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2019 Christmas Gifts for Cyclists - Gadgets from cameras to lights, coffee machines to smart trainers and more

Lots of top gadgets from smart trainers to video cameras and coffee machines

Christmas looms ever closer but there’s still plenty of time to get the ultimate gadget for your cyclist-obsessed partner, friend or, whisper it, for yourself.

 

Wahoo Kickr KOM bundle £1,349.98

We reckon this has to be one of the ultimate gifts for the gadget-loving cyclist and the ideal way to combat winter conditions. The Kickr KOM includes a Kickr smart trainer with the Kickr Climb to provide the most realistic cycling experience, without leaving the warmth of the house.

GoPro Hero 8 camera £329

Record silky smooth video of your bike rides with the very latest GoPro Hero 8. The latest HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilisation ensures your recordings are velvety smooth no matter how rough the roads and the 4K video is crisp and sharp for reliving your best bike rides.

ETC Kochab 1000 Lumen Front Light £80

This is a very bright light with a solid clamp that is easy to use and does the job superbly, ideal for the cyclist determined not to let dark evenings prevent them from getting the miles in or commuting from the office to home.

Powerbeats Pro £189

Ignore the critics, sometimes it’s nice to listen to music when you’re cycling, it certainly helps the miles pass on a long solo ride. The Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones provide up to 9 hours of listening time, easy volume control and they’re sweat and water-resistant.

Fumpa miniFumpa £109

For the cyclist that has everything, they very likely won’t have one of these gems. The miniFumpa makes inflating tyres a breeze since it’s a tiny battery powered compressor that takes the effort out of pumping up tyres, small enough to fit in a jersey pocket and adequate charge for a handful of inflations.

Cycliq Fly6 CE Camera and Rear Light £169.99

Safety on the roads is a key issue these days. This novel light will not only ensure you're highly visible at night, but it also packs a camera to record any errant behaviour from other road users. It is pricey but it's easy to use and records great video quality and the run time is generous.

Rehook £12.99

Avoid getting dirty fingers when the chain drops off the chain ring with this nifty tool to get you back up and running in no time at all.

Rapha Travel Backpack £150

Something to put all your gadgets in when cycling to the office, this stylish bag from Rapha has loads of space divided into compartments and it’s waterproof with a big reflective stripe.

WingLights Mag Indicators £37.99

As seen on Dragons Den apparently, these small LED lights fit into the end of the handlebars and can be operated as indicators to hopefully alert other road users to your intentions.

Garmin Edge 530 £259.99

Give the gift of a Garmin this Christmas… The Edge 530 is the company’s very latest GPS computer and lets you do everything from planning a route, tracking all your important stats, compared recent efforts, sync structure workouts, and all with 20-hour battery life to keep you going on those long rides.

SKS Airchecker £21.99

Avoid running the incorrect tyre pressures, the SKS Airchecker is a well-made digital gauge that's quick to use.

Pro Bike Tool Mini Ratchet Tool Set £22.79

All cyclists like a good set of tools for tinkering on their bike, and this mini ratchet set is beautifully made with the ratchet makes working on bolts, especially those in tricky to get places, much easier.

Apple Watch £399

The Apple Watch can do many useful things when you’re riding, like telling you the time, monitoring your heart rate, pinging you messages and alerts to incoming calls that you might want to answer/ignore depending on who it is, and many more features thanks to apps like Strava, Endomondo, Cyclemeter and more.

Lezyne Femto USB Drive Pair £29

Lights are always a valuable gift for any cyclist and these compact lights are a useful set of backup safety lights. They’re easily chargeable via USB, are bright, long-running and affordable.

Muc-Off Pressure Washer £149.99

Cleaning bikes is a necessary chore at this time of year, but the Muc-Off Pressure Washer should make life much easier. Plug your hose pipe in, give it some power, and use the specially designed lance to clean your pride and joy without fear of damaging the bearings. This bundle includes a bag, snow foam lance, 1-litre wash and 1-litre concentrate cleaner.

Muc-Off X-3 Dirty Chain Machine £21.50

A little less expensive compared to the pressure washer, this is a useful way to get a chain back to its factory-new gleaming splendour.

Nespresso Coffee Machine £59.99

What cyclist starts a ride without a coffee? The Nespresso coffee machines might be frowned upon by coffee snobs, but when you’re in a rush to get out the front door and onto your bike, they are dead simple to use and super quick.

What cycling gadgets are you hoping to see under the Christmas tree?

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