The Tacx Flux Smart trainer is one of our favourite connected direct-drive trainers on the market. It sacrifices some of the features of the top-end Neo model (primarily packability) in favour of a more reasonable price.
The much-loved Bizango is now available with a healthy £130 off, bringing the well-equipped bike down to a very affordable £520. If you’re feeling generous, this could be a great option for the beginner mountain biker this Christmas.
The Nikasi gravel bike could be a great entry-level optionJack Luke / Immediate Media
The Voodoo Nikasi is built around a nicely finished 7005 alloy frameset, which features a number of gravel-friendly tweaks. Skinny-ish seatstays and flattened chainstays should help to improve comfort on rough terrain, with a slack 71-degree head angle and long-ish 425mm chainstays improving stability.
Better still, all of this off-road capability is currently available for just £440.