Cheap Things Tuesday: Drivetrains, Forks, Flat Shoes and more

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It’s January. Sorry about that. January brings a return to the regular working shift pattern. And a lot of bills to pay because of the month before. It also means it’s January Sales time for retailers.

Which, on the one hand is probably not an ideal time to treat yourself per se, yet on the other hand it is a useful time to save money on getting something that you do actually need anyway.

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.

SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed Boost MTB Groupset was £384.00, now £154.99

SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed Boost MTB Groupset

Description: “The NX Eagle 12 Speed Boost MTB Groupset offers the same benefits as seen on SRAM’S top-end XX1 and X01 Eagle drivetrains. It also includes SRAM’s revised and updated bottom bracket “DUB” system, which provides improved movement between the crank, spindle and bottom bracket.”

Brand-X Ascend Dropper Seatpost (100, 125 & 150) was £139.99, now £49.99

Brand-X Ascend Dropper Seatpost (100, 125 & 150)

Description: “This mountain bike dropper seatpost features an ergonomic remote lever that has been designed to run from where your front shifter normally sits. It’s ideally suited for those running a 1x chainring transmission without a front derailleur.”

Hayes Dominion A4 MTB Disc Brake was £199.99, now £99.99

Hayes Dominion A4 MTB Disc Brake

Description: “With a 2-stroke dual port bleed system for safe and efficient venting and a ball-bearing brake lever with tool-free dead stroke adjustment, maintaining the brake for top performance is simple and quick to let you get on with keeping your steed in control as master what the mountain throws at you.”

Five Ten Freerider MTB Shoes 2021 was £90.00, now £54.00

Description: “The core of the Freeriders is their Stealth® S1 Dotty rubber outsole. Made from a sticky rubber and featuring the classic Dotty tread pattern, this sole unit provides unrivalled traction on flat pedals. For moving and manoeuvring across any terrain, the grip will inspire confidence to go harder. And if you’re off your bike, pushing back uphill to session a feature, the grip is just as tenacious over mud, roots and rocks.”

Nukeproof Neutron EVO Flat Pedals was £34.99, now £17.99

Nukeproof Neutron EVO Flat Pedals

Description: “These Nukeproof Neutron EVO (Electron EVO) Flat Pedals are lightweight with a nylon-reinforced composite body and sealed cartridge bearings. Super-tough, smooth-spinning and rock-solid underfoot, the Nukeproof Neutron Evo pedals have been designed to offer a lightweight platform that isn’t going to break the bank. The Neutron Evo pedals tip the scales at just 354g for the pair.”

Shimano SLX M7100 12 Speed Cassette was £114.99, now £69.99

Shimano SLX M7100 12 Speed Cassette

Description: “This wide range 12 speed cassette is engineered for aggressive off-road use as it delivers definitive shifting performance. Its lighter and stiffer construction reduces cassette resistance which results in quicker acceleration and increased chain security. Finally, its new shift ramp design with Hyperglide+ technology gives you faster and smoother gearing as you shred the trails.”

GripGrab Cloudburst Waterproof Midseason Glove was £71.95, now £25.00

GripGrab Cloudburst Waterproof Midseason Glove

Description: “Cloudburst are a pair of fully waterproof and windproof high-performance gloves for the wet and windy days. Unlike most winter gloves which are bulky and thick, the Cloudburst model is remarkably thin and subtle making it appealing for training and competition.”

Kona Rove AL 650 SE Gravel Bike (2022) was £999.99, now £494.99

Kona Rove AL 650 SE Gravel Bike (2022)

Description: “The ideal gravel-racer and inner-city errand-runner, this off-road adventure bike features a Kona 6061 Aluminium and is armed with superb components. Kona has kitted it out with a Shimano Claris 2×8-Speed drivetrain, reliable and powerful Tektro Mira mechanical disc brakes, and 650x47c WTB Venture Comp tyres, giving the Rove AL 650 the performance, agility and control for all-terrain riding.”

FOX Mainframe Helmet MIPS was £79.99, now £39.99

FOX Mainframe Helmet MIPS

Description: “The Mainframe MIPS Helmet gives you exactly what you’re looking for in an affordable helmet: proven safety features combined with easy trail steez. Featuring extended coverage to protect more of your noggin’, the proven MIPS impact protection will keep your brain safe in the event of a crash by absorbing and redirecting energies and forces that could otherwise damage it.”

Madison Zenith Men’s 4-Season DWR trouser was £99.99, now £49.99

Madison Zenith Men’s 4-Season DWR trouser

Description: “Water repellent 4-way stretch MTB pants for year round use, the Zenith pant has all bases covered to ensure even the grimmest of rides is a fun ride. The Zenith pants feature 3-layer waterproof panels and critical seam taping in the areas that are prone to soaking through.”

Madison Roam Women’s Stretch Pants was £59.99, now £29.99

Madison Roam Women’s Stretch Pants

Description: “Highly technical yet casually styled, the Roam stretch pant is the go-to trouser for all types of two-wheeled adventures. If it’s an overnight bike packing trip or a session in the local woods, the Roam stretch pants are up to the job. The tailored cut combined with two hand pockets allows you to wear these longs off the bike in style.”

Fox Forks sale at Merlin Cycles, go check it out

Fox forks sale

Description: Fox 40s, Fox 38s, Fox 34s, Fox 36s…

Ride Concepts shoes sale at Merlin Cycles, prices start from £40.00

Ride Concepts sale

Description: LOADS of different models from one of the few flat shoe brands who can go toe-to-tow with the big ol’ FiveTen.

NB: These deals will 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/months ago, chances are not every deal is going to still be live.

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Orange Switch 6er. Stif Squatcher. Schwalbe Magic Mary Purple Addix front. Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra rear. Coil fan. Ebikes are not evil. 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: Drivetrains, Forks, Flat Shoes and more
  • matt_outandabout
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    That Kona is a stonking deal if you’re the right height for a 54cm….

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    Think only the 100mm dropper post is £49.99.
    The rest are the usual price £99.99

    The Madison trousers look a great buy

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    Think only the 100mm dropper post is £49.99.

    And only the 10-45 cassette is cheap, not the 10-51.

    With a little effort these articles could be quite useful leading to more purchases and, I assume, more money for Singletrack.

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    Front only for the Hayes brakes, not too handy

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    Nice, ordered some Fox 34s for £325 for my spare frame 🙂

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    Those Hayes levers can be flipped so a new longer hose and accessories could make it into a rear brake

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    Realise that you are looking at cheap deals, but just because they are cheap doesn’t make them good. The reviews on those gloves are that they are in the main not very good, poor fitting, stiff and not breathable. And as @Rubber_Buccaneer says only the 10-45 cassette is cheap. You should also make it clear, I think, that you are cutting/pasting the manufacturer’s blurb and that these are not STW staff words as it sounds like you are recommending these items.

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    Sram groupset just dropped on my doorstep, Worth getting as spare for that money. Tempted by the half price fox34’s for the hardtail, damn my low bank balance!

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    I’ve got some gloves made by GripGrab and they’re toasty, highly recommended.

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    Most of the cheaper options are sold out! EG. Drivetrain only has £251 option available! 🙁

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    Or maybe not! Just checked again and its £154!! 🙂

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    CRC have some great deals on Microshift kit at the moment and SLX 7100 170mm cranks for £65 ain’t bad.

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    Two pairs of Madison trousers just ordered. Mrs A and myself both like the fit of their kit.

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    Comments noted. Good calls. Doable. Next week will ‘apply’ them. Ta!

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    What’s the sizing like on the Madison trousers? I’m a 32″ waist which is usually a medium but looking at the chart it puts me in a small 🤷🏽‍♂️

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    @gazzab1955 man, it’s a good job there’s someone with a brain round here, to help all us **** thick morons out. I’m sure we’d be buying everything on the list if it wasn’t for you.

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    What’s the sizing like on the Madison trousers?

    They’re generous on sizing. I’m a 34″ waist, went Large, had to swap for medium as too loose but also way too long for my 31″ leg. Medium are still a tad long but OK.

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    Thanks @40mpg. May take a gamble on the small then 👍

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    to help all us **** thick morons out

    you said it 🙂

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    Nice, ordered some Fox 34s for £325

    5am and I’m looking at them too as a spare for the Ebike. I did buy a spare RS lyrik select but its not entirely ideal, and the steerer is pre cut about 20mm shorter than would be optimal.


    Grrrrrrrrrrr I hate these sales 😡

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