What to expect from a £1500 road bike

A £1500 road bike used to be a guarantee for carbon fibre and most likely a Shimano 105 Groupset.  With shifts in supply and the prices of components following the pandemic that is no longer the case.  In our list an aluminium frame is much more common as is a Shimano Tiagra groupset.  

That doesn’t mean you won’t find quality and lightweight fast bikes here.  Some of these are weighing less than 8kg and will be perfect for Sportive or Triathlon racing.  

Full List of Best Road Bikes Under £1500

  1. Ribble R872 Disc Road Bike – TRIVELO BEST BUY AWARD
  2. Boardman SLR 8.9 Carbon Grey
  3. Cannondale Synapse 105 Disc 2021 
  4. Specialized Allez E5 Elite 2021
  5. Canyon UltimateCF SL 7.0
  6. Bianchi Via Nerone 7 105
  7. Cube Nuroad Road Bike
  8. Fuji Sportif 1.3 Disc Road Bike 2021
  9. Vitus Zenium CR 105 2021
  10. Orbea Avant H40-D Road Bike 2021
  11. Liv Avail AR2 2021 
  12. Van Rysel Ultra CF 105
  13. Planet X Pro Carbon Disc SRAM Rival 22 HRD 
  14. Trek Domane AL 4 Disc 2021 
  15. GT Grade Expert Road Bike 2021 

Best £1500 Road Bike for 2021 - WINNER

Ribble R872 Disc Road Bike

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Review Scores Compared:

Cycling Weekly = 10 / 10                                                            Bike Radar = 4.5 / 5

220 Triathlon = 4 / 5                                                                    Cyclist = 4.5 / 5 

Trivelo – Best Buy Award 

Best price we can find this at currently is £1199 direct from Ribble.  Ribble don’t use any other distributors with prices on a direct from supplier basis.

Online merchant Ribble have once more delivered a beautiful road bike.  The R872 is the evolution of the classic Gran Fondo that has for many years been hugely popular. An carbon frame with good looks is great and impressive to see the carbon frames still not dropped at this price point by Ribble.  Common to all Ribble bikes it has a build to your own spec approach this again is a great option in this price range.   While we would love the money to stretch to the Ultegra groupset realistically building up an R872 with 105 is money well spent. By building your bike with Shimano 105 and you will have a lightweight, fast and good looking bike that offers real value for money. Big fans and our best buy in this bike category.

Our Best Road Bike Under 1500 for 2021.  

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano Tiagra 10 speed Mechanical Disc.
Shifters – Tiagra 4700 10 speed.
Brakes – Tektro MD510 Mechanical Disc.
Chainset – Tiagra 4700 2 x 10 Speed 34-50T.
Bottom Bracket – Shimano BB-RS500 BSA.
Cassette – Shimano HG500 11-32T.
Chain – Shimano HG54 10 Speed.
Rotors – Shimano SM-RT10 CL 160mm.
Front Derailleur – Tiagra 4700 Braze On.
Rear Derailleur – Tiagra 4700 Medium Cage.
Wheels – Mavic Aksium Disc Clincher, 12mm Bolt Thru-Axle.
Tyres – Continental Ultra Sport 3 Rigid 700x25c, Black.
Frame – Full Carbon.
Forks – Full Carbon Monocoque.
Bars – Level 1 6061 Alloy, Black.
Stem – Level 1 6061 Alloy, Black.
Bar Tape – Level Cork Ribbon, Black.
Seatpost – Level 1 6061 Alloy 27.2mm, 350mm,Black.
Saddle – Prologo Kappa RS, Black.
Approximate Weight – 9.1kg (Extra Small)

Boardman SLR 8.9 105 2021

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Review Scores Compared:

Bike Radar = 4.5 / 5

Cyclist = 4.5 / 5 

Latest 2021 range of bikes with full Shimano 105 Groupset at only £1100 from Halfords 

Possibly still subject to some badge snobbery.  The Boardman range continues to go from strength to strength and this is certainly a quality machine and offers good value for the money. Quite an aggressive design but paired with disc brakes as an option this is well worth a look.  The bikes are easily tracked down at your local Halfords or Cycle Republic without having to look too hard.  Basic models with Shimano Tiagra but also possible to get a well priced carbon framed bike and Shimano 105 Groupset.  A lot of bike for the money.  We have had some reports that the seat stem can cause some problems and subject to slipping.  Worth checking out if considering buying one.  Especially relevant if you are looking at the bigger framed bikes and a taller rider.

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano 105
Shifters – Tiagra 
Brakes – Tektro R315
Chainset – Shimano Tiagra 50/34t, S-170mm, M/L/XL – 175mm 
Bottom Bracket – Shimano Pressfit 86.5m
Cassette – Shimano HG500 10 speed, 12-28t
Chain – KMC X10
Front Derailleur – Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur – Shimano 105
Wheels – Boardman alloy 
Tyres – Vittoria Rubino
Frame – Full Carbon
Forks – Full Carbon 
Bars – Boardman black alloy 
Stem – FSA Orbital 
Seatpost -Boardman alloy

Best £1500 road bike for beginners

Cannondale Synapse 105 Disc 2021

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Review Scores Compared:

Bike Radar = 4 / 5

Best price we can find this at currently is £1199.99 from Leisure Lake Bikes

No carbon frame here as Cannondale continues to mature its aluminium frame design to reduce weight and improve stiffness. This well designed frame is finished with a full Shimano 105 groupset and carbon forks. With Mavic wheels as well you could ride this one straight out of the shop without any urgency to consider upgrades. This is the best road bike for beginners with a relaxed Sportive frame that should feel comfortable, reliable Shimano 105 Groupset that means no need to upgrade components and strong resale values if you get the bug and want to trade up.

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano 105
Shifters – Shimano 105
Brakes – TRP Spyre-C cable actuated disc, 160mm rotors
Chainset – FSA Gossamer alloy 
Bottom Bracket – Cannondale BB30 
Cassette – Shimano 105, 11-34, 11 speed
Chain – KMC X11, 11 speed
Headset – FSA Sealed bearing, integrated, 1-1/4″ – 1-1/8″
Front Derailleur – Shimano 105 
Rear Derailleur – Shimano 105 
Wheels – RD 2.0, 28h
Tyres – Vittoria Zaffiro
Frame – SmartForm C2 Alloy, SAVE BB30, internal routing, flat mount 
Forks – Full carbon, SAVE, internal routing, 1-1/8″ – 1 1/4″ tapered steerer, flat mount, 55mm rake, 12×100 thru axle
Bars – Cannondale 3, 6061 alloy, compact 
Stem – Cannondale 3, 6061 alloy, 31.8, 7
Seatpost – Cannondale 3, 6061 alloy, 25.4 x 350mm 
Saddle – Cannondale Stage Ergo

Specialized Allez E5 Elite 2021

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Review Scores Compared:

Bike Radar = 4.5 / 5

Best price we can find this at currently is £1249 at Leisure Lake Bikes.  They have limited availability and selling out fast.  We’ve been trying to get our supplier network to find more of these but they are hugely popular.  

No list would be complete without a Specialized in it as they seem to have a model at almost every price point and bike type. The range of colours continues to evolve ditching the very conservative whites and reds of 5 years ago for more bold offerings. While no s-works this is a high quality machine and you can trust that it will be built to a quality finish and you are unlikely to be disappointed. We’re not big Specialized lovers at Trivelo with just too many of them on the roads but this is a nice bike, maybe lacking a little soul?

Specialized have been crippled by COVID in terms of supply so there are limited numbers of these bikes available for sale.  

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano 105 
Shifters – Shimano 105
Brakes – Axis 1.0 caliper
Chainset – Praxis Alba, 50/34T
Bottom Bracket – Included w/ crankset 
Cassette – Shimano 105, 11-342t 11 speed
Chain – KMC X11, 11 speed
Headset – FSA Sealed bearing, integrated, 1-1/4″ – 1-1/8″
Front Derailleur – Shimano 105 
Rear Derailleur – Shimano 105 R7000GS, medium cage, 11 speed
Wheels – DT R460
Tyres – Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double blackbelt protection, 700x25mm
Frame – Specialized E5 premium aluminium, fully manipulated tubing w/ smooth welds, internal cable routing, threaded BB, 130mm spacing
Forks – Specialized FACT carbon, 1-1/8″ to 1-3/8″ taper, fender eyelets 
Bars – Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem – Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4 bolt, 7 degree rise 
Seatpost – Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti corrosion
Saddle – Body geometry bridge saddle, steel rails

Canyon Endurance 7

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Review Scores Compared:

Cycling Weekly = 8 / 10                                                            Bike Radar = 4.5 / 5

Cyclist = 4.5 / 5 

Best price we can find this at currently is £1349 from Canyon contact us for latest discount codes to get money off

German engineering is vomited all over the Canyon and have updated their line for 2021 with this new model. Getting this in a sale might be more of a challenge as they operate a direct online business model. In spite using an Aluminium frame this is no heavyweight.  Weighing only 8.5kg this is a very light bike.  It comes fully specced with Shimano 105 groupset and Fulcrum wheels. Looks and feels the business. We like.

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano 105 R7000
Shifters – Shimano 105 R7000
Brakes – Shimano 105 
Chainset – Praxis Alba, 50/34T
Bottom Bracket – Shimano Pressfit BB72  
Cassette – Shimano 105, 11-30,11 speed
Chain – KMC X11, 11 speed
Headset – FSA Sealed bearing, integrated, 1-1/4″ – 1-1/8″
Front Derailleur – Shimano 105 
Rear Derailleur – Shimano 105 R7000
Wheels – Fulcrum Racing 900
Tyres – Continental Grand Prix SL 25mm
Frame – Canyon Ultimate aluminium
Forks – Cnyon F25 carbon  
Bars – Canyon H17 Ergobar AL 
Stem – Canyon V13 
Seatpost – Canyon SP0042 VCLS CF carbon
Saddle – Selle Italia Model X

Bianchi Via Nerone 7 105

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Review Scores Compared:

Cycling Weekly = 8 / 10                                                            Bike Radar = 4.5 / 5

Best price we can find this at currently is £1375 from Tredz contact us for latest discount codes to get money off

If a badge is important to you on those chain gang rides and you want to be holding your head high in the car park you can’t argue with the Bianchi. The frame here is an endurance sportive geometry more upright than the Boardman listed above. Shimano 105 groupset coupled with a very effective frame suited as an endurance road bike. A few other corners cut to make the price point but a beautiful looking machine as you would expect from such a well respected name. We had to include it in our list!

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano 105 R7000
Shifters – Shimano 105 R7000
Brakes – Shimano BR-R561-L
Chainset – Praxis Alba, 50/34T
Bottom Bracket – Shimano SM-BBR60
Cassette – Shimano 105, 11-32,11 speed
Chain – KMC X11
Headset – FSA semi integrated lower part _ integrated upper 
Front Derailleur – Shimano 105 
Rear Derailleur – Shimano 105 R7000
Wheels – Shimano WH-RS100
Tyres – Vittora Zaffiro 25-622, 700×25 
Frame – Via Nirone 7 Alu, hydroforming tubing, internal cable routing
Forks – Bianchi alu/carbon w/kevlar, 1.1/8″ 
Bars – Reparto Corse Compact, flat top, alloy 6061 
Stem – Reparto Corse Alloy 6061 
Seatpost – Reparto Corse Alloy 6061 shaft
Saddle – Selle Royal SR 

Cube Nuroad Road Bike 2021

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Review Scores Compared:

Cyclist = 4 / 5

Best price we can find this at currently is £999 for  from Wiggle.   We have the latest deals with Wiggle as well as other brands so contact us for the latest codes.

With an aluminium frame and all round tyres you could argue this Cube bike is more of a gravel bike.  We all need another excuse to get another bike after all and if we don’t have a gravel bike sounds a good reason to get one!  Boasting Shimano’s latest GRX groupset you can be the envy of the Sunday morning ride with the first with kit. Disc brakes and a very robust build make this a potential all year round bike option.

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano 105 R7000
Shifters – Shimano 105 R7000
Brakes – Shimano BR-RX400, Hydr.disc brake, flat mount 
Chainset – Shimano GRX
Bottom Bracket – Shimano SM-BBR60
Cassette – Shimano 105, CS-HG700, 11-34T 
Chain – Shimano CN-HG600-11
Headset – FSA Orbit
Front Derailleur – Shimano GRX RD-RX810
Rear Derailleur – Shimano GRX FD-R810 
Wheels – Cube RA 0.8 CX 
Tyres – Schwalbe G0One Allround, perf, kevlar 40-622 
Frame – Aluminium 6061 T6 superlite, gravel comfort geometry
Forks – Cube Nuroad disc, one piece 3D forged steerer/crown, carbon blades
Bars – Reparto Corse Compact, flat top, alloy 6061 
Stem – Cube Performance Stem Pro
Seatpost – Cube Performance Post, 27.2mm 
Saddle – Natural Fit Venec Lite 

Fuji Sportif 1.3 Disc Road Bike 2021

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Review Scores Compared:

Bike Radar = 4 / 5

Best price we can find this at currently is £1349.99 from Wiggle – currently showing good stock levels in most sizes.

Fuji rocking a tried and tested formula with alloy frame and carbon forks although at the top end of our budget shame not to see carbon.  Thankfully with Shimano 105 groupset on offer the Fuji recovers some ground in this highly competitive market.  Finishing kit on the Fuji not bad and the bike is certainly no ugly duckling.  Built for Sportive’s as an endurance bike with Disc brakes and 30c tyres this is a solid bet for any rider.

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano 105 R7000
Shifters – Shimano 105 R7000
Brakes – TRP Hy/RD disc, 160mm rotors
Crankset – Oval  concepts 300, forged 6066 arms, praxis rings, 50/34T
Bottom Bracket – Shimano SM-BBR60
Cassette –  Shimano HG-700, 11-34T
Chain – KMC X11 
Headset – FSA Orbit
Front Derailleur – Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur – Shimano 105 
Wheels – Oval concepts 324 disc, 28/28h thru axle front, QR rear 
Tyres – Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 30c  
Frame – A2-SL Alloy tapered seatstays & chainstays with rack mount, Flat mount disc & replaceable derailleur hanger
Forks – FC-440 full carbon monozoque, 12mm thru-axle w/flat mount disc tabs, tapered steerer
Bars – Oval concepts 310 ergo, 6061 alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 133mm drop
Stem – Oval concepts 313, 3D-forged 6061 stem body
Seatpost – Oval concepts 300, 6061 alloy, 27.2mm diameter
Saddle – Oval concepts 344, steel rail

Vitus Zenium CR Road Bike (105 - 2021)

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Review Scores Compared:

Cycling Weekly 4/5                                                                        Bike Radar = 4.5 / 5

Best price we can find this at currently is £1499 from Wiggle – currently showing good stock levels in most sizes.

Vitus have smashed out this latest 2021 model with a supremely lightweight road bike.  Weighing only 8.96kg this isn’t the lightest road bike here but well placed for anyone who is watching the scales.  Full carbon frame at this price was standard a few years ago but now is a rarity and Vitus achieve this with a near aero style frame.  Dripping top to toe with Shimano no corners have been cut including full Shimano brake set.  

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano 105 R7000
Shifters – Shimano 105 R7000
BrakesShimano 105 R7000
CranksetShimano 105 R7000 50/34T
Bottom Bracket – Shimano SM-BBR60
CassetteSunrace CS-RX1 11-32T
Chain – KMC X11 
Headset – FSA Orbit
Front Derailleur – Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur – Shimano 105 
Wheels – Vitus
Tyres – Vee Road Runner
Frame – Zenium Carbon
Forks -Zenium Carbon
Bars – Vitus 6061 alloy
Stem – 6061 stem body
Seatpost – Vitus carbon
Saddle – Vitus steel rail

Orbea Avant H40-D Road Bike 2021

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Review Scores Compared:

Cycling Weekly n/a                                                                        Bike Radar = n/a

Best price we can find this at currently is £1349 from Leisure Lake Bikes – we had to hunt hard to find availability anywhere for these

Available in speed silver or the more rare military green comes the Orbea Avant H40-D.  Perfectly mid priced in our round up of the 15 best road bikes under £1500.  Lovely looking but compared to others in our line up somewhat underspecced road bike.  Aluminium frame coupled with Shimano Tiagra Groupset and Tektro brakes isn’t going to be lighting many fires.  Expect to want to make some upgrades in the first year if you go for this one.  

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano Tiagra
Shifters – Shimano Tiagra ST-4700
BrakesTektro MD-C550 Mechanical disc
CranksetFSA Omega Megaexo 34x50t
Bottom Bracket – Shimano SM-BBR60
CassetteSunrace CSMS 11-34t 10 speed
Chain – KMC X11 
Headset – FSA Orbit
Front Derailleur – Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur – Shimano Tiagra 4700 GS
Wheels – Orbea wheels
Tyres – Vittoria Zafiro V
Frame – Orbea triple butted aluminium
Forks -Orbea Carbon
Bars – OC1 Road
Stem – OC1
Seatpost – Alloy
Saddle – Selle Royal Seta RS

Alternatively if a road bike is too fragile for your needs check our round up of 15 of the Best Gravel bikes on the market.  Find out more about this exciting new genre of bikes as an alternative to a road bike.  

Best Womens £1500 Road Bike

Liv Avail AR2 2021

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Review Scores Compared:

Cycling Weekly 4/5                                                                        Bike Radar = 4/5

Best price we can find this at currently is £1349 from Rutland Cycles – Limited sizes but currently they have some stock

All the bikes in the round up of the best £1500 road bikes suit men and women but the Liv Avail AR2 is a women specific road bike.  Highly rated among our female review test associates the Liv brand have continued to deilver in 2021 with the Avail AR2.  The spec is relatively modest and Giant (parent company of Liv) supply many of the parts.  Coupled with Shimano Tiagra and an alumnium frame it is a reliable road bike that will cope with heavy mileage with ease. 

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano Tiagra
Shifters – Shimano Tiagra 
BrakesTektro MD-C550
CranksetShimano Tiagra 34x50t
Bottom Bracket – Cartridge
CassetteShimano Tiagra 11×34
Chain – KMC X10-1
Headset – FSA Orbit
Front Derailleur – Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur – Shimano Tiagra 4700 GS
Wheels – Giant S-R2 wheelset
Tyres – Giant Gavia Fondo 2 700x32c
Frame – ALUXX-Grade aluminium 
Forks -Advanced grade composite
Bars – Giant Connect 
Stem – Giant Sport 
Seatpost – Giant D-Fuse composite
Saddle – Liv Approach 

Lightest £1500 Road Bike

Van Rysel Ultra CF 105

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Review Scores Compared:

Cycling Weekly 4.5/5                                                                        Road.cc = 8/10

Best price we can find this at currently is £1499 from Decathlon.  Limited sizes but currently they have some stock

If you can get beyond the lack of Tour de France pedigree Decathlon has a lot to offer with road bikes.  Not just a one stop supermarket for outdoor goods the Van Rysel is a pucker carbon fibre road bike.  The lightest £1500 in our line up and no surprise when you see it comes with Full carbon frame and forks with quality Mavic Aksium wheels as standard.  Shimano 105 Groupset all around as well and you get a lot for your money.  

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano 105
Shifters – Shimano 105 
Brakes – Shimano 105 
CranksetShimano 105 R7000 52x36t
Bottom Bracket – Cartridge
CassetteShimano 105 11 speed, 11x28t
Chain – KMC X11
Headset – FSA Orbit
Front Derailleur – Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur – Shimano 105
Wheels – Mavic Aksium 
Tyres – New Yksion 700×25
Frame – Full carbon fibre 
Forks -Full carbon fibre 
Bars -Van Rysel oversize ergo 
Stem – Van Rysel aluminium 
Seatpost –  Composite
Saddle – Van Rysel Sport Ergo Chromo 
Weight – 7.99kg (without pedals)

Best SRAM Groupset £1500 Road Bike

Planet X Pro Carbon Disc SRAM Rival 22

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Review Scores Compared:

Cycling Weekly = n/a                                                                        Road.cc = n/a

Best price we can find this at currently is £1499 direct from Planet X.

Planet X are one of the longest established on-line bike manufacturers in the UK creating value for money high spec bikes for over 30 years.  For under £1500 they offer a full SRAM Rival groupset and lightweight carbon frame.  Not the lightest £1500 road bike in our line up but very close.  If you love your SRAM a great choice.  Also components seem to be more readily available than some Shimano parts.  

Full Specification:
Groupset – SRAM Rival
Shifters – SRAM Rival 
Brakes – SRAM Rival
CranksetSRAM Rival 11 50-34t
Bottom Bracket – Cartridge
CassetteSRAM PG1130 11-32t
Chain – SRAM PC1110 
Headset -Planet X 
Front Derailleur -SRAM Rival 11
Rear Derailleur – SRAM Rival 11
Wheels – Fulcrum Racing
Tyres – Panaracer Catalyst sport 700c 25mm
Frame – Toray T700 carbon fibre 
Forks -Full carbon fibre 
Bars -Selcof Zeta v2 
Stem – Controltech RAS-99 Alloy 
Seatpost –  Selcof Zeta V2 Alloy 
Saddle – San Marco Monza Start 
Weight – 8.37kg (without pedals)

Trek Domane AL 4 Disc 2021

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Review Scores Compared:

Cycling Weekly = n/a                                                                        Road.cc = n/a

Best price we can find this at currently is £1495 from Leisure Lake Bikes who have limited stock of some sizes

Trek are the second largest bike manufacturer in the world so no surprises to find one of their bikes in our £1000 to £1500 road bikes list.  The Trek Domane AL 4 is an aluminium framed road bike as the “AL” in the title hints at.  It is their 2nd most expensive model featuring Shimano Tiagra all round and partner supplier parts.  Result is a great looking if somewhat heavy road bike.

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano Tiagra 
Shifters – Shimano Tiagra
Brakes – Shimano Tiagra
CranksetShimano crankset 4700 50/34
Bottom Bracket – Cartridge
CassetteShimano HG500
Chain – Shimano Tiagra HG54
Headset -FSA integrated
Front Derailleur -Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur – Shimano Tiagra
Wheels – Formula RX-512 alloy 
Tyres – Bontrager R1 700x32c
Frame – Trek 100 series Alpha aluminium  
Forks -Trek Domane Carbon 
Bars – Bontrager Comp VR-C Alloy 
Stem – Bontrager Elite 
Seatpost –  Bontrager Alloy 
Saddle – Bontrager P3 Verse 
Weight – 10.4kg (without pedals)

GT Grade Expert Road Bike 2021

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Review Scores Compared:

Cycling Weekly = n/a                                                                        Road.cc = n/a

Best price we can find this at currently is £1450 from CycleStore Bikes who have limited stock of some sizes

The final bike in our line up of the best 15 road bikes under £1500 is the GT Grade Expert.  This is their aluminium framed version of what is essentially a soft gravel bike sitting somewhere between road and gravel.  Weighing under 10.5kg though it gives you much of the strength of a gravel bike with the lightweight dynamics of a road bike.  37mm tyres should help also if you are not confident on a conventional road bike.  

Full Specification:
Groupset – Shimano Tiagra 
Shifters – Shimano Tiagra
Brakes – Shimano Tiagra
CranksetFSA Vero Pro 48/32
Bottom Bracket – Cartridge
CassetteShimano HG500 11-34t
Chain – KMX X10
Headset -FSA integrated
Front Derailleur -Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur – Shimano GRX
Wheels – WTB ST i23 
Tyres – WTB Riddler TCS light 700x37c
Frame – Grade Alloy  
Forks -Grade Carbon 
Bars – GT DropTune RS Alloy 
Stem – GT 3D Forged alloy 
Seatpost –  TransX YSP
Saddle – Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite
Weight – 10.3kg (without pedals)

If your budget won’t stretch to £1500 check out our list of the Top 19 Road bikes for Under £1000.  

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10 Comments

Stuart Howell · 26/03/2020 at 11:44 pm

Good set of bikes and useful comparison information.

Henry Stewart · 30/03/2020 at 8:43 am

Nice set of bikes. Shame they are over my budget of £1000 but will keep a look out for discounts.

Kevin Howard · 31/03/2020 at 12:15 am

So many other bikes could add to the list and so hard to choose!!!

Simon Sharp · 31/03/2020 at 4:54 pm

Love the Canyon.

Chris Young · 01/04/2020 at 8:50 am

Boardman is a great buy. Genuinely a lot of bike for the money.

Ed Wilts · 19/04/2020 at 8:25 am

Nice set of bikes. Any discounts on these always welcome.

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