Are you warming up to the idea of spring yet? We wish we could say that the weather was consistently warming up to the idea of spring, but it's not. Fortunately the DealCatcher's here to keep you sane and prepared.
In today's deal round-up we've not only got you a classic-looking do-it-all endurance machine from Kona, we've got a couple of bits of clothing that'll see you through the tumultuous weather conditions we're bound to have for the next few weeks.
The aforementioned Kona is the Honky Tonk which, as you're soon to discover, is a rather charming endurance machine with a quite spectacular frame.
Secondly, Specialized's reversible Utility Vest is on the discount table. The gilet, which should keep you comfortable in the mild-to-cold days ahead, is available at a tasty discount at Cycle Surgery.
Our final offer is a great looking pair of Endura socks which have seen a 28% price cut over at Ribble Cycles.
After a machine that'll see you through the toughest times? Fancy something that reminds you of the 'good old days' of cycling? You know, when you were a little younger, fitter, more carefree? Don't we all?
Well, Kona's Honky Tonk is a cromoly-framed bike that will take most of the riding you can throw at it, whether you're a commuter or more of a long-day-in-the-saddle type of rider.
Shimano's HG50 drivetrain, a FSA Vero crankset, and Shimano Sora brakes keep this thing running... and stopping. A pair of Alex AT470 tubeless-ready wheels, and a Kona Classic Road Saddle finish the beast off.
Perfect for the spring, perfect for the autumn, perfect for chilly summer mornings, perfect for mild winter days. There's not much a decent gilet can't handle.
When you can get your hands on a decent one at a hefty discount, like this, it's probably worth paying attention. Especially if you don't have one.
This one from Specialized is even more adaptable than most gilets. Good-looking enough for off the bike wear, and with a fluorescent reverse for the darker evenings, this garment does just about everything.
When it comes to high visibility socks not all brands get things right. Endura isn't one of those brands.
Our man George Hill took these out for a spin a while back and really liked what he saw.
He had the following to say:
"The most important aspect of these socks is the visibility they provide and I can safely say that they do this well."
Elliot joined team road.cc bright eyed, bushy tailed, and straight out of university.
Raised in front of cathode ray tube screens bearing the images of Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong, Elliot's always had cycling in his veins.
His balance was found on a Y-framed mountain bike around South London suburbs in the 90s, while his first taste of freedom came when he claimed his father's Giant hybrid as his own at age 16.
When Elliot's not writing for road.cc about two-wheeled sustainable transportation, he's focussing on business sustainability and the challenges facing our planet in the years to come.