The cycling industry naturally offers discounts on bikes through autumn and winter – because that’s when new season models are filtering in and discontinued stock needs to be turfed out.
Since model year updates largely involve small changes to adjust compliance, aerodynamics and the like (as well as a new colour scheme) in most cases unless you want the most up-to-date super optimised machine, last year’s version with a hefty discount will serve you well.
All of this coincides excellently with Black Friday – the bumper sales that fall at just the right time of year.
We’ve hunted out some of the best Black Friday bike offers for eagle eyes hunting out a bargain.
The products featured have been chosen because we know they’re good quality and are an excellent offer at the price we’ve included (at the time of writing). Our tech team have unrivalled expertise and years of experience testing new products, so you can trust our recommendations – and we also know what represents a good deal.
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The best Black Friday bike deals 2018
Ribble R872 Black Friday was £1600, now £999
Read more: Ribble R872 review
The Ribble R872 is one of our favourite bikes, in fact it made it into our Editor’s Choice awards last year. Which means we were excited to see the brand has launched a special Black Friday model for a rather incredible £999 – that’s £600 off.
For a penny under £1k, you get a Vision Team 35 Comp Wheelset, fitted with Continental UltraSport II tyres and a Shimano Ultegra groupset. The finishing kit is Deda.
The wheelbase is short for a nippy ride, and the geo keeps it race bred, but there’s plenty of comfort in the frame for those looking to be out all day.
BMC Roadmachine 02 2018 was £335o, now £2345
The BMC Roadmachine is an endurance bike that doesn’t compromise anywhere else. Just because it’s comfortable doesn’t mean it’s heavy, nor does it mean it’s not aerodynamic, either.
This particular model comes with Shimano Ultegra, disc brakes and DT Swiss wheels.
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc 105 was £2199, now £1500
Read more: Cannondale Synapse review
The Cannondale Synapse is another excellent endurance bike that has a serious turn of speed. The wizards at Cannondale have made the carbon comfortable where it needs to be comfortable and stiff where it needs to be stiff – giving the Synapse a real turn of speed.
Liv Langma Advanced SL 0 2018 was £7748, now £5999
Read more: Liv Langma Advanced Pro Disc review
All of Giant’s carbon fibre knowledge and technology is used in the creation of the Liv Langma frame. It’s a stiff and fast ride without being a back breaker and there’s some tidy aerodynamic finishing touches to.
You can get an extra 10% off if you use the code BIKE10 at checkout.
Fuji SL 2.3 Disc Road Bike 2018 was £2599.99, now £1299.99
A huge 50 per cent off this, and several other 2018 Fuji bikes, will meet you at Wiggle.
The SL stands for ‘super light’ and this carbon racer uses top end C10 high modulus carbon with oversized chainstays to boost acceleration and at this price point you’ll enjoy a Shimano RS505 hydraulic braking system. The chainset and finishing kit is all from Fuji’s in-house Oval brand.
At time of writing, there was stock in all sizes from 49cm to 61cm.
Vitus Razor Road Bike 2018 was £499.99, now £349.99
An excellent choice for someone either after a first road bike or a commuter bike which will diligently power them through the daily grind.
The Razor straddles the race and sportive geometries, to make for a fun to ride machine that won’t give you back ache. This model comes with an aluminium frame, carbon fork, and Shimano Claris groupset.
Scott E-Sub Cross 20 2018 electric bike was £1948,99, now £1298.99
If you’re looking for a little extra power in the shape of an electric bike, then this Scott E-Sub Cross could represent a real bargain. There’s a men’s and women’s version, and the wide 47c Schwalbe Smart Sam Reflex tyres coupled with hydraulic disc brakes and Suntour fork mean you can afford to explore terrain off-of-the-road too.
The Bosch Motor offers 250 watts of power, and is hooked up to a 400Wh battery.
Rutland has done something a little bit different for Black Friday deal hunters: as well as cuts across outgoing models, it’s offering savings on a range of incredible new 2019 machine – like this 2019 Cannondale Synapse Disc. The 2018 Cannondale Synapse made it onto our Editor’s Choice awards, so it’s a ride we rate.
To pick up the saving, just add the code ‘BIKE10’ at the checkout…
Wilier GTR Team 105 Road Bike 2019 was £1799.99, now £999
Another tasty deal on a new year model.
The Willier GTR is a carbon race bike with matching carbon fork and a full Shimano 105 groupset.
The wheels aren’t top end, being Shimano RS-100, but there’s some tasty finishing kit in the shape of a Selle Italia X1 saddle and the Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tyres are not the fastest but will serve you well until it’s time to make a summer upgrade.
We’ll keep bringing you more bike offers, so check back for more..