Plenty of Black Friday mountain bike deals this week. Black Friday may not be until Nov 27 but we're already wading through to bring you the best deals.
Black Friday mountain bike bargains have been going down waaay before Black Friday’s official date of November 27. And it won’t stop there; with the mega deals fest expected to last until Cyber Monday December 1.
Into road cycling? Here are Cycling Weekly’s Black Friday cycling deals
When is Black Friday 2020?
Black Friday is Friday 27th November 2020.
But the sales started earlier this month. As you no doubt already know, it’s become more than just a single day. You can see for yourself that the bulk of Black Friday sales have just kicked off this week.
The best deals may well often be reserved for the big day itself but Black Friday stuff has 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.
Looking for deals on whole mountain bikes? Head on over to our roundup of the best Black Friday deals on complete mountain bikes.
‘View Deal’ links
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Quik links: US
- Smith Squad XL MTB Clear Goggles from Jenson USA | Was $60.00 Now $42.00
- Leatt DBX 2.0 Flat Shoes from Jenson USA | Was $89.99 Now $67.49
- CamelBak Podium Flow Belt 21oz from Jenson USA | Was $45.00 Now $33.75
- Foundation P-Handle Hex Wrench Tool Set from Jenson USA | Was $44.99 Now $29.99
- Osprey Savu Lumbar Water Bottle Pack from Jenson USA | Was $55.00 Now $41.25
- Shimano Deore BR-M6000 Disc Brake from Jenson USA | Was $103.00 Now $79.99
- CamelBak M.U.L.E. 9L Hydration Pack from REI | Was $110.00 Now $69.73
- Giro Hightower Merino Wool Cycling Socks from REI | Was $20.00 Now $14.73
- E*Thirteen Plus Flat Pedals from Competitive Cyclist | Was $139.00 Now £99.99
- Oakley Radar EV Path Sunglasses Prizm Trail Torch at ProBikeKit | Was $240.00 now $134.99
- PBK Performance Mini Pump at ProBikeKit | was $25.49 now $12.99
- Leatt MTB Trail Long Sleeve Jersey at Wiggle | Was $44.99 now $27.00
- Leatt MTB Trail Shorts at Wiggle | Was $79.99 now $48.00
- Endura Urban Primaloft Flipjak II at Wiggle | Was $184.99 now $82.00
- dhb Upsilon Frameless Sunglasses at Wiggle | Was $66.95 now $40.00
- dhb MTB Trail Hooded Softsheel Jacket at Wiggle | Was $115.00 $67.00
- Endura MTR Shell Jacket at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was $199.99 $88.00
- Lifeline Essential Torque Wrench Set at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was $49.99 now $39.99
- Endura MTB Waterproof Trousers at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was $215.99 $81.00
- IXS Trail Evo Exclusive Helmet at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was $104.99 now $62.00
- Nukeproof Blackline Winter Waterproof Shorts at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was $125.00 now $88.00
- Nukeproof Merino Long Sleeve Baselayer at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was $56.00 now $42.00
Quick links: UK
- Lazer Walter Triple Lens Pack Glasses from Cycle Store | Was £99.99 now £39.99
- Bliss Protection ARG Vertical Knee Pad from Cycle Store | Was £89.99 now £48.99
- Fox Enduro Knee Guards at Leisure Lakes | Was £65.00 Now £39.99
- Lazer Impala MTB Helmet at Rutland Cycling | Was £99.99 now £67.99
- Giant Swage Single Lock-On Grip at Cycle Store | Was £19.99 now £16.99
- Supacaz Grizips Bling Mountain Bike Grips at Hargroves Cycles | Was £17.99 now £11.99
- Shimano M8100 Pedal at Wiggle | Was £99.99 now £62.99
- Fabric Chamber Ratchet Mini Tool at Wiggle | Was £39.99 now £19.99
- Osprey Raven 10 Hydration pack at Wiggle | Was £115.00 now £66.00
- Brand-X EH1 Enduro MTB Cycling Helmt at Wiggle | Was £49.99 now £34.99
- Five Ten Freerider Pro MTB Shoes at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was 119.95 now £85.00
- Mobi V-15 Portable Bike pressure Washer at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was £99.99 now £49.99
- Crank Brothers B-14 Multi Tool at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was £22.99 now £11.50
- PRO Advanced Tool Box at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was £169.99 now £85.00
- Lifeline Folding Bike Workstand at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was £69.99 now £39.99
- Shimano M647 Clipless MTB Pedals at Chain Reaction Cycles | Was £87.99 now £55.99
SPOTLIGHT DEALS US
Cane Creek Helm 29″ 44mm Offset Fork Was $899.00 Now $719.20
8-way adjustable suspension fork. The Helm isolates each damping adjustment which gives it the ability to be tuned for all types of terrain and riding styles. This gives the rider complete control over their suspension set-up. View Deal US
RockShox 30 Gold RL 29″ Fork Was $439.00 Now $329.99
Looking to upgrade your bike with some of that legendary RockShox ride quality? The Gold 30 RL delivers a lightweight package with some of the great features you would expect to find on RockShox more pricier offerings. View Deal US
Five Ten Freerider Contact Shoe Was $149.90 Now $104.93
The sole’s flat metatarsal section of Stealth Rubber carries over from the VXi to the Contact, giving you secure grip on flat pedals that still allows you to freely reposition your feet similar to road pedals with a high degree of float. The durable, synthetic uppers and mesh ventilation also return. View Deal US
Shimano XTR FC-M9020 Boost Chainset Was $549.98 £388.88
Overall, we’d recommend this crankset for those aggressive trail and all-mountain riders seeking something that’ll reduce the weight, improve the strength, and look really nice on their Boost mountain bike, especially those running a 1x drivetrain. View Deal US
Cane Creek DBAir IL Rear Shock | Was $475.00 now $356.25
An air shock that feels more supple, linear and seamlessly supportive throughout its travel. With Climb Switch technology, you can alter the entire low frequency dynamic response of the shock to specifically address the demands of ascending on a bicycle. View Deal US
E*Thirteen TRS+ Dropper Post | Was $279.00 now $195.99
The simple act of raising and lowering the saddle on demand means more options, more progression and more fun, however, reliability issues have been somewhat of a problem with droppers from the beginning. E.13 tackles this issue with the TRS+ dropper post. View Deal US
Race Face Next R Cranks | Was $420.00 now $299.99
Race Face has taken elements from their SixC designs and incorporated them with the best of Next to make an aggressive ruckus ready crank that can take you to the EWS podium. Light and strong where it matters most. Racing time or just rallying with friends, feel free to get a bit more sideways with Next R. View Deal US
HT Components AE05 Flat Pedals | Was $165.00 now $150.00
At 360g per set, these are some of the lightest platform pedals on the market! With HT you’re getting quality, CNC machined aluminum pedal bodies combined with bulletproof chromoly spindles ensure your connection with the bike is as solid as possible. View Deal US
KS Lev Integra Dropper Post | Was $329.00 now $244.99
Hydraulically locked and air sprung seatpost to feature zero cable movement and up to 175mm of silky-smooth travel The KS LEV Integra Dropper Seatpost utilizes a one-way roller bearing to ensure miles of play-free movement. View Deal US
DVO Sapphire D1 27.5″ 150mm Fork | Was 899.00 now £675.00
High and low speed compression, dynamic rebound, and negative spring (OTT) adjustment let you easily dial in the perfect ride to suit any bike, any riding conditions, and any style of riding. Their closed cartridge bladder damper system offers incredible small bump sensitivity and durability. View Deal US
DVO Diamond Boost 27.5″ 160mm Fork | Was $999.00 now $749.00
Both low and high speed compression are easily adjusted with external knobs and so is sag thanks to OTT “Off the Top” technology. DVO’s OTT design offers simple and accurate air spring tuning. For those particularly mucky days, a handsome integrated fender can be easily installed and removed. View Deal US
PNW Bachelor Solo Dropper Post | Was $239.00 now $179.99
The PNW Bachelor Solo Dropper Post is a lightweight and durable dropper post that has a sealed damping cartridge enclosed in 7050 aluminum alloy. The Infinite Adjust allows you to set your saddle height anywhere in the travel. The internal cable routing keeps the clean look. View Deal US
CamelBak Skyline LR 10 Hydration Pack | Was $130.00 now $84.73
Designed with downhill riders in mind, the CamelBak Skyline LR 10 hydration pack shifts your load down toward your waist, giving you a lower center of gravity for tackling bumpy trails. 3-liter Crux LR reservoir with Quick Link system has a fast flow rate to power long adventures in the mountains. View Deal US
Pearl Izumi Elevate Knee Guards | Was $125.00 now $93.69
D3O flexible LP1 viscoelastic pads offer CE level 1 protection that’s wrapped in lightweight 4-way stretch CORDURA fabric for increased durability. Direct ventilation through the front of the pads helps keep you cool so you can leave your pads up while pedaling hard. View Deal US
Pearl Izumo Summit AmFIB Bike Pants | Was $200.00 now $149.99
Water-resistant and windproof, Elite AmFIB soft-shell fabric is surprisingly soft and features 4-way stretch to allow an unrestricted pedal stroke. Thermal fleece panels behind the knees increase pedaling comfort and temperature regulation; treated with PI Dry® water-shedding technology. View Deal US
SPOTLIGHT DEALS UK
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS Wireless Groupset Was £1900.00 Now £1299.00
Brings the real benefits of wireless electronic shifting to the mountain bike. On a deeper level, it offers discerning riders unprecedented personalization and control of the drivetrain. On the bike and off. Deepening the relationship between machine and rider. View Deal UK
Raleigh Burner Balance Bike Was £120.00 Now £80.00
Designed in the famous Andy Ruffel Team Burner colours this balance bike comes complete with miniature versions of the iconic white SKYWAY Tuff2 wheels. With a matching Burner helmet, your kid will be the coolest on the street! View Deal UK
Invert Runner Lightweight Balance Bike Was £50.00 Now £35.00
The Invert Lightweight Runner bike is designed for the little to-be cyclist, ready to get rolling on two wheels without pedals to get in the way. By Scooting around with their feet, your little ripper finds out how the bike moves (outside of gravity), so they’ll get used to the feeling of riding. View Deal UK
Cube Cubie 120 Kids Bike Was £250.00 Now £225.00
The tough 6061 aluminium chassis is built to handle the rough and tumble of exploratory play. A coaster brake at the rear and light, smooth rim brake at the front – with a lever designed specifically for small hands – make it safe and easy to slow down and stop, even for the most enthusiastic of youngsters. View Deal UK
Burley Honey Bee Was £450.00 Now £360.00
Perfect balance of value and versatility, without compromising on safety. It features seating for one or two children and includes a 1-Wheel Stroller Kit so you can bike or stroll with the whole family. Share your love for the outdoors with your little ones in the Burley Honey Bee. View Deal UK
Maypole High Rear Mounted 3 Bike Cycle Carrier | Was £70.00 now £56.00
Strong lightweight aluminium alloy frame. Features easy-fit cradles and straps to secure the bikes to the cycle carrier. Fully factory-assembled and ready to use. Foam pads protects vehicle bodywork from damage. Fits most saloons, hatchbacks, vans, estates and coupes. View Deal UK
Topeak Smartgauge D2 Digital Pressure Gauge | Was £30.00 now £24.00
One for the tyre nerds out there. A precision digital gauge that reads to 250psi, for use with tyres, forks and shocks. Easy to read and measures PSI, Bar and kg/cm2. SmartHead rotates 180 degree. Air-release button for fine tuning pressure. View Deal UK
RSP Plummet Stealth Dropper 30.9 | Was £138.00 now £110.40
Remote-operated seat post for easy downhill transition. With a full drop of 125 mm you can make easily transition from a raised to a dropped saddle, meaning as soon as you get to the top you can hurtle down just as fast as you like. Internal cable routing only. View Deal UK
Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX | Was £28.00 now £22.40
A highly compact ratchet set that fits in your pocket. The Ratchet Rocket Lite DX features a fine tooth ratchet mechanism with reverse lever and thumb wheel for quick rotation and control in tight spots. All this repair capacity fits into a tiny nylon case that includes a repair patch compartment. View Deal UK
Nukeproof Electron Evo Pedal | Was £33.00 now £26.40
The Nukeproof Electron Evo is a strong and durable composite pedal, with increased height on the exterior faces, improved pin layout and moulded knurls for extra grip along the axle. Nylon-reinforced composite body. 7 replaceable and adjustable pins per side. Sealed cartridge bearings. View Deal UK
Sealskinz Waterproof All Weather MTB Glove | Was £45.00 now £36.00
Perfect for wet weather cycling. The Waterproof All Weather MTB Glove is designed to keep you going in muddy and wet conditions. This technical glove will keep warm in addition to 100% waterproof protection. Three layer construction for warmth, durability. View Deal UK
Oakley Jawbreaker Carbon Prizm Trail Torch Sunglasses | Was £175.00 now £140.00
Prizm Trail Torch lenses offer increased contrast and detail, enhanced colour and a light transmission of 35%. With a wider field of view, they allow you to keep your eyes firmly on the trail. The Unobtainium earsocks and nosepads are comfy and reduce strain when wearing for long periods. View Deal UK
Mistral 3 Bike Rear Mounted Bike Rack | Was £79.99 now £69.99
Carries up to 3 bikes or a total of 45 kg. 2 year guarantee for peace of mind. The Mistral 3 Bike Rear Mounted Bike Rack makes taking your bikes on new adventures nice and easy. It takes just 10 minutes to fit your rack and bikes to your boot and then you are ready to go. View Deal UK
dhb MTB Trail Waterproof Jacket
This top-spec jacket from dhb is designed for seasoned trail riders, who don’t see rain as a barrier to getting out there. Developed with riders needs at the heart, this jacket is packed with features to ensure you can perform at your best, whilst staying completely dry. View Deal UK
Lifeline Rocker Plate
The Lifeline Rocker Plate adds an extra level of realism to your indoor training. Mount your trainer to the plate and begin your session. The 13-degree side to side rock simulates the balance of road riding. Compatible with most market-leading trainers including. View Deal UK
Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS Watch HRM Bundle
The Garmin Forerunner® 735XT GPS multisport and running watch features Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology to give you more accurate data during your run, cycle, swim and more. Stay connected with phone notifications and Garmin connect too. View Deal UK
Garmin Edge 1030 Cycle Computer
It features, new and improved, Trendline popularity routing which combines billions of miles of rider data to give you the best, and most up to date, information on things such as the best on- and off-road routes. Suitable for all cyclists whether you’re a competitor, commuter or an adventure-seeker. View Deal UK
Chain Reaction Cycles Pro Bike Bag
The Chain Reaction Cycles Pro Bike Bag has been custom designed in-house to offer you the best value bike transport bag possible with features that are better than even the market leading equivalent. The bike is connected to the Shock Block Securing System via any two of the Crush Protection Inserts which prevent your frame and forks from being crushed together during transport. View Deal UK
Nukeproof Mega 290 Comp Alloy Bike (SX Eagle)
This 29er Nukeproof Mega Comp has a lightweight and ultra-reliable hydroformed alloy frame at its core and is equipped with superb components to take you from trail to trail with confidence, reliability and style. It’s equipped with a SRAM SX 12-Speed transmission and Guide T hydraulic disc brakes to easily soar to the peaks and confidently tame the mountain on the way back down. View Deal UK
SRAM AM X01 Eagle AXS DUB Groupset
The X01 Eagle AXS DUB lets you shift when you want, under load, without ever having to plan around terrain. While riding it gathers useful data which tells you how many shifts have been made, how frequently each cog is being used, helps you make smarter choices on chainring size, and more. But just as important as what Eagle AXS can do, is how simply it does it. With intuitive and refined practicality. View deal UK
Rockshox Pike RCT3 29/650B Solo Air 160mm Tapered Forks
It’s the fork that ushered in a new era in suspension performance. Its new damper rides high in the travel where it’s the plushest. Its industry redefining asymmetric approach to chassis design delivers an unparalleled stiffness to travel to weight ratio that will have other engineers playing catch up for years. But more importantly for you, other riders too. View deal UK
Thule ClipOn 9103 Bike Rear Mounted Car Rack
The Thule ClipOn 9103 3 Bike Carrier has been designed specifically for Station wagons and hatchbacks. Easy to fit and attaches to the the rear door using rubber coated fixtures that easily snap on for a quick and easy installation. Suitable for all straight bar frame sizes, however you may need to purchase a flat bar adapter for ladies bikes or Bmx’s. Easy to store the Clip on bike carrier folds flat. View deal UK
All our mountain bike deals pages for Black Friday period
- Chain Reaction Cycles Black Friday mountain bike deals
- Wiggle Black Friday mountain bike deals
- Black Friday mountain bike deals at Evans Cycles
- Best Black Friday deals on complete mountain bikes
- Amazon Black Friday mountain bike deals
- Black Friday mountain bike helmet deals
- Black Friday mountain bike shoe deals
- Black Friday deals on electric mountain bikes
What is Black Friday?
Yep, it’s an American thing (or should that be thang?). And yep, it’s got out of hand. Essentially is almost a whole month of sales. The old skool dictionary definition of Black Friday is that it is 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.
Retailer Black Friday pages to keep an eye on
Even if retailers haven’t kicked off their Black Friday sales yet, chances are they will already have holding page created and ready. Here’s the ones definitely worth watching.
- Jenson USA Black Friday US deals – LIVE
- Competitive Cyclist Pre Black Friday US deals – LIVE
- Wiggle Black Friday deals – LIVE
- Chain Reaction Cycles Black Friday deals – LIVE
- Amazon Black Friday early deals – LIVE
- Tredz Black Ticket Event – LIVE
- Go Outdoors Black Friday sales – LIVE
- Evan Cycles Black Friday page
- ProBikeKit Black Friday page
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 are there?
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 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 2019/2020 components and bikes. And lastly, some retailers 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 is doing something different. Which makes it really good for consumers as there’s bound to something somewhere worthwhile and relevant.
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.
Black Friday mountain bike 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.