Don’t forget the Massive Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals Page!


Happy Thanksgiving!  For those of you in the US, I hope you’re prepping the Turkey for a good Thanksgiving today, or for that turkey trot!  For everyone else – welcome to…Thursday.

Of course these next few days are unique in that today kicks off Black Friday Sales in not just the US, but in many other countries, especially across Europe (ignore the fact that it’s still Thursday and tomorrow is Friday, the world has moved on from that standardization apparently).  Then on Monday you’ll see those sales double-down with the famed Cyber Monday sales.  Historically we’ve seen many sports tech software companies put on some really good Cyber Monday deals, especially for training log sites and such.  Whereas sports tech devices tend to be more clustered on today.

I’ve been tracking all of these deals on my massive Holiday 2017 Deals Page!  That’s located at the obvious link here:



I only wanted to briefly note that page since it doesn’t show up in your regular RSS subscriber feeds.  I’ve been updating it at least every few hours, if not every few minutes, with new deals related to the sports technology realm.  If you’re looking for some new toys or training tools – I’ve got you covered!  You can access it anytime at the top of any DCR Page:


Plus, I’ve also got a dedicated European deals section within there (and there’s some amazing deals going on there).  Most of the Euro deals are Amazon driven, and change hourly/daily – so you need to check back a boatload.  In total across the various deal sections I’m covering there’s over 70 deals, and growing by the hour!

I’ve put little lightning bolt thingies next to the best deals (based on just general gut feel):


Here’s a hint at some of the biggies to check out:

DJI Spark Drone for $100 off
Fitbit Ionic with $50 gift card
Garmin FR920XT for $199
Garmin Fenix 5 for $100 off
Garmin Vivoactive 3 for $50 off
GoPro Hero5 Black for $100 off/credit
Polar A370 for $50 off
Polar V800 for $100 off
PowerTap P1 for 25% off
RunScribe Plus for 15% off
Stryd for 25% off

But wait….there’s more!

It’s back: 20% off one single item from Clever Training for VIP members!

Yup, for a mere 8 hours that deal is back! It’s almost identical to the VIP deal that was run a few weeks ago, except this time it won’t include Wahoo.  But it will include everything else like Stages (even their new dual Stages LR setup), PowerTap, Tacx (Neo/Flux/etc…), Elite (Direto/Drivo/Rampa), Quarq, SRAM, Favero Assioma, and more.  The band’s getting’ back together again!

Deal specifics: 8AM US Eastern time till 4PM US Eastern Time on Black Friday (Nov 24th) ONLY
One item per VIP member, you can sign-up here (and all the previous terms/details/best bets are here).

All of the above are time limited – so act quick!

Finally….there are more deals that will show up automatically at 12:01AM US Eastern Time on Friday, November 24th as well as again on Monday, Nov 27th.  These deals can’t be listed till then.  So definitely check back!
Also, there will be a single well-worthwhile deal at 8AM US Eastern Time Friday posted too (all will be listed on deals page).

In any case – hit up the full listing for the continual updates to the list.  Feel free to drop deal questions/comments/etc on that page there, as I’ll keep this as just a reminder page (so no comments available here).  Keeps it nice and clean that way.  Sound good?

Have a great weekend all!

P.S. – Don’t forget to follow along on The Twitter!  I’ll be posting anything new and exciting that pops up there.  Typically we see Amazon in their Black Friday section do pretty unique deals today and Monday that others won’t follow.  The DCR Black Friday deals page will be ‘stickied’ to the top of my Twitter page.

P.P.S – I’ve set the comments to closed on this post, but definitely post any comments/questions, or non-spammy deals you find over on the main deals page.  That way you don’t have to check two places!

P.P.P.S – It’s time to eat turkey. Yes, even in Paris.

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  1. Thijs Rieken

    Can’t help this…

  2. Bruce Burkhalter

    Is Garmin excluded from the CT 20% off sale? Trying to find a deal on an Edge 520 for a friend.

  3. Nick

    So where’s the best place for a Wahoo Kickr for UK delivery. Any black friday deals from Ray? Thanks.

  4. Vincent

    The Wahoo Elemnt is currently being sold for £177 on This item can be shipped to mainland Europe.

  5. Mike L

    2016 Wahoo Kickr is $799 ($100 off). Making it $400 cheaper than the 2017 version. Worth it to get the older version or is there enough difference between the two to go with the new 2017 version?

  6. Eric Chapin

    The 2 pack Stryd deal was just a huge miss on their part. I’m sure some people might have need for 2, but most are just looking for a good deal on 1. Give me 1 for $150, and ship it for free and I’ll bite.

    • Hi Eric,

      Disclaimer: I am with Stryd.

      We see the holidays as a way of encouraging teamwork and giving. The deal was a huge hit. We plan to make a lot of runners happy this holiday season and draw stronger bonds in the community.


    • _tido_

      Hi Eric,

      This is why I mentioned I was interested for a french guy close to Lyon when I mentionned this deal :(

      For the Angus & Stryd guys reading out there : thank you so much for giving accurate pace without calibration, this is mostly why I want a Stryd for (*1).
      But I don’t want to have :
      a watch (because I love to run in unknown location based on a predefined course),
      a fotpod (because GPS are not accurate),
      and a chest (because HR from watches is not accurate).
      So if you can give the same pace accuracy with a Chest Based Stryd (like the 1st gen – but adding HR measurement), I would prefer to go for it.

      (*1) : and then maybe I can be convinced by Power based training)

  7. Jon

    New Hammer on the way- thanks Ray!

  8. Dan G has/had fantastic deals (they’re listed as Black Friday so I wonder how long they’ll last). Tacx Neo for £999 (£250 off), Powertap P1s for £799. 25% off Cervelo P2s, P3s and S3s.

  9. Peter


    Not a complaint, just ’venting’.

    I becomes a Clever Training VIP member despite living in Europe. Ordered Favero Assioma pedals att $664, which was $799 minus rebate.

    FedEx delivered last week. And two days later there’s an invoice from FedEx for an additional ~$225 which, they claim is completely out of their power to change. They say ‘commercial invoice’ is $799,, while clevertraining response to me, what amount, is ‘invoice’.

    My invoice is due in three days, no way I’ll be able to get Clever Training to submit ‘customs retraction’ and then a new customs amount, and have FedEx to retract and re-issue. Also, fedex warns Swedish customs has a fee of about $100 for ‘recalculation’.

    So, at best, the pedals cost me ~$900, and at worst I’ll have a lower customs amount by ~$25 BUT additional $100 customs fee. So the assioma will be even more expensive

    Ray, I think you should have a recommendation for non US folks to NEVER buy from Clevertrainign US. Rather than just saying ‘they ship everything but trainers’. I’m a fool, and will have to ‘eat this’. But its gonna be weeks until I’m not pissed at this handling (which is apparently by the book). I am sure more Europeans have similar experiences. If they are unwise to join the US site.

    Cheers, and I’m happy in every other aspect.

    • Hi Peter-

      Indeed, it’s tricky when dealing with customs and taxes across borders. There’s honestly no good answer there. Each country has different minimum thresholds. For example, in France, it’s pretty low – so I’m in the same boat as you each time I order stuff from the US (my boat is a 20% hit as well).

      Now, the one thing that should be clearly fixed here is the invoiced amount should definitely match (i.e. not $799, but $664). I’ll bring that up right now via e-mail.

      In this case, Assioma was available to order from the UK/Europe site, though I think on slightly different lead times unfortunately. As you noted, everything else is unfortunately by the book. For some countries that have a really high threshold (I think Australia is like $800 or $1000), there’s never an issue. Whereas for others like yours and mine, it’s less awesome. It gets even more complex depending on the exact classification of the part (i.e. differing items can have differing tax rates).

      I appreciate the support, and sorry for the troubles!

    • Peter

      Super thanks for quick and supportive response.

      I have yet to hear back from CleveTrainig US if they are prepared to issue a correction with regards to invoice amount. Difference between (customer, actual) invoice and ‘commercial invoice’ seems to be the thing here. Still hopeful. If they agree to ‘handling error’, there are other fees to eat, so I don’t thing there is any net win for me to be had, rather the opposite.

      Pedals installed with the help of your video, but not used until “issue” resolved. Hopefully I’ll get a mental super kick by seeing actual power in my pain cave later this week, and swallow this frustration with the accompanying Swedish Christmas meatballs.

    • Hi Peter-

      It sounds like from my chats with CT today that they’re already on it and you’re now trading e-mails back and forth and they’re working to get it all fixed for ya.

      They’re saying a recent software update on their invoicing system triggered the reset back to ‘value’ versus ‘paid’, thus why it showed the wrong value on the slip.

      Thanks again for the support – and enjoy the Swedish meatballs (Ikea or otherwise!).

    • Peter

      Cool, exchanging email with them. Thanks for the back channel effort. Swedish FedEx supremely unhelpful this morning, but well see… over and out for now, might (if you are interested) report back as there is closure somehow. Not hopeful, think Swedish customs fees might prove the stumbling block even if value is corrected. But. Thanks.

    • It seems, I am on my own with all the fees, charges and the inflated sales tax. Best option for me is to not ever again talk to FedEx Sweden and not deal with them as shipper, because of reverse-of-customer-understand-attitude. Friendly person at customs customer service explained: I have to pay FedEx original invoice and make claims towards Swedish customs for a later potential correction. CleverTraining customer support were friendly and ‘tried’ to help but couldn’t (?). Or can they compensate me somehow, for their original error?

      The damage was done when they sent incorrect value through the kafkaesque international trade machinery. With fee structure made for companies dealing with shiploads of stuff. Small error (software glitch) set in motion, agony and super price hike.

      Sad customer face here.

      I vented here at your blog, because i bought from them after becoming VIP in late November. And you _are_ awesome for engaging back in transparency. US CleverTraining might have other international customers too, that could potentially be better forewarned.

      Merry Christmas!