Here at road.cc, we're always on the lookout for great deals for you. We've been following the progress of an innovative company that gives you a great way to get your hands on a high-end bike.
Bike Leasing Company are all about helping you to enjoy your dream bike. We think leasing is an eminently sensible option to consider for your next bike. It's safe as well because there are no extended tie-ins in case your circumstances change – which is a real risk in the current economy.
If you're the kind of person that likes to get a new bike every couple of years then it could make sense to look at leasing: you pay monthly and get to ride something shiny. The value of the lease is calculated on the price of the bike minus its resale value after the lease period – commonly 30% of the RRP. After the lease is over you can either buy the bike for 35% of its value (so you're effectively paying 5% for the two years of credit) or give it back and get something new.
Anyway, the chaps at the Bike Leasing Company have contacted us to let us know that they have a limited number of 2012 Eddy Merckx EMX-3s available with either a Campagnolo Athena or Centaur build. The good news is that they can be leased over two years at almost 40% less than RRP with nothing to pay for the final nine months. That means that even if you decide to buy at the end of the lease, you'll still pay less than RRP. Here are the details:
2012 Eddy Merckx EMX-3 Athena build
Deposit of £419.85
followed by 4 monthly payments of £248.41
followed by 12 monthly payments of £27.68
2012 Eddy Merckx EMX-3 Centaur build
Deposit of £359.85
followed by 4 monthly payments of £206.91
followed by 12 monthly payments of £25.72
As well as being covered by the normal warranty, the Bike Leasing Company offer a parts replacement service for the bits that wear out: if you want to replace any worn components you can get them direct for the trade cost plus VAT, saving you a bit more money.
For all the details, head to the Bike Leasing Company website.