Top 5 – Road Bikes 2016 (under $1500) – Guide and Reviews

Top 5 – Road Bikes 2016 (under $1500) – Guide and Reviews


I think these are the best affordable road bikes under $1500. All are brand new design for 2016. Which is your favourite? Let me know in the comments.

– Merida Ride 300
– Giant Defy 1
– Cannondale CAAD 8
– Trek Domane 2.3
– BMC TeamMachine ALR01

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  1. I got a Bianchi in 2013, I thought I was buying a high quality bike, but it was mass produced in Taiwan, not Italy, and it has very basic brakes and group set. It was the same year as the Cube peloton which I also looked at, that was much more modern and came much better equipped for the same price. I didn't have a clue what I was doing.

  2. all very common bikes

  3. Waturgurlneeds

    Why are you quoting prices GBP, but the titles is prices I
    Under $1500 USD?

  4. For only $1500 I can't recommend any new bike, buying a used frame from pro team and both new/used parts, than built it yourself will be a much better choice.

  5. i like the third one whas very nice and beautifull bike

  6. would you recommend the caad 12 105?

  7. You should include Cube bikes. You get a lot for your money. I bought a new Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc for $1250 including free shipping. Carbon frame, 105 group set, hydraulic brakes. It's awesome.

  8. horrible Shirt!

  9. Arsenal! <3 <3 <3

  10. That's the slr not alr

  11. here in Brasil itens costs most than 2.000 dollars the cheapper of this

  12. I do love the Trek Domane, I had a test ride not too long ago and the lightness of the bike transformed my experience..

    A brand also worth a mention is: , I recently discovered their carbon fibre and aluminium road bike range when searching for a bike over summer. I fell in love with their attention to detail!

  13. Anything made out of carbon will brake don`t like having a carbon fork, or carbon seat post could cause a bad accident .All theses carbon bikes you are taking a chance of getting hurt very bad ,, they brake like a toothpick. The bike companys should not be allowed to make them.

  14. Rahmat pamungkas

    where do you buy roadbike in japan?

  15. I see an arsenal shirt I automatically like lol

  16. Donovan Campbell

    I got a giant defy with the aluxx sl frameset for around $300, but I don't know which defy it is? Secondhand if you hadn't figured.

  17. 白魔啥小 shanexiiao

    are those ringgit US or any country ?

  18. 白魔啥小 shanexiiao

    are those ringgit US or any country ?

  19. Do you like Fuji bikes?

  20. Great job, nice review, cheers

  21. There a a lot of bikes in this category..and they are all good more or less, almost like its best to just get the one you think looks best 😉

  22. Where are you from Henri? Russian? Bulgarian? Just curious. Thanks.

  23. Buy used and you get even better deals.

  24. Antonio Milano

    CANYON watches

  25. Костя Савостин

    how about Kestrel Talon 2016 road bike? Carbon bike with shimano 105.

  26. It helps when you work at a bike shop. I got a brand new Tarmac Expert for $1500 which retails for around $4000.

  27. Best under $1500 is any full carbon fiber bike with at least 105 groupset for sale on craigslist. Most are almost new and at deep discount from people who quit ridding after less than 100 miles. Just need to make sure the size you are getting is a good fit.

  28. make a gooder search?

  29. Russell Reising

    Thanks so much for a great video. you really helped me!

  30. Ben Braceletspurple

    Those were actually some wonderful choices! Glad to see someone with good taste

  31. good video
    what website did you find this bikes ?

  32. baconfromhell666

    My first road bike cost $300, so really cheap. Had it for a year, in the end it worked like it was new and it felt really great, didn't feel like it was a cheap bike at all. The only reason I don't have it anymore is because it got stolen. After that I bought a $500 road bike, so still a cheap bike. It does the job well, it's a good, quality bike. On paper it's an upgrade in every way, but it doesn't feel as good and fun to ride as my old, cheaper bike.
    There's no reason to not buy a cheap bike, they will work really well and not break like you say they will, so that's just a dumb thing to say.

  33. Bikes are way to expensive. Nothing out there should cost more then $500.

  34. zoltansocrates

    isospeed inserts, zerts etc – lol

  35. Kristian Bautista

    motobecane Le Champ CF Pro $1,499 Carbon fork and frame, 22spd full 6800 Ultegra groupset nothing even comes close to all the bikes you mentioned for under $1,500.

  36. The bike at 2:15 and in the thumbnail is more of a $8000 bike (just the zipp wheelset is more than $1500). Same thing with the bike at 4:25. Why did you include completely different bikes?

  37. Jean Michell Mendoza Perez

    hello henry
    i need your help …i cant decide in buy my next bike..
    what you think is the best choice ….caad 12 ,bmc slr03 or domane 2.3
    all with shimano 105
    please let me know what you think….
    caad 12 for 1600
    domane for 1650
    bmc for 1800

  38. if i was going to spend around £1000 on a bike i would personally look on the pre owned market. You will get a fantastic bike sometimes worth double the ammount you would spend on all of theses. Word of advice though if you do buy pre owned it may be a good idea to have some mechanical understanding

  39. I bought a Sensa Romangna, It has fully Shimano 105, and a carbon fork, it is a good buy, the 2016 version in Holland costs 1100 euro's

  40. Leonard Ashcroft

    I paid around 1000 USD for my Marin Argenta Comp, way more than satisfied with it.

  41. Thanks for your review. Very good and helpful information. The bike that I hoped you would have included in this test is the Specialized Allez E5 Sport.

  42. the bike I only can reach maybe just Merida, Giant and Cannondale. it's all Taiwan made. pretty hard to find bike such as trek and bmc. maybe they not produce bike from Taiwan.

  43. Jesus Martinez

    Masi has a nice looking bike for $1300 ( 920 pounds) . it looks nice but ill have to check it out at the store. that bmc looks sweet.

  44. Northvegan Cycling

    What about canyon bikes?

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