There are a bewildering number of product possibilities for the road cyclists in your life, but fear not. Here are 10 gifts ideas for everyone from the budget-minded to big-spenders.
SILCA NASTRO PILOTI BAR TAPE
When it comes to your riding comfort, many riders overlook the numerous benefits of handlebar tape. The Silca Nastro Piloti Bar Tape is a 1.85mm thick tape for aggressive riding and racing. It provides cushioning equivalent to 2.5mm thick tapes. It has an asymmetric texture that allows the tape to be wrapped in either a moderate texture or high texture format depending on your preference. So if you’re looking for a high-performance tape for your race machine, then you’ll love the Silca Nastro Piloti Bar Tape.
HIROBEL GEAR WIPE
Hirobel Gear Wipes lift away tough grit and grime while staying gentle on your hands. The grit-free formula won’t hurt your bike’s finish, but a textured formula gives you the extra scrubbing power needed to clean all the dirt. Hirobel Wipes have more cleaning fluid than other cleaning wipes ensuring that you won’t be left high and dry with a half dirty frame.
MUC-OFF LUXURY CHAMOIS CREAM
Saddle sores are never a fun thing and can be highly painful. They are generally caused by chafing while you’re riding. Chamois cream is designed to reduce the friction that occurs and keep you comfortable and performing at your best. Muc-Off’s Luxury Chamois Cream creates a friction-reducing barrier against saddle sores and chafing and also moisturizes with provitamin moisturizers to create a long-lasting hydrated skin feeling. It is anti-bacterial, does not contain any materials that are prohibited by WADA, and is enriched with natural aloe vera, witch hazel, shea butter, and sunflower oil. So if you want to ride farther and harder, make sure you have some Luxury Chamois Cream.
DEFEET WOOLIE BOOLIE KNEE HI BIKE SOCKS
The Defeet Woolie Boolie socks are made with extremely high-grade Australian Merino Wool. It’s designed for a multitude of activities including cycling, skiing, and snowboarding. The socks feature DeFeet Mach ribbing for a comfortable, durable, no snag fit. The Achill-E Shield reinforcement extends durability in high- stress areas. En-Duro- Skin construction places abrasion resistant yarns on the outside of sock in heel and toe “puncture” areas.
SPECIALIZED STIX SWITCH LIGHT
Lights are designed to increase the visibility of the rider at night and even during the day. The Specialized Stix Switch Combo is a front and rear light combo that is perfect for riders who commute and want to be seen while they ride. The front light has a 35 to 100-lumen output and the rear light has an 8 to 30-lumen output. Both lights are USB rechargeable and require no cables to charge up. Flexible mounting makes it easy to mount the lights to any tube that is 22.2mm to 35mm in diameter. Both lights also have a red and green battery charge level indicator.
GARMIN EDGE 830 BUNDLE
The newest addition to the Garmin cycling computer line-up is the Edge 830. It provides you with all the basic features you come to expect like speed, time, distance, and elevation, but has been loaded with a handful of new features as well. The navigation capabilities of the device have greatly increased with preloaded Trailforks data including difficulty level, the display screen has increased by 13%, and battery life is now a claimed 20 hours. Compared to the less expensive, new Garmin Edge 530, the Edge 830 has a touch screen interface, besides that, they are nearly identical. The Garmin Edge 830 is jam-packed with features, way too many to talk about in this small paragraph, so scan the rest of the product page below to get fully informed on all the awesome features that come in the 830. The Garmin Edge 830 “Bundle” comes with a speed sensor, cadence sensor, and heart rate monitor.
RAPHA Classic Glove
When you’re getting your cool-weather wardrobe dialed, don’t neglect your digits. Rapha’s Classic Gloves make an ideal addition to your arsenal, with thermo-Roubaix fabric that offers insulation that breathes to keep your hands toasty and dry. The back of hand stretches generously to keep you comfortable on the bars, and even keeps you covered from light showers thanks to a DWR treatment. The palms of the gloves are made from durable leather that’s built for a combination of dexterity and grip no matter the conditions. Overall, Rapha aims to keep the Classic Glove simple, with a few panels as possible to avoid irritating seams and elevate comfort.
SCIENCE IN SPORT GO Isotonic Gels
We’ve all been there, 56 miles into a 64-mile slugfest, chasing breaks and shattering echelons in search of a prestigious end-of-season county line sprint for glory. And then that slight edge of fatigue starts to creep in as we weigh the chances of powering to the line without bonking versus dealing with the thick, sticky, stomach-turning taste of the little packet of goo tucked in our back pocket. We’ve paid the price for pushing through more than once, running out of gas at 200 meters to go and helplessly watching the group fly by without any watts to respond. That, however, all changes with Science in Sport’s GO Isotonic Gels.
Price: $33.86 – $50.00
FULL SPEED AHEAD POWERBOX Power Meter Crankset
Getting into the power game can be a daunting prospect, but FSA—in partnership with Power2Max—lowers the bar for entry with the PowerBox Power Meter Crankset. The PowerBox is undeniably one of the most affordable models in the power meter industry, but suggesting that it’s an entry-level option isn’t quite accurate. A downloadable system update changes it from a single-leg meter to a dual-leg meter. It’s built to grow with you, not to be outclassed once a category upgrade means a single leg meter is no longer accurate enough to give you the detailed info you need on race day.
Price: $392.00 – $519.19
MUC-OFF Bike Care Duo Clean|Polish Kit
The Muc-Off Bike Care Duo Clean and Polish Kit cleans off dirt, muck, and grime, then adds a protective layer that repels the elements when you’re having fun on the trail and riding on the road in wet conditions. This kit contains Muc-Off’s Nano Tech Bike Cleaner, which is a fully biodegradable formula that deeply cleans your frame and components after getting dirty over countless miles. After you’ve used the cleaning formula, wipe off your bike and disperse excess moisture with the included Bike Protect. This spray-on protectant disperses residual moisture while leaving a protective PTFE layer that fends off rust and corrosion.