Massive Black Friday bike reductions on the best gravel bikes and mountain bikes at Evans Cycles right now

Riding the Specialized Diverge in the Pentland Hills, near Edinburgh
Evans Cycles have huge discounts on gravel bikes like the Specialized Diverge (Image credit: Paul Brett)

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday big deals weekend is here, with the biggest shopping weekend of the year set to run from Friday 24th to the 27th of November 2023. The big cycling retailers are dropping big deals right now, and some of the best we've seen so far are at Evans Cycles. They have reductions across site and includes some of the best gravel bikes and mountain bikes from big brands like Cannondale, Specialized and Whyte, to name just a few. They are actually so good, that I've selected my five highlights and put them all together in one place.

Evans Cycles has also got big discounts on cycling clothing and accessories, so there is something for everyone, whether it's for yourself or perhaps making an early start on Christmas shopping for the cyclist in your life, so be sure to check them out too. Evans Cycles is also offering a £50 voucher when you spend £250, so sweetens the deals below even more...

1. Lapierre XR 5.9

The Lapierre XR 5.9 is 50% off right now at Evans Cycles. End of story, go buy. If you need convincing then here's why, the Lapierre XR 5.9 is the fastest and lightest cross-country bike the brand has ever produced. The super-light carbon frame has 100mm of travel front and rear making it a super reactive bike comfortable on all terrain. SRAM provides the transmission and braking for reliable shifting and powerful stopping. Available in all sizes and in a stunning Green colorway, with 50% off it won't be around for long.

Lapierre XR 5.9: Save £1,900 at Evans Cycles£3,799
Save £1,900

Lapierre XR 5.9: Save £1,900 at Evans Cycles
Was £3,799, now £1,899
The Lapierre XR 5.9 has a super-light carbon frame with 100mm of travel front and rear making it a supebly capable XC mountain bike. There is SRAM shifting and braking and is available in all sizes and in a stunning Green colorway, with 50% off this deal won't be allowed for long.

2. Specialized Diverge E5

The Specialized Diverge is a bike I loved and the premium E5 aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable ride. It's paired with a full carbon FACT fork and makes the Diverge a light, lively and versatile gravel bike ready to tackle any surface. There are plenty of rack mounts, including fork and top tube mounts, for the best gravel bike adventures and comes with a Shimano drivetrain, Tektro Mira brakes and AXIS wheels.

Specialized Diverge E5: Save £391 at Evans Cycles£1,300
Save £391

Specialized Diverge E5: Save £391 at Evans Cycles
Was £1,300, now £909
Ready for the best gravel bike adventures the Specialized Diverge features a Shimano drivetrain, Tektro Mira brakes and AXIS wheels. There are plenty of rack mounts, including fork and top tube mounts too. Now reduced to under £1,000 it's available in loads of sizes and even has a choice of two colors - Smoke Grey or Brassy Yellow.

3. Whyte Friston

Whyte's Friston is a fun and versatile bike ready for the best bikepacking adventures. Light yet tough, lively yet surefooted, fast on the road, fun in the woods, the Friston has clearance for up to 45mm tires and the alloy frame and carbon fork have plenty of mounting points for a full set of bike packing gear. It's good-looking and backs up its looks with a nice spec, especially with this 31% reduction. SRAM Apex 1x11 gearing makes climbing easy, and the SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes with a larger 180mm front rotor will give maximum braking control.

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31% discount

Whyte Friston Gravel: Was £2,299, now £1,609 at Evans Cycles
Carrying a whopping 31% reduction the Whyte Friston has a SRAM Apex gearing and SRAM Apex 1 hydraulic disc brakes. The Friston has clearance for up to 45mm tires and the alloy frame and carbon fork have plenty of mounting points. Evans Cycles has all the sizes from 50-58cm and is available in Whyte V5 Blue color.

4. Specialized Status 160

The Status 160 is built around the Specialized M5 alloy frame and is a superbly capable mountain bike ready for enduro racing, shredding the bike park and big days in the saddle. It features Fox Float suspension with 160mm front and rear which is more than enough travel to soak up the big hits. Elsewhere the build has SRAM Code 4 piston brakes, an X-Fusion dropper post, and the proven and excellent 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain.

Specialized Status 160Save 31% at Evans Cycles£2,899
31% off

Specialized Status 160: Save 31% at Evans Cycles
Was £2,899, now £1,999
The Status 160 features Fox Float suspension with 160mm front and rear and has SRAM Code 4 piston brakes, an X-Fusion dropper post, and the proven and excellent 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. Carrying a 31% discount and comes in a Smoke/Arctic colorway in sizes S1-S5.

5. Cannondale Topstone Carbon 

The Topstone from Cannondale is packing a superb 40% discount at Evans Cycles and is one of the best gravel bikes around that comes with some nice features. The Topstone has a lightweight carbon frameset with Kingpin suspension and SmartSense Light system which is Cannondale's intelligent system of lights and rear-facing radar which makes you more visible, and more aware of what’s around you. Elsewhere the build has a SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12-speed drivetrain and DT Swiss G540 wheels. Available only in M, if that's your size then I recommend you jump in quick and grab a bargain price on a superb gravel bike.

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41% reduction

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Rival AXS: Save 40% at Evans Cycles
Was £4,850, now £2,899
The Cannondale Topstone is packing a superb 40% discount at Evans Cycles and is one of the best gravel bikes around. The lightweight carbon frame has the brands Kingpin suspension and SmartSense Light systems, and a SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12-speed drivetrain. Sadly only available in M, if that's your size then I recommend you jump in quick and grab a bargain.

If a new bike isn't on your Black Friday shopping list, then you be interested in some tech goodies, and our Black Friday Garmin deals article, goes on a deep dive on all things Garmin. Elsewhere our Black Friday electric mountain bike deals page has some incredible deals featured on some of the best electric mountain bikes around.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.


Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm