We round up 12 of the best bikes for under a grand
The colour-coded mudguards and brown leather-effect saddle and bar tape give it a versatile aesthetic - remove the guards, throw on a sportier saddle and some white bar tape, and you've instantly got a whole new machine.
The Tange Prestige steel frame is plenty stiff enough to deliver race-worthy performance while the Shimano RS20s are a top choice too.
The chainset is the Juicer Hi's biggest failing, and could do with something stiffer in order to deliver a more punchy ride feel, if that's your goal.
Tange Prestige steel
Shimano 105/Sugino chainset/Tektro brakes
Continental Ultra Race