Give the gift of a cycling gadget this Christmas, from computers to headphones to hand warmers and GPS tracker devices, we've got a great selection of gift ideas for the cycling lover in your life.
AfterShokz Trekz Waterproof headphones
If you want to listen to music while you’re cycling, the bone conducting AfterShokz let you listen to music or a podcast without blocking your ears from hearing other sounds. They use Bone conduction technology, whereby the headphones use a vibrating plate that sits on your skull, in front of your ear. The vibrations transmit through to your ear bits (technical term), and you hear them as sound. But because there's nothing in your ear, you can still hear all ambient sound too, or hold a conversation with a work colleague. Our friends at road.cc reviewed them here and really liked them.
Quad Lock Universal Bike Kit phone mount
A light and strong way of fixing your smartphone to your handlebars or stem. There are two parts to the kit: a mounting plate that you stick to your phone, and a bar mount that it clicks into. Road.cc says "The Quadlock universal bike kit will stick any phone to your stem with the minimum of fuss, and it's more or less faultless in operation."
Garmin Edge 25
Retailing at over £100 we've found some bargains that allow us to slot this little GPS into our gadget for under £100. The Edge 25 is small, light (25g) and will record all the key data such as speed, elevation, time, distance and location. It also features Bluetooth compatibility for connection to Garmin Connect and Strava via your phone and will 'Live Track' you so friends and family will know where to find you in an emergency.
Garmin Vivofit 4
Much like a Fitbit, the Garmin Vivofit 4 is a slim activity tracker that can take the place of a GPS device. This one tracks your steps, sleep and more, the Vivofit 4 can capture a variety of activities, such as walking, running, biking which can then be viewed on Garmin Connect and Strava.
Beryl Laserlight Core
The design of this product has serious intentions but we quite like it for its novelty factor - alongside being a 400 lumen front bike light, it also emits a green laser light in the shape of a bike projected in front of you. It's designed to help you be more visible whilst on the bike at junctions allowing other road users to instantly recognise that a cyclist is approaching, which is great and looks pretty sensible. We think its pretty novel too!
No doubt you'll have seen these clocks before, the Stem Captain is an oldie but a goodie and wouldn't look out of place in out Stocking Filler Gift Guide either. Aside from this analogue clock that fits on top of the steerer tube, you can also buy a thermometer or a compass. There is also a bar mount version available if you don't fancy, or can't, fit it to the top of the steerer.
Topeak Smarthead Digital D2 tyre pressure gauge
Checking tyre pressures becomes strangely addictive, especially when you realise what a huge difference variation in pressure does to the ride and handling of your bike. We use this one from Topeak but there are lots to choose from, all doing exactly the same job for a similar price.
Avantree Portable Bluetooth Bike Speaker
Fitting in your bottle cage the Avantree Bluetooth speaker is said to be dust and splashproof and will play music from your phone for up to 6 hours. It weighs 433g and measures 180mm x 70mm x 70mm.
Zippo Reusable Hand Warmer
Yep Zippo, like the lighter. This handwarmer is filled with lighter fluid, lit like the lighter and then popped in a pocket. Sounds dangerous but intriguing..... Zippo says it's good for up to 12 hours of heat!
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