Black Friday 2020 is at the doorstep. The first e-bike cycling deals are already hitting the shelves. We’ll help you save money and upgrade your gear by rounding up the best deals available online.
If you’re thinking cycling is an expensive hobby and e-bikes are out of your reach, you’re probably shopping at all the wrong times. Black Friday is usually the best time to get a new e-bike, upgrade your gear, purchase a new cycling kit and get ready for the upcoming season.
Online retailers jump at the opportunity of increasing their sales and clearing the shelves of last-season products by offering massive discounts. Depending on the shop and item, these can go up to 50% or even higher.
During the following month, we’ll be researching the biggest online retailers and listing all the deals worth your time and money on this page, so stay tuned if you plan to do some shopping and save.
When Is Black Friday 2020?
This year, Black Friday officially falls on Friday, November 27, which is the last Friday of the month and the first day after Thanksgiving.
However, as per usual, we can expect the deals to start arriving as early as November 1 and reach a crescendo on November 27.
The deals usually don’t stop there, but continue into Cyber Monday on November 30 and then morph with Christmas and New Year sales later in December.
Therefore, cyclists have roughly two months to shop around and look for heavily discounted items, though the biggest discounts and the best deals are at the end of November.
This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re expecting online retailers to offer even better deals in order to motivate buyers to practice social distancing and do most of their shopping online.
If you’re reading this at the beginning of November, you can see that some major online cycling retailers (such as REI, evo, Competitive Cyclist, Jenson USA, etc.) already have discounts and sales on some selected items.
What Can You Expect from Black Friday 2020?
In short, you can expect to save money. Of course, you’ll be spending money, but if these are things that you planned to buy anyway, it’s much better to purchase now with a discount than wait when the cycling season begins and then pay the full price.
Black Friday deals usually include all types of products, from complete bikes, to cycling gadgets, to small items and accessories. As electric bicycles can be quite expensive, this is a good time to buy one. For example, a 10–20% discount on a $3,000 e-bike is $300–$600 saved. That’s serious money.
Discounts on larger items (such as complete e-bikes) typically stay between 5–20%, but they can go up to 50% on some items. Other items, such as apparel, gear, and accessories are usually heavily discounted at 20–50%.
Therefore, if you do most of your cycling-related shopping in bulk around Black Friday and plan for it the rest of the year, you can save a significant amount of money.
$3,800 (Was $5,000)
$1,359 (Was $1,599)
NCM Moscow Plus is an affordable but well-equipped electric mountain bike. It’s powered by a 500W rear hub motor and a massive 768 Wh battery, with an estimated range of 30-60+ miles and a 20 mph maximum assisted speed. As a Class 2 e-bike, it offers both pedal-assistance and a throttle. Other parts are quality as well, including Shimano drivetrain, SR Suntour 100mm suspension, Tektro hydraulic brakes, and Schwalbe tires. A Black Friday bargain!
$2,173 (Was $2,900)
Rad Power Bikes Holiday Bundle Sale
Save up to $250
Rad Power Bikes is a USA-Based company that specializes in making affordable e-bikes for everyone’s pocket. This Black Friday, they’re offering up to $250 off on RadRunner, RadMission, and RadRover bundle deals. Purchase a Rad Power bike with all the necessary bells and whistles and ditch your car forever.
NAKTO 26″ 250W Cargo Electric Bicycle
$599 (Was $700)
Nakto makes affordable yet quality city electric bikes for beginner and recreational riders. This 26″ model comes with a rear hub brushless gear motor and a large capacity 36V10A battery. It provides you with a 28-35-mile range and an 18-25 MPH maximum speed. It’s also equipped with a Shimano 6-speed drivetrain, so it can confidently conquer hills.
Pinarello Dyodo Gravel Ultegra E-Bike
$5,600 (Was $8,000)
Pinarello Dyodo is a premium gravel electric bicycle with top-of-the-line components fitted on a lightweight full-carbon frame. It’s equipped with an ebikemotion X35 250W motor that offers pedal-assistance up to 20 mph, yet at first glance, it doesn’t even look like an e-bike. Enjoy the best of the best in the performance e-gravel world.
Santa Cruz Bicycles Heckler CC S
$7,560 (Was $8,399)
Santa Cruz Heckler CC S is a high-performance trail and all-mountain electric bike that offers the same (if not better) riding experience as a regular MTB. It’s built around a high-grade full-carbon frame and comes equipped with Fox and RockShox 160/150mm suspension. It’s powered by Shimano electronics and a SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 drivetrain that will help you climb, descend, and dominate trails.
$6,500 (Was $7,999)
We’ve shown you the Pinarello Dyodo gravel bike, but now it’s time to behold the Dyodo performance road bike. This is a Class 1 carbon electric road bicycle with a 20 mph maximum pedal-assisted speed. It features the ebikemotion X35 drive unit and a SRAM Force 22 drivetrain for the best possible performance on smooth, fast roads. Ride longer and explore further with this powerful top-tier e-bike.
Cannondale Habit Neo
$4,995.95 (Was $5,500)
Climb more hills and storm more descents with the Cannondale Habit Neo electric mountain bike. It’s built around a carbon frame and equipped with RockShox 140/130mm front and rear suspension. The mid-drive Bosch Performance CX motor will support you up to 20 mph and the 500Wh battery offers a decent range. Save more than $500 on this high-end e-bike this Black Friday.
Orbea Gain M20i
$3,700 (Was $5,799)
Orbea Gain M20i is one of the most beautiful electric road bikes on sale this Black Friday. It’s available in blue, black, and orange colors, but the orange is our favorite. The lightweight carbon frame comes with an integrated battery, an Ebikemotion drive system, and Shimano Ultegra Di2 front and rear derailleurs. What more can you ask for to keep cycling past old age or injury.
Selection of Used E-Bikes on The Pro’s Closet – Save up to 70%
The Pro’s Closet offers a selection of around 45 electric bikes, many of which come with massive discounts. Holiday deals include all types of used bicycles, including MTB, road, gravel, hybrid, and city bikes. Save up to 70% on selected 24-hour deals and get a certified pre-owned e-bike from TPC.
Wilier Cento1HY Ultegra E-Bike
$5,099 (Was $5,699)
Good electric bikes can be pricey, which is why Black Friday is the perfect time to buy one and not go bankrupt. Backcountry offers the Willier Cento1HY carbon e-road bike with a nice discount this year. It comes with a 250W rear hub motor that will help you pedal up to 20 mph and a high-capacity integrated battery. When you feel like pedaling hard, you can still do it with the Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset.
Cannondale Moterra Neo 2, 3, or 5
Up to $600 OFF
Cannondale Moterra is all about spending more time on the trails, taking more risks, attacking more descents, and conquering more hills. GravityCoalition offers decent discounts on Moterra 2 and Moterra 3, both of which are high-end all-mountain e-bikes with capable Bosch Performance drive units and high-capacity 625Wh batteries. One of a kind deal this Black Friday.
Where Can I Find the Best Black Friday E-Bike Deals?
Like every year so far, we’ll include the best e-bike and cycling-related Black Friday deals on this page. We’ll update it regularly with new deals as they arrive in the biggest online stores.
If you want to hunt for something specific and do your own research, we recommend scrolling through these sites during November and December to stay up-to-date with the best deals:
- Backcountry.com – High-end MTB, road, and gravel bikes from Santa Cruz, Niner, Colnago, Bianchi, Pinarello, etc.
- Evo.com – Electric mountain bikes and all other cycling-related products with big Black Friday discounts.
- CompetitiveCyclist.com – Premium Road and Gravel electric bicycles, gear, apparel, parts, accessories, and more.
- JensonUSA.com – E-bikes, components, apparel, gear, accessories… Big Black Friday sales.
- The Pro’s Closet – Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and discounts of up to 70%, including on electric bicycles.
- Amazon – All types and makes of electric bikes and other cycling-related products.
- GiantNerd.com – Oyama folding electric bicycles, cycling gear, accessories, and so on.
- RadPowerBikes.com – Unique, practical, and affordable folding, cargo, city, fat and commuter made by a USA-based company.
How to Get a Good E-Bike Deal on Black Friday?
Black Friday is an amazing time to purchase cycling items and save, but there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid getting disappointed.
To get the best deals, you need patience and knowledge, so here are a few tips to keep in mind if you’re approaching this period with a long shopping list.
- Do your own research. Take whatever you find online with a grain of salt and do your own research. Look at reviews of items you want to buy before you go to the checkout to avoid unpleasant surprises.
- Stay away from shady websites. Black Friday is the ideal time for scammers who try to trick people by offering tempting and often unrealistic deals. It’s best to stick with well-known and reputable retailers.
- If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. In line with what we’ve said above, if a deal seems too good to be true (e.g. An 80–90% discount on a $4,000 e-bike), you’re probably about to get scammed.
- Avoid splurging. Avoid buying something that you don’t need just because it’s discounted. That’s not saving money, that’s spending money unnecessarily. Create a list of things you need and stick to it.
- Be patient but don’t wait too long. Good things come to those who wait. But they can also disappear when it comes to discounts if you’re too indecisive.
Should You Wait for Cyber Monday or Christmas?
Cyber Monday and Christmas deals follow right after Black Friday. Specifically, Cyber Monday usually merges with Black Friday into a four-day shopping event with sales, discounts, bundles, and freebies. Therefore, it’s unlikely that a discounted item on BF will get even cheaper on CM. It’s best to get it right away on Friday because it might be sold out by Monday.
As for Christmas, you can again expect some sweet deals and discounts throughout December, but we wouldn’t wait for it and risk if the item you’re planning to buy is already discounted on Black Friday.
Good luck with finding the best deals!