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Black Friday mountain bike deals! November is the biggest time for online purchasing of the year and with the deals it’s not hard to see why.

>>> This week’s Dirty Deals: grips, helmets, saddles and much more!

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POC Tectal MTB Helmet – £179.99 – £99.99

Save 44%! The Tectal helmet features more coverage than conventional MTB helmets and has a highly efficient, ventilated design. Including an EPS liner and unibody shell construction for high level protection.

Peruzzo Verona 3 Bike Car Rack – £99.99 – £59.99

Save 40%! Quick and easy to both fit and remove from your vehicle, the Verona features straps that have been tested at 250kg each. Featuring lower straps that boast an ‘anti-bounce’ system.

Sidi Drako Carbon SRS MTB Shoes – £325.00 – £169.99

Save 48%! Sidi’s Drako Carbon SRS MTB shoes deliver extreme performance for only when the best will do. They come with a highly adjustable for tailored fit with gives you stability and durability to help get the best performance from all your kit.

Fox Attack Water Jacket – £170.00 – £89.99

Save 47% Waterproof and breathabiliity keeps you dry but also comfortable with excellent breathability. Weatherproof taped seams so you’re protected against the elements for good. Built specifically for comfort while in an MTB riding position.

Specialized Butcher tyre 27.5in and 29in – £35.00 – £19.99

Save 43%! The Butcher Control 2Bliss Ready, receives sawtooth faces on the tread blocks to increase stability under load and provide additional biting edges. The Butcher Control 2Bliss Ready tyre excels in the gnarliest terrain, with fast-rolling, ramped centre knobs and perfectly sized shoulder knobs that bite in the corners.

SealSkinz MTB Mid Knee Waterproof Socks – £42.00 – £24.99

Save 41%! Mid weight, knee length sock offering a perfect balance of warmth and breathability. Constructed with proprietary Stretchdry waterproof, breathable and windproof technology.

Fox Launch Pro Knee Guard – £65.00 – £39.99

Save 38%! Perforated neoprene offers comfort and breathability. Ergonomic plastic knee cup with Kevlar fabric coverage. Pre-curved ergonomic fit. Wrap-around hook & loop closures.

Endura MTR Baggy Short II – £82.99 – £44.99

Save 46%! Lightweight durable 4-way stretch fabric. Rear Nylon panel with DWR finish for powerful protection from spray. Anti-slip silicone print on rear inner waistband and Velcro waist adjusters.

Sweet Protection Dissenter Helmet – £99.99 – £54.99

Save 45%! The Dissenter is a bang for the buck helmet, benefiting massively from research and development on the high-end helmets. A single-piece polycarbonate shell, in-mould technology and Sweet Protection’s proven geometry combine to provide all-mountain coverage in a low weight, low profile package.

X-Tools Rolling Tool Case – £79.99 – £44.99

Dimensions: 40x19x55cm. Trolley handle for portability. Detachable wheels. Removable tool tray. Recessed carrying handles. Four sliding lined drawers with integrated lock.

50% off energy and hydration at Science In Sport

Waddyawant? Gels? Hydration tablets? Energy bars? Bundles? Caffeine? Electrolyte? Whey? Protein? No matter what type of nutrition you’re after, or what flavour you like, there’s something in this sale for you.

Lazer Phoenix+ MTB helmet – £70.00 – £25.99

Full face helmet has all the features you need. Double D-ring buckle. Big moto inspired visor with a simple adjustment. 980g for a size medium. Multiple thickness padding. Fiberglass composite construction. 16 cooling vents.

X-Tools Pro Gear Hanger Alignment Tool – £44.99 – £19.99

The X-Tools Pro Gear Hanger Alignment Tool is used to correct numerous rear derailleur/mech shifting issues that occur with indexed gear systems. Essential for bike workshops and mechanics.

X-Tools Folding Bike Workstand – £69.99 – £34.99

here’s a tray with a handy magnetic compartment to keep small bits safe while you work on the bike. The clamping head rotates and locks the bike in position. Extends up to 175cm high.H andlebar stabiliser keeping your bars  in place.

Lezyne Micro Cycle GPS with Mapping – £119.99 – £60.00

Impressive selection of features, the Lezyne Micro Cycle GPS just shouldn’t be this small. It features turn by turn navigation, Strava Segments and the ability to connect to multiple sensors to name a few.

dhb Waterproof Gloves – £26.00 – £15.60

When it’s wet and wild out reach for the dhb Waterproof Gloves. A waterproof and breathable membrane keeps out the rain while allowing perspiration to escape. A brushed fleece lining adds some warmth for colder days.

Exposure Joystick Mk12 w/ Helmet and Bar Mounts – £159.95 – £99.00

A super bright light with up to 1000 lumens of light output with handlebar and helmet mounting options.

X-Tools Essential Torque Wrench Set – £34.99 – £22.99

Install components with calibrated precision. The X-Tools Essential Torque Wrench allows you to apply the correct tension and clamping force when fitting and adjusting components, helping prevent costly damage or dangerous loosening of bolts.

RinseKit Black – £89.99 – £59.99

A portable, pressurised washer that’s like having a garden hose on the trail. With no pumping, and no batteries, the RinseKit fills in 20 seconds, holding 2 gallons of hot or cold water, the RinseKit can deliver pressurised spray for up to 2-3 minutes.

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Updated: Chain Reaction Cycles’ Black Friday mountain bike deals

Chain Reaction Cycles have already kicked off! CRC’s Black Friday deals have already started! Go check ’em out.

When is Black Friday in 2018?

Sooner than you think.

Theoretically Black Friday is Friday 23rd November 2018.

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 week – at least.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Some Black Friday handy hints

  • Write a shopping list
  • Stick to it!
  • Set a budget while you’re at it
  • Stick to it!

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.

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Cyber Monday

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.