Bicycle for less than 1000 euros? Best road and MTB models
If you are looking for one bicycle for less than 1000 euros and you've been looking at catalogs for a long time, aimlessly browsing Wallapop and you still don't dare to give the final blow on the table maybe this publication is the definitive push you need.
A compilation of road bikes and MTB that according to the official file you can get for less than 1000 euros. A publication that beyond giving a list of interesting bicycle models aims to solve some of the most common doubts that appear when buying a first bicycle.
New or second-hand bicycle? MTB or road?
First of all, the first thing you should be clear about is if you want to release a bicycle or if you are willing to take certain risks with the second-hand bicycle market.
As I told you in the publication "Buy a new or second-hand bicycle? ” There is no definitive answer that can clearly resolve this situation. The second-hand market has its advantages, but also its disadvantages. Personally, I have always stated that I find it a very interesting option especially for mid-range road bikes.
In any case, the most important thing is that before scratching your pocket you make sure that you are making a good purchase. Especially in the field of MTB it is common to find bicycles with mechanical and component wear far above what it seems. Take a turn and make sure at least the steering is OK, the wheels are centered, the drive system is working, and the suspensions are rebounding. Also note the oxidation of the components. If you detect any of these drawbacks you can take advantage to play the "haggling on the spot" card. Ask the seller without fear and find out about the real use of the bicycle and the reason for the sale. You will quickly see if he is trying to score a goal or if you really see a clear and logical justification.
In the second-hand market you can find real bargains. There are people who sell practically new bicycles. It is simply a matter of having faith, patience and some dedication in the search.
Regarding the choice of MTB or road, I also told you my opinion in the publication “Road bike or MTB? " The most important thing is that you are clear about the use that you are going to give the bicycle and realize that with an MTB you can always make a road, while with a road you cannot cross tracks. Precisely as a result of this aspect and this problem we find the growth of gravel bikes.
Best road bikes for less than 1000 euros
Find one road bike for less than 1000 euros it's possible. You just have to be clear about the limitations that you will find with this budget and that you will probably have to give up the newest on the market. Forget about disc brakes, carbon frames and electronic gearbox.
Van Rysel RCR 900
Van Rysel has long been the new Decathlon cycling trademark and the Van Rysel RCR 900 one of its most successful road models. 999 euros of investment to get an aluminum bicycle and carbon fork It has more than interesting components such as the Shimano 105 transmission group of 11 speed or Mavic Aksium wheels. The design is also much more elaborate than what Decathlon previously did and for aesthetics it has nothing to envy to bicycles of better known brands. In addition, you will have warranty forever in frame, stem and handlebar.
Canyon Endurance AL 7.0
If we talk about value for money there is little point in leaving Canyon out. The bicycle brand that only sells its products online is a benchmark worldwide and the Canyon Endurance AL 7.0 one of the best models that you can find for less than 1000 euros.
The model really is priced at 1099 euros, 100 more than the Canyon Endurance 6.0, but has long been available on sale for 999 euros.
A somewhat heavy first-price bicycle but with components worthy of a bicycle of more than 1500 euros. Shimano 105 groupset and Mavic Aksium wheels They appear as a very interesting kit for newcomers.
Giant Contend 3
The Giant Contend 3 and its 749 euros yes or yes they had to appear on this list. Very tight investment for a low-end bike with a high potential for your market segment. Aesthetically it is true that it seems quite just to me (to taste the colors) but its complete group of Shimano Claris drivetrain and FSA crankset They give you a bit of peace of mind when it comes to reliability. Obviously we are facing a bicycle of more than 10 kilos but that is also clearly below 1000 euros. Investment with a great value for money.
Felt FR 30
Although the brand of California temporarily does not have on its website stock of its bicycle Felt FR 30 I am convinced that you can still find it in physical stores and online.
A reference model that you can easily buy for less than 1000 euros and that is presented as one of the best real alternatives on the market and without a doubt one of the lightest (7.9 kilos). Shimano 105 Drive Group, conventional brake pads and quite clean and elegant finishes. Option to take into account if you are looking for a road bike for less than 1000 euros.
Orbea Avant H60
Orbea continues to gain market share and renew catalog after catalog. And this time it's time to mention the Orbea Avant H60. A model that you can buy for 829 euros. It is true that for less than 1000 euros you would still have two top-end models available, the Avant H50 and the Avant H40, however, I think that this H60 takes better advantage of the investment in terms of relation quality price. In addition, at the design level it is one of the most beautiful and due to its range of colors, it has nothing to envy to top level road bikes.
Best MTB bikes for less than 1000 euros
Thing to find a MTB bike for less than 1000 euros it is also feasible. Of course, it will be a matter of forgetting lightness, double suspension, carbon frames and long-travel suspensions.
Scott Scale 970
We are not going to be deceived if we say that this 2020 Scott Scale 970 is one of the best mountain bikes you can find for less than 1000 euros. Boost QR frame, Shimano Sram SX group of 12 speed, Syncros wheels (Scott component brand), single chainring and a RockShox fork with 100mm suspension are some of the highlights. A magnificent bicycle to get started on MTB and to start planning your first long distance routes. The finishes could be somewhat finer and more elegant, but undoubtedly their technical features are more than interesting. It is available in orange / black and black / yellow combinations.
Lapierre Prorace 2.9
Lapierre brings us from the hand of the Prorace 2.9 one of the best MTB on the market for those cyclists with a budget of less than 1000 euros. This bicycle has a somewhat less aggressive aesthetic than previous versions but the technical characteristics are more than interesting. Combination of 12-speed Sram SX Eagle with Shimano brakes and a RockShox Judy Silver suspension with Boost system and 100mm travel. In addition the French bicycle manufacturer also offers a version of the same Lapierre Prorace 2.9 for women.
Orbea Alma H30
We could not leave Orbea outside the scope of the MTB. The Spanish brand continues to work hard to offer bicycles with good value for money. The Orbea Alma H30 is the clear example of this and with one of the best aesthetics from the list it is a great alternative to buy.
Equipped with a mixed assembly of different brands for aesthetics you have nothing to envy to 2000 euro bikes. Also worked on the small details is available by 999 euros in 4 color combinations.
Canyon Al 6.0
This Canyon Al 6.0 is one of the most perfect bikes ever made for this budget. A tremendously competitive market sector in which big brands have to juggle to seduce users who in the not too distant future will increase their budget. In short, a bicycle aesthetically very prettywith elegant interior wiring and components Shimano and SR Suntour suspension not negligible. 999 euros investment for a very modern geometry bicycle.
Trek X- Caliber 7
We close the list with this Trek X- Caliber 7. A model that comes out 799 euros, which still leaves you some room for improvement before reaching 1000 euros. It is true that it does not go with 12-speed gear, but it is a perfect bike to start in the world of MTB. In addition, the red finish seems to me one of the most beautiful on the entire list and the quality seal of a great manufacturer like Trek is always life insurance when it comes to ensuring good after-sales service.