Holiday Gift Guide For Cyclists

How would you rate your holiday wishlist? It’s hard to believe that Hannukah is already here and Christmas is just a few brief weeks away. At about this point you’ve probably been asked by panicking relatives what you would like for Christmas, or maybe you’re shopping around for a spouse or loved one who rides. Either way, it can be tricky figuring out what to get the cyclist in your life for the holidays. Never fear though. We’re here to help you out with some great gift ideas to fill your wishlist or a stocking with.

holiday wishlist

Download the Holiday Wishlist PDF here

Oh, and if you’re hoping to leave your spouse, children or co-workers with some helpful hints about what you would like for the holidays, we’ve included this handy downloadable Holiday Wishlist PDF . Just download it, print it out, fill it up with all your favorite stuff, and leave in a conspicuous spot (like inside your mother’s copy of Look! magazine, artfully arranged on the bed).

And just to get the old creative juices flowing, we polled some fellow cyclists around the office to see what they want for the holidays. They each picked 4 cycling items and 1 non-cycling item– you know, just for variety.

The keys to starting a successful training season

The keys to starting a successful training season: aero helmets, tall socks, jackets, good food, and plenty of Euro rocket fuel

BRIAN: Content Developer & Mr. Roadie

1.    Giro Air Attack Shield helmet

2.    DeFeet Air-E-Ator high top socks

3.    Castelli Free jacket

4.    The Feed Zone Cookbook

5.    Espressione Café Minuetto Professional espresso machine

Summer or winter, this wishlist will have you ready for the mountains in any season

Summer or winter, this wishlist will have you ready for the mountains in any season

ALICIA: Product Developer & Mountain Biker

1.    Rock Shox Reverb 125mm Adjustable Seatpost with Right-Hand Remote

2.   POC Trabec MTB Helmet

3.   Sidi Women’s Dominator Fit MTB Shoe

4.   Craft Women’s Active Extreme Crew Neck Long Sleeve Baselayer

5.  My husband and I always travel as our Christmas gift, so looking forward to some skiing

Components, a workstand, and freedom. What more could you want?

Components, a workstand, and travel. What more could you want?

DUPREE: Spin Doctor Tech Support & All-Weather Commuter

1.    Shimano 105 Crankset

2.   Shimano 105 levers

3.   Shimano 105 rear derailleur

4.   Spin Doctor G3 Workstand

5.  A trip to Uzbekistan. We have to dream yes?

What Do You Carry When You Ride?

Ever wonder what cyclists carry in their pockets, saddlebags, and hydration packs? We polled some folks around the office, asking to see what they carried to get out of a jam, and found some interesting stuff.

Which kind of begs the question: what do you carry when you ride?

And don’t forget that tubes, multitools, mini-pumps, Co2 cartridges, black size medium Giro Air Attack Shield helmets, and saddlebags make great stocking stuffers.

 

Commuter Kit (carried in messenger bag): Tire lever, multitool, patch kit, spare tube, pump

Commuter Kit (carried in messenger bag): Tire lever, multitool, patch kit, spare tube, pump

XC riding: Spare tube, Co2 inflator and multitool combo

XC riding (strapped to seatpost): Spare tube, Co2 inflator and multitool combo

Super-light road kit (carried in jersey pocket): mini pump, rear flashy light, tire levers, Ikea hex wrenches, tube, dollar bill

Super-light road kit (carried in jersey pocket): mini pump, rear flashy light, tire levers, hex wrenches that came with Ikea shelves, tube, dollar bill

Touring kit (in saddlebag): Multitool, SRAM masterlink, rear light, tire levers, tube, Gerber mutlitool, (not pictured: frame pump)

Touring kit (in saddlebag): Multitool, SRAM masterlink, rear light, tire levers, tube, Gerber mutlitool, (not pictured: frame pump)

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Trail Riding (carried in hydration pack): food, Go Pro + tripod, Co2 inflator, hatchet, shock pump, zip ties, multitool, tire levers, pump, spare tube

Road Kit (carried in jersey pocket): Tube, Co2 cartridge and chuck, spare Co2 cartridge, mutlitool

Road Kit (carried in jersey pocket): Tube, Co2 cartridge and chuck, spare Co2 cartridge, multitool

The Ultimate Trail Building Kit (carried in hydration pack): Hatchet, pump, shovel, chain saw, shears, pruners, strap, tube, food, bug spray, branch cutter

The Ultimate Trail Building Kit (carried in hydration pack): Hatchet, pump, saw, shovel, chain saw, shears, pruners, strap, tube, food, bug spray, branch cutter

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