What? You didn’t know there was such a thing as the May 20th sales? Well, neither did I. But apparently this year there is. Everyone must have gone out one night at some industry event or something and decided to put everything on sale starting…today. For realz.
To keep things quick and tidy, here’s a table of what’s on sale from each company. Note that most of these deals last till May 30th, but some of them go a bit longer. Totally depends on the company. Also, all of these start today, May 20th, except for the Pebble & TomTom ones, which start Monday, May 23rd & May 29th. They’re just keepin’ ya on your toes.
Here’s the run-down:
Wahoo Fitness – KICKR:
This is technically REI, and not Wahoo. But in this case that doesn’t matter – because the only thing you’ll care about is the KICKR & KICKR SNAP that are on sale here.
Wahoo KICKR Trainer – $959 (normally $1,199): With member coupon code REIMEMBER2016. Ends May 30th.
Wahoo KICKR SNAP Trainer – $560 (normally $700): With member coupon code REIMEMBER2016. Ends May 30th.
For both of the above, you’ll need to be an REI member (if not, it’s $20 more). You can get free shipping on the KICKR by simply selecting to do a pickup at your REI store a few days later (option on checkout).
If you can’t quite decide – hit up my trainer recommendations guide here.
Garmin FR230/FR235 & Vector2:
Garmin has on sale the FR230 & 235 series watches. These are the latest generation running-specific GPS watches that came out last fall from the company. This sale is really only these two models in this sale. Likely because over the last 45 days Garmin has put pretty much every other fitness device on sale. Plus, I suspect they knew about the TomTom sales and this is an aim to preempt that. Now you can decide for yourself which company/model makes the most sense.
Garmin Forerunner 230: $199 (was $249) – also on Amazon.
Garmin Forerunner 230 with HR strap: $229 (was $299) – also on Amazon.
Garmin Forerunner 235 with Optical HR sensor: $249 (was $329) – also on Amazon.
My in-depth review of these units can be found here. Note that there have been some firmware improvements to the optical HR sensor since that review. I’d say it’s more on par with the Vivoactive HR (see my review from earlier today).
Next, just like the REI KICKR deals, you can also pickup the Vector2 units for 20% off from REI too. Same deal as above in terms of being an REI member, but $200 off is pretty solid.
Garmin Vector2 pedals (dual sided): $800 (was $1,000)
Garmin Vector2 pedals (single sided): $480 (was $600)
Garmin Vector2 upgrade pedal (single to dual upgrade): $400 (was $500)
Again, all three of these Vector deals these require REI member code REIMEMBER2016. Note that REI excludes GPS watches from their deals, hence why these sort of sales are kinda unique.
This sale runs through May 30th.
Pebble joined this sale round with a bunch of units on sale. Note that these sales don’t begin till after the weekend, but it seemed silly not to include them here. The Pebble Time round (seen above) has quickly become The Girl’s favorite activity tracker. I’m not certain if that’s because it’s rose gold, or because of the functionality though. Either way, as long as she’s happy – I’m happy.
*These sales start on Monday, May 23rd*
These Pebble deals run until May 30th, but they don’t start until May 23rd.
Suunto has a huge sale on basically everything. There’s an army’s worth of units on sale here, with all sorts of variations. So just to keep things simple I’m not going to show all 98 color flavors. Instead, I’ll just cover the main units. All of these are also available on Amazon (links of all Ambit3 watches).
Suunto Ambit3 Run: $199 (was $249)
Suunto Ambit3 Run with HR Strap: $249 (was $299)
Suunto Ambit3 Sport: $249 (was $329)
Suunto Ambit3 Sport with HR Strap: $279 (was $379)
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire: $309 (was $429)
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire with HR Strap: $339 (was $479)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak: $299 (was $399)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak with HR Strap: $329 (was $449)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire: $359 (was $499)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire with HR Strap: $389 (was $549)
Suunto Traverse: $329 (was $469)
PowerTap P1 Pedals:
This deal is very similar to the REI deal for the KICKR. Backcountry is running a 20% off coupon, and that coupon just happens to apply to the PowerTap P1 pedals. So it ends up being the perfect way to get the pedals at a solid deal.
PowerTap P1 Pedals: $959 (was $1,199)
It should automatically add the coupon code, but if not, it’s simply MAY20. Also gets you free shipping. Using the link above helps support the site too! The coupon code only goes through May 30th. So act quick! Note that like REI, Backcountry tends to do this about twice a year or so (the last time being around November).
*This sale starts May 29th, so next weekend*
All TomTom Spark watches are up to $50 off, plus, the DCR coupon code (DCR10BTF) applies and you’ll save another 10%. Your choices are:
Again, these start on May 29th, not today (apparently TomTom wasn’t invited to the super-secret-squirrel May 20th meeting). No worries, you can read my TomTom Spark/Runner2 In-Depth Review in the meantime.
Pioneer Power Meters:
Pioneer has a deal running right now where if you pickup a dual leg power meter, you’ll get their head unit (CA500) for free. That’s worth about $300, and includes GPS as well as advanced pedaling metrics.
My in-depth review of the power meter is here. Note this sale doesn’t include their single leg systems, though, those are a pretty good deal by themselves these days. This sale runs through June 13th.
CycleOps Trainers & Saris Racks:
Finally, both Saris and CycleOps (same company) have everything 20% off until June 6th. And by everything, I mean everything except the new Hammer trainer. But all the past PowerBeam/PowerSync trainers, along with any car bike racks (mostly Saris products).
Note that this sale does not include PowerTap products, which is considered a separate brand. The sale runs until June 6th, and isn’t compatible with the DCR coupon code. But you do still get free US shipping on items over $75.
With that – thanks for reading, and have a great weekend all!