Cyber Monday 2019 is upon us, and we’ve found some early deals for your to peruse.
Retailers have long since extended their discounts after Black Friday, across the weekend and on to ‘Cyber Monday’.
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The idea being that shoppers would raid the stores over the weekend in person, then log on to shop during their [extended] lunch breaks at work on Monday.
The event itself is similar to Black Friday, with retailers releasing deals throughout the day – so here are favourites.
There can be such a cast volume of deals on the internet, it can be hard to know where to start looking – that’s why we’ve created this page. In all our deals pages, we include links to retailers. If you click on one, then we may receive a small amount of money from the retailer when you purchase the item. This doesn’t affect the amount you pay.
Elite Drivo Direct Drive Smart Turbo Trainer – was £1200 now £499
Get your home training system bang up to date with a rather incredible £701 saving on this Elite model. It’ll stimulate climbs up to 24% and can take up to 2300 watts – a fairly lofty target even with the best interactive training modern cycling has to give!
Scicon Aerotech Evolution X TSA bike case – was £699.99 now £359.99
Protect your bike from the scariest of baggage handling situations, with a hard case like this one from Scicon. You need only remove the wheels, seatpost and twist the bars to pack your beloved away, and a frame suspension system keeps it all safe.
- Buy now: Scicon Aerotech Evolution X TSA bike case at ProBikeKit for £359.99 or a ProBikeKit US for $493.99
Bell Formula Helmet – was £69.99 now £34.99
A comfortable helmet which was already well priced, with a massive saving. Plenty of ventilation, and a float fit retention system – this lid received a 9/10 when we last reviewed it.
Save up to 50% on Lezyne lights at Evans Cycles
Evans Cycles has got a vast array of discounts on lights on its website, but this Lezyne deal is a particular standout.
You can get 50% off the Lezyne Micro Drive 600XL, a compact front light that pumps out 600 lumens.
Also available is this Lezyne Micro Drive 500XL and Micro 180 rear light set, now discounted by 20% or £17.
Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2 Groupset – was £1699.99 now £999.99
A great upgrade groupset if you’re building up your summer race bike – new Ultegra carries many of the hallmarks of Dura Ace, and we gave this iteration a near perfect 9/10 when it came in for a review.
Save £3000 on a Giant TCR
You can now save £3000 on a top of the range Giant TCR SL 0, equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and Giant’s excellent in-house SL 0 tubeless wheels. We love the TCR range, and have awarded multiple models with spots on our Editor’s Choice list over the past couple of years.
Save 40% on Giro Empire SLX shoes
The Giro Empire SLX shoes are some of our favourites on the market. They’re an absolute classic, with their plush Evofiber upper and laces they offer a really comfortable fit.
Save £80 on a Castelli Perfetto at Tweeks Cycles – now £100
The Perfetto is something of the market leader when it comes to wet weather protection. It uses Gore Windstopper to keep the rain and wind out but remains slim so that its aerodynamic.
Oakley Jawbreaker was £192, now £124
These absolutely beautiful Jawbreaker glasses are being discounted by a whopping £67. The Jawbreakers are a classic of Oakley’s line up and some of our favourite glasses. They have big, comfortable frames and wide lenses that offer great protection from the elements.
What is Cyber Monday?
Well, to be honest, it’s largely an extension of Black Friday. The lines blur a little, but you can expect the deals to continue from Black Friday (November 29) over the Saturday and Sunday and on to Cyber Monday.
Here in the UK, the phenomenon is quite recent, and is best associate with enormous tech discounts. However, there is actually loads of opportunities to snap up awesome cycling deals.
As you might expect, since the explosion of internet shopping, events such as Cyber Monday have become enormously popular.
In fact, in previous years Cyber Monday has seen British shoppers spend a mind boggling £1.8 billion, and £5.8 billion in the four days from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.
Where can I find the best Cyber Monday cycling deals?
With numerous online cycling retailers, cyclists in the UK are well set to benefit from the American tradition.
Last year, Evans Cycles, Chain Reaction Cycles, Wiggle and many more offered up big discounts on loads of cool cycling kit.
It’s a “tradition” that obviously works in favour of the retailers because they can get rid of the remnants of this year’s stock before taking on 2020 produce.
Cyber Monday shopping tips
Cyber Monday will be manic, you’ll be bombarded by deals and it’ll be tempting just to fork out the cash right away. However, chances are you’ll blow a load of cash and leave with products you necessarily didn’t want.
To best protect your bank balance, follow these tips…
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
Know what you want… and budget!
Cyber Monday will be filled with genuinely excellent discounts, but there will also be a fair amount of chaff.
Knowing products, and knowing what you want to purchase will be an enormous asset on the day and stop you getting side tracked by the kit you don’t need. In turn, it’ll go a long way to stopping you over spending.
Chances are some of the discounts will be same as those kicking around before the day anyway.
Check returns policies
As always, these vary from store to store – but in some cases returns may be limited to 30 days. So if you pick up a gift for someone on Black Friday, 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.