Whether the cyclist in your life loves shredding singletrack, ripping miles on the tarmac, or commuting in even the foulest riding conditions, we found the best gifts for them.
We’ve put our heads together to bring you some of our favorite cycling gear for the holiday season. These items are sure to keep the biker in your life stoked and ready to get out and turn the cranks at a moment’s notice.
Our Favorite Cycling Gifts
Friends don’t let friends go on rides without tools. So gift your friends Wolf Tooth’s newest multitool, the 8-Bit Pack Pliers.
With all the tools you need to get yourself (or friends) out of a jam on the trail, this 17-function multitool is lightweight and highly functional. It has quickly become a staff favorite here at GearJunkie.
And you can customize it to match your bike with nine color options — what more do you need?
We may not have our traditional holiday gatherings to attend this year, but don’t fret — the Revel Ranger brings the party to you.
The newest platform from Revel has 29-inch wheels and a finely tuned Canfield Balance Formula suspension design. The dualing RockShox Sid fork and rear shock provide 120 mm of travel up front and 115 mm in the rear. The Ranger goes up hills with finesse and downhill with pure jubilation.
Turn up the stoke this holiday and grab a Revel Ranger.
Whether your winter is a deep freeze or cool breeze, a versatile and stylish kit is a must. Kitsbow’s iconic Icon flannel looks as good on a Sunday coffee ride as it will gathered around the dinner table this holiday season.
Crafted from Pendleton wool, the soft but tough shirt regulates body temperature, making it the perfect outer layer for fall and cool winter conditions. The newest Relaxed Athletic Fit is cut with a little extra room, making it ideal for layering.
The change in seasons doesn’t mean you have to stop exploring on two wheels. Blackburn Designs Outpost Elite family of bikepacking bags provides a durable and fully waterproof option for carrying all your essentials on the frame of your bike. We utilized the Outpost Elite system for a multinight adventure along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in Colorado this fall. The ample space and thoughtful designs were invaluable along the trail.
If you’re looking to go all-out this Christmas on a new set of wheels, look no further than the Thesis OB1. The OB1 is a versatile bike built to feel as at home on rough gravel roads as it does on twisty tarmac. We had a chance to ride and review this bike in 2020 and can confirm that it would make a fantastic Christmas gift!
These semi-rimless cycling glasses combine smooth styling with the best technologies Bollé has introduced to date. The Lightshifters weigh just 34 g and feature Bollé Phantom lens technology for improved clarity and contrast of the environment around you. The lenses are light-adaptive, so they will adjust based on your surroundings, keeping you dialed into whatever lies ahead.
As the cold weather creeps in and your summer shoes no longer make the cut, the JFW Winter Shoe extends your riding season beyond the norm. Designed specifically for riders who want to stay warm and dry during cold and wet winter weather, these shoes have a neoprene water-resistant upper that completely covers the ankle and removes the inconvenience of wearing shoe covers on your rides.
Featuring a BOA Fit System that offers a precise fit and quick adjustment on the fly (so you can wear those thick wool socks, or not!) and highly visible colors with reflective elements, you’re ready for what Old Man Winter has to throw at you.
To dangle or not to dangle? There is no question. Always dangle. And now it’s easier and more stylish than ever with Dangle Supply’s brand-new, revolutionary Ti Cup.
Crafted with the finest lightweight thin-wall titanium, this mug is at home danglin’ off the back of your seat pack or on the shelf in your shop. With 420 mL of volume, an elegant tubular handle, and lifelong durability, it may just be the last cup you buy.
Nothing’s worse than a ride-ending flat tire. But if you have the new featherlight Dynaplug Carbon Racer, you’ll be back riding over the river and through the woods in no time.
This “ultralitest” tubeless tire plugger will go unnoticed, tucked nicely beside your water bottle cage with the included mount until you need it. It’s preloaded with repair plugs so you’re ready for a quick fix.
Slim, purposeful, and water-resistant, Post Carry Co’.s new Frame Pack provides an option to carry just what you need on long-distance rides and light touring. The Bay Area brand designed the pack with minimal straps and rigid construction — tapered from wide to narrow — that the brand says provides a stable, sway-free fit. It has a zippered stash pocket, reflective graphics, and more.
Don’t let the cooler temps keep you on the trainer all winter. Pearl Izumi’s AmFIB Winter bibs and tights will get you out the door when the mercury dips. The pieces feature Pearl Izumi’s latest-generation AmFIB softshell and thermal fleece fabrics for an improved fit and protection from the wintry elements.
Raw-edge bib straps reduce bulk and improve comfort while new pockets in the rear provide storage for items like gloves and extra nutrition. PI Dry permanent water-repellent technology sheds precipitation and helps keep the Elite Escape chamois dry. It also features reflective highlights so you’re seen during those early-morning and late-evening rides.
Combining to provide safety and visibility long after the sun goes down, the Seca Comp 2000 and Vis 360 Pro is sure to light up the trail ahead. The Seca Comp 2000 combines high-powered light in a compact and battery-integrated design. Custom-engineered optics ensure that no light is wasted, and multiple light modes give you options to fit your riding style and scenario.
The Vis 360 Pro is a lightweight helmet light for cyclists who demand the safety and protection of visibility from all angles. Designed in response to extensive research on commuter safety, this product has quickly won the heart of cyclists around the globe concerned about their visibility on roadways.
With up to 17 hours of battery life and smart navigation features including “Back on Track” re-routing, the Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM GPS bike computer is built for adventure riding. A clear 2.7-inch Gorilla Glass color display with ambient light sensor makes seeing routes and data easier, so you can focus on what matters most — the ride. Weatherproof and aerodynamic, this computer is ready for whatever you throw at it.
The Deschutes Plus is a no-nonsense, simple, and reliable ultralight shelter for adventurers on the move. The shelter is easy to set up and has ample space so you won’t get claustrophobic. The shelter weighs a mere 16 ounces and packs down to an advertised 15 x 6-inch footprint.
During our test, we used our own Sea to Summit eVent stuff sack and were able to get the shelter packed down even smaller without much work. This is a great gift for the adventurer who wants to save space and weight without sacrificing the quality of comfort and sleep in the backcountry.
Whatever your preferred ride style, it’s imperative to protect your noggin while you’re in the saddle. Bollé offers the Trackdown MIPS ($180) for hard-charging trail riders. The Trackdown features a 360-degree retention system that is fully adjustable to your head size.
Doesn’t sound like the right fit? Bollé also has the Furo MIPS ($246), an aerodynamic cycling helmet that’s a great choice for serious miles on the road. Removable “aero-shells” give you options for additional venting when needed.
Honey Stinger nailed these peanut butter and chocolate recovery snacks. The Recovery Chocolate Cracker Bars are a favorite after a long ride or a challenging training session.
Packed with healthy carbs and plant-based protein (10 g), these bars have a nice balance of sweet and salty flavors. Trust us, you want to give these a try.