Black Friday 2016: where to find the best road cycling deals

How to bag yourself a bargain when Black Friday mania strikes

It’s Black Friday! Your chance to grab some stupendous bargains on the latest cycling gear. Whether you want to buy a Christmas gift for a two-wheeled fanatic, or are looking to treat yourself (and why not?) there are some huge bargains to be had from some of the biggest retailers in cycling.

If you’re not familiar with Black Friday, it’s an American trend which started as a day of sales on the day after Thanksgiving, and retailers and brands have picked up on the idea on this side of the pond – with many slashing prices accordingly.

Where can you find the best bargains? We’ve rounded up the best places to look for big cycling savings this year. All deals are while stocks last – so get in there quick!

There are cycling bargains galore to be had on Black Friday

Chain Reaction Cycles

Rather than a mad rush for deals on November 25, Chain Reaction Cycles have been offering deals all through November, updating their Black Friday offers every, erm, Thursday.

The final round of offers includes 25% off a Cube Attain road bike, slashing the price from £699 to £519 – a perfect first-time road bike.

You can bag yourself an even bigger saving, with 40% off a Vitus Zenium SL Pro Disc road bike – knocking the price down from £1,499.99 to £899.99. And that’s for a bike with a carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra!

Want to uprade your current bike? You can get 48% off a Shimano Ultegra groupset, cutting the price from £952.99 to £499.99. Ultegra is one of our favourite groupsets – and it’s nothing short of a bargain at that price.

If you want to make the most of your winter training, a turbo trainer let’s you log some quality time in saddle while it’s cold, wet and dark outside. Chain Reaction Cycles are offering 50% off the Elite SuperCrono Power Mag turbo trainer as part of their Black Friday deals. Yours for £109.99.

Or if you’d prefer to get out on the road, whatever the weather, you can get 25% off the dhb Aeron Windslam Roubaix bib tights – now just £67.50.

See all of Chain Reaction Cycles’ Black Friday deals here


Having offered a deal a day in 2015, Wiggle are returning to just a day of sales on Black Friday and then another on Cyber Monday (that’s Monday November 28) this year. So what deals are out there?

Let’s start with a stonking deal on the Castelli Gabba 2 jersey – which is half price at £70 in selected colours. The Gabba is one of the most popular jerseys out there – and for good reason. It’s combines a windproof and water resistant fabric with a first-class cut and a host of other features, to keep you protected from the elements.

You can also get 20% off the Wahoo Kickr Snap, taking the price down to £399.99. It’s one of the best smart turbo trainers out there – especially at that price.

We reviewed the DT Swiss RR 21 Dicut aluminium clincher wheelset earlier this year – and called it “one of the best all-round wheelsets on the market” (read the full review here).

We were impressed by the performance for the price – but now you can get 58% off, dropping the price from £659.99 to £275. If you want to upgrade your bike with a lightweight alloy wheelset, that’s outstanding value. Check out the DT Swiss RR 21 Dicut wheels on Wiggle here.

Next up, you can get a huge 50% off the Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 endurance bike with SRAM Red. The Mourenx is designed to offer the ‘perfect balance of stiffness and compliance’, and has a more relaxed geometry than Eddy Merckx’s race bikes.

Finally, there’s nothing worse than cold feet on the bike – but, luckily for you, Wiggle are offering 33% off the dhb ASV Merino Thermal socks. £8 for a pair of merino socks? You’ll struggle to find a better price online.

See all of Wiggle’s Black Friday deals here

Evans Cycles

Evans Cycles’ Black Friday sale actually covers the whole weekend, starting from Friday November 25 and running until ‘Cyber Monday’ on Monday November 28, so you’ll have plenty of time to hunt out a bargain. We’ve done the hard work for you, though, and picked out these top deals.

Exposure make some of the best lights on the market and Evans are offering 30% off on a number of models – check out all the deals on Exposure lights here.

We reckon the pick of the bunch is tthe Exposure Sirius Mk5 front light – now just £69.96. The Sirius Mk5 is a compact light with a maximum output of 550 lumens, making it perfect for commuting or even the odd nighttime training ride. You’ll need a rear light, too, and the Exposure TraceR (now just £34.96) is one of the best out where, in our opinion, with a maximum output of 75 lumens from this compact, USB rechargeable unit.

If you want to bag yourself a bargain turbo trainer, then look no further – you can get 50% off the Tacx Pro-Form Yellow Jersey turbo, now just £112.49.

Evans are also deals on a number of Cannondale road bikes – check those out here. You can get the Cannondale CAAD8 road bike for £489.99, which is a 30% saving on the RRP.

There are plenty of clothing deals, too – including 40% off the Bontrager Race Windshell Jacket (now £26.99), 30% off the Endura FS260 Jetstream III Jersey (now £51.09) and 50% off the SealSkinz Highland XP Gloves (now £27.49).

See all of Evans Cycles’ Black Friday deals here

Cycle Store

Cycle Store have no shortage of Black Friday deals, with up to 90% off some products! What’s more, you can also get an extra 10% off at the checkout by using the code BF10 – available until midnight Sunday.

Cycle Store’s deals include 25% off the Cannondale SuperSix Evo road bike, equipped with Shimano’s Tiagra groupset and yours for £974.25.

With the revamped Specialized Roubaix launched for next year, you can also get big savings on the existing models, too. Zertz inserts in the seatstays and fork dampen vibrations from the road, and CycleStore have 25% off the Shimano Ultegra Di2-equipped Specialized Roubaix, which also comes with £375 worth of FREE extras of your choice.

Elsewhere, there are big savings to be found on bike lights. Looking for something with a bit more punch? The 1600-lumen Cateye Volt 1600 front light is down to £159.99.

If it’s a new pair of shoes you want to treat yourself – or the cyclist in your life – to then Giro’s classic lace-up Empire ACC shoes have £50 off – yours for a penny under £200. If it’s good enough for Sir Bradley Wiggins…

Talking of pro-approved kit, Cycle Store also have big savings on Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses, include the CVNDSH version you may recognise from this year’s RCUK100. Cavendish didn’t just slap his brand logo on them though – they were developed in conjunction with the Manx Missile – and now have 40% off.

See all of CycleStore’s Black Friday deals here

Ribble Cycles

Ribble are best known for their bike builder tool, and they’re using Black Friday to offer you a chance to get your 2017 bike early, with ten per cent off. Tempted? Build your dream machine and then use code BFBIKEBUILDER10 at checkout.

If it’s just some new hoops you’re after, rather than a full bike, Ribble have five per cent off their wheel packages (use code BFWHEEL5), including the Shimano Ultegra 6800 hoops, complete with Vittoria Road Lite inner tubes and Continental’s versatile GP 4-Season tyres.

The Lancashire-based brand also have complete bikes available, including £400 off the best-selling R872 Shimano Ultegra. Just 50 are available at the special price of £1,149 – Ribble call it the “best ever deal on our best selling bike”.

It’s not just bikes where you can find big savings at Ribble either, with 20 per cent off Castelli clothing. Use code BFCASTELLI20 at checkout.

There’s also 20 per cent off helmets, with the code HELMET20. Among those on offer are the Kask Mojito – Team Sky’s Tour de France-winning helmet of choice. But be quick, they’re selling out fast.

Ribble will be unveiling more deals throughout the weekend, all the way through to Cyber Monday, so keep an eye on the Ribble website to bag a bargain.

See all of Ribble Cycles’ Black Friday deals


ProBikeKit are offering the Garmin Edge 810 bundle, which also includes a heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensors, for a market-leading price of £289.99. That’s a saving of 31% on Garmin’s hugely popular GPS bike computer.

After some new bib tights for winter? Castelli’s Nanoflex 2 tights are built for performance and combine a fleecy, temperature-regulating interior with a water resistant outer. With 20 per cent off, they’re yours for £87.99.

We were big fans of Scicon’s Aerocomfort 2.0 TSA bike bag when we reviewed it recently (read that review here), but understandably the £445 price tag could prove prohibitive to those on a tight budget. But ProBikeKit are offering all of Scicon’s team-issue bags for £269.99, including this Alberto Contador Fundacion edition. It’s a doddle to pack, and offers a good level of protection. See the full discounted range here.

Elsewhere, the lightweight, rain-proof Santini Pioggia Dura Jacket is half price at £59.99, complete with waterproof zip, sealed seams and elasticated, reflective wrists.

Looking to upgrade your wheels? ProBikeKit have you covered there too, with big savings on Campagnolo hoops. The Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 Clincher wheelset is reduced by 29 per cent (reduced from £2,485.99 to £1,769.99), while at the other end of the range, you can pick up the Campagnolo Eurus clinchers for just £529.99 (that’s a 29% saving from £746.99).

See all of ProBikeKit’s Black Friday deals here

Merlin Cycles

As you’d expect, Merlin Cycles also have a whole range of Black Friday deals on offer, covering everything from shoes and jackets, to wheels and tyres, with complete bikes thrown into the mix, too.

Let’s start with a bike – with Merlin offering 44% off the Felt Z85 road bike, bringing the price down to a bargain £499.

There are lots of deals on tyres, too, with the excellent Continental Grand Prix Black Chili rubber reduced from £34.99 to £19.99 – that’s a saving of 43%. You can also get 40% off a set of Continental GP Force II and Attack II tyres – bringing the price down from £99.95 to £59.99, with inner tubes also included.

If you’re after a new pair of shoes, there’s 34% off the Sidi Genius – so you can get a £150 set of shoes for just £99, with two colour options available.

You’ll want pedals to clip those shoes into, of course. How about a set of LOOK Keo Blade Carbon pedals for £69.95? That’s 56% off the retail price of £160.

A windproof jacket is essential at this time of year and Merlin have a huge 66% off the Altura Raceline jacket. Yours for £44.99.

See all of Merlin Cycles’ Black Friday deals here


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