Since a bike unfortunately won't fit in a stocking (trust us, we try every year), it's important to think outside the box when it comes to stocking stuffers for cyclists.
Thankfully, it's not tough to find tons of products from countless brands that offer the latest and greatest in cycling tech without a serious price tag. All of these cycling-related stocking stuffers cost $50 or less, and we've included everything from tubeless tire sealant and a bike lock, to socks and margarita-flavored performance chews.
Orange Endurance Sealant Refills - 16oz
Orange's endurance tire sealant is formulated to maximize longevity, enabling your cyclist to go longer between top-offs. It's proven to seal large punctures up to a quarter-inch, perform under varying temperatures and altitudes and is compatible with most bike tire systems. More and more pros are racing on tubeless clincher tires, including former Tour winner Chris Froome. If it's good enough for Froomey, it's good enough for your cyclist!
Swiftwick ASPIRE 4
Your cyclist will reach for these calf-high Swiftwick's ASPIRE socks time and time again thanks to the firm compression, thin profile and a responsive feel. The channeled upper improves breathability, and the lightweight Olefin fiber wicks moisture and dries quickly—ultimately increasing comfort (and therefore increasing performance).
Honey Stinger PLUS+ Performance Chews
$29.99/box of 12
Specially formulated to support higher intensity and longer duration exercise, each pack of the new PLUS+ Performance Chews contains 75 milligrams of caffeine, 160 milligrams of sodium, 50 milligrams of potassium and 20 milligrams of calcium. The electrolytes provide an optimal mix to help athletes replenish their reserves and prevent electrolyte depletion. Plus, with flavors like Stingerita Lime, they're simply delicious.
Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite Glove
Help your cyclist retain handlebar feel without sacrificing warmth with the Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite Glove. It features 60g Primaloft Gold with Crosscore technology on the back of the hand to keep hands warm and provide wind protection during fall and early spring rides, and the palm is insulation free, meaning your cyclist will be able to handle their bike without being hindered by extra unnecessary bulk.
Dynaplug Tubeless Tire Repair Kit
Dynaplug's Racer is the ultimate lightweight tubeless tire plug. Designed for punctures too big for sealant, the Racer has a "Megaplug" on one side and Dynaplug's standard tire plug on the other, ready to seal any puncture. The Racer is machined in Chico, Califorina, from 6061 aluminum and is available in 12 colorways. It weighs less than an ounce, and it also carries Dynaplug's lifetime warranty.
Garneau Mondo Gel Gloves
Garneau's new Mondo Gel Gloves are ideal for long days in the saddle when your cyclist needs lightweight protection. They're made with avatar mesh, lightweight spandex and textured GTEX synthetic leather, and the patented Biogel progressive padding helps reduces pressure on the ulnar and median nerves and absorbs vibrations while reducing the risk of hand injury.
PRO Reflective Control Bar Tape
A touch of reflectivity on your cyclist's handlebars can help them be seen while navigating early morning rides or late commutes home from the office. The stretchy microfiber material features a reflective liner that shines bright when hit with light, and the tape is durable enough to withstand harsh winter conditions. Nothing makes a bike feel new again like a fresh set of bar tape, and now you can have peace of mind knowing your cyclist is safer on the road, too.
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