Christmas gift ideas for road cyclists

by | Nov 15, 2016 | Buyers Guide, News

Looking for the perfect  Christmas gifts to give the cyclist in your life? Here are 11 ideas to get you started ranging from the simple to must have cycling kit.

Also, save yourself the hassle of visiting the shops. Order your gifts early online.

The retailers I recommend have free shipping options and make returns easy.

Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Road

Oakley’s Jawbreaker Prizm Road features optics that are tuned for road riding

Oakley makes excellent lenses, and the Prizm lens in particular is tuned for road cycling. Plus, the tall upper portion is great for visibility for when road riders are in the drops.

But a simple design element goes a long way — the big frame means dropping the glasses on the road seldom results in a scratched lens.

Oakley's Jawbreaker Prizm Road features optics that are tuned for road riding

Buy the Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Road from Wiggle

Ale Ultra Canale Jersey

Ale Ultra Canale Jersey long Sleeve is an excellent cool-weather jersey

The Ultra Canale Jersey is here to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the winter months. Featuring a bold, Italian tricolore finish for maximum style points on the roads.

This is a stylish winter jersey constructed from a thermal and stretch fleece fabric for excellent warmth. The fleece inner face of the fabric traps a layer of air that is warmed as you work giving you a cosy insulating barrier against the outer cold. The high collar creates a lovely seal around the neck stopping unwanted draughts from getting to your core.

ale exclusive italia ultra canale long sleeve jersey long sleeve jerseys black italia

Buy the Ale Ultra Canale Jersey from Wiggle

Cycling socks

You can’t go wrong giving a cyclist new socks

Buying a tie for someone: not very likely to please. Buying new socks for a cyclist: nearly guaranteed to please. Planet X based in Sheffield have a great range of socks and prices starting from 4.99 you cant go wrong.

cycling socks

Buy the Cycling socks from Planet X

SIS Team Sky Bundle

Inspired by Team Sky, this bundle contains a selection of the riders favourites.

If your cyclist is a wanabe Chris Frome then this bundle is for them, it comes with some great nutrition and 2 x Team Sky Bottles. The gels are designed to be consumed without water, minimising the risk of being bloated that can sometimes occur with over-drinking.

  • 2x GO Isotonic Gel 6 Pack
  • 1x REGO Rapid Recovery 500g Tub
  • 1x GO Hydro 20 Tablet Tube
  • 1x GO Energy + Caffeine Gels
  • 2x Team Sky Bottle
Team Sky SIS bundle

Buy the from Science in Sport

dhb Neoprene Nylon Overshoe

This overshoe is the middle member of the dhb overshoe family, providing protection against cold wet weather. The 3mm Neoprene is tough but stretchy, when applied over the shoe the fitting is snug and form fitting. The durable, rear entry, size 5, lock down, YKK zip gives access to the shoecover. Once the foot is in place and the heel adjusted it can be zipped closed and further secured with the Velcro top tab.

Checkout out our review of the dhb overshoe

dhb overshoe in black with reflective dhb logo and zipper

Buy the the dhb overshoe from Wiggle

  • Price: £18.99
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Garmin Edge 820

The Garmin Edge 520 plays nicely with a smartphone for real-time connectivity and has the new Group track feature

 The Edge 820 is the newest recruit in Garmin’s well-known Edge GPS cycling unit range. It sits towards the top-end of the Edge series, with only the Explore 1000 and the Edge 1000 above it. It’s firmly geared towards the obsessed cyclist and is filled with enough features to convince yourself you’re on a professional training squad. If you know how to use them

Garmin edge 820 review

Buy the Garmin Edge 820 from Wiggle

Strava Premium

Strava Premium adds features to a rider’s online and outdoor experience

Strava Premium is a subscription service that offers a few features we regularly use. One such feature is Route Builder, which uses Strava’s enormous database to suggest routes based on what’s popular with cyclists.

For example, a rider can just click on the map from here to there, and Strava will fill in the route based on what cyclists ride. It’s handy for riding in new areas. It’s not always perfect, but it’s a heck of a lot better than just eyeballing a route.

Checkout this guide on how to create routes in Strava route planner

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Buy Strave Premium from Wiggle

Garmin Vector 2 powermeter

The Vector 2 was recently reviewed by us, check it out here

Quantifying power is the easiest and best way to both train and to know whether or not the training is working.

Today there are scores of power meters on the market, with the likes but we think the Garmin Vector 2 are the best of the bunch and Pioneer offering relatively inexpensive access to watt measurement. Installation on many meters is fairly straightforward, but make sure you get one that is compatible with the target bike.

Garmin vector 2 powermeter pedals attached to a ultagra crank with Pod

Buy The Garmin Vector 2 from Wiggle

Wahoo KICKR SNAP Smart Turbo Trainer

Every serious road cyclist needs a smart turbo trainer for the winter months when its hard to get out

The Wahoo KICKR SNAP Smart Turbo Trainer shares the great features of the KICKR Smart trainer including power you can feel, app controlled resistance, and an open platform – all in a convenient wheel-on design.

The Wahoo KICKR SNAP comes with a one month free trial to Zwift, it’s also compatible with many popular training 3rd party Apps such as Kinomap, Virtual Training, BKOOL, and TrainerRoad

Wahoo kickr snap review

Buy the Wahoo Kickr snap from Wiggle

 

Toppeak Aero Saddle bag

Every cyclist needs a saddle bag to keep spare tubes, pumps and nutrition bars. Try this inexpensive option from Toppeak

Made with a high quality 1000 Denier Condura Plus material and featuring an expanding section for added storage. Unique, positive locking 2-piece rail fixer securely attaches bag to the saddle rails and allows you to remove it in seconds. Expands from 1.4 litres to 1.6 litres quickly and simply to provide plenty of storage for those ride essentials.

Toppeak aero saddle bag review

Buy the toppeak saddle bag from Wiggle

GoPro Hero 5 session

The GoPro Hero 5 Session turns on and starts recording with a single button press

Let’s face it, most rides are not worth capturing in every detail. However, sometimes riders do find themselves somewhere beautiful, and wouldn’t it be great if they could get some footage without a lot of fumbling around with buttons and menus?

Enter the Hero 5 Session. A single button press turns it on and starts recording. Press it again and it’s off.

4K video, voice control and a little blinking light to let users know it’s rolling.

Gopro hero session 5 review

Buy the Go Pro session from Chain Reaction Cycles

 

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