Best Road Bikes Money Can Buy in 2018

With plenty of new bikes on display, there are quite a few different options to choose from when the time comes to replace your current bike or maybe, you just feel it’s the right time to have more than one. The options include lightweight, aero, tubeless-ready wheels or disc brakes.

There are plenty of factors that play a big part in the decision-making process, starting with the amount of money available and then decisions like the brand and ascetics. The bikes ranking amongst the top sellers in 2018 include the following:

Cannondale Synapse Disc Tiagra


If you can stretch your budget to a four-figure amount, then the Cannondale Synapse Disc Tiagra or the Canyon Endurance AL 7.0 are some of the best options. Its alloy frame inherited the trickle-down technology which makes it extremely effective for endurance rides, commuting and its comfortable.

Canyon Endurace AL 7.0

The Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 costs in the upper £1,000 limit and with good reason, it is fitted with an endurance frame, carbon fork and it at 8,4kg it is also light-weight. There is also a great selection to select from in the under £1,000 price range, which includes the Btwin Triban 540 and the Boardman Road, Team Carbo.

Btwin Triban 540


It is the perfect option for bargain hunters since the Btwin Triban 540 is a steal at £679 and this truly revolutionary machine is basically, the cheapest, bike of those that made it to our best option list. The Btwin name sells under £700, and the Triban 540 offers a carbon fork as well as ever faithful Mavic Askium wheels. Yet the real treasure is the frame, it offers a full rear and front rack plus mudguard mounts making it the ultimate bike weekends as well as commuting to work.

Boardman Road Team Carbon


Do you think if Boardman had a more erotic surname like Pinarello or Merckx if his bikes would be more desirable to the millions of bikers? The Boardman bikes are great and especially the Road Team Carbon plus as it is it is fully carbon, which is great when it comes down to the weight, and it produces a more responsive frame. A rare find at this price.

Most Amazing bikes for the road under £2,500

Ribble Zipp Limited Edition R872


The R872 Ribble makes our list due to its components. This British brand is fitted with Continental GP 4000s as well as a set of Zipp 302 carbon clincher wheels. It also features the fancy Zipp bar as well as stem plus the Zipp seat-post, all amazing features for a bike under £2,500. Shimano Ultegra R8000 built the bike is simply impressive.

Rose Xeon CW Ultegra Di2

Rose enables each buyer to customise the Xeon’s setup which includes choosing the set of wheels and the different bar tape to best suit his preferences. For just above the £2,000s the Rose Xeon CW Ultegra Di2is fitted with an aerodynamic Xeon frame Ultegra Di2 making it the most affordable fitted with electronic gearing.

Interesting Facts About Bike Polo

While bike polo may not be the world’s most well-known sport, it has slowly picked up in popularity in the law few years. This is due for a few reasons, one it requires your full body, so it doubles as a great exercise sport, it doesn’t have extensive rules that’ll take hours to memorise, and it’s not a heavily investing sport either – unless you’re playing in a team. However, you have to give people who play this spirt some serious credit as it requires intense focus to ride a bike without wobbling and properly and efficiently play the game.

If you’re wondering what bike polo is and what it entails, then you might be surprised to learn it’s an actual sport. While bike polo may not be as mainstream as football, bike polo has been around since 1891. It was created by an Irishman called Richard J. Mecredy who developed the idea of playing polo without the horses. While at first, the idea didn’t hit America, it becomes an instant hit as residents in Seattle began playing a variation of polo called Hardcourt Bike Polo, which bikes were used ad it was played on an asphalt court rather than the traditionally used grass court. Since then, which was 1999, bike polo has been around in America.

It’s a Worldwide Sport

Since bike polo is derived from regular polo, it’s no shocker that it is played across the globe. Since last year, there was a recorded number of 473 bike polo clubs in 56 counties. Each one having some kind of tournament or just playing for fun.

It was a featured sport in the Olympics

The Olympics is a sport galore for some people. Though it may be shocking to know that bike polo, which was called cycle polo was featured as one of the demonstration sports during the 1908 Olympics. During this match, Ireland managed to defeat Germany and win the gold medal. Although, the popularity of the sport declined greatly due to both World Wars occurring and wasn’t even thought of until about 72 years later.

Bike Polo Championship


Shockingly for some people, there is a championship for bike polo While this championship for hardcourt bike polo was only started in 2009, many fans of the sport, as well as players have tried to make sure that they can participate or view the action live. Teams are quailed after winning some of the pre-regionals and tournaments. Though, you may get a kick out of last year’s championship as The Beavers beat Call Me Daddy within an impressive 5-1 match.

Anyone can play, and anyone who can ride a bike and is willing to learn the rules of playing can play bike polo. There are teams of all ages, gender, and orientations who participate in bike polo. Bike polo is considered to be one of the most progressive sports around. This is why it has grown in popularity as well as with men and women across the globe.

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G-Form

Sponsorship Shoutout #32: G-Form!!  I saved this one for last because I’m so excited to announce, G-Form has decided to give the winning team a partial sponsorship!  They’ll get one item per player for free, plus 65% off whatever else they want, PLUS the added bonus of being able to say they’re sponsored!!!  Pro-fresh!  Plus, we’ve got three pairs of the Pro-X Knee-Shin Combos to give away, and like a million phone cases!  G-Form has been really generous and is super stoked about polo, so show ‘em some love and consider them the next time you buy pads!

Sponsorship Shoutout #31

Sponsorship Shoutout #31: hecklersalley.com! The idea so simple and brilliant that you can’t believe you didn’t come up with it – all your favorite polo brands, together! Variety is the spice of life, y’all – don’t be able to pair an arena shaft with a fixcraft head. It’s also the only place you can get a Kwacker Rotor Guard, unless you happen to live in Portland. Thanks for the support, y’all!

Sponsorship Shoutout #28: All-City Cycles! Minneapolis’ own urban cycle emporium, making some of the prettiest and steeliest (and sometimes even aluminumiest) bikes to hit the mean streets. Just ask Adam on his Macho Man, or Cara on her Dropout! And for the love of bikes, look at those dropouts! Check ‘em out, and win some swag this weekend!

Sponsorship Shoutout #27: Old Field Cycles!  Q: What’s cooler than a custom-geometry, handmade bicycle?  A: NOTHING.  They’re even GINYU FORCE approved!  This weekend, you have a chance to get $100 off your very own, if ya got what it takes.  Thank you!!