Road Cycling

Black Friday bike deals at Merlin Cycles | Huge savings on road and mountain bike kit –

Merlin Cycles has some nice discounts on its ranges for Black Friday. That extends across bikes, components and clothing, as well as some big price reductions on premium wheelsets.

Its bike offers often include mountain bikes and road bikes from harder-to-find brands such as Colnago, 3T and Ridley, and it has some well priced own-brand bikes and kit too. 

Take a look at our pick of Black Friday offers.

Sensa Giulia G3 Disc 105 Carbon Road Bike – 2019 – £1,999 £1,250

Sensa is a well regarded Dutch bicycle brand that offers great value for money, especially with a Black Friday discount.

We reviewed a previous version of this bike and gave it a hearty 4 out of 5 stars, praising its “exceptional equipment and classy chassis for the money”.

So if it was good value then, it’s even better value now with 37 per cent off at Merlin Cycles.

Continental GP5000 Folding Clincher Road Tyre – £59.95 £29.99

The Continental GP5000 clincher tyre is one of the best road racing clinchers available.

Continental’s GP5000 arguably represents the pinnacle of clincher tyre technology – fast, comfortable and offering very good puncture resistant, you’d struggle to find fault with these tyres.

If, like most people, you’re still running standard clincher tyres, this is a lovely opportunity to grab an upgrade and save a nice chunk of cash.

Supacaz Star Capz Alloy Stem Top Cap 1 1/8″ – £5.99 £3.50

A colour matched steerer tube top cap is the perfect finishing touch to a custom bike build.
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The trick to a great custom bike build is in the details, and nothing shouts ‘great taste’ like a top cap that’s colour matched to other key components on your bike.

With 16 choices of colour, there’s something for every build and at only £3.50, everyone can get in on the action.

Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon UST wheelset £1,190 £829

Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon UST wheelset.
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Mavic put a lot of tech into its Cosmic Pro Carbon wheelset. That starts with the aero profile, which Mavic has wind tunnel tested and says performs better at a range of wind yaw angles than its competitors.

Plus, Mavic uses its iTgMax laser treatment to provide superior braking and heat management on wet and dry rides.

There are patented aero spokes too and Mavic supplies its tubeless-ready Yksion Pro UST tyres with their grippy 11Storm compound.

Fulcrum Racing 3 C17 wheelset with Conti GP4000 SII tyres and tubes £650 £429

Fulcrum Racing 3 C17 wheelset with Conti GP4000 SII tyres and tubes.
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The Racing 3 is where Fulcrum’s wheelset range begins to get that bit more flashy.

The alloy rims are different depths front and rear, and milled between the spoke holes to shave some weight and increment acceleration. They come with aero bladed spokes and run on Fulcrum’s legendary steel bearings, which gives you light weight, performance and durability.

And Merlin adds Conti GP4000 SII tyres and tubes to sweeten the package. Quoted weight is 1,560g.

Enve SES 3.4 NBT tubular wheelset on Chris King hubs £3,100 £1,499

Enve SES 3.4 NBT tubular wheelset on Chris King hub.
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Enve’s wheel still sets the pulse racing, with its aero rim profiles and WorldTour-proven performance.

Enve has reworked its brake track for increased stopping power with its supplied pads and the claimed 1,345g weight won’t hold you back either.

Plus, these wheels are built on the legendary Chris King hubs, for the ultimate in low friction running and wear resistance.

3T Discus C35 Team Stealth Disc carbon clincher wheelset £1,499.99 £799

3T Discus C35 Team Stealth Disc carbon clincher wheelset.
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3T’s wide, mid-section rim wheels are built for Centerlock brake rotors and come with asymmetric rim profiles to help even-up spoke tension between the two sides of the wheels.

You can swap the hubs from thru-axle to quick release, depending on your set up.

3T quotes a weight of 1,464g and the rounded rim profile and 32mm deep section are designed to provide stable handling in a range of ride conditions.

Fulcrum Racing Zero Carbon C17 Dark clincher wheelset £1,799 £1,169

Fulcrum Racing Zero Carbon C17 Dark clincher wheelset.
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Moving up Fulcrum’s range, the Racing Zero Carbon offers a lightweight rim, alloy spokes and ceramic bearings.

With an overall weight of 1,495g, it offers a reactive, premium ride and is available from Merlin with both Campagnolo and Shimano freehubs.