We round up 12 of the best bikes for under a grand
Of course, there's always some trade-off: its muscular appeal when sprinting, and stability as you throw it into turns, does result in its feeling unforgiving at times, but it's practically an unavoidable consequence in alloy frames at this price.
Campagnolo Veloce is excellent running gear and the brakes deliver superb performance. Miche components, too, are a welcome inclusion when you take a closer look to notice the high quality of the chainset and hubs with cartridge bearings, plus a really good wheel build package all-round, with quality Vittoria rubber too.
We also appreciated the internally routed cables, a now common trait among top-priced race bikes. While it's nothing more than aesthetics, it's another feather in Cinelli's cap.
With a lot of quality finishing kit included in this package, the Cinelli Experience ticks boxes left, right and centre, and it really impressed.
Columbus airplane 7005 triple-butted alloy
Campagnolo Veloce/Miche chainset