Looking for a deal on a brand new bike? The Black Friday sales could represent the perfect hunting ground
The cycling industry naturally offers discounts on bikes through autumn and winter – because that’s when new season models are filtering in and discontinued stock needs to be turfed out.
Since model year updates largely involve small changes to adjust compliance, aerodynamics and the like (as well as a new colour scheme) in most cases unless you want the most up-to-date super optimised machine, last year’s version with a hefty discount will serve you well.
All of this coincides excellently with Black Friday – the bumper sales that fall at just the right time of year.
We’ve hunted out some of the best Black Friday bike offers for eagle eyes hunting out a bargain.
The products featured have been chosen because we know they’re good quality and are an excellent offer at the price we’ve included (at the time of writing). Our tech team have unrivalled expertise and years of experience testing new products, so you can trust our recommendations – and we also know what represents a good deal.
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The best Black Friday bike deals
Fuji SL 2.3 Disc Road Bike 2018 was £2599.99, now £1299.99
A huge 50 per cent off this, and several other 2018 Fuji bikes, will meet you at Wiggle.
The SL stands for ‘super light’ and this carbon racer uses top end C10 high modulus carbon with oversized chainstays to boost acceleration and at this price point you’ll enjoy a Shimano RS505 hydraulic braking system. The chainset and finishing kit is all from Fuji’s in-house Oval brand.
At time of writing, there was stock in all sizes from 49cm to 61cm.
Vitus Razor Road Bike 2018 was £499.99, now £349.99
An excellent choice for someone either after a first road bike or a commuter bike which will diligently power them through the daily grind.
The Razor straddles the race and sportive geometries, to make for a fun to ride machine that won’t give you back ache. This model comes with an aluminium frame, carbon fork, and Shimano Claris groupset.
Scott E-Sub Cross 20 2018 electric bike was £1948,99, now £1298.99
If you’re looking for a little extra power in the shape of an electric bike, then this Scott E-Sub Cross could represent a real bargain. There’s a men’s and women’s version, and the wide 47c Schwalbe Smart Sam Reflex tyres coupled with hydraulic disc brakes and Suntour fork mean you can afford to explore terrain off-of-the-road too.
The Bosch Motor offers 250 watts of power, and is hooked up to a 400Wh battery.
Rutland has done something a little bit different for Black Friday deal hunters: as well as cuts across outgoing models, it’s offering savings on a range of incredible new 2019 machines.
To pick up the saving, just add the code ‘BIKE10’ at the checkout…
Wilier GTR Team 105 Road Bike 2019 was £1799.99, now £999
Another tasty deal on a new year model.
The Willier GTR is a carbon race bike with matching carbon fork and a full Shimano 105 groupset.
The wheels aren’t top end, being Shimano RS-100, but there’s some tasty finishing kit in the shape of a Selle Italia X1 saddle and the Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tyres are not the fastest but will serve you well until it’s time to make a summer upgrade.
We’ll keep bringing you more bike offers, so check back for more..