Road bikes under £2k

Top Road Bikes Under £2000

Now is the perfect time to find a brand new road bike to help you smash your PBs this season. It’s not unusual to find road bikes with quality componentry and excellent frames for under £1000, but if you’re willing to push your budget a bit further, you can get fantastically lightweight frames, quality componentry and cutting-edge technology that trickles down from higher-end models. It's now possible to get full carbon for under £2000 and the choice of specification (I.e gravel, climbing, touring, cyclo-cross) is far more varied - allowing you to buy a bike that is designed specifically to cater for whatever discipline of road cycling you’re embarking on.

However, just because you've got a couple of grand to spend, it doesn't mean you have to spend it all at once (no matter how tempting!). A quality bike fit can revolutionise your riding to the point where a lower-spec, cheaper bike, fitted to your exact individual dimensions will improve your performance far more than a non-bike fitted model that is far more expensive to buy initially. Furthermore,you might even have a little bit of spare cash to buy some quality pedals or find a nice wheelset, which will give you an extra performance boost.

So, whether you're looking for your first bike to get you on the road, or planning to upgrade to something with a better specification, take a look at our top picks for under £2000.

Prices correct at 26/07/2022


Giant Contend AR 1 2022

The Giant Contend offers an endurance road geometry with a balanced, all round feel for confident rider positioning and agile cornering and acceleration.

The Giant Contend AR 1 is slick, quick, and enjoyable. It's the ideal option to encourage you to go faster, farther, and get more road riding experience.

When compared to the AR 3, you’re getting an upgrade from the Shimano Sora disc brake groupset which is the next step up from the Shimano Claris in the AR 4 model. All models boast the D-Fuse Seatpost to reduce road shocks and vibrations, but this model benefits from Tubeless Giant Gavia Fondo 2 Tyres for exceptional grip and extended mileage.

Giant Contend AR 1 Key Features:

  • ALUXX-Grade Aluminum Frame, disc
  • Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brake groupset
  • Balanced geometry - Blending a confident rider position with agile cornering and acceleration
  • Smooth riding - D-Fuse seatpost helps reduce road shocks and vibrations
  • Flexibility - Enough frame and fork clearance to run wider tyres (up to 32mm)

Liv Avail AR 2 2022 Womens

Putting the ‘liv’ in ‘lively’ on the climbs, yet comfortable on the long haul and descents, the Liv Avail is perfectly designed for the female form offering superb pedalling efficiency, a lightweight ALUXX tubed frame and iconic Shimano 105 groupset.

Sure, you could go for the cheaper Avail 2, but you’d be sacrificing the 105 for a Claris groupset.

The Liv Avail AR 1 2022 is designed for female cyclists and is light, comfortable, and ideal for both solo and group road rides.

Liv Avail AR 2 Key Features:

  • ALUXX-Grade Aluminium Frame, disc
  • Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brake groupset
  • Comfort - Latest women's endurance geometry, composite fork and D-Fuse seatpost reducing vibrations
  • Control - Compatible up to 38c tyres, precise OverDrive steerer
  • Carry capacity - Mounts for racks and mudguards

Cube Attain SL 2022

Another thrill-seeking race bike from Cube. The Attain SL combines comfort with power. With the legendary Shimano 105 2x11 groupset and grippy, quick-rolling Continental tyres, the Cube Attain SL provides you the power to conquer every climb.

With the Cube Attain SL, you can feel the open-road high of racing while maintaining complete control.

Cube Attain SL Key features:

  • Aluminium 6061 T6 Superlite Frame
  • Shimano 105 11 Speed drivetrain
  • Full Carbon Forks (Cube CSL)
  • Aero Disc Wheels & Conti Ultra Sport 3 SL Tyres

Giant FastRoad Advanced 2

It's never been more enjoyable to get fit! The smooth, swift, and ultra-sleek Giant FastRoad Advanced 2 2022 Carbon Road Bike is ideal for cycling routes, city streets, and travels farther afield. With flat handlebars to give you a more upright position and comfortable control of the handlebars.

Boasting Giant’s Advanced Carbon Composite frame, it’s light, responsive and can soak up vibrations for the smoothest of rides. With room for 32c tyres too, the fast-rolling SR-2 wheels can get you there faster and the Gavia Fondo 2 tyres are tubeless-ready for less faff with punctures.

Giant FastRoad Advanced 2 Key features:

  • Advanced Grade Composite Frame, disc
  • Shimano Tiagra groupset
  • Light and agile - advanced composite frameset minimises weight and produces a quick, nimble ride.
  • Smooth and comfortable - D-Fuse composite seatpsot absorbs road vibrations keeping you comfortable for longer

Specialized Allez Elite 2022

‘Elite’ says it all - taking the best tech from the Allez range and 10x-ing it for serious ‘entry-level’ spec that stands out from its competitors for weight, refinement and reliability.

Perfect for levelling-up as a new-ish rider or that first foray into the ‘serious rider’ category, it features SRAM Rival 22 11 speed shifters, DT R460 alloy wheels and an E5 aluminium frame. Add to this the FACT carbon fork and you’ve got a serious set of components.

Specialized Allez Elite 2022 Key Features:

  • E5 Aluminium frame
  • FACT Carbon fork
  • SRAM Rival 22 gearing
  • DT R460 alloy wheels
  • Rack and mudguard mounts

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