Only a few more days of Black Friday flogging to go!
Black Friday is in the final week! Here’s the very best Black Friday mountain bike deals. We’ve listed it all on this page. Bookmark and keep coming back!
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Black Friday’s official date is November 29, with mega deals expected to last until Monday December 2. There’s plenty of offers floating around already, and we’re doing the hard part by wading through them, to find the best deals on products our tech team recommends.
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Here are the best Black Friday mountain bike deals right now
Today’s update 28/11/19:
Vitus 2oin Wheel Kids Bike was £279.99, now £199.99
Save 29%! If you’re like us, you’re mainly using the Black Friday sales period to bag some Christmas presents early for your family and friends. And what’s better than getting a new bike for Christmas? Nothing! Well, apart from giving one.
Hope Single Spider Crankset was £265.00, now £175.99
Save 34%! Slap some Barnoldswick girders on to your bike. In other words, have a think about getting these nice set of cranks from Lancashire’s fines CNC palace, Hope Technology.
Crank Brothers Highline Dropper Seatpost was £299.99. now £179.99
Save 40%! I’ve had one of these posts on my bike for a couple of years now and it’s been great. Super reliable. Very probably the best remote lever design available. And a pretty good insertion depth capability; the 160mm drop version fits more frames than you might think.
Hope Technology Stealth Race X2 Evo Hydraulic Disc Brake was £185.00, now £138.00
Save 26%! It’s very rare to find Hope brakes in the sales. They don’t really need discounting for people to want to buy them. Which makes this Black Friday deal all the more appealing. A very crisp set of disc brakes from the UK legendary brand.
Shimano Saint M820 I-Spec B Disc Brake was £179.99, now £119.00
Save 34%! If you prefer your disc brakes to be from the Land of the Rising Sun and sporting 4-pot calipers, here you go! Saint brakes are legendary amidst the gravity fuelled race scene. Plenty of downhill racers still won’t use anything else other than M820s.
Park Tool PCS9.2 Home Mechanic Repair Stand was £149.99, now £112.49
Save 26%! Do yourself – and your bike – a favour and get yourself a proper workstand. Your bike will work better, for longer, save you money and give you more satisfaction. There’s no better choice than the blue boys at Park Tool.
Thule 973 BackPac Bike Cycle Carrier was £299.99, now £210.00
Save 30%! Another leading brand that finds itself, for once, in the Black Friday sales. Thule’s 973 is designed for larger vehicles such as estates and MPVs. It’s also designed to not obscure your numberplate or your rear lights. So you don’t need an additional numberplate lighting rack.
Northwave Raptor GTX Thermal Winter MTB Boot was £189.99, now £130.00
Save 31%! These aren’t available in every size under the sun but they are currently available in size from 43 through to 46, so there’s still plenty of choice in the more common sizes. Toasty toes guaranteed no matter how many bogs you have to slog through.
Bell Super 3R Full Face Helmet with MIPS was £199.99, now £135.00
Save 32%! Yep, this is one of those removable chinbar two-for-one helmet doofers. This means that at this discounted price it’s even more better value than normal; a MIPS liner open face and full-facer for £135. It’s the only MTB helmet you ever really need.
Castelli Gabba 3 Jersey was £160.00, now £80.00
Save 50%! The Gabba is an iconic garment in road cycling circles but it should also be used by mountain bikers, in a slightly different way. With a light jacket over the top and a long sleeve base laser under it, you’re ready for anything without excess bulk or overheating risk.
Yesterday’s update 27/11/19:
Abus Keeper 510 Folding Lock was £49.99, now £19.99
Save 61%! Having a good lock is all well and good but U-locks are just a big flipping bulky and cumbersome aren’t they? Folding locks like this one fit in much more storage things (Camelbaks, Ikea Bags, trouser back pockets, duffel coat pockets…).
Deuter Pulse 3 Hip Pouch was £49.99, now £25.00
Save 50%! Now that we’re well and truly in the wet (mud) season for the next few weeks (months), it’s hard to get away with having everything you need on a ride without some sort of bag. Backpacks suck. So get a fannypack (bumbag).
Race Face Turbine Dropper Seatpost was £350.00, now £100.00
Save 72%! You can get decent dropper posts for under a couple of hundred quid these days but if you’re a fan of the venerable Race Face brand, then this is the dropper for you.
RockShox Pike RCT3 130/140/150/160mm Solo Air 26/27.5/29in fork was £839.00, now £431.15
Save 49%! Sorry about the rather ponderous and lengthy headline but, in the modern age of differing wheel sizes and lengths of travel, it’s good to make it clear that all options are coverd in certain sales. Here are Pikes for everyone!
Shimano M647 SPD Pedals was £85.00, now £49.96
Save 42%! Strangely retro yet utterly still worthy of thier place on a modern trail or enduro bike. There are some riders who won’t use anything else. And with good reason. Positive engagement and that polymer cage that glide-shrugs off impacts.
Earlier Black Friday mountain bike deals
Black Friday deals don’t last very long
The intrinsic nature of sales is that they don’t last forever. They are on for a limited time; either the stock sells out and there’s none left in your size, or the price goes back up again once the sales promotion is over. In other words, check the date when this story was published (see top of page, publication dates is listed next to the author name) to see when these deals were announced and act fast.
When is Black Friday in 2019?
Possibly sooner than you think.
Black Friday is Friday 29th November 2019.
But the sales will start earlier. As you know, it’s become more than just a single day. You can expect Black Friday sales to kick off at the start of the final week of November – at least.
The best deals may well be reserved for the big day itself but Black Friday stuff is already flying around from the very first days of November.
And let’s not forget Cyber Monday three days after Black Friday. Yet ANOTHER big day for online shopping. Cyber Monday typically sees retailers bringing out a fresh batch of new deals to tempt you with.
What is Black Friday?
Yep, it’s an American thing (or should that be thang?). It’s the first Friday after Thanksgiving. It’s essentially the start of the Christmas shopping season. In a practical sense, Black Friday is usually the last pay day before Christmas Day.
Black Friday gets the tabloid headlines for the fights that break out in ASDA over big tellies but for most normal folk it’s an explicitly internet shopping phenomenon. For us mountain bikers it means the big online cycling retailers like Wiggle, Chain Reaction Cycles and Evans Cycles are visited in our browsers even more than they are already.
What have previous Black Fridays been like?
Black Friday is a new concept over here in the UK but the last couple of years have seen it become an established and accepted (albeit grudgingly) phenomenon in Britain. According to previous years’ stats, in the four days from Black Friday onwards, the British spend nearly £6 billion! With about a 15% increase year on year. As is typical, online sales make up more than half of the total Black Friday spend.
After a confused and confusing couple of years in 2014 and 2015, last year saw the cycling retailers finally get together some good deals that weren’t just piles of unsold tat or deals that simply weren’t very impressive.
In 2016 and 2017 the more clued-up retailers seemed to order in Black Friday-specific stock and specific product. Much in the same way that supermarkets bulk-buy in big televisions and use them as attention-grabbing loss-leaders, some bike shops were seem giving away high-ticket items at rock-bottom prices.
Having said that, it is still hard to predict and summarise what is likely to be on sale. The variety is immense. From a punter’s point of view, Black Friday is great time to buy things like frames, forks, helmets, jackets and brakes. It’s also a good time to buy those sort of items that you don’t tend to buy but you know you probably should do; bike maintenance and repair stuff. Proper tools and workstands and so on.
Some Black Friday handy hints
- Write a shopping list
- Stick to it!
- Set a budget while you’re at it
- Stick to it!
What sort of Black Friday mountain bike deals will there be?
The general vibe of Black Friday is for big discounts on electronic and techno gadgets as well as high-value products such as complete bikes or suspension forks.
Some retailers will have strategically purchased in bulk certain one-off items – perhaps items that are bespoke to them or otherwise limited edition stuff.
Other retailers will strictly see it as a way off offloading the remaining 2016 components and bikes. And lastly, some retailers may just offer a flat discount for baskets totalling a certain amount ie. ‘10% off orders of £100 or more’ type of thing.
The bottom line is that the bike industry doesn’t really have any set trends or tactics for Black Friday. Each retailer will be doing something different. Which makes it really good for consumers as there’s bound to something somewhere worthwhile and relevant.
You can’t forget Amazon
Amazon pretty much invented Black Friday and while they obviously aren’t a cycling-centric retailer they do carry pretty much anything and everything.
What about other cycling retailers?
Everyone and anyone in the online retailing world will be doing some Black Friday discounting.
Cyber Monday is three days after Black Friday. Yet ANOTHER big day for online shopping. Cyber Monday typically sees retailers bringing out a fresh batch of new deals to tempt you with. This is more along the lines of how Wiggle do things usually, for example.