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Got two grand to spend on a new road bike? Here are six cracking bikes we've reviewed

If you’ve got £2,000 to spend on a new road bike this year, this is the video for you. We’ve handpicked six of the best road bikes that we’ve tested here at road.cc that will provide loads of performance and value for money.

Two grand is clearly a lot of money to spend on a bike but it can get you a very good, well-equipped machine that’ll be perfect for any cycling adventures or challenges you have lined up this year.

Remember, these are bikes we’ve tested recently, and a list of six bikes doesn’t allow us to fit every single model in the video, but if you’ve got suggestions for great bikes at this price, we’d love to hear about them in the comments section. It’s all helpful to anyone watching this vid.

- 12 of the best road bikes from £1,500 to £2,000

Our pick of six of the best £2,000 road bikes


Weight Market price Read more
Boardman SLR Endurance Disc 9.0
8,200g
£1,799.00
Read our review
Trek Emonda ALR 6
7,890g
£1,700.00
Read our review
Merlin Nitro Aero Ultegra R8050 Di2
7,700g
£2,019.99
Read our review
Cube Attain GTC Disc
9,100g
£1,799.00
Read our review
Genesis Datum 10
9,680g £1,999.99
Read our review
Ribble R872 Ultegra
8,020g
from £1,959.00
Read our review

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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macbob [49 posts] 9 months ago
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My choice would be the Rose Team GF Four Ultegra.

7 kilos - complete Ultegra (no sneeky substitutions).

Beautiful paintjob.

DT Swiss P1750 Spline wheels

GP4000S tyres

Excellent finishing kit

£1820

Plus: its customisable on the website so that you can custom-build your dream spec. But, as Tour Magazine (which has just given the bike a near-record 1.5 score) said "why would you want to".

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mr_dombat [3 posts] 4 months ago
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I'm too fat for most carbon bikes (most of the ones I looked at were 100Kg max rider), so have just got a Planet-X Hurricane (titanium) which was 2k and it's is awesome!