Whopping $1,000 off Crux gravel bike: my top picks from the Specialized Cyber Monday Sale, US and UK

From helmets to electric gravel bikes, here are my highlights from Specialized's Cyber Monday 2023 sale

The Specialized Crux Expert bike on a white background
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A Specialized sale is always worth shouting about - and in the USA and UK it begun with its Black Friday discounts, and now Cyber Monday are continuing to deliver some great savings. 

Not only does the US giant make bikes in every category, from road to gravel and hybrid to e-bike, it also offers a full range of clothing and accessories. All of which means if you're looking for some new cycling gear then you're likely to find something here.

The deals are too numerous to list , so we've selected a few that caught out eye, including over $1,000 off the super lightweight Crux Expert gravel bike. However, you can check out all the offers by visiting the retailer's website. Check out our main Cyber Monday bike deals hub for more of the best early deals

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Specialized Crux Expert:was $6,200now $4,999.99 at Specialized

Specialized Crux Expert: was $6,200, now $4,999.99 at Specialized

The Crux is a super light gravel bike that's versatile enough to work for cross racing and on the road too. We reviewed the Pro model and loved the combination of a light and stiff frameset - and the SRAM Rival AXS equipped Expert while a little heavier (8kg) should still deliver an equally fun ride. It's an expensive option, so this significant Cyber Monday discount makes it far more palatable. Currently still available in a wide range of sizes.

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp E5: was $6,000, now $4,499 at Specialized

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp E5: was $6,000, now $4,499 at Specialized

The best electric bikes don't come cheap, but a saving of just over $1500 on the drop bar Creo makes it far more affordable. This model features a lightweight aluminium frame that also benefits from Spesh's comfy Future Shock in-built suspension. The groupset is Shimano's reliable 1x GRX while the SL 1.1 motor delivers up to 240 watts of assistance, helping you to ride further and faster.

Specialized Torch 3.0 road shoes:were $230now $114.99 at Specialized

Specialized Torch 3.0 road shoes: were $230, now $114.99 at Specialized

The Torch 3.0 shoes deliver features often associated with higher priced road shoes - and their value for money is even greater with this more than $100 discount. They feature a TPU, mesh and synthetic leather upper, alongside a stiff rear and heel cup, and a FACT carbon composite sole that rates 8.5 on the stiffness index. A dialled in fit comes courtesy of two Boa® S2-SV Snap dials.

Price check: $115 at Competitive Cyclist

Men's HyprViz SL Air Jersey:was $130now $33.99 at Specialized

Men's HyprViz SL Air Jersey: was $130, now $33.99 at Specialized

At almost $100 off retail, this HyprViz Air jersey is a truly great deal. It's a breathable jersey, with UPF+ 30 protection and a high-vis colorway that's designed to help you be seen - and all delivered in a great race fit. Other details include a full-length zipper, three rear pockets and an extra zippered pocket for valuables.

Specalized Propero III helmet: was $130now $64.99 at Specialized

Specalized Propero III helmet: was $130, now $64.99 at Specialized

Think of the Propero as a better value Prevail - and at this 50% discount even more so! Details include a MIPS liner for protection against rotational impacts, a fit system with four height positions and plenty of vents to keep you cool.

Price check: $65 at Competitive Cyclist

Specialized Prime Power Grid long sleeve jersey:was $190now $113.99 at Specialized

Specialized Prime Power Grid long sleeve jersey: was $190, now $113.99 at Specialized

The Prime Power Grid is a winter cycling jersey created to keep you comfortable in variable conditions. It uses Polartec's Power Grid fleece, which is both warm yet breathable .Features include a full length zipper and three rear pockets for all your ride essentials.

Specialized Women's ADV shorts: was $120 now $59.95 at Specialized US

Specialized Women's ADV shorts: was $120, now $59.95 at Specialized US

Whether you're commuting to work or hitting the trails on your gravel bike, you'll need the right shorts for the journey. The ADV shorts should fit the bill. They're made from a durable twill fabric that's also breathable as well as four pockets - two front, two rear - to stash your ride essentials. The cut allows them to be worn with padded shorts and bibs too, while the above the knee length is in keeping with gravel's laid-back attitude. 

Specialized RBX bib shorts:were $90now $53.99 at Specialized

Specialized RBX bib shorts: were $90, now $53.99 at Specialized

The RBX bibs are a solid pair of shorts that combine a quality Body Geometry pad with breathable bibs straps and silicone-infused cuffs. With this discount it's worth picking up a couple of pairs to ensure your cycling wardrobe is properly stocked for the months - and miles - ahead.

Price check: $54 at Backcountry

UK deals

Specialized Sale - Best deals UK

Specialized Ares cycling shoes:were £350now £210 at Sigma Sports

Specialized Ares cycling shoes: were £350, now £210 at Sigma Sports

The Ares are super lightweight road shoe, that uses a breathable sock liner alongside two Boa dials to keep the foot securely placed without creating hotspots. They're stiff too thanks to a Fact carbon sole - we rated them highly when we reviewed them a while back. The sale has now been expanded to give all colourways a 40% discount, great to know if you're after a pair other than the red in the image! 

Specalized Propero III helmet: was £110, now £66 at Specialized

Specalized Propero III helmet: was £110, now £66 at Specialized

The Propero is a lightweight road helmet that shares many attributes of the higher priced Prevail lid. Details include a MIPS liner for protection against rotational impacts, a fit system with four height positions and plenty of vents to keep you cool. This discount is for orange and maroon/black colorways only.

Price check: £77 at SIgma Sports

Specialized Torch 3.0 road shoes: were £230, then £168 now from £115 at Sigma Sports

Specialized Torch 3.0 road shoes: were £230, then £168 now from £115 at Sigma Sports

This Cyber Monday deal is a new price drop of up to 50% off the Torch 3.0 making it currently one of the best options if you want to grab a discount on these reliable road shoes. Details include a stiff rear and heel cup, a FACT carbon composite sole and two Boa® S2-SV Snap dials for a great fit.

Specialized men's SL Pro Wind Gilet:was £80now £49.99 at Specialized

Specialized men's SL Pro Wind Gilet: was £80, now £49.99 at Specialized

A vest or gilet is an indispensable item for cyclists, ideal for a rides in changeable weather. This Pro Wind piece is light and easy packable, so it can be stored in a jersey pocket. It's made from recycled fabrics and features a mesh back for breathability. Offered here at a great reduction in black or purple.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.