How to get deals and discounts on cycling gear from Amazon
Amazon has always been one of the best places to buy books, entertainment and household electronics, but the mighty online retailer is also attempting to make its way into other markets — like cycling. Amazon currently carries brands like Garmin, Kryptonite, Knog, Gore Bikewear, Shimano, Sugoi and Wahoo Fitness and its range is growing.
One of the biggest benefits for consumers when a big retailer wants to get into a new market is that they use discounts to try and get your custom; one of the drawbacks is their stock is generally limited and always changing. That’s because Amazon doesn’t just sell its own stock but is also a marketplace used by bike shops big and small to offload excess stock and to compete with the specialist online cycling retailers.
That ever-changing flow of products means you have to dig to find the bargains. They’re there if you have the time to find them, but it’s like shopping at TK Maxx: you either love or hate it. We’re guessing you’d rather be out cycling with the wind at your back and the sun on your face.
It turns out there are ways to find those Amazon bike bargains without the slog. We’ve sifted and trawled to bring you the best ways to get a cycling gear bargain on Amazon.
Here are four tips on finding the best deals, discounts, promotional codes and bargains on Amazon
1 Discount Links — 20% and more off cycling clothing and technology
You can tweak the Amazon URL to find bargains based on discount size and user reviews. It’s not complex but to save you time we’ve done it for you. Here are the links to find discounted cycling products on Amazon. (We’ve also sorted them by user review as who want’s a discount on a one star product?) Once you hit the landing page you can take things a stage further by filtering by brand so you only see Shimano or Gore Bike Wear products
2 Subscribe & Save
For many products that you’ll buy over and over again, you can get 5% or 15% off by setting up a repeat purchase with Subscribe & Save(link is external), and many products also have 20% off your first subscription(link is external). You can cancel the subscription any time, so that’s an instant 25% off, say, a 1.6kg tub of Science in Sport Rego Rapid Recovery Protein Shake(link is external). Mmm, chocolate.
If you set up five Subscribe & Save items the on-going discount jumps to 15%, and you can get there by adding individual items to your Subscribe & Save order even if they’re identical. Want five tubes of Hydration Tablets(link is external)? Add them one at a time and you’ll get a 15% saving.
3 Check out upcoming deals and the outlet store
If you’re thinking about buying an item, but it’s not mega urgent, like a cycling computer or some other accessories, check out Amazon’s upcoming deals section daily, and stalk what deals are coming up and how long they’ll be live for. This link is for their outdoors sectionas they tend to have a narrow view of what kind of product can be used for cycling – you can toggle through the available offers at the top to find the cycle specific stuff, you an also click between currently available, upcoming, and missed deals.
4 Check out the Clearance Warehouse
ot a lot of people know this, but Amazon have a clearance warehouse for returned goods. Their bargain warehouse is where returned stock and soiled or damaged merchandise is sold off cheap, and new items are added to it every day.
5 Get free delivery
We hate it when retailers give you mega low prices and then stick £10 for delivery on top of your bill. It’s even worse if you need the product at a specific time or place. A lot of the stuff you buy on Amazon comes with free delivery anyway, but if it doesn’t there are ways to get around that.
If you go to the Amazon cycling products page(link is external) and scroll down about half way it will list all the products that come with free delivery. If you can’t find the product you want on there then simply sign up for the Amazon Prime free trial and get free next day delivery(link is external). Don’t forget to cancel it before the end of the trial (we set a reminder on our phone) or you will be charged £79.