It’s that time of year again when everyone takes leave of their senses and starts buying stuff they don’t really need… because it’s Black Friday.
Sure, there are some tasty deals on electrical appliances and gadgets that might have caught your eye, but if you’ve been contemplating investing in an e-bike, then this just might be the smart time to do it.
We reported on the 30% discount being offered by Hummingbird on Wednesday, but what other offers are out there right now? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best deals out there for you to consider – and there are some corkers.
Ghost Teru B5.7+
Was £3,349.99, Black Friday £1,999.99
Chain Reaction Cycles is giving some top discounts this Black Friday, and the pick of the bunch is probably this aluminium Ghost Teru B5.7+ e-MTB.
At its core is a Bosch Performance CX motor married to a 500wh battery unit, but the spec sheets doesn’t end there. A Shimano SLX/XT 11-speed drivetrain give plenty of off-road range, and you also get SR Suntour Raidon forks with 120mm of travel with Tektro Slate hydraulic disc brakes, Rodi Trip wheels and Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres.
Rutland Cycling is offering the Scott E-Sub Cross 20 bike in both men’s and women’s framesets at 33% off. It features a 250w Bosch Active Line motor, fuelled by a 400wh battery pack.
It comes with a Shimano Acera 9-speed groupset and the brand’s BR-M315 hydraulic brakeset. The Suntour NEX-E25 fork provides comfort at the front, while Schwalbe Smart Sam tyres wrap around Syncros wheels.
Raleigh Strada Elite Men’s Electric Hybrid
Was £2,250, Black Friday £1,499
Over at Halfords, Raleigh’s Strada Elite hybrid bike grabs our attention because it features 650b wheels with 42mm tubeless tyres for added comfort. An alloy frame marries to a stiff carbon fork for nippy handling, too.
The motor is a Shimano Steps E6000 system with a 400wh battery, and it uses Shimano’s Alivio 9-speed rear derailleur for shifting. The brand also supplies hydraulic disc brakes, while the frame can also sport mudguards and pannier racks too.
Halfords is also offering this Carrera Crossfire-E Electric Hybrid bike to, in both men’s and women’s frames, at £250 off.
This e-bike uses a Suntour hub-based motor, and gives up to a claimed 60 miles of assistance through the 417wh battery pack. An 8-speed Shimano Acera system provides the shifting, while Tektro supplies hydraulic disc brakes to the mix. Plus you, can add a rear pannier rack and mudguards too.
Giant Road-E+2 Pro
Was £3,999, Black Friday £2,699 (+£300 further discount)
If you’re in the market for an e-road machine then it’s hard to look past Tredz’ offering of an additional £300 off the already-discounted Giant Road-E+2 Pro. That makes this £4000 machine cost just £2,299. Impressive indeed.
It’s a very capable bike on paper too. You get a Giant-made ALUXX-SL frame with a true road bike geometry, incorporating the Taiwanese brand’s own SyncDrive Pro motor and 500wh EnergyPak. Shimano sorts out the drivetrain with a 105-spec groupset, married to a 505 brakeset. Giant also provides quality GX28 Disc wheels, which are fitted with 32mm Schwalbe Durano road tyres.
Mondraker E-Factor+ [medium]
Was £3,999, Black Friday £2,999.99 (+£300 further discount)
Sticking with Tredz for a moment, the retailer has also placed this Mondraker E-Factor+ in the bargain bin too. Ok, so £2,699.99 is still a fair amount of money, but the E-Factor+ is a seriously sorted out piece of kit.
It features an aluminium frame complete with RockShox Monarch R Solo Air rear shock, along with a RockShox Judy Gold Solo Air fork, each with 120mm of travel. It also comes equipped with SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes, plus a 10-speed SRAM gearset with X5 Trigger shifters. The assistance comes from a Bosch Performance Line CX motor that can produce 75nm of torque, married to a 500w battery unit.
Cannondale Quick Neo Tourer Women’s Electric Hybrid
Was £2,499.99, Black Friday £1,499.99
Back over at Rutland Cycles, the Cannondale Quick Neo Tourer Women’s e-bike is also available at a saving of £1,000, and it comes equipped for anything a city rider or tourer could want to test it with.
It comes fitted with a rear rack and mudguards as standard, and uses Shimano’s established STEPS system for the pedal assistance with a 418wh battery unit. A 10-speed Shimano Deore shift system with an 11-36t cassette provides the gearing, and the brakes are Deore-spec too. Suntour supplies the comfort with the suspension fork, with Jayco rims and Schwalbe Energizer Plus Tour 40mm tyres, while Cannondale fits the bike with the finishing kit, so you’ll know it’s good stuff.