Road Cycling Buying Guides

Six of the best women’s 2014 road bikes over £1500

Designed for comfort and smoothness, another women’s road bike complete with a carbon frame.

To upgrade to a Shimano Ultegra groupset (second from top groupset), you need to spend over £2200, but you will get 11 gears and lots of other perks too.

Trek’s Domane range has comfort technology at its heart, including the IsoSpeed decoupler that allows the seat tube to move independently from the top tube and seat stay. This increases vertical compliance – that’s comfort and smoothness, while not losing any power or pedalling efficiency.

The 400 Series OCLV carbon frame also features the super wide BB90 (bottom bracket) and the asymmetric E2 head tube, both adding stiffness and strength to the frame. All in all, you’re look at an incredibly smooth ride.

Whether you like the grey/purple colour combo of this women’s road bike is another matter, although officially it’s charcoal and grape and we reckon the web photos don’t do it justice!

2014 Trek Domane 4.7 Compact WSD 
Price: RRP £2300

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