It feels like the weather gods have started to smile on us. Their sunshine gears appear to be in motion, and we've started to bask in sunny spells of 20°C+. If you're anything like us, your minds are already turning to summer breaks with your bike.
Fortunately, the DealCatcher's here to help make those dreams realities.
First up in today's DealCatcher we've got a bargain that'll help you to explore roads that might have felt well out of reach before.
Over at Rutland Cycling you can currently get a free Saris bike lock when you buy any of their super adaptable and reasonably priced Bones bike racks. What's more, the flashy multi coloured Bones 3 bike racks are currently 15% off.
After that we head on over to Wheelies to check out their range of bikes. At the moment you can get a quarter off of RRP on their range of Merida Ride bikes - the 300 is the one we've featured below. We've reviewed one bike from the Ride range, you can check that review out down there too.
Finally, Garmin's highly rated - by us at least - Edge 500 GPS cycling computer is currently 49% off over at Chain Reaction Cycles.
We don't abide by any rules when it comes to cycling, especially not those that marginalise certain riders, or make other riders feel less important. However, among the troves of ridiculous rules in the Velominati rule book, number #25 is particularly relevant right now - The bikes on top of your car should be worth more than the car.
That means that the second most important piece of kit that you own - if you plan on traveling with your most important piece of kit (your bike) - should be a sturdy, safe, and top quality bike rack.
The Saris Bones is just that. Top quality. When we reviewed the rack, specifically the Bones 2, our man Rob Simmonds gave it a 9/10 - which is as good as things get, pretty much, here at road.cc.
The rack looks great, works brilliantly, and is dead easy to fit, according to Rob. He added that it's one of the best at doing the job - attaching a bike safely to your car.
The Bones 2 that we reviewed is available, for £129.99, but it doesn't come in as many fantastic colours as its discounted Bones 3 brother.
The cherry on the whole cake, though, comes at the end. Upon completing your order you'll see that you'll be getting a Saris Bike Lock completely free - that's an extra saving of £30 plus the peace of mind that you're bike's nice and secure while it's on the rack!
The Merida Ride is designed to let you ride, and ride, and ride some more.
It's up there with the most upright road bikes on the market, and that's exactly what's going to help you keep riding.
Upright geometry is all about comfort. If you're looking for aerodynamic marginal gains, or a really fast racing bike, the frame shape will have you leaning further forward. That's not the case here.
The Ride 100, 200, and 300 models from Merida are all about comfortable riding on quick bikes. It's perfect for a first road bike, and those with back or neck problems that have maybe put them off taking up cycling.
For your money you'll be getting a 6066 triple butted aluminium frame with internal cable routing to improve the looks and flexible chain and seat stays to improve comfort.
The fork is carbon, so it'll kee your steering light and precise, the groupset is Shimano's Tiagra, and the wheels are Merida's in house Comp 20 set.
For under £650 this is the perfect starter road bike for anyone who's looking to start cycling, anyone who's coming back from injury, and anyone who just wants to be comfortable in the saddle.
Dubbed by our main man Dave Atkinson as "a little wonder," the Garmin Edge 500 GPS computer is easily up there with the best, reasonably priced, GPS cycling computers we've every reviewed.
It left road.cc towers with a solid 8/10 and Mr. Atkinson had plenty of nice things to say about it, which you can read below.
It's the perfect companion if you're training, thanks to how easily data can be downloaded, it's light, and it comes in really neat and tidy casing.
Elliot joined team road.cc bright eyed, bushy tailed, and straight out of university.
Raised in front of cathode ray tube screens bearing the images of Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong, Elliot's always had cycling in his veins.
His balance was found on a Y-framed mountain bike around South London suburbs in the 90s, while his first taste of freedom came when he claimed his father's Giant hybrid as his own at age 16.
When Elliot's not writing for road.cc about two-wheeled sustainable transportation, he's focussing on business sustainability and the challenges facing our planet in the years to come.