Cheap Road Bikes

Ride the tarmac on a budget; save money on your new bike!

Cheap Road Bike Deals handpicked for you! Been watching le Tour De France, and fancy having a go at road cycling? Or are you an established roadie looking for your next bike? Either way there's no point spending more than you have to on your new skinny wheeled steed. My road bike section is updated daily, so keep checking back if you have a specific bike in mind - I can save you £1000's! The bikes below are listed by cheapest first (the largest discounts appear at the top!) so whether you're after carbon, alloy or steel, hopefully you'll find the perfect bike at a bargain price! Claire x

P.S. Want a MTB instead? Check out my Mountain Bike section instead!

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Eddy Merckx Montreal 74 Alloy Shimano 105 Ladies Road Bike 2016
50cm, Black, Silver - 61% off
£1525.00£599.00!
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Eddy Merckx Sallanches 64 Disc 105 Carbon Road Bike 2017
Black, Silver, Red, XS,XL - 59% off
£2699.00£1099.99!
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Eddy Merckx Milano 72 Ladies Tiagra Carbon Road Bike 2017
Silver, XXS,XS,S - 58% off
£1899.00£799.00!
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Eddy Merckx Ladies Milano 72 105 Disc Road Bike 2017
L, White, Silver - 55% off
£2200.00£999.00!
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Eddy Merckx Milano 72 Carbon Tiagra Ladies Road Bike 2016
47cm, Black, Silver - 55% off
£1600.00£719.00!
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Eddy Merckx Ladies Milano 72 Tiagra Disc Road Bike 2017
XS,S,M,L, Black - 55% off
£2000.00£899.95!
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Eddy Merckx Montreal 74 Tiagra Ladies Alloy Road Bike 2016
Black, Silver, Red, 50cm, XS,S,L - 54% off
£1185.00£549.95!
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Mekk Primo 6.6 Carbon Road Bike 2018
50cm, Black, Orange - 54% off
£3399.99£1574.99!
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Eddy Merckx Montreal 74 Tiagra Ladies Alloy Road Bike 2017
XS,S,L, Black - 54% off
£1185.00£549.95!
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Merlin C110 Works Road Bike
55cm, 57cm, blue - 52% off
£2799.99£1349.00!
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Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 Alloy Shimano 105 Road Bike 2016
42cm, 53cm, Black - 52% off
£1450.00£699.00!
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Mekk Primo 6.2 Carbon Road Bike 2018
50cm, Grey, Black - 51% off
£2799.99£1374.99!
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Forme Longcliffe 3 FE Ladies Alloy Road Bike
White, 49cm - 50% off
£849.99£424.99!
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Time Fluidity Ultegra Di2 Carbon Disc Road Bike 2017
L, Grey, Carbon, 22 Speed - 50% off
£9799.00£4899.00!
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Time Izon Classic Ultegra Carbon Road Bike 2017
S, Black, White, 22 Speed - 50% off
£6700.00£3350.00!
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Time Skylon TL Ultegra Di2 Disc Carbon Road Bike 2017
M, Black, White, Red, 22 Speed - 50% off
£9799.00£4899.00!
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Scott Speedster 10 Flat Bar Alloy Tiagra Road Bike 2017
54cm, Black, 700c, 30 Speed, 9.38kg - 50% off
£899.00£449.00!
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Scott Addict Team Issue Dura Ace Di2 Carbon Road Bike 2016
47cm, 49cm, 54cm, Black - 48% off
£6699.00£3499.00!
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Eastway Zener D2 Ladies 105 Carbon Road Bike 2017
White, Blue, 45cm, 48cm, 51cm - 48% off
£2000.00£1049.99!
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Eastway Zener D2 105 Carbon Disc Road Bike 2017
Blue, White, 58cm, 60cm - 48% off
£2000.00£1049.99!
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GT Grade SRAM Red Adventure Carbon Road Bike 2017
Black, Grey, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm - 47% off
£4699.99£2499.99!
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Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 Carbon 105 Disc Road Bike 2017
XS,S,M,L,XL,XXL, Black, Orange, Red, - 47% off
£3000.00£1599.00!
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Time Fluidity TL Ultegra Di2 Carbon Disc Road Bike 2017
XL, Grey, Red, 22 Speed - 47% off
£8999.00£4749.00!
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Scott Addict SL Carbon Road Bike 2016
L, Black - 47% off
£7499.00£3999.00!
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Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 105 Disc Carbon Road Bike 2016
S,M,L,XL, Black, Red, Silver - 47% off
£3000.00£1599.00!
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Roux Menthe Black Steel Audax Touring Road Bike 2018
52cm, 55cm, Black - 47% off
£849.99£449.99!
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Eastway Emitter R2 Ultegra Road Bike 2017
56cm, 58cm, 60cm, Blue, Black - 46% off
£2300.00£1249.99!
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Look 765 105 Disc Carbon Road Bike 2017
Black, XS,M,L - 46% off
£2800.00£1499.00!
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Sensa Giulia G2 LTD Carbon Road Bike 2016
55cm, 58cm, Black - 46% off
£2299.00£1250.00!
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Sensa Aquila SL LTD Carbon Road Bike 2016
black, 55cm, 58cm, 61cm - 46% off
£1850.00£999.95!
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Time Fluidity Classic Carbon Ultegra Road Bike 2017
XL, Blue, Black, 22 Speed - 45% off
£8499.00£4699.00!
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GT Grade Carbon 105 Adventure Road Bike 2017
58cm, Black, Green - 45% off
£2399.99£1324.99!
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Look 695 ZR Ultegra Carbon Road Bike 2017
Black, L - 45% off
£4000.00£2199.00!
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Look 765 105 Carbon Road Bike 2017
Black, M,L,XL - 44% off
£1999.99£1125.00!
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Eastway Emitter R3 105 Carbon Road Bike 2017
Blue, 60cm - 44% off
£1600.00£894.99!
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GT Grade Tiagra Adventure Carbon Road Bike 2017
Grey, 56cm, 58cm - 44% off
£1699.99£949.99!
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Look 765 Ultegra Pro Team Carbon Road Bike 2017
Black, L - 44% off
£2500.00£1399.00!
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Look 795 Light eTap Road Bike 2017
Black, M,L - 44% off
£7499.99£4199.00!
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Eastway Zener D3 Tiagra Carbon Disc Road Bike 2017
Red, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm - 43% off
£1500.00£849.99!
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Eddy Merckx EM525 Ultegra Di2 Endurance Carbon Road Bike 2017
S, Black, Orange - 43% off
£6000.00£3399.00!
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Eddy Merckx EM525 Ultegra Di2 Performance Road Bike 2017
XL, Black, Orange - 43% off
£6000.00£3399.00!
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Eastway Emitter R4 Tiagra Carbon Road Bike 2017
Grey, Red, Blue, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm - 43% off
£1400.00£799.99!
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Eastway Emitter R4 Ladies Tiagra Carbon Road Bike 2017
45cm, Grey, Pink, Orange - 43% off
£1400.00£799.99!
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Look 765 Ultegra Carbon Road Bike 2017
White, M,L - 43% off
£2200.00£1249.00!
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Ridley Excalibur 1206a Ultegra Di2 Carbon Road Bike
XS,S,M - 42% off
£3259.99£1899.99!
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De Rosa King XS Dura-Ace 9100 Carbon Road Bike 2017
700c, 45cm, 49cm, 51cm, 53cm, 55cm, 57cm, Orange, Grey, Red, Black, 22 Speed, Carbon - 42% off
£6500.00£3799.99!
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Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 Ultegra Alloy Road Bike 2017
Silver, M - 42% off
£1799.00£1049.99!
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Marin Argenta A6 Alloy Road Bike 2015
43cm, 48cm, Black - 42% off
£599.99£349.99!
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Look 765 HM Ultegra Di2 Carbon Road Bike 2017
Black, S,M,L,XL - 42% off
£3799.99£2199.00!
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Saracen Avro 2 Carbon Disc Road Bike 2016
60cm, black - 42% off
£2099.99£1219.95!
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Genesis Zero Z1 Carbon Racing Tiagra Road Bike 2018
XS,S,XL, Black, White, Carbon, 20 Speed - 42% off
£1499.99£869.99!
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Scott Addict R3 Carbon Road Bike 2010
M, black - 40% off
£1999.99£1199.99!
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Merlin Cordite Ultegra 6870 Di2 Ltd Edition Carbon Road Bike 2017
46cm, 49cm, 52cm, 55cm, 58cm, Black, Red, Grey, Yellow - 40% off
£2499.00£1499.00!
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Wilier GTR Team Endurance Shimano 105 Disc Carbon Road Bike 2017
700c, M, L, Grey, 22 Speed, Carbon - 40% off
£2399.00£1449.99!
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Scott Contessa Solace 35 Ladies Tiagra Carbon Road Bike 2017
55cm, Turquoise - 40% off
£1849.00£1109.39!
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Salsa Vaya Claris Steel Gravel Road Bike 2017
54cm, White, Brown, 700c, CroMoly Steel - 40% off
£1200.00£720.00!
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Quick guide to buying a road bike

Whether you're an experienced roadie looking for that dream stealthy carbon machine, or an occasional rider after a winter training bike to keep fit on, purchasing online can be tricky. For the most part you can save money when compared to buying at smaller independent bike shops, but there are several trade-offs. Firstly you aren't supporting a local business, which can be a deal breaker for many. Secondly, you won't be able to research as much about the bike's sizing, handling and whether it is actually any good, than if you were stood in your local shop with the bike physically in front of you. Thirdly, many local bike shops offer discounts for regular customers, so whilst they may initially seem a lot more expensive, the reality may be different. In short, online is not the route for everyone, but if you have chosen to tread this path, then below are a few quick tips.

If you're an experienced rider, then chances are you'll know what sizing and geometry works for you. However for newbies this can be daunting, so if possible try and borrow a road bike from a friend. Please note that your mountain bike sizing will be smaller than your road cycling equivalent, as you won't need as much standover height when cycling on the road. If you ride comfortably off road on a 17 inch MTB, then chances are you'll need a larger road frame, as you won't need to negotiate drop offs, jumps and berms whilst tackling the tarmac. If borrowing a bike is impossible, then some local shops will offer a paid professional measuring service (although please be honest from the start that you will not be subsequently purchasing a new bike to avoid upsetting any shop owners). Failing this, there are guides online to establish your approximate sizing, such as this one at Evans Cycles. Sizing can differ slightly between manufacturers, so it's worth researching this area further before buying.

Regarding frame material, this is down to personal preference. 95% of the bikes on the market will be either alloy or carbon, with a few steel and titanium models thrown in. Niche brands even produce bikes out of magnesium and bamboo, although I won't cover those here simply as they are fairly scarce. Each of these core materials have different properties and subsequent advantages:

Carbon is lightweight, stiff and fast, but also expensive and not too crash resistant. Metal frames will dent from heavy blows, whereas carbon is more brittle and may well break. Essentially carbon frames excel at their chosen purpose (being stiff, fast, lightweight and strong) but struggle to deal with unnatural forces, such as those generated by crashes.

Alloy (aluminium) is slightly heavier, but cheaper than carbon; it isn't as strong as steel, but offers a better strength to weight ratio thus resulting in a lighter frame. It's far easier to repair than carbon, and the vast majority of manufacturers will produce a range of alloy framed bikes, making it more popular than steel. To summarise, alloy framed bikes are stiff, cost effective and pretty lightweight, yet not as fast as carbon.

Steel is real, as old time riders will tell you; a traditional material, which although slightly heavier still, is incredibly strong even in the event of a crash. Furthermore it is relatively easy to repair, resulting in a lengthy lifespan. Often used for training and winter bikes, steel is still a popular choice amongst British riders, although not as prevalent as carbon or alloy. As mentioned, there will be a weight penalty when choosing steel, however the increased durability may swing it for you.

In short, in terms of weight and racing performance the order goes Carbon > Aluminium > Steel, with this order reversed in terms of both crash resistance and ease of repairs. There's an excellent in-depth article at Road Cycling UK on frame material choice, so I'd encourage you to read that to learn more on the subject.

Whatever material you decide is best for you, please ensure than it is suitable for your riding. If you need to fit panniers and mudguards, then establish that this is possible.

I will cover more details on aspects such as drivetrain, wheels and components at a later date, but these are inevitably defined by your budget. You won't find Di2 and carbon wheels on a low end bike. My advice would be to choose the bike with the best frame which is most suitable for your riding, as you can always upgrade components at a later date. Bear in mind that the majority of new road bikes will not come with pedals, and if you're planning on riding clipped in then you'll also need new shoes, so please budget for these.

Your employer may offer a Cycle-to-work scheme which can help save you money on a new bike purchase. Also, depending on the retailer, you may be able to get cashback on a new bike purchase, so it's worth looking at Quidco, TopCashBack and the like to potentially save more money - a few percent can mount up given the cost of the bike. Members of British Cycling may get discounts at certain retailers, so in some cases it's worth paying for an annual membership just to get this discount.

Finally, it's worth searching for Reviews on Google and YouTube as whilst most modern road bikes are built to a high standard, occasionally issues arise with new manufacturing processes. The chances are many riders will have already purchased the same model as you intend to, so it's worth learning from their experiences before splashing the cash. Similarly research the retailer to find out real world experiences of their after sales support. You don't want to leave yourself stuck with a broken bike with a retailer refusing to answer your calls.

Enjoy your new bike!




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Welcome to Bike Bargains - I scour the internet trying to find the best deals specifically for UK based cyclists. Over the years I've saved hundreds of pounds on cycling gear, simply by shopping around and buying cycling consumables only when they're on sale. Whether you're a road cyclist or a DH mountain biker, I handpick the best money saving cycling related bargains I can find - and will hopefully save you money too! If any deals have expired, then please let me know by clicking the Expired button, and I'll then remove them. A full list of expired deals can be found here. Bike Bargains is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk. All details are believed to be correct, but please check with the retailer prior to buying - deals and specifications change, and your contract is solely with the retailer.

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Hope this helps to save you some money!

Claire x