Cycling might be an expensive sport, but we managed to select some great stuffers that are all under $50. Yes, really.
GU Stroopwafels$22.50, for 16-count box 1 of 20
Enjoyed on a ride or with your regular morning coffee, GU's Stroopwafels come in two winter flavors you'll definitely want to wake up to in your stocking on Christmas morning. It might be cold in the saddle during your winter rides, but a taste of Campfire S'Mores or the Hot Chocolate stroopwafel will warm you up—or at least give you the illusion of warmth—until you can hop off and get yourself the real thing.
Blackburn Honest Digital Pressure Gauge$24.99 2 of 20
Blackburn's new digital pressure gauge sports the tagline, "way more accurate than a squeeze," and for those who've burped a tire on the last lap of a cyclocross race while chasing the podium—yes, we're still bitter—this gauge is an absolute must-have. The design is super compact, and an audible chime lets you know when it's powered on and when pressure is registered. Because the difference between 15 psi and 17 psi is the difference between losing grip in the final turn, and raising your arms on the top step of the podium, am I right?
The Hardmen: Legends and Lessons from the Cycling Gods$19.21 3 of 20
"They say a Cyclist is measured not by skill in riding a bicycle, but by their ability to suffer," writes Frank Strack, founder of cycling superblog Velominati.com. That distinctive perspective threads through every captivating chapter in the Velominati's new book The Hardmen: Legends and Lessons from the Cycling Gods, which recounts epic tales of 40 heroic cyclists who unapologetically adhere to Rule No. 5 with bravery, panache and, as the Velominati would say, the "Perfect Amount of Dumb." Add this one to your gift list for a fresh dose of offseason inspiration.
Tubolito Tube Replacements$35 4 of 20
We all know not to set out for a ride without an extra tube packed away. But if weight is an important factor for you, say hello to Tubolito's tube replacements, which are 65 percent lighter than other similar brands. But don't let the decreased weight fool you—these tubes are still durable thanks to their new design, giving you peace of mind while you're on the road, trail or in the backcountry.
Lizard SkinsFrom $41.00 5 of 20
Chances are, your cyclist's bar tape is way past its due date. But rather than replacing it with any old tape, give them the best by choosing one of Lizard Skin's variety of options. Not only are the designs pretty awesome, the tape is super comfortable, too. Tested at Paris-Roubaix, Lizard Skins comes in a number of different thicknesses, ensuring the perfect feel no matter what surface they're riding on (cobbles, anyone?).
Topeak Mini 18 Multi-Tool$34.95 6 of 20
When on the bike, size matters, and that applies to the tools you bring along, too. So if you're looking to save as much weight as possible, why would you lug along a big multi-tool when you could tote Topeak's mini version? It squeezes 18 functions (yes, you read that right) into one compact size, and it miraculously weighs only 182 grams. This one's a no-brainer.
Le Tour de France 600ml Water Bottle$9 7 of 20
If your favorite cyclist is a fan of the pros and wants a souvenir from the biggest event in cycling, you can't go wrong with a water bottle sporting the most iconic color in cycling. This Le Tour de France bottle holds 600 ml of liquid and is marked with the official logo; plus, it will fit in just about any bottle cage without fear of rattling or falling out.
Rollga Activator 3in1 Helo Massage Ball$9.99 8 of 20
Rollga's Helo is like a massage ball, trigger point ball and mini foam roller all in one. The smooth side can flush out any lingering tension, similar to a trigger point ball, and the tiny nodes on the opposite side will work on any fascial scarring you might be experiencing. Finally, the wavy sides act as a miniature foam roller, so you can really hone in on soreness. With the Helo, there's no need to lug around a whole bag's worth of recovery tools.
Plus, there's a free app available for download that showcases various exercises for the Helo, ensuring you use the product to its full potential.
Showers Pass Crosspoint Classic$34 9 of 20
Say goodbye to soggy socks after that unexpected thunderstorm catches you in the middle of a ride. Showers Pass' lightweight, waterproof socks live up to their billing thanks to three layers of protective material. A wear-resistant knit exterior, a waterproof, breathable Artex membrane and a Coolmax FX moisture-wicking anti-bacterial lining all work together to keep your feet nice and dry, without feeling too constricted.
Skratch Labs Hydration Mix$19.50, 20 oz. resealable bag 10 of 20
If you're going to take in nutrition on the bike or before a big race, why drink something with a bunch of added junk that won't help you toward your goals? Luckily, Skratch Labs created a sports nutrition mix without any added coloring, artificial sweeteners, synthetic flavoring or other excess chemicals. We're especially big fans of their apples and cinnamon flavor, which is made to be served hot and tastes just like your favorite holiday apple cider—perfect for winter riding.
Slime Tube Sealant$6.99, 8 oz. bottle 11 of 20
Imagine going out on your next ride and not worrying about flats. While Slime's Tube Sealant can't prevent punctures from popping up, it can seal the tread area of your tire in a flash—and for up to two years. The escaping air from the puncture actually helps the process, as it forces particles from the sealant into the opening where they build up, forming a long-lasting plug. Who wouldn't want a little slime in their stocking this holiday season?
38 Miles Per Burrito Bike T-Shirt$16.99 12 of 20
It's pretty much forbidden to wear your cycling kit off the bike—plus, walking around in cycling shoes ain't easy! But that doesn't mean you need to step away from cycling altogether when it comes to street clothes. Sporting this funny T-shirt ensures those around you remember you're really into cycling and burritos. But if this design's not your style, we have 27 more for you to choose from.
Christmas Bamboo Bicycle Tree Decoration~$15.99 13 of 20
If your family tradition includes adding a new ornament to the tree each year, what better choice than a handcrafted one that shows off your love of two wheels? Shipping in a pack of four bikes, these ornaments are the gift that keeps on giving—because you can share the love with some of your closest cycling buddies, too.
Road iD Stretch$19.99 14 of 20
Probably the most important thing a cyclist can take with them on a ride is some form of identification in case of an accident. While a piece of paper with emergency contact info can get soaked with sweat, Road iD houses all the information a medical professional might need in one compact silicon bracelet. Plus, you can create an online profile at MyRoadID.com to input more facts about yourself in case of emergency. With 12 different colorways and two faceplates, you're bound to find an option that you'll actually want to wear on the road.
Specialized KEG Storage Vessel$13 15 of 20
Looking to bring along a few extra tools but don't have room on the bike? Specialized's KEG Storage Vessel is shaped just like a water bottle, meaning it can fit right in your bottle cage and hold key equipment like patches, extra tubes or CO2 cartridges. The container is 16 oz. and has a wide opening, so not only can you fit items in the bottle, you can get them out, too.
CamelBak Podium Big Chill$15 16 of 20
One of the most popular cycling bottles on the market, CamelBak's Podium Big Chill not only keeps your water cold long after you hop in the saddle, but also features an easy-squeeze design that's perfect for sipping on the go. The bottle, which stays cold twice as long as others, has a self-sealing Jet Valve that eliminates spills and leaks and is also 100-percent free of BPA, BPS and BPF. And since water bottles tend to disappear like socks in a washing machine, you can't go wrong by stuffing one in your cyclist's stocking this holiday season.
Blackburn Tradesman Multi-Tool$29.99 17 of 20
All multi-tools are not created equal, and Blackburn's new Tradesman will have you swapping the old one out of your saddle roll like yesterday's biscuits. The biggest difference here is in the quick link department—the Tradesman has storage for a spare link, plus a tool that allows you to safely and quickly split quick links on the trail. Add to that a handy disc pad spreader, and the recipient of this gift will be able to fix just about anything a ride throws their way.
Le Tour de France Bicycle Cap$28 18 of 20
While it's against The Rules to wear a cycling cap off the bike, this one makes for a great pick-me-up while you're out on a ride. With this cap, you can rep one of the greatest sporting events in the world, and with five color options, including black honeycomb and classic yellow, any cyclist would want to find one of these in their stocking this Christmas.
Shanti BarsPrices Vary 19 of 20
Inspect the label of your favorite protein bar, and you'll probably find a list of hard-to-pronounce artificial ingredients that aren't doing your body any good. That's where Shanti comes in.
These bars are 100 percent raw, organic, vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, plant-based, Paleo and Kosher certified—did you get all that? And they pack up to 17 grams of protein to boot. We found the flavors to be surprisingly tasty, especially the coconut (called the "Boost" bar), which contains ingredients like almonds, dates, coconut and sea salt. With no refined sugars and no preservatives, it's going to be hard to reach for anything else in your jersey pocket.