The 10 Best Road Bikes on Bikesoup
January 25th, 2018
January 25th, 2018
Anna is a jack-of-all-bikes, and has been riding and racing in a myriad of genres for over seven years; from World Cup level cross-country, to grass roots coaching kids on the road.
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Whether you're a long distance mile-muncher, or a weekend crit sprinter, there's plenty of bargains to be had on the Bikesoup Marketplace. Here's a few of our favourites:
1. Ian Stannard's Pinnarello Dogma
Yep, that’s right, Ian Stannard's Pinarello Dogma F8 from Team Sky's victorious 2015 Tour de France reign. This former Team Sky bike comes with a Team Sky validated certificate of authenticity, and all parts are originals; no replacements or swaps have been made. Equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 and Shimano Dura Ace C50 wheels, this bike would be £8k new, without its heriatage, and is up for sale here at £8,500.
2. Colnago C59
This was the model of choice for Ferrari's team driver, Kimi Raïkkönen, as well as legendary French baroudeur and Tour de France stage-winning rider, Thomas Voeckler. The C is for carbon, and the 59 is for Colnago's years building frames, hence it is the predecessor to the C60, both characterised by their use of carbon tubing and carbon fibre lugs to make the ride more supple and confident while still keeping the bike fast. This C59 comes with the stunning Colnago Super Record carbon group set, and is painstakingly painted in the historical Art Decor paint job to hark back to the good old days of Colnago's golden era. For the newer C60 model, you'd be looking at nearly £10k for the equivalent spec, where this is for sale at £3,500.
3. Wyndymilla Team Massive Attack
Wyndymilla are a British custom carbon bike brand based in Surrey. This team edition Massive Attack comes with a full Dura Ace Di2 group set and Reynolds Assaults carbon wheels. Wyndymilla were the brand of choice for Hannah Barnes in the likes of the Tour Series, and were ridden by the men's team (also in pink!) for the Tour of Britain. This custom build would set you back £3.5k for the frame and forks alone, whereas this fully built piece of UK history is only £2,200.
4. Condor Fratello
This Condor Fratello is still in show room condition with less than 150 miles on the clock. This Condor was hand made, custom built, and made to order. The slogan "London Since 1948” on the seat stays reminds us that this is a British brand, however the frame is made in Italy. It is perfect for commutes, winter rides on country roads or touring adventures. The Disc-equipped Fratello would set you back £850 for the frame alone, and over £2k for this particular build. Available here for £1,800.
5. Specialized Ruby
Tired of rough roads wearing you out? That's why Specialized made the Ruby. Inspired by the famous cobbled races in Roubaix, France, the Ruby is the women's specific version of the Specialized Roubaix, but with a more “relaxed”, less racey geometry. Retailing at £3,500 new, this ride is available for £1,750. We reviewed a similar spec'd model here.
6. Specialized Tarmac (Cavendish Edition)
Priced here for £1,650, this Tarmac is a popular all-rounder that would set you back around £5,000 new. This particular frame is a Mark Cavendish Limited Edition (only around 30 were made) and is built with a mix of Campagnolo Chorus components and SRAM Force (to fit the Specialized Bottom Bracket).
7. Ritte Ace (frame)
This RITTE Ace frame has been made as stiff as possible, designed with one purpose in mind; to go fast. However, RITTE insist they have somehow managed to make it a comfortable to ride too. The best of both worlds? Either way, it’s said to be a sharp handling ride that feels reassuringly stable at top speed, and it looks stunning. Retailing at £2,000 this frame is selling for £1,595.
8. Scott Foil
This Scott Foil comes in Orica-Green-Edge 2013 team colours, complete with Shimano Dura Ace groupset and deep section carbon Synchros wheels. Retailing with us for £1,550 or nearest offer. A 7kg speed machine for under £2k ain't bad, eh?
9. Giant Propel
Just squeezing onto the list, if only for its sleek looks and aero riding position, this Giant Propel is quite a find for £1,350. With a Shimano 105 group set, you'd usually be looking at £2,699 for this year’s equivilant.
10. Enigma Effusion
£1,000 would be quite the bargain for a titanium frame, so to get a fully built bike, and with Campagnolo Record no less, is quite the steel (not steal, ahem.). Take note of that beautifully lugged carbon seat stay at the back too, which adds a little comfort and bling to a model that has sadly discontinued since this was built in 2012. Grab yourself a ti bargain, and a little slice of history from an exceptional British frame building brand.