Black Friday is here - time to save a few spondoolies on cycling gear!
The usual caveats apply: consumerism is bad for the planet (and your wallet), watch out for deals that aren't as good as they seem, and remember that #outside is free.
With that being said, if you need some new kit or are looking to enter a sportive with some mates, then Black Friday may be a good chance to pick up a discount.
We've had a rummage around the online sales and picked out a few decent-looking deals. Shop responsibly!
Our favourite Preston-based bike brand are offering some mega savings on their current range. How about £600 off the full-carbon R872 road bike, loaded with Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting? Yours for £1599.
Check out the Ribble site for some great Black Friday savings across the range:
If you're in the market for a new cycling computer, the Hammerhead Karoo is currently on sale for £196 - a hefty discount over the regular price of £393.
Featuring a large colour screen, rugged aluminium-titanium casing and all the GPS-enabled navigational bells and whistles you need to set Strava alight, the Karoo is by all accounts an impressive device.
We actually have one of these in for testing at the moment, Joe is keeping us in suspense but first impressions were positive. Hammerhead offer a 45-day money-back trial period, so why not find out for yourself:
Wahoo KICKR and KICKR Core
Not content with disrupting Garmin's dominance in cycling computers, Wahoo are making big strides in the indoor trainer market too.
Their top-of-the-line KICKR smart trainer and its little brother the KICKR Core (our personal pick) are both packed with all the features and connectivity you need to hone your fitness over the winter, with a little help from apps like Zwift, TrainerRoad or Sufferfest.
Wahoo are offering Black Friday savings of £250 and £120 on the KICKR and KICKR Core respectively - and handily enough, trial suscriptions to all of the above training apps are included with your purchase.
The trainers are reconditioned units, but have been fully serviced and are backed with Wahoo's 2-year warranty so no worries there. Turn your pain cave into a high-tech pleasure dome!
Everyone loves a Rapha sale - including Rapha themselves - and they've stepped up to the plate with up to 35% off a large swathe of their gear.
The sale includes their EF Education First pro team range, along with the usual desirable selection of jackets, base layers and accessories to make your cycling that bit more luxurious.
London stalwarts Condor Cycles are offering a range of discounted items plus an extra 10% off across everything on their website today.
From NOS Campagnolo Record brakes for £75 and merino arm warmers for a tenner, there are some nice bargains to be had if you dig around.
We like Canyon's approach to Black Friday: you won't find the dread phrase mentioned on their website, instead they're pushing a "Stealth" selection of their cutting edge bikes, including the Ultimate CF SLX and the Grail gravel bike, in all-black livery.
No discounts as such (to be fair, their bikes are already great value) but they are offering free shipping on bikes, which is a saving of about £40.
Yanto Barker's well-dressed baby Le Col have been running Black Friday discounts all week. Use code EXTRA30 to save over 50% on the price of Le Col's well regarded bib shorts and jerseys - and their discounts on some of the Wiggins range too.
Mates Rates on UK Cycling Events sportives
This is an offer that UK Cycling Events run year-round - but they're taking advantage of Black Friday fever to promote their "mates rates" deal today.
It's simple enough: you can save between 10% - 20% on the entry fee to a selection of their 2020 sportives when you enter as a group. You'll need at least four entrants to qualify, and the discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
Events include the No Excuses series, Demo Days, Season Passes and Brewin Dolphin Velo Club. Take a look, and remember the old saying... "don't buy upgrades; ride up grades".
We'll add more deals throughout the day as we find them...