be one

You will be spoilt for choice with these ten road bikes under £1000 which each boast bestseller titles and excel in both quality and design.

Each one has been specifically designed to provide the female rider with extra comfort in the form of narrower handlebars, more upright sitting positions and extra-padded saddles as standard.

can synapse

A sophisticated design, the Cannondale Synapse 6 Tiagra 2014 has been designed specifically for women and the smaller frame sizes are perfect for petite figures.

It's a versatile bike great for road cycling, commuting and fitness riding making it a top contender in our top road bikes under £1000, worth much more than the £949 price tag. Using Cannondale's advanced alloy construction techniques, the Synapse is extremely light weight and makes for an efficient ride with smooth gear change.

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dolce elite

Another versatile road bike option, the Specialized Dolce Elite X3 EQ 2014 is an endurance bike suitable for leisurely rides and race training.

With it being tricky to find bestseller road bikes under £1000, this one boats a lot of features. With thirty gears, shifting is smooth and the Body Geometry Riva Women's saddle with extra padding provides all day comfort to the long-distance rider. The X3 comes with space for two water bottles, two alloy Zee cages and a mini-wedgie seat bag as standard, ready for that first ride.

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cube axel

Available in four sizes, the Cube Axial WLS Pro Ladies Road Bike 2014 has been designed with comfort in mind.

The upright riding position, 30 speed gearing and lightweight design of the bike make it an ideal choice for those looking for their first ever road bike.

The shiny bright blue finish is both sleek and sophisticated and the handling of the bike is easy to control.

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trek lexa

A light and speedy bike, the Trex Lexa SL Triple 2014 is a great choice for those looking to upgrade to a fast, road ready, hill climbing model. Suitable for leisurely Sunday bike rides as well as commuting and competing in cycle races, the Trex Lexa is both versatile and comfortable.

It is available in five sizes to fit all heights and extras available include mudguards and rack mounts.

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vitus

Finished in metallic grey with purple detail, the Vitus Bikes Zenium VRL Women's Road Bike 2014 is great for races as well as long distance slugs.

Available in five sizes, the Zenium VRL features a super light alloy frame with a full carbon fork, Shimano shifters and derailleurs, Tektro dual pivot brakes and an Easton AXR wheel set with a Vitus finishing kit.

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felt

It is a stiff performance bike ideal for both novice riders and those wishing to hurtle up hills without losing momentum.

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spec dolce

Featuring an A1 alloy frame with women's endurance geometry and a Shimano Claris triple drivetrain, the Specialized Dolce X3 2014 allows for easy shifting and great performance riding.

Punctures are unlikely thanks to the double BlackBelt puncture protection that comes with the Espoir Sport road tyres and the Body Geometry Riva Women's saddle with all that extra padding makes this another bike that offers riders optimum all-day comfort.

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fuji

Female specific features of the Fuji Finest 1.3 Compact 2014 include a shorter top tube and narrower handlebars for an improved rider fit. The white finish with touches of purple gives a dash of femininity to this road rider's bike.

Best suited to entry-level riders, the Fuji Finest comes complete with the high-quality Shimano derailleurs and shifters expected from this standard of bike.

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cannondale

As versatile as the Tiagra, the Cannondale Synapse 8 Claris Compact 2014 can be used to race to work, cycle cross-country routes or complete fitness rides.

The small frame means it's difficult to fit two water bottles on it, but the upright position does give riders increased comfort allowing them to cycle longer distances.

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be one

The BeOne Jade Race 2013 is the Dutch company's first female-specific bike aimed at budget road racers. The white and steel blue finish is both feminine and sleek and the solid 700c wheels are durable on all road surfaces.

Being the cheapest of out ten road bikes under £1000, the downside of such an affordable road bike is that it is heavier than higher-end options but on the plus side the BeOne carbon fork does a great job dampening road vibrations.

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