14 Cycling-centric gifts for the Rider on your list

Bike people are easy during the holidays. Here’s a spread of items we’d give, including lights, jerseys, tools, T-shirts, and (yes) bike-attachable audio accessories, from $9 on up. —Amy Oberbroeckling

Reflective Bike Decals —Be seen and safe at night with colorful, reflective bike decals from RydeSafe. The reflective stickers come in modular, hexagonal and mustache shapes. $9 and up. Purchase gift/More Info

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Turtle Shell Boombox —Great for taking beats on the streets. The Turtle Shell, a wireless Bluetooth boombox from Outdoor Technology, can be used as a standalone speaker system or mounted to bicycle handlebars. Comes in hot pink for maximum effect on a bike, as well as more subdued colors, too. $150. Purchase gift/More Info

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Full-Bore Bike Tool — Need a fix on the fly? The Tern Tool is a burly 20-piece multitool equipped with a 15 mm wrench + the requisite implements to fix most any bicycle issue on a Tern folding bike, as well as most standard fixed gears. It weighs a hefty 11 ounces but fits into pant or jersey pockets with a slim design. $40. Purchase gift/More Info

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The Grinch Jersey — Perfect for climbing up Mount Crumpit or anywhere else, the Grinch Jersey from Retro will spread the holiday spirit year-round. $79. Purchase gift/More Info

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Tiny but Bright —Tis the season for riding a bike at night! Keep your loved ones more visible after dark with the easy-to-attach Thunderbolt lights. With 90 lumens of power (bright!) and a USB-rechargeable battery, they offer convenience and safety in a small, durable package ready to ride. $45. Purchase gift/More Info

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Wrist ID Slim — A training partner that speaks for you when you can’t. The Wrist ID Slim model from Road ID is a silicone band that holds a metal tag engraved with your emergency contact information. $16. Purchase gift/More Info

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Badass Bike Kit — Suit up the biker girl in your life with the “fresh ink” look of the Tattoo jersey from Betty Designs, a high-end cycling top with style. She’ll kick butt in the shorts, too! $120 (jersey); $99 (shorts). Purchase gift/More Info

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Lifeproof iPhone Case —Whether it’s a ride in the rain, through puddles, or getting tossed out of a jersey pocket, an iPhone can be protected with this case. $70. Purchase gift/More Info

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LED Glow Belt — The LED belt, made by HALO of San Francisco, is a sleek-looking accessory that provides visibility to boot. $85. Purchase gift/More Info

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Plush Merino Jacket —Great for chilly-day rides, the Icebreaker Commute Long Sleeve Zip keeps riders warm while looking sharp. $175. Purchase gift/More Info

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‘Bikes Have Always Been Cool’ Shirt — Biking is not a trend. That’s the message on this T-shirt from Twin Six. Truth! $24. Purchase gift/More Info

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Top-End Winter Bike Glove — Keep digits toasty and dry on winter rides with the PRO Softshell Glove from Pearl Izumi. $130. Purchase gift/More Info

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REVOlutionary Bike Lights — We reviewed the glow-on-the-road Revolights bike lights in an article earlier this month, and we still haven’t gotten over the initial “wow” factor. They’ll have heads turning, for sure. $250. Purchase gift/More Info

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Rickshaw Velo backpack — Made to order in San Francisco, the $149 Velo pack is a sleek unit made of waterproof sailcloth. Seatbelt shoulder straps. YKK waterproof zipper on top. Stealth! Purchase gift/More Info

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—Our Holiday Gear Channel features gift guides, gear recommendations, and more content to make your holiday season a happy one. Merry Holidays, Happy Christmas, and a good New Year! Check out the full spread here.

Posted by Percival - 12/02/2012 04:11 AM

Those gloves are nice, but they seem a bit overkill. Personally I will be riding with my $5 mittens when it gets chilly out there.

Posted by Tony Burnett - 12/11/2012 11:13 AM

Bike Rags reflective t-shirts also make a great gift for cyclists, check out the yummy Tie Sticks too.
http://www.bikerags.co

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