I must admit, even as a cyclist it is not easy to buy Christmas and birthday gifts for such a unique and quirky breed. Many non cyclists can’t relate to our obsession of being lycra clad, shaving our legs, wattage figures and riding indoors like a hamster on a Ferris wheel. However, this disconnection shouldn’t foil you ability to better understand the needs of the cyclist on your Christmas shopping list. Here is a list of fool proof gift ideas that will sure to please even the pickiest cyclist this Christmas
Every cyclist knows that a clean bike is a fast bike! Even when riding Zwift indoors. Keeping your bike in pristine condition is a top priority, and provides another excuse for a cyclist to be with their bike. When it comes to keeping a bike in tip top shape, dish soap and WD-40 just won’t do.. However, Muc-Off has some great cleaning agents from their Equipment cleaner, Bio chain degreaser, C3 Ceramic lube, and the clever Sweat Protect anti-corrosion finishing spray. That product does wonders to protection your bike from the damage sweat can create when riding indoors
It is true that most cyclists had they’re bike fitted when they purchased it. However, if they were asked to straddle the top tube to check and see if the bike fits properly when they bought it, then they may want to investigate this area more thoroughly. Being comfortable and efficient can make or break the riding experience out on the road. We are all unique in our own right, and it is questionable that everyone can fit in the same mould when it comes to positioning on the bike. A Retul bike fitting using a 3D motion capture camera has resulted some of the biggest improvements to a riders overall experience on the bike, and is arguably the best bang for buck improvement that you can do to your bike. From the countless Retul fittings we have conducted, we have yet to see someone who’s position couldn’t benefit from some adjustments
Cyclists might be the only people on the planet who’s eyes light up when they unwrap a gift to reveal that it is a pair of socks. Similar to a business suit, socks anchor and are the focal point of every cyclists outfit. Socks are a statement and are taken seriously. There is no such thing as having to many pairs of cycling socks, and is arguably the safest best when shopping for a cyclist. Given the weather this time of year, it may not be a bad idea to pick up a pair of socks in the warmer variety, such as the Castelli Primaloft 15 socks. If your cyclist prefers the warm confines of indoor riding, then the Assos RS Socks are sure to please.
Perhaps the cyclist on your list is extra special, or has been really good this year… If that is the case, then there is no better way to spoil a cyclist and give the gift of Assos Equipe RS S9 bib shorts. Every time they suit up for a ride, these bib shorts will serve as a reminder of you, and your absolute admiration for them. The shear luxury and comfort of these shorts are second to none. The greatest feature of such a gift will be the undeniable look of joy on their face, and the feeling you will get knowing that you only provide the best.
Are you tired of the excuse that “ I got lost” when it comes to explanation you have been provided when your cyclist rolls up hours past when they should have been home? Well they will be running out of excuses if you place a Wahoo Elemnt Roam GPS cycling computer under the tree this Christmas. Why spoil the cycling adventures for them, when you can simply contain them to a certain time frame. It’s a win-win for all. The Wahoo Roam features a crystal clear 2.7”color display, long lasting battery, and an integrated mount design. Certainly one of the best computers on the market.
If it is just too risky when buying for the cyclist on your list, it is good to know that you can shield away any likelihood of disappointment with a Racer Sportif Gift Card. Available in any denomination that you so desire, and takes the stress off the confusion of what to buy, and places the steering wheel, or handlebar in the hands of the cyclist on your list. These are just a few of the many gift ideas we have in store and online. You can also give us a call, or stop on by to consult with one of our knowledgeable team members on some other great gift ideas.