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 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. 

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REI Black Friday kids' bikes deals USA

Cannondale Quick:was $435

Cannondale Quick: was $435, now $347

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 and pastel pink for bigger boy and girls.

Diamondback Division:was $525

Diamondback Division: was $525, now $341

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

Cannondale Trail: was $260, now $207

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.

REI Black Friday turbo trainer, components and clothing deals

Elite Direto XR:was $1,000

Elite Direto XR: was $1,000, now $599

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.

Tacx Neo 2T:was $1,400

Tacx Neo 2T: was $1,400, now $1,119

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."

Wahoo Fitness POWRLINK Zero Single-Side Power Pedals:was $650

Wahoo Fitness POWRLINK Zero Single-Side Power Pedals: was $650, now $519

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:was &499

Thule Helium Pro 3-Bike Hitch Rack: was &499, now $399

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

Rapha Women's Lightweight Trail Tank Top: was $70, now $20

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.