Cheap Things Tuesday: Marys, Bettys, chests and more

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Welcome to the fourth edition of CTT. What is cheap? What does cheap mean? Our Google overlords define it as “low in price, especially in relation to similar items or services.” Which seems a fair enough explanation.

A thing that costs a lot of money can still be cheap if it is of a lower price than a comparable thing.

So yeah. Forty five quid for a bike tyre is a lot of money. But compared to a similar quality bike tyre that costs seventy three(!) quid, it’s cheap. But still expensive.

There are button links below each item summary with ‘See Deal at…’ written on them. These buttons – and the header links and linked pics – click-through to retailers. Should you end up buying from these retailers then Singletrack may earn a small bit of commission. This does not alter the amount you pay by the way.

Schwalbe Magic Mary Ultra Soft 29 x 2.4in was £55.99, now £45.00

Schwalbe Magic Mary Ultra Soft 29 x 2.4in

“Strong shoulder studs and aggressive, open tread design provide maximum braking traction and cornering grip even in extremely muddy terrain.”

Schwalbe Big Betty Soft Soft 29 x 2..5in was £73.00, now £45.00

Schwalbe Big Betty Soft 29 x 2.4in

“Long supported braking edges for maximum braking traction. Extremely stable shoulder blocks for outstanding cornering grip. Open and aggressive tread for excellent grip and self-cleaning.”

Halfords Advanced 6 Drawer Tool Chest was £240.00, now £192.00

Halfords Advanced 6 Drawer Tool Chest

“With a 30kg load rating per drawer, it will hold plenty of tools. Inside, the non-slip/scratch drawer liners help keep everything in place and undamaged. This chest has an Advanced Locking Mechanism.”

Elite Fly MTB Lightweight Water Bottle 550ml With Cap was £6.49, now £4.78

Elite Fly MTB Lightweight Water Bottle 550ml WIth Cap

“Fly-specific valve cap protect the drinking valve and the area around it from contamination by dirt and any less… savoury substances you may have ridden through.”

IXS Carve AW All Weather Pant was £129.99, now £71.49

IXS Carve AW All Weather Pant

“X-stretch, multi-directional stretch (4-way) material. Waterproof & breathable (WP 10K / MVP 10K). Quick-wicking, fast-drying. Internal waist adjuster. Silicone anti-slip waist print. 2 zippered hand pockets.”

Madison Isoler Merino Thermal Glove was £14.99, now £5.99

Madison Isoler Merino Thermal Glove

“The special blend of Merino wool and polyester ensure a durable warm glove. Silver thread on the tips of middle finger, index finger and thumb allow for use of touch screen devices.”

Lizard Skins Danny MacAskill Lock-On was £30.00, now £15.00

Lizard Skins Danny MacAskill Lock On

“Ddesigned and ridden by Danny MacAskill. The ergonomics of this grip provide more control and better cushioning. Weight: 88 grams. Length: 136mm. Diameter: Small (29.5 mm).”

Ergon GFR1 was £32.99, now £17.00

Ergon GFR1

“The grip has a slim overall shape for maximum feedback, yet still provides an extremely high level of damping through the ribbed section under the palm. High-strength alloy clamps on the inside.”

SRAM GX Eagle AXS Upgrade Kit was £554.00, now £424.99

SRAM GX Eagle AXS Upgrade Kit

“Rear Derailleur with Battery. Controller with Clamp. Charger/Cord. Chain Gap Tool. Battery capable of 20-hours shifting time. It won’t be long before you wonder how you ever got by without electronic shifting!”

Specialized Camber MIPS was £70.00, now £47.00

Specialized Camber MIPS

“This helmet has received the highest 5-Star Virginia Tech® Helmet Rating from the internationally renowned Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.”

Fox Clothing Dropframe Pro was £179.99, now £119.99

Fox Clothing Dropframe Pro

“Proven MIPS impact protection system reduces rotational forces in a crash. Dual-density Varizorb EPS liner is meant to provide improved impact protection. 8 Big Bore vents and 7 exhaust vents keep you cool.”

Decathlon 30° Light Cycling Saddle for only £24.99

Decathlon 30° Light Cycling Saddle

“We designed this ergonomic saddle for riding regularly at a 30° torso angle and moderate intensity for more than 3 hours.”

Polygon Siskiu D6 Full Suspension was £1,200, now £850

Polygon Siskiu D6 Full Suspension

“The Polygon Siskiu D6 is an all-round XC trail-full suspension bike engineered to take on the trail from local stomping grounds to all-day mountain adventures further afield.”

Exposure Diablo MK12 was £240.00, now £179.99

Exposure Diablo MK12

“1800 lumen output. Includes helmet and handlebar mounts. USB rechargeable. Rugged anodised aluminium unit construction. Intelligent thermal management system. High water resistance. TAP technology.”

NB: Cheap Things expire!

Deals do not last forever. Stuff sells out. Retailers end promotions. Deals just… end. With that in mind, please check the date when this edition of Cheap Things Tuesday was published (it’s up at the top near the headline). If this edition was published a few days/weeks/monts ago, chances are not every deal is going to still be live.

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Cotic RocketMAXer. Schwalbe Magic Mary Purple Addix front. Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra rear. Coil fan. I have been a writer for nigh on 20 years, a photographer for 25 years and a mountain biker for 30 years. I have written countless magazine and website features and route guides for the UK mountain bike press, most notably for the esteemed and highly regarded Singletrackworld. Although I am a Lancastrian, I freely admit that West Yorkshire is my favourite place to ride. Rarely a week goes by without me riding and exploring the South Pennines.

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  • Cheap Things Tuesday: Marys, Bettys, chests and more
  • bigblackshed
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    Things are low cost or good value. Only birds go cheap.


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    The Fox Dropframe helmet can be had for less is you have a Google.

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    As can the GX AXS.

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    That Specialized helmet has to be the ugliest lid I’ve ever seen. I think I’d rather have a head injury.

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    The toolchest is nice but not really cheap- more a good price for a pretty flashy design. Quality chests can be had for less- Hardcastle, US Pro etc all have solid inexpensive products, and they’re mostly the same designs as each other (my last one is a hardcastle and is literally the same chest as gets sold under about a dozen brands at up to twice as much)

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    @tthew, as someone who has suffered a life changing head injury… first I laughed, then I saw the lid and bloody hell, I think I agree!

    I think it achieves its success at preventing injury by stopping people going outside whilst wearing it lest they be seen.

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    Dropframe £99 on Sportpersuit

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    I was trying to think what the specialized helmet reminded me of and then it came to me…

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    That Specialized helmet looks like it’s wearing a helmet. Does that make it double gooder?

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