For most cyclists, having the least amount of gear and weight on your body is critical for a safe and successful ride. But the fact of the matter is that riders do need gear, no matter how long or short the ride.
This can be true for riders ranging from the adventurous, off-road bikers who have made cycling their lifestyle to the bike-to-work commuters who just want to get from point A to point B more efficiently.
If you’re looking for some gift ideas for yourself or a cyclist in your life, we’ve got you covered.
From affordable gear that every cyclist needs to new tech that any biker would be thankful to receive, here are the 19 best cycling gifts for any and all riders.
Cycling computers are meant for serious bikers, and any serious biker will want the latest and best gear. The Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt GPS Bike Computer will download, pair (via Bluetooth connectivity), configure and ride to any bike via Wahoo’s free ELEMNT Companion App, which automates pairing and manages the configuration process for you.
With the Wahoo GPS that has a 5-hour battery life, you’ll be able to download any road or registered backcountry route and get step-by-step route notifications for a seamless ride. This package comes with a Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT, Integrated Aero Out-Front mount, stem mount and charging cable.
Since this gift item is on our list’s expensive side, it would work great as a Christmas gift or birthday present.
A simple, go-to gift idea that cyclists can take full advantage of, the Apple Watch is a great gift idea for a cyclist when they are riding and when they are doing day-to-day activities.
The Series 6’s main applications are the fitness tracker, voice assistant, elevation tracker, GPS and a heart rate monitor. Sound like something the rider in your life needs and wants every time they get out to ride? We think so.
For those not looking to buy an Apple watch, this Garmin Forerunner 735XT Bundle offers great gadgets made specifically for the adventurous and speedsters. The watch supports data for cyclists and has a state-of-the-art heart rate monitor.
If you connect the heart rate monitor with the bundled chest strap, they can work together to estimate your VO2 max and predict your race times. The watch will also automatically add your cycling workout to their Garmin Connect platform so you can track your rides, share with friends and compete with other riders to push your riding boundaries.
If they are going to need valves for their tires, why not make them stylish? These Muc Off Red Tubeless Presta Valves look great and come with a 4mm machined allen key slot for a quick and painless installation process plus an integrated valve core removal tool so that you can easily fill up with tubeless sealant.
The aluminum valves also specialize in preventing air from leaking over time Pro Bike Tool Mini Ratchet Tool Set.
A bike pump can be considered an essential item for those riding long distances, so to keep their tires firm and ready for the roads, we recommend the PRO BIKE TOOL Mini Bike Pump. Mini is in the name, and mini is what you’ll get. With all the power of a regular-sized pump in half the size, this lightweight tool can be strapped to the bike’s frame with the included pump bracket.
It can also be placed in a cycling jersey pocket or backpack if you don’t want to strap it to the bike frame. This pump works with both the threaded Presta and Schrader tire valve types.
Have you ever watched the cyclist in your life try to prop their bike against a wall or try to balance their bike with one hand while they try to make repairs with the other hand?
If so, then you’ll want to save them from unnecessary struggling and get this lightweight Bikehand Bike Repair Stand.
The stand will work for any mountain or road bike and tire size with a simple adjustment to the stand’s frame and the attached clamp. After being successful on the market for over 10 years, it’s no wonder this stand is Amazon’s choice for the best bike stand, too.
Cyclists will ride in any condition, so make sure they don’t come home with a muddy or wet back by adding the Ass Savers Bicycle Saddle Mudguard to their list of bike gear. Once you place the guard on the back of the bike seat, riders won’t have to worry about the debris that flys around behind them and can focus on the road ahead.
It’s funny to think about seeing a rider come home after a long day of riding with a wet bum, but it can actually be harmful to riders and cause a rash in really wet or muddy situations. Ass Savers has modified their mudguards into their fourth generation and were the first-ever mudguards to be used by professional, competitive cyclists in UCI World Tour.
These cycling glasses from Hubo Sports come with an additional transparent lens, yellow night riding lens, clear pink lens and black polarized lens that can be easily attached to the frame of the glasses.
Technically, you’re getting five shades for the price of one! The lightweight frame and adjustable nose pad also make this an all-around great choice for any rider to wear no matter when and where they decide to ride.
Almost all bikes are expensive. So, your rider will want to protect their gear with the best bike lock possible. Reader, meet the Via Velo Bike U Lock with Cable. This industrial-grade bike lock can withstand almost any and all weather conditions and the hexagonal PVC cover resists corrosion from water, dust and dirt to prolong your lock’s life.
The sturdy frame of the main lock will be enough to keep your bike safe and secure, but the added cable will give you additional protection and peace of mind when you have to leave your bike outside for a while—worried about losing the key?
Via Velo has a program in which you can register your bike lock with a unique code, so if the key is lost, you can share the code with them and they will send you a brand new key. If your rider is looking for the most trusty lock, this is your best bet.
If the rider in your life doesn’t have space to store a bike, then this wall mount from Cycloc Endo will be the next best thing. It’s super simple to install on the wall, protects your wall from rubber marks with the included contact pads and comes in multiple colors to match any room. What more could someone ask for in a biking gift?
If your rider CAN store their bike on the floor of their room, then they will want this Velo Sock Bicycle Indoor Cover. It protects the bike from any household damage while also protecting your home from a dirty mountain bike or grime-filled road bike.
This cover is also ideal for protecting a bike during transportation, whether it’s to their next biking destination or heading to the bike shop.
Not only does this BV Bicycle Strap-On Bike Saddle Bag offer lightweight bikepacking, but it also has 3M Scotchlite reflective trim and a tail light hanger to work with bike lights to protect the rider and help cars or other vehicles spot the rider in hard-to-see conditions.
The mesh pocket is perfect for any items the rider needs with them at all times, plus it has a key clip to keep your car or house keys in place so you don’t have to worry about them falling out or bouncing around in the saddlebag.
Staying hydrated while riding is vital for the most enjoyable experience possible. This KUYOU Hydration Pack allows riders to bring two liters of water with them for their rides in a small, convenient bladder that is held on a rider’s back through comfortable mesh straps.
The pack also has one external mesh pocket for small items like keys, wallet, iPhone or storage for a shed layer.
Riding a bike is a taxing activity for any level of rider, so make sure they have the best water bottle for their bottle cage with this CamelBak Podium Bike Water Bottle.
Designed specifically for bikes, this squeeze bottle has been optimized for cage-fit and is BPA-free. If they don’t want to carry a hydration pack on their back, then this is the way to go.
Made from high elastic LYCRA and knitted mesh fabric, these MOREOK Cycling Gloves are perfect for any mountain biker. The anti-slip suede on the palm and special elastic fabric patch on the wrist makes any ride comfortable and secure in terms of grip.
Before your loved one begins their mountain biking expedition, make sure they have the gloves they need to keep their hands on the handlebars for those hard-to-control moments.
Your head should always be protected when using a bike, and this Schwinn Thrasher Bike Helmet is one of the best, most affordable options on the market.
The Schwinn 360° comfort comes with a dial-adjustable fit system that’s partnered with full-range padding for the best customized and protected fit. The 20 top air vents also help with ventilation so the rider stays cool and protected for their rides.
Anything can happen while a rider is out on the road. Make sure they are prepared with the Crankbrothers M19 Multi-Tool + Case that comes with 19 different tools plus a tool flask. This 7-ounce tool kit is the perfect gift for any cyclist because it can fit into their biking bib pocket or pack without taking up tons of space and is designed to be easy-to-use in any sticky situation.
What makes it so great for bikers?
The four-spoke wrench sizes and universal chain tool can be used on almost all bikes and comes in handy when a rider needs a quick tune-up or adjustment while out and about.
Seeing a bicyclist on the road can be tricky during the day but becomes a serious hazard at night. To protect car drivers and the biker in your life, fit their ride with a reliable Bicycle Headlight. This rechargeable one from Victagen will work for any biking situation but was specifically designed for bikers in urban environments.
The light’s flat beam shape is intended to be clearly visible for car drivers while not blinding the oncoming traffic. The headlight is water-resistant and can last up to four hours on a full charge.
Your phone can be used as a navigation tool, a source of music or a way to stay in touch with a riding crew when out on the road. It’s never safe to take your eyes off the road, so the Bone Bike Tie 2, Universal Bike Phone Mount can help prevent that.
By strapping this lightweight yet sturdy silicone mount onto the handlebar, a rider can have their mobile device in their line of sight to give them the tools they need on their phone in the safest way possible.
Ready to Ride?
Be the best partner, friend or gift giver by getting the cyclist in your life ready for the Tour de France with these 19 cycling gifts.
No matter if the rider in your life has been cycling forever or they just started with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a gift on there that they need for the best riding experience possible.
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The 19 Best Gift For Any Cyclist In Your Life:
- Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt GPS Bike Computer
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Garmin Forerunner 735XT Bundle
- Muc Off Red Tubeless Presta Valves
- PRO BIKE TOOL Mini Bike Pump
- Bikehand Bike Repair Stand
- Ass Savers Bicycle Saddle Mudguard
- Cycling Glasses
- Via Velo Bike U Lock with Cable
- Cycloc Endo – Elegant Wall Mount Bike Storage Rack
- Velo Sock Bicycle Indoor Cover
- BV Bicycle Strap-On Bike Saddlebag
- KUYOU Hydration Pack
- CamelBak Podium Bike Water Bottle
- MOREOK Cycling Gloves
- Schwinn Thrasher Bike Helmet
- Crankbrothers M19 Multi-Tool + Case
- Bicycle Light USB Rechargeable Super Bike Headlight
- Bone Bike Tie 2, Universal Bike Phone Mount for Handlebar
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