As the new 2020 bikes are already out there in the shops, there are some great bikes to be had at bargain prices.
Sometimes the difference between a new bike and the previous year’s version can be marginal, like a small spec changes or available in different colours.

I often get asked for bike recommendations by people I know and customers at Delucci Retreat, so I thought now is the perfect time to put out a top 5 bargain bikes under £2700 – but snap these up quickly as the deals won’t last for long!


 

5. Specialized Tarmac SL6

Specialized Tarmac SL6

Specialized Tarmac SL6

Specialized have been around forever (OK, since 1974) and the Tarmac is one of their most popular models in recent times. It offers great handling and is, to be honest, more of a race bike with a notably lower front end than say the Roubaix, but it still provides a great all-round biking experience. It is fair to say the Tarmac has always been a flag ship model for Specialized, it is a very stable bike, perfect for descending and a great bike for climbing.

Model name Specialized Tarmac SL6 Comp Disc Road Bike 2019
Frame Specialized Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r Carbon
Fork Specialized Tarmac Fact 10r Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Bottom Bracket Shimano threaded
Handlebars Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Shift levers Shimano Ultegra Disc R8020
Cassette Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t
Front brake Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
Rear brake Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
Crank set Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed 52/36
Front derailleur Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on
Rear mech Shimano Ultegra R8000-GS, medium cage
Front wheel DT Swiss R470 Disc, 24-hole sealed cartridge hubs, 14-gram spokes
Rear wheel DT Swiss R470 Disc, 24-hole sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes
Tyres Speciliazed Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Chain Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Saddle Specialized Toupe Comp Gel, 143mm, hollow Cro-Mo rails, Adaptive Edge
Price Price £2,300 was £2,900
Find it here: Sigmasports

As you can see this is the only bike, I have featured without Di2 (electric gears) but you just can’t get a Specialized in this price range with Di2 I can see.

It does have Ultegra and nice components, a great price in the sale £2300 from £2900.


 

4. Boardman SLR 9.4

Boardman SLR 9.4

Boardman SLR 9.4

In at four we have the Boardman SLR 9.4 - a light and pretty fast bike, again a great all-rounder, this one is in bright yellow so a positive for those fearful of not being seen!

With Di2 and other top components this is another bike where you get so much for your money compared to other brands, you just wouldn’t get this high level of components - and at a great sale price £2,199, it is just amazing how much you get for this low price.

Model name Boardman SLR 9.4
Frame Boardman SLR - C10 Carbon - Approx 7.6kg - based on a Medium
Fork Boardman SLR - C10 Carbon
Bottom Bracket FSA PF30 with 24mm adaper
Handlebars Boardman Elite Alloy
Shift levers Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050 2x11
Cassette Shimano Ultegra R8000 - 11-30
Front brake Shimano Ultegra R8000
Rear brake Shimano Ultegra R8000
Crank set Shimano Ultegra R8000 34/50T
Front derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050
Rear mech Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050
Front wheel Boardman SLR Elite Seven - Tubeless Compatible 1650 grams
Rear wheel Boardman SLR Elite Seven - Tubeless Compatible 1650 grams
Tyres Vittoria Corsa G+ 25mm
Chain Shimano CN-HG701
Saddle Fizik Antares R7
Price £2,199 was £2,900
Find it here: www.boardmanbikes.com

If you are not fussed about top brand names and the fact Halfords sell them, this is a bike to seriously consider, as it is good for all aspects of riding. All the reviews say it’s a great handling bike and an easy ride.


 

3. Vitus ZX1 CRi Disc Road Bike (Ultegra Di2)

Vitus ZX1 CRi Disc

Vitus ZX1 CRi Disc

The Vitus Zx1 is a race bike and a serious bit of kit! Thankfully for all this spec it won’t set you back an eye watering amounts of money either. This is a bike for someone who wants to get the best out of rider and machine. To get this level of bike, it would normally cost so much more especially when you compare it against similar level machines from competitor brands.

Model name Vitrus ZX1 CRi Disc Road Bike (Ultegra Di2) 2019
Frame Carbon T700-HM UD - 8.08kg
Fork UD Full Carbon Tapered
Bottom Bracket FSA 386 EVO
Handlebars Prime Doyenne Alloy Aero with bar end Di2
Shift levers Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2
Cassette C-S-R8000 11-30T
Front brake Shimano Ultegra BR-RS8020 Hydraulic Flat Mount 160/140mm Rotors
Rear brake Shimano Ultegra BR-RS8020 Hydraulic Flat Mount 160/140mm Rotors
Crank set Ultegra FC-R8000 52-36T
Front derailleur Shimano Ultegra FD-R8050
Rear mech Shimano Ultegra FD-R8050 GS
Front wheel Prime BlackEdition 50mm Full Carbon Clincher Tubeless Ready
Vitus Switch Bolt-Thru 12mm
Rear wheel Prime BlackEdition 50mm Full Carbon Clincher Tubeless Ready
Vitus Switch Bolt-Thru 12mm
Tyres Schwalbe Pro One Microskin Tubeless 25c Folding
Chain Shimano Ultegra R8000
Saddle Prologo Dimension
Price £2,719.99 was £3.399.99
Find it here: Chain Reaction Cycles

 So, you want to be a bit of a racer, not just in events but when you are out with fellow riders, but you want to do so without spending the earth! Well the Vitus really does put itself in the shop window as a true bargain. It’s a lovely looking bike with those deep section wheels that help complete the look.

Remember this is a race bike and will be a hard ride. With those deep section wheels, you will feel cross winds.

The Vitus ZX1 really isn’t an entry level all-round bike, it offers far more than that.


 

2. Canyon Ultimate WMN CF SL Disc 8.0 Di2

Canyon Ultimate WMN CF SL

Canyon Ultimate WMN CF SL

Canyon is always one of those brands hard to beat on price, here is a prime example, for under £2,700 at £2,649 so much bike for your money, now is the time of year to get these kinds of bargains as new models coming out for 2020. With D12 as well and top group set, a lovely bike, comes in some nice colours.  

Model name Canyon Ultimate WMN CF SL Disc 8.0 Di2
Frame Canyon Ultimate WMN CF SL Disc-Carbon - 7.60kg
Fork Canyon FK0051 CF SL Disc - Carbon
Bottom Bracket Shimano Pressfit BB72
Handlebars Canyon CP10 Aerocockpit - Carbon
Shift levers Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8070
Cassette Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-32 11s
Front brake Shimano RT800 Disc Mount: Centerlock
Rear brake Shimano RT800 Disc Mount: Centerlock
Crank set Shimano Ultegra R8000
Front derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050
Rear mech Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050
Front wheel DT Swiss P 1800 Spline db- Rim Material: Aluminium Thru Axle
Rear wheel DT Swiss P 1800 Spline db- Rim Material: Aluminium Thru Axle
Tyres Schwalbe Pro One 25mm Tubeless Easy
Chain Shimano CN-HG701 11s
Saddle San Marco Aspide
Price £2,649 was £2,999
Find it here: Direct from Canyon - www.cayon.com

Canyon has a reputation of being a brand of high quality and this bike is a bike for the racer who takes their riding seriously or for some one who wants to go up a level with out spending crazy money, everything you need is here. This is definitely a bike which will be a keeper and admired by your fellow cyclist who won’t believe how much you paid.


 

1. Cannondale Synapse Carbon SE 105 Disc Road

Cannondale Synapse Carbon SE 105

Cannondale Synapse Carbon SE 105

So in at number one we have this entry from Cannondale, the Synapse Carbon SE 105 Disc Road.

Well if you are looking for bargain, here is one! I spotted this gem in the sale, as you would expect being in this list it is a great all-rounder and is a lot of bike for your money. The Cannondale Synapse is ideal for sportives, training and well to be honest just about everything! You can rest assured you are getting a bike with premium components and is very comfortable even on rough roads.

Model name Cannondale Synapse Carbon SE 105 Disc Road Bike 2019
Frame Cannondale Synapse Disc, BallisTec Carbon, Di2 ready, Save Plus, BB30a, flat mount, 12mm thru axle
Fork Cannondale Synapse Disc Asymmetric, Save, BallisTec Carbon, Integrated crown race, 12x100mm thru-axle
Bottom Bracket Cannondale Alloy PressFit30
Handlebars Cannondale C3 6061 Alloy, compact
Shift levers Shimano 105 7020 Hyrdo Disc
Cassette Shimano 105, 11-34, 11-speed
Front brake Shimano 105 7070 hydraulic disc, flat mount, 160mm, RT56 rotor
Rear brake Shimano 105 7070 hydraulic disc, flat mount, 160mm, RT56 rotor
Crank set Cannondale Si, BB30a, w/ FSA rings, 50/34
Front derailleur Shimano 105, braze-on
Rear mech Shimano 105 GS
Front wheel WTB STP i19 TCS 28-hole tubeless ready rims, stainless teel 14-gram spokes, Formula RX-512 12x100 hub
Rear wheel WTB STP i19 TCS 28-hole tubeless ready rims, stainless teel 14-gram spokes, Formula RX-142 12x142 hub
Tyres Exposure TCS, 700x30mm tubeless ready clincher
Chain Shimano HG601, 11-speed
Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, steel rails
Price £1,700 was £2,229
Find it here: Sigmasports

A good all-rounder with quality components including the rather impressive groupset. As well as being a good all-rounder the Synapse will provide a comfortable ride too. When it comes to use the Cannondale would be great for training and sportives, and it will do so without breaking the bank! It is a bike that fellow bike riders would think you spent more pennies on than you actually did. I spotted this in a sale at just £1,700 – an absolute bargain! 


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