Buyer's guide to end of season road bike bargains

Now is the time when bike shops are discounting 2013 bikes, so we've had a look around to see what bargains are out there… Plenty is the answer

by David Arthur   November 11, 2013  

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Everyone likes a bargain, and we've got some hot deals for you today. With the latest 2014 road bikes now starting to appear in the shops, lots of retailers have many 2013 bikes that are being discounted to clear.

We phoned around a handful of bike shops and were surprised at just how many good deals are out there, and some really quite chunky discounts too, up to 63% in some cases. 

Chain Reaction Cycles

CRC have this cracking Ridley Eos 7D7 going for just £499.99, a 63% discount from the £1,349.99 retail price. 

That's just one of 123 current bike discounts they're offering over at www.chainreactioncycles.com/road-bikes?f=2259&sort=discount

Canyon

The German company’s outlet store holds some good bargains, such as this Ultimate CF SLX 8.0 2013, now £2,736.79, saving you £342.21 over the RRP.

There are loads more bikes, in select sizes, at www.canyon.com/_en/outlet/

Tweeks Cycles

This fine looking Cube Agree GTC Road Bike 2013 is now available for £874.29, reduced from £1,248.99.

See all their discounted bikes at www.tweekscycles.com/bikes/clearance-sale-bikes

Wiggle

Wiggle have some exclusive Felt bikes going at good prices, such as this F95 Sora, down from £648.99 to £421.84. That's a 35% saving. 

www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-f95-sora-wiggle-exclusive

Wheelbase

This Cannondale Super Six Tiagra is reduced by 25%, and now costs £1,199.00. They currently have 52, 54, 56 and 58cm sizes in stock. 

www.wheelbase.co.uk/bikes/road/mens-road-bikes/2013-cannondale-supersix-...

They also have this Cervelo S5 Ultegra Di2 10spd, in size 54cm only, at £3,299.00. It's normally £4,299.00, so that's a 23% price reduction.

www.wheelbase.co.uk/bikes/road/mens-road-bikes/cervelo-s5-ultegra-di2-10...

Evans Cycles

Some good BMC deals to be had over at Evans, like this Granfondo GF01 Ultegra Di2 2013. It's now costing £3,600.00, a lot of money yes, but a lot less than the £4,000 RRP. 

www.evanscycles.com/products/bmc/granfondo-gf01-ultegra-di2-2013-road-bi...

Or how about this BMC Roadracer SL01 105 Compact, now discounted tby 20% to £1,600? 

www.evanscycles.com/products/bmc/roadracer-sl01-105-compact-2013-road-bi...

If you're quick, Evans Cycles are currently offering an extra 10% discount on all clearance road bikes, which ends at midnight tonight. Just use the code BIKES10.

Merlin Cycles

Merlin is the exclusive UK distributor for Dutch brand BeOne, and they're selling off a load at very attractive prices. The BeOne Storm Sport Road Bike is down to £449 from £669 (www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/bikes/road-bikes/beone-bikes/beone-storm-...). 

Higher up the range is this BeOne Raw Pro Ltd, now costing £2,999. That's a huge 42% discount.  

www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/bikes/road-bikes/beone-bikes/beone-raw-pr...

Poshbikes Storck sale

Poshbikes are selling off a load of Storck bikes at have some decent deals if you're after a super light carbon bike.

They have this ex-display Fenomalist G2 in a size 55cm with Ultegra Di2 for £4,019.00, reduced from £5,019.

How about this 55 cm Scentron G2 frameset, was £1929.00, now £1549.00. See these and their other offers at Poshbikes.

ubyk.

This Orbea Orca SLi2 with a full Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset can be yours for just £2,989, well below the £4,000 RRP. Only 53 and 55cm sizes are available though. www.ubyk.co.uk/orbea-orca-sli2-di2-road-bike/14011

They also have this Eddy Merckx  EMX-3 going for a steal at £2,875, previously £3,599.99. That's with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a choice of four sizes. www.ubyk.co.uk/eddy-merckx-emx3-ultegra-di2-2013/11471

JE James

JE James has slashed the price of the Mekk Poggio 1.5 down to £769.99. That's a £330.99 saving.  www.jejamescycles.co.uk/mekk-poggio-15-road-bike-red-black-id74543.html

They also have the Giant Defy Composite 0 Compact going for a song at £1999.00, a cracking £750 discount. www.jejamescycles.co.uk/giant-defy-composite-0-compact-road-bike-id73816...

Rutland Cycling

Head on over to Rutland today and this fine Genesis Volant 00 can be yours not for the £650 RRP, but at the reduced price of just £339.99. www.rutlandcycling.com/159261/products/genesis-volant-00-2013-road-bike....

 

Not your cup of tea? How about this Forme Longcliffe 2.0 which is being sold off at £599.99, netting you a nice 36% discount. www.rutlandcycling.com/153513/products/forme-longcliffe-2-0-2013-road-bi...

Leisure Lakes

Down at Leisure Lakes they have this Cannondale Caad8 2300 going for £499.99, a 10% discount, making this alloy road bike a cracking entry-level offering. www.leisurelakesbikes.com/p/9781/cannondale-caad8-2300-racing-road-bike-...

Or how about this carbon fibre Specialized Tarmac? It's reduced from £1,250 to £950, a 20% cut. www.leisurelakesbikes.com/p/9181/specialized-tarmac-racing-road-bike-201...

Hargroves Cycles

This Bianchi Sempre Pro Athena, with a Campagnolo Athena 11-speed groupset on a full carbon frame, is now priced at just £1,999.99. That's £850 off the retail price. www.hargrovescycles.co.uk/products.asp?category=Sale%20Bikes&product=Sem...

 

Sigma Sport

London's Sigma Sport are selling this Focus Izalco Pro 2.0, which comes with a carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset, for £1,999.99. That's a 25% saving from the £2,669.99 RRP.  www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Focus/Izalco-Pro-20-Bicycle-Compact-2013/1LH3?wmp=267

Cycle Surgery

Cycle Surgery have a handful of interesting bikes on offer at the moment. There is this Giant Defy 5 Comp is reduced down to £429. www.cyclesurgery.com/pws/UniqueProductKey.ice?ProductID=CGIA0775SW

While this women's Specialized Dolce Elite Equipped Triple is discounted to £850. www.cyclesurgery.com/pws/UniqueProductKey.ice?ProductID=CSBC1374KP

 

Rose Bikes

Rose bikes are selling off their demo stock, including this Rose Xeon RS3000 which is one of the best alloy road bikes we've ridden. There's plenty of bargains on road and off, check out their facebook page for full details.

Zeevon

Battersea's Zeevon have this Charge Filter, specced with SRAM Apex parts, going for £909.99. That's a 30% saving over the list price of £1,299.99. www.zeevon.com/sale/road-bike-sale/charge-filter-apex-steel-road-bike-20...

Also reduced by 30% is this cannondale Synapse Carbon with Shimano 105 groupset, reduced from £1,799.99 to £1,259. www.zeevon.com/sale/road-bike-sale/cannondale-synapse-carbon-shimano-105...

 

Tredz

Tredz are selling off this Specialized Allez Elite, with an A1 Premium alloy frame, FACT carbon fork and Shimano Tiagra groupset, all for £799. www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-Allez-Elite-2013-Road-Bike_54928.htm

 

We'll be updating this article with more offers, so watch this space...

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Do one on TT bikes please.

posted by cub [46 posts]
11th November 2013 - 17:16

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Pauls Cycles win the discounting prize for me with this deal on a carbon Synapse: http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b65s6p5236/CANNONDALE-SYNAPSE-CARBON-TIAG...

£1499 down to £999.

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posted by Gizmo_ [765 posts]
11th November 2013 - 18:11

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Gizmo_ wrote:
Pauls Cycles win the discounting prize for me with this deal on a carbon Synapse: http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b65s6p5236/CANNONDALE-SYNAPSE-CARBON-TIAG...

£1499 down to £999.

That is an excellent find

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posted by Goldfever4 [165 posts]
11th November 2013 - 18:40

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If anyone want some serious bargains.....try Mountain Mania Cycles in Didcot, Oxon. They have got some serious bargains... Here's a link. .... http://www.mountainmaniacycles.co.uk/special-offers/ Cool

posted by 8o8 finch@m [18 posts]
11th November 2013 - 19:56

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25% off a few nice Merckx bikes here at Edinburgh Bicycle Coop... http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/browse/bicycles/road-bikes?sort=biggestD... Very good deal on the Genesis Equilibrium, a nice winter trainer too. And they'll price match.

posted by Malaconotus [39 posts]
11th November 2013 - 20:59

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Tweets cycles beats Cycle Surgery for that cube agree by £25. But Cycle surgery do price match...

posted by Nzlucas [88 posts]
11th November 2013 - 21:46

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Some astonishing bargains at Wiggle
A couple of Felts as an example

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-f5-105-2013/

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-z5-105-2013/

I was looking at the 2013 Felt Z5 in a shop the other day,just in awe,viewing on the internet sideways profiles of bikes can never do justice to viewing in person

The savings at Wiggle though are massive compared to other retailers,i applied for finance but was turned down,i'll have to save til next year now

posted by Stim [11 posts]
12th November 2013 - 18:49

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Brilliant time of year to buy a bike*

(*if you are under 4 foot 5, or over 6 foot 10).

posted by paulmcmillan [78 posts]
12th November 2013 - 21:17

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Laughing I'm 6' 11" and my lady cyclist friend is 4'4" There must be a bargain for us !

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posted by pmerry [6 posts]
13th November 2013 - 17:33

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Amazed to see that for the Rutland one you are invited to pay extra for a PDI! On the other hand, one or two of the bikes I have bought locally didn't seem to have had a proper one; cycle retailers could learn a bit from car dealerships here.

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posted by Forester [82 posts]
14th November 2013 - 6:39

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It would be nice to feature small, independent, non advertiser bike/tri shops - I understand your rationale for supporting your advertisers though, it makes sense.

That said - we (The Triathlon Shop, Bristol) have Scott Foils from £1499, Sempre Pro UDi2 for £2400, Argon 18 Krypton 105 £1499, Oltre XR Athena EPS and DA 9000 with roughly £1800 off.

All shops have good deals at this time of year + a good independent will offer servicing deals in with the purchase price and video bike fits too.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
2nd December 2013 - 9:53

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a 63% discount from the £1,349.99 retail price

Tiagra group. Wonder if they sold many at 1350!

posted by vbvb [225 posts]
2nd December 2013 - 23:25

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Buy separate parts and build your own bike. Here is 7.13 kg bike for 1400 GBP that I just finished building. Just need to be patient and hunt for bargain parts.


Peugeot RSR02 carbon frame
Ultegra 6800 groupset 11sp
Carbon seatpost and dropbars
Selle Italia SuperFlow SLR
Mavic Aksium S
Michelin Pro4

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posted by rix [25 posts]
3rd December 2013 - 8:05

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Just the one women specific bike? How about £500 off a Specialized Ruby? http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/ruby-comp-compact-2013-w...

Or a Trek 5.2 Madone down from £3k to £2.5k?http://www.evanscycles.com/products/trek/madone-52-h2-compact-wsd-2013-womens-road-bike-ec041063

posted by Caroline Dodgson [41 posts]
4th December 2013 - 23:40

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We also have a lot of bikes (road, tri, mtb, hybrids) with 30% off until the 9th February.

http://www.onyourbike.com/special-offers-bikes.php

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6th February 2014 - 15:34

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