Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Best Travel Gear For Cyclists

By Jordi Lippe-McGraw, Contributor
Cyclists always need new gear to hit the road. Hammerhead

The pandemic spurred a whole new crop of cyclists, with bike stores selling out over the past couple of years. So, it's likely you have someone in your life that jumped on the cycling bandwagon. Or, maybe you already have that bike aficionado that you need to find a gift for. Of course, there's always gear that cyclists need when they’re on the road that make perfect presents. Here are some ideas. 

Echo Buds

Easily listen to tunes while going for a bike ride. Echo Buds

The Echo Buds are the perfect gift for cyclist who enjoys listening to their favorite podcast or songs while cycling. The 2nd Gen version features premium audio for crisp, balanced sound, wireless charging capabilities, improved microphones for better call quality, and hands-free access to Alexa. Available for $119.99 on Amazon.

Nobu Palo Alto Cycling Kit

The sleek cycling kit makes a statement. Nobu Palo Alto

For cycle-enthusiasts looking to hit the pavement in style, give the gift of West Coast luxury with Nobu Palo Alto's cycling kit. Inspired by an on-property package that encourages guests to cycle through the picturesque sites of Silicon Valley, these cycling kits come complete with a Nobu-branded jersey and bib shorts (with water bottles sold separately). Available in sizes for both men and women. From $220. 

Hammerhead Karoo 2 Cycling GPS

Get the best cycling computer for the cyclist you love the best. Hammerhead

If you have an avid cyclist in your life, look no further than the best gift they could open this holiday season: Hammerhead's Karoo 2. The Olympic-winning cycling computer combines cutting-edge technology with the best maps and navigation making it easy to navigate in a new destination. In addition to being named the "best cycling computer," the Karoo 2 was praised by some of the world's best cyclists, including Gold medal-winning triathlete Flora Duffy and four-time winner of the Tour de France, Chris Froome. Available from $399. But there is a limited-time promotion until November 30 where you can trade-in your old cycling computer and get money towards a new Karoo 2. 

Portland Design Works Bottle Cages

These fun bottle cages added a pop to any bike. Portland Design Works Bottle Cages

Help the cyclist in your life add a little pizazz to their bike Portland Design Works Bottle Cages. These single-sheet alloy cages come in the shape of an otter, sparrow, owl, dog, and cat. It works for many different water bottle shapes. So, you don't have to worry about it fitting. Opt for the Cage Kit that comes with an equally charming water bottle if you are worried. Available for $25.

Bivo One Water Bottle

Vivo made the first stainless-steel bottle with a flow rate designed for cyclists. Bivo

Speaking of water bottles, Bivo made the first stainless-steel bottle with a flow rate designed for cyclists. Designed like a traditional plastic cycling water bottle, it's ideal for the gym, biking, running, or having close at hand at work. But because it's stainless steel, it lacks any chemicals found in your plastic bottle, is mold-resistant, and leaves your water tasting pure. Plus, the silicone coating helps grip when your hands are sweaty or keep the bottle from rattling in a bottle cage on your bike. Available for $39.

VBT Bicycling Vacation

What's better than an actual bike trip? getty

What better gift to get than an actual bike ride? VBT is known for its incredible cycling journeys like self-guided Vermont: Middlebury Countryside & the Lake Champlain Coast trip or six-day California: Napa, Dry Creek Valley, and the Pacific Coast tour. The trips include accommodations, meals, bikes, and unique experiences along the way. Think riding under a canopy of redwoods or stopping at charming New England towns. Prices vary. 

Velocio Women's LUXE Bra 

For the female cyclist, get a practical gift. Velocio

The Velocio Women's LUXE Bra is perfect for cycling or even adding to your post-ride/recovery or comfy work-from-home kit. The company had the goal to develop a cycling-specific bra that was lightweight and soft but still offered support. As a result, the bra has the same ultra-soft compression fabric with microfiber elastic straps and the softest trims they could find. Available for $69.

Crank Brothers Multi Tool 5

A multi-tool is the ultimate stocking stuffer. Crank Brothers

A cyclist always needs a multitool (besides more bikes). Lots can happen on the road far from a bike shop that requires an immediate remedy. So, Crank Brothers Multi Tool 5 is perfect for the bike lover in your life. It comes with a set of wrenches, screwdrivers, a chain tool, and more. And it's super lightweight, making it perfect as a stocking stuffer—price about $16.

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