Cannondale // USA
We're huge fans of the CAAD Option - brimming with high end tech and old school geometry - it's a simple formula, and it works every time!
Shimano's Sora 9 speed groupset has come on in leaps & bounds recently - paired with Cannondales highly respected CAAD platform it's truly an incredible pairing.
Cannondale's stunning Synapse platform has received high praise from all who've tested it - this Sora equipped model proves high end bikes needn't cost the earth!
For many riders, Shimano's Tiagra 10 speed groupset is all they'll ever need, high quality & ergonomics deliver great performance, especially when paired with the CAAD platform.
Don't get outta bed for less than "105"... riders in the know, know that Shimano 105 11 speed might be as good as it gets - the bike of choice for discerning riders...
Pairing Cannondale's Synapse platform with Shimano's recently revised Tiagra groupset offers a really great package for this price point!
The ideal first road bike for someone looking for exceptional handling, comfort, performance, versatility and value.