Besides our bargain Neil Pryde carbon road bikes, we have a string of steel ex-hire and ex-demo steeds from UK brand Genesis.

The Equilibrium 20 blends old-school looks with modern Shimano spec. It’s billed as the perfect ‘one’ bike for any tarmac occasion – commutes, all-day rides with pals, or even tackling the cobbles and climbs of the spring classics like Roubaix or Flanders. The forgiving steel frame sucks up the pothole lumps and bumps on UK roads. Sling on some mudguards and it becomes a true all-seasons bike.

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Cycling Weekly mag gave the bike an impressive 8/10 in this review, saying: ‘As a bike for all seasons, there are few to match the Genesis. Indeed, if you’re after a ‘bike for life’, then the Equilibrium 20 should be on your shortlist.’

RRP £1299. Ex-hire SALE PRICE £895. SAVE £404

We also have one, brand new Equilibrium 20 in lush cherry red that has never left the showroom. RRP £1299 / SALE PRICE £950. SAVE £349

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Finally, we have the genre-bending Equilibrium Disc. Genesis courted controversy with this one by bringing disc brakes to a road bike. You get the surefootedness, reliability and comfort of the Equilibrium 20, with disc brake stopping power – ideal on UK roads.

RRP £1499. SALE PRICE £900 SAVE £599

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