2016 Black Friday Triathlon & Cycling Deals

I’m back for my sixth year sharing deals that I find for triathlon & Cycling gear!  I love pulling these posts together, as I’m an alpha shopper myself.

Its always interesting to see stats around Black Friday and found this infographic to be insightful:

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This infographic on ad conversions shows how effective ad conversions have been during black Friday week.  I’m sure my post throws this off a bit for the smaller vendors I highlight:

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2015 Black Friday Cycling & Triathlon Deals

I’m back and the retailers have decided to roll out some great deals even before BF!  I hope you find this helpful, as it’s always fun for me.  This years big news is that REI decided to close their stores on Black Friday.  I for one applaud their efforts to #optoutside

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Enjoy your shopping and see you racing next year!

-Michael

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2014 Cycling Triathlon Cyber Monday

Be sure to look at last weeks list, as many of those sales are still live as well.

Some interesting research & stats from IBM:

“Black Friday Online Sales Up 8.5% Over Last Year, 20% Of Sales Came From iOS.

Online sales were up 8.5% over the same period on Black Friday 2013, it found. Though mobile didn’t claim over half of online traffic as it did on Thursday, its percentage of the online sales is steadily increasing. This Black Friday, mobile sales accounted for 26.1% of all online sales, an increase of 24.7% year-over-year.

That being said, not all mobile visitors are the same when it comes to conversions. Consumers visiting from smartphones tend to browse, while tablet shoppers actually buy. On Black Friday, smartphones drove 33.6% of total online traffic, or more than double that of tablets (12.8%). But tablets accounted for 14.3% of online sales, versus smartphones’ 11.7%.

Also continuing yesterday’s trends, iOS shoppers remained more valuable to retailers with an average order size of $127.34 – higher than Android, at $101.82. iOS also sent more traffic than Android with 31.8% of all online traffic versus 14.5% on Android.

And finally, Apple iOS sales accounted for 20.2% of total online sales, nearly four times that of Android, which drove only 5.6% of all online sales.”

Thanks – Michael

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2014 Cycling &Triathlon Black Friday

I’m back after being a bit mia this year.  These posts are fun and I love helping other triathletes and cyclists find great deals.  This list will grow significantly this upcoming weekend and I will also post a cyber Monday list as we get closer.  Please ping me if any links are broken or you know of any other great deals (mhutto at gmail).  This will be my fourth year of this list and I hope it helps you!  Worth noting is that I compile this list for fun and it’s a manual process, so please give me some time to update.  I’m open to free gear and additional discounts if anyone wants to pass along🙂

Please support many of these small companies focusing on cycling/triathlon

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2013 Triathlon/Cycling Cyber Monday

I’m back with the Cyber Monday list that it growing by the minute!  Many of the BF deals are still live, so be sure to look at previous post below this one.  Worth noting is that Kswiss announced via their FB page that they won’t have a BOGO deal this year.  Will Rapha bring back their 15% off they had 2yrs ago?

FIRSTENDURANCE: SALE EXPIRED

Great deal on Liquidshots!

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ZOOT SPORTS: SALE EXPIRED

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2013 Triathlon/Cycling Black Friday

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Welcome to my 4th annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday blog post.  I’ve always been an alpha consumer and love trying the newest and greatest.  I enjoy keeping up this annual post.  Worth noting is that I don’t use any paid ads or ad sense programs.  My goal is just to share the deals I uncover.

This year should be interesting, as retailers have little room for error in the fast approaching and shortened holiday shopping season.  A late Thanksgiving – the unofficial kickoff for holiday sales – has lopped six days off the gift buying season. The stakes are high as the holiday season accounts for about half the profits of many retailers according to Morgan Stanley.

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2013 Bike closeouts, sleek GPS watches, Powertaps, sweet kits and recovery items like compression gear and boots will be some of the hot items again this year.  Stay tuned, as I should have the beginnings of a list by week end!

-Michael

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Triathlon Ambassador Teams Opening Up

Two years ago I wrote a short post on the growing popularity of triathlon brand ambassadors (https://mhutto.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/growing-popularity-of-brand-ambassadors-in-triathlon/)  It’s that time of year when teams and sponsors are starting to think about 2014.  Given that, I wanted to send out a quick update on some news that came across my desk.  I will continue to update and please send me others if you see any (twitter: @michaelhutto)

I think joining a team is a great way to share your passions and meet like minded people.  I’m biased having been on the REV3 team for the past three years.  I will be forever thankful to my teammates who supported me this year dealing with my family tragedy.   Below is the start of the known teams that are open or opening soon:

  • Join Us…

    It’s that time of year… Rev3 looking for the next class of Team Rev3 recruits! We love us some newbies and the app is about to go LIVE!

    Start thinking about your goals for 2014 – whether it’s to finish your first triathlon or WIN the Rev3 Age Group Series Championship race– but most of all:

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    Stay tuned for the official app on the Rev3 site, or rumor has it that some of the Team has apps on hand if you want to reach out directly! To learn more about the team and what we do, check out some of the blogs on our Team page, our Twitter list or just reach out directly!!

    The application is now live through November 1st, 2013 at http://rev3tri.com/news/team-rev3-2014-application-form/

    Come JOIN THE REVOLUTION!!

  • Powerbar Team Elite2014-15 Application– The 2014-15 application will launch on or around Monday 9/30
  • Timex Team (@TeamTimex) tweeted at 9:28 AM on Wed, Sep 25, 2013:
    Time to apply! Follow this link below to access the 2014 Timex Multisport Team application. More info within the… http://t.co/QxA72Mw9aK
  • QT2 Systems ‏@QT2Systems25 Sep In the first week, the @qt2systems team has received 80+ applications. About 1 week to go! http://ow.ly/pcXdP . Join us! #qt2
  • John Cobb & crew (@CobbCycling) tweeted at 1:41 PM on Tue, Sep 24, 2013:
    Cobb Cycling is please to announce our plans for a Nationwide Triathlon team for the 2014 season! It will be a… http://t.co/rbIxKOFLPm
  • BMC Ambassador Program
  • First Endurance 
  • Every Man Jack Triathlon Team
  • Powertap & Cyclops 2014 TeamDo you have what it takes to join the PowerTap/CycleOps Grassroots Team?  We’ve had a tremendous group of athletes as part of our 2013 Team and are excited to welcome new members for the 2014 season. Application for 2014 PowerTap/CycleOps sponsorship opens on Wednesday, November 6th.  If you’re interested in sponsorship and are looking to partner with PowerTap and CycleOps, we’d love to hear from you!
  • Zoot Team: Zoot is currently accepting applications from US based amateur triathletes for the new 2014 TEAM ZOOT. Launched in 2006, the original Zoot Ultra Team was comprised of 35 elite amateur and professional athletes primarily focusing on 70.3 and IRONMAN racing. The new TEAM ZOOT will be approximately 10-15 athletes by region, totaling 150-200 across America. ZOOT, Team Sports, and our other partner brands look forward to supporting the team as they accomplish their goals and compete in the sport they love

Cheers,

Michael


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