You don’t need us telling you, but Christmas is rapidly approaching. The tree and decorations are probably up and you’ve most likely started, or even done all of your Christmas shopping. If you’re still wondering what to get for the cyclist in your life, here is a roundup of gift ideas costing under £100.
For a roundup of gift ideas costing under £25 have a read of this article.
Fabric is the new brand from the creators behind Charge Bikes, and they’ve landed with a smart range of saddles. The Scoop is a really comfortable saddle that will suit most cyclists and it’s available in a choice of widths and shapes to suit just about all tastes. I’s available in a number of rail and base combinations, this £59.99 model combines hollow titanium rails and a nylon base for a 238g weight. If you want to blow the budget you can indulge the cyclist in your life with a £169.99, 182g, carbon fibre base and rail model.
Arm and knee warmers are really a staple of any cyclists wardrobe year-round, and when they’re made from luxuriously soft merino wool, as these Rapha ones are, they’re toasty warm on a blustery winters day. The best thing about arm and knee warmers is just how versatile they are, ideal for commuting under trousers or baggy shorts, or for wearing with bib shorts and short sleeve jersey when it’s not really cold enough for full winter kit.
Vulpine make it possible to look stylish on the bike with functional cycle clothing, and this Women’s Cycling Xmas Bundle includes a long sleeve merino tee, merino stripe socks and thermal storm cap that is guaranteed to put a smile on the lucky recipient of this present.
Give the gift of film this Christmas. No, not a DVD, but a GoPro so you can shoot and edit your own films, and with a range of bicycle and helmet mounts there are loads of options for filming some interesting shots. GoPro’s new Hero4 video camera is available in three versions with the cheapest setting you back just £99. It shoots in proper high definition though, 1080p at 30fps and the camera and waterproof case are now integrated.
Gift the gift of clipless pedals this Christmas. If your cycling mad partner are looking to clip into the world of clipless cycling pedals, these Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL pedals are a very good starting point. They’re really easy to use with easy engagement and disengagement, and the cleats are easy to fit to the shoes. They normally retail for £125 but we’ve seen them reduced to £78, making them a bit of a bargain.
This smart long sleeve jersey from Alé is ideal for winter riding. It’s made from fleece material with elasticated cuffs and three rear pockets, and a full-length main zipper. It could be worn over a long sleeve base layer on warmer days, or as a mid-layer under a jacket on colder rides.
The stylish Blink Steady rear light normally costs £115 but they’re currently discounted to the tune of 50%. The novel light comes from Brooklyn, New York following a successful Kickstarter funding campaign. It features a motion sensor to automatically switch on and off when you’re cycling.
Give the gift of tools… but not a power drill, a box of spanners and tyre levers for the cyclist wanting to get into home maintenance. Bicycles are beautifully simple with few mechanical parts, and with the right tools and a little instruction, anyone can service a bicycle at home. This Park Tool kit has everything you need to carry out the most basic jobs, and the toolbox keeps everything organised and to hand when you need it most.
There are lights, and then there are Exposure Lights, and this Flash and Flare set are great for the serious commuters who ride every day through all weather, because the lights are extremely reliable and very durable. They’re bright too, with a 110 lumen and 75 lumen output for the front and rear lights respectively.
Give the gift of Windstopper, a fantastic fabric for winter cycling for its wind-resistant properties and excellent insulation, and used in this very nice looking long sleeve jersey from Gore Bike Wear. Available in several colours, it’s got a full-length main zipper, a zipped rear pocket, dropped tail, tall close fit collar and lots of reflective details.
Castelli's Prima gloves are a grippy option for spring/autumn and you can operate all kinds of touchscreen with them, so you don't need to remove them to operate your phone if you want to stop and take a photo, send a tweet or reply to a message. The gloves are made from Coolmax polyester with long cuffs to keep your wrists draught-free and adorned with the red scorpion logo.
How about giving that special cyclist in your life a jersey from their favourite cycling website? It's available for men and women and in a race cut and this sport version, which has a more relaxed fit. It has a full-length main zipper, comfortable collar and sleeves, and three rear pockets.
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David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.