Best January bike sales 2022 - big discounts on Garmin, Wahoo, Giro, Castelli, Gore and more

We handpick some enticing money-off deals on big brands to get your New Year off to a great start

January sales, rider on bike in the hills
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The lights are still twinkling on trees, there's lots of turkey left, and while the family are snoozing on the sofa, now is a great time to take advantage of the best January bike sales, which in the UK started on Boxing Day. 

So that you don't waste a moment this holiday period - after all, the Festive 500 won't ride itself - we've gathered together the best January bike sale deals in one place to make discount shopping as easy as possible. 

Whether it's a pair of the best winter cycling gloves you're after, best smart turbo trainer or even wanting to get your hands on the best cycling computer now is the ideal time to get some money off the RRP, especially when things are probably a little tight after the festive period. 

At this time of year, it's likely that your bank account is looking a little empty, so the New Year bike sales are a great time to snap up a deal on all your cycling needs. 

It's also a great opportunity to make that gift card or cheque goes even further by taking advantage of some great money-off offers to get the bike kit you always wanted - or simply to stock up on spares for the rest of the year. 

From the dreamy to the practical, we've covered the best January bike sales across all our favourite retailers and found some great money-saving cycling deals.  

Deals for cyclists, hand picked by cyclists

As ever, these deals have been selected by Cycling Weekly's knowledgeable and experienced tech team. So rest assured that there isn't anything here that we wouldn't use ourselves.

We've included lots of helpful FAQs at the bottom of this best Boxing Day bike deals and best January bike sales hub page, including when the sales start and where the best deals are likely to be had. 

If you want to keep an eye on the deals yourself, or have something specific in mind then these are our favourite retailers for excellent products, deals and discounts. 

Where are the best January bike sales in the US?

We'll be hunting high and low to bring you the best deals for cyclists in the US, and if you're looking for something specific then these are our favourite places:

Where are the best January sales in the UK?

After a brilliant Boxing Day bargain or genuinely good January bike sale? Why not keep an eye on our most trusted retailers who'll continue to come up with the goods?

USA: Best January bike sales – Apparel

Giro Empire ACC Road Bike Shoes:

Giro Empire ACC Road Bike Shoes: was $275 Now $114.99 at Jenson USA SAVE $160

This is a massive saving on these highly rated road shoe. Here at Cycling Weekly we pretty much all have a pair, and love how easy they are to dial the fit perfectly due to their simplistic, but highly effective laces. Teamed with a carbon sole makes these a great lightweight pair of kicks for race day, but be quick, there's not many sizes left. 

Shimano S-Phyre RC9T cycling shoe: $425.00

Shimano S-Phyre RC9T cycling shoe: $425.00 $299.96 at Backcountry 

Save $125.04. Another product that's a particular favourite here at CW, earning almost a full five-star rating and a place in our Editor's Choice awards. The only thing holding them back was the relatively high list price – but this current discount has fully answered that.

Pearl Izumi P.R.O Leader V4 Cycling shoes: $350.00

Pearl Izumi P.R.O Leader V4 Cycling shoes: $350.00 $199.73 at REI 

Save $150.27. These are Pearl Izumi's top of the range road shoes, boasting the stiffest, lightest and most breathable construction the brand has to offer. Two Boa IP1 dials allow for millimetre tension adjustment – both tighter and looser – to make getting the perfect fit a whole lot quicker and easier. 

dhb Dorica Carbon Road Shoe: $132.00

dhb Dorica Carbon Road Shoe: $132.00 $92.39 at Wiggle 

Save $39.61. Having already won our price-point shoe grouptest earlier this year, we've been quite surprised to this them on such a discount – they were already incredible value for money, offering the stiffness and fit of shoes much more expensive. Largely this is thanks to the carbon sole, which is an incredibly rare feature at this price.

dhb Classic Thermal Bib Tights: $90.00

dhb Classic Thermal Bib Tights: $90.00 $63.00 at Wiggle 

Save $27.00 dhb's clothing range continues to impress us with its blend of quality and relatively low cost. At this price point, you don't get the benefits of the highly technical fabrics and chamois more expensive models can offer – but you do get a stretchy, fleece-lined set of tights with a temperature rating of down to 41°F (5°C) in a package that's designed for rides up to three hours in length.

Altura NightVision 5 Waterproof Gloves: was $56.00

Altura NightVision 5 Waterproof Gloves: was $56.00 Now $25 at Wiggle SAVE $31

We highly rate the Altura NightVision range, finding it the best value kit, which feels made for dark commutes. These NightVision 5 gloves are made from fully water and wind proof fabric and are coated in a highly reflective print, meaning that hand signals on the bike stand out on dark night rides. Two colors and multiple sizes and now at less than half price. 

was $24.00

dhb Roubaix Liner Glove: was $24.00 now $19.20 at Wiggle SAVE $4

It's not a massive saving, but the 20% discount on these glove liners from dhb make them a no brainer purchase. The soft fleecy gloves are perfect for sliding under waterproof or deep winter gloves and make riding in the coldest conditions bearable for anyone who really suffers with cold hands. A silicone grip palm means these are a good option for using on their own for milder days in the saddle, effectively giving you two pairs in one. 

Alé Liner Gloves: was $49.70

Alé Liner Gloves: was $49.70 Now $30.00 at Wiggle SAVE 19.70

If you suffer from really cold hands on winter rides, glove liners will be a total game changer for you. The soft fleecy fabric comes with an anti-slip coated palm, meaning that these can be used on their own in mild dry weather, or teamed with a pair of waterproof/ deep winter gloves for when the winter is at its worst.

was $45.00

dhb Deep Winter FLT Glove: was $45.00 Now $31.41 at Wiggle SAVE $13.51

The Wiggle house brand dhb say that this waterproof and windproof glove uses hollow fill insulation to help trap air and provide a good level of insulation to keep hands comfortable in the coldest of riding conditions. Covered in reflective detailing makes this a great option for night  or dull days. 

GORE Wear C5 GORE-TEX Active Jacket: was $220

GORE Wear C5 GORE-TEX Active Jacket: was $220 Now $165 at Competitive Cyclist SAVE $55

The ultimate jacket to get you through the worst of the wet and cold season. Boasting full waterproofing but breathable construction, a long dropped tail, and zippered rear pockets should be enough to keep you out on the bike when others are at home on the trainer. 


Specialized S-Works Evade II: $274.99 $219.95 at Mike's Bikes 

Save $55.04. We loved this helmet when we had it in for review, finding it more breathable than the previous version – as well as being a claimed six watts faster. Thanks to the adjustability of the retention strap, it proved good for all day comfort as well.

USA: Best January bike sales – Tech

Garmin Vivoactive 4 GPS watch: $381.49

Garmin Vivoactive 4 GPS watch: $381.49 $274.99 at ProBikeKit 

Save $106.50. 

Combining the benefits of a fitness tracker with a smartwatch, the Vivoactive doens't need to be tethered to a phone to offer GPS tracking, custom workouts, music playback and even contactless payments.


Hammerhead Karoo 2 Custom Color Kit Bundle: $629.99 now $434.00 at Wiggle

Save $195.99. Offering a headunit experience that's more similar to a smartphone than the GPS units of old, Hammerhead's Karoo 2 is one of the most exciting bike computers on the market. The wireless syncing of rides and routes is a particularly smooth and intuitive process.

Garmin Vector 3 double sided power meter pedals: $1,063.49

Garmin Vector 3 double sided power meter pedals: $1,063.49 $597.49.49 at ProBikeKit

Save $466.00.

With Garmin having now released its new family of Rally power meter pedals – featuring interchangeable bodies for different cleat systems – the brand's previous line of Vector 3 pedals can now be had for some serious reductions. These only work with Kéo-style cleats, but they are accurate to ±1% and deliver all the same pedalling dynamics information as the latest Rallys.

4iiii Precision 105 R7000 Powermeter: $389.90

4iiii Precision 105 R7000 Powermeter: $389.90 $298.00 at Wiggle

Save $91.00 One of the cheapest and easiest ways of getting power meter readings from a Shimano equipped bike is through a left hand power crank. If you have a couple of bikes, getting two of these would save you faff over one set of power pedals – and the price would be comparable too.

4iiii Precision Ultegra R8000 Powermeter: $455.10 $347.00 At Wiggle 

Save $108.10 Otherwise, if you currently have an Ultegra crankset and want to keep things matching, that model has been given a reduction as well

was $61.99

Look KEO Classic 3 Pedals: was $61.99 Now $47.99 at ProBikeKit SAVE $14

It's not the biggest saving, but it's a great one on such a useful component. I highly suspect that your exisiting set are well passed their use by date, or certainly will be post Festive 500, so grab a pair for the garage spares and don't  find yourself wanting when spring racing hits and your needing maximum pedal power for the finish line.  

NordicTrack Commercial S15i: $1,799.00

NordicTrack Commercial S15i: $1,799.00 $1,469.94 at Amazon 

Save $329.06. 

An all-in-one spin style bike, it offers a broad range of adjustability and comes with a built-in 15 inch screen for following along to sessions.

Saris H3 Smart Trainer: $1,025.49

Saris H3 Smart Trainer: $1,025.49 $833.99 at ProBikeKit 

Save $191.50. Although not the heaviest turbo trainer on the market, the wide footprint of the Saris H3 does make it the most stable out of any that we've tested. It doesn't offer the bells and whistles you can find on Tacx trainers, such as an inbuilt rocker and terrain simulation – but if these aren't features you need, why pay more for the pleasure?

LifeLine Xplova NOZA S Smart Trainer: $879.99

 LifeLine Xplova NOZA S Smart Trainer: $879.99 $470.99 at Wiggle

Save $409.00. Offering a maximum resistance of 2,500w and able to simulate slopes of up to 18 per cent – as well as connecting with training platforms such as Zwift and trainer road – LifeLine's Xplova was a great value option even before being discounted. Now at 46% off, it's an absolute steal.

was $929.95

Elite Direto Smart Turbo Trainer: was $929.95 Now $563.99 at Wiggle SAVE $365

This is huge saving on this smart turbo trainer from Elite. The Direto is capable of functioning with both road and MTB bikes, so perfect for getting the miles in while at home on all styles of bikes. Wireless connectivity with Bluetooth, ANT+ FE-C and compatible with all the usual on-line riding platforms such as Zwift, TrainerRoad and The Sufferfest. Cassette compatible with Shimano 9/10 and 11 speed, and a claimed max power of 2200 Watts


Tacx NEO 2T Smart Trainer: $1,400 $1,199.99 at REI

Save $200.01. One of the most feature-packed smart turbos on the market, the Tacx Neo boasts an accuracy of ±1% and doesn't require manual zero-offset calibrations. We've found the electromagnetic flywheel to give the most realistic inertia feel out of any of the trainers we've tested.

Tacx FLUX 2 Smart Trainer: $900.00

Tacx FLUX 2 Smart Trainer: $900.00 $799.99 at REI

Save $200.01 The specs are paired down a little compared to the Neo 2T, but this mid-tier option still packs plenty of punch. It can give a maximum resistance of up to 2,000w and can simulate gradients of up to 16%. The power meter accuracy is a claimed ±2%, but that's still plenty good enough for consistent training.

Foundation Elite Bike Tool Kit: $140.00

Foundation Elite Bike Tool Kit: $140.00 $112.00 at Jenson USA 

Save $28.00. Tools might be an expensive upfront cost, but they'll quickly pay for themselves as you don't have to pay a bike shop every time a small adjustment needs to a be made or a worn part replaced. With the current reduction, the time that'll take is even further reduced.

Continental GP5000 Clincher Twin Pack: $161.49

Continental GP5000 Clincher Twin Pack: $161.49 $77.99 at Pro Bike Kit

Save $84.00. 

We've been great fans of the GP5000s since they first launched. Supple and fast rolling, they still offer good puncture protection – making these a race tire you can run for the majority of the year.

$44.99 at Wiggle

Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Tire: $68.49 $44.99 at Wiggle

Save 23.50. 

We've been using these tires as our control set all year. Why? Well, not only are they fast, supple and reliable, they're also hookless compatible and so can be fitted to pretty much every road wheelset on the market.

USA: Best January bike sales – Fully built bikes

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon: was $6,999.99

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon: was $6,999.99 now $5,599.95 save $1,400.04 at Mike's Bikes

Pushing the boat out with an SL 11 motor that's designed with a reactive torque to make for a more natural feeling ride, Specialized also claims this as the lightest e-bike in its class.

The large internal battery can provide up to 80 miles of range under its own stem, but for bigger days there's the option of an additional extender to top up another 40 miles.

Co-op Cycles REV 12 Kids' Balance Bike: Was $139.00

Co-op Cycles REV 12 Kids' Balance Bike: Was $139.00 now $110.93 Save $28.07 at REI

A balance bike is a much better first ride than anything with stabilisers, as it gets kids used to the sensation of staying upright on two wheels – making the transition to cranks and pedals much quicker and easier.

This model is designed for children aged 2+ and weighing less than 60 lbs.

Public Bikes R18 Drop Bar: Was $1,100.00

Public Bikes R18 Drop Bar: Was $1,100.00 now $999.99 Save $100.01 at Mike's Bikes

The R18 represents a tasteful elision of classic styling and functionality with modern ease of use. 

The frame is a robust chromoly/4130 steel with easy-to-access external cable routing and cheap-to-maintain rim brakes. Topping things off are the silver polished alloy fenders.

But of the modern, the integrated shift-brake levers make changing gear the breeze we've come to expect –and while the A-headset might not light up your ride on a day-to-day basis, you will be thankful should you wish to adjust the stack height or swap in a different stem.

Fuji Jari 1.3 Gravel Bike: was $2,095.00

Fuji Jari 1.3 Gravel Bike: was $2,095.00, now $1,736.00 save $359.00 at Wiggle

Bedecked in a plethora of mounts – and with fully mechanical SRAM shifting – this is a gravel bike suited to the rigours of long distance bikepacking. 

The way that robust simplicity lends itself to trailside fixability can be a much more desirable feature than the flashiness of electronic and hydraulic equivalents. 

Orbea Gain M20 e-bike: was $4,999.00

Orbea Gain M20 e-bike: was $4,999.00 now $3,599.00 save $1,400 at Jenson USA

The Orbea Gain is part of that new bread of e-bikes with smaller batteries and motors. At first glance, it's almost indistinguishable from its non-electric cousins and the level of assistance is intended to complement your ride, rather than detract from your effort. 

The idea is more to level the playing field with those who have more time for training – opening up longer rides and bigger climbs and generally exploring further. 

This model features a mechanical Ultegra 11-speed groupset and has been reduced from $4,999.00 to $3,599.00 – but only a size XL is available. 

An 11-speed 105 spec'd model is available in sizes M and XL, reduced from $4,299.00 to $3,955.00

Alternatively, an electronic shifting 11-speed Ultegra build is has been reduced from $5,999.00 to $4,199.00 in sizes M, L and XL.

UK: Best January bike sales – Apparel

£66 at Sigma Sports

Oakley ARO3 MIPS bike helmet: £149 £66 at Sigma Sports

Save 56%. When we tested the ARO3 we found it delivered on many levels, most notably with regards to comfort and breathability. It's also a great looking lid, which never hurts, and has MIPS to help keep you safe. Saving over 50% makes this a pretty special deal, allowing you to get a high-performance helmet for the price of an entry-level model. You can save a further 10% on helmets with Sigma Sport's SHOEHELM10 code that runs until 20th December.


POC Ventral SPIN Helmet: £220.00 £110.00 at Chain Reaction 

Save £110.00. The Ventral SPIN utilises a pretty novel design to combine aerodynamics with good ventilation – a pairing which isn't often seen together. The idea is that the air sucked from the front is accelerated out the back through the Venturi effect – in the same way that putting your thumb over a hosepipe causes the water to spray more forcefully. Just how much of a boost to your riding this gives, we can't quantify – but having ridden with the helmet we can attest to its cooling properties.


Giro Foray Road Cycling Helmet: £59.99 £49.99 at Tredz

Save £10.00. Featuring many of the technologies Giro has developed in its higher end helmets, the Foray is one of the cheapest performance road helmets on the market. Now cheaper still with a 17% discount.

£50 at Sigma Sports

Lazer Blade+ bike helmet: £89 £50 at Sigma Sports

Save 44%. The Blade+ is a stylish looking road helmet that shares many attributes with more expensive models in the Lazer line, including the Z1, which is the choice of several WorldTour riders. It boasts 22 vents, making it a solid choice for the warner months, as well as Lazer's clever retention system that's operated from atop the helmet. Having used it I can safely say it's a doddle to dial the fit of this helmet in. A great deal at just £50. You can save a further 10% on helmets with Sigma Sport's SHOEHELM10 code that runs until 20th December.


Specialized S-Works 7 Vent road cycling shoes: £399.00 £233.00 at Sigma Sports

Save £166.00. Light, stiff, well ventilated – S-Works shoes mark the pinnacle of Specialized's range. If you suffer from hot feet in warm weather, or when riding indoors, these are a performance oriented solution that don't skimp on substance.


Specialized Torch 1.0 Road Shoes: £99.99 £69.99 at Cycle Store

Save £30.00. 

Borrowing heavily from the design cues of Specialized's higher tier models, the Torch 1.0s are a great option for a quality road shoe without a huge expense. The Boa L6 dial provides millimetre adjustment to the biding tension that can be performed on-the-fly.

£108 at Sigma Sports

Fizik Terra Powerstrap X4 gravel shoes: £149 £108 at Sigma Sports

Save 28%. Fizik's Powerstrap X4 is ideally suited to those looking for a more streamlined gravel shoe. While some shoes in this category look better suited to MTB riding, the Powerstrap X4 retains the slick look of a road shoe with the additional benefit of a robust nylon outsole and grippy rubber tread. At a little over £100 it's a solid deal that allow you to enjoy Fizik's usual quality and performance for a fraction of the RRP. You can save a further 10% on shoes with Sigma Sport's SHOEHELM10 code that runs until 20th December.

£180 at Sigma Sports

Sidi Ergo 5 road shoes: £275 £180 at Sigma Sports

Save 35%. Sidi's Ergo 5 contain  everything you'd expect from this venerable Italian brand. Firstly there its Tecno-3 dials and buckles that help dial in a great fit. Then there's the carbon composite sole that's stiff and durable. And finally, there are the clean, minimal looks that help Sidi's road shoes to stand out from the crowd. Shoes like this don't come cheap but this deal put the Ergo 5 at under £200, which is a great price for such a quality shoe. You can save a further 10% on shoes with Sigma Sport's SHOEHELM10 code that runs until 20th December.


Castelli Diluvio C Long Finger Cycling Gloves: was £44.00 Now £31.99 at Tredz SAVE £12

The neoprene gloves from Castelli work exactly as a wetsuit does, in that it doesn't prevent the rain soaking them, but uses body temperature to heat up the moisture inside, and keeping hands constantly warm. A grip print on the palm for hand to bar security and an extended cuff for drafty wrist gap prevention. Lots of colours and sizes to select from to keep even the fussiest of cyclists happy. 

Altura Nightvision 5 Waterproof Glove: was £39.99

Altura Nightvision 5 Waterproof Glove: was £39.99 Now £19.99 at Wiggle Save £20

The perfect winter commuting glove from Altura, with it's padded thermal properties along with water and wind proof capabilities. The slim line palm and silicone grip aims to ensure maximum radial grip at all times, while a highly reflective coating will ensure you are visible in low light and dark riding conditions. An absolute steal at half price.

£26 at Sigma Sports

Gore Wear Gore-TEX Infinium Stretch gloves: £44 £26 at Sigma Sports

Save 41%. Gore Wear know a thing or two about durable kit that performs across a range of seasons. It's Gore-Tex Infinium Stretch glove is ideally suited to autumn and spring weather but can also work on cooler winter days. The lightweight, stretch fabric promotes dexterity while also blocking out the wind. The Neon Yellow colour is a great choice for commuters or any road rider who puts in the miles in low light conditions. At just over £25 these are a steal. 

Altura Night Vision 3 Youth Waterproof Gloves:

Altura Night Vision 3 Youth Waterproof Gloves: was £19.99 Now £11.25 at Tredz SAVE £8

At this price, I want to buy the whole stock and hand them out to all the kids I see riding to school in unsuitable woolen gloves. These Altura Junior Nightvision gloves have the potential to be a game changer for any little ones winter bike riding experience. Water and wind proof and highly visible ticks every winter cycling glove must have box.  

£204 at Chain Reaction

Assos MILLE GT ULTRAZ winter bib tights: £240 £204 at Chain Reaction

Save 15%. Assos produces premium kit that's priced accordingly. Which makes the sales a great time to update your cycling wardrobe and save a few pounds at the same time. Take these Mille GT Ultraz bib tights. The Swiss brand knows a thing or two effective winter gear and the Mille GT bibs are packed with detail, including the use of both RX material to combat the cold and a Neos membrane that adds additonal water and wind proofing. Essentially this is a pair of bib tights built to get you through the coldest winter months. You can save an additional 10% by using Chain Reaction's XMAS10 code.

£60 at Chain Reaction

dhb Aeron FLT Roubaix bib tight 2.0: £95.00 £60 at Chain Reaction

Save 37%. The winter months require that we lose the shorts and instead opt for a far warmer and more functional pair of bibs. The dhb FLT Roubaix 2.0 fit the bill. No-nonsense in their style and construction they include all the features you need to keep warm, comfortable and safe, including cozy Roubaix fleece material, a high-quality chamois that uses three densities of foam and dhb's Flashlight Technology that places reflective details where they can be seen. Even at retail these bib tight's offer great value for money but with £35 off it's worth buying a couple of pairs to get you through this winter and many more to come. You can save an additional 10% by using Chain Reaction's XMAS10 code.

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Castelli Nano Flex Pro 2 bib tights: was £200 now £169.99 at ProBikeKit SAVE £30

Castelli are hard to beat across the board on all season cycling kit, but they do have a habit of excelling in winter. The Nano Flex Pro 2 bib tights promise to offer high levels of water-repellence and wind protection to help keep you warm on the bike. A double layer seat protects from road spray, and reflective waterproof splash guards provide lower leg protection from water ingress as well as  highlighting the rider to other road users in low light/ night riding conditions. 

From £140 at Sigma Sports

Castelli Perfetto RoS Long Sleeve Jersey: £210 From £140 at Sigma Sports

Save 33%. If you're a regular follower of our deals pages you'll no doubt recognise Castelli's Perfetto RoS jersey. We love the versatility it offers, with its use of Gore-Tex fabrics that help keep you dry and warm while still providing plenty of breathability when you're working hard - and all delivered in race fit with an extended tail to keep wheel spray at bay. Any opportunity to pick up the Perfetto RoS at a reduced price should be taken. It's really as simple as that. You can save an additional 10% by using Sigma Sport's DEC10 code, which runs from 15-19th December.

Assos Habu Laalalai Cycling Jacket: was £240

Assos Habu Laalalai Cycling Jacket: was £240 Now £84 at Wiggle SAVE £156

This is an insane saving on a highly desirable piece of attire. The female specific Assos cycling jacket promises to be windproof and water-repellent, as well as insulated. Tight cuffs keep cold drafts at bay and practical rear pockets are large enough for all riding essentials. Fine tuning your base layers will give this a high degree of versatility, and the addition of a rain jacket will extend it even further. It's a key piece of kit that, coming from the house of Assos will last you several years. 

UK: Best January bike sales – Tech


Garmin Edge 1030 Plus: £599.00 £499.00 at Sigma Sports

Save £100.00.

At the pinnacle of Garmin's head unit hierarchy, the Edge 1030 Plus provides turn-by-turn navigation along with live heart rate and power data – all fully customisable on the large, touchscreen display. The larger chassis not only has the benefit of upping the number of pixels available, the battery life receives a boost thanks to that too,

Garmin Edge 530: £259.00

Garmin Edge 530: £259.00 £214.00 at Sigma Sports

Save £45.00 Packing essentially the same software functionality as in Garmin's highest tier models, really all the separates the Edge 530 from the flagship Edge 1030 is the smaller screen size and lack of a touchscreen. For those happy to use physical buttons, this model represents a cost effective way to access the best of Garmin's headunit technology.


Garmin Edge 830: £349.99 £299.99 at Wiggle

Save £50 We absolutely love using the Garmin Edge 830 and were very impressed by its design and excellent touchscreen when we reviewed it, giving it a spot on our Editor's Choice list of best products. The 2.6in colour touchscreen displays all your usual metrics, and you can create routes directly on the device with Garmin Cycling Map, which comes preloaded. A great head unit and even better at this price!

Hammerhead Karoo 2 Custom Kit Bundle: £459.99

Hammerhead Karoo 2 Custom Kit Bundle: £459.99 £349.99 at Wiggle

Save £110.00. Perhaps the most interesting bike computer currently on the market. Its interface feels much more like a smartphone than a GPS unit of old, while the syncing of rides and routes is refreshingly easy to do.

Wahoo Kickr V5 smart trainer: £999.99

Wahoo Kickr V5 smart trainer: £999.99 £899.99 at Sigma Sports

Save £100.00

With noise levels lower than your drivetrain, a power meter claimed to be accurate to ±1% and maximum resistance and slope stats of 2,200w and 20%, the Wahoo Kickr is one of the best smart trainers on the market. 

Wahoo Kickr Core: £699.99

Wahoo Kickr Core: £699.99 £629.99 at Sigma Sports

Save £70.00 The Kickr Core is a little more pared down, offering a maximum resistance of 1,800w, maximum gradient of 16% and a power meter accuracy of ±2%. For the vast majority of riders out there, that's more than accommodating – and the asking price is significantly lower. 

Tacx Neo 2 Special Edition Smart Trainer: was £1,199.99

Tacx Neo 2 Special Edition Smart Trainer: was £1,199.99 Now £899 at Wiggle SAVE £300

We highly rated the Tacx Neo 2 Smart Trainer finding it has the most realistic feel out there, simulating the road really well. The power accuracy is good, and if your racing indoors, we found that it's one of the fastest to drop to zero Watts. A versatile and intuitive system and now with a great 25% saving.  

Saris H3 Smart Trainer: £750.00

Saris H3 Smart Trainer: £750.00 £599.99 at ProBikeKit 

Save £150.01. With a considerable heft and wide footprint, the Saris H3 is the most stable turbo trainer we've tested at CW. It lacks some of the extra features you get from the likes of Tacx and Wahoo, but for serious training with gimmicks, the H3 is a solid choice.

LifeLine Xplova NOZA S Smart Trainer: £699.99

LifeLine Xplova NOZA S Smart Trainer: £699.99 £379.99 at Wiggle 

Save £320.00. Even at full price, the Xplova is quite head turning, with its maximum resistance of 2,500w and ability to simulate gradients up to 18%. Now, on a 45% discount, it's really quite unparalleled in terms of its performance and price.

Stages Cycling Smart Bike Indoor Trainer: £2,800

Stages Cycling Smart Bike Indoor Trainer: £2,800 £2,199.99 at Wiggle

Save 600.01. Smart bikes do come with a significantly higher upfront cost than a turbo trainer – but then they can be used across the whole family, take up less space than a full sized bike and are essentially maintenance free. 

4iiii Precision 105 R7000 Power meter: £299.00

4iiii Precision 105 R7000 Power meter: £299.00 £239.99 at Wiggle 

Save £59.01. A cheap and simple way to start getting power meter readings from your Shimano equipped bike, the price is so low you could even buy two for around the price of one set of power meter pedals and save yourself the faff of swapping them between bikes.

4iiii Precision Ultegra R8000 Power meter: £349.00 £279.99 at Wiggle 

Save £69.01. Alternatively, if you are already running an Ultegra groupset and want to keep everything matching, that model level is currently on a discount too.

£49.99 at Chain Reaction

Mobi V-15 portable bike pressure washer: £99.99 £49.99 at Chain Reaction

Save 50%. Cycling through the winter is great for your base fitness but not so good for your bike. The muddy lanes generally mean that at the end of each ride you're left with a dirty bike that really needs some attention - after all a clean bike is more efficient and helps prevent unnecessary drive chain wear.The Mobi V-15 is lightweight, at just 5kg, but delivers plenty of power, up to 130.5psi in fact. Highly portable it comes with a carrying handle and locking wheels and can even run off a 12V car power outlet. At 50% of retail it's a deal that your bikes will thank you for investing in. You can save an additional 10% by using Chain Reaction's XMAS10 code.


Continental GP5000 Clincher Twin Pack £119.98 now £67.99 at Pro Bike Kit

Save £51.99 A fast tyre isn't so quick if it punctures at the merest suggestion of roadside debris. The Continental GP5000s are a firm favourite at CW for their race-winning speed combined with their impressive levels of puncture resistance – for a summer tyre at least.

HIGH5 Berry Bundle: £102.84

HIGH5 Berry Bundle: £102.84 £49.99 at Wiggle

Save £52.85 To get the best out of your training sessions it's important to stay well fuelled with carbohydrates and electrolytes – particularly if you're training indoors. This pack contains, energy gels, bars, powder and Zero tabs for calorie-free rehydration.

UK: Best January bike sales – Fully built bikes

Fuji Jari 1.3 Gravel Bike: Was £1,649.99

Fuji Jari 1.3 Gravel Bike: Was £1,649.99, now £1,400.00 save £249.99 at Wiggle

With an aluminium frameset and mechanical SRAM Apex groupset, this doesn't make for an especially flashy build. 

But the components it does feature are ones we've used on various builds over the years and have proved quite dependable. Given its pitch towards bikepacking with the plethora of mounts, those are qualities which stand to be made much of.

The sizes available are 52, 54, 55.5, and 57.5cm 

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc: was £10,500

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc: was £10,500, now £9,250.00 Save £1,250.00 at Tredz

Cannondale's range topping SuperSix EVO is almost the definition of 'superbike'. Designed to be both lightweight and aerodynamically efficient, it's sporting SRAM's top tier electronic 12-speed groupset – which includes a crank based powermeter.

The discount only applies to sizes 54, 56, and 58cm – and there's not many still left in stock.

Giant Contend 2 Road Bike: £748.99

Giant Contend 2 Road Bike: £748.99 £594.99 save £154.00 at Rutland Cycling

Disc brakes may be ubiquitous across the top end models these days – but if you're in the market for an entry level bike, you can get a higher quality build at a much lighter weight by going to down the rim brake route.

Plus, the second hand market for wheels, callipers, shifters and other components has been huge for a while now – there are some really great bargains to be scooped up.

There's only a few left in sizes Extra Small, Medium Large, Large, and Extra Large, so you'll need to act fast to grab this one.

Orbea Vector 20 Hybrid bike: £879.00

Orbea Vector 20 Hybrid bike: £879.00 £747.15 Save £131.85 at Cycles UK

For commuting, utility cycling, or just a more versatile fitness platform, a hybrid bike can be a real workhorse that you may end up spending a sizeable amount of your riding time on. 

It makes getting the right blend of price of performance arguably more important than with any other bike. With hydraulic disc brakes, 2x9 gearing and robust Kenda tyres, durability gets evenly balanced with functionality 

Currently the M and L are in good stock, but size S is running low. 

Rondo Ruut AL 1 Disc Gravel Bike: Was £2,099.00

Rondo Ruut AL 1 Disc Gravel Bike: Was £2,099.00, now £1,679.00 Save £420 at Sigma Sports

We had the carbon version of this bike with a Shimano spec on test earlier this year and we were very impressed with the frame design. 

The geometry made for a fun and poised feeling bike that's also incredibly versatile. You don't feel like you're wallowing around when running skinny, slick, 700c road tyres – but it can still handle 2.2" 650b rubber for the rougher trails.

Our main criticisms of the bike we tested centred around the spec choice and price. But that's all largely been answered in this build with its aluminium frame, 1x11 SRAM Apex groupset and – crucially – a hefty 20% discount.

It's available in sizes M and L 

Orbea Gain D50 Claris Disc Electric Road Bike: Was £2,359.00

Orbea Gain D50 Claris Disc Electric Road Bike: Was £2,359.00 now £2,099.00 Save £260 at Sigma Sports

The Orbea Gain is part of that new generation of e-bikes which use smaller motors and batteries for an assistance that complements your effort, rather than removing it.

Cleanly hidden cables, hidden mudguard mounts, disc brakes and space for up to 30mm tyres on the front and larger on the back – it's both stylish and functional. 

 It's available at this price in this green and black colourway in sizes M, L, and XL – in plain black it's just M and L.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Neo 2: was £5,500.00

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Neo 2: was £5,500.00, now £3,999.00 Save £1,501.00 at Sigma Sports

Almost twice the price of the Orbea Gain D50, the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Neo 2 offers a similar package of modest e-assistance, enabling you to explore further and faster.

The reason for the price difference is the more premium spec, with a weight of 12.4 kilos being the result. That's lighter than a gravel bike with even half a complement of bikepacking bags.

Availability is a bit of a mix right now. 

Sizes S and L are in stock at Sigma Sports for £5,500.00 £3,999.00

Size M is discounted at Tredz £5,500.00 £3,999.00

Alternatively, the Neo 3 features a 105 groupset rather than Ultegra and is currently 20% off at Cycles UK in sizes M and L: £3,800.00 £3,040.00

Cervelo Caledonia-5 Ultegra: was £6,040.00

Cervelo Caledonia-5 Ultegra: was £6,040.00, now £5,499.00 Save £541.00 at Tredz

Cervelo's design brief for the Caledonia was to create a bike fast and efficient enough for triple digit distances, capable enough to chance some 'interesting' route choices, and – most importantly – comfortable enough that you'd actually wish to do all that.

This model comes with a carbon frame, Ultegra groupset, DT Swiss E1800 Spline wheels and can fit up to 34mm wide tyres – or 31mm when run with mudguards. 

When do Boxing Day bike deals start?

Do I really have to wait until the actual day to bag a bargain?

In the UK, Boxing Day sales can be a huge thing, with TV adverts starting to creep into the lounge before Christmas Day has even taken place.  Some brands such as Wiggle already have decent saving offers on cycling kit when you spend over a certain amount with discount codes. 

Unlike other sales periods however, for the real Boxing Day bike deals you do need to wait until the actual day to make some big savings. It's not unheard of for some retailers and brands to slash original prices in half, with some Boxing Day bike deals saving shoppers as much as 70% off.

If the thought of wading through all the cycling retailers fills you with dread, then fear not, we'll be at our desks ready to hunt down the best offers when they land and share them on here, so make sure you bookmark this page for quick reference. 

When do the best January bike sales start?

While the answer might seem obvious, the actual answer is any time from now on in.

As we get closer to Christmas and the New Year, retailers begin to hint at enticing offers.  To make sure no one gets left empty handed for Christmas shopping, most stores over stock, and can find themselves with leftovers, which they are keen to sell, even at a heavily discounted price. 

The best January bike sales also start as soon as the new year rolls in, as after the big trading periods of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and then Christmas, the month can feel a little bleak. So to encourage any shoppers over to their shops, they often have to work pretty hard, which is great news for consumers. 

Do I need to be quick to bag a bargain in the January bike sales?

Are the Boxing day bike deals likely to sell out fast?

In a word, yes, these are savings that are aimed to clear the decks, so the retailer might even make a loss on a product, but once it's gone its gone, so if you do see an excellent Boxing Day bike deal, snap it up there and then. 

What's the best day to get in on the January bike sales in 2022?

It's not January 1 is it?

Absolutely not, if you want a banging bike deal or kicking kit discount, you need to be wide awake and at the keyboard from December 26, 2022

What's the best cycling related items to purchase in the January sales?

Where are the best discounts to be had?

In the Boxing Day bike deals and January sales, it's a case of anything goes. Sometimes the deal doesn't make economic sense for the retailer, but these can be loss leaders to entice you into their store in the hope you end up adding a few more items in to your basket. 

In true Supermarket Sweep style, head to the expensive electrical items, such as GoPro cameras, GPS bike computers, Smart watches, even big-ticket items such as smart turbo trainers and even bikes can have huge savings. 

With the longest day behind us, and spring on the horizon, retailers are often keen to push winter clothing and bike lights too in order to make way for the forthcoming warmer months. 

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.