The Ultimate 2022 Road Biking Gift Guide
The holidays are fast approaching, but cycling never stops. Check out this gift guide to find the perfect something for the cyclist in your life.
Table of Contents
- Lezyne Classic Floor Drive Bike Pump
- Lezyne Pocket Drive Bike Pump
- Look Keo Classic 3 Plus Bike Pedals
- Crank Brothers Candy 7 Bike Pedals
- Hammerhead Karoo 2 Bike Computer
- Smith Flywheel Sunglasses
- Smith Session MIPS Helmet
- Thule T2 Pro XTR 2-Bike Hitch Bike Car Rack
- Abus Tresorflex 6615c/85/15 Combo Lock
- Rapha Men's Core Rain Jacket II
The holidays are fast approaching, and with that comes colder weather in the Northern Hemisphere. However, that doesn’t mean that your cycling has to stop. Keep the road bike stoke alive with this gift guide. You are sure to find the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life.
A pump is a cyclist’s best friend. Tubes naturally leak air, even over short periods of time. Tire pressure is important, so checking your air pressure before you ride (every time), ensuring your tires are set up properly for the terrain you plan to ride, and confirming you don’t have untimely flat tires are crucial steps for the best ride. This pump from Lezyne is easy to use. It will screw onto your valves so it won’t slip off, has an easy-to-read gauge, and is built with a durable metal construction to last a long time.
On the topic of pumps, getting a flat tire is bound to happen no matter if you are riding a mountain bike, road bike, gravel bike, commuter bike, or anything else with wheels. So a good, durable hand pump is important to help fix those flats and get you back on your ride as soon as possible. The Lezyne hand pump is built durably with metal construction, has a large chamber to get your tires filled fast to get you back on your bike, and is small to fit easily in your back pocket.
Every cyclist needs a good set of pedals, and if you are looking for a new set of road pedals in your life, look no further than the Look Keo Classic 3. These pedals are lightweight and have smooth sealed bearings for an effortless pedal stroke. In addition, the cleats are inexpensive and easy to replace, making them a great starter pedal for someone just getting into road cycling and needing a pedal that won’t break the bank.
A good set of mountain biking pedals will make you a better mountain biker. Cheap pedals will fall apart and have you working on them more than riding your bike. If you have a mountain biker in your life, the Candy 7 pedals from Crank Brothers will be a sure way to make them happy. These pedals are durable, easy to get in and out of, and shed mud for those sloppy days on the bike.
A good bike computer is something that every cyclist needs. It will not only be crucial in recording data and seeing how you progress with the sport to get faster on your bike, but a computer also helps you navigate on rides when you get lost or when you are trying to ride in a brand-new location. The Hammerhead Karoo 2 is the easiest computer to set up on the market, has unbeatable mapping features, and the touch screen makes it easy to use even when your hands are sweaty or cold.
Don’t be the person wearing those $5 safety glasses from the hardware store on your next ride. A high-quality pair of cycling glasses will make you look like you know what you are doing, and the lens technology will also help you see dangers on the road. In addition, the wide lenses will protect your eyes so you won’t get any road debris in them when riding. The Smith Flywheel glasses cover all of these benefits, come in numerous different colors to match your helmet or bike, and are easy to change lenses for whatever riding conditions you face.
We all know that wearing a helmet while riding is a crucial part of cycling. That said, how do you pick the right one? How do you know a “good” from a “bad” helmet? A helmet from a reputable brand like Smith will ensure your head is always protected while riding. The MIPS technology in the helmet will provide extra safety when you crash, and the numerous vents will keep you cool on hot rides. Don’t be caught out with your 20-year-old helmet. Make sure you pick up something that will keep you safe and look cool on the bike. The Smith Session comes in plenty of different colors to suit your mood and different sizes to fit your head perfectly.
Riding bikes from the house is what we all want to do, perhaps, every day. It’s easy and saves time, but that isn’t always something we can do daily. Sometimes we have to drive to the trailhead or to the start of a group ride, and having a proper bike rack on your car will make that experience much easier. The Thule T2 Pro will always ensure your bike is locked in securely, no matter what style of bike you are riding. This rack will be easy to use, flips up out of the way when you don’t need to use it, and tilts backward if you have a rear hatch so you can still access your car without taking off the bikes.
9. Abus Tresorflex 6615c/85/15 Combo Lock
We all know that bike commuters need a good lock, but it doesn’t stop with riding to work or the grocery store. Say you are out for a road ride with your buddies and want to stop for lunch or to grab a coffee and pastry. Of course, you could risk leaving your bike outside, but if you carry the Abus Tresorflex lock, you won’t have to take that risk. This lock is small, discrete, and easy to carry. It will keep your bike safe so you can enjoy your coffee and lunch without a care in the world.
Winter is fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere. With that comes cooler temperatures, more rain, and more clothes on your bike rides. Whether you are a commuter, mountain biker, or road cyclist, a good rain jacket is crucial over the next few months of riding. The Rapha Core Rain Jacket II will not only keep you dry but also warm when it’s just cold and not raining. This versatile piece of clothing is important to have in every cyclist's wardrobe.
If you are still feeling like you haven’t quite found the perfect cycling gift for yourself or someone else, feel free to reach out to a Cycling Expert. They will help you find exactly what you are looking for. After talking to an expert, if you are still overwhelmed, feel free to look at a Curated Gift card. That will allow the special cyclist in your life to choose exactly what they want for themselves!