There’s a reason cyclists love REI: The outdoor retailer provides tons of in-store bike services like rentals, repairs, and free tune-ups. While REI’s stores are currently closed due to COVID-19, you can still order bikes and other gear online with free shipping. Because so many people are turning to solo rides for some outdoor activity while they stay home, REI is offering plenty of sales on bikes that can be sent your home with instructions for assembly. The retailer also has other cycling gear and apparel that’s currently discounted during its Inside/Outside sale through April 25.
If you’ve been on the market for a new bike—or a family member needs one to join you on outdoor rides–REI has a variety of options from Cannondale, Salsa, Yuba, and its own Co-op brand. We’ve tested and loved several of these models, from urban commuters to dirt-ready mountain bikes, so we know there will be a great fit for you on sale now.
If you want a high-end road bike that’ll stay comfortable for hours, this Cannondale Synapse is the best ride you can get for a great price, which is why it earned an Editors’ Choice三九电影网 award. It’s more comfortable than most racing bikes, but racier than other endurance models.
Though it may look burly and rugged, the Salsa Blackborow feels light and maneuverable for a cargo fat bike that can haul up to 420 pounds, including the rider and cargo weight. The rear rack alone can fit four panniers with up to 100 pounds of gear, so feel free to use it for anything from hauling groceries to going on an off-the-grid camping trip.
三九电影网One of the best cyclocross bikes from Cannondale, the SuperX SE Force can be both a speedy weekend racer and a capable gravel bike. Its stiff, light ride and traction makes it great for racing, while the upright position and tire clearance also make it adaptable for gravel paths.
三九电影网When we tested the Cannondale Bad Boy, we loved it for being more fun than your average adult commuter bike. Originating as a mountain bike with road bike tires in 2000, the 2019 Bad Boy maintains its aggressive, forward riding geometry while adding some road-bike refinement like a light alloy frame and Shimano disc brakes. It’s the best balance for cyclists on a budget who want a practical, but still playful, commuter bike.
Load up the Salsa Fargo with camping gear and head out to your next bikepacking adventure this summer. With four sets of three-pack mounts, there are plenty of options for hauling your gear, but it also has adaptable handling for when you want to ride without a load on multiple surfaces.
Cannondale’s Jekyll combines features of trail and enduro bikes to help you go long but fast on the mountain. All 29er frames feature a Ballistec carbon front triangle and a c1 aluminum alloy rear end, but the mid-spec Jekyll 29 2 may be the best value you can get for under $5,000 from this line. For women-specific designs, the Jekyll 1 27.5 is now priced at around $3,500.
The REI Co-op Cycles brand also produces a variety of kids’ bikes, so the whole family can go out for rides around the neighborhood. In addition to this 16-inch size with training wheels for kids up to 80 pounds, there’s also a larger 20-inch option and a smaller 12-inch frame with pedals, as well as a 12-inch balance bike.