The holidays are upon us – looking for the coolest cycling gear for your bike fanatic? Check out these 10 gift ideas that topped the charts in 2015. New bike accessories, tech gear and socks (yes, even socks) will put you back on the nice list this year.
Know the world’s best bicycle light like the back of your hand… on your back hand. From their website: “Zackees’ award-winning Turn Signal Gloves are the latest, must-have safety innovation for cyclists. Simply press your thumb to your index finger to activate your LED blinker. Designed in California, Zackees make it easy to communicate with cars.” The gloves also come with two sets of rechargeable batteries and a charger. Plus, they’re machine washable!
2. Topeak ALiEN II Multi Tool ($28.00)
Used by both professional and amateur riders alike, this award-winning multi tool helps keep you on the road with 26 tools made of hardened steel. Tools include all of the allen wrenches you could need, a chain tool, tire levers, a bottle opener and even a belt clip for easy access.
3. HAIZE – Minimalist Urban Bike Navigation (preorder, $70.99)
This little magic compass will point you to where you want to go, in the simplest way possible. It’s a great gift for the urban cyclist looking for simple directions to a destination. HAIZE lets you choose your own route through the city, and makes your ride safer by keeping your phone in your pocket. Need a little more help? The compass also offers turn-by-turn direction, usable on any bike plus includes a wristband to use HAIZE while running, hiking or geocaching.
4. Vbiger Outdoor Cycling Touchscreen Gloves ($10.99 – $12.75, various sizes and colors)
These nylon cycling gloves boast an anti-skid silicone alveolate design on the palm, with a warm, breathable flocking material inside for comfortable and warm rides, plus touchscreen technology at your fingertips.
5. Road ID ($19.99+)
Keep your loved one safe out on the road with a Road ID. This simple silicone band comes in multiple widths, sizes and colors with a laser engraved metal faceplate for including their name, address, phone numbers and even a little motivation. Give the peace of mind!
6. Cycle Prints ($60.00)
We love these cool, minimalist prints from Veloposters, designed with your cyclist in mind to inspire and delight any recipient. Give some wall love to the one you love.
7. Cinelli Handlebar Tape ($15.99+)
Add a little flair to your handles with some fun bar tape from Cinelli. These multi density EVA foam backed bar tape with perforated cover includes logo plugs and finishing strips with enough tape for a full drop bar. We’re digging the Caleido handlebar tape in black.
8. DeFeet Socks ($10.99+)
Socks are the quintessential stocking stuffer. Give your cyclist the coolest kicks in town with DeFeet’s fun designs – with everything from zombie socks to wizard cats (seriously), you’ll definitely find something for everyone on your list. But the socks don’t just look cool – the Aireator is the airflow design sock that changed how modern endurance socks are made, designed with trademark venting mesh weave foot, durable StayFast cuff and plated heel and toe that wear like iron.
9. Bike fitting (varies – $70+)
There’s nothing worse than a bike that isn’t quite right. Help them get the perfect ride out of their equipment by getting a bike fitting from your local cycle shop. Certified fitting experts can help find their ideal saddle height, cleat adjustments, structural assessments, hip/knee/foot alignment and more.
10. Garmin Edge 1000 ($499.99)
Help them find their edge with the Garmin Edge 1000. This cycling computer is ideal for touring with dynamic in-ride challenges and other connected features, including on- or off-road navigation, round-trip routing and advanced performance metrics that integrate with the Shimano Di2 to display your current gear on the screen. It’s also compatible with ANT+ power meters, including Vector, which measures total power, left/right balance and cadence.
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