Wiggle’s Black Friday 2017 deals
As with Chain Reaction Cycles, Wiggle’s Black Friday deals are running every week, with a new set launched every Thursday.
The deals cover everything from energy tabs to bikes, and several stops in between, so let’s take a closer look at the hottest deals…
The adventure bike market is booming, but the GT Grade Carbon is a tried-and-tested stalwart of the road plus scene, with a longer wheelbase and more relaxed geometry than your standard road bike.
Comfort is further enhanced by skinny, flexible carbon seatstays, which join the toptube quite some way away from the seattube. The 105-level bike is dressed in full Shimano 105 and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, with a Fizik Monte Saddle and Formula/Stans wheelset to finish. And all with a Black Friday discount of more than £1,000.
Buy it now: GT Grade Carbon 105 adventure bike – RRP £2,399.00, now £1,349.99
Saddle choice comes down to personal preference, of course, but the Fizik Arione is a perch we rated so highly, it earned a spot in this year’s RCUK 100.
Fizik’s Spine Concept means the Arione is best suited to riders with high flexibility and no pelvic rotation when pedalling (like Sir Bradley Wiggins, for example) but if you fit that billing, this is a great deal. We picked the third-tier R3 for the RCUK 100, because it hit the value-for-money sweetspot, but chuck a 39 per cent Black Friday discount in, and the lighter, stiffer R1 is just £114.99.
Buy it now: Fizik Arione R1 saddle (Team Sky edition) – RRP £189.99, now £114.99
Winter is upon us, and a good pair of overshoes is an absolute must if you want to keep riding through the cold, wet and windy winter conditions.
There are plenty of options out there, but SealSkinz blend a highly-protective neoprene material with built-in HALO tech – a high-vis rear LED to make you easy to spot on the road. It’s a nice little feature, and at half price in Wiggle’s Black Friday sale you can’t really go wrong.
Buy it now: SealSkinz Neoprene Halo Overshoes – RRP £40.00, now £20.00
First up, is the PowerTap P1 Pedal Powermeter Set, which is available with 23 per cent off for £799.99.
The innovative pedal-based power meter already carried a lower RRP than many rival offerings, and we liked the P1s so much they found a place in the RCUK 100. Now they are even more accessible, with a suitably simple usability to boot.
Buy it now: PowerTap P1 Pedal Powermeter Set – RRP £1,050, now £799.99
With winter upon us, meanwhile, an indoor trainer will be a valuable companion if you’re struggling to get out on the open road.
And if you’re going to invest, it’s well worth looking into the ever-expanding smart trainer market, where the Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer is one which has caught our eye already – currently down to £359.99 with Wiggle.
Buy it now: Tacx Vortex Smart Turbo Trainer – RRP £399.99, now £359.99
If you’re after a new bike, meanwhile, the Neil Pryde Nazare is just £1,099.99 (down from £1650) in this week’s Wiggle Black Friday deals.
We tested the Ultegra-level version of the bike earlier this year, and were impressed by the sharp handling and racy characteristics, and this is the next version down, dressed in Shimano 105.
Buy it now: NeilPryde Nazare road bike – RRP £1,650, now £1,099.99
Another product to have impressed us on review recently is the Smith Overtake Helmet.
An aero helmet at heart, the Overtake also boasts decent ventilation and an innovative safety design. This week’s Wiggle Black Friday deals mean it can be yours from £71.99.
Buy it now: Smith Overtake Helmet – RRP £184.99, now (from) £71.99
A long-standing favourite, Continental’s Grand Prix tyre range are a popular choice as a winter tyre, having been designed as an all-season racing rubber.
Wiggle’s Black Friday deals have the 23c version down from £34.95 to £16.99, but we’d recommend sticking to something a little wider in winter – the 25c version is £21.98 in the sales.
Buy it now: Continental Grand Prix tyres – RRP £34.95, now (from) £16.99
dhb’s Aeron Carbon Road Shoes are an ideal entry-level offering if you’re after some carbon-soled road cycling shoes which still boast the customary stiffness and lightweight for dancing on the pedals.
And the entry-level price is even more attainable in the Black Friday deals, with a 22 per cent discount taking the sale price to just £78 for the ratchet-closing shoes.
Buy it now: dhb Aeron Carbon Road Shoes – RRP £100, now £78
Shimano’s new, updated top-tier Dura-Ace R9100 groupset was unveiled before the 2016 Tour de France and hit the shelves earlier this year. Packed with new tech, lighter components and innovative features like an integrated power meter, Synchronized Shifting and disc brakes, we covered all the key details back at the launch.
In short, the Japanese giants took their flagship, pro-level gruppo and completely blew the existing (Grand Tour-winning) system out of the water with improvements and innovations across the board. Top tech does, however, come at a top price – but Wiggle’s Black Friday sales takes the sting out a little – a £500-plus knock-down to £1,149.98.
Buy it now: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 11-speed groupset – RRP £1,874.99, now £1,149.98
After some winter rubber to help see you through whatever the British weather throws at you? Then we’d highly recommend Michelin’s Power All Season tyres.
Launched last year to replace the highly-acclaimed Pro4 range, the Michelin Power range stepped things up a notch and their All Season offering boasts mightily impressive grip, while maintaining a sprightly ride quality.
Buy it now: Michelin Power All Season Tyre – RRP £34.99, now £31.24
And now for something a little different… chamois cream is an overlooked essential when it comes to cycling and Muc-Off’s venture into the personal care market saw them add their own version to the market.
Ideal as a stocking filler if you’re getting your Christmas shopping done early, Wiggle have it on offer at half-price in the Black Friday sale – yours for £10.
Buy it now: Muc-Off Luxury Chamois Cream – RRP £20.00, now £10.00