Inner tubes, pedals, tyres and chains. They’re not glamorous, but they are some of the essential items you need to keep your bike running sweetly. They’re also not the items you really want to spend big on, and making some savings here (while not skimping on quality) means more money for that shiny bike bling you’ve got your eye on.
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Vittoria Latex Road Inner Tube – 20 Pack
Inner tubes are one of those essential items that you always need and always hurt the wallet when it comes to buying them one or two at a time. You also never have one when you need one! Solve that problem by buying in bulk.
These latex tubes from Vittoria are lightweight and performance oriented, and better yet they have nearly 60% off the retail price, which brings them down to about £5 per tube. Not bad! They even come in a pleasing pink colour.
Continental Quality 29er MTB Inner Tube
More inner tubes, this time for mountain bikes. Even riders who prefer to ride tubeless always need to carry one, just in case. These 29er tubes from Continental have more than 50% off, so stock up now while they’re cheap!
Continental Quality Road Pack of 10 Inner Tubes
If you aren’t looking for performance inner tubes then you can’t go wrong with these road inner tubes from Continental. Available in a selection of widths and with either presta or schrader valves, you can stock up on a bundle of 10 for under £30.
Bike Hand Bicycle Maintenance Tool Kit — Shimano Fit
If you haven’t already got your home maintenance set up sorted it’s well worth investing in the tools you’ll need to make simple tweaks and fixes. Sets like this one from Bike Hand are perfect as they have all the essentials boxed and ready to go. This set contains Allen keys, chain whip, spoke wrench, tyre levers, and even a puncture repair kit! It’s also under £30, which ain’t bad.
Shimano 105 Carbon SPD-SL Pedals PD-5800
It’s hard to go wrong with these Shimano 105 SPD-SL pedals. One of the most popular pedal choices out there, this version is constructed from lightweight and strong carbon, and is nearly half price.
Continental Mountain King II Protection 29er Folding MTB Tyre
Get yourself an aggressive trail-riding and XC tyre for your 29er in the form of the Continental Mountain King II tyre. It features the company’s Black Chili compound with carbon particles for lower rolling resistance but greater grip.
Tacx Trainer Road Tyre
Got some quality time planned with your turbo trainer? Don’t trash your good road tyres, swap them over for a trainer-specific set like these ones from Tacx.
Shimano 11 Spd HG900 (Dura Ace) Chain
Chains are another of those pieces of kit that you need to replace with some regularity, but always cost more than you really want to spend. Happily, for those with a Dura Ace 11 speed set-up you can get your chain replaced with around a third off the price.