Published on Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Owen

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With the holidays in full swing and just a few weeks left until Christmas, it’s time to think about gifts for that particular cyclist in your life. Deciding on the right present can be a daunting task, which is why we’ve curated a list of our favorite cycling related items and accouterments that the cyclist in your life (or maybe you) will be thrilled to find under the tree.

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1.    Amgen Tour of California pom hat

It’s cold outside, even in California, so you can’t go wrong with a stylish pom hat from the Amgen Tour of California store. Black, white and blue stripes with “California” emblazoned in big letters around it, this knit hat is made for hitting the slopes or a trip to the coffee shop. Shop: www.amgentourofcaliforniastore.com/

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2.    Ten Speed Hero socks

Based out of Chicago, Ten Speed Hero is a cycling journal with a fresh, unique perspective on the sport. They’re known for their quirky, fun cycling garb, especially their one-of-a-kind sock designs. We especially love their Baby Blue Cloud socks. Slip them on, and dream of long bike rides under blue skies during these cold winter months.  Shop: https://store.tenspeedhero.com/

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Source: https://www.therunnerbox.com/

3.    CycleBox subscription

Remind the cyclist in your life how much you care every two months with a CycleBox subscription. Specially designed, each box comes packed with 11-14 different products and accessories tailored to suit a cyclist’s needs. Shop: www.therunnerbox.com/product/cyclebox/

 

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4.    How The Race Was Won

Ever watch a bike race and wonder why they do what they do? Fear no more, author and cycling journalist Peter Cossins’ recently released “How The Race Was Won” breaks down every scenario imaginable in bike racing. Racing tactics are even explained by the pros themselves, which adds another level of expertise into the mix. Shop: https://www.velopress.com/books/how-the-race-was-won/

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5.    KT Tape

Interesting stocking stuffers can be challenging to find, so we recommend including a box of KT Tape to help your athlete perform at their best. The tape is designed to relieve pain while supporting muscles, joints and ligaments, and ranges in colors and type.   https://www.kttape.com/kt-tape-products

 

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6.    Oakley ARO3

We all know Oakley for their fantastic eyewear, but did you know they make sleek-looking helmets too? Check out the ARO3 and ARO5, both cycling specific helmets guaranteed to make you stand out in the group ride or race. Both models have seven different color options, including World Tour team Dimension Data’s official design. Shop: www.oakley.com

 

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7.    Assos Equipe RS Rain Jacket

For decades, Assos has been the stand out in stylish, quality cycling apparel. Subtle, light and fashionable, their newly released rain jacket is a must have for any cyclist who faces the elements. The Equipe RS is made of waterproof Schloss Tex material, which will keep the rider dry when the conditions are not. Shop: www.assos.com

 

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8.    Lodi Wine Club

Responsible for creating some of the best wines in the world, Lodi Wine offers a membership that includes 3-4 bottles of wine shipped to your doorstep quarterly, discounts to wine events, wine, merchandise and more, as well complimentary wine tastings while visiting their winery. A Lodi Wine Club membership is a perfect gift for the budding sommelier in the family. Shop: www.lodiwine.com

 

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9. Zwift subscription

Riding indoors doesn’t have to be tedious with a monthly subscription to Zwift, an online virtual cycling world which lets riders train with other athletes from around the world. Available through Windows, Mac and iOS, the program has plenty of options in which to test yourself in a race, explore courses like the world championship road race course in Richmond, Virginia, or go on a simulated “group ride” with others doing the same workout. Find out more about the program at www.zwift.com.

About the Author

Tom Owen

Tom Owen is a cycling writer who has worked with some of the cycling world's biggest media brands, covering everything from the top levels of the professional sport to bikepacking adventures in the Balkans.