With high-end bikes pushing prices to new, ever higher levels, we decided to take a look at six bikes from £600-£1000 to see just what you can still get for your money at this end of the market… and as Specialized, Boardman, BTwin, Marin, Tifosi and Eastway prove the answer is a lot. Find out our verdict in the new issue on sale now.
We also look at new bikes from Genesis, Focus, Pearson, Scott and more, while putting Fuji’s ultralight SL 1.1 through its paces in what should be its natural terrain at the HotChillee Alpine Challenge.
Elsewhere we help you prepare for winter with our guide to the toughest, grippiest all-weather tyres and the best lights to make sure you can see and be seen on our dark roads.
Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas shares his top tips on avoiding the bonk with chocolate, we relive three weeks in the Pyrenees, Alps and Dolomites on the Haute Route, and also head north to Scotland and Iceland.
All this and much more buying and riding advice can be found in the December issue of Cycling Plus, on sale now.