Black Friday 2021 falls on November 29th, which means the best Black Friday cycling deals will soon be upon us. This pre-Christmas sales period represents the best time of year to nab a bargain, but with offers all over the web, the bargain hunting weekend can feel overwhelming.
Our guide explains what to expect on the busiest shopping day of the year, how to make the most of it and where to get the best Black Friday cycling deals, use the navigation bar above to head to the section want for more information.
In the mean time, if you're looking for a deal NOW - then see the offers below. If you want more, check out our best bike deals page, which we maintain all year round with the best offers from around the web.
Cycling deals USA
Our USA deals round up the best cycling related deals on offer across some of the biggest retailers. We've hunted through all the stores sales for you to find the biggest bargains to be had on the best products and neatly categorised under themes. You can even use our jump links at the very top of the page for even quicker navigation.
If what you're after isn't displayed in our Black Friday hub, don't despair. We've also included quick links to navigate to our favourite retailers website directly in order for you to start shopping the sales right now.
To help you narrow down your search criteria we've incorporated a 'best for' feature, making a perusal under your own steam much easier.
- Amazon.com best for competitive prices on tech products, having stock when it's sold out everywhere else and getting it the next day
- CompetitiveCyclist.com is perfect for performance focused riders, with great deals on Assos, Garmin and Aero equipment
- Backcountry.com is best for practical and casual cycling kit, including GORE deals, and bike components, such as Shimano drive trains, cables and cassettes all with at least 10% off.
- REI.com is ideal for unique deals and products from more niche cycling disciplines, so perfect if your hunting bike packing deals.
- Jensonusa.com An unexpected provider of great discounts on Castelli clothing. The retailer also often has great deals on bike tool kits, so perfect for building up a home workshop.
- Wiggle.com Best for all cycling needs, from bikes to clothing. Wiggle also seem to have generous discounts on tech products, so worth a visit if you are on the hunt for a power meter.
Pre-Black Friday deals: US
REI Black Friday pre sale has just started with up to 50% saving to be had on gear hand-picked by the retailer. If you don't have time to search REI.com yourself, we've popped our favourite deals below.
CamelBak Podium Dirt Series Water Bottle- 21 fl.oz:
$13.00 $5.73 at REI
The protective mud cap over the mouthpiece keeps dirt and dust away, making a gulp of liquid much more pleasant when riding off road. An easy squeeze high-flow for quick swigs and a self-sealing for eliminating spillage on the rougher terrain. Made with BPA-, BPS- and BPF-free TruTaste™ polypropylene with Hydroguard™, for a better plastic free taste.
Giro Chrono Expert Thermal Halter Cycling Bib knickers - women's:
$195.00 $96.73 at REI
Perfect for fall, these bib knickers are thermal and wind blocking with DWR water repellent protection. These are also ideal for swift comfort breaks thanks to their halter neck design, doing away with the requirement to strip off your upper half too.
Oakley ARO3 MIPS helmet:
$180.00 $89.73 at REI
On test we found the ARO3 MIPS a comfortable helmet with great breathability and good aesthetics. The MIPS safety system is considered industry gold standard, offering the highest level of head protection. There's also the Oakely ARO5 MIPS helmet on the same 50% off deal, and includes a few more colors but will cost you an extra $35.
DexShell Touchfit Gloves:
$39.99 $22.73 at REI
If you haven't tried the DexShell range of waterproof gear, you've been missing out. The Touchfit gloves offer water and wind protection, without sacrificing breathability or dexterity. The low profile gloves come with a silicone gripped palm for grip on the bars even on the wettest of rides and now with a great 43% price saving.
Clothing deals: US
Gore WearC7 GORE Windstopper Pro Jacket:
$279.95 $154.95 at Backcountry.com
The GORE C7 is one of the most technical cycling jackets on the market, acting as the perfect lightweight packable layer for changeable weather and now comes with a $125 saving. The race cut jacket offers wind and water protection, including a dropped tail for fending off road spray, without compromising on breathability.
Giro HRc Plus Merino Wool Sock:
$24.95 $13.97 at Competitive Cyclist
Adding more warmth to your feet on colder rides, the merino wool sock has a 7" cuff for total foot and ankle protection. Known for it's natural odour repellent properties, these merino socks also feature Meryl Skinlife fibres for an extra moisture wicking performance and anti-odour thanks to it's silver-embedded properties. The 44% saving is limited to specific colourways, but if you're teaming with a pair of overshoes, any colour will do so opt for the one with the biggest discount!
Pearl Izumi P.R.O Leader V4 Cycling shoes:
$350 $226.73 at REI
These range topping road shoes from Pearl Izumi claim to be the lightest, stiffest and most breathable from the brand. The unibody composite upper features two Boa® IP1 dial closure systems, for millimetre fit adjustment, and is teamed with an integrated carbon power plates. The impressive $123.27 saving is on both colourways, and there are still lots of sizes, including half sizes, available.
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Softshell Gel Gloves:
$60.00 $37.99 at Jenson USA
Perfect for the colder season, these softshell gloves promise to offer all the warmth without the bulk. Featuring 100g Primaloft® Gold insulation, a soft fleecy liner and gel padding on the palm for a secure grip. Compatible with touchscreens and a 1:1 fit - so no floppy fingers and now with an impressive 37% saving.
Gore WearC7 Race Bib Short+:
There's a $100 saving to be had on the GORE C7 race shorts, which have been constructed using a 4-way stretch, which is abrasion-resistant, should the worst happen and you crash out, and fast drying. These performance focused bib shorts are perfect for winter league racing, when you need shorts on to focus on racing, but a Windstopper cup provides more weather protection for sensitive anatomical areas.
Assos Habu Laalalai Women's Cycling Jacket:
$305.80 $140 at Wiggle
Save $165.80. It's no secret that Assos makes some of the best winter cycling kit on the market, but alongside some of the highest prices, too. That's why when deals come up, they're worth nabbing - as Assos kit has been tried and tested to last many, many seasons. This Habu Laalalai jacket is a warm winter layer that will help keep you pedalling all year round.
Castelli Perfetto Ros Vest:
$179.99 $134.95 at Jenson USA
The ideal riding partner for cold and wet rides and now with a $45 discount if you opt for the fluro yellow colourway. The race cut vest features GORE-TEX Infinium 203 stretch on the front for breathability and extra stretch and Nano-flex Light Woven at the back for it's breathable waterproofing properties. Designed with a Gabba style dropped tail for keeping off the worst of rear wheel road spray and two easy access pockets.
dhb Dorica Carbon Road Shoe:
$132 $79.20 at Wiggle
Save $52.80. We were surprised when we saw these reduced! The dhb Dorica shoes won our best £100 ($140) shoe grouptest earlier this year - and now they've had the price slashed. These shoes have a carbon sole, which is really impressive at the RRP - let alone on sale. The reduction applies across a wide range of sizes, too - we don't expect these to hang around for long.
Shimano S-Phyre RC9T cycling shoe:
$425.00 $299.96 at Backcountry
We absolutely loved the S-Phyre RC 9 shoes when we reviewed them, selecting them for an Cycling Weekly Editor's Choice Award. They've been around a while now, but their performance still trumps many others on the market. The only downside we found at the time was the price, making the $125 saving a great one and these a must have purchase.
Assos Cento EVO Bib Short:
$329.00 $263.20 at Competitive Cyclist
When we saw these classic black bib shorts from Assos the only down side was the price, so with a $65 saving to be had these are a no brainer purchase. On test we found the comfort off the scale, with all day rides much more enjoyable in a pair. With Assos durability and performance, you'll be riding these for a few years.
Garneau Neo Protech II Cycling Shoe Covers:
A riding accessory that can make a massive difference on your ability to make it through winter rides. The 2mm neoprene construction of the overshoes provides warms and a wind barrier against the elements, while a Velcro like fastener makes these Neo Protech's one of the easier pairs to pull on and off. There's both fluro yellow or black to choose from, with both featuring reflective details.
$209.00 $94.95 at Competitive Cyclist
There's a impressive 55% saving to be had on this stowaway jacket from Assos. The water repellent, wind proof and stretchy outer layer is perfect for the fall season when riding weather changes by the hour. There aren't lots of sizes left, but if you are lucky enough to grab one, it will get a lot of use and become part of your riding gear through to spring late.
Castelli Aria Vest:
$99.99 $62.99 at Jenson USA
The windproof vest has been designed to be incredibly figure hugging to prevent wind-flap and reduce drag as much as possible. Weighing in at a claimed 75grams and stowing down in to it's own intergraded storage pocket, it's an ideal ride companion for changeable conditions, or big hill days, when you need to add an extra layer for the descents. With a big $37 saving to be had on the dark gray version, it's a deal worth snapping up.
Smith Ignite MIPS Helmet:
$250 $114.96 at competitive Cyclist
We loved the Smith Ignite so much when we tested it, we gave it a Cycling Weekly Editor's Choice Award for comfort, aesthetics and safety features. With MIPS on board, it's the perfect wind cheating option for riders wanting to gain aero advantage without the draw backs, which is now at an awesome price.
Specialized Element WMNs Cycling Jacket:
$149.99 $74.99 at Jenson USA
An impressive 50% saving is to be had on this three layer softshell jacket. Boasting wind proof and water resistant properties, Specialized say that the women's specific jacket is also highly breathable. Designed with an offset front zipper and high neck collar also prevents any cold drafts down the neck. Three rear pockets for all your ride snacks, tools and valuables, there's even some reflective details to give you all you need in an ideal winter riding jacket.
Castelli Perfetto RoS Long-Sleeve Jersey:
$229.95 $159.97 at Competitive Cyclist
There's up to 30% price saving to be had on this gem of a winter jersey depending on the colour you choose. It features the highly respected GORE Infinium 203 fabric for unrestricted movement, is wind proof and water resistant with a race-cut finish for a flap free ride, all the while still maintaining a high level of breathability. The Castelli Perfetto Ros range of apparel has long been a favourite of ours here at Cycling Weekly, often becoming our go to pieces of kit
Assos AfterSnowBootie S7:
$228.95 $104.95 at Competitive Cyclist
It's a pretty niche item, but to any fat-bikers or extreme cross riders these will be worth their weight in gold. A cross between an overshoe and a wader, the front panel extends from shin to toe for total water proof protection in snow and freezing conditions. A reinforced sole to stand up to winter roads and trails with a weather proof zipper closure at the back. These might seem slightly off the wall, but it could make snow days dreamy on the bike, and worth giving them a go with the large 54% saving to be had.
Tech and turbos deals US
Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter Pedals:
$999.99 $899.99 at Competitive Cyclist
One of the easiest ways of adding a power meter to your bike, these Garmin Vector 3 pedals measure real time wattage, as well as other metrics, on each side giving you impressive dataset readings. Compatible with any ANT+ and Bluetooth devices and phones, not just Garmin, and either Garmin's own Vector cleats or Look Keo 3-bolt system. It's a considered purchase even on a deal, but $100 saving is worth grabbing if you were about to invest.
Apple AirPods Pro:
$249 $197 at Amazon
Perfect timing as we enter the season of indoor Zwift rides. The wireless headphones actively cancel external noise for total immersion on your turbo session when teamed with your iPhone or ipad. Sweat and water resistant as well as a customisable fit.
Shimano Dura-Ace FC-R9100 11 Speed Crankset:
$624.99 $499.99 at Backcountry
This tidy saving does take a little bit of hunting down, as it is the maximum saving to be had and it's only on a 170mm 53/39, which for some will seem very old fashioned sizing! The 170mm compact chainset (50/34) jumps back up to $642.99, but there's a few more savings to be had if you ride a less than average crank length too. Worth having a look and seeing what money off you can get from probably the best chainset on the market.
Delta Cycle Mini Tablet Holder with Clamp:
At full price, you probably would think twice, bit with a 50% saving on the mini tablet holder, your indoor cycling season has already become much easier. Capable of clamping up to 1.5"/33.1mm diameter. Delta say it's holder is compatible with devices with max dimensions of 8.6"x 5.5" x 0.63" (218mm X 139mm X 16mm), and it even comes with a touch-screen friendly splash-proof bag.
Foundation Elite Bike Tool Kit:
$140 $112.00 at Jenson USA
The perfect gift for this holiday season for any budding bike mechanic. The tool box contains everything you need to get started with basic home bike maintenance, such as bike cleaning, right through to more complex jobs, like measuring chain wear and even changing it.
Revelate Designs Sweetroll Handlebar Bag:
$99.99 $49.93 at REI
The small fully waterproof dry bag comes with fiberglass-stiffened mount to hold it's shape, making it easier to pack. The small handbar bag has a 10ltr capacity (5.75" x 23" / 146 X 584 mm) and comes with quick release mounting brackets for ease of access. Compatible with flat or dropped handlebars.
Component deals US
Fabric Logo Handlebar Tape:
$18.00 $10.73 at REI
Get your bike ready for winter with the lightweight foam black handle bar tape from Fabric. Suitable for all weather conditions, Fabric say it's textured finish makes it's super tactile, grippy and comfortable. It's gel backed to help reduce road buzz and should be durable enough to still be going strong come the spring when you can swop back to white.
Fizik Arione Saddle with K:IUM Rails:
$174.60 $105.99 at Wiggle
Measuring 11.8" X 5.03" / 300mm X 128g, the Arione is a narrow, long saddle and now comes with a hefty 39% price saving. Incorporating the brand's Wing Flex™ technology on the edges, allows for unrestricted thigh movement, which Fizik say allows the saddle to adapt to the rider and not rider to the saddle. The proprietary K:IUM rails boast enhanced fatigue performance and lighter than solid titanium giving a claimed weight of just 7.93oz/ 225g.
Campagnolo Bora One 50 carbon clincher wheelset (2018)
$2615.49 $1925.49 at ProBikeKit
This set of deep section carbon clinchers might be from the 2018 model year, but they're just as deep and shiny as the new release - with the benefit of an almightly $690 saving. Campagnolo's Bora wheels are timeless, and these will certainly add the whoosh of a performance boost to most bikes.
ISM PS 1.0 Comp Saddle:
$249.99 $130.00 at wiggle
when we saw the similarly designed ISM PN 3.0 saddle, we gave it top marks and even an Editor's Choice Award. It's a great option for time trials and triathlon alike, with our review finding love at first sit, and unable to go back to using a traditional bike saddle on his TT bike from then on.
4iiii Dura-Ace FC-R9100 Left Arm Power Meter:
$559.40 $441.99 at Wiggle
Upgrade to a power meter for less with a $117 saving on the single sided 4iiii Shimano Dura-Ace FC-R9100 Crank. The left sided power meter comes in both 170mm or 172.5mm lengths, and measures power and cadence to your compatible device for real time data via ANT+, Bluetooth. It's a great choice for indoor on-line rides or, thanks to it's IPX7 waterproof rating, you can stick to the training plan outside too.
Cycling deals UK
For out UK readers, you'll be pleased to know that we've hunted high and low for the biggest cycling related offers. We've pulled our sleeves up and dug around all the retailer sales for you to find impressive discounts on some of the best products.
To take all the hard work away, we've neatly categorised all deals under themes. You can even use our jump links at the very top of the page for even quicker navigation.
If what you're after isn't displayed in our Black Friday hub, don't despair. We've also included quick links to navigate to our favourite retailers website directly in order for you to start shopping the sales right now.
To help you narrow down your search criteria we've incorporated a 'best for' feature, making a perusal under your own steam much easier.
- Amazon.com Best for competitive prices on tech products, having stock when it's sold out everywhere else and getting it the next day
- Wiggle.com Best for all cycling needs, from bikes to clothing. Wiggle also seem to have generous discounts on tech products and components, so worth a visit if you are on the hunt for a power meter, saddle or little bits like brake pads or valves.
- Chainreactioncycles.com Part of the Wiggle group, CRC is more off road focused, so great for picking up gravel bike or urban clothing, components
- Halfords.com A less obvious cycling retailer, but one that often has exclusive offers on electronics, such as turbo trainers, Garmins and fitness watches.
- Evanscycles.com Is the best for big discounts on bikes, it's not uncommon to see well over a thousand pound savings on higher end bikes, and watch out for it's electronic bundle deals too.
Pre-Black Friday Deals: UK
Wiggle Black Friday warm up sale has just started with an extra 10% off when using their on-line code in the sales department. There's a lot on offer if you head straight to the Wiggle.com outlet, but we've hand picked some of our favourites below.
Tacx Neo 2 Special Edition Smart Trainer:
£1,199.99 £999 £899 at Wiggle
We found the Neo 2 to be so good when we tested it, that we gave it a Cycling Weekly Editor's Choice Award. It does everything you want a turbo trainer to do and more with it's incredible realistic ride feel and accurate data outputs. The extra 10% price saving gives it another £100 off, so not to be sniffed at.
4iiii Dura-Ace FC-R9100 Left Arm Powermeter : £429.00 £339.99 £305.99 at Wiggle
Upgrade to a power meter for less with this £123 saving on the single sided 4iiii Shimano Dura-Ace FC-R9100 Crank. The left sided power meter comes in both 170mm or 172.5mm lengths, and measures power and cadence to your compatible device for real time data via ANT+, Bluetooth. It's a great choice for indoor on-line rides or, thanks to it's IPX7 waterproof rating, you can stick to the training plan outside too.
Shimano RX8W SPD Shoes:
£219.99 £175.99 £158.39 at Wiggle
Designed for adventure touring and gravel riders who still seek performance footwear. The carbon sole of the RX8 shoes use a two-bolt SPD cleat system, and come with a synthetic leather upper with two BOA® dial closures to produce an impressively lightweight shoe, weighing just a claimed 265g (size 42) on the scales.
As expected, Chain Reaction Cycles Black Friday pre sale has also kicked off, and again there's an additional 10% saving to be had at the checkout with the on-line code for a limited time period.
It's a case of having a good rummage if you're after something specific, but if not, here are our favourite offers:
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL UST Wheelset (WTS):
£1899.99 £1049.99 £944.99 at Chain Reaction Cycles
The range toppers in the classic Ksyrium wheelsets. These disc brake carbon lightweight wheels come complete with Yksion Pro UST tyres (tubeless compatible) ready can take up to an 11-speed cassette. The full discount on offer now gives them an impressive 50% price saving on the RRP, so be quick as these won't hang around for long.
Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed G+ Road Tyre:
£41.99 £14.99 £13.49 at Chain Reaction Cycles
This is the fast lightweight range topping tyre from the much respected Vittoria Rubino collection. Vittoria say it's an excellent option for either training or racing and suitable for year round use in all weathers. For the price it certainly seems worth giving it a go. The down side is that it's only in the 23c, so make sure it's compatible with your wheelset first.
Assos Koenigshaube Cycling Jacket:
£295.00 £64.90 £58.41 at Chain Reaction Cycles
If you've felt a bit left out of the Assos club, here's your chance to become a member. The lightweight, wind proof and water resistant jacket is Koenigshaube jacket has been designed with more casual riding in mind, so comes with a looser fit than it's the brand's standard cut. All the performance of Assos and now with a mind bowing £236 saving!
Clothing deals UK
Specialized Element 1.5 Gore Windstopper Winter Gloves:
Featuring the much respected Gore® Windstopper® fabric on the glove upper and hydrophobic Ax suede on the palm, these Specialized Element 1.5 gloves are the ideal hand warmers for the colder days on the bike and a bargain with a 57% price saving.
Altura Nightvision 5 Waterproof Glove: £39.99 £16.00 at Wiggle
Boasting total water and wind protection, these Altura gloves also come with highly reflective details making them perfect for a winter night commute. The palm features silicone grip and is compatible with touch screen devices, while extra padding on the back of the hand and extra long cuff battle together to keep out the elements. An impressive £23.99 saving is up for grabs on both colourways, either black or hi-viz yellow and black.
Castelli Perfetto ROS Long Sleeve Jersey:
£200.00 £140.00 at Wiggle
This deal stretches both sides of the pond with the 30% price saving to be had on this gem of a winter jersey (colour depending ) for the UK too. It features the highly respected GORE Infinium 203 fabric for unrestricted movement, is wind proof and water resistant with a race-cut finish for a flap free ride, all the while still maintaining a high level of breathability. The Castelli Perfetto Ros range of apparel has long been a favourite of ours here at Cycling Weekly, often becoming our go to pieces of kit
Specialized S-works Exos Road Shoes:
£449.99 £250 at Cycle Store
At just a claimed 150g per shoe (size 42), these Specialized S-works Exos weigh around the same as an energy gel each. A carbon sole is teamed with a BOA® IP1 dial closure system, while a Dyneema® Mesh holds the foot securely and comfortably, and titanium alloy nut cleats finish it off for a featherweight finish. This 44% saving should make anyone previously considering them, to now a dead cert.
Giro Empire E70 Knit Womens Road Shoe:
£219.99 £137 at Wiggle
We're big fans of the Giro Empire shoe here at Cycling Weekly finding the highly adjustable laces a good choice for riders who like millimetre adjustment on the shoe fit. The highly breathable shoe is a great indoor option in the winter months, but if you do brave the great outdoors and find yourself caught in a shower, it's good to know that they are DWR treated, so water resistant. The healthy £82 saving is only on certain colourways, but we personally think the sale colours are some of the best.
Specialized Torch 1.0 Road Shoes:
£99.99 £69.99 at Cycle Store
Gaining a lot of asphetics from the Specialzied shoe ranges further up the food chain, the Torch 1.0 as a great option for anyone looking for a decent road shoe without the huge expense. This decent 30% saving is on the brighter colourways, but you can still get a 20% price saving on the more muted pallet of black, white or grey.
Castelli Gavia Jacket:
£340 £187 - £205 at Wiggle
The perfect training partner for the days when the rain doesn't stop. The Gore-Tex Gavia provides total wet weather protection as well as a stretchy fabric for a race cut fit. The long tail adds road spray coverage for a more comfortable day in the saddle.
Pearl Izumi Long Sleeve Top:
£75.00 £60.00 at Evans Cycles
The half zip cycling top from Peal Izumi comes with a fleecy inner for keeping you cosy warm on cooler days in the saddle. Three rear pockets for ride snacks, valuables and spare tubes and a practical colour way for visibility and not showing all the road spray staining all for a decent £15 off the RRP
HJC Furion Road Helmet:
£180 from £69.99 at Wiggle
HJC is best known in the automotive world, and its road helmets come with some excellent R&D. The Furion is wind tunnel tested, and designed to offer an aerodynamic edge, but without overly impacting temperature management. Prices vary depending upon size and colour preference, but there's a wide range of options and good deals throughout.
Tech and turbo deals UK
Garmin Edge 530:
£259.99 £223.07 at Amazon
We liked the Garmin Edge 530 so much when we tested it, we felt that a combination of it's performance and functionality made it the best cycling computers Garmin had made. Tracks all the same data sets at the pricier Garmin Edge 1030, just without the touchscreen or smartphone features and now at a great price.
Elite Direto-X OTS Turbo Trainer:
£769 £549 at Halfords
Fully compatible with most on-line cycling apps such as Zwift, TrainerRoad and Rovey, the wireless direct drive turbo trainer claims to be able to handle up to 2100W of power and simulate slopes of up to 18%. It's even had a design tweak to now work with 1x drivetrains. An excellent system with a outstanding £220 saving.
Saris H3 Smart Trainer:
£750 £699.99 at ProBikeKit
Save £50 on the Saris H2. Turbo trainers are one category where demand has outstripped supply in recent months, so it's rare to see stock - let alone a saving! This trainer can withstand 2,000 watts of power, its accuracy rating is +/-2% and it will mimic climbs up to 20 per cent.
LifeLine Trainer Mat:
£24.99 £14.99 at Wiggle
Perfect for the indoor bike season, the Wiggle house brand trainer mat will protect your floor from sweat, equipment scuffs and any road crud dislodged from your bike. The 900 X 1800mm matt will offer an ample footprint for your bike, trainer and front wheel making set up and wiping down post session a breeze. If you're fed up of getting grief from the rest of the household or struggling to focus because your worrying about the puddle on the floor, we'd certainly recommend taking advantage of the 40% saving to be made on a purchase.
Components deals UK
Cateye Sync Set Core With Kinetic Front & Rear Light Set:
£89.99 £67.49 at Cycle Store
Part of the user friendly SYNC range from CatEye, where the master light controls as many as seven additional lights, in order to sycronise them as well as only one master on off switch. Claimed light burn times of between 2hrs (on high beam) or 18hrs on daytime hyper constant. A front and rear light package just in time for the commuting in the darker days.
Zipp 303 S carbon tubeless disc brake wheelset:
£985 £886.49 at ProBikeKit
The Zipp 303 S wheelset is an excellent all round upgrade, and you can now save £98.51. When we tested these, we were impressed atr their low weight, and fast rolling - paired with comfort made possible by wider internal measurement. At nearly £100 off, they've even better.
Schwalbe Road Inner Tube:
£7.99 £3.99 at Wiggle
No, it's not exciting, but - unless you've moved over to the tubeless side - most road riders tend to need inner tubes at some point or another so it makes sense to stock up when there's a discount. The best offer is on Presa tubes, with a 40mm valve, in a 28-42c size, the 18-28c size is 30p more.
Kryptonite Messenger Mini + U-lock with extender:
£74.99£59.99 at Cycle Store
On test we found this mini U-lock and extender the perfect combination of over all weight and size, managing to securely lock both a wheel to the frame and then frame to a secure feature. The design even makes it easy to mount on your bike, making it a great option for carrying when pedalling around town.
Black Friday cycling deals: when and where?
When do the best Black Friday cycling deals arrive?
This year, Black Friday falls on Friday November 26th - but we expect deals to start arriving from November 1.
Cyber Monday will be on Monday November 29th.
What is Black Friday all about?
Black Friday is a colloquial term for the first Friday after American Thanksgiving. For the UK readers, it’s the equivalent of the Boxing Day sales. However it also coincides with being the final Friday of November, which for most people is the last pay day before Christmas.
While early Black Friday sales were once limited to USA high-street stores, the advent of online shopping has seen the event become a global phenomenon, with shops around the world participating. The day has also now morphed into a very long weekend, with pre, during and post sales occurring, with the next biggest deal day now known as Cyber Monday, when deals that haven’t sold out can get a second price slash, or entirely new offers are dropped.
While most of the genuinely jaw dropping deals occur that weekend, many retailers start discounting on November 1 and some sales often continue right up to Christmas, usually with a mixture of big discounts as well as some lukewarm savings designed to bulk out the offering.
This page is designed to help you pick up the jaw dropping ones when they arrive, and avoid the lukewarm offers.
Where are the best Black Friday cycling deals?
In previous years, all the major specialist cycling retailers followed the same pattern demonstrated by the major general retailers, which has mostly seen the biggest deals adorning tech departments (think Garmin computers, GoPro cameras, power meters), as well as hefty discounts on bikes.
Our bike deals page will be constantly refreshed with all the best offers on bicycles from across the web, so be sure to visit regularly.
Looking for a new pair of wheels for the younger family members? Then bookmark this page, as we'll soon add a link to the best Black Friday kids and balance bikes deals which will be packed with great discounts.
Some of the biggest percentage savings will be found in the tech departments of retailers, so again keep an eye on this page for the best Black Friday Garmin deals, where we present all the discount opportunities for you to grab.
If it's footwear you're after, you'll be pleased to know we've hand-picked the best Black Friday cycling shoe deals for you, passing on our knowledge of where the largest savings can be had without compromising on product performance.
We've also included a best Black Friday bike lights deals page which captures any savings on illumination that we'd be happy to recommend, ensuring that your bargain is a quality one.
Best Black Friday deal pages
Well also be including the best cycling deals on this hub page, so make sure you keep popping back to make sure you don't miss out on great savings and flash deals.
If you still haven't found what you are looking for, then we'd recommend these retailers as the ideal hunting ground:
With all of the above said, high-street stores also get involved, so you might be able to take advantage of any flash sales in your local bike shop, or their on line shopping portal.
What to expect from cycling retailers on Black Friday 2021
As mentioned above, the 24 hours has now extended into several days, if not months! Different retailers take different approaches to what is the busiest shopping day of the year, so it’s worth bearing in mind that Black Friday bike deals won't necessarily become available at 00:01 on November 26.
Some retailers will publish their plans in advance, with everything from countdowns to the launch, to announcements on social media and daily deals drip fed through the month.
We'll have our team with their ears to the ground and will update this page as soon as deals are announced, picking out the very best offers and outlining as well as sharing any sales plans published by a variety of retailers - so keep checking back for new and updated offers.
Tips for getting the best Black Friday cycling deals
When Black Friday 2021 kicks off officially, 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, or with a new toy that you didn’t really want.
With a little careful planning you can make sure you enter December having made genuine savings that leave you with a glowing halo and still 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.
Wheat from chaff
There will be lots of excellent and genuine discounts. But there will also be some pretty naff ones too.
Some 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, which will be the big deals to draw you in via email and on social media.
However, the existing sales bin products will also be in the mix, so you could have saved the same amount of money the week before, and most likely the week after. So do your homework now.
Write a list and set a budget
Sure, that cycling computer reduced by 70 percent 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, check what it’s currently retailing for and then set yourself a budget.
Remember kids, it’s only a bargain if you needed it in the first place.
Check returns policies
As always, these vary from store to store - but in some cases returns may be limited to 30 days or credit notes only. So if you pick up a gift for someone on Black Friday - November 26, 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.
Hannah Bussey is Cycling Weekly’s longest serving Tech writer, having started with the Magazine back in 2011.
She's specialises on the technical side of all things cycling, including Pro Peloton Team kit having covered multiple seasons of the Spring Classics, and Grand Tours for both print and websites. Prior to joining Cycling Weekly, Hannah was a successful road and track racer, competing in UCI races across the world, and has raced in most of Europe, China, Pakistan and New Zealand. For fun, she's ridden LEJoG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, win 24 hour mountain bike race and tackle famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.
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