Best Black Friday cycling deals that will save you a fortune

The best Black Friday cycling deals from around the web

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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.

Pre-Black Friday deals: US

Clothing deals: US

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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!

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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. 

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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. 

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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.


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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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Garneau Neo Protech II Cycling Shoe Covers: $29.99 $20.73 at REI

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. 

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Assos ClimaJacketMilleGT: $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. 

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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.   

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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. 

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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. 

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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

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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

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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. 

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Apple AirPods Pro: $249 $197 at Amazon49

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.

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Delta Cycle Mini Tablet Holder with Clamp: $60.00 $29.93 at REI

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. 

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Prime Race Computer Mount: $21.99 $15.39 at Wiggle

Fed up of cluttered handlebars? Move your computer to an out front mount for an instant 'cockpit' upgrade. This mount is made from machined CNC alloy, it's Garmin and Wahoo compatible, and suits 31.8mm round handlebars.

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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.    

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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

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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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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.  

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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.    

Pre-Black Friday Deals: UK

Clothing deals UK

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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. 

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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 

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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

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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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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

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. 

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.

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Black Friday is a global event, allowing you to shop from the comfort of your own home. 

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 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.

Worldwide cycling specialist retailers such as Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles will be the places to check for big bargains. 

In the US, stores such as Competitive Cyclist, and REI always have exciting offers, with big percentage discounts. 

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:

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Also check local bike shops for Black Friday flash deals

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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
Hannah Bussey

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.