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Black Friday deals on kids bikes - our pick of the bargains
Now that the summer holidays are over, it's time to start thinking about Christmas!!!! One of the best presents you can give a child is a bike, and one of the best times to buy a kids bike is Black Friday. In the run up to Black Friday it's important to do your research as to which size and type of bike is going to be best. Thankfully, here at Cycle Sprog we're here to help. We've got loads of different articles about kids bikes, to help you get in the right frame of mind for making that final purchase on Black Friday.
Of course, we can't read the minds of the retailers so we don't know at this stage which exact bikes will be reduced on that weekend. However, if last year's Black Friday is anything to go by, some of the major bike retailers could be running "Spend and Save" offers which mean you can choose virtually any bike and get a discount on it (although some bike brands do opt out of this, to be fair to the independent local bike shops who can't offer such a level of reduction).
We've kept our full post from last year below, so you can see the types of discounts that were available on kids bikes on Black Friday 2017. This should give you a feel for the level of saving you could make, and if you choose to buy earlier, or wait until 23rd November 2018 to try and get a bargain.
In the meantime, start doing your preparation research - here's some of the articles that you may find useful:
Posts that you'll find useful if you're planning to buy a kids bike on Black Friday 2018:
- 12 things you need to know before buying a kids bike
- Choosing the best balance bike for your child
- The best starter bikes – 14″ wheel kids bikes
- The best 16″ wheel starter bikes for ages 4 to 6 years
- The best bikes for a 6 year old girl
- The best 20″ wheel hybrid bikes for kids aged 6 to 8
- The best kids 20″ wheel mountain bikes
- The best road racing bikes for kids (with 20″ wheels)
- The best kids 24″ wheel mountain bikes
- The best road racing bikes for kids – 24″ wheels
- Best 26" wheel kids bikes - last stop before an adult bike!
- The best kids 26″ wheel mountain bikes
- Best bikes for a 10 year old boy
- Best girls bikes - as recommended by girls who ride bikes
If you decide you don't want to wait until Black Friday to buy the kids bike, then here's a few hints and tips on where to get some good deals now:
- Deals on e-bikes: pick up a cheap electric bike BEFORE Black Friday 2018
- The cheapest kids bikes - where to buy now!
- Where to buy the cheapest Frog Bikes
- 10% discount code for 2018 Cycle Show
- Where to buy cheap kids bikes and cycle clothing - discount codes Autumn 2018
LAST YEARS BLACK FRIDAY DEALS ON KIDS BIKES POST:
So Black Friday is finally here (I know - it's gone from a day to a weekend, and the run up has been far too long this year!). This can be a great time to grab a cheap, good quality, kids bike in time for Christmas, or stock up on kids cycle clothing and accessories for next year's riding. However, it's easy to get carried away and end up buying something you don't really need, or else miss the genuine bargains. Retailers are keen to sell of 2017 models to make way for 2018 models, and once the bikes have gone, there are no more! Plus, not all the current deals are listed under Black Friday - some retailers are also having general sales too! Thankfully Cycle Sprog is here to help you find the best deals in each site.
Best Frog bike deal we've found!
Frog bikes are popular for very good reason - lightweight, hardwearing and great value for money. So the Cycle Sprog crew have searched high and low to find the best Frog Bike deals for Black Friday.
The spend and save means that Tredz are one of the only places you can get a proper discount on Frog Bikes this Black Friday - either £15 off or £40 off depending on the value of the bike
Other Great Deals
The best places to look for Black Friday deals on kids bikes are as follows:
Wiggle have discounted their already great value Vitus kids bikes by 15-21% as part of their Black Friday deals. These bikes might be cheap, but they are also well specifed, with a lightweight frame and child sized components. We were very impressed when we got our hands on one at the Cycle Show earlier in the year.
The larger sized Vitus 24 is reduced by 15% from £200 to £160 - I'm predicting that these bikes will sell out really quickly!
If you're looking for something a bit more unique, Wiggle's biggest deal is for older kids into road riding - the Eddy Merckx Enghien 61 Kids Road Bike (26" wheels) which is down from £999.99 to £349.99
Tredz Bikes Black Friday Spend and Save
Tredz are the "premium bike" arm, of a group of companies that also includes Halfords and Wheelies. They stock a good range of quality kids bikes including Frog Bikes, Cube, Dawes, Early Rider, Marin, Mondraker, Giant, Bobbin, Genesis, Scott, Saracen, Specialized and Wishbone amongst others. They also do a good range of kids cycling accessories and clothing.
Tredz Black Friday offering that applies to the majority of kids bikes is nice and simple: Spend and Save.
By entering the relevant code at check out you get proper money off. I like this approach, as you can choose the bike you want, rather than be guided into a choice of bike the retailer wants to be shot of.
The Spend and Save limits at Tredz are:
- Spend £75, Save £10 - enter code SNG7NYG2 at checkout
- Spend £100, Save £15 - enter the code SAVE15 at checkout
- Spend £250, Save £40 - enter the code SAVE40 at checkout
- Spend £500, Save £75 - enter the code SAVE75 at the checkout
- Spend £750, Save £125 - enter (yes, you've guessed it) SAVE125 at the checkout
- Spend £1500, Save £250 - enter SAVE250 at the checkout
- Spend £2000 - Save £300 - Use Code: SAVE300
We've listed the exclusions, and identified some of the best Black Friday bargains on kids bikes at Tredz in this other post,but you need to be aware that Cube, Specialized, Giant, Liv and Scott are amongst the exclusions.
You need to remember that Tredz split their pages into kids bikes (from balance bikes up to 20″ wheels) and junior bikes (24″ wheels and over). As regular Cycle Sprog readers know we only recommend good quality kids bikes, that are fun and safe to ride, and will last more than one season. Here's a pick of some of the best bargain kids bikes at Tredz for Black Friday 2017.
The Bobbin Gingersnap 20 is a lovingly crafted step through city bike suited for ages approx 7 - 9 years. It's definately more suited to sedate riding that shedding down trails, it comes complete with a basket. With RRP of £210 it has a 20% reduction down to £167.99. Add in the SAVE15 voucher code at checkout and the bike will cost just £152.99!
This 20" wheel Kona Makena mountain bike is also aimed at the 7-9 age range - those who like to get out muddy on the trails! It is down from £349.99 to £291 already, so the additional £40 will bring is down to just £251 with the existing sale discount plus the SAVE40 voucher code.
This Cube Kid 160 Action Team 16W 2017 model is down from £239 to £164, which is a great saving for a bike for a 4 - 6 year old. The Spend and Save doesn't apply to Cube, but you can't really complain at this price (although if you'd bought it earlier in the week during their Black Ticket event you'd have saved another £15 - proving the it can pay to be the early bird!).
If you're looking for a new bike for a child aged 10 years or over, this 2017 Ridgeback Dimension 24" wheel hybrid bike is already discounted by 25% from £319.99 to £239, and you get an additional £15 off with the SAVE15 Tredz Black Friday discount code, giving you a final price of just £224.
There are lots of other 2017 balance bikes and trikes that you can use the code on.
Kona Bikes - again!
At the other end of the size and price scale, Tredz stock the brand new 2018 Kona Shred 24" wheel is one of the bikes our mountain biking Cycle Sprog is lusting after for next season. By using the SAVE75 code, the cost of this comes down from £699 to £624. It's worth adding an additional £51 of goods to your basket however, to be able to use the SAVE125 voucher!
There's not much in the way of kids clothing included in the Evans Cycles Black Friday deals, but they have some kids bikes heavily discounted with the 2017 Charge Cooker Alloy bikes reduced by 25% - the 20" is down from £349.99 to £260 (pictured) and the 24" bikes reduced from £369.99 to £275.
Charge Bikes - a great deal!
I've written a more detailed post about the 2017 Black Friday deals at Evans Cycles, so why not take a look?
Evans Cycles Free £25 gift card with every Hoy or Pinnacle kids bike
This isn't specifically a Black Friday deal, but Evans Cycles are also offering a free £25 gift card with every Hoy or Pinnacle kids bike until stocks last. Both brands are well specified - Hoy are at the premium end and Pinnacle at the value end of the price spectrum - both come with child sized components and an excellent reputation.
When I looked at Tweeks Cycles Black Friday discounting they had a lot of adult bikes discounted (great if you're looking to treat yourself). However,I managed to set up a filter to see all the discounted kids bikes, whether they fall into the Black Friday deal or not.
They too have the Genesis Beta 26 Road bike with 35% off bringing it down from £649.99 to £425 - when I looked there were only two left in stock, if you've got a future Chris Froome or Lizzie Deigan in the family.
plus some discounts on Kiddimoto balance bikes with the Super Moto Junior balance bike down from £59.99 to £47.99
Rutland Cycles are having a massive stock clearance of 2017 bikes, with a few kids bikes heavily discounted.
Sadly, Genesis are pulling out of the kids bike market, and Rutland are selling off the Alpha 24" wheel (pictured) which is down from £399 to £319. A top quality kids bikes at a greatly reduced price.
Hargroves are a family business with six stores in the south of England, plus an online shop.
They've got all the 2017 Ridgeback kids bikes on special offer (making way for the new branding coming in 2018). At the time of writing, you're financially better off buying these bikes at Tredz (with the exclusive Cycle Sprog 10% discount code), but if Tredz have sold out of the size you want, then Hargroves are worth checking out, as they're also discounting heavily. This Rigdeback Dimension 24" wheel bike has 30% off, bringing it down from £320 to £233
Amazon Black Friday deals
It's impossible to keep up with the Black Friday deals on Amazon!! Some are lightning deals that last a few minutes, others last all day.
Amazon are having lightning deals every few minutes between now and Cyber Monday - so far it seems to be focused on cycle maintenance and equipment such as pumps, lights and tool kits - with some amazing discounts.
Prime Members often get access to the deals 30 minutes before other customers, so it's worth taking out membership if you think you're going be buying anything big, or shop their often - the savings on postage over the course of a year outweigh the costs quite quickly if you're a regular Amazon user. You can sign up now for a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime, which will take you through to just before Christmas.
Useful Amazon Black Friday links:
- Cycling Black Friday Deals (including bikes, car bike racks, lights and helmets)
- Outdoor Clothing Deals (kids and adult sizes - there is no filter)
- Sports and Outdoors Deals (including tents and rucksacks)
- Sports Technology Deals (including GPS, cameras and film recorders)
Bookmark: Amazon Black Friday Sale
Chain Reaction Cycles
CRC are having a weekly countdown sale, which actually extends into next week! Chain Reaction also sell the same Vitus Bikes as Wiggle, so the deal is the same - you're just buying through a different website. As well as the Orange shown above, the Vitus 20 also comes in this stricking purple colour, and is down from £190 to £149.99
Local Bike Shops
There are also a number of independent bike shops on-line, giving the bigger retailers a run for their money on Black Friday.
Check out CJ Performance Cycles, a family owned business with two shops in the north-east who have a great deal on the Saracen Mantra 2.0 - 27% off, bringing it down to just £259.99 - a great specification for the price, plus they deliver free of charge. This is exactly the same price as Tredz when their voucher code is applied which goes to show you can support the smaller indepedent bike shops and get a great deal at the same time.
Black Friday deals on kids bikes
Obviously we're totally at the mercy of the retailers in terms of the Black Friday deals - things sell out and other deals get added. The deals shown about were all valid on Friday 24th November at 12.45am - but obviously stock sells out quickly.
There are definitely some great deals on 2017 models as the retailers make way for next years stock.
Good luck in your hunt, and of course, you might just find a bargain bike for yourself while you're at it!!
We'll update this page if we find out about any other Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on kids bikes, so do come back and check regularly.
If you've found this article useful, please follow Cycle Sprog on Facebook, where we'll keep you updated on the news, views and reviews about kids cycling as we write them.
Other Black Friday articles you may find useful:
- Deals on e-bikes: pick up a cheap electric bike BEFORE Black Friday 2018
- Black Friday Deals on kids bikes at Evans Cycles
- Cheapest Frog Bikes on Black Friday
- Cyber Monday deals on kids bikes
- Best Kids Cycle Clothing Black Friday deals
- Black Friday Deals on Kids Bikes at Tredz
- The cheapest kids bikes – Christmas 2017
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