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’s tons of great deals from clothing, helmets & shoes to Garmin’s top Edge GPS cycling computer!
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 more than $100.
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus GPS cycling computer bundle
The Garmin Edge 1030 Plus bundle, which usually retails for $700, will see $150 knocked off its price. The bundle comes equipped with the Edge 1030 Plus cycling computer, the HRM-Dual chest strap, cadence & speed sensors, and flush out-front mounts for the computer.
The computer itself carries several important updates from the Edge 1030 platform. Check out out our full breakdown of the updates here. The Plus model features mountain bike dynamics and trail mapping software that enables riders to navigate busy streets or secluded trails with ease. The computer comes pre-loaded with Trailforks and ForkSight apps for a detailed view and topographical profile of trails wherever you go. The 1030 Plus has a battery life of up to 24 hours and carries 32GB of onboard memory.
Gore Wear Gore-Tex Paclite Jacket
Next, the Gore Wear GORE-TEX Paclite Jacket is another item with triple-digit savings. The four-season cycling rain shell usually goes for $200. It will see a 50% markdown starting on May 20, bringing the price to $100.
The Gore-Tex Paclite jacket uses a waterproof and windproof membrane to keep riders dry and comfortable in varying conditions, while still providing breathability and minimizing heat loss. The jacket also gets two external pockets and an extended tail to keep clothes underneath clean and dry.
Pearl Izumi Pro Road shoes
Pearl iZUMi’s $400 PRO Road Cycling shoes will see a 25% discount that will bring their price to $300.
Pearl iZUMi says the PRO Road Cycling shoe is a stiff shoe that cuts weight by 22% compared to its previous model. It features a carbon sole, knit uppers, a double boa tightening system, and a PI Dry treatment that helps the shoes shed water.
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 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 pulled 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 ME702 enduro & all-mountain bike shoe
The ME702 is an all-mountain shoe that pairs light-weight construction with toughness for enduro riding. It also features a reinforced heel stabilizer to keep feet locked into place, a neoprene ankle collar to keep debris from crawling into the shoe and a synthetic, buckle-down upper.
Shimano IC5 indoor fitness & training shoe
The Shimano IC5 is built to crush spin classes or gym rides. This tow-bolt, SPD-compatible indoor-training shoe is light and breathable, and features a complete rubber sole to keep you from slipping any gym floors. It also has a nylon and fiberglass sole, sock mesh and tightens with a Boa L6 dial.
Five Ten Freerider & Freerider Pro flat pedal MTB shoes
These shoes have long been one of the best perfromance options for flat-pedal riders who want a comfort on the trail and maximum grip on their platforms. The Freerider and Freerider Pro soles stand up to the thrashings of pedal traction pins and trail hits with dense rubber soles and protected toe area. The Pro model increases toe protection and increases drying efficiency with a weather-resistance upper.
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.
Gore Wear C7 Women’s Short Tights
Gore Wear’s C7 Short Tights for women, which retail at $190, will drop by 30%. The C7 Short Tights provide the performance expected from a high-level bib, but without all the extra material a full bib with uppers comes with. They provide a tight fit with an Advanced Expert Vent chamois and ergonomic seams that cut friction and rubbing. With 80% nylon and 20% elastane, they can hang in spring, summer, or fall.