It’s this time of the year again. We are all back indoors riding our trainers as we go through the winter months in the northern hemisphere. If you are in the market for a new smart trainer, get your credit card ready. In this post, I will walk you through what to expect during the 2021 holiday season.

November is your best chance to get a good deal on new trainers – at least in the United States. Don’t wait until later this year thinking you might get a better deal around Christmas or the New Year. I expect to see deals starting this weekend into Black Friday/Cyber Monday week. After that, the deals on smart bike trainers will be gone and possibly trainers will even be out of stock.

The best way to track these deals is by following SMARTBikeTrainers on Twitter or Instagram. I will post about these deals as they come in. This guide is for U.S retailers only.

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OTHER FITNESS DEALS

PRODUCTRegular PriceSALE PRICEMY THOUGHTS
Apple WatchApple Watch Ultra$799$739This is the first time we’ve seen this watch on sale. This is an amazing watch and the watch that I use day in and day out.
PowrLink Pedals$1,000$800These are great pedal based power meter that I use as a reference point for my smart trainers testing.
Tacx NEO 2T$1,400$1,120Great price on this high-end trainer.
Stages SB20$3,150$1,800The SB20 is a fantastic smart bike. This price is a steal, and you get free shipping with that too.
saris mp1Saris MP1 Platform$1,200$760This is the lowest price I’ve seen on this rocking platform. If you are thinking of getting a rocker plate, this is one of the best and smoothest rocking platform that I’ve tested.
Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM V1$380$20This is the lowest price I’ve seen on the ROAM V1. Great deal on this bike computer.
KICKR Mat$80$64If you need a KICKR specific mat to go along with your KICKR trainer, this is a good price. No codes needed.
Garmin Varia RTL515$200$145Cycling Rearview Radar with Tail Light. Can’t recommend this enough.
Apple TV 4K 2021$200$80This is the lowest price I’ve seen on the Apple TV 4K. This is the 2021 model.
Garmin 1030 Plus$600$400This is the lowest price I’ve seen the Garmin 1030.

Note: these dates are still preliminary estimates based off of previous years’ sale schedule.I will update this post as these dates are confirmed.

BACKCOUNTRY (Expired)

WHEN: November 5, 2021 – December 1, 2021
HOW MUCH: 20% OFF one full-priced item.
MEMBERSHIP: Expedition Perks Membership (Free)

Backcountry‘s Black Friday sale typically begins about a week before Thanksgiving weekend and ends on Cyber Monday. However, there is a 20% off one full-priced item sale expected to start this Friday. I am not sure if that’s a one-day type sale, and if it will include smart trainers. But expect to also see Black Friday sales starting November 17, 2021, and end around Cyber Monday. Backcountry offers free shipping on trainers.

REI MEMBERS EVENT (Expired)

REI requires you to be an REI member to take advantage of this sale which will cost you $20 for a lifetime membership. You get an average of 10% back on all purchases at the end of the year. So this membership pays for itself if you spend over $200.

WHEN: November 12, 2021, to November 22, 2021.
HOW MUCH: 20% OFF one full-priced item.
MEMBERSHIP: Requires an REI Membership.
COUPON: GEARUP2021

REI is a major retailer that runs a 20% member sale right before Black Friday. Generally, their members’ event starts two weeks before the Thanksgiving Holiday. You can apply the 20% off to one full-priced item. You have to be an REI member to take advantage of this sale which will cost you $20 for a lifetime membership. You get an average of 10% back on all purchases at the end of the year. So this membership pays for itself if you spend over $200.

In years past, this sale included smart trainers including trainers from Tacx and Wahoo.

REI charges for shipping unless you opt to ship to a store near you. They have a 90-day return policy on bike trainers and any GPS-enabled devices like a Garmin watch for example.

WAHOO FITNESS (Expired)

Wahoo runs some kind of sale on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Also, expect to see some discount on their bike computers and other items from their online store.

For CyberMonday, Wahoo usually does another sale. My expectation this year is, we will see 10-20% off everything in their store. We might also see another big sale on refurbished trainers. Refurbished are generally a good option and come with a full 1-year warranty.

Wahoo doesn’t usually charge for shipping within the continental United States. 

WHEN: November 26, 2021 and December 1, 2021.
HOW MUCH: 20% OFF one full-priced item.
MEMBERSHIP: Requires an REI Membership.
COUPON: GEARUP2021

Wahoo is running a 10% OFF sale TODAY CYBER MONDAY ONLY (extended for 24-hour). I expect this to be the last sale we will see on Wahoo KICKRs. I expect these trainers to sell out fast. If you have been waiting on a deal, this is your last chance.

AMAZON

Amazon is a hit or miss when it comes to smart trainers. I haven’t seen an official start date of their Black Friday, but expect to see Amazon Black Friday deals on a regular basis on this page. Amazon is a good place to find really incredible deals on AirPods, Garmin Fitness Watches, Apple Watches and other fitness items. As far as smart bike trainers, they don’t carry any Wahoo brand bike trainers. However, we might find deals on other brands from Elite, Garmin, Saris, and others.

REFURBISHED

Getting a refurbished KICKR or KICKR CORE will save you a few hundred dollars. Wahoo certifies each one of these trainers and makes sure they are in working order. Cosmetically, there might be some scratches or nicks if you don’t mind that. You also get the same 1-full year warranty on a refurbished as you get on a new trainer.

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Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

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