Trying to figure out what gift to buy a cyclist at Christmas is an unenviable task. Each has their own set-up and much of what they need is either specialist or technical, so it’s easy to buy the wrong thing.
This is where The Hub swoops in, like the proverbial Yuletide elf, to help you pick a gift every cyclist will be glad to unwrap on Christmas morning.
We’ve got ideas for those shopping for specialist riders (roadies, mountain bikers, commuters, or BMXers) and options if you’re unsure (don’t care) what type of cycling they do. Here are some of our favourite ideas.
Maybe you’re not that close, maybe they don’t talk about cycling much (as if…), or maybe they do a little bit of everything. Either way, if you’re looking for a catch-all solution to your cycling gift travails, here are some get-out-of-jail-free cards that’ll save your seasonal bacon.
Ah, the classic parry to potential present pitfalls. Available from £10-£100 at Chain Reaction Cycles, that special cyclist in your life will be delighted to see this magical ticket to bike-stuff bliss.
Every cyclist gets their bike dirty. If they don’t, they’re not doing it right. This Muc-Off 5 Cleaning Brush Set is a great gift that’ll help them put the shine on their steed, and show off their passion in the best light. It also takes much of the hard work out of cleaning the frame and components, a Christmas wish for all cyclists.
A mini-tool is a biking essential and every cycling home should have one. This model features 18 tools and will be the perfect addition to their growing collection of bike-related equipment.
Cyclists love pizza, probably a little bit too much. This Penny Farthing-style pizza cutter will help remind them that every slice makes getting up those hills a little bit harder.
The common-or-garden roadie appreciates the finer things in life, making gift choice tougher than a 29% gradient. Here are a few ideas that should put you on the road to their good books.
Among roadies, eyewear is key. These Oakley Flight Jacket specs are spec’d to impress and will channel the pro-spirit in every rider.
Rapha are known for their stunning clothing that perform even better than they look. A special treat for any female cyclist.
Clean bikes go faster. It’s something every cyclist knows. This Matte Detailer from Crankalicious will ensure their bike has more sparkle than the Christmas tree.
They may be constantly caked in dirt and hobbling from a variety of injuries, but mountain bikers love their sport more than Santa himself. Check out these choices to make your MTB bud forget their shooting pains.
If the bike isn’t dirty, were they even at the trail? A good washer will be a marked improvement in the quality of life of your mountain biking buddy.
You can’t really have enough shorts as a mountain biker and these Nukeproof Nirvanas will be a major upgrade to the wardrobe of the rider in your life.
Every mountain biker will ogle these goggles. Fresh goggles are always a great addition to the MTBer’s closet and these Fox Racing specimens will make any biker misty-eyed on Christmas morning.
Tech is a huge part of modern cycling, and riders love little more than unwrapping the latest gadget. Here’s a couple of ideas that’ll fry their festive circuits with seasonal joy.
Whether they’re a mountain warrior or an aero road renegade, the Elemnt Bolt is a cycling computer packed with features for all disciplines.
For the conscientious cyclist, a heart monitor opens a new world of data and analysis. It’s also a great addition for those who spend a lot of time on the indoor trainer. Their heart is sure to skip a beat when the open this bad boy on Christmas morning.
The choice of Christmas gifts at Chain Reaction Cycles is huge. Here are some more options for BMXers, and a link through to our list of best selling items where you’ll find great ideas for the commuter.