It’s here at last! We’ve all been waiting with baited breath to see what retailers will be unleashing this Black Friday, and there are some meaty deals to sink your teeth into.
The Sigma Sports’ ‘Black Friday Price Promise’ also states that if it drops the price of any product you buy before 2 December 2019, you can request a refund and they’ll send you the difference, so there’s no need to worry that you might not be getting the very best deal available.
As usual, there are far too many deals for any normal person to wade through, so we’ve had a look for you and picked out five amazing bargains to pique your interest.
If you just can’t get enough of the deals, though, don’t forget to check out our roundups of the best Black Friday offers from other stores including Wiggle, Rutland Cycling and Evans Cycles.
Elite Direto-X OTS turbo trainer with Zwift bundle —
Get your winter training off to a spectacular start. Sigma Sports
If you’re getting ready for your winter hibernation (and by that, we mean riding indoors instead of outdoors, of course), then set yourself up well with this bargain bundle. The Elite Direto is a direct-drive trainer that provides an accurate ride feel without waking the household up. Compatible with a multitude of bike setups, you can now grab one bundled with a 12-month Zwift membership, plus a CycleOps mat and ANT+USB cable.
Argon 18 Gallium Pro Disc frameset —
Save a whopping £1,300 on an Argon 18 Gallium Pro Disc frameset and build your dream machine. Sigma Sports
Build your new dream machine with a massive £1,300 saving on the Argon 18 Gallium Pro Disc frameset. With its understated design, it makes one heck of a race machine. Why not pair it with Ultegra Di2 or even treat yourself to Dura-Ace, with all that dollar you saved on the frameset?
Oakley ARO5 MIPS helmet —
Treat yourself to a slick new aero helmet. Sigma Sports
If you’re in the market for a new aero helmet, now’s the time to get yourself a serious bargain. The Oakley ARO5 made it to our list of the best aero road helmets for a reason: it’s comfortable, well ventilated, has excellent eyewear integration, and comes with a BOA closure and MIPS technology. To round it all off, it just looks really great.
Vittoria Corsa G+ clincher road tyres bundle —
New tyres are an easy upgrade for your road bike. Sigma Sports
The easiest way to improve your road bike is to upgrade the tyres. These Vittoria Corsa G+ tyres offer fantastic grip and smooth riding, thanks to the inclusion of G+ Graphene. If you’ve been coveting them but put off by the price, take advantage of this great bundle, getting a pair for half the price.
Castelli Sorpasso 2 bib tights —
Castelli Sorpasso 2 Bib Tight Sigma Sports
For winter riding, the Sorpasso tights are the bee’s knees.
Part of Castelli’s range-topping Rosso Corsa range, they use the Progetto X2 Air seatpad, as seen in the brand’s premium bib shorts. That’s paired to excellent thermal insulation for all-day comfort on your winter rides.
Sigma Sports’ best price on the Sorpasso is for the dark blue option.
MET Trenta road helmet £220 – from £89
MET Trenta Road Helmet Sigma Sports
The Trenta helmet builds on MET’s 30 years of experience to provide pro-level performance with aerodynamics and a relatively light weight of around 225g.
There’s also a huge range of colour options. You may not fancy the white/mint green or white/neon yellow that Sigma Sports is offering the greatest discount on, but there are still useful savings on more conservative colourways.
Or upgrade to the Trenta Carbon with options discounted down to £145.
Gore Wear C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 jacket –
Gore C5 Shakedry Jacket. Gore
Gore’s Shakedry range provides excellent waterproofing and breathability.
Plus, unlike DWR coated kit, it’s permanently waterproof and does not need to be reconditioned. As its name says, you canalso just shake it to remove surface moisture. Just look out for sizing as Gore’s kit tends to run small.
Sigma Sports is offering 20% off the storm blue version; in black it’s £199.
Castelli Gabba 3 short sleeve jersey
Sigma is offering big discounts on the Gabba. Sigma Sports
Everyone’s favourite wet weather jersey is just over half price at Sigma Sports.
Castelli was the originator of the wind- and wet-resistant, breathable lightweight racing jersey and the Gabba still sets the mark in this category.
Sigma Sports is offering the Gabba 3 in four colour options from black through to fluoro yellow.
Giro Empire ACC road shoes –
Giro brought lace-up cycling shoes back into fashion, starting with the Empire. David Rome / Future Publishing
Giro brought lace-up cycling shoes back into fashion.
With laces, the Empire is lightweight, aero and the multiple crosses of the foot help to distribute pressure more evenly for all-day ride comfort.
That’s augmented by the SuperNatural footbed, while the Easton carbon sole provides excellent stiffness and power delivery. There’s a good range of size options available at Sigma Sports, if you’re flexible about colour choice.
SRAM Red eTap AXS hydraulic groupset –
SRAM Red eTap 2×12 and hydraulic brakes – as good as it gets? © Felix Meyer/Cube
Go 12-speed and wireless with SRAM’s newest range-topping Red AXS groupset.
The innovations don’t stop at the extra sprocket though: with a 10-tooth smallest cog, Red AXS uses smaller chainrings to save weight.
And the cassette options up to 33 teeth mean that you can stay on the large ring over more terrain. The AXS smartphone app lets you tune your shifting to match your riding style too. The single ring option is priced at £1,049.
Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Ready Road Tyre –
The Schwalbe Pro One is one of the best tubeless tyres we’ve ever ridden. Sigma Sports
When we originally reviewed the Schwalbe Pro One tubeless tyres back in 2015, our reviewer said it was ‘the best tubeless tyre’ he’d ever ridden. And though it might be a few years old now, with an updated version on the way for 2020, the Pro One remains a great choice.
Schwalbe’s Tubeless Easy technology makes them mercifully easier to live with than many other tubeless road tyres, and we were impressed with their low rolling-resistance and great grip. Durability isn’t amazing, but then it is a racing tyre – you can’t have it all.
SciCon Aerocomfort Road 3.0 TSA Bike Travel Bag –
The SciCon Aerocomfort Road 3.0 TSA Bike Travel Bag is great option for travelling with your bike. Sigma Sports
With the weather turning sour here in the northern hemisphere, many of us might be dreaming about a winter break somewhere warmer (and preferably drier).
The SciCon Aerocomfort Road 3.0 TSA bike bag rolls well, packs down small, and at 8kg is helpfully lightweight. In our mini-review, we cited the high price as the biggest issue with this bag, so problem solved?
Shimano SPD SL SH11 Yellow Pedal Cleats –
It’s important to replace your cleats regularly for a secure connection to your pedals, especially if you walk on them a lot. Sigma Sports
With their simple, reliable design, Shimano road pedals are an enduring staff favourite here at BikeRadar, but as with all pedals, your cleats need to be in good nick to get the most out of them.
It’s also important to make sure you’ve got plenty of the grippy, coloured bits left for those moments when you have to do the awkward walk between your bike and everything else – otherwise it’s all too easy to slip over.
Offering three degrees of float, Shimano’s yellow road cleats are probably the most popular option.
Specialized Tarmac SL6 Comp Road Bike 2019 –
Specialized’s 2019 Tarmac SL6 Comp with rim brakes in grey/red. Sigma Sports
When we reviewed the disc brake version of the Tarmac SL6 Comp, we showered it with praise for its lovely balance, addictive speed and great handling – it even made it on to the shortlist for our 2019 Bike of the Year.
This version shares the same DNA, but has traditional rim brakes rather than discs – which is ideal if you’re not yet fully converted to disc brake evangelism – and at a healthy discount, it could make the perfect, mid-range race bike for the 2020 season.
Wahoo Elemnt Bolt Cycling GPS Computer Limited Edition –
The Wahoo Elemnt Bolt is one of the only GPS cycling computers that claims to be aero. Sigma Sports
You might already own a GPS cycling computer, but is it aero and does it come in a spicy colour? If you answered no to either of those questions, then maybe it’s time to upgrade!
The Wahoo Element Bolt can tick both of those incredibly important boxes, as well as other more minor ones such as best in class battery life, an easy to read screen, turn-by-turn navigation, integrated workouts and ANT+, Bluetooth and WiFi compatibility.