Best of REI's Black Friday cycling deals

From kids bikes to turbo trainers this outdoor giant has some real bargains

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While REI's mission has always seemed to be encouraging you to get outside it's the inside cycling element where this Black Friday the nationwide chain stands out.

There's a raft of good deals on smart turbo trainers that will have you cycling through Watopia (other virtual worlds are available) in no time.

The price of Saris, Elite and Tacx machines have all been on the receiving end of an axe. If you're unsure how to choose we have a whole guide to the best smart turbo trainers plus one on all the essentials you need to get started

That's not to say there's nothing for getting the family outdoor the chain has a good selection of discounted kids bikes to help your whole family get out and about.

There are a myriad of options, most of which you can can be confusing if you're encountering them for the first time check out our page with tips for choosing a children's bike (opens in new tab) if you need assistance.

If REI doesn't have what you need perhaps check out our hand picked selection of Black Friday deals from across the internet. 

Quick links to REI Black Friday deals

REI Black Friday kids' bikes deals USA

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Cannondale Quick: was $435, now $347 (opens in new tab)

All the usual quality Cannondale quality crammed into a kids bike. This one comes with a lightweight alloy frame and Shimano Tourney gearing at the rear. There's also a 24 inch version in red (opens in new tab) and (opens in new tab)pastel pink (opens in new tab) for bigger boy and girls.

was $525 (opens in new tab)

Diamondback Division: was $525, now $341 (opens in new tab)

This 24 inch bike is an ideal do-it-all machine for bigger kids unsure if they prefer the road or the dirt. It has a frame built from dependable 6061 aluminium and sports Shimano Tourney 7-speed rear gears.

Cannondale Trail: was $260 (opens in new tab)

Cannondale Trail: was $260, now $207 (opens in new tab)

This 12 inch bike for kids of 2 to 4 years old comes with training wheels for those that are still learning but those can be removed once they are more confident. The frame is made from all aluminium alloy and will be lighter than most steel frames at 15 lbs. 9.6 oz. There is also a 16 inch version on sale (opens in new tab).

REI Black Friday turbo trainer, components and clothing deals

was $1,000 (opens in new tab)

Elite Direto XR: was $1,000, now $599 (opens in new tab)

This smart turbo might lack some of the refined qualities of its more expensive sister trainers but we found it still a great value-for-money package when we reviewed it last year. We found it responsive and power readings reliable.

was $1,400 (opens in new tab)

Tacx Neo 2T: was $1,400, now $1,119 (opens in new tab)

This is one of the most realistic feeling smart trainers on the market right now. When we reviewed it we found, "The cobble simulation actually feels really quite realistic."

was $650 (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Fitness POWRLINK Zero Single-Side Power Pedals: was $650, now $519 (opens in new tab)

We tested the double sided version of these and were very impressed. "They are durable and super reliable, both in hardware and software terms," we wrote. The single sided version is a great way to get much of that data at a cheaper price.

Thule Helium Pro 3-Bike Hitch Rack: (opens in new tab)

Thule Helium Pro 3-Bike Hitch Rack: was &499, now $399 (opens in new tab)

This three bike rack has Thule's HitchSwitch which allows you to tilt it down so you can access the trunk of your car while it's still on. Built with aluminium it's lightweight to make it easier to mount and remove.

Rapha Women's Lightweight Trail Tank Top: was $70 (opens in new tab)

Rapha Women's Lightweight Trail Tank Top: was $70, now $20 (opens in new tab)

REI has a bunch of Rapha stuff discounted but most is not available in a full size run, like this. It's great option for high summer cafe rides or gravel adventures.

Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.