Black Friday Top Picks
There really are few better feelings than getting your hands on new cycling, run or triathlon kit. Well, maybe only bettered by fantastic kit at jaw-droppingly good savings. We have a raft of amazing Black Friday deals, but which products really stand out for us and where are the best savings to be had?
We have compiled a list of some of our top picks from our Black Friday Sale. Read on to find out more.
A staple item for anyone looking to increase their performance out on the road, an aero jersey does away with flappy materials and offers a sublime next-to-skin fit. Castelli’s Aero Race 6.0 Short Sleeve Jersey ticks this box in addition to providing the wearer with dynamic, head-turning styling.
Long days on the saddle planned? Gore Wear is here to help, with their C7 Long Distance Bib Short. A Three-point chamois anchoring system enhances comfort, while the Gore® Windstopper® fabric keeps the chill off on even the coldest days. Other worthy clothing highlights include Black Sheep Cycling’s renowned Elements Thermal Short Sleeve Jersey and Assos’ Equipe RS S9 Bib Short. For those looking for a do it all short without the premium price tag, the Endura Pro SL Bib Short is a fine choice.
Protection on the mind? Whether you are looking for your first cycling helmet or are in the market to upgrade your existing lid, we have options available to keep you covered on and off-road. Multi-discipline, POC brings their refreshing outlook on design to the table and their carefully thought out safety features and put both in the Tectal and Omne Air SPIN helmets. On the hunt for a helmet with race-proven pedigree? Look no further than a Tour de France winner’s favourite, the MET Trenta Road Helmet. Airy, lightweight and looking the part, it is no wonder it gets the pro’s seal of approval.
With a revolutionary collapsible cellular structure to offer the best possible impact protection for your head, WaveCel technology makes the Bontrager Specter Helmet a true market leader and with the incorporation of a Boa® system, allows you to dial the perfect fit in with ease.
Peace of mind on the trails when it comes to safety should be of paramount importance to those looking to embrace the rough stuff and Oakley is more than aware of this. Their DRT5 MIPS MTB Helmet offers a wide range of storage options when it comes to eyewear and MIPS® brain protection all within a carefully thought out package.
Pressure points, aches and pains...The happiness of your feet can make or break a ride, so why not treat them to a pair of cycling shoes that feel like slippers and provide all the handy features you need to eek out every watt?
One of the most distinguished shoe manufacturers, Sidi has pulled out all the stops with their Sixty Road Cycling Shoes. Delivering when it comes to aesthetics, quality, comfort and performance, this Rolls Royce of a shoe is a bucket list option for many serious about their pedaling.
A slim design, Boa closure technology and a lightweight construction, Mavic has nailed the road shoe brief with their Cosmic Boa Road Cycling Shoes. Boasting a 3D EVA tongue this shoe hugs the foot without feeling restricted. Giro’s famed lace-up model, the Empire SLX Road Cycling Shoes bring a traditional design right up to 21st century requirements, while one of the most breathable shoes on the market, Specialized’s S-Works 7 Vent Road Shoes maintain all the features their race-ready S-Works range are known for, with the added bonus of a Dyneema® Mesh reinforcement layer to keep the feet feeling comfortable for longer in the shoes.
Not just experts when it comes to components and wheels, Shimano is making waves in the footwear arena and their RC7 SPD-SL Road Shoes play a key role in this. From the adjustable Powerzone wire guide providing a precise fit, to the Shimano Dynalast technology aiding power delivery, we are big fans of this very capable shoe.
What Else Should I Look Out For?
Now that we look the part, it could be easy to overlook our bikes when it comes to Black Friday offers. As upgrades go, a power meter can transform your training, make your time on the bike all that more efficient and provide motivation on those tough days battling the elements. Garmin produces one of the most versatile units when it comes to power meters, with their Vector 3 Double Sided Power Meter Pedals kicking out super-accurate readings and easy installation making it simple to switch between bikes, should you wish. For those looking for a crank based unit, the INPEAK Ultegra FC-R8000 Powercrank Power Meter is a good choice, powered by a CR2032 battery, which is quick and simple to replace and a mere 12 grams weight addition to a standard Shimano R8000 non-driveside crankarm.
Forget raising a glass, why not raise a bottle, or more specifically a Vel 500ml bottle to the Vel RL Carbon Bottle Cage and 500ml Bottles Bundle. The bottle and cage combo comes in a wide range of colours making it a wonderful finishing touch to any bike. Rolling out of our rundown of some of our favourite Black Friday offers in style and with a whole heap of grip, we had to give Panaracer’s GravelKing Folding TLC Clincher Tyre a mention if nothing else for its integrated puncture protection and tubeless-ready design.
Looking to clean up? Muc-Off has a wide offering of products in our sale. From their ultra-effective Nano Tech Cleaner to their Bio Dry Lube your bike will be thankful for your investment in some of the best cleaning and lubrication products on the market.