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The pound is stronger against the euro than it’s been in years — take advantage and hunt
out European sites for cut-price gear, bike and holiday bargains. Here’s what we found…


Shiomano XT euro bargain

Our Pick: Shimano XT brake set – £97.71 (+ £51 mounting hardware and rotors)

Simply the best brake on the market today, with loads of stopping power, a great lever shape for controlling it, and adjustments for bite-point and reach.

At £115 per wheel in the UK, they’re hardly overpriced, but at £97.71 for front and rear on Germany’s, they’re incredible value (as long as the pound stays strong).

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Also try bike24, bike-components, actionsports and probikeshop


Our Pick: Commencal Meta AM V4 ALC (2015) – £2,606.55

In March we reviewed the Meta AM V4 with BOS suspension and loved its cutting-edge geometry, innovative design with customisable components and sensitive suspension. It was good value then, at £2,606.55, but now it looks incredible, with Race Face carbon cranks, XO1 gears and BOS fork and shock.

Also try the Rose Granite Chief 3 and the YT Capra AL1, all of which have shifted south in price.

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Also try Rose and YT Industries

Watch us review the YT Industries Capra AL1


Molini Euro bargains

Our pick: One week in Molini, Italy – £488.73

Riding in Europe has always been good, delivering plenty of singletrack for your pound, but the weak euro has made that all the more affordable. We found a week’s shuttling and accommodation with Riviera Bike in Molini for €675, which is £478.

Pure Mountains in Malaga also have some cracking deals, but they tell us they’re putting up their euro prices soon, so  book fast for the best possible deal.

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Also try Pure Mountains