Black Friday deals are already arriving online - here's everything you need to know to grab a bargain
Black Friday deals are swarming their way around the internet from every outlet – and sometimes, in all the mayhem, it’s hard to know where to look.
To save you from Black Friday fatigue, we’re working round the clock – from pre-Black-Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond – to bring you the very best deals the cycling world has to give.
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We’ll keep updating this page on a regular basis – but we’ve got even more deals pages to bring you deals on specific product groups – check out the selection here.
Wahoo Elemnt GPS – was £249, now £189.99
A competitor to the Garmin Edge 520, the Wahoo Elemnt uses both ANT+ and Bluetooth, and data screens can be set up using a smartphone app – we’re big fans of the software on this GPS.
Profile Design Aeria Wing Aluminium Aerobar System – T4 420mm
If you’re looking to maximise your time trial performance next year, then a base bar upgrade could slice off seconds. Minutes if you’re building up a new bike, when compared with riding a standard roadie. The discount one this Profile Design bar is amazing – 70 per cent – from £349.99 to £104.99.
Tacx Flux Direct Drive Smart Trainer – was £699.99, now £629.99 & Tacx Neo Direct Drive Smart Trainer – was £1249.99, now £999.99
Smart turbo training is where it’s at right now – and these direct drive trainers are some of the best around.
They connect via ANT+ and Bluetooth, and provide data on speed, cadence and power. The Neo has a max resistance of 2500 watts and Tacx claims it’s the quietest trainer on the market.
In our review, we concluded: “The Tacx Neo is a great piece of hardware that has a really realistic ride feel and is impressively quiet. If noise is important to you, then this is a great option.”
Ribble Sportive Racing Ultegra was £1,449, now £1,049
A monster deal, with £400 off this Ultegra equipped Ribble Sportive bike – and it comes with quick rolling Mavic Aksium wheels that provide a springy ride and reliability.
Kask Rapido – was £61, now £47
This might claim to be an entry level helmet, but Kask don’t do things by halves (except the price right now) – 23 vents and a lightweight construction.
Buy now: Kask Rapido at Ribble for £47
Vredestein Fortezza Senso All Weather Clincher Road Tyre – was 46.95, now £10.33
It’s not often you get quality tyres this cheap. These feature TriComp tech and perform well in wet and dry weather. Curve Control System means they corner well and they’re durable enough for all seasons.
Ribble R872 Ultegra was £1,649, now £1,199
This bike scored a rare 10/10 in our last Cycling Weekly review – and the price has been cut by £500 – FYI – the sale price on this bike matches the RRP on the groupset alone.
B’Twin Triban 500 SE road bike was £299, now £269
B’Twin’s road bikes are already pretty good value – and we’ve been impressed enough by the ride quality to award a Triban Value Bike of the Year in the past. The 400 SE model is a great entry level option – with a triple chainring that will suit someone nervous about the hills ahead, but keen to conquer them.
The Mavic Kysrium Pro Disc wheelset – was £714, now £430
Excellent upgrade wheels, the disc versions have dropped in price by £284. Light enough for racing but robust enough for training – we’re mega fans.
Pinnacle Lithium 3 2018 Hybrid Bike – was £475, now £375
We’ve focused on road bikes a lot – but if a hybrid bike is what you’re after than this city slicker is a bargain. With 42c tyres, you can take it off-road on tame trails, too – and hydraulic disc brakes are a bonus.
Reynolds Attack Clincher Tubeless Wheels
A wheel upgrade makes a HUGE discount to the overall ride quality of your bike – and these hoops are a delight to ride. Lightweight set (1365g), tubeless ready and rims that have been maximised for aerodynamics using Computational Fluid Dynamics. This set is reduced from £1249.99 to just £937.99 – and ProBikeKit has more offers on other sets.
POC Octal MIPs – was £300, now £149
The Octal was always a popular helmet, so POC developed the POC Octal MIPs, giving it a layer of extra protection to combat rotational forces on your brain should you have a crash. Despite this, it still retains its lightweight and excellent venting to help keep you comfortable out on the bike.
Half Price Cycling Weekly subscriptions
C’mon, give us a few column inches of self promotion?
We’re offering 50% off on subscriptions to Cycling Weekly from November 24 up until Monday November 27. So if you’d like a copy of our mag to arrive on your doorstep every week, you know what to do.
If you like a little off-road action, our mates at MBR are also offering 50% off on subs – check out the offer here.
GoPro Karma Drone with Hero 6 Camera – was £1299.99, now £1049
A drone is a bit of an extravagance – but if you want to make epic ride films, it’s the ultimate investment. This one comes with GoPro’s newest camera – the Hero 6 – and provides 20 minutes of flight per hour of charge.
Vittoria Corsa G+ tyres (pair) – was £109, now £61
A hugely popular tyre that offers brilliant grip and rolls quickly – all thanks to a four compound construction with Corespun K side wall (basically it has kevlar in it) for added protection.
This set of two tyres also comes with latex tubes – keeping the weight low.
Up to £300 off with Tredz Spend and Save
Tredz is maximising its Black Friday deals with a Spend and Save offer – you can’t use it on sale items but there is 0% APR finance…
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Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock – was £59.95, now £39.99
Make early morning commutes easier. The Lumie Bodyclock wake-up light is a ‘dawn simulator’ – it releases 30 minutes of natural light, slowing down sleep hormones and super charging get-up-and-go.
De’Longhi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Eclipse Touch Coffee Machine at Amazon for – was £169.99, now £99.99
Everyone knows that cyclists love a good cuppa. This machine makes it easy to create any drink you fancy – with 30 different pod styles for hot and cold beverages.
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – was £279, now £167
The most popular Garmin Edge unit, with over £100 off the price. Record speed, distance, elevation, and all the training metrics you could ever dream of with this little critter.
Buy now: Garmin Edge 520 at Amazon for £167
Garmin Edge 1000 was £499.99, now £299.99
It may have now been superseded by the Garmin Edge 1030, but that doesn’t mean the Edge 1000 isn’t still a great cycling computer. In fact, it just means that you can buy it for even less
Buy now: Garmin Edge 1000 for £299.99
Look 927 Mountain Bike Frame – was £2265, now £999
Sure, we’re mainly looking at road bike deals – but there’s no harm in including the odd off-road-mobile, right? This Look mountain bike frame is down by 56 per cent. The primary triangle is made from 6061 triple butted alloy, and the back end features a carbon rear triangle with aluminium rocker arm and shock. All this means the frame is light, but strong. If you’re a big fan of Look road bikes, this MTB could match your collection.
Mavic Cloud Women’s Jacket – was £69.99 now £24
Keep the worst of winter out with this light rain protective layer – featuring reflective highlights and a breathable reflective inner.
Men’s Mavic Ksyrium Elite Jacket – was £75, now £36
DWR water resistant treatment makes this jacket a wet weather winner, whilst fleece lined collar and elastic waist keep the wearer cosy and well covered.
Exposure Strada 1200 lumen with DayBright front light – was £289.95, now £202.96
A ‘seeing’ light which pushes out a mega 1200 lumens – and it comes with a remote switch too so you can control the output with ease. Designed with road riding in mind, there’s side visibility and you shouldn’t dazzle oncoming road users.
There’s more light deals out there – check out what else is on offer – Evans Cycles has 30% off on a range of Exposure lights.
Exposure TraceR 75 lumen rear light with DayBright – was £39.95 now £27.96
Pushing out 75 lumens, the TraceR uses a wide angle beam and a fuel gauge shoes how much is left in the tank. USB rechargeable, with a DayBright pulse mode designed to grab the attention of other road users.
Castelli Transparente 3 jersey – was £145, now £75.99
Castelli is pretty much the market leader when it comes to winter cycling clothing. Usually, its’s not cheap – but retailers appear to have noticed everone wants a bargain on the Italian brand.
This jersey comes with Windstopper X-Lite material, and a water resistant coating. Streamlined, with a breathable back.
Giant Propel Advanced Pro 2 2017 Road Bike – was £3648.99, now £1799.99
The Advanced 2 model is kitted out with Shimano 105 and Giant’s own deep section wheels, whilst the Propel Advanced 1 carries Shimano Ultegra and shallow wheels, also produced in house.
Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset – was £1099, now £624
The Shimano R8000 groupset has been price slashed by £400 on CRC. The newest iteration of Ultegra, when we tested it we found it to be almost identical in performance to the old Dura-Ace…
Go Pro Hero 5 Black for just £260
The Go Pro Hero 5 Black (certified refurbishment) is on sale for just £260.
Offering 4k filming, a 12mp camera and the image stabilisation to match. Don’t be concerned by the refurb status, testing has been rigerous and you get a 12 month warranty.
Buy now: Go Pro Hero 5 Black at eBay for £260
Specialized Expert 2017 Road Shoes – was £184.99, now £100
Specialized are known for creating excellent cycling shoes – with Body Geometry sole and footbed, these are ergonomically designed to correct any tracking issues at the knee. A FACT carbon sole is still and Boa dials allow for easy fit correction.
Specialized Zante 2017 women’s road shoe – was £184.99, now £100
The Zante women’s shoes come with all the features above, based on a female specific footlast – with a narrower heel cup for optimum fit.
BMC Teammachine SLR01 Ultegra 2017 Road Bike – was £3699, now £2499
A quick, nimble and light road race bike – stiff frame, with Shimano Ultegra groupset powered by DT Swiss hoops with Continental GP 4000S II SL shoes.
Cannondale Slate Ultegra 2017 Adventure Road Bike – was £2999, now £1799
The Slate fits into the ever popular Adventure Road Bike category – it’s got the stiffness of Cannondale’s road bike, with a Lefty front fork plus 650b wheels and 42c tyres.
Castelli Gabba 3 Jersey – was £150, now £75
The Castelli Gabba – does it need an intro? Lightweight, breathable – kind of the best, basically. The short sleeved version is meant to go with arm warmers if it’s cold – and the £75 deal is available in Surf Blue (pictured), Anthracite (grey) and Black – with some slighter lesser reductions on other colours too.
Castelli Women’s Gabba Jersey – was £140, now £70
The women’s version of the same (though it is a previous iteration) is down to £70 across the spectrum – Red, Laguna (light blue), Surf Blue and Black.
Prime Pro Road Wheelset – was £349.99, now £244.99
An upgrade wheelset for someone who doesn’t want to spend the earth. These weight 1470g and are light enough for racing but come with 20 radial (front) and 24 cross (rear) Sapim spokes, making for a bombproof option.
Tubeless ready, with a 27mm rim depth, the Freehub is compatible with Shimano or SRAM, 9, 10 and 11 speed systems.
Read more: Prime Peloton Road Wheelset review
Fizik Arione R3 Team Edition – Cannondale – was £144.99, now £99.99
The saddle for riders with a flexible spine – and race weight for weenies at 220g in a size regular (130mm). You can opt for a wider 140mm option to suit your body shape too and this set comes in Cannondale colours, with a matching ICS compatible mudguard.
Fulcrum Racing 3 Wheelset With GP4000s II Tyres & Tubes – was £559.98, now £325.96
Tredz is offering these Fulcrum Racing 3’s with great quality tyres plus bonus tubes, all in one.
These hoops are designed to suit racing and training needs, with an oversized hub body to keep the weight low and stiffness high – there’s 16 spokes at front and 21 at rear – the weights being 670g and 885g respectively.
Altura Night Vision Commuter Long Sleeve Jersey SS17 – was £54.99, now £27.99
We’ve banged on about Castelli winter clothing deals enough. This Altura winter jersey is reduced by 49%. It’s got the brand’s own NightVision 360 degree reflectivity features, ideal for commuters and the Thermo technology offers insulation without cutting down on breathability. A ‘Sport Fit’ promises a good look and the reduction is available on a range of sizes.
Easton EC90 Aero 55 Clincher Road Wheelset – was £2399.98, now £1199.98
The wheels for you if you wanna go faster. 55mm rim depth providing an aero boost. A carbon build with a braking surface promising to be quick stopping. These are clinchers – ideal for those who want an easy life., but they’re tubeless compatible. Front weighs 845g, with 16 spokes, rear is 845g with 20 spokes.
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What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the first Friday after Thanksgiving (which in 2017 is 24 November), and is traditionally seen as the start of the Christmas shopping season, with high street retailers opening their doors at the crack of dawn and offering big discounts for shoppers who have set their alarm clocks.
For consumers and retailers in the UK, Black Friday is a recent phenomenon, but it has been going strong the United States for decades. In fact, the origins can be traced back to the 1950s in none other than Philadelphia, USA.
Amazon launched the concept in the UK in 2010, with Asda joining the party in 2013.
The rise of internet shopping has allowed the Black Friday tradition to spread throughout the world, with the UK’s bike retailers like Wiggle, Decathlon, Chain Reaction Cycles, Evans Cycles, and Ribble Cycles all getting caught up in the scramble to get shoppers to part with their cash.
Each year the lines get a little blurrier – where once retailers were offering genuinely jaw dropping deals for one day only, now the sales often continue right up to Christmas.
The idea may have been originally to entice shoppers to buy their gifts from one retailer over another, but shoppers are now just as likely to be grabbing a bargain for themselves as for a friend or loved one.
In previous years, all of the major retailers have got on board with the festive sales, most of them championing a handful of flagship deals, with plenty more general sale offers available as well. Smaller brands are often seen offering free services, post and packaging, or accessories on top of key items.
Is Black Friday really ‘a thing’ in the UK?
The simple answer is yes. In fact, in the four days between Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016, the British public spent £5.8 billion – that’s a 15 per cent increase on spending in the same period in 2015. Black Friday was bigger online in 2016, with £2.8 billion of the sales being processed on the web – 20 per cent more than the shopping seen in 2015.
Where can I find the best Black Friday bike deals?
Last year, all the major cycling retailers followed the same pattern demonstrated by the major retailers – with big deals in tech, as well as discounts on bikes.
The end of year placement of the sale period means it’s useful for retailers to boost their 2017 sales, and also helps them to shift 2017 stock in order to make space in their warehouses for 2018 bikes – so we can expect to see similar trends this year – with some of the offers already spilling out online.
When will these Black Friday bike deals be available?
Different retailers take different approaches to what is the busiest shopping day of the year, so Black Friday bike deals won’t necessarily become available at 00:01 on 24 November.
Some retailers have already started pushing out their discounts – with more promised.
We’ll update this page as deals are announced – picking out the very best offers as well as outlining the sales plans publicised by an array of retailers – so keep checking back for new and updated offers.
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Black Friday sale shopping tips
When Black Friday 2017 really kicks off, you can expect to be bombarded with deals and offers from every angle. It’s easy to be tempted into making impulse purchases, resulting in an overspend that leaves you feeling unfulfilled – but with a little careful planning you can make sure you enter December having made genuine savings that leave you with a glowing halo and a healthy bank balance.
Here are our tips for Black Friday sale shopping success…
Be well informed
A handful of retailers will remain completely silent about the details of their Black Friday sale until the actual day. Most will drip feed information, giving you a chance to prepare for your shopping in advance. Here’s how to stay informed:
- Sign up to mailing lists: A plague that you avoid most of the year, ahead of Black Friday it’s actually a really good idea to subscribe to the mailing lists of major retailers, as they’ll often send priority invites to view sale stock ahead of the general public
- Bookmark this page: Retailers will send us forewarning of their sale offers in the form of press releases – and we’ll publish the information on this page as soon as we’re able
- Follow brands and retailers on social media: They will share details with their loyal followers in advance – so click ‘like’ and ‘follow’ to be first in the queue
Weed out the chaff
There will be some excellent and genuine discounts. But there will also be some chaff.
Many retailers will place a Black Friday badge on their general sale tab – adding in a handful of new, mega offers created especially for the occasion.
This means that there will be a few new and genuine deals – often on pieces of tech and bikes – and these will probably be the deals that the retailers are shouting the loudest about via email and on social media. However, there will also be the same pair-of-socks-with-stars-on that was reduced by the same percentage last week.
If you had every intention of buying said pair of socks anyway, knock yourself out – but don’t be fooled into thinking every offer on the Black Friday page is ‘here today, gone tomorrow’.
Write a list and set a budget
Sure, that cycling computer reduced by 70 per cent is mighty tempting. But did you actually want a new cycling computer?
Before you hit the sales, write a list of items that you actually need. Most cyclists have no trouble here. Set yourself a budget for each required purchase – and stick to it. Unless the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 version is just a smidge over your intended spend – in which case we say go for it every time.
Check returns policies
As always, these vary from store to store – but in some cases returns may be limited to 30 days. So if you pick up a gift for someone on Black Friday – November 24 – by Christmas day a return may be out of the question. Though we don’t doubt your gift giving prowess, it’s a good idea to bear this in mind.