Last Minute Holiday Bike Gifts For Cyclists

Worried about what to get the cyclist in your life? Here are 8 great ideas for bike gifts to give them a very happy holiday.

Order by 12/22 with 2nd Business Day shipping or 12/23 with Overnight shipping to have your gift by Christmas.

1. Bike Tools

Every cyclist always needs more tools. Bikes have many parts, and many of those parts require specific pieces of hardware to adjust, cut, crimp, torque, and true.

Even if you think the cyclist in your life has a workshop full of tools, odds are there is still something they need—or would appreciate having a spare.

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The Nashbar Premium tool kit makes an excellent gift

 

2. Bike Inner Tubes

Cyclists can never have enough inner tubes. Even if your cyclist rides tubeless (if you’ve heard lots of swearing coming from the garage when they’re trying to put on a new set of tires, that probably means they ride tubeless), it’s always great to have tubes on hand in case of flats, to give to a buddy, or because they have a bunch of other uses as well.

 

No cyclist can ever have enough tubes

No cyclist can ever have enough tubes

3. Bike Socks

Nothing put a personal touch on a cyclist’s kit like some fresh socks. Whether you want to go old school pro with some shorter white ones, new school cool with some tall black socks, or unique individual with some bright and colorful ones, socks always make a perfect stocking stuffer.

 

Socks, like these wool ones from Nashbar, are an ideal stocking stuffer

Socks, like these wool ones from Nashbar, are an ideal stocking stuffer

4. Bike Helmet

Even if your cyclist hasn’t crashed (that you know of) in a couple years, odds are they wouldn’t say “no” to a new lid. Bike helmet design has come a long way recently, and new models are lighter, more aerodynamic, and cooler (in both senses of the word) than ever before.

 

New bike helmets are faster, lighter, and cooler

New bike helmets are faster, lighter, and cooler

5. Bike Shorts

Shorts are usually something that cyclists tend to keep far past the time when they should be retired. Nobody wants to ride behind a cyclist in a pair of worn out old shorts—due to their tendency to become see through with age. Do your cyclist and his buddies a favor, and give him some fresh lycra.

 

Odds are the cyclist in your life needs some new shorts. His riding buddies probably agree.

Odds are the cyclist in your life needs some new shorts. His riding buddies probably agree.

6. Ahrens Bottle Opener

Turn the cyclist in your life into the life of the party with the Ahrens Bottle Opener. Yes, that is a bottle opener that mounts on a bike. And yes, it will be the coolest gift they receive this year.

 

Your one way ticket to coolest gift award

Your one way ticket to coolest gift award

7. Sports Camera

Cyclists are at heart vain creatures, with an urge to display their feats of strength for the broader world to appreciate. Sometimes sharing a ride on Strava just isn’t enough. Sometimes the world needs to see the feats of strength. That’s what action cameras are for.

Also, they’re excellent for staying safer on the road, since almost everything that happens is captured on video.

 

The Garmin Virb is an excellent way for your cyclist to prove their feats of strenght

The Garmin Virb is an excellent way for your cyclist to prove their feats of strength

8. New Bike Water Bottles

Odds are your cyclist’s water bottles are filthy, germy mess. They may very well think they are clean, but unless they’ve been removing the…you know what—let’s just leave it at they need new bottles.

Some nice, clean, new water bottles are an excellent small gift idea

Some nice, clean, new water bottles are an excellent small gift idea

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2 comments on “Last Minute Holiday Bike Gifts For Cyclists
  1. Jeff Schlichting says:

    Awesome tool kit,

  2. superfreak says:

    don’t forget patch kits as stocking stuffers. Nashbars got a great selection!! Even if u don’t patch keep it in yer seatbag for those times u go thru all of yer tubes.

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