Competitive Cyclist’s 12 Days of Deals promotion is a great time to stock up on bike kit and accessories for cheap. Read on for a few of the deals were most excited about.
Shimano RC7 Cycling Shoes ($110; 45 percent off)
POC Tectal Mountain Bike Helmet (($85; 55 percent off)
The mountain bike-specific Tectal ($85; 55 percent off) features a clean style and unibody construction, which extends coverage over the back of the head and temples. POC also carves 15 vents and a lengthy system of air channels throughout so you won’t overheat under your lid when you start working hard on a climb.
Giordana Men’s Sosta Winter Vest ($145; 50 percent off)
The windproof and waterproof Sosta vest keeps your core warm and dry on chilly winter rides. What we really dig are the rear vertical zippers that allow you to access your jersey pockets underneath the vest.
Assos iJ.haBu5 Cycling Jacket ($181; 45 percent off)
Castelli Women’s Superleggera ($45; 55 percent off)
The women's Superleggera may be light, but its waterproof outer and long cut works to keep you dry during unexpectedly wet rides. If you’re heating up, you can pack it away into a jersey pocket.
Giordana AV Extreme Jacket ($250; 47 percent off)
Castelli Tempesta Cycling Gloves ($40; 56 percent off)
We wear the Tempesta glove during cold, rainy lunch rides. They feature a fully waterproof lining and a neoprene cuff, which prevents any water or cold air from sneaking in.
Giordana Men’s Fusion Jersey ($100; 50 percent off)
The WindFront jersey blends two fabrics to shield you from the cold on a winter ride: a windproof membrane up front and in the sleeves and a thermal fleece out back. It’s also coated with a DWR finish to shed light rain and sleet.