BikeRadar Bargains: 5 of the hottest 2017 bike deals

Get 'em before they're gone!

2018 bikes are here and we're terribly excited about them, but plenty of 2017 bikes are still available. So now's the time to grab a bargain as the last stock gets cleared out. 

In some cases 2017 models differ only in their paintjob, or have slightly different specs to the current model. Elsewhere they might be the last of a model that's getting replaced for 2018, but either way there are huge savings to be had. 

For more great 2017 bike deals, check out Evans Cycles, Wiggle, Ribble Cycles and Tweeks Cycles.

2017 Giant Anthem 1 — was £3,448.99, now £2,069.39 

Fancy 40 percent off a Giant Anthem 1?
Fancy 40 percent off a Giant Anthem 1?

The Anthem may not have quite the rowdy appeal of its bigger siblings, but it's an alluring prospect when it's kitted out with XT 1x components, decent Fox bouncy bits and carbon wheels, all for just over two grand. 

110mm of rear travel is all you need, right? And unlike more explicitly race-focussed XC machines, the Anthem ships with a dropper as standard, so it's entirely suitable for high-speed trail centre hijinks.

2017 Vitus Bikes Zenium SL Disc Superlight 105 — was £1,249.99, now £939.99

The Vitus is unpretentious but very well specced for the money
The Vitus is unpretentious but very well specced for the money

We love a sober, sensible machine at BikeRadar, and the Zenium SL Disc is certainly that. 

We liked it very much when it first launched with cable discs, and these days you get proper hydraulics instead. 

Add to that a decent set of wheels and Shimano's ever-dependable 105, and you've got a recipe for a downright pleasant cycling experience. 

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 27.5 — was £4,450, now £2,988

There isn't much you couldn't take on with a bike like this
There isn't much you couldn't take on with a bike like this

You can't really go wrong with a Stumpjumper and as we all know, red bikes are faster. 

This is one of the 27.5in versions of the bike, and while the spec isn't exceptional, don't forget that you're getting a very tidy carbon frame with 150mm of travel.

The Expert build gets you a 150mm Pike RC up front, plus SRAM X1 gearing and Spesh's own dropper.

2017 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105 Disc — was £2,200, now £1,350

The Synapse remains a BikeRadar favourite
The Synapse remains a BikeRadar favourite

The 2018 Synapse is an all-new bike, but the previous version is still an all-time great in the world of endurance bikes. 

If you can see past those lumpy (but very effective) RS505 brake levers, the 2017 Synapse Carbon 105 Disc is a whole lot of bike for the money, ready to put in some big miles in sublime comfort. 

You'll have to be quick though — only size 54 remains!

2017 Trek Madone 9.9 H2 — was £9,000, now £5,500

The discount on this premium build would buy you a couple of spare bikes
The discount on this premium build would buy you a couple of spare bikes

The modern Trek Madone is a frankly absurd machine, taking integrated aero-everything to new heights. 

It comes with an absolutely eye-watering price tag at the upper end of the range, but with £3,500 knocked off this 2017 model, it doesn't seem quite as unattainable. 

This spec really is no-holds-barred, with Shimano's top-end Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and Bontrager carbon clinchers. 

Matthew Allen

Senior Technical Writer, UK
Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
  • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
  • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
  • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
  • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
  • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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