Competitive Cyclist has teed up a list of super deals rolling out for select gear during its Memorial Day Sale kicking off today, May 20. There are tons of great deals from helmets and clothing, to shoes and pads.
Competitive Cyclist Memorial Day Sale
This year’s sale includes a wide variety of popular shoes, helmets, apparel, and accessories with markdowns up to half off for some items. Here’s a look at some of the best gear you can snag with the biggest savings.
Some of the biggest deals hitting Competitive Cyclist on Memorial Day include a few that can save shoppers around $100.
Fizik Vento Carbon 2 road shoes
The Fizik Vento Carbon 2 cycling shoe will also see a 25% price drop, bringing its total down from MSRP $360 to $270.
The Vento Carbon 2 is made for elite road races, combing a stiff carbon sole with an Infinite and Double-Boa System for a custom fit around the entire foot. The shoe also features a Microtex upper and sole vent channels to move air through the shoe.
Several high-end helmets will see markdowns between 20 and 25%. Among the cream of the crop includes the Ventral Lite and Kortal Race MIPS models from POC that typically sell for anywhere between $250 and $275. You can check out our reviews of each here & here if you want to learn more.
POC Ventral Lite helmet
The Ventral Lite helmet is a strong, simple, and lightweight road cycling helmet. In size medium, the helmet weighs less than 240 grams. It comes with 20 vents built into the shell in locks into place through a strap and clip system that is easy to adjust.
POC Kortal Race MIPS mountain bike helmet
The Kortal Race MIPS helmet is the Ventral Lite’s beefier cousin. The Kortal goes downhill fast, while remaining comfortable on climbs. This enduro helmet has an adjustable peak that the rider can pull up to hold sunglasses. It also is designed to fit with Ora goggles for those who want even more eye protection.
Lazer G1 MIPS road helmet
The Lazer G1 MIPS helmet is light, coming in at a claimed weight of just under 7 ounces for the size small. It adjusts at the top of the helmet, rather than the back, clearing the way for hats, hair, or anything that rests on the back of the head where users find most adjustment knobs. Its design includes 22 vents and comes equipped with race or comfort padding.
Kask Valegro road helmet
Kask’s new Valegro helmet is riddled with 37 vents and stacked with quick-drying pads to keep riders comfortable as long as possible. It features a lightweight In-Mold shell and an adjustable Octo Fit cradle that provides a secure fit. Team Sky wore these helmets in 2017 in hot mountainous stages of races where ventilation is key.
The total savings for each helmet lands around $50.
Shimano RX8 gravel bike shoes
Of those, the Shimano RX8 stands to net the most bang for your buck. It retails for $260, and will drop by around $55 during the sale. The ME702 sells for MSRP of $220, while the IC5 goes for up to $130.
Shimano’s RX8 is designed for one thing: gravel racing. A carbon composite sole and synthetic leather and mesh upper combine for an extremely light shoe with a snug fit and responsive feel. A sturdy rubber outsole supports time off the bike. A boa dial and perforations increase breathability and fit. Check out our mini review here for more details.
Shimano IC5 indoor fitness & training shoe
The Shimano IC5 is built to crush spin classes or gym rides. This two-bolt, SPD-compatible indoor-training shoe is light and breathable, and features a complete rubber sole to keep you from slipping on gym floors. It also has a nylon and fiberglass sole, sock mesh, and tightens with a Boa L6 dial.
Five Ten Freerider flat pedal MTB shoes
The Five Ten Freerider Pro women’s shoe retails for MSRP $150.These shoes have long been one of the best performance options for flat-pedal riders who want comfort on the trail and maximum grip on their platforms. The Freerider soles stand up to the thrashings of pedal traction pins and trail hits with dense rubber soles and a protected toe area.
Competitive Cyclist also is offering substantial savings on a variety of apparel ranging from bibs, tights and shorts to sunglasses and pads.
Pearl Izumi PRO Bib Shorts
Normally priced at an MSRP of $275, the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Air Bib Short will save you 1/4 off.
The P.R.O. Air Bib Short is Pearl iZUMi’s lightest performance bib. These will shine during 100-mile days in the saddle or stage races, so they carry the best of what Pearl iZUMi has to offer. The P.R.O. Air Bib features cooling fresh fabric, a top-of-the-line chamois and lie-flat cuffs on the legs that stay in place even in the most demanding conditions. They also include reflective details to increase visibility.
POC Essential Enduro mountain bike shorts
The Essential Enduro shorts are built for trail riding. They use light and breathable stretch nylon and mesh to keep riders cool and dry. The pre-shaped shorts function well with knee pads for gnarlier enduro rides. Rear reinforcement prevents damage during crashes.
POC Aspire cycling sunglasses
POC’s Aspire sunglasses are made to give riders a wide field of vision and wind protection wherever they go. The partially-framed shades feature a nylon Carl Zeiss Lens and a Ripel treatment which keeps, dirt, debris, and fog to a minimum.