Table of Contents
- 1. STAN’S NOTUBES DART TOOL
- 2. TIMBER MOUNTAIN BIKE BELL
- 3. TUBOLITO S-TUBO MTB 29″ X 1.8-2.5″ TUBE
- 4. NITERIDER SWIFT 300 HEADLIGHT
- 5. WAHOO TICKR HEART-RATE MONITOR
- 6. FEEDBACK SPORTS CHAIN KEEPER
- 7. THE BLACK BIBS
- 8. DYNAPLUG CARBON RACER TUBELESS TIRE REPAIR KIT
- 9. ADDTOP PORTABLE SOLAR POWER BANK
- 10. MUC OFF TUBELESS PRESTA VALVES
- 11. BLACKBURN BIG SWITCH WRAP
- 12. PLUG INDUSTRIES BIKE CHAIN COFFEE MUG
- 13. PARK TOOL I-BEAM TOOL
- 14. WAHOO RPM CADENCE SENSOR
- 15. SUPACAZ FLY CAGE ANO
- 16. ‘THE ROAD TO SAN DONATO: FATHERS, SONS, AND CYCLING ACROSS ITALY’ BY ROBERT COCUZZO
- 17. YETI CYCLES WOMEN’S ENDURO GLOVES
- 18. TOPEAK RATCHET ROCKET LITE DX TOOL
- 19. POLAR BOTTLE BREAKAWAY INSULATED BIKE WATER BOTTLE – BPA FREE, CYCLING & SPORTS SQUEEZE BOTTLE
- 20. LEZYNE FLOW STORAGE ADAPTER
- 21. HIPLOK SPIN LOCK
- 22. UNTAPPED MAPLE SYRUP ATHLETIC FUEL
- 23. VIBRELLI UNIVERSAL BIKE PHONE MOUNT
- 24. ASCHER USB RECHARGEABLE BIKE LIGHT SET
- 25. HYDRO FLASK 24OZ STANDARD MOUTH WATER BOTTLE
- 26. K-EDGE SPORT COMPUTER MOUNT
- 27. BUFF ORIGINAL MULTIFUNCTIONAL HEADWEAR
- 28. KATE ASPEN BICYCLE BOTTLE OPENER
- 29. SKRATCH LABS SPORT HYDRATION DRINK MIX
- 30. WOOL AWESOME BIKE RIDING SOCKS
Cycling gifts has become a very popular sport over the years. People love riding bikes because they offer them a great way to exercise and get fit. If you want to gift someone who loves biking, then these are some of the best options out there.
Bicycles are a great way to stay fit and enjoy nature at the same time. They also provide a convenient means of transportation. In addition, they are eco-friendly and economical.
There are many types of bicycles available today. The type you choose depends on your budget and lifestyle. Here are some of the top choices.
1. Mountain Bikes: These are designed for off road use. They have wider tires that can handle rough terrain. Mountain biking makes it easier to ride in hilly areas.
2. Road Bikes: These are more common as compared to mountain bikes. They are usually found on roads and paths. Their tires are narrower than those used by mountain bikes.
3. Hybrid Bikes: These combine both road and mountain bike features. They are easy to maneuver and can be ridden indoors or outdoors.
4. Kids’ Bikes: There are different models available. Some are designed with safety in mind while others are meant for fun.
5. Electric Bikes: These are becoming increasingly popular. They are similar to hybrid bikes but do not require pedaling power. Instead, they are powered by batteries.
6. Cargo Bikes: These are perfect for carrying heavy loads. They are made from steel and come in various designs.
It is unnecessary to spend a lot of money while shopping for your favorite biker. You never know; maybe they’re in desperate need of basic items like a water bottle, a new bike seat, or perhaps a tire pump. It’s also possible that they’re seeking to upgrade their cycling gear with some new gloves (particularly now that the weather is becoming cooler) or perhaps some new shorts for increased protection on longer rides. Whatever the case, we’re certain that the cyclist in your life (whether pro or just starting) would appreciate receiving any gift from you—especially if it’s anything from our list.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most helpful, attractive, entertaining, and reasonably priced gifts for cyclists under $50, many of which we’ve personally tried and used. Take a peek and gift ideas now and get your New Year shopping done before the rush begins.
1. STAN’S NOTUBES DART TOOL
Tire plugs are nothing new, but the technology in Stan’s Dart represents a significant advancement. This cylindrical tool is perfect gift pre-loaded with a barbed plastic plug that may be swiftly pressed into a tire puncture to prevent further damage. Because of the barbs, the plug remains in place while you remove the insertion tool, and the flexible material adapts to the curves of the tire to produce a fast seal. If there is any additional plastic that pokes out when you get back up and riding, it will eventually wear away.
There will be no more bacon strips hanging out that you’ll have to cut after the ride and no more irritating bumps with every turn of the wheel if you’re riding a road cycle.
2. TIMBER MOUNTAIN BIKE BELL
A retractable clapper allows the Timber Bell to be quiet on the ascents and loud on the descents, depending on the situation. The fact that it isn’t loud enough for those who ride with their earphones in may not be a reason to drive like crazy, but it will reduce the number of surprises, making everyone’s day a little more pleasant.
3. TUBOLITO S-TUBO MTB 29″ X 1.8-2.5″ TUBE
Although tubeless tires have become popular in the off-road riding scene, this does not imply that tubes are no longer necessary. These, composed of a thermoplastic elastomer known as TPU, are far lighter than a normal tube and take up less than half the storage space.
Space in saddlebags is always in short supply, and they allow you to either use a smaller and lighter pack or carry additional replacements in the same bag that previously housed just one tube.
One of our weight-conscious editors is a favorite since they allow him to reduce the amount of weight he carries in his saddlebag on race day by around 100 grams. Tubolito also offers tubes for 27.5-inch wheels and road and gravel tubes, in addition to the 29-inch tube seen above, among other sizes.
4. NITERIDER SWIFT 300 HEADLIGHT
Even on roads and trails with no streetlights, this $300-lumen front light is bright enough to guide a bicycle home safely—one of our editors even used one in a cyclocross event. A full charge of the battery lasts 11 hours on the lowest setting.
5. WAHOO TICKR HEART-RATE MONITOR
This chest strap is equipped with both ANT+ and Bluetooth connection, as well as multi-point connectivity, allowing you to link with up to three devices at the same time if you so want.
It also can store up to 16 hours of data for later download and analysis, in case you decide to go on a ride without a computer. In addition, it is compatible with a plethora of third-party applications. We have no concerns about the comfortable, adjustable strap, and we particularly like the small profile.
6. FEEDBACK SPORTS CHAIN KEEPER
This ideal gift gadget keeps the chain tensioned when the wheel is removed from the bike—especially it’s useful when washing the bike since it allows for simple cleaning of the chain and drivetrain while the wheel is removed. The fact that it keeps the chain from flopping about makes it ideal for transportation.
7. THE BLACK BIBS
We were doubtful that a pair of shorts for $40 could be that nice. However, the Black Bibs received our Gear of the Year title in 2019 not just because of their affordability but also because they routinely outperform shorts that cost six times as much.
They’re quite straightforward—there are no fancy materials or innovative cuts—and that’s exactly why we like them. They are made completely of basic, black Lycra with mesh straps and wide bands of leg grippers at the cuffs, and they don’t seem to be anything special on the outside. Even after over a year of wearing the Black Bibs, one tester continuously chooses them as his first choice.
8. DYNAPLUG CARBON RACER TUBELESS TIRE REPAIR KIT
Despite weighing just 14 grams and being less than four inches in length, this little yet functional tool will be a welcome addition to the off-road weight weenie’s tool belt. When not in use, it can be tucked away in even the most overstuffed saddlebags, or it may be mounted to the bike using the cage-mount silicone holder for easier access when seconds matter.
And who wouldn’t like the fact that it is made of carbon? Additionally, if you find yourself using more than five plugs, you may buy extra plugs to supplement your collection.
9. ADDTOP PORTABLE SOLAR POWER BANK
Give the gift of a fully charged battery to your favorite day-tripper or bikepacker: Powered by solar energy, this portable machine provides power to two devices at the same time. It’s about the size of a big smartphone when folded, but it reveals four solar panels when unfolded.
10. MUC OFF TUBELESS PRESTA VALVES
These anodized aluminum tubeless valve stems are the ideal gift stuffer for any rider who grew up in or around the 1990s (or even before). Designed to be installed quickly and easily using a 4mm Allen wrench, they come with three different rubber stoppers compatible with virtually all rim profiles. They also include a machined aluminum valve-core removal tool. The best part is that the stems are available in a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find the perfect one to jazz up your hoop earrings.
11. BLACKBURN BIG SWITCH WRAP
This wrap accommodates a tool (included), a 29er tube, CO2, and a tire lever in one convenient package. The sturdy strap and grippers keep the bundle in place, while the broad strap keeps it in place beneath almost any seat.
12. PLUG INDUSTRIES BIKE CHAIN COFFEE MUG
Those who like the aesthetics of mechanical devices will appreciate this one of gifts for cyclists and unique cup constructed of bicycle chain links.
13. PARK TOOL I-BEAM TOOL
This very effective multitool is great for riders who want to travel light and carry a little gear. The small toolkit comprises hex wrenches in sizes 3-6mm and an 8mm wrench, a flathead screwdriver, a T-25 Torx wrench, a tire lever, two spoke wrenches and a chain tool. It also includes a chain tool.
14. WAHOO RPM CADENCE SENSOR
With the ability to measure real-time cadence, this convenient gadget connects simply to a shoe or bike crank (mounts for both are provided) and syncs wirelessly with your iPhone, Android, or cycling computer through Bluetooth. Zwift and TrainerRoad, two popular indoor training apps, are also compatible with the device.
15. SUPACAZ FLY CAGE ANO
If you know a rider who has a beautiful bike frame but a beaten-up plastic cage, consider gifting them this anodized metal bottle cage to give them a facelift. Cages are available in a plethora of colors to compliment almost any frame.
16. ‘THE ROAD TO SAN DONATO: FATHERS, SONS, AND CYCLING ACROSS ITALY’ BY ROBERT COCUZZO
Originally published as a story of favorite cyclist in the pages of our print magazine, The Road to San Donato has now been made available on our internet here. During a 425-mile bike journey across Italy, the author and his 64-year-old father set out to reconnect with their family’s past, chronicled in this adventure book.
17. YETI CYCLES WOMEN’S ENDURO GLOVES
You don’t have to be an enduro racer to enjoy these brightly colored and functional gloves. Whether you’re riding in hot weather or want to add a splash of color to your outfit, they will keep your hands cool and protected while also assisting you in maintaining a stronghold on your handlebar.
18. TOPEAK RATCHET ROCKET LITE DX TOOL
Although multitools are very useful, they may be difficult to operate in confined spaces or when more torque is required to dislodge a stubborn fastener. This tiny ratchet is a clever solution that might result in repairs and adjustments being completed more quickly. It includes hex wrenches with widths of 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm, T10 and T25 Torx wrenches, a Phillips screwdriver, and two tire levers, among other things. After all of that, it is still tiny enough to fit into a hip pack or hydration pack.
19. POLAR BOTTLE BREAKAWAY INSULATED BIKE WATER BOTTLE – BPA FREE, CYCLING & SPORTS SQUEEZE BOTTLE
The one of affordable gifts is 24-ounce Polar Bottle has triple-wall insulation, which keeps water cold for twice as long as conventional bottles. However, in real life (particularly when pre-chilled before using), the Breakaway performs well in the summer heat (especially when pre-chilled in the freezer before using). The same insulating features that keep beverages cool in the summer also protect them from freezing in the winter, and we’ve routinely cycled for well over two hours in sub-freezing weather with these bottles before we ran out of ice to drink. Pro tip: Run hot water through the Breakaway for a few minutes to preheat it. Then discard it and replace it with warm tap water instead of cold water from the fridge while you’re preparing your drink to serve. This bottle is devoid of BPA and phthalates and can be washed in the dishwasher as an added benefit.
20. LEZYNE FLOW STORAGE ADAPTER
Anyone who leaves home without a flat repair kit should be ashamed, yet most of them take up valuable space in a jersey or saddlebag. A bottle bosses mount used instead, letting the rider utilize this Lezyne system with or without a bottle cage, according to their preference. Whatever option you choose, it comes with two tire irons, a CO2 head, CO2 cartridges, and a multitool as standard.
21. HIPLOK SPIN LOCK
Unlike most other bike lock(s) on the market, the Hiplok Spin is more comfortable to wear while riding than others. It also accommodates lower waists (down to 26 inches) than many comparable models and larger waists (up to 44 inches) than many similar models. Even though its 6mm hardened steel chain and reinforced shackle are smaller than larger chains, it is substantial enough to deter casual plunderers. An adjustable hook-and-loop clasp makes it simple to put on and take off without the need to unlock it.
22. UNTAPPED MAPLE SYRUP ATHLETIC FUEL
When it comes to fueling a ride, a fast injection of maple syrup is a terrific option for bike maintenance from competitive riders to recreational enthusiasts and everyone in between. They are convenient to open while riding, and the contents are tasty both on their own and when mixed with a cup of boring gas station coffee.
23. VIBRELLI UNIVERSAL BIKE PHONE MOUNT
Keep your phone high and dry with this convenient bike mount, rather than tucking it into a hard-to-reach pocket or a purse strap. The screen can be rotated and adjusted to any angle thanks to the flexible design, and the adjustable clamps and strong silicone bands keep phones of all sizes securely in place as well.
24. ASCHER USB RECHARGEABLE BIKE LIGHT SET
We routinely obtained more than 10 hours of run time from these lights, and we love them since they allow us to ride for many hours on a single charge securely. Even better, these batteries don’t degrade rapidly; we’ve had ours for more than a year and haven’t had to replace them. In addition, the micro USB charging connector features a rubber cover, so you won’t have to be concerned if you get caught in the rain when charging your phone.
25. HYDRO FLASK 24OZ STANDARD MOUTH WATER BOTTLE
This is not the kind of bottle that a cyclist would want with them on the ride since it is lightweight and simple to drink from. The super-insulated vessel will be their go-to for keeping their coffee hot or water cold in the vehicle while they’re out for a ride.
26. K-EDGE SPORT COMPUTER MOUNT
The machined aluminum Sports Mount has all the features that we like about K-computer Edge’s mounts. In this configuration, a Garmin is placed elegantly in front of the bar and line with the stem. Also of note is that, unlike other mounts, the Sport’s insert can be replaced if it becomes damaged.
27. BUFF ORIGINAL MULTIFUNCTIONAL HEADWEAR
A Buff, which can be used as a scarf, headband, or helmet liner and may even be used as a face covering, is a wonderful investment for anybody who does not already have one in their wardrobe. When you need to, the elastic polyester microfiber is simple to draw up over your mouth and nose, and it wicks away moisture to keep them dry and comfortable.
28. KATE ASPEN BICYCLE BOTTLE OPENER
One of the quirky items in Kate Aspen’s collection is a bottle opener in a bicycle-style. And, at $6, it’s a relatively inexpensive present for any rider on your shopping list. Pairing the gift with a couple of high-end beers can help it seem more substantial to the recipient.
29. SKRATCH LABS SPORT HYDRATION DRINK MIX
What began as a homemade answer to the need for a lower-sugar, all-natural sports drink has become a well-known brand. Skratch Labs provides a tasty alternative to hydration, and with flavors such as passionfruit and matcha, there are choices to keep taste buds from becoming fatigued as well. Its formula is specifically developed to replenish precisely what is lost as a result of excessive perspiration.
30. WOOL AWESOME BIKE RIDING SOCKS
For less than the cost of a six-pack of IPA, you can buy a comfortable pair of cycling socks with adequate compression that will withstand repeated washings without pilling, fraying, or turning into a ball of scratchy fibers in the process. Even better, you’d be able to show your support for one of the few Black-owned bike firms out there today.