Top 4 Best Carbon Road Bikes Under £3000 (April 2021)
The latest generation of carbon road bikes under £3000 offer a fantastic combination of performance and value. It’s a very good material for bike frames, both light and stiff, two very desirable features in a bike frame. Modern carbon frames are comfortable as well. Gone are the days when you would expect a harsh ride from a carbon bike.
Entry-level carbon road bikes normally offer slightly less exotic groupsets and components. Yet tend to feature very well-engineered frames. Look for a carbon frame instead of steel as it’ll be almost as strong but just a fraction of the weight.
- ✔ High Modulus Carbon Frame & Fork
- ✔ 11 Speed Shimano Ultegra Gearing System
- ✔ Dropped Handlebars & Racing Saddle
- ✔ Fully Assembled In The UK
“I don’t care how old you are or how young you look, cycling is for everyone.” So said our designer and rider, David Zabriskie. He was right. There’s something about pedalling a bike that can make you feel limitless, and the Finale Carbon Road Bike embodies that feeling of freedom.
As you ride, the Finale Carbon Road Bike will lead the way. Its superlight, superstrong carbon fiber frame is a solid foundation for all of your rides, whether you’re on pavement or off-road. It’s a lightweight, yet powerful road bike. It’s hand-built with a carbon fiber frame and is fully customizable for the rider. The Finale Carbon Road Bike offers a variety of options to help you dial in your perfect ride.
This bike has something about it. Something you get with a limited edition model. A sense of exclusivity. The Finale is Moda’s flagship road bike and it’s very clear to see that they’ve taken time, effort and attention on every possible detail. A stunningly good bike, well worth considering.
SAVA Warwind 5.0
- ✔ Internal Cable Routing
- ✔ Shimano 105 22-Speed Derailleur System
- ✔ Aluminium Pedals Included
- ✔ Easy to Assemble
A fantastic bike that offers some performance without paying through the nose for it. Finding a road bike that has a carbon fiber frame for a fair price is tough these days. Especially since the summer rush on bikes. We saw many retailers sell out and those few that remained in stock saw prices rise in accordance with demand.
The SAVA Warwind 5.0 was no different. Joy however, that this carbon bike is now back in stock and ready for your cycling pleasure.
The high quality carbon fiber frame uses Japanese materials. The frame looks fantastic. It has a futuristic look to it, with the curves in certain areas giving a space age feel to the bike. A lightweight frame is a must for most riders. Less weight means you’ll have less drag when powering up hills. When you pair the carbon frame with the fork and seat post which are also both carbon fiber. You end up with a nice light setup.
The handlebars on the Warwind 5.0 are made of aluminium. Having Shimano 105 22-Speed derailleur shifters mounted at a very ergonomically pleasing position helps for a comfortable ride.
The standard saddle that comes with the Warwind 5.0 is also made for speed. It’s ultra thin design allows the rider to sit quite comfortably and comes with the usual adjustable features. Helping you find the perfect setup for your personal preferences. The saddle has been designed for long distance travel which helps if you’re planning on using this bike for commuting or long weekend rides.
The braking system installed might not be the ‘disc brakes’ that some more expensive models provide. However the brakes are responsive and aren’t an area to be worried about on the Warwind 5.0. Just keep an eye on the pads, make sure you’re not running them too low. Correctly configured and aligned V brakes are perfectly acceptable as long as they are maintained.
Overall, we think this bike is fantastic. Another success from the SAVA team.
- ✔ High Modulus Carbon Frame & Fork
- ✔ 11 Speed Shimano Ultregra Gearing System
- ✔ Internal Cable Routing
- ✔ Assembled In The UK
- Frame – Full Aero LDC High Modulus Carbon, Carbon Drop Outs, Press Fit 30 BB, internal cable routing.
- Fork – Full LDC High Modulus Carbon with Carbon Steerer and Drop Outs.
- Wheels – American Classic Colour Matched Aero 3 420
- Tyres – Kenda Kaliente Pro 23c
- Shifters – Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed
- Front Derailleur – Shimano Ultegra
- Rear Derailleur – Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed
- Chainset – Shimano Ultegra 53/39
- Cassette – Shimano 11 Speed
- Saddle – Barelli Pro Saddle
- Seatpost – Barelli LDC Carbon 31.6mm
- Seat Clamp – Alloy 34.9
- Handlebar – Barelli LDC Pro 31.8mm
- Stem – Barelli LDC Pro 31.8mm 110mm
- Headset – FSA Sealed Integrated Cartridge Bearings 1-1/8th Upper 1.5″ Lower
- Brakeset – Shimano Ultegra
- Weight- 16.4lb / 7.43kg
The Stretto carbon road bike combines performance and style with its lightweight carbon fiber frame. It features a lightweight, responsive frame, carbon fiber fork, fine-tuned suspension, and a wide range of disc brake options to meet your needs. All of these features work together to provide supreme speed and reliability.
The colour scheme is described as ‘Smoke, Primer and Chalk’. It’s clear to see that Moda have tried to design a beautiful road bike that will attract compliments where ever it goes. Whats more, we think they’ve succeeded. It’s a beautiful bike that has the components to back it up in terms of performance and comfort. Well worth considering.
- ✔ Strong Carbon Fiber Frame & Fork
- ✔ 22 Speed Shimano Gearing System
- ✔ 140mm PRO Floating Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- ✔ Continental Ultra Sport 2 Tyres
Thunder is a new name in road bikes. Designed to excel in every aspect, it has a unique blend of performance, technology and style. Thunder is well known for its carbon road bike line, with their proprietary carbon fiber that withstands extreme forces better than the standard carbon used in other brands. The frame also features disc brakes, which are reliable and powerful with great stopping power. The bike provides excellent value with its high-end components such as the Fulcrum Racing Team wheelset and 3T Ergonova saddle, yet remains relatively affordable.
It’s a serious bike with powerful disc brakes, a lightweight frame and high-quality carbon fiber. It’s great for your weekend rides or racing down hill at your local racing club. The Thunder is a performance road bike that is as tough and functional as it is beautiful. A solid carbon road bike for a fair price. Check it out for yourself.