Blah blah blah Black Friday, buy buy, shout shout. There are an awful lot of emails coming in with an awful lot of deals vying for our attention. Cut to the best! These products were so good that we recommended them – and now they’re on offer. What better time to get something really good?
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- Was: £150
- Now: £90
It’s hard to define seasons these days. We’ve had weeks of torrential rain mid summer and glorious sunshine surprising us throughout the year, so it’s much harder to divide kit into wet or dry weather. With that in mind, there are plenty of packable layer options for when you’re suddenly caught out in the rain… read the rest of the review here.
- Was: £125
- Now: £62.50
I’ve been testing a few bits and pieces from this Mark Webber-inspired clothing company this year and it’s been immediately obvious that the whole range is designed with huge attention to detail…. read the rest of the review here.
- Was: £199.99
- Now: £112.99
In recent years, when you asked “What brakes?”, Hayes wasn’t a name that came up that regularly. Despite popularising mountain bike disc brakes way back when, more recently they seemed to be surpassed by other brands. So, rather than increment their existing products, Hayes went right back to basics to design the Dominion A4. They built prototypes, gathered telemetry and feedback, then evaluated every aspect of a mountain bike disc brake from fundamentals up.
These are the result… read the rest of the review here.
- Was: £199.99
- Now: From £71
It feels like 2018 was the year of flat shoes – well perhaps not, but I seem to have tested quite a few sets from lots of different brands from Giro, and Pearl Izumi to Five Ten, but the pair that really stood out for me was Bontrager’s Flatline shoe. Launched earlier in the year, the Flatline looks like your traditional skate sneaker…. read the rest of the review here.
- Was: £224.99
- Now: £139.99
Getting the basics out of the way first, the UpDown is available in 30.9 and 31.6mm diameter and measures a short 245mm from the cable entry point to the base of the post collar. It is cable actuated, via a paddle style lever that is designed to be run on either side of the bars, and either under or over. I ran it in the now almost ubiquitous under the bars on the left position – perfect for those with a one-by set up and spare bar real estate…. read the rest of the review here.
- Was: £359
- Now: £229
Easily one of my favourite gadgets from 2017, the Quarq ShockWiz has become an invaluable tool for testing bikes and getting their suspension dialled in. And by default, it’s also helped me to learn a lot more about my suspension set-up too. Designed to strap directly onto your air-sprung fork or shock, the ShockWiz is a small, electronic gizmo that measures real-time suspension data. It then pairs wirelessly with your smartphone, where an app provides detailed tuning recommendations….read the rest of the review here.