Chain Reaction Cycles have lured the DealCatcher into their bargain dungeon today. But, rather than keep him there against his will, they've opened the gates and let him loose on their troves of discount treasures.
Today, the haul is exceptional. Six great deals on massively discounted cycling gear from Chain Reaction feature in todays round-up, including helmets, jackets, bibshorts, and shoes. So, if you're in the market for an entirely new cycling wardrobe, you've come to the right place.
So, without further ado, why not tuck in to some fantastic cycling deals?
First up is this huge discount on Mavic's Cosmic Ultimate Helmet.
This one flies in at top spot in Mavic's range of cycle helmet, but today it's sitting pretty at a mid-range mid-budget price point.
The combination of the perfect holding mechanism that Mavic call their Ergo Hold Retention System, and the feather light weight (210g) of the helmet mean it should tick all of your requirement boxes when it comes to a performance helmet.
Striking a balance in our second deal of the day between comfort and power transfer are Mavic's Ksyrium Elite Road Shoes.
Other than being a mouthful to say, the Ksyriums offer excellent ventilation throught their upper meshed vents, sensational stiffness and power transfer to the pedals via the glass fibre and nylon composite sole, as well as convenient compatability with LOOK, SPD-SL, Speedplay, Keo, and Time Impact pedals.
If you're after a pair of performance shoes these could easily fill that gap - regardless of your pedal preferences.
It might be really cold right now, but before we know it the weather's going to change and we'll be in the full glorious throes of Spring.
There'll be the occasional non-disastrously cold days between now and then too, so it's probably wise for you to start exploring wardrobe options that don't leave you all hot and bothered.
This is one of those options.
The Mortirolo is perfrect for early spring rides, as well as mild winter and late autumn ones for that matter, due to its mixture of windstopper fabric on the front and breathable thermal layers on the back.
It's not waterproof, sure, but you've got a rain jacket for that, right?
If we're staying on the spring theme, cycling gilets - as you'll find out in our buyer's guide below - are the perfect trans-seasonal riding companion. Perfect for adding a bit of extra warmth when the cold kicks in or a waterproof layer for when things get unexpectedly nasty - they're usually nice and lightweight and easy to pack away if the conditions improve.
The Velo Vest from Castelli is fantastically adaptable. As is to be expected with Castelli gear, the fit is exceptional; it hugs the figure and doesn't flap about in the wind. The vest itself offers excellent protection against wind and rain from the skies, and muck from the road.
For when the conditions are really bad, and show absolutely no signs of letting up, it might be worth employing something much more like the Sportful Fiandre No-Rain Jacket.
This jacket, like loads of Sportful's gear, has been tested by the Tinkff-Saxo professional cycling team. That's some guarantee that the jacket does it's job, right? If the professionals can cope, then so can you.
The No-Rain uses a mixture of Windstopper fabrics, 4 Way Warm fabrics, and 4 Way Light fabrics to strike a balance between keeping the cold out and keeping you comfortable on your ride.
We reviewed the Fiandre Extreme Neoshell jacket in December and gave it a stunning 9/10. The No-Rain has a similar concept and followed similar professional testing procedures, so we imagine it'll do just as good of a job.
Finally, avoid the age old cold knee problem with this pair of bib tights from Nalini.
They're made from fleece-lined San Remo fabric, and fit as well as you'd expect an anatomical pair of professional bib tights to fit - according to Nalini.
The fleecy bib upper will do a job on keeping your core warm, so there may well be no need for an extra base layer, and the silicone leg grippers will ensure there's no ride up or exposed calves while you're out riding through the elements.