Looking for a gift for an avid Zwifter? Currently there are tons of sales happening throughout the world. Some trainers are on sale for up to $300 off. Zwift is also having their own sale on some trainers, such as the Tacx Neo 2T. To head to the Holiday Gift Guide, click here.
Notable Holiday Deals
Speed Hound ProPerformance Recovery System
The Speed Hound recovery system is the best way to recover between workouts and races. I use this recovery system frequently in between long rides and just when my legs are tired. Speed Hound is currently having a Black Friday Cyber Monday deal, you can purchase the system at this link: Speed Hound ProPerformance Recovery System. This is the lowest price I have seen this recovery system go, so I recommend acting quick! Use code BFCM2021 at checkout.
Garmin is offering a huge sale off of many of their watches and bike computers. The sale includes $50 many of their bike computers, and up to $200 off of their watches. To shop the sale, head over to this link: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/c/promotions/holiday-flash-sale-guide-americas/.
4iiii is offering deals on their power meters, and so is stages. Power meters are great for indoor training and outdoor training. If you want to become a top E-sports rider, you are going to need a power meter to dual record. To shop the sales head over to these links: https://4iiii.com/products/power-meters/ – https://stagescycling.com/en_us/product/black-friday.
There is currently a deal on the Wattbike Atom, people who purchase during the sale will get a free heart rate monitor and trainer mat, which is basically all you need to get started for the indoor training season. If you are in the market for a smart bike, I highly suggest looking into this: https://wattbike.com/products/wattbike-atom.
Backcountry is currently offering 20% off of one full priced item for members of backcountry. Backcountry does have a few exclusions though. Here are the exclusions: “Offer not valid on bikes and frames, helmet cams, and digital cameras, any item with GPS technology, personal locator beacons, strollers, ski and snowboard equipment, luxury outerwear, premium footwear, airbag packs, fly fishing gear, and fly fishing watercraft.” To shop the sale, head over to Backcountry’s website, they are also offering a black friday deal on select items: https://www.backcountry.com/rc/shop-all-sale?rp=onsaleUS%3Atrue&INT_ID=IB28129&LOCATION_ID=Home_Carousel_0.
Holiday Gift Guide
Tons of trainers are currently on sale right now, Zwift has some on their site: https://www.zwift.com/shop/category/cycling-gear. Dcrainmaker has a great list of trainers, and other cycling accessories that are on sale. Many trainers were on sale for the REI sale, but the sale ended 2 days ago. Here is a link to his list: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2021/11/big-sports-tech-sales-start-garmin-fenix-6-series-200-off-plus-tons-more-big-deals.html/.
Rocker plates are pretty expensive, and can cost more than your trainer itself. This is yet another investment that will make your indoor training a lot more realistic. One very popular rocker plate is the KOM cycling rocker plate, but it is quite pricey. Here is a link to the rocker plate: https://komcycling.com/products/rocker-plate-rpv1
A new fan
Every indoor cyclist wants a more powerful fan to keep them cool during workouts. I highly recommend looking into the Lasko High Velocity Fan. We own two of them and they work great. You can turn them on and off if you own a smart plug. If you are looking for a smart fan, I would recommend looking into the Wahoo Kickr Headwind. Here is a comparison between two fans, the Lasko High Velocity Fan and the Vornado 630: https://zracecentral.com/2021/07/02/lasko-high-velocity-fan-vs-vornado-630/.
Trainer desk/tablet holder
The Wahoo Kickr desks was one of the first trainer specific desks, but other companies like KOM cycling, and others have created very similar desks, but at a lower cost. We do not use computers often for Zwift, but when we do, we still just use a music stand that we flip to make it a flat surface. It works great for iPads/tablets, and is OK if you are using a laptop. https://komcycling.com/products/indoor-media-display
Steering devices have become very popular over the past year on Zwift. Many of the smart bikes now have in-game steering, like the Wahoo Kickr Bike. The Elite Steerzo is currently on sale at the Zwift website. The steering device allows you to steer around the roads of Zwift, which provides a more realistic feel for the ride.
The Elite Rizer was released a few months back, the Elite Rizer features the ability to raise your bike up and down, and it also has steering built in. The Wahoo Kickr Climb also features the ability to rise up and down, but does not have steering included. These devices are both compatible with many training apps such as RGT, Zwift, Rouvy, and more. These devices will take your indoor training to a whole new level, literally.
Heart Rate Monitor
This is a must have for any Zwift racer, or any rider who likes to track their heart rate. Many races make wearing a heart rate monitor required, and if you don’t, it can lead to disqualification. I own the Polar H9, and it has worked great for me, but other very well rated heart rate monitors include the Wahoo Tickr and the Garmin HRM Dual.