Gifts ideas for female road cyclists
Are you scratching your head looking for the perfect gift for the female cyclist on your list and coming up bonked? Roadies are a tough bunch to shop for, even more so in the wintertime when the road can be snow-covered and trainer time is at an all-time high. We’ve got you covered with gifts that can help make for better inside as well as outside riding. Check out our selection of gift ideas for the women in your life that long for the call of the road and really, who couldn’t use a new carbon wheelset?
45NRTH Sturmfist 5 Bike Gloves
These gloves are serious, and if you get cold hands riding – these should be your next gloves. Water and wind-resistant Polartec NeoShell on the backs of hands protects against cold winds and light precipitation. Merino wool shell lining wicks moisture away from the skin and insulates when wet for warm, dry hands. Polartec Alpha insulation is breathable and offers lightweight warmth. Aerogel insulation in palms protects against conductive heat loss caused by frozen handlebars. Water-resistant goat leather palms provide durability. Adjustable hook-and-loop cuffs allow easy fit with a variety of top layers. Cycling-specific cut designed for comfort while riding, shifting, braking and holding onto handlebars. Say goodbye to cold hands and hello to longer winter days in the saddle.
SPECIALIZED POWER MIMIC SADDLE
The Specialized Power Comp Saddle features a carbon shell and a tough, lightweight, and water-resistant cover. The patented body geometry is lab tested to assure blood flow to sensitive arteries and level 2 medium density PU padding provides ample support and comfort. Mimic technology helps create a saddle that perfectly adapts to your body to give you the support you need. The Power Saddle is also designed to provide excellent sit bone support and has a short nose to relieve pressure on soft tissues when riding in an aggressive position. An elongated Body Geometry channel also reduces numbness and pressure. As an additional touch, the saddle has SWAT mounts that allow for slick integrated storage. Available in three different widths, the Power Comp will properly fit any rider.
100% Racetrap Cycling Sunglasses
When it comes to cycling evolution, we think its silly to stop at helmets and bike frames. 100%’s Racetrap shades bring progress to your eyewear, with a larger field of vision, and a snug fit that doesn’t slip and bounce when the ride gets rowdy. Plus these shades make you feel cool both on and off the bike!
Castelli Estremo Shoe Cover
Winter rides never looked all that enticing before. Frozen toes just aren’t your thing, and we don’t blame you — but neither is the droning whine of the trainer. Castelli aims to make the blustery outdoors a little bit more appealing, with exceptionally warm kits that keep you toasty from head to toe, and the Estremo Shoe Covers take toasty-foot duty very seriously. They’re built to handle extreme temperatures, and extreme conditions, rated for temperatures ranging from 4-degrees to 41-degrees Fahrenheit and packing in GORETEX Infinium membrane for total protection from rain, snow, sleet, and wheel-spray. The cover is built from Polartec Power Stretch Pro, which offers a fleece-backed lining to trap heat on the inside, while the outer membrane wards off all showers and wind. A high cuff helps seal any gaps between your kit and your shoes, while an AquaGuard YKK zipper prevents moisture from sneaking in the back.
Silca Italian Army Knife – Nove
Every cyclist needs a lightweight, fully capable tool for roadside repairs. The Silca Italian Army Knife – Nove is an ultra-thin, forged multi-tool with hidden magnetic storage for a spare chain link. Midlength tools are deep enough for all common fasteners and result in a tool with half the thickness of traditional multi-tools
Fully forged and CNC-machined sidebars have a hidden magnetic holder for a spare chain quick-link. Full stainless-steel pivot hardware eliminates corrosion, resulting in longer tool life9 fully forged double-chromed tools—nove means 9 in Italian—hex 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8mm; Torx T25; Phillips 2 and flat head screwdriver.8mm hex slides over the top of 5mm hex key to further optimize space.
Bontrager Sonic Road Bike Shoes
Unlock your potential and go farther with the women’s Bontrager Sonic road bike shoes. They’re equal parts stiff and comfortable, compatible with both 2-bolt SPD-style and 3-bolt cleats. The Inform race fit lasts offer a slightly roomier, high-performance fit with a nylon composite Bronze Series sole.
Giro Saga MIPS Helmet – Women’s
The Saga drafts off the bold design language of our premium Synthe helmet and offers many of our key features including durable in-mold construction and the Roc Loc 5 fit system with two-way fit adjustment. The slim design is light, offers great ventilation and is available in three Super Fit sizes so that you can get a helmet that looks, fits and feels like it was made for you.
REYNOLDS AR41x Carbon Disc Wheelset – Tubeless
The AR41x Carbon Disc Wheelset from Reynolds improves upon the standard AR41 by upgrading to its CNC machined TR3 hubs and alloy nipples allowing it to drop a few grams. Otherwise, it uses the same carbon rims that have proven stable in crosswinds, possess tubeless compatibility for comfort and flat resistance, and comes in at a price that’s a whole lot friendlier than most of the competition. Add in a lifetime warranty and you have a wheelset that’s ready to help you go fast on group rides and races.
PEARL IZUMI Elite Escape AmFIB Cycling Tight – Women’s
When Old Man Winter throws a layer of frost on the ground, don’t let it keep you inside. With the help of Pearl Izumi’s Elite Escape AmFIB Cycling tights for women, you’ll be hitting the pavement with the vigor of spring well into the winter. The Elite Escape AmFIB tights offer a super soft and warm embrace from thermal fleece that’s topped with PI Dry DWR coating to keep water, snow, and sleet rolling off of you. Protective AmFIB Softshell fabric is strategically paneled in key exposure areas to add an extra shield from the elements as you ride into the storm. Your rear-end will feel supported and comfortable, too, with Pearl’s Elite Escape 1:1 chamois that offers a free-floating 4-way-stretch top sheet that brushes gently against your skin, backed with a 2-layer suspension core for plush and supportive comfort. Moving down from the chamois, these tights are hit with BioViz elements to increase your visibility in low lights, and down further, 7-inch zippers on the lower leg offer plenty of room for getting in and out of your tights with bulky winter socks.