Buying a present for the cyclists in your life just became a whole lot easier. We've rounded up twelve of the most badass gifts for cyclists.
In this article:
- Gadget and Tech Gifts for Cyclists
- Bags and Storage Gifts For Cyclists
- Equipment and Gear for Each Type of Cyclists
- Essential Clothing Gifts For Cyclists
Gadget and Tech Gifts for Cyclists
The Lumos Matrix Smart Bike Helmet
The Lumos Matix helmet is one of the best on the market. You control the large LED display with a wireless remote mounted on the handlebars. Besides front-facing light, it has automated brake lights and active turn signals to increase visibility and allow other road users to anticipate your next move.
G-SHOCK Mudmaster Carbon Fiber Watch
The Mudmaster can handle rough terrain. The high-rigidity carbon material case protects against damage, and a high level of mud and dust resistance ensures it keeps working, even in severe environments. Plus, it has a bunch of useful features, including:
- Step Counter
- Digital Compass
Bags and Storage Gifts For Cyclists
Rapha's Rainproof Essentials Case
While a zip-lock bag may work for some, the cyclist in your life would probably love something more stylish. Rapha's Rainproof Essentials Case, made from waterproof coated fabric, features a protective divider to keep a phone and cards separate. It also has a small zipped pocket for other valuables.
Kamoto DH Pack Carbon Fiber Backpack
Not only does the DH Pack carbon fiber backpack look great, but it's also infused with a TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) that allows it to stay flexible. At the same time, it gives the backpack a high-gloss that makes the fiber in the material pop. The breathable back and straps keep comfortable while commuting to work. Above all, the weather-resistance means a rainstorm won't catch you off guard.
Equipment and Gear for Each Type of Cyclists
Continental Grand Prix 5000 Tires - Road Cyclist
Tires may not be the most exciting gift on our list, but a road cyclist will relish in a new set. Continental claims Grand Prix 5000 tires have 20% better puncture protection and 12% lower rolling drag than the previous version. In other words, it's one of the most affordable ways to give a bike a real performance upgrade.
Muc-Off Pressure Washer - Cyclocross
Muc-Off takes the drag out of after ride bike washing with a bike-specific wand. The bike-specific lance limits the damage to delicate bits, such as bearings and surfaces.
LifeLine Tubeless Repair Kit - Mountain Biker
A tubeless tire repair kit is an essential part of any cyclist's arsenal, and this one by LifeLine contains everything you need to fix a hole in your tubeless tire. It's super cheap but potentially worth it's weight in gold if you're stuck halfway up a mountain with a puncture.
Abus Granit X-Plus 540 D-lock - Commuter
Anyone who uses their bike to commute will tell you how vital a secure lock is. And while no single lock is unbreakable, the X-Plus 540 will deter most bike thieves or at least force them to take their time thanks to it's intelligent design. The Albus shackle can also resist up to 13 tons of cutting and 17 tons of pulling force despite being much lighter than other locks in it's class.
Essential Clothing Gifts For Cyclists
Neck Gaiter or Buff
Buffs are essential multifunctional headwear for every type of cyclist. And if they don't have one yet, now is the time to get one. It's useful as a scarf, helmet liner, headband, or face cover when you need it. For colder weather, the Smartwool Merino 250 Neck Gaiter offers lightweight insulation. The Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear, on the other hand, can shield against harmful UV rays. So, consider the climate and season before purchase.
Phantom Gore-Tex Infinium Jacket
Weather conditions can be unpredictable. And while you can't control the weather, it sure helps being prepared. You can adjust the Infinium Jacket for any weather. Besides 100% windproof coverage and water-resistance, the design enables easy movement.
There are many reasons why gloves are a must-have bike accessory. First of all, they protect your hands in case of an accident. Second, gloves reduce friction and prevent blisters. Because padded gloves protect the ulnar nerve that runs through the palm, they prevent issues such as numbness in the ring finger or pinky. And lastly, they soak up any sweat for a better grip and keep your hands warm. Crosspoint waterproof knit gloves are our top pick for the colder months.
Socks are a classic gift with good reason. Besides, cyclists can never have too many pairs of socks. In general, the type of cycling socks you give will depend on the weather. But other criteria plays a part, too. The most comfortable socks on the market are Swiftwick Aspire, whereas the best looking socks are Ridge Supply Skyline.
Shiny new things invigorate the average rider almost as much as cycling does. And buying a cycling present may help you get brownie points. But to be crowned gift-giver of the year, use our list for inspiration.
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