While anyone would love a new bike (don't worry, we included one) under the tree, there are a ton of different items that don't have a "new bike" price tag.
Cycling gear is always being updated and refreshed with new features and technologies to make pedaling more efficient and comfortable. We've gathered several options at a variety of price points that are cyclist approved for the 2020 holiday season. From winter gloves and jackets to stylish new sunglasses and cycling shoes, your cyclist won't be able to stay off their bike after unwrapping any of these gifts.
Garmin Edge 830
If your cyclist is a fan of the Garmin Edge series of GPS cycling computers, they'll no-doubt love the new Edge 830. It has all the usual features they'd expect—route tracking, sensor compatibility, long battery life—but it also has all the other bells and whistles like training status, dynamic performance monitoring (track VO2 max, recovery time, training load), heat and altitude acclimation and more to help them maximize their training efforts.
Does your cyclist's bike make weird noises as they pull into the driveaway? A mobile bike shop company that operates vans in 120 territories throughout North America, Velofix will come directly to your cyclist's home to perform bike tune-ups, repairs, provide rentals and more. It'll help your cyclist get back in the saddle ASAP to spend more time doing what they do best—riding.
Gore Wear Gore-Tex Infinium Thermo Split Glove
Gore Wear is known for its high-quality, protective fabrics, and these gloves are no exception—they're thermal gloves with wind protection and a split design for single finger braking. With the index finger and thumb accessing the levers, your cyclist's other fingers are enclosed in a PrimaLoft liner with a box design to make it feel more like a normal glove. Once your cyclist gives these a try, they won't leave the house without them.
Pearl Izumi Tour Road$130
At just $130, these Tour Road cycling shoes from Pearl Izumi arguably have the best value on this list. They strike a nice balance between a classic lace-up shoe and a more modern offering—with special features galore. Most notably, the nylon composite sole integrates a stiff carbon plate at the ball of the foot to maximize power transfer, and the bonded seamless upper construction creates a slipper-like fit that is highly adjustable thanks to the traditional lacing system.
Pearl Izumi PRO Insulated Jacket
Especially during the winter months, a cycling jacket is a must-have for any cyclist venturing outdoors. The Pearl Izumi PRO Insulated Jacket is built with ultra-soft PolarTec Alpha Direct insulation and a highly breathable membrane to protect your cyclist from the elements. It's not bulky despite being warm enough for all but the coldest days, and it features two zippered front pockets, as well as a rear zippered pocket, for all the gels and handwarmers your cyclist can carry.
Ultra-popular with both professionals and weekend warriors, the Sutro redefines the look of traditional sports-performance eyewear. It's inspired by the daily life of urban cyclists, and the large wrapping lens enhances peripheral vision and provides full-coverage protection and safety from the elements. It includes Oakley's patented Prizm Technology, enhancing vision and contrast, as well as Unobtainium nose pads, providing increased comfort and performance and making them comfortable enough to wear all day.
Gore C5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM Thermo Jacket
Designed to keep the chill and wind at bay, the C5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM Thermo Jacket is built with a fleece-lined WINDSTOPPER soft shell fabric that hugs close to the body for a slim fit. Pair this with the reflective logos and panels that add excellent nighttime visibility, and this jacket is ideal for those determined to keep road cycling even on cold and dark winter days.
State Bicycle Company 6061 Black Label All-Road
After launching the popular 4130 All Road bike this spring, State is pushing deeper into gravel with the sleek new 6061 Black Label All Road. Featuring a shaped 6061 aluminum tubeset and a sweet carbon fork with mid-blade mounts, the Black Label All Road comes with the choice of 700c or 650b wheels, plus the option to upgrade to both wheelsets (fully dialed with tires, rotor and cassette), as well as an option for a carbon "monster" fork with three-pack mounts for carrying extra gear on adventure rides.
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