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The best 2017 disc brake road bikes under £1000

Not so long ago, disc brakes on road bikes were a controversial subject. Now, any manufacturer who takes their road bikes seriously has a couple of disc brake options available. Catering to those buying on a budget, this first of two parts takes a look at the best road bikes for sale under £1000 equipped with disc brakes.

In focus: The Giant Contend road bike range

All new for 2017, the Giant Contend road bike range is destined to be a best-seller. To find out more, we've put them in the spotlight.

Review: Kona Rove AL 2015

  Update: Read our review of the Kona Rove AL 2016 Review of the 2015 Kona Rove AL: The much loved Rove is classed as a “freerange” bike according to Kona; a do it all road bike that almost breaches the boundaries of cyclocross. The Rove AL is new for 2015, adopting an aluminium frame rather than …

6 of the best: High-end road bikes

 A high-end road bike will help you ride faster, for longer. They are lighter, more aerodynamic and have higher spec components compared to entry-level road bikes. The 6 bikes below offer excellent value for money for any serious road cyclists who is considering a high-spec, race ready road bike. Specialized Tarmac SL4 Comp Di2 Specialized …

Cycle Road Races explained

After a conversation to do with the Giro d’Italia with a non-cyclist recently I realised how strange road racing seems to an everyday or casual viewer. When the 2012 Tour de France was in full flow last year I was lucky enough to be staying near where stage 14 of the Tour was passing. My …

Are the number of Mamils on the up?

A few years ago I heard the term MAMIL and what the rather amusing sounding term means. It stands for Middle Aged Men In Lycra and usually refers to road cyclists from a certain age bracket. It also seems to infer a certain kind of cyclist and my question is, do these people really exist …

Equip your bike to get the best out of it this holiday season.

With the Easter break coming up and the brighter days making themselves more and more apparent a little getaway on the bike will become more and more tempting for many out there. When getting a bike set up for any eventuality as a commuter-come-holiday-pack mule the requirements for pannier racks, mudguards and luggage becomes obvious. …

TdF 2012: Wiggins goes down in history!

Bradley Wiggins has become the first British person to win the Tour de France, taking the 2012 tour with a gap of 3:21 ahead of his teammate Christopher Froome. Image Source: Bikeradar The final stage of the Tour saw Mark Cavendish taking his third stage win in the Tour and his fourth straight victory on …

TdF 2012: Cavendish takes Stage 2 Win

  Mark Cavendish did what he does best and took the win at stage two of the Tour de France that covered 207.5km from Visé to Tournai. That’s the 21st stage win in six years for the reigning world champion and has set the Tour off to a perfect start. Image source – letour Overall standings after …