There are loads of Black Friday mountain bike deals this year. We've waded through to bring you the best current deals from the best retailers.
Black Friday mountain bike bargains started waaay before Black Friday’s official date of November 26. And it won’t stop here; with the mega deals fest expected to last until Cyber Monday November 29.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Friday 26th November 2021
But the sales have started earlier from most of the main players in bike retail. As you know, despite its name, Black Friday has become more than just a single day. You can expect even more so-called Black Friday sales to kick off at the start of the final week of November.
The best Black Friday mountain bike 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 mountain bike deals happening right NOW! Yet ANOTHER big day for online shopping. Cyber Monday has seen retailers bringing out a fresh batch of new deals to tempt you with. Go check ’em out.
Even if you’re not typically drawn into the whole Black Friday bunfight, this year might be different. The potential bike shop stock crisis may make this Black Friday period a good time to get your Christmas gifts for mountain bikers sorted out before it’s too late.
Jump to: Mountain bike deals for the USA
Jump to: Mountain bike deals for the UK
- Amazon: plenty of discounts on Garmin tech and winter Gore bike apparel
- Backcountry: good deals of drivetrain items and night light systems
- REI Coop: a huge array of MTB stuff up to half-price
- Jenson USA: well worth a dig around to find 75% off bargains
- CompetitiveCyclist: lots of premium brand items with 25% or more discount
- Wiggle: classic big brand Black Friday sales on Oakley and indoor trainers
- Amazon UK: well worth having a look in their fitness section as well as cycling depts
- Chain Reaction Cycles: Maxxis, Fox Suspension, Nukeproof clothing, Giro lids and more
- Evans Cycles: they haven’t gone Black Firday yet but their Centenary Sale is still full of deals
- Wiggle: Oakley, Garmin, dhb, balance bikes, LifeLine tools and much more
- Tweeks Cycles: a great flog-off of decent tyres and clothing at the moment
- Tredz: their Black Ticket Event is a well-curated collection of quality stuff
Black Friday mountain bike deals: USA
Chances are you’ve landed on this page because you want to check out some deals right now, not at the end of the month. Well, the best place to start is to head on offer to our Deals Pages and fill your boots, as it were. Or check out the clearance departments of the following retailers:
Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon GX (XL)
“Santa Cruz’s long-travel 29er tackles enduro trails at warp speed. Aggressive geometry ensures stable and confident handling. Flip-chip tweaks the geometry, shock progression, and wheelbase.”
Marin Palisades Trail 2 27.5
“It has a Series 2 6061 aluminum frame that uses 100mm of travel on the front making it perfect for fire roads, singletrack, and all-day adventures out on the trails.”
Black Friday clothing deals: USA
Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL Sunglasses
“There’s little about the Oakley Half Jacket that hasn’t already been said by its overwhelmingly appreciative wearers, or impressive sales numbers since its release way back in 2002.”
7 iDP Transition Knee Pads
“Maximising the flow of air around your knee, the reduction of sweat and odours keeps you cool and comfortable as you explode into a berm.”
Gore Wear C5 Gore-Tex Trail Hooded jacket
“Lightweight, packable jacket for rainy trail days. Stay dry in a downpour with the Gore-Tex membrane. Breathable material keeps sweat wicked away.”
Black Friday tech deals: USA
Garmin Instinct Solar Watch
“Features subdued color, high contrast displays and purpose-built design bring to life a non-traditional smartwatch that can follow wherever the mission takes you.”
Garmin Vivoactive 4 Heart Rate Monitor
“Underneath the refined Gorilla glass and updated bezel, this always-on health and fitness wearable serves as a powerful diet, sleep, hydration, wellness, and fitness coach, as well as your personal secretary.”
Fabric Chamber Ratchet Head Multi-Tool
“Includes hex bits 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 mm, plus 2 Philips head screwdrivers, 3 flat-head screwdrivers, a T10 and a T25. CNC-machined, double-ended stainless-steel bits.”
Black Friday component deals: USA
RockyMounts Splitrail Hitch Rack
“Can easily accommodate 2 bikes, while the 2″ model can handle as many as 4 bikes. Each strut is engineered with 4″ of side-to-side adjustment, letting you accommodate a range of bike styles and sizes.”
Black Friday mountain bike deals UK
We know why you’re here. You want a deal now, not at the end of the month. Well, we have our top picks highlights below broken into categories but first of all, visit our Deals Pages and pore over our carefully curated collections.
Black Friday clothing deals: UK
100% Brisker Gloves
“Get the perfect amount of insulation to block out damp, cool weather while maintaining exceptional dexterity and control of your bike.”
Mavic Deemax Pro Flat Off Road
“Toe and heel protection. Internal ankle protection. Spider sole geometry – flexible but solid grip on any flat pedal. Dual-density midsole. Wide front and back flex grooves for off-the-bike grip.”
Black Friday tech deals: UK
Niterider Lumina 1200 OLED Boost
“The Lumina OLED 1200 Boost features a custom engineered collimator sense, producing a generous widespread beam pattern. With Boost Mode providing a stunning 1200 lumens of maximum light output.”
Halfords Turbo Trainer
“Six levels of magnetic resistance with remote adjustment mean you can easily build up and maintain your cycling fitness, and it folds up for easy storage when the weather brightens.”
Garmin Edge 530 GPS
“Who cares that the Edge 530 GPS cycling computer offers dynamic performance monitoring and insights to help you improve? You do. See how the heat and altitude affect your performance.”
Muc-Off Pressure Washer Bike Bundle
“World’s first pressure washer built purely for use on bicycles. We’ve designed and tooled three specific lances to ensure the Muc-Off Pressure Washer won’t damage those all-important bearings and surfaces.”
LifeLine Digital Vernier Callipers
“A highly accurate gauge that measures to within +/-0.02mm to ensure you have the ideal dimensions for your repair jobs, replacement work and modifications.”
Black Friday component deals: UK
Brand-X Ascend II Dropper Seatpost
“Available in 105mm, 125m and 150mm travel options, the Ascend II mountain bike dropper enables you to quickly and reliably adjust your saddle height without interrupting your pedaling flow.”
Birzman Macht Shock Pump
“Beautifully machined out of aluminium, Birzman’s Macht Shock Pump is the perfect way to make adjustments to air suspension either at home or out on the trails.”
Halfords 5 Drawer Top Chest
“With a 20kg load rating per drawer, each one can hold plenty of weighty tools. Inside, the non-slip/scratch drawer liners help keep everything in place and undamaged.”
Spank Oozy Trail 780 Vibrocore handlebars
“Zirconium Doped 7-Series Alloy. Rise: 15/25mm. Length: 780mm. Diameter: 31.8mm. Geometry: 5° up x 7° back. Finish: Shot peen anodized, decal logos. Key Technologies: Vibrocore.”
Maxxis High Roller II 29 x 2.3 tyre
“An extremely open and aggressive tread the delivers excellent soil penetration and mud-clearing ability. The dual compound tread utilises a hard base layer to reduce rolling resistance.”
Complete list of our Black Friday deals pages
By product type:
- Five Ten deals
- Mountain bike jacket deals
- Mountain bike shoe deals
- Mountain bike helmet deals
- Deals on complete mountain bikes
- Mountain bike trouser deals
By individual retailer:
- Amazon mountain bike deals
- Wiggle mountain bike deals
- Chain Reaction Cycles mountain bike deals
- Evans Cycles mountain bike deals
- BackCountry mountain bike deals
- REI mountain bike deals
- Jenson USA mountain bike deals
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.
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, 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 in the era of Covid. 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.
Cyber Monday is three days after Black Friday. Yet ANOTHER big day for online shopping. Cyber Monday mountain bike deal-slinging 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.
None of these Black Friday mountain bike deals will 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.