Gifts for gadget loving cyclists

Curmudgeons and luddites, beware: This gift guide is for the techies

Holiday Gift Guide
If your significant cyclist (or yourself) love leading-edge gear, this gift list is for you.

If your significant cyclist (or yourself) love leading-edge gear, this gift list is for you.

Do you have a hankering for the coolest and newest tech? Does the person on your list love small gadgets that help them achieve those hard to reach marginal gains? Well, this is the guide for you. We’ve scoured the internet and the cycling world for the coolest and most unique cycling gifts that the tech head in your family will love. We’re talking bone conduction headphones, Neuroscience, 360 cameras and much more. So get your eyeballs ready for some mind-blowing tech with “Gifts for gadget-loving cyclists.”


Quarq Tyrewiz

Gifts for gadget loving cyclists

If you want to ride smarter, not harder, Quarq’s Tyrewiz is worth a look. These smart valves provide real-time tracking of tire pressure to keep you rolling as efficiently as possible. The Tyrewiz kit includes two pressure-monitoring Presta valves that can be paired with your smartphone as well as Garmin and Wahoo devices. The companion app allows users to set acceptable ranges for tire pressure and can send alerts when pressures are above or below this range. Admittedly, you don’t need this technology to tell you when you’ve flatted, but finding the perfect tire pressure will save precious watts.

Price: $199

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Aftershokz Trekz Titanium

Gifts for gadget loving cyclists

Riding with both earbuds in can limit your spatial awareness. Riding with one earbud out can be awkward. Aftershokz bone conduction headphones sit in front of your ears, allowing you to enjoy your favorite beats without impeding your ability to listen for approaching vehicles and other cyclists. Trekz Titanium was designed with athletes in mind. They’re sweat-resistant, and the wrap-around design sits low on the wearer’s head to prevent interference with helmets.

Price: $99

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Park Tool Chain Gang

A dirty drivetrain causes poor shifting and unnecessary wear to expensive parts. The Chain Gang contains everything needed to quickly and easily clean the chain, freewheel cogs and chainrings. Park Tools CG cleaning system will keep your floors clean and your chain shifting perfectly – a very cool stocking stuffer as well. 

Price: $30.00

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Wahoo Elemnt ROAM GPS Bike Computer

The ELEMNT ROAM GPS Bike Computer from Wahoo takes everything we loved about its BOLT model and gives it some significant updates making it the most powerful and intuitive computer from the brand to date. It’s not only Wahoo’s first color screen display, but it also added on-device navigation capabilities, as well as integration with Singletracks and MTB Project. These features not only make the ROAM easier to see and use, but it can also help you find routes and get you safely back on course or to a specific waypoint when you need to most.

Thankfully, Wahoo kept its excellent Element Companion App as the setup and interaction app for the new ROAM. It uses the simple interface of pairing your Apple or Android smartphone to customize settings, configure workout pages, upload routes, and link sensors.

Price$379.99

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Wahoo Fitness TICKR X Heart Rate Monitor

The Wahoo TICKR X Heart Rate Monitor adds a heaping serving of data analysis capability to your workout without any extra sensors. This little device straps neatly around your chest just like the standard TICKR model to track calories burned and heart rate, but it also tracks cadence and provides accelerometer-aided stride analysis.

It boasts both ANT+ and Bluetooth technology to pair with your favorite smartphone or GPS device and see real-time metrics, and it also stores up to 16 hours of workout data so you can leave those electronic devices at home and just enjoy the workout with confidence that the data will be there waiting for you when you get home. For indoor sessions, the Wahoo TICKR X Heart Rate Monitor includes a treadmill mode to accurately track speed and distance when running or walking on a treadmill. As a techy bonus, this monitor is compatible with over 50 third-party apps to get motivated, set training, and analyze run data. It also comes with a free eight-week training program accessible through the Wahoo Fitness App.

Price: $79.99

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Magicshine Road Bike Light ALLTY 1000

The Allty 1000’s separate day time running light is akin to the ones found on automobiles. An independent LED with constant 25lm output of steady visibility for oncoming traffic during road commutes. The bike DRL light can run by itself for up to 28.5 hours on a single charge or with the more powerful main light on any mode, intended to increase cyclists’ road presence at a medium distance without causing discomfort or blindness to motorists. Should you need the boost to visibility the 0-1000 and 0-500 lumen regular and irregular flashes can always be turned on in addition to the DRL light. Super high capacity 4000mAh 21700 Li-ion cell battery is able to run the brightest steady mode for 1.8 hours, and 12.5 hours under the lowest eco mode.  The DRL light alone as previously mentioned lasts up to 28.5 hours with a full battery. Remaining power indicator built under the power button. Green for 100% to 30%,  red for 30% to 10%, and flashing red for under 10%

Price: $84.99

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Halo Sport 2

Halo Sport 2 is the brain stimulator that helps you develop muscle memory faster. Gain skill, strength, and endurance 45% faster. Breakthrough plateaus & set PRs Increase neuroplasticity and accelerate learning in the motor cortex. Backed by 4,000+ peer-reviewed studies. Trusted by NFL, NBA, MLB, and Olympic athletes. Now sponsoring the USA Cycling development cycling programs. The next-level tech is worth a look for sure. 

Price: $299.00

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Garmin VIRB 360

VIRB 360 is the first of its kind, capturing a complete sphere of high-resolution video and audio – even photos. It eliminates the lengthy editing process with unrivaled 1-click video stabilization up to 4K resolution at 30 fps and allows you to instantly livestream4 any adventure. Defining a New Standard for Full-sphere 360 Video and Audio Capture, If it’s worth remembering, it’s worth a VIRB 360. This rugged, waterproof camera is true to its name, recording the full 360 degrees — horizontally and vertically. And you can forget about timely post-production work because VIRB 360 will auto-stitch¹ your 4K footage in-camera. If you’re looking for a higher resolution, you can record video in unstitched 5.7K resolution at 30fps.

Price: $688.44

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Garmin Vector 3 dual-sided power meter set

Take your riding to the next level with the Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter Pedal Set. Ride stronger, smarter, connected with the Vector 3 pedal-based power meter. As you strive to beat your personal best on your next race or Gran Fondo, power is the most reliable way to gauge your performance on any given day, at any given time. Unlike other power meters, Vector 3 has the sensors housed right in the pedals, so it delivers reliable, accurate data on every training session.

With the Vector 3 dual-sensing system, you get the valuable ability to see right and left leg power independently. Vector 3 measures total power, cadence, and left/right balance as well as advanced cycling dynamics, which helps you tailor your training around your specific weaknesses and strengths to improve your form. It tracks seating/standing position to determine when and how long you were in each. So, you can gauge position effectiveness, power phase to show how you’re currently producing power in a pedal stroke and platform center offset to show where power is applied on the pedal so you can ensure proper cleat position. Each metric can be viewed on compatible Edge cycling computers and the Garmin Connect Mobile app.

Price: $999.99

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SILCA Speed Balance Kit 80mm 


SILCA Tubeless valve stems are designed to strike a balance between weight, strength, airflow, and ease of installation. SILCA started this project out of its own frustration at the two extremes of product in the market: inexpensive, heavy brass valve stems or uber-lightweight aluminum stems that had reputations for being problematic in the field. Now you can find super lightweight valve stems with a shield that enhances the speed and aero nature of your machine without sacrificing performance. 

Price: $30.00

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Quarq DFour Power Meter Crank Arms – BB30

As with the DZero model it’s based on, the DFour system’s accuracy is further boosted by the return of Quarq’s 10k dynamic temperature compensation technology, which alleviates the need for constant, mid-race zeroing in variable conditions. Even if it’s just coasting for a few seconds or toggling through your head unit to the proper option, it can still be the difference between winning and losing. The DFour is equipped with an auto-adjust schedule based on a constellation of around 10,000 data points that chart how the unit responds to temperatures ranging from zero to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. This lets the power meter figure out the atmospheric details for you with minimal drift, so you can focus on turning the crank, not babysitting it. Now you can take the data, drill-down and make this the season where you gain 20 watts on that FTP! 

 Price: $590.00 off of $1,179.00

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Strava Summit Subscription

Gifts for gadget loving cyclists

Strava Summit replaces Strava Premium as the company’s subscription-based platform. Summit takes an à la carte approach by offering users their choice of services. There are three premium packages to choose from: Training, Safety and Analysis. The Training Pack provides leaderboards, live performance data, customized goals, and training plans. If you want peace of mind on your rides, the Safety Pack includes Strava’s Beacon tracking service and personalized heatmaps to find routes frequently used by other cyclists. Fans of big data will appreciate the power and workout analysis as well as Strava’s fitness and freshness scores found in the Analysis Pack. Riders can also buy all three packs as a bundle.

Price: $24-$60

Sign up at www.strava.com

 

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