2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Road cycling stocking stuffers

Forget standard stocking fare. Give your favorite cyclist cycling stuff

Holiday Gift Guide

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Forget the standard stocking stuffers. It’s time to give your favorite cyclists what they want: More cycling stuff! Here are six great gifts — all for around $50 or less.

Vee Rubber Apache Chief Tire

Vee Rubber Apache Chief Tire

A new set of tires is a great way to breathe life into your bike, and the Apache Chief is an affordable way to do it. Vee’s flagship road rubber features their synthesis casing blend that’s designed to protect the tire from sidewall damage. The Vee cut design tread is directional to increase traction while turning and allow for rapid moisture release on wet days. Single compound construction lowers rolling resistance and increases durability. Price: $55 | More info at shop.veetireco.com

Bontrager Flare R City Light

Bontrager Flare R City Light

Keep your favorite commuter safe with this budget-friendly 35 Lumens light that has a wide visibility angle that can be seen from over 1000 feet day or night. It also has a built-in ambient light sensor to provide auto-brightness control, interruptive flash pattern, and it comes with a quick connect bracket that makes install and removal for USB charging a snap. Price: $40 | More info at www.trekbikes.com

Ritchey 6-Bit Torque Key

Ritchey 6-Bit Torque Key

This smart and convenient torque key from Ritchey comes with Hex 3/4/5, Torx T-20/25, and Philips #1. It also has an easy-to-operate T-handle shape and reliable “click” when reaching max torque. Available with 4 or 5Nm max torque. Price: $23 | More info at ritcheylogic.com

Pearl Izumi Thermal Elite Wool Socks

Pearl Izumi Thermal Elite Wool Socks

No holiday season is complete without giving the gift of socks, and the durable Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Wool Sock is simply one of the best. Merino wool coverage in the heel and toe areas keeps feet warm and dry without added bulk. Flat toe seam construction and cushioning under the foot deliver performance-enhancing fit and feel. We’re also fans of the tall 21.5cm cuff height. Price: $20 | More info at

Snek Cycling Dry Phone Wallet

Snek Cycling Dry Phone Wallet

This functional case seamlessly slips into a jersey pocket — and also looks good on the table at your mid-ride coffee shop stop. Features include weather resistant phone and billfold stretch-holder, plus a leather stripe that provides secure internal key storage. Available in iPhone 7 or iPhone 7+ sizes. Price: $34 | More info at www.snekcycling.com

SiS Gel Variety Pack X6

SiS GO Isotonic Energy Variety Pack

Nothing against standard energy gels, but sometimes they just don’t go down very easily. And that’s why we’re fans of Science in Sport’s GO Isotonic Gels, which are an easily digestible, quick supply of carbs that’s designed to be consumed without water. Price: $8 | More info at www.scienceinsport.com

Orange Seal Tire Sealant

Orange Seal Tire Sealant

Whether adding a measure of protection to tubes or dialing in a road tubeless set-up, Orange Seal can help keep air in, hassles out. The special formulation is designed to seal larger puncture and slices, as well as porous sidewalls. It’s also non-corrosive and bottles come with a dipstick that can help you know when it’s time to add more sealant. For 2017, there are three Orange Seal formulations, regular, longer lasting endurance, and sub-zero for the true winter warriors. Price: $10 | More info at orangesealed.com

This article is part of RoadBikeReview’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. For more gift ideas and holiday guides, CLICK HERE.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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