BOARDMAN TEAM CARBON £1000
The bike that made the brand and brought carbon to a new generation of riders still looks the one to beat for entry-level carbon, especially as it’s just £900 as we go to press. It’s a quality frame, and comes with 10-speed Shimano, Mavic rims and Vittoria tyres. You can buy it on the high street, from Halfords and Cycle Republic. But is it still the king of the cut-price carbon castle?