Big sales on at the mighty Amazon on Tuesday July 11 - with some deals sneaking out on Monday July 10 evening.
This is when the massive online retailer puts on a variety of temporary flash sales. There’s always some great Amazon Prime Day mountain bike deals to be had. It’s Tuesday July 11 this year.
It’s kinda like Black Friday but specific to Amazon. And just like Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day lasts more than just a day. It’s not as bad as Black Friday week though. Amazon Prime Day lasts a mere 30 hours. The first deals will start appearing on Monday July 10 at 6pm UK time.
Yes, we know, it is a bit silly and annoying but that’s the modern world on internet flogging for you.
Amazon as you already know, pretty much sell anything and everything. The have bike stuff from big name brands like Garmin, Thule and some of the biggest names in bike helmets (always a popular purchase).
You need to be a member – but there’s a free trial
You do have to be an Amazon Prime member to benefit from the deals. However, there is currently a 30-day-trial available (that you forget you’ve signed up to and end up ‘accidentally’ joining for a year and being charged seventy-odd quid or whatever it is).
If you are interested, becoming an Amazon Prime member costs £7.99 a month. Membership gives you things like free next day delivery, access to Prime video, music, books, magazine and gaming, exclusive 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals and so on.
Here’s a link to a 30-day free trial. Don’t forget to write when it expires on your kitchen calendar and/or in your phone. But you never know, you may wish to keep on with it. The Prime telly service is pretty good actually.
Amazon Prime Day mountain bike deals: best offers so far
As is typical for for Amazon Prime Day, the sales have opened with a heavy focus on electronics. Tellies and tablets are very much to the fore. But there are some cycling and general fitness things in the mix too.
Remember, the prices quoted here will go down when the deals go live!
Garmin Edge 520 –
£279.99 – £226.87 (This will go down!)
STRAVA!! Garmin’s neat Edge 520 packs in GPS navigation functionality, as much data options as you could possibly want/need and live Strava segment notifications. What’s not to love? In all seriousness, as a cycling computer it’s one of the best on the market and its small size makes it perfect for sticking on the handlebars.
It also works perfectly with the K-Edge stem mount we reviewed recently.
The Garmin Edge 520 sale will go live at 6:00pm on Tuesday. Go get the deal here.
Unigear Hydration Pack –
£39.99 – £25.99 – £19.99
Featuring a 2.5 litre, insulated bladder, this Unigear pack looks to be built on the same classic shape as the highly regarded Camelbak Rogue. Plenty of storage and an easy to access, external fill bladder are two of the features we look for in a good pack.
This is one of the first deals to go live at 6:00pm Monday night.
20% off a huge range of Gore Bike Wear clothing and accessories
Reductions on a wide range of Gore Bike Wear clothing, there’s plenty of jackets, jerseys, shorts and base layers of interest to us mountain bikers. Gore use some of the best wind and waterproof fabrics to construct clothing designed for typical British riding.
APEMAN Sports Action Camera –
£59.99 – £33.99
Fed up of using your phone for ropey vid clips of riding? Don’t want to splash out hundreds of quid on a GoPro? We here you. You’re not alone. Waterproof, helmet mount included, 1080P HD, 170° wide angle lens, 12 megapixel stills, 2hr run time, accepts Micro SD memory cards (up to 32GB).
This is listed for Prime members only we’re afraid. The special deal is activated on Tuesday July 11 at about 6pm.
See it, and stick it on your Watch List here.
GoPro* 50 piece accessory set –
£39.95 – £21.99
*Other action cameras are available
Why not grab this set of 50 different action cam accessories. Now you can finally create that edit that starts with a chest cam shot, goes on to helmet POV and ends with the lake jump. Already at 45% off, this kit will satisfy event the most creative filmers.
This deal goes live at about 12pm Tuesday lunchtime.
Muc-Off Wet Lube –
£7.00 – £3.58
Some riders have a favourite chain lube that they stick with through and through. Other riders just buy stuff from a reputable brand when they come across in it the sales.
This is some thickish chain lube that is arguably not really going to see any use until the clock change and hurl us into winter but it’s still well worth stocking up on now. Currently this is listed for Prime members only again (soz!) The special deal is now live.
Science in Sport Go Isotonic Energy Gels box –
£28.00 – £11.99
We know what you’re thinking. Gels are for roadies and frothing-mouth XC lycra nuts. But many have the times been where we’ve been glad that we had an emergency energy gel (or two) stashed in our riding pack. Something to get you home in a better way than bonking ‘limp mode’.
Currently this is listed for Prime members only again (seems to be the theme for this first wave of releases). The special deal is activated on Tuesday July 11 at about 8:20am.
See it, and get it here..
Tacx Booster turbo trainer –
£259.99 – £109.66
Now before you go accusing us of being closet roadies, just watch any behind the scenes vid at a major DH or Enduro race and you will see riders warming up on these things. Training makes you faster and going faster is definitely more fun. Tacx make some of the best indoor trainers and this is a cracking deal on a fully adjustable turbo. We also won’t say that these make great alternatives to going out in the cold and wet!
Clarks M2 Disc Brake set – £39.99
Okay, so not strictly in the Prime Day deals but trawling through Amazons vast virtual warehouse of goods brings up these little lovelies. The M2 is a brake we gave a solid 8 out of 10 when we reviewed it a couple of years ago, and at less than forty quid for a complete kit, it’s a complete bargain.
Kärcher K4 pressure washer –
£249.99 – £134.99
Before you all chime in with the warning about pressure washers. Read this: Does jet washing really wreck your bike? Essentially, yes if you use one inappropriately a pressure washer can do some harm. But used with a bit of thought, it’s fine. All Kärchers come with a Vario Lance which allows you to twist-adjust the force of the spray by the way.
GoPro HERO5 Session –
£381.05 – £244.99
4K video and 10MP piccies in a truly rinky-dink compact camera. Image stabilised. Waterproof. Smartphone connectivity and control. Some handy hints of how to use an action cam: 5 steps to turn your self-shot films into killer edits (VIDEO).
We’re here to help
When Amazon Prime Day kicks off on Monday evening, the deals will come thick and fast. Every five minutes or so. It’s going to be hectic and all too easy to miss things or – more importantly – buy inappropriate products.
To help you out we’ll be updating this page with our recommended deals. Perhaps though the best thing to do is follow our social feeds – Facebook and especially Twitter – as this is will be regularly and quickly updated. Amazon Prime Day is going to thrive from social media due its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it nature.
Here’s what we suggest you do…
- Bookmark this page
- Write a list now of stuff you actually need (or treats you really, really want)
- Set yourself a budget now (don’t be unrealistically mean about it though as you’ll not stick to it and then the floodgate will open!)
Amazon have been in touch with us and our road cycling sister site Cycling Weekly, and given us the nod that there’ll be some impressive deals of cycling products. Now then, time will tell whether mountain bike stuff gets represented much.
The focus will no doubt be on road cycling and commuting but there’s bound to be a big crossover of usage. We all use track pumps, we all like GPS devices, we all like workshop tools, we all like Action Cams and so on.