This week's trawl of the online discounters
This week’s Dirty Deals has something of an accidental-but-handy theme and layout. We’ve got deals from your head right down to your toes – and we’ve even included a bargain bike to ride it all on too.
We’ve highlighted four main killer deals – instead of the usual three – because we couldn’t agree which great offer to leave out. So we left them all in.
Feast on this…
Kask Rex helmet –
£150.00 – £99.99
Kask are a relatively new name in the world of mountain biking but they’ve been providing big roadie racers – like Team Sky – with lids for quite a while and getting rave reviews. The Rex is their first stab at a mountain bike enduro-style helmet and they’ve done a great job we reckon. It’s more vented than a lot of enduro helmets but still offers loads of bonce coverage, fit fine-tuning and goggle friendliness.
Kask helmets come with whopping price tags but you can get a Rex for only £99.99!
Endura Pakajak jacket –
£34.99 – £17.50
You can never have too many jackets. While it might seem lightweight stow-away jackets like this are the exclusive preserve of roadies, they are something that every mountain biker should have in the armoury as well. You can simply keep this jacket stuffed somewhere in the darkest recesses of your Camelbak all year round. Use it in spring and autumn when the sun is hiding and the temperature drops. use it in summer for summer showers. Use it in winter as an emergency additional jacket to supplement another jacket that has perhaps wetted-out and causing you chills.
This essential bit of kit can be yours for only £17.50!
Gore Bike Wear Alp-X Windstopper Softshell shorts –
£109.99 – £55.00
Wind is the killer of cyclists. Well, not literally perhaps but wind is the weather that all cyclists do battle with. Mountain bikers hate wind more than we hate rain. Rain can be fun. Wind is just slow, cold and rubbish. Waterproof shorts are something of an established item in the UK but Windstopper shorts are a new thang. They make sense. Comfier to wear than flappy, cold waterproof shorts. More breathable too.
Gore Bike Wear clothing is quality kit so it’s always good to find a deal like this for only £55.00!
Mavic Crossride XL Elite Protect shoes –
£100.00 – £60.00
If you have an enduro helmet then you simply must have enduro footwear, dahling. These are a great option. A rubberised toe box protects against all but the biggest rock impacts. A generous flap over the quick lace system keeps things clean for easier removal at the end of a gritty day. We particularly like the short Neoprene cuff round the ankle, well placed to stop heather or stones from sneaking in to irritate your feet, but small enough not to generate heat or snag on clothing.
Not all sizes of this shoe are available so be quick to see if yours is there for only £60.00!
Vitus Nucleus 275 –
£449.99 – £337.99
We don’t usually include bikes in Dirty Deals – they’re usually a bit too expensive – but every now and then we come across a bike that we think a lot of folk will be interested in. The Vitus Nucleus 275 is one of our Hardtails Of The Year finalists and at way under £500 this version is an absolute steal. Grab this for yourself as a winter bike, grab it for yourself to sharpen up your hardtail handling skills, or maybe send the link to your mate who’s looking for a entry level mountain bike.
The last few Vitus Nucleus 275 models remaining are being flogged off at only £337.99!
Even more Dirty Deals!
Endura short sleeve merino base layer –
£37.99 – £16.99
SRAM XX1 11 speed BB30 chainset –
£300.00 – £199.99
Gore Bike Wear Womens Element Windstopper jacket –
£119.99 – £59.99
Fox Racing Flux helmet –
£71.99 – £46.49
Troy Lee Designs A1 helmet –
£139.99 – £79.99
Vans x Shadow Conspiracy Chukka Low shoes –
£54.99 – £39.99
X Fusion Sweep RL2 fork –
£449.99 – £349.99
Wiggle Nutrition Energy Gels Pack (9x38g) OCTOBER EXPIRY –
£5.00 – £3.00
Gore Bike Wear Power Windstopper Softshell Zip-Off jersey –
£169.99 – £85.00
Gore Bike Wear Alp-X Pro Windstopper Zip-Off jersey –
£169.99 – £85.00
Endura MTR Emergency Shell jacket –
£89.99 – £58.49
Gore Bike Wear Element 2in1 shorts –
£99.99 – £54.99
In case you missed it over the weekend – Best deals on autumn mountain bike kit available right now
That’s all for this week’s Dirty Deals. More next week!