We’ve got six great deals for you today from Tweeks Cycles, with bargain prices on shoes, tyres, wheels, Muc-Off cleaner and a classic winter jersey.
Tweeks has knocked off as much as 50 percent from these items, and with autumn not very far away, this is a great opportunity to pick up poor-weather essentials or grab a bargain on some shoes for the tail end of the good weather and its return next spring.
A mere fifty quid is an absolute steal for road shoes with these features. The sole is reinforced with carbon fibre for light weight and rigidity and there’s a micrometric ratchet buckle closure to make it easy to get the tension and fit across your foot just right.
Other features include Northwave’s Airflow system which routes fresh air to your feet through vents in the sole, and compatibility with both three-bolt Look-style cleats and two-bolt SPD cleats.
This is version 2.0 of the jersey that started a winter riding revolution, Castelli’s classic Gabba. It has competitors now, but Castelli kept it at the head of the race with the addition of a storm flap under the zip in this incarnation.
It still has an aero fit, reflective piping on the three pockets, full-length zip, high collar and gripper hem, as well as the extended rear bum flap to keep the spray off.
After years of dominance by ratchet and Velcro shoe closures, laces came roaring back when Giro launched its Empire shoes. Laces are light, and provide very precise fine-tuning of the tension over your foot, qualities that had been lost in the race to high-tech alternatives.
The Empire ACC shoes feature a one-piece upper made from Evofibre breathable microfibre and an Easton EC90 ACC carbon fibre outsole.
The wheels that complement Shimano’s number two groupset have established a solid reputation for performance and reliability; at this price you can afford to use them as winter training wheels, a role for which they’re ideally suited.
At 1640g/pr they’re a decent weight, but not flimsy. That’s partly because they have a steel freehub body, which won’t be damaged by sprockets dogging in to it. The WH-6800s also boast Shimano’s almost-tool-free bearing adjustment, which can be tweaked with just an Allen key.
Perennially popular for its combination of puncture resistance, low weight and fast rolling, Conti’s GP 4 Season is a great year-round choice. If you’re looking toward the end of summer and hanging up your good-weather tyres for a few months, here’s a chance to grab a pair for a very reasonable price.
They’re available in 23mm, 25mm and 28mm widths at this price, so if you’ve been considering going to fatter rubber, now’s your chance.
Muc-off bike cleaner is something of an institution, one that changed bike cleaning forever thanks to its convenient, grime busting prowess. This latest incarnation has been dubbed Nano-Tech Bike Cleaner, and has a beefed-up formula and improved trigger spray.
If you’re diligent about keeping your bike clean, then it’s worth buying in bulk, which makes this two-litre pack a bit of a bargain.
John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.
He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.
Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.
John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.
He joined road.cc in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.