Buying gifts for cyclists can be an overwhelming job, and if you love a cyclist, you definitely know what a waste of energy it is to try and catch their attention with… well, just about anything else. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, but all the cyclists we know are pretty singularly focused on their passion. They spend free time researching bicycle models to buy and build; looking for new trails to ride and groups to race with; tracking personal progress and cheering on virtual cycling buddies through apps like Strava, Zwift, and Cyclemeter; many even go so far as to alter their diet and lifestyle habits, hoping these changes might help them pedal just a little faster.
Does this obsession sometimes seem… well, insane? Sure. But if you spend enough time with cyclists, watching them in their element, grinning like idiots despite dehydration and bike-seat rashes and the taste of blood in their mouths (yes, seriously), you’ll eventually come to see this insanity for what it really is: true love.
When birthdays, holidays, or anniversaries come around, and it’s time to find a gift for the cyclist in your life, the obvious choice is to select something related to this love affair. The problem with buying gifts for cyclists, though, is that they’ve probably already purchased all the gear they need. That’s part of the obsession. What’s more, cyclists can be awfully picky about their set-up, from the brand of their tools to the fit of their jerseys.
We’ve suffered through this predicament too many times to wish it upon our worst enemy. So, with that in mind, We’ve compiled a list of foolproof items that make amazing gifts for cyclists of any age or experience level. Check out these products next time you want to make the cyclist in your life feel extra special.
Gifts for Cyclists
LITELOK Gold Wearable Bike Lock
A bike is not a communal utility, yet many cyclists have experienced the frustration of leaving the home to find their ride has disappeared. Nowadays, bike locks are standard essentials for cyclists everywhere – so why are there still such a pain to manage while you ride? This wearable bike lock is different: slip the unobtrusive strap around your waist while you bike, keeping it out of the way until it’s time to park.
Available in 3 sizes, the wearable lock sits comfortably around the cyclist’s body and won’t get in the way of riding. Made from a high-tensile metal and polymer, it’s durable and lightweight. With the small size weighs 1.31kg, medium size 1.40kg, and large size 1.46kg, you will hardly feel the weight added to you. It is a great gift for bikers who have the first-hand experience with the community bike “borrowing” program.
Overade Plixi Fit Foldable Bicycle Helmet
We’re all taught growing up to wear our helmet when we bike. But what do you do with a clunky, awkward helmet while you walk about the store or the office? Well, if you have this next gift, carrying about your helmet is no issue! The foldable bicycle helmet does just what the name implies, folding into a more manageable size when it’s not in use for easy storage.
With its adjustable fit system, it can be folded into a small size in a snap-you’ll always find its space in your bag. Besides, with the specially designed lockable dividers, it provides those a maximum comfort during riding, from the keen cyclists to the casual bike rider, or the electric scooter. Cyclists who regularly bike to work or about town will love the convenience of the portable helmet, and you’ll love the shower of praise you’ll receive for giving such an ingenious gift.
The World’s First Outdoor Elliptical Bike
The elliptical is a strong workout tool but limits your fitness regime to one place. A bike lets you explore the world but isn’t as efficient as an exercise. The ElliptiGo is the ultimate compromise: the travel potential of a bike with the workout of the elliptical. Cyclists can work their bodies on a flashy, one-of-a-kind machine that completely redefines how we think about biking. With 3 gears, it works perfectly for cardio exercise and rolling hills treadmill workout. The large footboard and patented pedaling system gives you a comfortable and running-like sport. The ElliptiGo isn’t a random, haphazard cyclist gift, but rather the gift to reinvent your cyclist’s favorite sport forever.
Beeline Smart Compass Navigation
The GPS has made driving easier than ever. Unfortunately, a bulky Garmin isn’t likely to affix to a standard bicycle very effectively. So what gift do you get for your directionless cyclist? The Smart Compass Navigation, of course! The simple compass interface conveys an impressive amount of information on one simple screen, recording data such as speed and time as well as indicating directions to those prone to getting lost, and it’s designed to be rain-proof and visible in any condition. How about a freedom to enjoy your journey? The smart app enabled GPS allows you to add points of interest along the road. Besides, the built-in battery will last you about 4 weeks, no longer will cyclists be limited to the same few routes; Explore without fear of getting lost in the wild!
Lumos Smart Bike Helmet
When it comes to the best gifts for cyclists, none does the job better than a helmet to keep your biker safe. This smart helmet helps cyclists stay out of danger’s way using a series of LEDs on the back of the helmet. Not only do these lights alert nearby drivers to the cyclist’s presence, but they also function as turn signals-you’ll be more visible to be understood for others on the rode. It is a literal lifesaver for cyclists that tend to bike in busy areas or in less-than-optimal conditions. Weighing less than a pound, the helmet is barely noticeable on your head. Designed with an integrated charging port, it enables you to charge the device on the go. What more could you ask for?
Hiplok D Bike Lock
Sturdy and portable, the Hiplok D bike lock is the one that all mini locks aspire to become. Available in 3 colors, it will surely be a cool accessory when attached to the belt or back strap. But don’t ever be swayed by fashion. Consisting of a tough nylon outer shell, a hardened steel shackle and body casing, it provides a decent protection. Cyclists can feel secure locking their bikes up with this sturdy hunk of metal, no matter where their journeys might take them. When you’re looking for gifts for cyclist, don’t just reach for the flashiest one available – reach for the one that will grant them peace of mind.
Redshift Sports ShockStop Suspension Stem
Biking on the paved streets is one thing. Biking off-road, on gravel or dirt roads, is another altogether. When cyclists want to head off the beaten trail, they need the gear to keep their ride smooth and steady. The ShockStop suspension stem ensures every bike ride is a breeze, isolating your upper body from imperfection of rough roads, and reducing the bumpiness by absorbing much of the excess shock, which makes it suitable for any city streets, gravel trails, country roads, and more. Meanwhile, it comes in different lengths and angles with great flexibility that suits your every riding style. Experience a faster ride at the same level of energy.The perfect gift for your cyclist should surprise them, but it should never leave them feeling shocked!
Kinetic Road Machine 2.0 Fluid Trainer
A cyclist forced off their bike is a sad sight indeed. When the weather is unfavorable though, biking through the city is not always an option. Luckily, you can brighten your biker’s gloomy days with the Kinetic indoor trainer, the device that allows you to peddle without ever stepping out into the rain! The Kinetic allows cyclists to choose the level of resistance they would like from 5 watts to 300 watts, and secures a bike in place, which replicates the feeling of riding on the road so that they can experience the joy of the ride outside as well as the shelter of the indoors. Get it connected to apps like Kinetic Fit, Zwift and trainer road, start training smarter, not harder.
Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt GPS Bike Computer
For more professional bikers, every statistic and metric is important: distance cycled, speed, route, every number has its value. The GPS Bike Computer is just the tool to record every piece of data a cyclist could ever need. The GPS, along with its associated apps, can measure and train serious cyclists to make them as strong as they can be. What’s more, it’s easy to set up, stores your workout history and automatically syncs it to app after each riding. You can also pair your phone if you want to receive calls, text, and notifications while you’re out. There’s no better gift you can get your cyclist than that of a powerful riding assistant.
Rear View Bicycle Safety Mirror
Those who cycle along busy streets know that road safety is no joke. When one wrong move can mean the difference between life and death, a gift that lets cyclists keep an eye out for danger is vital. With a fully rota-table base and a mirror that swivels 180 degree, it lets bikers check for any approaching dangers behind them without taking their eyes off of the road, reducing the risks associated with their sport. When not in use, just close the lip and keep the mirror sound and safe. Featuring a fully adjustable strap, it can fit easily over winter clothes and be removed for cleaning,
Pixel Dual Color Front and Rear Light
The Pixel cycling light, which works as a rear or front light, is another must-have gift for the biker that values safety in all conditions. The bright light emitted from this tiny legend ensures that bikers are visible to drivers and pedestrians. It features a dual-light functionality: press once for a red light, press again for a white light, As a result, the road is safer for everyone and a cyclist can feel safe as they pedal along their regular route. Thanks to its IP54 waterproof design, it’s built to withstand rain, sleet and snow. As light as a feather (18g), you can attach it wherever you want without even feeling it, your helmet, backpack, or your arm. Your loved one is the light of your life, so get them the gift that could one day protect their own.
Wahoo RPM Cycling Speed Sensor
A professional cyclist needs a professional training program, and the Speed Sensor is the ultimate tool for the job. Unobtrusive and out-of-sight, this little device measures all the real-time data a biker could ever need on your smart-phone or bike computer. As lightweight as a feather (7 grams), it won’t interface your every ride, allowing them to optimize their workout to get the most out of each ride. Additionally, the waterproof design and replaceable coin cell battery which lasts up to 12 months allow you go wherever you go. For the cyclist with a competitive side, the Wahoo cycling sensor makes conditioning and training a fun and easy process that boasts major results. It’s one amazing gift for one amazing cyclist!
Kradl Ceiling Mount Bike Rack
Here’s a gift that keeps on giving–to the cyclist, and anyone they share a home with, too! Bicycles are not small objects. They can be greasy, covered in mud and slush from rides, and their sharp metal components can easily snag on fabrics and upholstery. They’re also fairly delicate vehicles; a bad fall can wreck the wheels or damage the frame, costing hundreds of dollars in repairs. Any bike without a designated space for daily storage is bound to get knocked over sooner or later.
But with this ceiling mount, a cyclist can free up tons of in-home space while keeping their precious two-wheeler safe from most potential threats (except cats–I’m afraid there’s nothing we cat lovers can do about it). It’s sturdy and versatile, suitable for any bike that comes in under its weight limit (25 or 40 lbs). Installation is easy as pie–just two screws!–so you can install it yourself without even breaking a sweat.
Customized Bike Wheel Light
For any cyclist that rides at night, wheel lights and reflective gear are a must. But this multicolor wheel light elevates the standard safety-precaution to a bona fide party on the go! It’s got three clickable brightness settings, and cyclists can easily program the lights to broadcast their preferred patterns as they ride. Not only will these keep a cyclist highly visible to motorists in the dark–chances, it will also boost their mood and probably make them more popular in the process. Waterproof and quake-proof, it works in the rain or on any terrain. How can you go wrong with a gift that provides joy and prevents road rash at the same time?
17 in 1 Bike Multitool
Some cyclists can be snobs about the tools they use for at-home tweaks and repairs. But on the go, their top priorities are convenience, ease, and staying lightweight. A multitool like this one can address all of their roadside repair needs without weighing them down. It’s small enough to fit in a pocket but durable enough to stand the test of time (and–let’s be honest–bike accidents). Better still, it’s a gender-neutral, one-size-fits-all accessory that won’t drain your bank account. All in all: a perfect gift for cyclists, no matter how well you know them or how long they’ve been riding.
Super-Portable Wireless Speaker
Some cyclists like to flirt with danger, but without a doubt, using headphones while riding is one of the riskiest things a cyclist can do. Cyclists need to be able to clearly discern the sounds of surrounding traffic, from motor vehicles, pedestrians, and other cyclists. So give the cyclist in your life the gift of safety and entertainment with this wireless speaker! It projects volume, but won’t be loud enough to block out the sound of car horns (or the screams of pedestrians). With five different options for mounting on a bike frame, even the pickiest cyclist can’t object to its design. The battery lifespan is perfect for long-distance rides, and it’s waterproof, so it can ride with you through rain, sleet or snow.
WRENCHit Portable Multi-Functional Spanner
Like the multitool listed above, a lightweight portable spanner is a gift that any cyclist is sure to appreciate. This interchangeable set of hex wrenches has a sleek, compact, and tough design that’s not only built to last but also user friendly, allowing you to slide the wrenches in and out very smoothly. All sizes are labeled, which removes a lot of guesswork from bicycle maintenance and repair. Better yet, this tool comes in a genuine leather pouch, making it a functional and stylish gift. You’ll also love its portability and catch-all implement, if you want to casually carry it with you on the go.
TIMBER! Mountain Bike Bell
Experienced cyclists know that not all bells are created equal. This bell is an ideal gift for cyclists who like to use their wheels to get in touch with nature. It has a secure mount designed for off-road trails; a motion-activated ring mode for busy paths; and a stealth mode for peaceful solo rides, perfect for sneaking up on skittish wild animals. If you are tired of the “loud” issues, it’s easier to go down in volume than make something louder. Trail awareness when you need it, silence when you don’t. The sound travels well over long distances, too, so it’s a great way to find your fellow riders if you get separated in the wilderness.
The Folding Bike Lock
Bike security is no joke to serious cyclists. But most locks are notoriously heavy, cumbersome, and bulky–a real pain to lug around. That’s why this folding bike lock’s design is genius. It’s unbelievably small and lightweight, but still sturdy and thief-proof, with anti-drilling components, steel links, and ultra-protected rivets. This flexible bike lock unfolds in just seconds into a 90cm study lock to greatly enlarge its locking space. The best part? It comes with its own mounting case that fits the lock and key inside it: with the 8 joints foldable design, you can minimizes its size to slide into your pocket and carry it around. What more could a cyclist ask for?
Urban Smart Cycling Helmet – Plays Music, Takes Calls and More
Bike helmets can be the best gifts for cyclists because they make it clear how important their safety is to you. This design goes above and beyond, though. It won’t just work to protect the rider’s skull, it will also aim to prevent accidents with a built-in LED taillight and cut-outs around the ears to ensure the cyclist can hear oncoming vehicles. Thanks to its advanced technology and 3 different light models, the modern cycling helmet helps you to keep full environmental awareness to pedestrians, cars and other cyclists at all times – you visibility is completely under your control. The real wow-factor is the helmet’s Emergency Alert System, which will automatically send the cyclist’s location to a list of chosen contacts in the event of a collision or injury.
Automatic Directional Signaling Cycling Backpack
Signaling is one of the most important tools a cyclist can use to avoid accidents on the road. Usually, though, it means lifting one arm away from the handlebars, which is risky in itself. This amazing backpack takes care of signaling for the cyclist, with an illuminated arrow display that can be directed manually, by voice, or by GPS. Like the Smart Helmet above, it will automatically alert loved ones when a cyclist gets into an accident. It also has a safe navigation feature and allows cyclists to share their routes with fellow riders. Is there anything this backpack can’t do?
Steadyrack Classic Bike Rack
This alternative to the ceiling rack makes a fantastic gift. The mounts swivel 160 degree from side to side, so the bike will lay flat against the wall, staying well out of the way. The mount’s unique design is great for those who don’t want to do any heavy lifting, as the bike can be rolled right into the rack with the wheels never leaving the ground: tidying any garage/shed and creating more floor-space for lawn mower and other garden accessories. It also has the advantage of being to fit and adjust. This classic bike rack holds bikes with tire diameters between 20” to 29”, widths up to 2.4”, and it holds up to 35 kg in weight.
Garmin Cycling Radar Tail Light
This clever piece of hardware can be easily fitted to any bike: There are plenty of tail lights that make cyclists visible to nearby vehicles. What sets this model apart, though, is that it also alerts the cyclist to the presence of vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters) away, both visibly and audibly. It offers daylight and nighttime visibility with extra-long battery life, with 16 hours in day flash mode, and up to 6 hours in solid mode. This gift could be a cool gadget for added safety and is a must-have for the cyclist who commutes on two wheels!
Hands-Free Camera Carrying System
Cyclists get to see some pretty incredible things on their rides, so it’s no surprise that cycling and photography frequently go hand-in-hand. Quality cameras aren’t cheap, though, and they tend to be delicate, so secure carriers are a necessity while riding. This carrier design works to keep the camera safe from weather and collision damage, while also keeping it accessible for unexpected photo opportunities. The harness is easy to wear, with a quick-release feature and sleek fit that can be easily layered under a jacket or backpack. With the help of a fixed-position carrying system, it stabilizes your camera so that you can ride, run, and climb with freedom
String Driven Chainless Bike – The Future of Cycling
Pretty much everybody knows how to ride a bike nowadays, and they can provide an amazing, fast, cheap transportation method if you live in the city. However, they also have some disadvantages: easy to fall from, drivers don’t respect them…and the chain. If you’ve ever used a bike on the regular, you probably have had problems with the chain: either it caught on your clothing and made an oily mess, or it detached itself and left you stranded. Worry not: here comes the ultimate gift for cyclists to eliminate chain problems: the chainless bike.
The chainless bike uses a cord instead to replace the chain which is much less problematic: no oil, fewer chances of it popping out, less noisy and messy rides and it helps make the bike much more efficient. Compared to the conventional gears and chains, the maintenance requirements of this chainless bike is pretty much less, thus it can be kept for a long period of time until a second use. On top of this, it comes with 19 speeds to allow for easier pedalling or going up hills, and features Magura hydraulic brakes for amazing braking problems. If you use your bike on the regular, consider replacing it by this chainless bike to make your life easier and less messy.
Today, many people are putting down the car keys and switching over to alternative transportation. Whether it be for health reasons or environmental concerns, biking has become more popular than ever amongst those who can afford to make the change. Like any hobby, cyclists vary in their experience level, their professional status and in their motivations for grabbing life by the handlebars.
But regardless of how serious your cyclist might be about their favorite pastime, professionals and amateurs alike will appreciate the fantastic biker-themed gifts above. Struggling to find the best gifts for cyclists in your life? If you find yourself in your local bike shop bamboozled by the sheer amount of offerings: thinking everything looks the same, or unsure if they already have that product: consider the gifts below the Tour De France of cyclist presents!