Best Road Bikes Under $1000

We gathered six of the best bikes that can be yours for US$1000 or less in 2016, all from global brands. That’s about AUD$1300 or £650.

To read more, find the in-depth reviews here: http://www.bikeradar.com/us/gear/article/best-road-bikes-under-1000-32772/

This video contains a paid product-placement from http://www.cycologygear.com

The tested bikes –
Trek 1.2
Giant Defy 3
Specialized Allez E5 Sport
Cannondale CAAD8 Sora 7
Merida Ride 200
Focus Cayo AL Sora

Comments

Rowan West says:

Hi pal! God approach i likj it difference 8)

Big Bee says:

any difference in the Allez from ’13 to ’16?

Michael Ma says:

Just got the 2016 Specialized Allez E5 Sport after watching this video a few months back.

U Mass says:

This is a FRAUD, this is NOT a 2016 Allez E5 Sport.
Here is the 2016 Allez E5 sport : https://www.specialized.com/us/en/allez-e5-sport/106650
Look at the head tube junctions, the shape is that of higher end, more expensive Allez Comp or Expert :
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/allezcomp/65610
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/allez-expert/50453

Donut Pundah says:

The E5 bike. Is there a height limit for the bike? for younger riders like me is there a minimal height for it? im 14 and im really short so before considering it i want to know if ill be able to ride it

N ThGhost says:

What do u think of 1.1 trek?

smokay cora says:

yey my bike won xD

Anthony Peel says:

looking for my 1st Road bike I’ve saw a dawes giro 700 in my local bike shop but I’ve never heard of them are these bikes any good? any info would be appreciated thanks

CLINT COBB says:

Great video. Helped me a lot. Always been a distance runner but have a terrible right knee (3 surgeries) and can’t handle the impact anymore. Really looking to start cycling. Have no clue how to pick a bike but this vid sure helped.

Luis Miguel Gómez says:

Awesome video. I liked the Specialized Allez E5 Sport. I was thinking about buying a new fork to my MTB but now that I saw this (and I was looking for a road bike because the old one I have is crashed) I’d better start saving some pesos more.

Chris Bryson says:

I’m surprised the B’Twin Triban 540 didn’t make it into this review. Full 105 Groupset and respectable Mavic wheels for £600? Seems like a great buy.

YaZzY _ says:

What about the Henesis Delta 10?

Cédric Driver says:

i feel weird that there is never the price in euros like a big part of the viewers might use the euro

Cristian Montaño says:

Very helpful, thank you!

AftershockPS3 says:

Specialized Alway the winner

Rikitocker says:

After owning the 2016 Allez e5 for nearly a month now and having used it daily on rides of significant length, I can confirm that the brakes are rock solid.

Nick Morgan says:

I have the specialized

richard green says:

loads.of second hand bikes.that are just as good under a grand too. even under 500
let some schmuck who knows nothing about bikes buy on expensive then a year later flog it for peanuts because they realised they didn’t like it. laughing all.way to the bank.

Rob Reilley says:

Thanks for the reviews as I’m a newbie looking for my first road bike. I’m runner, but would like to do some more duathlons. I test drove a Felt model that was entry level along with Specialized Allez. They sold both brands at my local bike shop. They felt fairly close, but wondering if the price different of 200 was worth going with Allez. Allez was higher.

Watch Zarya says:

what is the name of the second bike?

Andre Williams says:

I am wanting to purchase my first road bike. I am deciding between the Allez E5 and the Caad 8. Still undecided. I feel either way I can’t go wrong.

John Mehew says:

I just bought a CAAD8 because it was Cannondale, and $570. I’m glad I probably won’t regret my hasty decision to go Cannondale. Then again, you can’t really regret going Cannondale lol

Jimie Chou says:

Great video! How do your bike testers like the cycology clothing kits?

Jonathan Svoboda says:

Does Fuji have any bikes that compare with these? Thanks.

Peter XYZ says:

Best bike UNDER 500.00??????

ValorsChosen says:

Who would waste $1000 on bikes? I have a $225 bike that works perfectly

el kojakko says:

Nice video! After watching I made a decision and I’m going to buy Giant Defy. Btw, does anyone know the music that starts at 2:25?

Karthik Shivram says:

You guys should include Diamondback bikes in your reviews – some of their lower to mid range bikes in the Century series are simply stunning value for money.

Grunter says:

First time I’ve heard an American say aluminium correctly. Ha ha

Donald Gillies says:

It’s really almost impossible to make a bad brakeset the differences in braking are almost entirely dependent upon brake-pad compounds and so a bike with not-great brakes can be easily fixed (just buy Koolstop pads or shimano high-end pads / holders).

hippyswift says:

another great video 😉 the bike i use for racing is a specialized secteur sport which was about 700 pounds, for touring i use a ridgeback journey with alfine gears

THE MANICS says:

I just got the planet x pro carbon shimano ultegra 6800 and really I should have watched this vid first.

UrbanWanderer says:

Very comprehensive video. Im glad I went with Cannondale, although I have the Tiagra groupo on my CAAD 8.

Jim Cameron says:

YES – YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE A SMALL TINY MIRROR ON YOUR RACING BIKE FOR SAFTY. 2. YOU ALWAYS’ HAVE NIGHT
LIGHT’S ON YOUR BIKE AT NIGHT’S 3. YOU SHOULD ALWAY’S HAVE GOOD BREAKS ON YOUR BIKE. 4. IT’S ALWAY’S BETTER
TO HAVE A VERY BRIGHT COLORED SHIRT ON YOU IN THE DAY AND NIGHT WHEN YOU RIDE YOUR RACING BIKE’. SO
WHEN PEOPLE DRIVE THEIR CAR’S OR TRUCK’S THEY CAN SEE YOU WHEN YOU RIDE YOUR RACING BIKE. ALSO A GOOD
COLOR OF A SHIRT TO WEAR IS YELLOW – TO ORANGE TO WHITE ] AMEN – JAMES CAMERON,

neto demarchi says:

Is it a good idea to update my Caad 8 group sora 9 speeds to Ultra 11 speeds?

Angelo Lim says:

Just a quick question, What would be the main difference of Merida Ride and Merida Scultura? Which one would offer a comfortable and more upright position (For long rides)? Thank you!

Justin Pyles says:

How do these bikes compare to a Fuji Roubaix 1.5?

Cap10Barbossa says:

3:28 coolest cycling jersey ever!!!

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