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It's that time of year again, the first federal holiday of the fall. Conveniently as ever, it comes just at the change over between summer kit and winter gear - excellent for picking up bargains on jerseys and shorts from the season just been, and even scooping up some gloves and long sleeve jerseys that didn't sell before the summer!
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The big retailers are starting to gear up for the main selling season, ahead of Black Friday, Christmas and the January sales. The discounts aren't huge across the board, but there are some reasonable enough reductions not to feel bad if you need the kit now.
For instance, you can pick up a Tacx Flux 2 smart trainer with 20% off right now. Chances are there might be bigger reductions later on (then again, there may not be) - but that's still a pretty handy discount if you've been putting off replacing a broken indoor trainer all summer and now your hand is being forced!
And there are also the firm favorites on their seemingly perennial discounts, such as Vittoria Corsa G2.0 tires on a 44% reduction for the 28mm width. Why such stellar tires are so often on sale is beyond me. Still, it's sensible to have at least one set stored in reserve - you can guarantee than when you really need some fresh rubber they're going to be sitting stubbornly at full price for some reason!
Anyway, let's just jump straight into the deals!
Go straight to Competitive Cyclist's Labor Day Sale - up to 50% off
Ridely Kanzo Fast LTD:
was $8,500.00, now $4,250.00 50% off
There's only three left and only in a size small, but if this does fit you, then it's well worth a consideration. The premium Belgian brand is known for its quality - plus being dressed in SRAM's 12-speed electronic gearing, shod with Vittoria tires and rolling on carbon hoops certainly helps.
Go straight to REI's Labor Day Sale - up to 40% off
Garmin Tacx FLUX 2: was $900.00, now $719.99 20% off
There might well be bigger discounts than this later in the season and around Black Friday - but I wouldn't necessarily count on it. If you don't need an upgrade, it might be best to wait for later in the season. If you do need a new indoor trainer ahead of winter, then you can be satisfied that this is actually still a good deal.
Shimano IC501 Indoor Shoes:
was $135.00, now $101.19 25% off
Indoor cycling shoes can sound like optimization for optimization's sake - but remember, there is still nothing stopping you from using ordinary cycling shoes indoors. Still, if you would prefer higher levels of ventilation - courtesy of breathable mesh fabrics which you probably really wouldn't want to get muddy - then an investment does make sense.
Topeak Mini PT 30 Multi-Tool:
was $58.50, now $43.79 25% off
I used this multitool when cycling across the mountains of central Wales across to the Irish Sea - and it really impressed. It has Allen keys from 2.5mm right up to 10mm, Torx heads including T10, T15, and T25. It has a chain took, spoke tools, disc brake spacer and a plug and knife for tubeless repairs - plus it's actually easy to use, unlike others which cram in so many different tools.
Check out Velocio's Final Sale for the biggest end-of-line reductions.
Use code SUMMERSALE23 for 30% off Velocio's SS23 range.
TRICOLOR SIGNATURE WOOL SOCK:
was $24.00, now $16.00
Go straight to Pearl Izumi's Clearance Sale - big savings on apparel
AMFIB LOBSTER GEL GLOVES:
was $85.00, now $63.75
EXPEDITION PRO SHOES:
was $260.00, now $195.00
Save 25% with code LD25 in Tifosi's Labor Day Sale
Rail rimless sunglasses:
was $79.95, now $63.96 with code
Sledge full frame sunglasses:
was $79.95, now $63.96 with code
Sizzle lifestyle sunglasses:
was $34.95, now $27.96 with code
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