The days are getting longer, the weather is improving (well, on some days anyway) and with temperature rising it’s time to get outside and ride. If you’re looking for a new bike at a bargain price with extra stopping power, look no further. We’ve collected a range to suit every budget.
Not convinced on the whole disc brakes on road bikes thing? We’ve got everything you need to know in one handy article, plus 5 reasons why you really should give them a go if you’ve not tried them before.
Ridley X-Bow 10 Disc – 2015 Bike £1,199.99 £674.99
Aimed at the cyclocross market, the features on the Ridley X-Bow also make it a suitable choice for commuting or winter riding, if you want to keep your best bike away from the mud and crud.
A Shimano 105 groupset provides steady, stable shifting, while Avid’s BB7 mechanical disc brakes are on stopping duties. It also features Fulcrum Racing Sport Disc wheels and carbon and aluminium forks on an aluminium frame. The Ridley X-Bow 10 Disc is only available in size Small or Large at this price from Hargroves Cycles.
Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod SRAM RED Disc 2015 Road Bike £4,499.99 £2,999.00
Dubbed the “ultimate partner for the epic ride”, Cannondale’s Synapse HM SRAM Red Disc 2015 combines race-proven performance with vertical compliance for comfort. The spec list is top-notch: there’s a Di2-ready carbon frame, SRAM Red drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, and some stellar finishing kit from Cannondale.
Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105 Disc 2015 Road Bike £999 £799
If you like the look of the Cannonade Synapse but the price tag is a bit too high then look this way – but only if you take a size 58cm frame. The alloy version with Shimano 105 groupset and Synapse carbon bladed forks is designed around endurance riding, with comfort over longer distances a priority. Brakes are Promax Render R mechanical discs.
Specialized Tarmac Pro Disc Race Di2 2015 Road Bike £5,500.00 £3,500.00
Full FACT carbon frame and forks, Shimano Di2 shifters with Ultegra cassette and chain, Shimano 785 hydraulic brakes and Roval Rapide CL 40 SCS Disc wheelset – the Specialized Tarmac Pro Disc Race is a bike that means business, and a good two grand off the RRP is not to be sniffed at. However, there are only limited numbers left and only in size 49cm. Lucky for some!
Bianchi Impulso 105 Disc – 2015 Road Bike £1,350.00 £989.99
Designed for comfort, the aluminium-framed Bianchi Impulso comes with Shimano’s 105 11-speed groupset with compact 50/34t crankset. Brakes are Avid BB5 mechanical discs, with aluminium carbon forks.
Felt ZW3 Disc (2016) / Ex Demo £2,699.00 £2,159.20
Be quick if you want this one! An ex-demo 2016 women’s specific road bike, the Felt ZW3 features women’s specific geometry, with full Shimano Ultegra 11 speed gearing and hydraulic brakes, and an carbon frame and forks.
Boardman Elite SLS 9.0 Disc – 2015 Road Bike £2,299.99 £1,589.99
A light carbon frame and fork with 15mm thru axle make the Boardman Elite SLS a lightweight option for those who want to try a road bike with disc brakes. The 105 groupset and Shimano 685 hydraulic brakes and CB Elite wheels complete the build.