With strong representation from women’s cycling manufacturers Liv, closely followed by Britain’s own Whyte Bikes, our best-selling women’s road bikes this Spring make for a fine collection.
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1. Liv Invite 2 Women’s 2016 £699
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The fact that the Liv Invite is our best selling women’s bike offers further evidence that cross-style road bikes with all-weather low-maintenance disc brakes are becoming the number one choice of discerning cyclists looking for the perfect all-rounder.
The Liv Invite blends the stability, traction and upright riding position of an off-road bike with the smooth efficiency of a road bike. Its lightweight ALUXX aluminium frame offers plenty of stand-over height thanks to its women’s specific geometry. Its comfortable ergo-shaped drop handlebars come equipped with a second pair of brake levers on the bar tops to complement the Shimano Claris Dual Control drop bar levers for better control and maximum safety – even on rough roads.
We are currently running a FREE15 offer on all adult bikes. Put simply, buy a bike from us and we will reward you with your choice of clothing and accessories up to 15% of the price of the bike.
Buying the Liv Invite 2 qualifies you for up to £104.85 worth of kit. That’s enough to set the bike up with a pair of SKS mudguards (usually £34.95); a Sold Secure Gold Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 U-Lock, (price tracked to £38.24); a funky set of Lezyne Femto lights (£19.79); and a better quality Specialized bottle cage (£7) pre-loaded with an equally special bottle (£3.99).
2. Liv Invite 1 Women’s 2016 £799
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The Liv Invite 1 enjoys all the features of the Invite 2, but with the following upgrades: Shimano Sora 3×9 gear shifters and chainset – the higher you go up the Shimano hierarchy, the better the long-term performance – and TRP Spyre disc brakes. The TRP (Tektro Racing Products) Spyre brake features not one but two moving pistons for even more consistent braking performance and lower maintenance.
‘TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes are the best non-hydraulic road bike and cyclo-cross stoppers we’ve used.’ road.cc.
Spending a bit more on the bike entitles you to a larger reward – £119.85 on a £799 bicycle. That’s enough to equip the bike with a pair of deluxe Ortlieb waterproof panniers (usually £99.99) and a rack to fit them on to make the bike ready for commuting, touring and adventures.
3. Liv Avail 4 Women’s 2016 £525
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Avail is Liv’s range of sportive road bikes, famed for offering the perfect balance of speed matched with a smooth compliant ride. Every Liv bike is manufactured by Giant – the world’s most efficient bicycle manufacturer – so you can be confident in the quality of its lightweight Aluxx butted aluminium frame and its shock-damping carbon composite fork.
Even this most affordable Avail gets all the fundamentals right from its slick-shifting Shimano Claris STI dual-control 2×8 drivetrain to its confidence-inspiring Tektro dual pivot caliper brakes.
Talking of brakes, noting that many women don’t appreciate being stretched out on the drops over the whole bike ride, Liv equip every Avail (and Invite) with bar-top brake levers to augment the standard drop bar STI Dual Control levers. This attention to detail is yet another benefit of Liv’s core philosophy – bicycles designed by women for women.
Like every adult bike we sell, if you buy a Giant Avail 4 from us, we’ll reward you with your choice of kit up to 15% of the price of the bike.
That’s £78.75 – enough to kit yourself out with a matching pair of Liv shorts and a Liv jersey.
4. Whyte Somerset Women’s 2016 £799
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If you’ve been following the Bike Co-op for a while, you’ll know that we’re crazy about Whyte women’s bikes. The Somerset offers the same quality and stylishness of all Whytes, and is the first women’s bike in their RD-7 range of ‘Road Disc’ AKA Commuter Road Bikes. Whyte have built the Somerset to classic women’s road bike geometry, creating a bike with true road bike fast-steering agility and acceleration potential matched with cross bike versatility. We think it looks great, too.
Purchase the Whyte Somerset while we’re running our FREE15 offer and you can choose your pick of £119.85 worth of good stuff to go with it.
If you want to keep yourself and your bike as clean and dry as possible, you could do a lot worse than spending your £119.85 credit on a pair of the mudguards Whyte make to go with their bikes along with Endura’s super-light breathable waterproof Helium Jacket (price tracked to £85.49) available in both men’s and women’s sizes.
5. Whyte Devon Women’s 2016 £999
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With its TRP HyRd cable-operated hydraulic disc brakes, carbon fork and Shimano Tiagra 2×10 gear shifting, the Devon is the best women’s Whyte RD7 Road Disc Bike on a Bike to Work Scheme-friendly sub-£1,000 budget.
Given that a set of TRP HyRd front and rear brakes retail at around £200, the Whyte Devon offers exceptional value. Full mudguard and rack compatibility means that this road bike could easily double as a fast touring/commuting/everyday bike.
Spending £999 takes your FREE15 payback up to £149.85. Can’t think what to spend it on? Don’t worry. We’ll give you a gift voucher to that value, which you can redeem at your leisure.