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The Halfords Black Friday sale is awash with budget-friendly electric bikes

We’re getting to the point in the lead up to Black Friday where we stop counting down the days and start counting in hours instead and, given we’re now so close to the big day, there aren’t many retailers left to launch their Black Friday bike deals. 

However, despite there being hundreds of Black Friday sales, thousands of cycling shoe deals including a standout Black Friday Adidas deal, and so many deals on cycling kit that even the rarely-discounted Castelli winter range is discounted, there aren’t all too many Black Friday electric bikes floating around, nor are there many kids bikes. 

At least, that’s what we thought until we spotted the Halfords Black Friday sale, which is awash with electric hybrid bikes from Raleigh, Pendleton, as well as its in-house brands Boardman and Carrera. There’s even an electric gravel bike among them, and if you head outside the parameters of the store’s official ‘Black Friday’ section, there are discounted kids bikes, too. 

Halfords aside for a moment, the reason for the lack of electric bikes and kids bikes is a simple result of supply and demand going wrong. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge surge in popularity in cycling; millions of people started cycling and demand naturally increased. Meanwhile, factories were forced to close and some remain that way today, resulting in a reduction in supply. As COVID-19 continues to force workers to isolate, a simple blip in the supply chain causes delays further downstream, and the end result is that bikes aren’t being made as quickly as usual. 

Couple that with the increased interest in cycling, the steadily ever-growing rise in popularity of electric bikes, and the impending arrival of Christmas, and you can see why e-bikes and kids bikes are in short supply, and that’s why the Halfords sale has piqued our interest today. 

That’s not all the British store has discounted, either. There are deals on Halfords’ own-brand repair stands, Topeak multi-tools, Aftershokz bone-conducting headphones, and even Garmin computers. However, many of the Garmin deals are bettered by Wiggle or Amazon, so use our Black Friday Garmin roundup to do your research if you’re shopping in that segment. 

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