While a shiny new bike under the tree is the gift of every kid’s dreams—and, let’s be honest, most cyclists, too—we’ve curated a list of things you’ll definitely want to add to your own holiday wish list.
Lululemon ABC Jogger$128 1 of 28
If your partner thinks he's cycling's greatest treasure, help him protect his, shall we say, jewels with these sleek joggers from Lululemon. The ABC literally stands for anti-ball crushing, which means they're specifically engineered to give the–a-hem–boys room to breathe. Add in the secure zip pocket and hidden phone sleeve, and they're the perfect companion to slide on after a hard ride.
Garmin Edge 1030$599.99 2 of 28
The Edge 1030 is Garmin's flagship GPS computer, and since bikepacking is, like, so hot right now, it makes sense that the three-year-old model was due for an update. At $599.99, you'd better really like the cyclist you're buying it for, but we can tell you first-hand that you'll be getting plenty of bang for your buck.
The highlights start with a huge 3.5-inch display that makes seeing and following your route easier than ever. Plus, the unit boasts new trendline popularity routing which leverages Garmin Connect user data to find the best cycling routes across road, mountain and gravel. In other words, if someone's pedaled down that farm road you've been eyeballing, it's likely reflected in the available routes.
Other cool features include rider-to-rider messaging with other 1030 users, so they'll always know when you need a nature break. More importantly, incident detection will notify friends and family if you crash. And, while the 1030 comes preloaded with maps, you also have the option to add even more with a weatherproof slot for microSD cards. Perhaps most importantly for those who like to ride long, Garmin pinpoints battery life for this beauty at 20 hours. Still not enough? You can attach a secondary battery pack, also sold by Garmin.
If the cyclist you're buying for isn't into building new routes or touring, however, you're better off going with the less expensive Garmin 820 ($399.99). It's also packed with many great features and it still allows for mapping, but is more focused on a compact aero design than the burly 1030.
Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor$49.99 3 of 28
Sure, the Wahoo Fitness TICKR heart rate monitor tells you how fast your heart is beating, but it does so much more. The dual band also calculates calorie burn during any type of activity and has Bluetooth technology that connects to most phones, GPS watches and bike computers. Plus, weighing in at only 8.5 grams without the strap, it's also one of the lightest training tools out there.
Zwift3-Month Subscription $30, 1-year Subscription $120 4 of 28
If the cyclist in your life spends a lot of time on the trainer every January, a subscription to Zwift is really the only gift worth giving. Essentially a virtual game for cyclists, Zwift makes time spent on the indoor trainer actually fun. No, really. After creating an avatar, you can ride across varying landscapes, see stunning scenery and pedal alongside thousands of other athletes of all levels, all in real-time. You can even gift the subscription with a personalized gift card that comes in four different designs.
Gore Windstopper Thermo Bike Gloves$69.95 5 of 28
Any cyclist who even thinks about riding in cold weather deserves a nice pair of gloves to keep their fingers warm while in the saddle—because, while not impossible, it's pretty difficult to ride with frostbite. GORE's Windstopper Thermo gloves are made just for this purpose. They're windproof, water-resistant, have thermal linings and are foam padded in the palms. Plus, they come with additional gel pads at the palm heels for comfort when gripping. The elastic cuffs ensure no chilly air will slip in between your jersey and gloves and reflective logos add one more level of defense when riding in low light.
Pearl Izumi Versa Barrier Jacket$140 6 of 28
Give Pearl Izumi's Versa Barrier jacket as a gift this holiday season, and you'll be just as thoughtful as its smart design. Packed with versatile features like hidden hand mitts, subtle reflective accents and a cozy hood, this all-weather layer works in wet or cold conditions; plus the fabric is both wind and water resistant, too, yet miraculously retains a soft feel. We especially love the foothills green colorway for men or women, on or off the bike.
Blackburn Chamber Tubeless Floor Pump$149.99 7 of 28
Tired of using an air compressor to seat your tubeless tires? Ask for the Blackburn Chamber Tubeless Floor Pump this Christmas and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. As simple as it is sleek, just pressurize the chamber, flip the switch and–voila!–air floods the tire and forces it to seal. The pump head works in Presta, Schrader and Dunlop valves, and the huge 2.75-inch gauge lets you easily read the pressure without stooping. Seriously, all of your tubeless tire problems are solved with this smart tool—all of which makes us question why Santa is still running tubies on his sleigh?
Walz Build-a-Cap$34.99 8 of 28
Build-a-Cap by Walz is perfect for any picky cyclist looking to add their own style to their next cycling cap. With a choice of designs and fabrics, including three-panel cotton, three-panel technical and four-panel cotton, as well as 18 colors, they've guaranteed a cap that's unique. Customize even more with two lines of embroidery at no extra cost. Whether you design it for someone special or let them design their own (gift cards are available), this is one gift every cyclist will want for the holidays.
SealSkinz Neoprene Halo Kevlar Overshoe$69.95 9 of 28
If you're looking for an overshoe to wear during winter rides, begin and end at SealSkinz. The Neoprene Halo Kevlar not only keeps your feet warm during chilly rides, it also provides more visibility for riding in low light. The neoprene fabric blocks wind and rain, and there's even a 4-lumen LED light with steady and flashing modes to ensure your safety—and it comes with an extra battery. The heel and toe have been reinforced from past models to make it last longer, and a silicone leg gripper keeps the overshoe in place on your foot.
Eddy Merckx Alphabet Poster$25 10 of 28
For the hardcore cycling nerd, Bicycling's Alphabet Poster is the best way to honor the man, the myth, the legend: Eddy Merckx. Made from 100-lb gloss stock paper and perfect for framing to add a bit of color to their home or office, this poster features a term for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet, as decided on by Merckx himself. You can't go wrong with this definitive A to Z guide of what it takes to be a great cyclist.
Restrap Commute Backpack~$171 11 of 28
If you commute to work on two wheels, the Restrap Commute Backpack is a bag you shouldn't leave home without. Available in a variety of sizes, from 10 liters up to 35, it fits everything you might possibly need for the work day ahead, without any discomfort. The internal laptop sleeve keeps your expensive gadgets safe, while waterproof fabric with antimicrobial padding ensures your possessions stay fresh and dry—even in the rain or summer heat.
Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear$20 12 of 28
Make sure your cyclist is equipped to survive their next ride without completely freezing with the Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear. Perfect for keeping your neck, face and head warm on a ride, the fabric is 100 percent polyester microfiber, providing a soft, wind resistant and moisture wicking barrier between you and Mother Nature's harshest elements. Plus, the Seam-Free construction means you won't have to worry about chafing.
Velochef$65 13 of 28
What you put into your body before, during and after a ride can affect your performance just as much as the time you spend training. Take a page out of four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome and Team Sky chef Henrik Orre's recipe book—literally. Velochef includes a whopping 80 recipes, accompanied by drool-worthy photography, all designed to take your riding to a delicious new level.
Specialized Torch 2.0 Road Shoes$150 14 of 28
Because of the materials used, cycling shoes can often be a recipe for hot spots. The Torch 2.0 from Specialized strives to put comfort first, and here's the kicker–they pay close attention to performance, as well. Featuring 100 percent mesh and TPU construction, these shoes allow for more movement in the toe box and less of a sock-like feel. The rubber toe and heel provide good traction off the bike, and the lightweight Boa lacing system allows for simple adjustments to be made in a pinch. Once you try out these shoes, you'll wonder why you ever suffered through those stiff and uncomfortable pairs in the first place.
MistoBox$20/month 15 of 28
Cyclists and coffee go hand in hand, so why not send your favorite cyclist a customized selection of the world's best coffee every month, delivered right to their front door? MistoBox can do just that. This subscription service is set up in just a few steps. First, a coffee curator reviews your preferences and selects from over 300 different coffees. Then, the beans are roasted and shipped. Boxes are available in one-month, three-month, sixth-month and 12-month subscriptions.
Tour de France Espresso Cups and Saucers$67.29 16 of 28
There's nothing better than a hot, steaming cup of joe before a morning ride. Serve it in Tour de France-inspired cups, and you're golden. Sold in a set of four to represent the four main jerseys of cycling's biggest race—yellow, rainbow, green and polka dot—each classic Italian-style cup is thick-walled and kiln-fired, ensuring your espresso experience is as authentic as possible.
Betty Designs Kaleidoscope Cycling KitJersey $124.99, Bib Shorts $134.99 17 of 28
Betty Designs is an apparel company that creates kits and lifestyle gear just for women. They know what women want and how to make it comfortable, stylish and functional. Now in its seventh year, the brand keeps getting better, with a number of fresh designs like the Kaleidoscope (pictured) ready just in time for the holidays. Betty's bib shorts feature Pro Tour chamois made to regulate breathability and temperature, plus soft stretch shoulder straps and ProGrip leg bands. The jersey is made to flatter women's bodies, and also features lightweight, moisture-wicking Lycra and SunSmart technology that provides up to 50 UPF.
Bike Tour or Race EntryPrices Vary 18 of 28
Race entries can get pretty pricey. While it's nice to show off your competitive side every once in a while, tagging along on the Saturday morning shop ride or joining your local group each week is far less expensive. But, if you or your loved one wants to get competitive, or even just experience a casual bike tour in another city, it could make the perfect gift this holiday season. You could even consider touring or racing together!
Black Sheep Cycling KitPrices Vary 19 of 28
The self-proclaimed "world's most exclusive kit," Black Sheep Cycling has the market cornered when it comes to the term "limited edition." Each season, the brand releases a totally distinct and (extremely) limited range that inevitably sells out in mere hours.
To don a kit with the Black Sheep logo lends a feeling of individuality—a silent nod to the exclusive club of which you are now a member. We'd tell you which kits we loved from Season X, but why bother? They sold out months ago. Lucky for you, Black Sheep's Essentials line is no slouch, and it's available year-round. We love the sleek simplicity of the Team Collection, in particular.
Lazer Bullet Helmet$260 20 of 28
Aerodynamics and ventilation have always been at war when it comes to cycling helmets, but Lazer aims to change that with the new Bullet Aero Road Helmet.
The Bullet is, at first glance, a fairly standard aero helmet with a narrow, drop-like shape and a small frontal area perfect for slicing through the air. But its unique ventilation system is where Lazer's innovation truly shines, allowing a rider to choose between a cooler head (vent open) or maximum aero benefit (vent closed). Easily adjustable on the fly, this helmet promises to be a hit with bike racers and triathletes alike.
Lenzyn Lazer Drive$60 21 of 28
The Lenzyn Lazer Drive will change the way you ride at night. Not only does it include four ultra-bright LEDs that provide 250 lumens and multiple brightness and flashing modes, it also features laser-mode that beams two safety strips to the ground to light your way and keep you safe from cars. The lens extends further than previous models, as well, providing 180-degrees of visibility, plus a Micro-USB port makes for easy charging.
Professional Bike Fit~$200 22 of 28
Experiencing aches and pains on your rides? It probably has to do with your bike. Riding the wrong size bike, or one not fit to your specifications, can cause nagging injuries that are easily preventable with a professional fit. And while you might not want to drop another $200 after spending a couple grand on your bike, the holidays are the perfect time to get things straightened out by adding a fit to your wish list. While this gift might not seem too exciting, trust us–you'll be thanking the giver for painless rides and a comfortable saddle.
Stages LR Dual Leg Power Meter$999 23 of 28
Stages' LR Dual Leg Power Meter was rigorously tested for two full years before it was made available to the public, but it already has two Tour de France victories to its name thanks to Team Sky. We'd say that's a pretty big incentive to consider it for your big-ticket holiday present this year. While a pricey buy, this power meter stands out from the rest owing to several features, including over 175 hours of battery life, wireless firmware that can be updated through the Stages app and a plus-or-minus one percent accuracy rating.
Gore-Tex Active Bike Jacket$280 24 of 28
If you're committed to the Sunday shop ride, no matter the weather, Gore-Tex's active bike jacket should top your list this holiday season. The innovative beading surface shakes dry with just a few quick tugs, and the minimal pack volume makes it easy to shove into your jersey pocket when needed. Plus, unlike many other waterproof jackets, this one maintains a high level of breathability, meaning you won't be racing to pull it off as soon as the downpour subsides.
KS Lev Circuit$546.99 25 of 28
Dropper seatposts were first popularized in mountain biking, where the ability to raise or lower your seat with the push of a button can give you optimal saddle height for climbing and descending.
The KS Lev Circuit takes the concept a step further by stowing a battery in the seat tube, which allows the rider to wirelessly control the post with an underbar remote. Designed to pair with a 1x drivetrain setup, the battery charges via a USB port and will last around 600 cycles (or about five long rides).
LUCK Potentiometer~$218 per shoe 26 of 28
Want to invest in a power meter, but frustrated by the equipment limitations? It's your lucky day—literally. LUCK has developed a power meter that is integrated into the sole of your cycling shoe, so not only do you not have to worry about yet another piece of equipment, you can measure real-time performance with each and every stroke of the pedal.
These shoes don't just measure watts, cadence and speed like any old power meter, either. The LUCK Potentiometer has the ability to let you know just how many watts it will take to complete a challenging climb or take a time trial at 50km/hour.
Rapha Deep Winter Hat$90 27 of 28
For those crazy cyclists out there who just can't stay away from their bikes, Rapha's Deep Winter Hat is essential for the coldest days of winter. Made from a range of fabrics to ensure weatherproofing as well as breathability, you're sure to stay warm—or at least not completely frozen—on your next winter ride. The hat is made in the classic Belgian style and comes in black and black with pink to ensure you look cool while staying warm. Like to ride with shades? The Deep Winter Hat even has loops on the sides to hold the arms of your glasses in place. What more could you want?