Black Friday 2019 might not be until the end of November, but Rutland Cycling has already kicked things off with a range of deals on cheap bikes, parts and accessories.
Now into the second week of discounting, we’ve picked out a few standout items to give you a flavour of what’s on offer. This is just a tiny selection of the deals available though, so don’t forget to check out Rutland Cycling’s full range of offers, while Wiggle has also started to slash prices.
Fast Forward F4D Carbon Clincher DT350 Disc Wheelset –
The Fast Forward F4D disc wheelset looks like a smart, modern wheel upgrade. Rutland Cycling
Hand-built in Holland, these wheels from Fast Forward feature a modern rim shape that’s 45mm deep and 19mm wide (internal). They’re also tubeless ready and, at a claimed 1550g, they’re reasonably light for aero disc brake wheels.
Furthermore, the hubs are DT Swiss 350s, and the wheels have been laced with a sensible 2:1 spoke ratio which should help with durability.
Continental Gator Hardshell Folding Tyre 28mm –
The Continental Gator Hardshell folding tyre focuses on puncture resistance and durability. Rutland Cycling
The Continental Gator Hardshell tyre isn’t going to break any rolling resistance records, but if you’re after a tyre that’s tough as old boots, for commuting or logging big winter mileage, the Gator Hardshell could be just the ticket.
Taking a standard Gatorskin tyre as the base, Continental hs added a wider Poly-X puncture breaker belt and a third polyamide layer which apparently provides even greater puncture protection.
Specialized Epic Comp Evo 2019 Full Suspension MTB –
The Specialized Epic Comp Evo offers much of the performance of the carbon Epic, but at a fraction of the cost. Rutland Cycling
With its dropper post, 2.3” tyres, wide 750mm bars and a fork with 120mm of travel, Specialized says the Epic Comp Evo is the kind of frankenbike everyone in their office is riding.
The bike is built around an aluminium frame, featuring the company’s Smartweld technology. We really liked the carbon Epic, and the alloy version appears to offer more of the same at a fraction of the cost.
Rutland Cycling 2020 Hybrid Bike –
The Rutland Cycling Men’s Hybrid bike offers a complete package for everyday riding. Rutland Cycling
Everyone deserves a good town bike, and at just £174.99 for a bike kitted out with mudguards, a chain guard and a front basket, this could be a great option for scooting around town or popping to the shops.
The package even includes lights, pedals and a rear wheel lock integrated into the frame, so it should be good to go right out of the box. It’s single speed, so perhaps won’t be suitable for those living in hilly areas, but for everyone else it could be a reliable, low maintenance bike for everyday riding.
Elite Rampa FE-C B+ Mag Turbo Trainer –
The Elite Rampa FE-C B+ Mag Turbo Trainer is a Zwift compatible smart trainer at a good price. Rutland Cycling
Direct-drive smart trainers are getting all the attention at the moment, but a wheel-on trainer can still do the job if you want to train inside through winter.
The Rampa is FE-C compatible, so it can be controlled wirelessly by third party apps like Zwift and TrainerRoad. It also uses an ‘enhanced drive unit’ that Elite says offers 50% more power than Elite’s Qubo Digital. It also handily includes a six month subscription to Elite’s My E-training app.
More Black Friday deals from Rutland Cycling
Giant TCR Advanced SL0 Dura-Ace 2019 –
The Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 is one of our favourite race bikes. Rutland Cycling
One of our favourite all-round race bikes, and weapon of choice of our in-house hitter Joe Norledge, the Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 comes fully kitted out and ready to race. If you’ve been inspired by our Hill Climb Diaries series, this could be the perfect bike for taking on the climbs next season.
Not only do you get full Dura-Ace Di2 9150, with Shimano’s R9100-P integrated power meter, but you also get Giant’s top of the range 42mm SLR-0 tubeless-ready carbon wheels and carbon finishing kit. It’s also got a very beautiful paint job.
Yes, it’s still very expensive, but this is a true superbike, and at 33 per cent off there’s never been a better time to get your hands on one.
Plus, if the TCR isn’t to your taste, Rutland Cycling is currently offering up to 35 per cent off all Giant and Liv bikes.
Scott Sub Active eRide 2019 Electric Crossbar Hybrid –
The Scott Sub Active eRide is fully kitted out for commuting. Rutland Cycling
We’re big fans of e-bikes here at BikeRadar, and the Scott Sub Active eRide looks like a very tidy package indeed.
It’s got a 400Wh battery to power its Bosch Active 250w motor system, which should be more than enough to get you around town or out into the hills.
It’s commuter-friendly straight out of the box too, with mudguards, a pannier rack, front and rear lights and an integrated wheel lock all included.
If you’ve got a bit more money to spend, Rutland Cycling has offers across the Scott e-bike range, with savings up to 46 per cent on RRP!
Continental Grand Prix 5000 Tubeless tyre 25mm –
Continental’s GP5000 TL tyre is one of our favourite tubeless tyres. Rutland Cycling
It feels like road tubeless has come of age in 2019, and part of that is the fact that Continental has finally jumped on board, with the recently released Grand Prix 5000 tubeless tyre.
When we reviewed a 28mm version of this tyre a few months ago, the only criticism we could really level at it was that it’s quite expensive. Our tester loved them so much in fact that he said they “could be the new tubeless benchmark”.
Now, though, you can get the 25mm version at a very healthy 37 per cent off from Rutland Cycles, making them a much more palatable proposition for everyone.
Scott RC Women’s Road Shoe White / Gloss Silver, Size 38 –
With an ‘Extreme’ stiffness rating, the Scott RC Women’s Road Shoe is a full-on race shoe for female riders. Rutland Cycling
There are only size 38 shoes remaining, but Rutland Cycling is offering a humongous 89 per cent off the Scott RC Women’s Road shoes, in white/silver.
We reviewed the men’s version a few years ago and found them to be an excellent set of road racing shoes.
Designed for the requirements of elite female racers, the Scott RC Women Road shoes have a HMX carbon sole, with a stiffness rating of 10 (for ‘Extreme Stiffness’).
They also have a women’s specific design, with adjustable arch support and dual Boa closure dials that allow for on-the-go adjustability and a highly tunable fit.
If, sadly, you don’t have size 38 feet, Rutland has more great offers across its range of Scott clothing.
Lazer Blade+ Road Helmet Matte Black –
The Lazer Blade+ borrows a lot of features from the pro-level Z1, but comes at a bargain price. Rutland Cycling
The Lazer Blade+ is based on Lazer’s top-end Z1, but comes at a fraction of the price.
Now available with almost a third off at Rutland Cycling, you can get your hands on a helmet that scored 4.5 out of 5 stars in our testing.
It features 22 vents, with good internal channelling, so it easily keeps you cool. It uses the same ARS (Advanced Roll System) adjuster as the Z1, and at just 230g in a size small, it’s also very lightweight for a helmet at this price point.
There’s also an optional shell cover available separately to increase aerodynamic efficiency or, more usefully, keep your head dry on wet days.
And if black’s not your favourite colour, Rutland Cycling has offers on other colours available too.
Cycleops Basic Mag Kit –
The Cycleops Basic Mag Kit has everything you need to get started with indoor training. Rutland Cycling
The winter is very much closing in here in the Northern Hemisphere, so it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to maintain all that hard-earned fitness.
Smart trainers might be all the rage right now, but standard ‘dumb’ turbo trainers still work just as well as before – they’re also vastly cheaper.
If, for example, you’ve already got a power meter on your bike, you can still connect to Zwift or do power-based workouts with a turbo trainer such as the Cycleops Mag turbo trainer. You won’t be able to replicate the virtual terrain, but it’s a great way to get into Zwift on the cheap.
Furthermore, if you’ve never owned an indoor trainer before, this kit could be the perfect introduction because it has everything you need to get started; the trainer, a trainer mat, a riser block and a sweat towel.