The Wowcher bike you should probably stop your friends and family from buying

The answer to 'why use a positive stem and position your bars at a negative angle' can only ever be: because terror is your favourite game

Wowcher bike
(Image credit: Getty/Equinox)

Every so often, the deal of the century presents itself in an online sale, and with ever-increasing bike prices a persistent source of frustration, it can of course be tempting to jump on an offer before the "limited stock runs out!!"

Before anyone whips out their credit card, let's take a pause: we think it's possible that the 'Equinox Super Smooth Road Racer Bike - Black or White!' on Wowcher may be an example of a slightly overambitious pricing strategy. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.