Coros LINX Smart Cycling Helmet$200 1 of 18
Named "Gear of the Show" at Interbike by Outside Magazine, Coros' LINX helmet is the world's first to utilize open-air bone conduction for in-ride audio. What does that mean, exactly? Well, it means your cyclist will be a whole heck of a lot safer than they would be with earbuds in, as bone conduction allows you to hear traffic and the environment, while still tuning in to music or ride data. A smart remote mounts easily to your handlebars to allow hands-free control, and the helmet even includes an emergency alert system triggered when the G-sensor senses significant impact. Set-up is simple, the design is low profile and the safety features are unmatched.
UAG Metroplis Series iPhone 7 Case$40 2 of 18
Urban Armour's new iPhone 7 case is the perfect ride companion for the cyclist in your life. The featherlight case has an impact resistant core, boasts easy credit card storage and touchscreen access and is made of an easy-grip, water resistant Frogskin Technology material. In other words, it won't weigh your cyclist down, and they won't drop it taking an in-ride selfie. But if they do? The Metropolis meets military drop-test standards.
Garmin Edge 820$400 3 of 18
Does the cyclist in your life already have a GPS device? No matter, they still need the latest from Garmin's Edge line, the new 820. This device combines the best of the Edge 520 and the Edge 1000, plus loads of new features you can't find anywhere else. We could spend all day extolling all the nifty upgrades (and the cyclist you're shopping for probably already has), but a few of the standouts include:
-Group tracking so you can find your buddies when you get dropped pull away from the pack
-Pre-loaded navigation maps with turn-by-turn directions
-Built-in incident detection that will notify a contact in case of emergency
-A capacitive touch display that works even when you're wearing gloves
-Strava integration so you know your ride really happened
-Battery saving feature that lets you eek out the last bit of juice on a long ride
-Every metric you can possibly imagine, including suffer score, VO2 max and recovery advisor
In short, the Edge 820 is the complete package, and well worth the price point. You can thank us later.
Chamois Butt'R Embrocation Cream$20 4 of 18
Embrocation cream is a cyclist's secret weapon for winter riding. Developed in collaboration with pro cyclists, the muscle warming cream seals exposed skin from the elements in cold and wet conditions, allowing you to wear shorts all year long. We tested the cream in temperatures as cold as 49 degrees Fahrenheit and found it non-greasy and water resistant and, with both warm and hot ranges, your muscles will be as warm as you want no matter the weather.
Brooks Limited Edition Pelago Stavanger$2,495 5 of 18
Ok ok, it's a little bit of a splurge. But seriously, HOW COOL IS THIS BIKE? A timeless design, contemporary specs, a double butted steel frame with multipurpose geometry and OH MY GOSH DID YOU SEE THE COPPER PLATED FORK? Oh yeah, and since Brooks created this as part of their 150th anniversary, the extremely limited edition bike (only 15 units were built) is fully loaded with a Brooks Swift saddle, full-size lightweight aluminum fenders and mounting points for racks, water bottles and other accessories. It's hand built and custom assembled, so please—watch your drool.
Pearl Izumi X-Project Elite, Amy D. Foundation Special Edition$275 6 of 18
Make a positive impact on the sport of cycling with this pair of limited edition mountain bike shoes. For every pair sold, Pearl Izumi will donate $100 to the Amy D. Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging and supporting young women through cycling. The shoe improves on the brand's X-Project sole platform, bettering its hikability and traction. The sole's new 3/4 carbon fiber shank offers more toe and heel flex, while maintaining a stiff pedaling platform.
Amy Alison Dombroski passed away tragically at age 26 while training abroad in Belgium. She was a versatile cyclist with U23 National Championship titles in road, mountain and cyclocross. In her short but full life, Amy touched the hearts of communities in the United States and Europe. Pearl Izumi's site also includes fundraiser jerseys and shorts, with 50 percent of the sales going directly to the foundation created in Amy D.'s honor.
Trigger Point NANO Foot Roller$25 7 of 18
Help your cyclist banish those pesky hot spots forever with this foam roller created specifically for the foot and forearm. Designed to mirror the feeling of massage therapist's fingertips, the NANO Foot Roller helps increase flexibility and relieve muscle aches and pains through myofascial release. Plus, you'll be off the hook for those nightly foot rubs, too.
Silca Seat Roll Premio$49 8 of 18
Some people say you can tell the skill of a cyclist merely by the size of his or her saddle bag and, while we don't subscribe to this sort of elitism, we do think seat rolls look really cool. Silca's new waterproof Seat Roll Premio is the first to use the Boa closure system, eliminating the hassle of Velcro and more traditional clasps. The three pockets are sized to hold two CO2 cartridges with regulator, a tube up to 700x45 and a multi-tool. The reflective cross-stitch quilting is also a thoughtful touch to keep your cyclist visible on the road.
Cycliq Fly12 HD Bike Camera and Light$349 9 of 18
There's so much to love about this device besides the obvious 1080p HD camera and 400-lumen light. The Fly12 has a 10-hour battery life, is weatherproof, integrates with Strava and has a bike alarm mode to keep your ride safe. It also comes equipped with incident video protection so if you're not able to download footage for any reason, Fly12 will protect it for you.
Epic Bike Rides of the World$35 10 of 18
Take in the sights and stories of 200 of the greatest rides on the planet in this beautiful hardcover book. Lonely Planet's collection has every kind of ride and route you could hope for, from family-friendly to sightseeing to epic adventures off the beaten path. And with destinations from France to Patagonia and everywhere in between, you'll want to go ahead and renew your passport.
Blackburn 2'fer Light$25 11 of 18
A cyclist's desire to be seen isn't just about showing off their newest kit and feeding their ego (though it doesn't hurt), it's also a matter of safety. If cars can't see you on the road, you're in danger. Make sure you're seen with Blackburn's compact, USB rechargeable 2'fer light. The 2'fer has a 60-lumen setting for the front of the bike and a 20-lumen setting for the rear, so drivers can see you from whichever direction you're most vulnerable.
Oakley Radar Pace Sunglasses$449 12 of 18
The steep price tag on the Radar Pace may seem like a lot for a pair of sunglasses, until you learn how much tech Oakley packed into these bad boys. The Radar Pace features a real-time, voice-activated coaching system powered by Intel Real Speech. Connect these smart trainer sunglasses to your heart rate monitor and power meter, and you'll be coached to peak performance on your next ride.
GU Salted Caramel Energy Gel (15 serving)$15 13 of 18
Cyclists need energy, and a lot of it, so skip those single serving packs and serve them up a bulk batch of energy-boosting GU. The salted caramel flavor is a holiday favorite (just ask the abominable snowman on the package) and using a refillable custom flask will save your athlete from having a jersey pocket full of empty, sticky gel packs.
Urban Cycling$15 14 of 18
Your favorite cyclist's coffee table will appreciate this stylish new book celebrating the rise of city cycling all over the world. Urban Cycling's beautiful photography and street-style cyclist profiles give voice to the vibrant culture and style of city cycling, from BMX to fixie to vintage and everything in between.
Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Care Kit$110 15 of 18
To a cyclist, a bike isn't just a bike; hell, it isn't even an investment. Bikes are part of the family, and you take care of family, which is why any cyclist will love the Ultimate Bicycle Care Kit. Featuring Muc-Off's award-winning bike cleaner, microcell sponge, soft washing brush, detailing brush, two-prong brush, microfiber cloth, drivetrain cleaner, bike spray and bio wet lube, this kit is basically a spa day in a box for your beloved bike.
Hot Chocolate Clif Energy Bars (12 count)$23 16 of 18
Stuff your cyclist's stocking with some delicious energy boosters. Clif is a classic when it comes to energy bars, and these seasonal flavors (also available in Iced Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie) are an extra tasty option. We're especially big fans of the hot chocolate flavor: It was just sweet enough to feel like a treat, but packed enough fiber and protein to keep us going.
Scrubba Weightless Wallets$10 and up 17 of 18
Your cyclist can kiss that dingy Ziploc bag goodbye with the Scrubba Weightless Wallet, an uber-light, uber-thin wallet made from upcycled moisture-resistant material. Slip it in your jersey pocket on your next ride and take pride in the fact that you're supporting the health and vitality of the planet and the people who enjoy it.