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We offer free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10, with delivery starting from £1.99 for orders below this value. We also have a selection of premium shipping options available including timed slots, Saturday delivery and Collect+

All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals.

Bicycles are shipped from a different warehouse to other items and so may arrive in advance of any other items you have ordered.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied with your shopping experience at Rutland Cycling, so we offer a 90-day exchange or refund on any unused item (within the UK).

We've chosen to offer products at the very lowest prices, rather than provide a free returns service. If you do need to return an item, we provide printable postage labels and collection services at a small cost for all items - including bicycles.

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When you buy a new bike at full RRP from, you can now benefit from the added reassurance of our Rutland 30-day test ride. Once your new bike arrives, you can ride it as your own for 30 days, and we're confident you'll love it! However, if it's not right for you, we'll exchange it for another model. (There's a nominal charge of £10 for us to collect your bike - just make sure you keep the box your bike arrived in.)

On which bikes is the 30-day test ride available?
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How many times can I use the 30-day test ride?
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    2015 Cube Peloton Race Review

       Words by Mark

       on 10/03/2015 16:44:00

    Review of the Cube Peloton Race

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    What do you need to look for when buying your first road bike? With a wealth of information out there it is a difficult task to find out exactly what you should be considering when taking your first foray into cycling on tarmac. Let's simplify what you should be looking at: Frame material, groupset, style, and of course price.

    However, unless you’re in the enviable position of having a nice disposable income and can afford to splash out on a carbon, deep sectioned, Zipp wheeled road bike, then your decision is always going to be governed by price. The other points are still important, but they are more often than not, dictated by the price point.

    The chances are that your budget will be limited to around, or just under the £1000 price mark and whilst it’s not going to get you the equivalent of a cycling Ferrari, you will be pleasantly surprised by what you can get for your hard-earned money.

    Cube Peloton Race

    Cube Peloton Race

    Could a Cube fit the bill? Well, Cube are a young company who have been making giant waves in the bicycle manufacture industry – by supplying well specified bikes for an extremely competitive asking price. It’s fair to say that Cube bikes are often head and shoulders above their contemporaries in terms of the equipment they carry and the performance they provide.

    Let’s take a look at one of their 2015 models, the Cube Peloton race. It’s priced at £899.99, so there’s some change in your pocket from a grand, which will get you a decent helmet to keep your noggin safe. So, the price is good, what about the rest.


    Firstly, let’s address the frame material. All of Cube’s aluminium frames are designed in-house and feature technology, such as mechanically formed top and down tubes and smooth weld - the Peloton frame even has internal cabling giving it that cleaner look. What does that mean for the ride? It certainly means that you get a well-executed geometry that will never give you a back ache - like those super speedy models - and on the flip side won’t feel sluggish neither. It’s a great balance between performance and compliance, ideal for a beginner who wants to try fast pace training blasts at the same time as grinding out a 100 mile sportive.

    Cube Peloton Frame


    Groupset-wise, for a start it’s a full Shimano 105, 11 speed groupset. I know, at last a bike at this price doesn't settle for a Tiagra cassette or the bog-standard FSA chainset. It’s full 105. Compare this to similar models from Specialized, Giant and Scott and that’s a big selling point, as all the others fall some way short in the groupset department. The Fulcrum wheels are a nice touch too, as you so often see cheap branded wheels on bikes at this price-point.

    Cube Peloton Groupset


    Style? Well as stereotypical as it sounds you never tend to associate a German firm with outlandish design choices. To be fair to Cube though, some of their ranges feature some bolder colour choices, but the Peloton Race is classically understated. The black paint-job with a touch of red and white colour scheme works on this bike. A classic reliable design with some bright features that really stand out on closer inspection.

    The real test of a new bike is how long you hang on to it. The Peloton race is definitely a bike that will ride with you as the miles start to build and you’ll probably be riding it long after that too. That carbon fibre Di2 bike awaits sometime in the future, but even then a bike shed without a sturdy, 105-equipped reliable alloy ride is no bike shed at all.

    See our range of Cube bikes in one of our stores

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