Race bike £1000 ?

Hi all,
I’ve been given go ahead for another bike, which I want to use for the sunnier seasons, as I have an endurance bike only, I was looking to get something a bit more responsive
I have a budget of around a £1000, and the bikes I have looked at are the following

Boardman SLR8.9
Ribble R872
Dolan etape
Merida scultera 400
Planet X Holdsworth super professional
Van Russel ar edf

A little bit over budget are, if I thought were worth it I would definitely consider are

Planet X E-130
Giant TCR advanced

Any advice is appreciated thank you


  • I’d go for the Boardman or the Dolan for no other reasons that I’ve got a 9.6 Air and a E’tape.
  • For £1,000 if you know your way around a bike I'd never buy a new one.