Best road bikes: A bike for every budget

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If you're looking to choose between the best road bikes, there's a bewildering array of choices.

The best budget road bikes are still very affordable. They're usually endurance all-rounders, but once you look further up manufacturers' ranges you'll usually find bikes designed for different purposes.

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Paul has been on two wheels since he was in his teens and he's spent much of the time since writing about bikes and the associated tech. He's a road cyclist at heart but his adventurous curiosity means Paul has been riding gravel since well before it was cool, adapting his cyclo-cross bike to ride all-day off-road epics and putting road kit to the ultimate test along the way. Paul has contributed to Cyclingnews' tech coverage for a few years, helping to maintain the freshness of our buying guides and deals content, as well as writing a number of our voucher code pages.