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Gear from Castelli, 3T, Cube, Airwave, Vittoria, and Diadora at great prices

The Spring Cleanout at Chain Reaction Cycles goes on, with new deals being added every week. There's a bit of an Italian theme to the deals that jumped out at us today, with gear from Castelli, 3T, Vittoria, and Diadora, plus more from Cube and Airwave too.

As well as great cycling gear at incredibly low prices chain Reaction Cycles is offering an extra incentive. Sp £75, which let's be honest is very likely, you'll get an extra ten pounds off CRC's Spring Cleanout sale items.

To claim that extra £10 off, just use the coupon code "CLEAN2017" at checkout.

The full selection can be found here, but we've picked out a few of our favourites below for you:

25% off Cube's Attain Road Bike
WAS £599 | NOW £449.99

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A thoroughly modern entry-level road bike, the Attain's lightweight aluminium frame will take 28mm tyres for a comfy ride, and has wide-range gears to get you up hills. Whether you're planning to head out into the country or dash to the office, it's an excdllent package for under £500.

37% off Airwave's Tornado Track Pump
WAS £29.99 | NOW £19.99

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Everyone needs a track pump. Airwave's Tornado has a large gauge, positioned high on the barrel for easy reading, and a smart head that fits both presta and Schrader valves, so it'll fit the whole family's bikes. The base and barrel are steel so it'll be durable too.

45% off Castelli Velo Jacket
WAS £80.00 | NOW £43.99

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This minimalist windproof provides easily-packed protection for cold morning starts, and insurance against Spring showers. It rolls up into its own collar and fits closely so it won't slow you down much. Reflective patches keep you visible and vents help stop you overheating.

Read more: road.cc's review of the Castelli Velo

​43% off 3T Discus C35 Pro Wheels
WAS £499.99 | NOW £284.99

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These 35mm-deep, wide-rimmed wheels look like an excellent option for your disc-braked gravel or endurance bike. They're adaptable between just about any sort of mounting, so if you switch to a bike that needs different axles in the future, you can take them with you.

​62% off Diadora X Vortex-Pro MTB SPD Shoes
WAS £204.99 | NOW £77.49

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Yes, they're nominally mountain bike shoes, but lots of riders like to use shoes like these for road riding too, because they allow you to get off and walk around in comfort, rather than clacking around a shop or cafe at constant fear of cleat-related tumble. If your preference is for more road-orientated three-bolt shoes, the equivalent  road model is still only £99.99, down from £204.99.

34% off Vittoria Randonneur Pro II Road Bike Tyre
​WAS £34.99 | NOW  £22.99

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With a lightly-patterned tread these 35mm tyres will give a handy turn of speed to a road-going gravel bike or hybrid. They have Vittoria's Double Shielding to fight the dreaded puncture fairies: two different protective layers between the tread and teh casing. The sidewalls are reflective too,  which provides a handy bit of night-time visibility in headlights.

 

Acknowledged by the Telegraph as a leading cycling journalist, John Stevenson has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc editor Tony Farelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined road.cc in 2013 and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.