Wednesday's Mid-Week Roundup - Merlin Takeover, Oakley, Ultegra & More

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There's already been a massive range of different deals on the site and it's still only Wednesday.

We've also had another transition from blizzard riding to warm(ish) spring sunshine. It's been another strange week!

On with the deals...

 

Merlin Takeover

The Merlin takeover was so good, it got split into 2 parts. Below is everything they sent us and there are some cracking deals here!

25% off Panaracer Gravel King SK

Panaracer Gravel King SK
£29.99
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Getting a gravel tyre right is pretty tricky. They've got to be robust, fast, grippy, tubeless and puncture resistant.

It's a tough one to nail, but Pananracer has done it. Not only do the customer reviews give this a 5/5, David Arthur loved these when he tested them for road.cc

The tyres are really robust, with David not only riding puncture free, but also noticing no cuts over the several months that he tested them for.

These are also easy to set up tubeless and provide a great ride at lower pressures.

 

45% off DT Swiss R522 Road Wheels

DT Swiss R522 Road Wheelset
£109.99
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If you're looking for some really excellent road wheels at a bargain price, these are a great option.

At only £109.99, they sit at the ideal price for riders looking for an upgrade from basic stock wheels and also riders looking for a high-quality set of training wheels.

DT Swiss hubs are known for being ultra-reliable with sealed bearings. The rims are wide enough for new tyre trends with an internal rim width of 18mm.

 

46% off this Argon 18 E-80 TT / Tri Aluminium Frameset

Argon 18 E-80 TT Frameset
£539.00
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Time Trialing is some people's idea of torture, for us, it's the best way to get into a bit of racing.

If you're looking to take your TTs a little more seriously, then a proper TT bike is essential. Building one up from this Argon 18 Frameset is a great way to go.

This aero aluminium frame will put you in a better TT position than a road bike. This deal is even better when you realise you get the brakes and levers included!

All you need is a groupset, wheelset and some finishing kit and you're ready for the race against time.

 

57% off Ritchey Comp Race Slick Tubular Tyre

Ritchey Comp Race Slick Tubular Tyre
£14.95
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Part of that TT build will need to be tyres and while many are using clinchers, we still use tubulars for racing.

These 21mm wide tubs from Ritchey are perfect for the race against the clock. The narrow profile is still believed to be faster by many riders, especially at the higher pressures of TTs.

With Merlin's MultiBuy offer, you can get these tyres down to an incredible £12.50 each!

 

46% off Castelli Team Sky Fan Jersey

Castelli Team Sky Fan Jersey
£32.00
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With Team Sky updating their kit for the new racing season, their old jersey can be found at bargain prices.

We're quite happy about that as we much prefer this old design. We especially love the blue training kit which we would have loved to see become their racing kit this year.

This fan jersey is identical to the racing jersey worn by the pros, but it gets a more relaxed cut for those on a not so strict diet!

 

48% off Giro Cinder MIPS Road Helmet

Giro Cinder MIPS Helmet
£67.50
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The Cinder pull technology straight from the top-end Synthe. In fact, there's very little to tell between the 2.

The big difference is the price which at only £67.50 is an absolute steal!

The Roc Loc® 5 fit system provides massive adjustability while the MIPS protection is a great extra safety feature in the event of a crash.

 

40% off Altura Tour 36 Pannier Bags Pair

Altura Tour 36 Pannier Bags Pair
£32.99
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Panniers are worth every penny in our opinion. Riding to work without a rucksack on your back for the first time is liberating, and much less sweaty!

These simple panniers from Altura perform way beyond their price tag, with waterproof taped seams ensuring electronics and clothing inside remain dry.

The simple design means that you can fit loads in the open cavity, with the single exterior pocket being ideal for storing some essential tools. 

 

Massive 80% off this Ritchey Commando Fat Bike Frameset

Ritchey Commando Fat Bike Frameset
£179.00
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Let's kick off part 2 with something that would've been excellent this past weekend, a fat bike!

We went out riding on our CX bikes, but even Dugast Rhino tyres are out of their depth on compacted snow.

What we really needed was a fat bike. This frameset is ideal for building a very good, yet cheap fat bike. 

Thankfully, fat bikes aren't just limited to snow, they're also excellent in mud which the UK can guarantee nearly all year!

 

Free AquaPack Phone Case with any Garmin Edge 520 or 820

Garmin Edge 520 & 820 Special Offer
£373.99
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Putting an expensive smartphone in your back pocket exposes it to either rain or sweat, neither of which is particularly good for it.

With every purchase of a Garmin Edge 520 or 820, you'll get a free AquaPack phone case to protect it against those nasties! The Garmins are also discounted by up to 18%.

We use the 820 on a daily basis and it's perfect. The mapping is really helpful and it's got all the integration we could ever want.

 

71% off the Altura Etape Overshoes

Altura Etape Overshoes
£7.99
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We featured these overshoes not too long ago and they're still an absolute bargain!

These are overshoes that we ourselves use and we're big fans of. They keep out the water well and are easy to get on which makes them ideal for commuting. We've even worn them over normal shoes!

At only £7.99, these are a great deal!

 

30% off Reynolds Assault C TL Clincher Wheelset

Reynolds Assault C TL Clincher Wheelset
£910.00
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These tubeless beauties are perfect for creating a fast tubeless road setup, with the 25mm external rim width matching really well with 25mm tyres.

The 41mm depth is just about perfect for a combination of low weight and aerodynamics and they won't be too badly affected by strong crosswinds.

The set comes complete with tubeless valves, skewers and carbon brake pads.

 

Half Price 3T Ergonova Pro Alloy Road Bike Handlebar 

3T Ergonova Pro Alloy Bars
£49.99
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Shallower drop bars like these 3T Ergonova bars are really popular with riders that are less flexible, have smaller hands and those that suffer from hand pain with deeper drops.

The Ergonova reduce the position difference between the hoods and the drops and can even reduce the distance to the brake levers for a more 'in control' feel.

The tops also feature a slightly flatter design for better pressure distribution. At only 265g, they're a great option for a bar upgrade.

 

Only £16.50 for a Pair of CST Ultra Speed Folding Tyres With 2 Free Inner Tubes

Pair of CST Ultra Speed Clincher Tyres with FREE Inner Tubes
£16.50
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If you need some new tyres for your road bike then these CST tyres are probably the cheapest we've seen.

While they won't be as fast as your race tyres, they'll be ideal for the commuter bike and great for training.

With 3 colour options, you can even match your tyres to your bike! 

 

50% off this Diamondback Lumis 1.0 MTB

Diamondback Lumis 1.0 MTB
£600.00
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Here's another bike that we wish we'd had for the Beast from the East part 2!

In fact, we'd happily invest in a MTB like this to use for some lite off-road fun. At 50% off, you get a lot of bike for a sensible price.

For most roadies, the spec will be ideal, with Sram X5 shifting working well in poor conditions. This hardtail would also make a great base for gradually upgrading. The first thing that we'd do would be to make it 1x!

 

There's loads more from around the web!

Massive 30% off this Ultegra R8020 Groupset with Hydraulic Brakes

Shimano Ultegra R8020 Groupset
£839.99
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This is exactly what we need for our CX bike build.

Making the jump over to better braking isn't as expensive as you might have thought, especially with this cracking groupset now £360 off!

This Shimano Ultegra R8020 groupset is the mechanical shifting/hydraulic braking option from the latest update.

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That means that you get all the new technology, like the shadow rear mech, along with the ergonomic improvements that Shimano has made to the shifters.

They've done really well to make them much smaller and much closer to the standard rim-brake shifters.

 

Huge 36% off the Cube Attain Race Disc Road Bike 2017

Cube Attain Race Disc 2017
£699.99
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Fancy saving £399 on this brilliant Cube Attain Disc?

With Shimano's Tiagra shifting and 105 hydraulic braking on the excellent Attain frame, this is a real bargain.

Road.cc Review: Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc

The Cube Attain is a really popular series of bikes designed for long comfort miles, stable handling and even a little gravel too.

Its geometry offers a really smooth ride that has impressed road.cc testers like Mat Brett, who gave the GTC Pro version an 8/10.

This model features an aluminium frame with full internal cable routing for a really clean look.

The frame will also take 28mm tyres should you want even more comfort.

Road.cc Buyer's Guide: 13 of the best aluminium road bikes

 

Massive 43% off a range of Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Sunglasses

Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm
£99.00
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There are a few colours down to £99!

Oakley Jawbreakers were originally designed with Cavendish for a better view when sprinting. They're our favourite Oakleys yet, with the Prizm lens giving a great view on the bike.

Road.cc Review: Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm

The style quickly grew on us and once we used them on the bike, we found they were perfect.

The shielding from wind is really good, preventing watering eyes on the first descent of the day. The lenses are also remarkably good at staying clear in the heat.

22 of the best cycling sunglasses — protect your eyes from sun, crud and flying bugs from as little as £4

 

Weekend Bike Sale Exclusives from Merlin

It looks like these deals have continued into the week, grab one while you can!

Up to 38% off Colnago

Massive Colnago Sale
£3499.00
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We love a Colango and there's 7 to choose from.

In fact, we're struggling to pick our favourite. If you pushed us, it'd have to be the VR-1. That Azure blue is just too beautiful!

Head over to the sale to check out all the bikes, prices range from £999 to £3,499.

 

Up to 46% off Look

Feast Your Eyes on This Look Sale
£4199.00
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The French frame manufacturer still designs and builds it's bikes in-house.

The unique frame shapes really stand out, especially the 795.

There are a whopping 9 bikes on sale so go have a little look!

 

Up to 56% off Merckx, KTM & Intense

Big Sale on Merckx, KTM & Intense
£3399.00
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With Merckx bikes going out of business and Intense moving to a weird customer-direct sales model, there are discounts to be found on their bikes.

There are 20 bikes in the sale with a big range of prices. If you're looking to pick up a great bike at a bargain price, this is the place to be.

This isn't just road bikes. Oh no! There are MTBs in the sale as well, along with e-MTBs from KTM!

The deals listed on this page are the best deals on the best cycling products we can find. If you purchase anything as a result of clicking on a deal, Farrelly Atkinson Ltd may earn some commission: on some we do, on some we don’t. Any money that we earn goes in to paying for road.cc and its sister sites off.road.cc and ebiketips.