Grab a bargain before Christmas - Shimano shoes, an Altura Pocket Rocket & a great Scott Solace 20 deal

Four days to go! Are you ready? Still got a bit of shopping to do? Or is it time to treat yourself? Whatever your retail needs, let the DealCatcher lend you a hand.

First up over at Hargroves is a cracking deal on a Scott Solace 20 road bike from this year's flock.

That's followed by a deal on an Altura Pocket Rocket waterproof jacket from Evans which could be the perfect companion for the balmy but wet winter rides we're currently enjoying.

Finally, Chain Reaction Cycles are offering a humongous 47% off their Shimano R170 road shoes.

Happy shopping.



30% off Scott Solace 20 2015 Road Bike
WAS £2499.00 | NOW £1749.00


If your New Year's resolutions is something as sensible as 'I will ride more sportives this year' then this might be the perfect little Christmas present to yourself.

Whether you're after that extra little touch of motivation, or you're just after a machine that'll spin you through the miles, the Scott Solace 20 isn't just a beautifully designed sportive machine, it's a bargain over at Hargroves too.

With a sub-8kg weight of 7.66 kilos, the Solace doesn't lack zipp, and the flexibility in the super thin seat stays give you all the comfort you'll need for the hours you're set to spend in the saddle.

30% off is nothing to scoff at - this is a bargain for under £1800.


Chain Reaction Cycles

47% off Shimano R170 Road Shoes
WAS £149.99 | NOW £79.99

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We're not sure if you noticed, but it's not been particularly cold. When you're coming to the end of December and you're yet to pull on a pair of thermals, is it time to start looking ahead to what's going to fill your spring wardrobe?

Regardless of the temperature - unless we're talking deep snow and baltic winds - your footwear can be adapted with a simple pair of overshoes. So buying a non-winter pair of shoes now might not be as crazy of an idea as you might have thought.

This pair of Shimano shoes are light, comfortable and easy to clean. They're the perfect all-round road cycling shoe that can be suped-up to deal with particularly miserable conditions with a handy pair of overshoes.

At £80 there really aren't any downsides to buying a pair of R170s. They're highly adjustable, available in wider sizes, and offer excellent power transfer.


Evans Cycles

60% off Altura Pocket Rocket Jacket (with code)
WAS £69.99 | NOW £28.00


Evans Cycles have been checking the weather forecasts apparently. The rains have been ever present for the last week or so, and the grey Christmas we were all dreading is looking ever more likely.

So, they're giving you an out. Prepare properly for a wet Christmas and use their code '20OUTER' to get 20% off of their entire range of outer wear, including waterproof jackets, trousers, and jerseys.

One of the best deals they've got is on the Altura Pocket Rocket, which we reviewed and liked. It's a perfect little companion to keep you wet when you've been caught out by this deceptive British winter.

- Read more: road.cc's Altura Pocket Rocket review


Elliot joined team road.cc bright eyed, bushy tailed, and straight out of university.

Raised in front of cathode ray tube screens bearing the images of Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong, Elliot's always had cycling in his veins.
His balance was found on a Y-framed mountain bike around South London suburbs in the 90s, while his first taste of freedom came when he claimed his father's Giant hybrid as his own at age 16.

When Elliot's not writing for road.cc about two-wheeled sustainable transportation, he's focussing on business sustainability and the challenges facing our planet in the years to come.

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