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holiday gift guide 2016

  1. Components, Wrenching
    From lights that auto adjust brightness, to smart trainers and high-def cameras, there are countless ways to add a little high tech flare to your next ride. Here are some of our favorites for this holiday season. Now we just need someone to make a bike that will power and charge all these...
  2. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    They say you have to dress for success. Well we haven't worn a proper suit (or pants suit) in ages. But there's no doubt that having the right apparel can make the difference between a great ride - and turning around early. Here are seven pieces of apparel (and one other item) that are sure to...
  3. Components, Wrenching
    Is your bike in need of a little holiday cheer? Or maybe, you're looking for that perfect gift for the cyclist in your life. Whatever the case, getting or giving one of these components is sure to elicit a smile. Wahoo Elemnt GPS Computer For ease of operation and sheer functionality, you'd...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Forget the lame Lexus "December to remember" campaign. If you have a big wad of disposable income sitting around, why not get your significant other (or yourself) one of these great cycling gifts. Topeak Prep Station Pro Toolset There are tool kits and then there is the mother of all tool...
  5. Components, Wrenching
    If the gearhead in your life loves to spend their evenings tinkering on bikes in the garage, then consider one of these great gift ideas. Feedback Sports T-Handle Tool Kit The number one tool we reach for when wrenching is a Y handle (or 3-way, depending on where you're from). However, these...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    The most wonderful time of the year is here - and that means it's holiday shopping season. But instead of battling the flat screen-buying masses at Walmart, turn your attention to the two-wheeled world. Nothing beats the joy of a bike (or bike stuff) under the Christmas tree. But what to get the...
  7. Components, Wrenching
    Training indoors is tough. Part of what makes cycling magical is the freedom of exploring outdoors. But if you can suffer through interval training on your rollers, you're guaranteed to feel faster come spring. If you or your loved one is new to the idea, start with our guide to training without...
  8. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Helmets save lives. Period. Make sure your gift getter is protected (and looking good) with one of these great road cycling lids. Scott Centric Plus Designed for road or XC mountain biking, Scott's brand new Centric PLUS helmet is well ventilated and aerodynamic. Airflow is optimized on both...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    This guide features the best lights at a variety of price points. Some are great for after-dark trail riding, others help assure you'll be seen on the road day or night. Many of them are handy around the house as well. Bontrager Ion 100 R This light weighs just 17 grams but it is one of the...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Not sure what to get your kids this year? Whether they prefer pavement pounding or dirt surfing, they're bound to love one of these gifts. Quirky Bicycle Bell There's no better time to teach your kid proper cycling etiquette than when they're young. So rather than having them shout "on your...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    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 A new set of tires is a great way to breathe life into your bike, and the Apache Chief is an...
  12. Components, Wrenching
    We learned a long time ago that reading is fundamental - and in this case the emphasis is truly on fun. Here are a half dozen cycling book gift ideas for the cyclist in your life. 75 Classic Rides Colorado: The Best Road Biking Routes Our first two picks were penned by Mtbr/RoadBikeReview...
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