Black Friday sales represent an excellent opportunity to pick up a deal on a bike, with retailers keen to see close out models roll out the door
Buying a new bike is always going to be an expensive process, but there are some epic deals in the Black Friday sales.
Since most bike brands roll out new (2018, in this case) models around September every year, Black Friday marks a convenient opportunity for retailers to sell off the closeout (2017, in this case) versions. As a result, customers can enjoy some sizeable savings.
Here’s a look at some of the best offers we could find. We’ve tried to include bikes available in several sizes – there will of course be a couple of models available in just one size with even bigger savings – so do keep your eyes peeled…
BMC Teammachine SLR03 Tiagra was £1499 now £1099
The Teammachine is the chosen bike of Greg Van Avaermart, and it’s easy to see why.
BMC’s ACE frame technology makes the bike fast and comfortable. Meanwhile the Shimano Tiagra groupset is a bombproof groupset.
Want higher spec? Check out the SLR 01 Ultegra and SLR 02 105
HOY Alto Irpavi .001 2017 Road Bike – was £200, now £850
The Alto Irpavi is named after the high altitude velodrome where Sir Chris Hoy broke the 500m world record. Unlike the track bike he was riding at the time, of course, this bike has brakes – not any brakes, but hydraulic flat mount disc brakes.
The frame is a tripple butted 6066 aluminium, with size specific tubing so everyone riding XXS – XXL sizes gets the same experience.
This model comes with Shimano Tiagra shifting, and 25c Continental Ultra Sport folding tyres.
Want higher spec? HOY Alto Irpavi .004 2017 road bike at Evans Cycles, was £1900, now £1300
The higher end model, with Shimano Ultegra, is also reduced – from £1900 to £1300 – see the HOY Alto Irpavi .004 for £1300 at Evans Cycles here.
Specialized Venge ViAS Expert Disc Ultegra 700c 2017 Road Bike – was £3900, now £2895
A top performance aero road bike, the Venge ViAS Expert Disc Ultegra has been used at World Tour level and wind tunnel tested to offer a 116 second over 40km when compared to the GC rider’s Specialized Tarmac.
Disc brakes and a Shimano Ultegra groupset combine to offer quick stopping and sharp shifting.
Specialized Tarmac Comp 2017 Road Bike – was £1899, now £801
If you’re not up for the super stiffness of the Venge, and instead favour a lightweight chassis that’s comfortable enough for long miles whilst still being exceptionally nippy – then the Tarmac could be right up your street. This one comes with Shimano Ultegra and DT Swiss R460 wheels.
Genesis Skyline 30 2017 Hybrid Sports Bike – was £799.99, now £599.99
Very much commute ready, this Genesis comes with wide 35c tyres, mudguards, Shimano hydraullic disc brakes and dynamo lights front and rear. The geometry puts the rider in an upright but efficient position.
Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Xenon 2017 Road Bike – was £1000 now £799
An endurance ready road bike with a lightweight aluminium frame and much-drooled-over Campagnolo componentry.
This chassis comes with Campagnolo Xenon drivetrain and comfy Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 25mm tyres – ideal for long winter rides or commutes.
Cube Attain Race Disc 2017 – was £1099, now £749
Disc bakes fitted to an aluminium frame – with a fork modified to cater for the discs and room for tyres up to 28mm.
Compact chainset (50/34) and wide 11-34 cassette offers plenty of help on the hills, and Fulcrum Eacing 77 wheels are shod with Continental Ultra Sport 2 tyres for smooth rolling and grip.
Giant Propel Advanced Pro 2 2017 Road Bike – was £3648.99, now £1799.99
The Propel is the aero road bike from Giant – and Rutland Cycling has deals on two models. In our most recent review of the Propel, we commented “the Giant Propel feels made for cornering at speed too, with excellent balance, geometry and handling”.
The Propel Advanced Pro 2 comes with Shimano 105 and Giant’s own deep section wheels, whilst the Propel Advanced 1 boasts Shimano Ultegra and shallow wheels from the same brand.
As well as these deals on the Propel bikes, Rutland has further offers of 30% off on the lightweight TCR climbers bike and 30% off on the endurance focused Defy – see all the Giant reductions here.
Cannondale SuperSix EVO Ultegra Disc 2017 Road Bike – was £2799.99, now £1999
A race orientated frame that’s well renowned for offering an excellent ride – quick handling, fast up the hills and driven on the descents – the Cannondale SuperSix Evo is a firm favourite. Now it’s even got disc brakes (which are allowed in domestic UK racing in 2018)!
This Ultegra version has been chopped down in price by 28 per cent – a saving of £800.
Wilier GTR 105 2017 Road Bike – was £1499, now £899.99
A monster bargain at 39% off, with Small, Medium and Large bikes boasting discounts at time of writing.
The GTR – GranTurismo – is a carbon fibre road bike with Smooth Rear Design system which boosts comfort, whilst Willier’s ‘Razor Edge Design’ ensures stiffness is maintained. This model comes with a Shimano 105 drivetrain and Tektro rim brakes.
Eastway Balun C1 Force1 2017 Cyclocross Bike – was £2000, now £1249.99
Redesigned for 2017, the Eastway Walun is a cyclocross race bike. Double butted alloy keeps the weight low and stiffness high, along with carbon forks. Cable routing is internal, ad the SRAM Force 1x drivetrain makes for easy mid-race gear shifts, whilst hydraulic disc brakes and thru axles are quick stoppers. The 35c tyres are purpose specific, WTB Cross Boss rubber.
Lapierre Pulsium 500 Road Bike 2017 – was £2899.99, now £1299.99
A spring classics ready bike constructed from Pulsium carbon with an endurance geometry, featuring ‘Shock Absorption’ technology in the shape of an elastomer connection between seat and top tube to dampen impacts. This model comes with a Shimano 105 drivetrain with matching rim brakes.
Giant Anyroad 1 2017 Road Bike – was £1249, now £799.99
As its title would suggest, the Giant Anyroad is designed to offer a rider the ultimate in versatility. Light alloy frame with carbon fork, D-fuse seat post to dampen the bumps and 32c tyres to travel over anything. This model is reduced by almost £500 – in sizes Small, Medium and Large (at time of writing!).
Cannondale CAAD12 105 – was £1399, now £1199
Read more: Cannondale CAAD12 range explained
With its CAAD12 range, Cannondale has worked wonders with aluminium. So much so, people choose the CAAD12 as their crit bikes – it’s punchy, responsive and fast.
- Cannondale CAAD12 105 at Evan’s Cycles for £1,199
- Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra at Evans Cycles for £1,599
Specialized Tarmac SL4 Sport – was £1700 now £1299
Lightweight, yet stiff and responsive, the Specialized Tarmac has been the GC contenders choice for a long time.
Despite the Sport moniker, the SL4 still features the same rider first design as the S-Works Tarmac, which means the same geometry as the bike that Peter Sagan rides.
Genesis Delta 20 – was £850, now £625
The 6061 double butted aluminium frame paired with a carbon fork makes the Genesis Delta 20 a great bike for the incoming winter.
A Shimano Tiagra 10 speed drive chain will be bombproof and you don’t need to worry about smashing your better groupset through the winter muck.
Pinnacle Lithium 3 2018 Hybrid Bike – was £475, now £375
If you’re in the market for a hybrid bike, then this could be the one. It’s not often you see 2018 bikes reduced this early on in the year – so here is a great opportunity to grab an up to date bargain. Wide 42c tyres and hydraulic brakes make this one a real do-it-all versatile machine.
Trek Domane – was £2100, now £1800
The trick is in the ISO Speed technology is that it “decouples” the seat tube from the top tube, which allows the seat tube to flex adding comfort.