Online Deals - March, 2023

Mar 16, 2023
by Jake  
Online Deals 2023

Hi, team. Corporate muckety-mucks told me I have a mandate to help empty your wallets. Fortunately that aligns with my own moral imperative. And for some reason they’re going to pay me to cruise deal sites and pass on things that I think are cool.

For those of you that agree with my exquisite taste, hit the link. And guess what, should you decide to pick something up, Pinkbike gets a small kickback. The pennies and dimes that we collect goes to doing cool stuff like running a race team, keeping Levy caffeinated, and getting Brian more 3D printer filament.

For those of you who aren’t interested, I’ll see you in the comments, dressed in armor made of old half-link BMX chains.

STATUS 140 - $2,249.99
Was: $3,000 (25% OFF)

Matt Beer thoroughly enjoyed it. Now for less dollars.


Was: $65 (27% OFF)

Ground control to major tom—somewhere between XC and Trail. Kaz was a fan when he tested them.


HOTWALK - $199.99
Was: $225 ($25 OFF)

Hot rock kids bikes. Pink is the fastest color. You think we’re all about e-bikes? Look, this bike has no motor. Hell, it doesn’t even have pedals. Fanatics rejoice.


ALIGN II - $27.45-$40.99
Was: $55 (25-50% OFF)

Entry level, great for casual rides to the store. Dope colors starting at $27. Want to splurge, have at it.


Was: $1,000 (50% OFF)

Get your toddler this bike and get them started on the right foot. Or on both feet. Help ensure that they make it to dentistry school. It’s carbon. It’s half off. I want one.


Was: $160 (25% OFF)

Taint tested. I’ve run one version of the Phenom or another on all of my bikes for the last decade.143mm happens to be my size, and they’re available in ever-wide sizes for folks with chonky sit-bones. Splurge and get the version with carbon rails.


We had a thumb war with the good folks at Tifosi and snagged you ungrateful souls a discount. Use exclusive code PINKBIKE20 for 20% off sitewide

SLEDGE - $63.96
Was: $79.95 (20% OFF)

Throw these on and do a burnout leaving the trailhead. The local cops will definitely let you go with a warning. Or not.


Was: $19.95 (60% OFF)

I coach a high school race team. The kiddos rarely have glasses. I prescribe safety glasses as cheap and losable eyewear. These are a great alternative to bulk glasses from big box stores.


RAIL - $47.96
Was: $79.95 (40% OFF)

Great peripheral coverage, swappable lenses, and the low profile fits well under a helmet.


CRIT - $39.96
Was: $49.95 (40% OFF)

Customized fit at a straightforward price. Loved by our friends at Outside Mag.


Was: $8,249 (15% OFF)

Updated, refined, and now with burrito storage in the frame. Pricey, but a bit less pricey at the moment.


MAXXIS MINION DHF TIRE - 27.5" - $65.60-$89.60
Was: $82-$112 (20% OFF)

ChatGPT says: "Shred the gnar with the Maxxis Minion DHF - the ultimate tire for downhill domination!"


Was: $150 (30% OFF)

A classic, a standard. If you can see your toes while pedaling, you need a new set of kicks. Or you're wearing sandals.


Was: $299 (40% OFF)

Buy this and head to Starbucks and just wait for the barista to call out, "Vanilla Latte for 'Pro'!"


REVEL RAIL GX - $4,799
Was: $5,999 (20% OFF)

What headtube routing?


Was: $2,530 (33% OFF)

Hydra Hub, 32 spoke, carbon goodness. Say what you want, but these are a damn good deal.


Still have cash left over? Hit up the PB store (and help us clean out our shelves) Pinkbike Shop and the BuySell for more great deals and stuff to clutter your garage.

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  • 105 1
 That's an absolutely ridiculous price for that Status. Probably one of the best "get someone into mountain biking" deals on the market right now.
  • 20 21
 My brother grabbed one a few weeks ago, its an awesome deal. The only reason I didn't snatch a frame is the 650b rear.
  • 6 1
 @RonSauce: just so you know you can squeeze a 29er in there. I didn’t live riding it in that config but loved the bike anyway.
  • 3 0
 their cyber Monday deal on those was crazy. This one still pretty killer. Definitely one of the better bang for the buck deals out there.
  • 2 0
 @onemanarmy: what price was it?
  • 8 0
 @RonSauce: Proclaiming your love for big rear ends on the web. Do your thing my man!
  • 2 0
 The current Stumpjumper deals are the real deals.
  • 3 0
 Speaking of deals. watch out for those Nova Scotia buysell frames. All different users are new this year, some even this month and posting some "deals" on frames. Surely pinkbike needs to investigate
  • 1 0
 3200€ in france and only in size S5
  • 1 0
 @mininhi: that's so strange, I had to take a look for myself. There is a few canadian sellers in the most random spots that popped up selling all these new frames. Looks suspicious!
  • 1 0
 @zmums: Hi there, what size tyre can you get in? Asking for a friend...
  • 1 0
 Agreed. However, there is a disproportionately high number of Status' for sale on FB marketplace, at least in my region. Then again they're all seemingly being sold by kids in the 14-17 year age range. Probably need the money for a dirt bike or a used V6 mustang.
  • 1 0
 @DaveRobinson81: I had a 2.4. Probably wouldn’t want to go bigger
  • 1 0
 that price pushes me to buy one more
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: u can fit 29 wheel with 2.1 tire
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: funny the deal breaker for me is the 29” up front
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: This. They absolutely need to make the Status a 29er. I know at least like 10 people who would buy one if it was a 29er.
  • 1 0
 @zmums: You probably didn't love the Status with a 29" rear wheel because the frame geometry is very mullet-specific as it is. A 29er rear wheel will overly stretch out the reach and rear center and raise the BB sky high. Also the largest 29" rear tire that would fit into the frame as is without rubbing, is apparently be 2.3" wide with low tread.

They should really just make a proper 29er Status.
  • 1 1
 @Muscovir: TEN?! Someone get the CEO of Specialized on the horn. I think we just found a massive untapped market potential!
  • 1 0
 @Muscovir: I didn’t like the BB height. Everything else was fine. STA was much better actually and HTA was only up to around 63.5 since I had other shenanigans going on that made it feel weird - ie very overforked.

And I did clear a 2.4 big Betty just for anyone who wants to try this. You just might not like the high BB, but it’s pretty inline with 29er just a few years ago.
  • 2 1
 @zmums: I'm surprised people bitching about 2k ready to shed bike, like it is 10k limited production.

Cmon, people asked value driven bikes - S delivered them. they do 29 version as a SJ alu for couple hundreds more.
  • 1 0
 @nickmalysh: it’s a sick bike. There’s not a better value bike out there that you can actually shred for less money.

I’ve had several and convinced lots of people to buy them, just saying if people want to put a 29er in back you can butthe BB is kinda high. I didn’t love that configuration
  • 2 0
 @nickmalysh: who is bitching? You're imagining combatants.
  • 54 0
 Who knew that the carbon strider bike would end up in the bargain bin
  • 11 0
 Still way too much $$ to be spending on a strider bike.
  • 12 0
 LOL @ my buddy that paid a G for it....sucker
  • 1 0
 You know... Seth did a review of it on his channel, it's only like 500g lighter than the Trek strider I have for my kid. I paid... $40 for the Trek.
  • 28 1
 @k2theg: you don’t love your kids?
  • 9 3
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: dentistry school is out as an option now.
  • 6 0
 @jake28: if you ever met my daughter, you’d have known that already.
  • 3 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: Shoot.... I have a strider pro.... I'll give it to anyone that needs one for their kid. Those things are the best thing that's happened to the bike industry in a long long time.
  • 1 0
 @k2theg: No headset routing, still people are complaining. The lack of footrests makes it hard for pumptrack riding or on the skinnies. I understand footrests might get in the way when a kid only uses these for walking but one should at least have the option to add them (without drilling or using duct tape).

Are these tires even inflatable? I see no valve.
  • 4 0
 @vinay: I used the tires like a governor when my kid first started using her strider, just air down and the slower they go.
  • 23 0
 I could buy three Status’ with money left over instead of one Tallboy. Hell of a deal.
  • 12 39
flag roxtar (Mar 16, 2023 at 12:41) (Below Threshold)
 You're better off with one Tallboy than three Status.
  • 17 0
 @roxtar: strong disagree.
  • 14 0
 @roxtar: plural Stati
  • 2 0
 @kingbike2: been there done that. Would highly recommend.
  • 1 0
 @roxtar: You forgot its all about eh bAngZ fOr tHe bUcKs!
  • 23 0
 There must be a typo for I9’s. Websites shows $1,710, not $1,170.
  • 9 0
 Yup, I would like a price match pls.
  • 3 0
 And now there is a typo on the discount...
  • 16 0
 I hate big S but dammit that Status 140 (and 160) such a smokin' deal. Bitch about NX all you want, but if you take care of your drivetrain it does the job, same with the 36 Rhythm. And now you have an extra $750 out of your $3k budget to upgrade something right out the gate (I'd go with wheels)
  • 4 9
flag EnsBen (Mar 16, 2023 at 12:54) (Below Threshold)
 scratch that, I'd swap the X2 with literally anything else and buy cushcores with the change
  • 7 1
 @EnsBen: You should probably keep a couple shocks on hand anyways, the yoke-driven Spesh rear ends are known for tearing up shocks.
  • 10 0
 @EnsBen: It's spec'ed with a Float X, not an X2
  • 2 5
 @jnroyal: whoops you're right, statement still stands and makes more sense
  • 1 0
 @Glory831Guy: yeah I've heard, was hoping since it's a symmetrical frame (vs the stumpy) it would be a little less prone to that. all good so far!
  • 2 0
 @EnsBen: Same here, I have a bike with a trunnion mounted shock and it has been all good so far.

I think the type of riding makes a big difference too. I never shuttle or ride bike parks, so the shock shouldn't have to work TOO hard.
  • 1 1
 @jnroyal: yip. And the float C is actually a pretty baller budget shock. I can’t think of anything that does better for the $$
  • 1 0
 @Glory831Guy: I don't think it's the same setup as those old shocks. This has a bolt on each side of the shock. I'm pretty hose old ones were mounted to the yoke differently.
  • 1 0
 @LBMTB: I've heard that too, but other people say it's the flex of the yoke, not the mount. Anecdotally, I have still been reading about a lot of shock failures on newer frames.

From VitalMTB Forum " Low maintenance and reliable suspension." Post by member-Brash

4/10/2022 2:38pm
" I have a tendency to keep buying bikes with a Yoke driven clevis, as a result of my fine decision, I've blown up my fair share of shocks.

Specialized Enduro EVO - Several Ohlins TTX22M's, mostly seal head failures, one snapped shaft. Surprising considering the damper shaft thickness on them (Yoke driven clevis)

Specialized Demo 8 Sworks (201Cool - Again, TTX22M's, only one failure, the shock actually un-threaded from itself! I snapped 3 of those frames lol, so shocks weren't all my problems, The rose joints (bearing eyelet) popped out constantly. I ended up going back to standard bushing/spacer arrangement with Specialized approval.

Stumpy Evo (2019) this is where it all went bad. Again Yoke driven clevis.
- 2 Fox DPX2's
- 3 Cane Creek IL coils. CC were fantastic, they really worked WITH me and wanted to resolve the issue. In the end they gave me a DB Air CS for my troubles, which was trouble free. With lots of back and forward to their engineers they ended up developing the "yoke approved" IL coil which was great news for all I thought, hats off to Cane Creek

I've also had Trunnion mounted shock bikes that killed them fast.

For forks, had very good luck. I converted one Fox 36 to coil with the vorsprung kit, you could service that once a decade with the amount of oil it holds!

Take note, I'm not fast, rather a intermediate rider at around 95kg (210lb?) Shit happens, but seems it happens to me a lot."
  • 9 0
 You should add Rocky Mountain Days to this article, last years build are at a wicked price.
  • 2 10
flag olafthemoose (Mar 16, 2023 at 14:05) (Below Threshold)
 Or you can buy my very upgraded altitude c70 that has less than 100 hours on it for $1000 less than the cost of a stock one with the sale
  • 8 0
 For an actual good sale, Adidas has Freerider Pro Canvas for $75. Use code EXTRASALE to bring it down to $55.
  • 2 0
 Sunandski also has SRAM GX Eagle kit for $474.82
  • 2 0
 Solid deal right here
  • 8 0
 No more intense bikes?? Time changes…
  • 3 0
 How are the Ground Controls as an all-rounder tire? I have a Butcher/Eliminator setup now on a Stumpy Evo, would like to have something a little lighter duty for more pedally days. Currently have cushcore pro in the rear too
  • 3 0
 Ok unless you have sharper rocks.
  • 2 0
 They’re awesome on a bike like the epic evo but aren’t beefy enough imo for a bike like the stumpy evo. I stuck with the butcher eliminator combo on my stumpy evo
  • 2 0
 Picked up a set of those Tifosi Sledge glasses with their Fototec lenses and they are incredible for the money. Crystal clear light or dark, no fogging, I might snag a second set with the sale going on.
  • 1 0
 Kona (that Canadian! bike company) are doing 25% off in the USA ….but nothing taken off in Canada…

…except components, that they’ll swap out for budget versions*just before you take delivery and then charge you $100 more on top… yeah I’m still bitter about it.
  • 2 0
 Noticed specialized and yeti have discounts on their complete bikes and frames in the US but not in Canada. Spec also not doing direct to consumer or deliver to bike shops anymore either. Gotta find a dealer and ask about their stock levels.
  • 1 0
 Business as usual for Canada, isn't it?
  • 6 0
 I like this Jake guy.
  • 1 0
 "Corporate muckety-mucks told me I have a mandate to help empty your wallets" LOL! Did you know that advertising products is necessary for people to know about them and then buy them! Celebrate wicked products being revealed! Hurray!
  • 5 2
 Throwback Thursday, Intense liquidations, overpriced strawhats and Cambria bike discounts....LOL
  • 1 0
 Ya so cool that the states get the status cheap but canada pays full price and no websites selling any specialized bike on discount ship to canada. So great and awesomeeeee
  • 2 0
 Online Deals Since February 2020 : No
  • 2 0
 we had some great deals since last autumn on a lot of german online shops
  • 1 0
 Actual deals not straw hats? Glad to see some semblance of normalcy returning to MTB prices.
  • 1 0
 Cant believe you guys didn't post the WIHA tools I just bought half price from planet cyclery.
  • 1 0
 SC needs to put all their bikes on sale to actually provide some kind of value.
  • 1 0
 This is complete BS! Online deals are supposed to be blue!
  • 1 0
 How about posting some Canadian deals!
  • 13 4
 Health care. Fair policing. Beau's Lugtread. Keep going?
  • 14 0
 @bishopsmike: Bon’s Off Broadway $2.99 all day breakfast.
  • 4 1
 @bishopsmike: if Americans could read, they'd be very upset right now
  • 1 0
 @bishopsmike: Take my money! Heart-Wannabe Canadian
  • 2 1
 @bishopsmike: long wait times, no family doctors, and a massive housing crisis.
  • 1 0
 Troy Lee is having a pretty good sale on their A1, A2 helmets
  • 1 0
 Status is still $4K in ol' Canadia
  • 1 1
 Gotta love the bike industry…. ‍♂️
  • 1 1
 All usd prices?

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