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Video: Six of the best sub-£1500 bikes

If you've got between £1,000 and £1,500 to spend on a new road bike, here are six great choices

If you've got a budget of between £1,000 and £1,500 to spend on a new road bike this year, whether you've got your eye on tackling a local sportive series or getting into road racing, or just riding for fun and fitness, we've rounded up six really good bikes that we've tested recently here at

So hit the play button on the video above and enjoy. Feel free to ask any questions about these, or other, bikes in the comments section below.

Our pick of six of the best bikes under £1,500

Weight Market price Read more
Focus Izalco Race Carbon Sora 8,920g
Read our review
Boardman SLR 8.9c[note]
9 stars of Boardman’s 2018 range
Giant Defy Advanced 3 9,500g
Read our review
Ribble Gran Fondo Disc
from £1,500.00
Read our review
Dolan L'Etape
from £979.99
Read our review
Whyte Suffolk
Read our review

Note: The successor to the Boardman Road Team Carbon featured in the video

David worked on the tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of 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, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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