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