The Mega Week Roundup : Bike Boxes, Trek Exclusive, Tech & More
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:53
It's only been a 4-day week, but we've still found loads of great deals.
Trek have stopped by for a brilliant mid-week takeover and there are some seriously big savings.
So while we await the return of the sunshine, let's crack on with some great kit.
ProBikeKit Bike Box
A massive £245 price drop makes this a great deal.
With lockable latches and all the fittings need for precise packing, this is a great option for delicate bikes.
Packing up a bike box will highlight any flaws and ours have no dedicated places for different bits. This PBK case has all the clever spots for securely holding everything in place.
The wheels, in particular, are held in with quick release skewers which we think is the best way to hold them away from the frame.
We're also big fans of the anti-crush bar, having seen too many pictures of broken bikes and their emotionally broken owners.
This case travels on 4 wheels, the front 2 allowing you to turn the box. Trust us when we tell you that a box or bag without wheels is a nightmare for a cyclist's upper body.
Stock is due in at the end of May and ProBikeKit are offering this at a pre-order price of only £229.99! That's a whopping 52% off!
Garmin Edge 820 GPS Computer Bundle
That's a brilliant £129.99 saving!
The bundle includes the GPS computer, heart rate monitor, speed sensor, cadence sensor and an out front mount!
This Garmin Edge 820 is down by a brilliant 29% and comes with everything you need including a heart rate strap, speed and cadence sensors.
The turn by turn navigation is a really neat feature that we've been using way more than we thought.
It allows you to explore roads that you might have missed out on without having to get lost. We're quite good at that.
The screen is quite responsive and the battery life is good enough for 2 long rides. If you forget to recharge, the battery save mode turns the screen off so you can record data all the way home.
Trek have got a great collection of shoes and helmets for us at a range of great prices.
We're sure you've heard of that little bike company Trek. They produce arguably the most advanced frames in the world with a massive range of other kit and components too.
Some of the shoes and helmets here today are currently being used in the Giro d'Italia where Trek-Segafredo are racing.
We've picked out the highlights, but be sure to check out the whole article here!
Bontrager Velocis Road Shoes 2017
The 2017 edition of the shoe above has the same BOA dial and velcro closure system as the 2018 edition.
The difference between this and the newer version is found in the upper construction.
This version uses a mix of the perforated synthetic material and also Lightning mesh panels.
You can even get these in shiny white for the ultimate pro look. The best part, however, is that these are on sale at £55 off!
Bontrager Circuit Road Shoes 2017
The 2017 edition of the Circuit is a completely different shoe aesthetically.
The synthetic upper has a much more busy design with the perforations being replaced by small mesh sections.
A BOA dial is still used, however, it is attached to a strap for pressure relief and paired with 2 velcro straps.
At this sale price, these shoes can be had at £30.99, making them seriously good value for money.
Bontrager Quantum Mips Helmet 2017
Trek's final deal is this 2017 Quantum Mips helmet.
It's a helmet for a wide range of riders, with a removable visor, loads of ventilation and a really attractive price.
The Headmaster fit system means that you'll get a comfortable fit over a range of heights and circumferences.
We really love the look of this helmet and we can see it being perfect for casual rides and commuting.
Xplova X5 Evo GPS Computer Action Camera Bundle
This bundle is reduced from £489.97 to only £199.99!
The Xplova X5 Evo is a GPS cycling computer with a built-in HD camera, navigational mapping and this bundle also includes a heart rate monitor along with a speed/cadence sensor.
This unit is the only full GPS computer with a built-in HD camera. This camera, at 720p, won't challenge a dedicated action camera for video quality, but the X5 provides a neater and much cheaper solution.
The navigational mapping is excellent with Open Street Maps available for free for basically the whole world.
That's all displayed on a 3 inch 240x400 pixel colour screen with enough brightness for the midday sun.
Osprey Escapist 25
Anyone riding with a backpack will know the horrible sweaty feeling from an unvented back. Thankfully, this Osprey Escapist get brilliant ventilation whilst being secure.
Here at Deal Clincher HQ, we try to pack as light as possible. But we still need a laptop, plenty of lunch and normal people clothes for the office. A rather heavy pack is unavoidable.
Thankfully though, with wide shoulder straps, 23 or 25 litres of storage and excellent back ventilation, the Osprey Escapist should have us covered.
The bag is made from Ripstop Nylon with 4 compartments with lots of handy places for useful stuff. There's even a dedicated compartment for essential bike tools.
Large shoulder straps and both a chest strap and supportive waist strap help to spread the load.
The added ventilation in the back should see the end of that sweaty back on the commute to work.
Siobhan Kelly reviewed the 32L version for road.cc back in 2015. She found it to be a great pack, easily lugging heavy loads.
Dreamy Bikecation Holiday Deals - Yorkshire & Rimini
A cycling holiday doesn't have to take you abroad, there is plenty of amazing riding to discover in the UK too!
The Tour de Yorkshire showed us all that spectacular riding can be found up North with incredible scenery.
Bikecation have highlighted the Rendezvous Hotel as an ideal base for a short cycling holiday.
The hotel is located within riding distance of Fleet Moss, Col de Buttertubs and Grinton Moor. This makes it ideal for riding the road of the 2014 Tour de France as well as the Tour de Yorkshire.
The hotel has secure bike storage with daily maintenance available for both you and your bike.
Bikecation Holiday Deals Yorkshire Dales
The Adriatic coast is home to a load of brilliant cycling.
We were there for road.cc's Week and the Giro will also be visiting later this month.
The riding is fabulous, with a really nice mix of flat, rolling and hilly terrain opening this destination up to a huge range of cycling abilities.
From Rimini, you're within easy riding distance of the Tuscany and Marche provinces. Romagna is a lovely province itself and offers some incredible food!
There is also the Principality of San Marino to explore which makes for a great day on or off the bike.
Bikecation Holiday Deals Rimini
SIS GO Isotonic Energy Gel Selection Box
The box includes 4 gels of 5 different flavours allowing you to keep your taste buds entertained.
That means that they're easy to get down during a hard effort. The taste is also quite pleasant for a gel.
The flavour isn't too bold and there's no stickiness meaning you won't need water if you're clinging to the wheel in front.
That said, we always like to wash down a gel with a little fluid.
Shimano Dura Ace R9100-P Power Meter
The long-awaited R9100-P power meters from Shimano are already discounted!
The new design means that the aesthetics of your crankset are unchanged. The power readings are also accurate to within 2%.
Shimano first talked about stepping into the power meter world a full 2 years ago.
Since then, eagle-eyed tech geeks have been spotting the prototypes on the bikes of the FDJ team.
Now the 2018 season is well and truly underway, we're seeing loads of teams using the new Shimano units.
Early users of the R9100-P are reporting easy installation and charging with a rechargeable battery being much easier than coin cell options.
This offer from ProBikeKit also allows you to pick your crank length and gearing combinations. There's also an extra 10% off with the code COMPO10.
GoPro Hero 6
This little beauty takes stunning slow-mo video.
The camera shoots 4K at 60fps and 1080p at an insane 240fps, creating amazing footage for you post-ride edits!
The GoPro name is rather well known, and for good reason. Their cameras have been capturing awesome footage for years.
This Hero 6 is packed full of brilliant features for cyclists, regardless of where you ride.
The voice command solves the issue of turning your camera on while riding. It's not fun trying to start recording when you're screaming down an alpine descent. A simple "GoPro, start recording" will handle that now.
Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro Astana Team Edition Frameset
Finishing up this week's roundup is this stunning frameset from Argon 18.
Included in this frameset is the specific aero seatpost. This keeps the frame super slippery.
The integrated, hidden front and rear brakes are also included. They're super aero when not in use and pretty powerful when you need them.
The frameset also comes with an FSA headset that is a proprietary design exclusive to Argon 18.
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