On any typical day, heading to the internet in search of some great bike deals would probably be a straight forward task. The sheer abundance of bicycle manufacturers, and the increasing rate at which they innovate in a bid to outdo their competition, means that there is generally an abundance of unsold bikes in the world. As a result, when supply outstrips demand, bike deals become almost hard to miss.
However, 2020 has been far from a typical year. But if there's been one good thing to come as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that millions of people have decided to take up cycling. Be that as a means of transport, a way of avoiding public transport, filling newfound additional free time, or simply for the health benefits it provides.
The coinciding closure of factories means that while demand has increased, supply has all but ceased, and stock is fast beginning to dwindle.
Such is the way of business, when demand outstrips supply, prices go up and those once-abundant bike deals are becoming ever more rare. However, here at Cyclingnews, we're not just experts on bike racing, we know a thing or two about where to find great bike deals, so rather than having to wait until November for Black Friday bike deals, read on to peruse what we've found today.
Starting with road bikes, we've put together a few deals for each of our two most popular audiences, the USA and the UK.
Road bikes as a term no longer encompasses a singular form of bicycle, and nowadays you can get anything from wind-cheating aero road bikes made from carbon fibre to traditional-looking bikes made from steel.
If this is what you're looking for, our guide to the best road bike deals should supply everything you need. We also have plenty of road based buying guides, chief of which is our overarching guide to the best road bikes.
Ridley Helium X | 44% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $3,599.00 | Now $1,999.00
Size small available, this lightweight road bike has a carbon frame with Shimano Ultegra groupset, a Rotor crankset and stong aluminium wheels. Suitable for anyone looking for an all-round high-performance road bike. View Deal
Ridley Fast Force AXS | 40% off at Backcountry
Was $7,999.00 | Now $4,799.00
A choice of sizes XS or M, this aero road bike comes complete with carbon frame, carbon wheels, one-piece carbon handlebar, and SRAM's wireless electric groupset. Perfect for the budding racer.View Deal
Colnago C64 eTap AXS | 23% off at Jenson USA
Was $13,000.00 | Now $9,999.99
Can you class a bike at this price a deal? Probably not, but we really really really want one. I mean, just look at it!
On the off-chance anyone out there has $10k burning a hole in their pocket, we can't think of a better way to spend it. View Deal
Cannondale Slice 105 TT bike | 50% off at Evans Cycles
Was £2,000.00 | Now £995.00
No, it's not exactly a road bike, but at over 50% off, we couldn't leave this Cannondale Slice time trial bike off the list. With time trialling likely to return before road racing, the demand for TT bikes is likely to rise. If you've been looking to get into the sport, here's one of the most affordable options available today. View Deal
Scott Addict 20 Carbon | 20% off at Rutland Cycling
Was £1,599.99 | Now £1,199.99
A carbon frame paired with a durable and slick Shimano 105 groupset. This one is a great deal but given it's only available in size XXS, it's one for the shorter riders out there. View Deal
Specialized Roubaix Sport | 23% off at Rutland Cycling
Was £2,599.99 | Now £1,999.99
With sizes 44 and 49cm, it's one for the women or shorter men. If that's you, then there's 23% off this revered endurance bike, complete with disc brakes, Shimano 105 groupset and DT Swiss wheels.View Deal
Merida Scultura Limited | 19% off at Tredz
Was £2,800.00 | Now £2,250.00
Available in sizes S, SM, ML and L, this Scultura from Merida is a great all-rounder. With a carbon frame, Shimano Ultegra components and easy-to-maintain rim brakes, it's ideal for anyone looking for a traditionally designed road bike with modern technologies. View Deal
Cannondale Synapse Hi-mod Red Etap AXS | 40% off at CycleStore
Was £7,999.99 | Now £4,799.99
A top-of-the-range endurance road bike from Cannondale. Available in sizes 54 and 61cm, this premium bike sees a huge saving of £3,200. Perfect for anyone looking for the very best bike for their long, endurance road rides. View Deal
Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 Disc | 15% off at Cyclestore
Was £8,998.99 | Now £7,649.14
Giant recently released the 2021 TCR, and as is often the way, the old models are quickly given discounts. Here's your chance to save over £1,000 on a WorldTour level bike. Choose from sizes M or L.View Deal
Gravel biking has become increasingly popular over the last five or so years. With new bikes springing up every five minutes, the best gravel bikes get better and better, and the gravel bike deals become more readily available, however with increased popularity comes increased demand, so don't expect the discounts to hang around for long. If you don't find what you're looking for here, our guide to the best budget gravel bikes might help you on your way.
Surly 2018 Straggler | 36% off at Tree Fort Bikes
Was $1,650.00 | Now $1,050.00
Popular among gravel adventurers, the Surly brand is known for its bombproof durability. This model gets a healthy 36% off, but it's restricted to smaller sizes of 38 and 42cm. View Deal
Cannondale CAADX SE 105 Disc | 20% off at Rei Coop
Was $1,680.00 | Now $1,343.73
The budget 'cross bike from Cannondale is the CAADX. With its aluminium frame and 2X groupset, it could be suitable for road, gravel, commuting and more. View Deal
Salsa Marrakesh | 16% off at Tree Fort Bikes
Was $1,599.00 | Now $1,349.00
With sizes 50 or 57cm, this Salsa Marrakech is one of the best rugged touring bikes available. With 3x9 gearing with an easiest gear of 26x34, it'll crush even the hardest of hills. View Deal
Vitus Substance SRS-2 | 23% off at Chain Reaction Cycles USA
Was $2,199.99 | Now $1,699.99
With only a size XXL available, this one's for the taller riders, the Vitus substance SRS-2 is an adventure road bike with Shimano's 2X GRX drivetrain and 650b wheels.View Deal
Vitus Substance SRS-1 | 23% off at Chain Reaction Cycles USA
Was $2,199.99 | Now $1,699.99
With sizes XS, L, XL and XXL available, the Vitus substance SRS-1 is an adventure road bike with SRAM's 1x Apex drivetrain and 650b wheels.View Deal
Orbea Terra GRX custom | 29% off at Jenson USA
Was $3,364.96 | Now $2,400.00
An exclusive-to-Jenson build, this Orbea Terra saves 29% and has sizes S, M and L to choose from. It's quite the bike with GRX 1X, bombproof 650b DT Swiss wheels a strong aluminium frame. View Deal
Cannondale SuperX Force 1 Women's | 40% off at Rei Coop
Was $3,800.00 | Now $3,039.73
A women's specific cross bike designed for out-and-out racing. This SuperX is available in size 54cm with SRAM Force 1X groupset.View Deal
Bjorn Stainless GRX custom | 29% off at Jenson USA
Was $4,000.00 | Now $3,199.99
Another exclusive-to-Jenson build, this is made up with a Bjorn stainless steel frame, a GRX 2X groupset and 650b DT Swiss wheels. Not only will it stand up to all the abuse it'll find on the gravel road, it'll look good whilst doing it. Get 20% off in either S or XL. View Deal
Salsa Warroad Carbon Force 1 | 25% off at Tree Fort Bikes
Was $4,399.00 | Now $3,300.00
Salsa could well be the brand that kicked off the whole gravel bike scene with its original Warbird, so it's safe to say it knows a thing about making good gravel bikes. This one gets 25% off and a full run of sizes. View Deal
Pinarello Grevil | 23% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $5,200.00 | Now $3,999.00
Combining Pinarello's sleek, wavy aesthetic with the off-road capability of a gravel bike, the Grevil is sure to be a popular bike. It's one for the smaller riders out there, with sizes 44, 47 and 50cm available, but it sees 23% off. View Deal
IBIS Hakka GRX custom | 25% off at Jenson USA
Was $5,333.75 | Now $3,999.99
Another exclusive-to-Jenson build, this IBIS Hakka sees a saving of 25% in size 49cm, but with two colours to choose from. One of the best-specced bikes here, with GRX 2X, a carbon fibre frame and carbon wheels. View Deal
Wilier Jareen Race Tiagra Gravel Bike | 29% off at Merlin Cycles
Was £1,260.00 | Now £899.00
Wilier's aluminium gravel bike comes with hydraulic disc brakes and large 40mm tyres for maximum grip and comfort. The frame comes with all the accoutrements for rack and mudguard fitting. Sizes XS or S available.View Deal
Cinelli Zydeco LaLa Sora | 14% off at Wiggle
Was £1,349.99 | Now £1,149.00
With its orange paint, this Cinelli will certainly help you stand out in a crowd. Sizes range from small to large, and the 14% saving brings it to just £1,149.00.View Deal
Vitus Substance SRS-2 | 20% off at Chain Reaction Cycles UK
Was £1,699.99 | Now £1,359.99
Only a size XXL available here, but this Vitus substance SRS-2 is an adventure road bike with Shimano's 2X GRX drivetrain and 650b wheels.View Deal
Vitus Substance SRS-1 | 20% off at Chain Reaction Cycles UK
Was £1,699.99 | Now £1,359.99
With sizes XS, L, XL or XXL available, there'll be an option here for most sized humans. The Vitus substance SRS-1 is an adventure road bike with SRAM's 1x Apex drivetrain and 650b wheels.View Deal
Norco Search XR S1 | 15% off at Evans Cycles
Was £1,865.00 | Now £2,195.00
With 15% off and availability of sizes 50.5cm or 53cm, the Norco Search is a steel frames adventure bike with Shimano GRX groupset and the option to fit either 650b or 700c wheels. View Deal
Kona Super Jake | 25% off at Cycle Store
Was £3,995.00 | Now £2,996.25
With sizes ranging from 48 to 58cm, this one will fit pretty much all of us. There's 25% off, bringing this carbon fibre 'cross bike down by almost a thousand pounds. View Deal
Specialized Crux Expert | 29% off at Rutland Cycling
Was £4,249.99 | Now £2,999.99
This Specialized Crux packs a real punch when it comes to the spec sheet. Carbon wheels, a carbon frame, SRAM 1X groupset. It's available in 46cm and 56cm with a handsome 29% off. View Deal
BMC URS 1 2020 | 11% off at Tredz
Was £8,999.00 | Now £7,999.00
Can we call a £8k bike a deal? Probably not, but if there's anyone out there with deep pockets and a desire for gravel, you're probably going to want to check this one out. View Deal
Commuter bike deals
As we touched on at the start, the rate at which commuting by bicycle has risen throughout 2020 has been astronomical. If you're looking to follow in the footsteps of everyone else and make the healthy choice for your commute, our guide to the latest commuter bike deals should serve you well, however, if you want some helpful advice on the subject, check out the following buyer's guides.
- Best commuter bikes: Our pick of the best bikes for your commute
- Best folding bikes: Our pick of the best folding bikes for urban riding
- Best commuter helmets: safe and stylish helmets designed for the city streets
- Commuter bikes: What are the differences and how to choose the best bike for you
- Commuter bike accessories checklist
Benno Carry On | 20% off at Jenson USA
Was $1,099.00 | Now $879.20
With a one-size-fits-all approach, this 24-inch-wheeled cargo bike is perfect if you'd rather ride than take the car, whilst still being able to carry things such as the shopping. View Deal
Surly Long Haul Trucker | 24% off at Tree Fort Bikes
Was $1,350.00 | Now $1,030.00
Providing a dependable steed for the commute or long distance road rides, the Long Haul Trucker is designed to be simple and durable, making it ideal for anyone who wants minimal maintenance on their bike. View Deal
Masi Giramondo 700c | 7% off at Jenson USA
Was $1,399.99 | Now $1,299.99
Available in size S or L, this Masi might not have the biggest discount, but it's a solid adventure bike that'll carry more than most bikes, with simple bar-end shifters, mechanical disc brakes, and Shimano groupset, it's ideal for anyone who might commute through the week, then head off bikepacking at the weekend. View Deal
Kona Dew-E | 15% off at Moosejaw
Was $3,299.00 | Now $2,799.99
With size 57cm only, it's one for the taller riders. The Kona Dew-E is an electric bike designed to simplify the commute. With mudguards, inbuilt lights, and a Bosch motor, there's little we'd change. View Deal
Fuji Declaration Urban | 30% off at Wiggle
Was £429.99 | Now £299.00
A singlespeed bike with a flip flop hub and deep alloy wheels. Like the best singlespeed bikes, this bike is suitable for someone who lives on flatter terrain who wants easy bike maintenance. View Deal
Genesis Day One 20 2019 | 20% off at Hargroves Cycles
Was £999.99 | Now £799.95
Genesis' no-nonsense Day One is specced to make cycling as easy as possible. The Nexus 8-speed drivetrain, mudguards and tough tyres make this as maintenance-free as possible, no matter the weather. Available in XS and S.View Deal
Cube Travel EXC | 20% off at Wiggle
Was £1,199.00 | Now £959.00
Sizes range from 50 to 58cm, and the discount sits at a handsome 20%. This might be sold as a touring bike, but it'd be perfect for the commute with its low maintenance internal gears and belt drivetrain, as well as the integrated lights, mudguards and pannier rack. View Deal
Cube Travel EXC Trapeze | 20% off at Wiggle
Was £1,199.00 | Now £959.00
Sizes 50 or 54cm available, this differs by way of the 'trapeze' frame, which makes it easier to mount than a traditional two-triangle frame. It also benefits from internal gears, belt drive, mudguards, pannier rack and inbuilt lights. View Deal
Electric bike deals
Over the past few years, electric bike technology has completely transformed, and as a result, people's interest in riding them has soared. No longer are electric bikes faux-mopeds with a twist-and-go accelerator, today's e-bikes tailor assistance based on how hard you're pushing on the pedals yourself. The result is that you still get a workout, but either you get to your destination much faster, or you get there with a considerably lower output of effort. Perfect for the commuter who doesn't want to arrive at the office covered in sweat.
If you're after a full roundup of electric bike deals, our guide to the latest cheap electric bikes may be of interest. Otherwise, our buying guides to the best electric bikes and best electric road bikes should help you choose what to buy.
Surly Big Easy Cargo | 20% off at TreeFortBikes
Was $5,000.00 | Now $4,000.00
If you're looking to use a bicycle for utility, an electric cargo bike is a great way to replace many of your short car journeys. With 20% off this Surly Big Easy in sizes S, M or L, now's the time to commit to a greener lifestyle. View Deal
Orbea Gain M20I Ultegra Di2 2019 | 35% off at Jenson USA
Was $5,799.00 | Now $3,749.99
Despite its unassuming aesthetic, this is a fully-fledged performance road e-bike with a carbon frame, Di2 and disc brakes. Available in XL across three colours.View Deal
Pinarello Dyodo Gravel Ultegra | 30% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $8,000.00 | Now $5,600.00
With grand tour-winning pedigree, the Pinarello brand is one of the most sought after. So when they launched a gravel e-bike, we were excited. The aero carbon frame and Ultegra groupset suggest this bike will be no slouch both on- and off-road. View Deal
Superior eRX 630 women's | 37% off at Wiggle
Was £2,399.99 | Now £1,499.00
Sizes S and L available. This is an electric bike with a step-through frame. It's listed as a women's option, but it's ultimately suitable for anyone looking for an easily-mountable e-bike for the commute. View Deal
Orbea Gain M20 Electric | 30% off at Pure Electric
Was £3,999.00 | Now £2,795.00
While we have a separate page for cheap electric bikes, we couldn't resist including this deal from Pure Electric. To the untrained eye, the Gain M20 looks just like a normal road bike, but comes with 250 watts of assistance. View Deal
Cube Town Hybrid SL 500 | 30% off at Wiggle
Was £2,899.00 | Now £2,019.00
Available in size 62cm, this bike is reserved for the taller riders. The Town Hybrid SL 500 is designed purely for city riding, and has a 500wh battery paired with a 250-watt motor. View Deal
Raleigh Centros Tour | 15% off at Leisure Lakes Bikes
Was 2,550.00 | Now £2,167.50
Raleigh is one of the longest-serving brands in the bike industry so it's safe to say they know a thing or two about making great bikes. The Centros Tour is designed for city riding and comes with a 500WH battery for maximum rangeView Deal
Trek Powerfly 4 2019 | 13% off at Evans Cycles
Was £2,600.00 | Now £2,250.00
The Powerfly 4 is a sporty hardtail mountain bike with a 500wh battery and 9-speed Shimano drivetrain. Available in a 19.5-inch frame, it's limited to men or women at 5'10 and up. View Deal
Orange Surge 29 | 20% off at CycleStore
Was £7,500.00 | Now £6,000.00
A long travel enduro or downhill bike with electric assist that will happily keep up with the best bikes on the downhill, before showing them its dust on the climbs. Size large only, and at £6,500 it's not cheap, but it does see a saving of £1,500.View Deal
Mountain bike deals
If you're more into riding off-road rather than on, then you'll probably be interested in our sister site, Bike Perfect. Just a year old, the website is purely dedicated to providing news and buying advice to mountain bikers.
Kona Satori SE | 17% off at Jenson USA
Was $2,399.00 | Now $1,999.99
With sizes ranging from S to XL, the Kona Satori is a budget full-suspension trail bike with a 10-speed Deore groupset, RockShox suspension and tubeless-ready WTB wheels. Ideal for someone starting to take mountain biking seriously.View Deal
Soma Valhallen NX Eagle | 35% off at Jenson USA
Was $3,865.55 | Now $2,500.00
Sizes M, L or XL, this Soma Valhallen is a bike for the hardtail trail enthusiasts. Pairing a steel frame with SRAM's 1x12 NX Eagle groupset, E*Thirteen wheels and a dropper post, it'll go where many bikes daren't. View Deal
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt | 15% off at Moosejaw
Was $4,598.95 | Now $3,899.99
Size XL available, this Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt is designed to handle an off-road beating all day long. Ideal for a taller rider looking for long days on the trail. View Deal
Santa Cruz 5010 | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $5,199.00 | Now $4,159.00
Available in M, L or XL, this Santa Cruz 5010 is a do-it-all short-travel trail bike to compete with the best. It comes complete with SRAM GX Eagle groupset, carbon fibre frame, RockShox suspension and a pair of E-Thirteen Boost wheels. View Deal
Cannondale F-Si Carbon 1 | 28% off at Rei
Was $5,999.99 | Now $4,299.73
Only size M is available, but this Cannondale is the perfect tool for a cross-country whippet. With a 1X groupset, carbon frame and lefty fork, it's as light weight as anything you're likely to find at this price. View Deal
Saracen Urban Cross 2 | 20% off at Tredz
Was £599.99 | Now £479.00
A budget hybrid sports bike that can handle a bit of the rough stuff too. With a 3 x 8 speed groupset, it has enough gears to flatten even the steepest of hills, and it's available in size 16". Ideal for anyone looking for a budget commuter bike. View Deal
Merida One-Forty 900 | 11% off at Tredz
Was £3,500.00 | Now £3,100.00
This full suspension trail bike is designed with RockShox suspension, groupset and brakes from SRAM, and a KS Lev dropper post. Available in sizes M or L. View Deal
Merida One-Sixty 6000 | 24% off at Tredz
Was £4,500.00 | Now £3,395.00
Combining a carbon and alloy frame and 165/170mm travel, this enduro bike is ready to tackle the roughest descents. Available in M and L, it's the size M that gets the better price. View Deal
Specialized S-works Enduro | 40% off at CycleStore
Was £7,999.99 | Now £4,799.99
40% off on an S-Works model is very hard to come by, so check this one out closely. Available in size medium, this Enduro is equipped with Ohlins suspension, a full carbon frame, carbon Roval wheels and an Eagle XX1 12-speed groupset from SRAM. Perfect for those looking for the very best in off-road capability. View Deal
Teaching your kids to ride a bike is something that every parent will have to do at some point or another. Like the rest of your bicycle-based shopping, hunt down the best deals to make sure you don't overpay for something they'll only end up growing out of within around 45 minutes anyway.
Strider 12 Pro | 18% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $169.99 | Now $138.99
Starting the kids off with a balance bike is one of the best ways to teach them how to use a bicycle, getting them used to steering before they're ready to pedal. This Strider Pro is a great deal at 18% off.View Deal
Even more cycling deals
You've found your bike, you've possibly even bought one for the kids too. Before you head out onto the open road - or trail - you'll probably want some accessories to go with it. The most important of which will be a helmet.
Check out our cheap bike helmets guide, which will not only provide a range of budget options, but it will also supply you with a roundup of helmet deals in order to save money whilst still getting a top-of-the-range lid - all the while conforming to the necessary safety laws to ensure the helmet does its job.
Haven't found what you want?
Below, we've put together a roundup of the retailers where we regularly find great deals. If our selection of deals picks haven't supplied you with what you need, we won't just leave you hanging. We're happy to provide you with the tools to help you find your own. While not all of the following retailers sell bikes, they all cross over into the world of cycling in some way or another, be that by selling clothing, components or tech.
Competitive Cyclist is one of the largest cycling retailers in the US. Their cycling sale is ongoing and there are deals aplenty.
BackCountry, the US outdoor sports retailer, is one of the United States' go-to online retailers for bikes, components, clothing and accessories. It doesn't limit itself to cycling though, with fishing, skiing, and even yoga in the range of sports catered for.
Jenson USA is another USA-based retailer and always has thousands of offers available.
Rei is an outdoor retailer based in the USA. There's always a sale, and you can currently get up to 64% off cycling products and even more in other categories.
Gear Coop has a huge cycling section within its sale, including Giro shoes and Look pedals with handsome discounts.
Seshday has up to 80% off in its sale. It's not all cycling, but there's a good portion of tech that cyclists of both road and mountain bike disciplines will get excited about.
Clever Training is the go-to place for all-things fitness training. With everything from turbo trainers to track pumps, the Clever Training sale has discounts on brands such as Garmin, Suunto, Topeak and more.
Moosejaw isn't a dedicated cycling retailer, but it sells a range of venerable brands. There's a heap of bikes on sale, including gravel, road, and electric commuting bikes.
Eastern Mountain Sports is another outdoor retailer that also sells cycling products. You can save up to 60% on cycling gear, although they don't sell bikes.
Tree Fort Bikes has a range of road, gravel and mountain bikes on offer, including a number of bikes from Salsa, Surly and Giant.
Alchemy Bikes currently has its 'roll into summer sale' and with it comes $1000 off select bikes and $1500 off the ARKTOS 27.5.
Walmart might be a left-field inclusion in this list - even with the Walmart family buying Rapha. We certainly wouldn't recommend a typical supermarket bike, but Walmart has a huge range of electronics, a lot of which are useful to us cyclists - such as GoPro cameras, iPads or laptops for Zwift, Garmin computers, or even some new clippers to keep your legs silky smooth.
Wiggle is one of the world's largest online cycling shops, supplying over 70 countries with cycling deals.
Chain Reaction Cycles is owned by Wiggle, and therefore shares many of the same cycling deals as well as an international audience.
Amazon isn't exactly the first retailer you think of when shopping for your bike but there's little the world's largest retailer doesn't sell, such as tablets for Zwift or Garmin computers.
Tredz is another British retailer with international delivery options and a range of great cycling deals.
Rutland Cycling is yet another British retailer that operates internationally.
Tweeks Cycles is more UK-focussed, but there are still some great deals worth checking out.
Hargroves Cycles is a retailer based in the UK and regularly discounts road and gravel bikes.
Cyclestore, one of the UK's lesser-known retailers, often has Specialized products at the best available price.
Leisure Lakes is another UK retailer. With 11 stores, it's a relatively well-known franchise, and will happily ship overseas.
Halfords is discounting all sorts of cycling products. We'd probably recommend against their bikes, unless you're after something cheap and cheerful for the kids, but for your electronics and tools, you can't go far wrong.
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