If there’s been one consistent theme with 2018 bikes, it’s that they’re more expensive than their 2017 counterparts.
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The 2016 European referendum result hit the pound hard and as almost everything bicycle related is imported to the UK, prices have inevitably increased, or specs have been downgraded at a given price point.
It’s been noticeable when compiling our buyer’s guides (such as the best road bikes under £2,500) that many 2018 models have seen price increases that put them outside our nominal budgets.
It’s gratifying, therefore, to come across a bike that’s got cheaper this year, despite receiving a substantial spec upgrade.
Meet the Rose Xeon CWX, previously known as the CWX 3000.
My colleague Warren reviewed this bike last year when it cost £2,395. That exact bike is still listed on the Rose website at £1,907.04 (plus £27.20 for delivery), but more importantly, the current bike is available now for just £1,768.29 plus delivery.
Rose bikes ship from Germany, but that doesn’t matter since we’re talking about prices in pounds, which are at the mercy of exchange rates.
Although the images show a rather dull black paintjob, you can still opt for the lairy green version if you so desire.
Have you spotted any bikes bucking the Brexit trend?