The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Cyclists


1. 7Mesh Hollyburn Tight ($80)
Sometimes cycling shorts aren't enough when the temperature dips. And just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you have to settle for your pain cave if you want to get a ride in. Thin and breathable yet designed to keep you warm, 7Mesh's Hollyburn tights are perfect for sliding on over your shorts to give your legs a little extra protection from the elements. With silicon waist grippers and large reflective detailing, what are you waiting for? Add these tights to your holiday wish list today.

2. Louis Garneau Course Air Lite II ($369)
Make every watt count with the Louis Garneau Course Air Lite II cycling shoes. Carbon soles with cooling vents transfer your power and keep you comfortable. Boa closures and special panels on the upper of the forefoot make for a sublime fit.

3. Bike Tour or Race Entry (Prices Vary)
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!

4. Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor ($49.99)
Sure, the Wahoo Fitness TICKR heart rate monitor tells you how fast your heart is beating, but it also does so much more. The dual band 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.

5. 7Mesh WK2 Bib Short ($150)
Say hello to your new favorite bib shorts. The WK2 bibs are flexible, giving you support only where you need it. The seams consciously folded away from sensitive areas and a plush Elastic Interface chamois adds comfort. The straps are silky soft, making them ultra-comfortable during rides, as well as easy to pull down when nature calls. Plus, the legs feature supportive grippers, ensuring they stay down pedal stroke after pedal stroke.

6. Professional Bike Fit (~$200)
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.

7. Princeton CarbonWorks Wake 6560 ($2,200)
Claiming lower aero drag than its competition, the Princeton CarbonWorks Wake 6560 wheels have an innovative rim shape for steady handling in windy conditions and a braking surface that exceeds expectations on dry and wet roads.

8. Electra Commute MIPS Bike Helmet ($129.99)
Electra's commuter-specific helmet is the perfect holiday gift for the cyclist in your life who is environmentally conscious and loves riding to work on two wheels. It features the latest in MIPS technology so you know they'll be safe as they ride in traffic, a Boa System for easy adjustment and to ensure a secure fit and a Madnetic Fidlock buckle, keeping the helmet securely on their head yet allowing for easy removal when they arrive at their destination. Plus, the fun color options ensure they'll not only be seen on the road but look good while riding too.

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