DEALS ON ENVE 4.5 AR wheels, Ultegra Di2 groupset, Mavic Ksyrium carbon wheels and Assioma power meter pedals

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December 27, 2017

Didn’t get all the gifts you wanted this year?  Fear not, here are some deals on gear I’ve reviewed and recommended that are now at prices that can almost justify “self-gifting.”

Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Clincher

I recommend these as the Best Value carbon climbing rim brake clincher wheelset when they were priced at $1800. I gave them high marks for stiffness and dry braking on alpine steeps.  They can also be used as everyday wheels and are deeper than most alloy wheels.

Mavic has committed to going tubeless (“UST”) instead of tube and tire on their clincher wheels and is changing over their line. While they haven’t introduced the replacement for this model yet, the price drop is a clear indication that it is on the way.

If you are more focused on value than the latest model, you can now get this carbon wheelset I recommend for the price of a top alloy one.

$1080 here


Favero Assioma Power Meter

The Garmin Vector 3 and PowerTap P1 pedal power meters carry the brand cache but they use the same pedal platform, perform no better, and are far more expensive than the Assioma.  I recommend and use it myself as my primary power meter.

The Assioma is sold at a 10% discount to In The Know Cycling readers by a US-based power meter specialist store that also ships internationally and has a nearly perfect TrustPilot customer satisfaction rating.

If you want the convenience of a dual-sided pedal power meter or want to start with a single-leg one with the opportunity to add the other leg at a later time, I can find little reason to buy anything other than the Assioma, especially at this price and from this store.

$720 here with code ITK10


ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc

This wheelset is often hard to find below full retail (MSRP/RRP) and this store is selling it at 10% off.  It’s only available at this discount to UK customers and only as part of the Xmas sale with just a few left (Shimano hub).  So jump on it if you’re interested.

I rated it the Best Performer of the all-around disc wheelsets and wrote:

“It does more things better than any of the other all-around wheels I’ve reviewed.  At a market price of US$2900, £3100, €3500, it also costs more than others.”  With this deal, you get big savings.

£2790 here


Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2

Yes, we’d all love to have a new Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 or SRAM eTap groupset.  Frankly, the only difference most enthusiasts will notice between those and the newer Ultegra Di2 is how much money you’ve saved.

That’s why I rate the Ultegra Di2 as the Best Value electronic groupset.

The groupset has only been available for everyone to buy for a few months now but is 1/3 off from this online store that sells internationally and has high customer satisfaction ratings as well as the best prices on this groupset.

$1353, 1,369€, £1,189 here


Exclusive Discounts For In The Know Cycling Readers

You’ll get 10% off most purchases when you go to these stores through the links below or others to them you see on the site and enter the code ITK10 at checkout

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