Triathlon gear can be pricey, so shopping the Black Friday sales is a great way to save some money.
The number of product discounts seems to get bigger every year and there are plenty of opportunities to bag a bargain. Whether you’re on the lookout for a new bike, wetsuit or gadgets, you’ll be able to find a bargain online.
To help you find the best Black Friday triathlon deals, we’ve listed the retailers to bookmark. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re hoping to invest in some new triathlon kit.
Black Friday is well within view so we’ve already started chasing down the biggest discounts for the top running, swimming and cycling gear.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for bargains on all sorts of gear so keep checking this page for updates and new deals on running shoes.
Black Friday triathlon deals 2022: what we know
Black Friday officially starts on 25 November but each year plenty of great deals on triathlon gear trickle through in the weeks running up to the official start of the sales.
Where can I find Black Friday triathlon deals?
Wiggle – Find up to 60% off gear for triathletes in Wiggle’s Black Friday sale.
Amazon – You’ll plenty of triathlon gear in Amazon’s Black Friday sale. Browse to find huge savings across top brands.
Sigma Sports – This is another retailer with a huge sale, with hundreds of products with up to 60% off.
Hoka – Save up to 40% on some of Hoka’s most popular running shoes and apparel.
Reebok – With their Black Friday page already up and running you may be able to spot some bargains right now.
When is Black Friday 2022?
This money-saving day always falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US. This year, it’s 25 November but, as you’ve probably noticed, retailers tend to start launching deals earlier every year.
Best Black Friday/ Cyber Monday triathlon deals
Here are some of the best deals we’ve spotted on triathlon gear that’s worth checking out.
Zone3 Azure 2.0 Wetsuit (RRP £210)
You can make a great saving on this Azure 2.0 wetsuit from Zone3 now available at wiggle.
Designed to meet the standards of both comfort and performance, this should be an ideal wetsuit for veterans who have clocked plenty of time in the water as well as newbies looking for a reliable overall to get them started.
The shoulders are especially flexible to give you plenty of movement and control in the water, and it has a special SpeedFlo coating which basically means it causes less drag so you can get a faster finish time.
Hoka Mach 4 Running Shoes (RRP £125)
You can now make an early saving on these Hoka Mach 4 running shoes which are now available at just £74.99, down from their RRP of £125.00.
Especially made for the runner who plans on clocking up lots of kilometres, it has a flexible material that allows a responsive connection to the ground, while also making sure your feet feel firmly in place thanks to the lacing system which locks down the midfoot.
The outsole is made from foam which both makes sure your impact is cushioned and also provides greater traction, and careful attention has been made to the shape and size of the shoe to ensure there’s no unnecessary weight slowing you down.
Garmin Fenix 6X Pro (RRP £649.99)
There are a lot of big discounts on Garmin products right now and this is up there with the best of them.
The Fenix range has long proved itself a reliable watch and the Fenix 6X Pro is no exception. It comes with the full gamut of training features and activity profiles, plus Garmin’s trademark GPS accuracy.
Battery life is a claimed 60 hours in GPS mode, which is plenty for an Ironman or two.
Shokz Openrun (RRP £129.95)
Quite simply put, these are among the best running headphones you can buy right now.
They’re comfortable, lightweight and allow you to hear what’s going on around you while listening.
They sound pretty good, too, while battery life is around eight hours and they’ll handle sweat and rain without any issues.
See our full Shokz Openrun review here.
Zoggs Predator Flex Swimming Goggles (RRP £32)
Zoggs is a respected brand in the swimming goggles market and has discounted its Predator Flex models ahead of Black Friday. There are a few colour options available, but they all have a number of useful features.
Thanks to Zoggs’ exclusive ‘advanced ultra-fit gasket’, the goggles should form a tight seal against the face without creating a build-up of pressure. They’re also created with 3D Flexpoint Technology, exclusive to the Predator Flex model, which makes for a comfortable fit.
These goggles are particularly well-suited for triathletes who train outdoors in open water. They’re designed with UV protection and polarised lenses to shield the eyes from harm caused by natural light and glare coming off the water. Plus, they’ve got anti-fog properties to keep your view clear.
Hoka Tecton X (RRP £175)
The Tecton X is Hoka’s first trail shoe with a carbon plate, and is one of few around on the market.
It actually has two carbon plates that run parallel to each other which, inspired by the planet’s tectonic plates, are designed to move independently in order to provide a propulsive, smooth ride.
It does it well and in our review earlier this year we gave the shoe a 96% rating.
Dhb Hydron Wetsuit 2.0 (RRP £160)
This discount has to be one of the most exciting Black Friday triathlon deals on offer. It’s dhb’s most popular wetsuit, and triathletes love it for its flexibility and buoyancy. In fact, we gave it a score of 87% when we reviewed it recently (read our dhb Hydron review here).
To maximise comfort and provide stretch in the right places, the thickness of the neoprene fabric varies across the wetsuit. The material is 2mm deep across the back and arms, increasing to 2.5mm on the thighs and 3mm through the torso and hips.
The zip on the back is easily accessible, making transition quick and simple.
Wahoo Kickr Smart Turbo Trainer (RRP £999.99)
Black Friday offers a rare opportunity to get a Wahoo Kickr turbo trainer at a great discount. You can save £300 on this model at the moment through Sigma Sports or Wiggle.
For £699.99, you can get your hands on an advanced piece of kit. This turbo trainer runs almost silently while accurately replicating the feeling of cycling outdoors with 2,200 watts of power. It can also simulate inclines of up to 20% and descents of -10%.
Plus, you can connect it to almost any training app to track your performance.
Orbea Ordu M20ILTD Disc Triathlon Bike (RRP £7,799)
It’s not just kit that you can find in the Black Friday sales. The likes of Sigma Sports also have a range of road bikes with money off.
When we stumbled upon this Orbea Ordu, we thought it definitely deserved inclusion here, particularly as it’s got almost £2,000 off.
This 2022 model features an aero-optimised design and comes with Shimano’s 12-speed Ultegra Di2 groupset paired with hydraulic disc brakes.
It comes complete with a full-carbon frame and fork, Vision SC carbon wheels and both an aero bottle and integrated storage box under the down tube.
Hoka Carbon X 3 (RRP £159.99)
In our Hoka Carbon X 3 review we praised the shoe for being propulsive and light, with just enough cushioning for longer distances.
We found it flexible and easy to slip on, while there was plenty of propulsion thanks to the carbon plate. This would be one of our top picks for fast road racing.
2XU p:1 Propel (RRP £249.99)
When we reviewed the 2XU P:1 Propel we were very quickly enamoured with its good looks and sleek fit, but it also got top marks for shoulder flexibility and comfort.
It’s a decent suit with lots of flexibility for going fast, but pay close attention to the sizing.
Cannondale Supersix Evo 105 Disc Road Bike (RRP £2,850)
In the market for road bike but been struggling to find stock? Well not only is this Cannondale Supersix Evo 105 in stock and ready to be despatched, but Sigma Sports are also offering a whopping 30% off.
The bike comes with Shimano’s ever-reliable 11-speed 105 groupset, plus Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, a carbon frame and truncated airfoil tubes.
It comes equipped with Cannondale’s RD 2.0 alloy wheelset and offers clearance for up to 30mm tyres, giving great year-round appeal.
Zone3 Polar Fleece Robe (£99.99)
If you’re a triathlete or an open-water swimmer and you don’t already have a swim robe, chances are you’d like one.
They’re incredibly handy for drying off, getting warm and changing under after/before a swim and this option from Zone3 is fleece-lined for extra comfort.
Meanwhile, the outer is said to be weather resistant and a large hood is complete with fasteners so you can keep the elements at bay when you need to.
There are also a couple of pockets for you to store your essentials and warm your hands up.
Reebok Jet 100X Treadmill (RRP £1,099)
Looking to add to your pain cave this winter? Now is the perfect time to invest in a treadmill as there are so many in the sales!
This Reebok option looks a decent pick. It has a top speed of 18kph (11mph), 12 incline settings and 29 different modes to mix up your training.
While working out, you’ll be able to view your data on the LED screen and, once finished, Reebok says you can easily fold the treadmill away so it takes up less space.
Zone3 Lava Short Sleeve Trisuit (RRP £219.99)
Zone3’s Lava range has been going for almost 10 years now and it regularly impresses.
When we reviewed the Lava tri-suit, we were fans of the style, compressive nature of the legs and the drag-reducing Aero-Stripe arms.
We also praised its luxurious fabric that feels like it’s barely there, delivering a healthy dose of flexibility, breathability and 50+ UPF protection.
Hoka Bondi X (RRP £179.99)
If you’ve been tempted by a carbon-plated shoe and need an option to munch up the miles in training, the Bondi X might be for you. And the good news is that it’s available with a staggering 44% off!
When we reviewed the shoe earlier this year we were impressed by the smooth, bouncy and stable ride and soft cushioning, but admitted it’s not the quickest and wouldn’t be our first pick for racing.
Zone3 Vanquish X (RRP £699.00)
The Vanquish X is said to be 40% warmer than its predecessor without affecting flexibility, according to Zone3. Our tests suggested that was the case, though it did feel a little tighter.
That aside, in our Zone3 Vanquish X review we had plenty of praise for its silky-smooth lining, chafe-free neckline and decent performance.
Asics Metaspeed Edge (RRP £224.99)
If it’s good enough for the pros, it’s good enough for us, right?
The Asics Metaspeed range has become increasingly popular on the world stage, with triathletes Kristian Blummenfelt, Kat Matthews and Lucy Charles-Barclay all sporting the shoe at one point or another this year.
The Metaspeed is available in two versions, with each tailored to a different type of runner. The Edge, on sale here with almost £80 off, is designed for those that up their cadence when picking up the pace, while the Sky is designed for those who tend to extend their stride.
Adidas C-21X Indoor Cycle (RRP £899)
- Buy now from Decathlon (£699)
This exercise bike from Adidas features a self-generating motor, meaning there’s no need for wires or batteries. While many exercise bikes can be noisy (particularly those running on a chain drive), this bike is said to offer a quiet alternative.
It includes eight levels of manual resistance with a quick shift paddle, designed for transitions at speed. There are also four programmes and target modes of time, distance, calories and heart rate – all recorded using a wireless heart rate monitor.
A nice touch: there’s red LED lighting that powers up in brightness as you pedal, great motivation for pushing through that last mile.
Keo Blade Carbon Fibre Pedals (RRP £130.00)
These pedals aim for streamlined, lightweight power. They’re fitted with a carbon blade, which LOOK Cycle claim allows them to be 20% lighter than a standard pedal, stated to create superior strength to weight ratio.
They’re also built to withstand a wide variety of weather conditions, featuring Chromoly+ axles and stainless steel bearings. They feature a 700 mm² surface area and carbon body to help achieve a perfect pedal stroke and maximum power transfer.
Where to find the best Black Friday triathlon deals
Black Friday starts earlier every year, so there are already a lot of great discounts available out there. If you’re looking to nab a few bargains yourself, bookmark these pages – or start browsing now…
- Wiggle is a fantastic place to find triathlon gear, as it has an entire section of its website dedicated to the sport. Browse everything from wetsuits to fitness trackers and nutrition packs.
- Decathlon has a great selection of Black Friday discounts to check out.
- SportsShoes.com sells a huge range of clothing and accessories for a variety of different sports – despite its name! Check out its current Black Friday deals.
- Adidas is a trusted brand when it comes to sportswear. Take a look at its Black Friday triathlon page to grab kit at a discounted price.
- Chain Reaction is the place to go for all things cycling and it’s already launched hundreds of Black Friday deals.
- Runnerinn products are on sale with up to 15% off their original price. The retailer sells everything you need for triathlon training. Shoes, clothing and electronics all have money-saving discounts.
- Runderwear is celebrating Black Friday by offering 25% off all its running gear.
- Halfords’ Black Friday page is the place to look if you’re planning to invest in a new bike or cycling accessories.