There's a sprinkling of amber in the trees, a certain smell in the air, and an earlier-creeping dusk – all of which signal that summer is drawing to a close. Sad though that might be, there are some reasons to celebrate. Cheap cycle kit, for one! Most of the big retailers are selling off their old stock at mega-discounted rates, so now's the perfect time to bag a bargain. Here's our pick of the best deals to be had online.
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NiteRider Pro 1400 Race
With the nights drawing in, it's getting near time to break out the lights, particularly if you fancy a little post-work mountain bike action. This front light from NiteRider will help illuminate the trail ahead of you, so you can keep your fitness, skills and fun levels up during the darker months.
High5 Energy Gel Sachets – 20 x 38g
The summer might be ending but that's no reason to stop riding! If you've got a hectic autumn and winter of cyclocross racing or club rides, or are just heading out to keep the winter blues at bay, you'll be sorted for energy with this bumper box of 20 gels for a bargain £7.99.
Specialized BG S-Works clip-in road shoe white/red
There's a chunky 23% off the price of these shoes from Specialized – though they're still obviously not budget items. For your £200 you get the lightest body geometry shoe Specialized make (as of 2016 – there's a new shoe on the block coming soon!) and features a carbon sole with Boa lace fastening.
Specialized Source Sport Disc 2015 hybrid bike
If you sit at either extreme of the size spectrum and you're in the market for a bike for commuting on, let us introduce you to the Specialized Source Sport Disc. It comes ready to roll with mudguards and a pannier rack, so you don't even need to get it set up for winter. Perfect!
Mekk Volante AL 24in Claris (2016)
Planning on getting your kids into all-roading this autumn? This will certainly help! A versatile gravel bike with drop handlebars, designed for kids. It has Shimano Claris 1x8 drivetrain, Promax cable disc brakes and 24in wheels.