The Mega Week Roundup: Takeovers Galore

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There's plenty to have a look at this week, with deals from Continental, Canyon, Specialized and many more.

We've also spotted loads of great little sales on, which we've listed just below:

Canyon Takeover - Bikes, Clothing & Sunnies

Specialized Takeover - Tasty Tyre Deals

Big discounts on everything Fizik

42% off Zipp 303 FireCrest V1 Carbon Tubular Disc Wheels

40% off Castelli Raddoppia Cycling Jacket

Up to 75% off Pro Saddles

41% off a Pair of Vittoria Corsa G+ Isotech Folding Tyres With 2 Free Inner Tubes

 

Shimano Tiagra Groupsets now 49% off

Shimano Tiagra 4700 Groupset
£258.99
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This brilliant groupset is only £258.99!

If you're looking to build up a cheap bike, or need a new groupset for a commuter, Tiagra is the way to go.

The massive change over the older 9-speed edition is the lever ergonomics. These have been completely redesigned to be much more aesthetically pleasing.

The shift cables now travel under the bar tape, keeping the front end very clean.

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The crankset has also had a redesign, now featuring the 4-arm look of the more expensive groupsets.

Out on the road, shifting and braking are not only light and powerful, it's also reliable. That makes it perfect for winter and commuter bikes.

 

Free Pedals & Shoes with Merlin Cordite 6870 Di2 Bike and 40% off

Merlin Cordite Ultegra 6870 Di2 Ltd Edition
£1499.00
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At only £1,499 for a bike with Ultegra Di2 these will sell out quickly.

There is a range of parts that you can custom select to make the bike perfect for your riding and the free pedals and shoes make a great starter pack.

If this is going to be your first serious bike, then we're very jealous, having started out on a dull bike with clunky Shimano 3500 shifting. This Di2 is a world away!

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In fact, as well as being perfectly crisp and accurate, the shifting has also shown itself to be very robust, surviving a full UK CX season with no issues.

The Shimano 6870 groupset also provides powerful braking with the DT Swiss R522 wheelset making a perfect training set.

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The offer of free pedals and shoes makes this an ideal starter pack with the Shimano RP9 shoes providing a great fit and enough stiffness for the biggest riders.

 

Dreamy Bikecation Holiday Deals - Lloret de Mar & Costa Daurada

Both of these destinations have been picked out by Bikecation for offering great value for money.

Costa Daurada

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The Costa Daurada is a strip of Mediterranean coastline in Spain's Catalonia region, southwest of Barcelona

The climate is the first thing that we noticed, with some early summer sunshine making for perfect riding conditions!

With the clement weather, the roads are also buttery smooth. The terrain is also ideal for cycling with flat coastal roads looking ideal for some easier rides to a beachside cafe.

If you want to do some serious training to tackle mighty KoMs, the roads pointing inland rise gently, topping out at 1200m.

That's not too high to get seriously bad weather and it's also not too high to make simply breathing a struggle!

As per usual with Bikecation, the hotels they feature are ideal for cyclists and the prices are great at this time of year. The dates and flights are also customisable.

Costa Daurada with Bikecation
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Lloret de Mar

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Lloret de Mar is a lovely little seaside town on the Costa Brava, North East of Barcelona.

It's known by most for its long sandy beaches, but it's also a brilliant base for a cycling holiday.

The location is ideal as there is a mix of terrain to suit many abilities and also plenty for families to do off the bike.

There is a massive choice of category 3 climbs connected by a labyrinth of well-surfaced roads. 

This makes for a really enjoyable day on the bike. We'd recommend enhancing it further by stopping at the local cafes for all kinds of tasty treats.

Bikecation have a range of affordable hotels that are all cycling friendly and you can choose when you travel.

Lloret de Mar with Bikecation
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Massive 75% off this Pro Falcon Ti Rail Saddle

Pro Falcon Ti Rail Saddle
£19.99
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This lightweight road saddle is down to only £19.99!

The saddle gets Ti rails and a carbon-reinforced base, making it very light indeed.

Pro's Falcon saddle is a shape that many riders know and love. It's that classic rounded nose and supportive rear that making this perfect for longer rides.

The central part of the saddle is slightly recessed to provide pressure relief and maintain important blood flow.

At only 205g, this is a very good saddle for a weight weenie bike on a budget.

 

Canyon Takeover

Aeroad CF SLX 8.0 - £200 off

We're starting with an incredibly fast race bike. Unlike other race bikes, though, this one won't break the bank.

At £2,999, we think that this Aeroad represents brilliant value for the performance level it provides. It is decked out in a full Ultegra R8000 groupset with the direct mount rim brakes providing exceptional stopping power.

The bike rolls on Reynolds Strike SLG Carbon Clincher wheels shod with Continental GP4000S II 25mm tyres. It really is the complete bike without compromise.

The bike isn't just for the sprinters though. We've seen this used by the Movistar climbers on really hilly days too.

Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 8.0
£2999.00
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Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Pro - £450 off

If having a dedicated climbing machine is more your style, then this Ultimate is perfect.

This Campagnolo Record equipped bike knocks a whopping 800g off the Aeroad above with the Campagnolo Shamal wheels helping to keep rotating weight down.

Not only will this climb like a dream, but the low weight means this will also be brilliant in a criterium, accelerating with ease.

The Canyon H36 integrated bar/stem combo makes this a really stealthy-looking bike with aero touches to keep it going fast.

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Pro
£3949.00
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Endurace CF SL Disc 8.0 SL - £200 off

While we do love a bit of speed, not every bike needs to be designed for full-on racing.

This Endurace is designed to eat up massive miles whilst keeping the rider comfortable. That's not to say it's slow, oh no. We've ridden these at the road.cc BikeLive Demo Days and they're a nippy bike and fantastic fun to ride.

The geometry of the Endurace is a little more relaxed and the addition of Shimano's hydraulic disc brakes is perfect for this kind of bike. 

Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc 8.0 SL
£2499.00
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Specialized Takeover

S-Works Turbo - £33

The S-Works Turbo tyre is one of the best performance tyres out there. It's fast, light, and supple, making it the fastest tire Specialized has ever made.

It features extremely low rolling resistance and high cornering traction that helped Chantal Blaak and Peter Sagan win Worlds. So no matter if you're climbing with the best of them or descending like a rider possessed, this is the tire for anyone who demands nothing short of the best.

These are available in sizes 24, 26 and 28mm with our preference being the 26mm option for road racing.

S-Works Turbo Tyres
£33.00
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Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready - £29

The Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready is an endurance road tyre that's well suited for smooth and rough roads alike.

That's because it's fast like any competitive road tyre, only it features a unique Endurant casing with bead-to-bead puncture protection. The casing smooths out poor roads and keeps you fresh, while the tread handles responsively. Add to this the lower pressures and natural pinch-flat protection that tubeless setups provide, and you'll be hammering over the rough stuff easily.

As this is a tyre designed for the pave, the size options are 30 and 32mm. We'd pick the 30mm option for general UK riding and the 32mm if we were off to do a little gravel riding.

Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Tyre
£29.00
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60% off this LifeLine Ara 1500 Lumen Front Light 

Amazing visibility at an incredible price.

Lights with an external pack usually come with a hefty price tag. 

On full power at 1500 lumens, the light will last for 3 hours. That's more than enough for our daily commute.

To be honest, we'd be more than happy at the lower 330-lumen setting which will run for 11 hours. That'll mean we only have to charge the battery once per week.

At only £60, this is a real bargain!

LifeLine Ara 1500 Lumen Front Light
£60.00
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43% off 3 Packs of Continental Race Inner Tubes

Save money on these essential spares.

Inner tubes are something you should have multiple back-ups of. Otherwise, a double puncture could leave you without spares for the next day.

This is especially true if you're off on holiday. Taking a number of tubes prevents a disaster when you find out that the nearest bike shop is 20 miles away.

The tubes are made well with better valves than cheaper tubes.

The 60mm option is ideal in our experience as it'll do if you have to lend one to a mate with deep section rims.

The valve cores are removable, allowing you to pop some sealant in or extend the valves further if required.

Continental Race Inner Tubes
£2.99
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Continental Ultra Sport II Tyres now 56% off!

At only £10.99 per tyre, these are an affordable upgrade.

The silica-based compound gives pretty good grip and great wear. If you need a light tyre for general riding, these are perfect.

The tyres don't get the fancy Black Chilli compound of their GP4000S II bigger brother, but the tyre is still grippy and also lasts really well.

Continental GP4000S II Now only £59.98 per Pair

We'd recommend these tyres for training and general riding. If your riding takes in some poor road surfaces, try a larger 25mm, or 28mm option and let a little air out. 

The difference is really astonishing!

Continental Ultra Sport II Clincher Tyre
£10.99
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33% off White Lightning Clean Ride Lube

Perfect for summer road and MTB riding.

This wax-based lube picks up less dirt, keeping your drivetrain cleaner for longer.

Lubes like this need to be applied to a perfectly clean system, but once they're on, they're brilliant.

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We can usually use this lube for a week on the road without seeing any real dirt collecting on the drivetrain.

This type of lube does increase the noise from the chain, but if Ceramic Speed's research is true, this is a good thing as it also means a faster chain.

White Lightning Clean Ride Lube
£4.65
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Huge 42% off this Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Smartphone

At only £397.99, this is a smart smartphone deal.

The S8 is a seriously powerful unit that kicks out stunning video, packs enough juice for the whole day and quite soon will be able to support a little Zwift too!

While the newer S9 might be offering a slightly better camera, we really can't see what was wrong with the S8. 

Fancy an iPhone? How about this iPhone X?

By now, all the little bugs that plague new phones have been fixed, leaving you with a brilliant phone that just works.

The curved edges give a bezel-free screen that is really beautiful. That design has also allowed Samsung to make this phone waterproof, preventing quite a few 'oopsie' moments!

Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB
£397.99
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