Christmas Gift Guide 2016

1st December 2016 in Gift Guides by Mary Cox

Christmas is just around the corner so now is the time for coming up with ingenious gift ideas for the cyclist or triathlete in your life. We have compiled some suggestions to suit just about any budget. Choose from the gifting categories below to see our top picks. If you still can't find that perfect gift, then visit our Christmas Shop for a wider choice. Hurry, take advantage of our free UK delivery in time for Christmas.

Gifts Under £20

Gifts Under £20

Lucho Dillitos Energy Bars

Forget about the cranberry sauce this Christmas, it’s all about Lucho Dillitos Energy Bars. The 100% natural guava and paste within the bar has been powering Colombian endurance athletes for over 50 years, so make sure you keep your energy boosted for this years Festive 500. There will be no naughty list for you this year, as this energy bar’s wrapper is 100% biodegradable, allowing you to toss it by the roadside with a clean conscience.

Pongo One Collection Mountain Socks

The giving and receiving of socks is as much a part of Christmas as mince pies and the food-induced snooze you’ll slip into during the Queen’s speech. Why not give the brightest and most brilliant sock you can? One that won’t just get lost at the back of the sock drawer, but will be worn proudly out on the bike and around the house. The Pongo One Collection Mountain Socks are just this, with a moisture-wicking construction and pro-look 6” cuff.

Clug Roadie Storage Mount

The Clug Roadie Storage Mount is the perfect stocking filler this Christmas. Hold your bike with pride safely and securely against any wall or fence, but maybe avoid the Christmas tree! The Clug's small and stylish design also makes it a convenient storage solution as it is very discreet while not in use.

Gifts Under £50

Gifts Under £50

Kitbrix Bag

Coordinate your Santa hat with your KitBrix Bag this year. Perfect for athletes on the move, the bag provides a convenient and organised way to store your kit. The double lined, wipe clean tarpaulin is more than up to the job of withstanding the weight of kit storage. Keep your gifts safe with internal security pockets and transparent smartphone pouches.

Castelli Linea Pelle Body Care Combo Box

All you need to prepare for the rigours of cycling, the Castelli Linea Pelle Body Care Combo Box comes with Chamois Dry Lube, Warming Embro Cream and Foul Weather Cream means, whatever the conditions. you'll be ready. 

Sigma Sport Short Sleeve Team Jersey

Show your support for your favourite bike shop this Christmas with the Sigma Sport branded short sleeve jersey. Made by Castelli and out of Procool Plus fabric that ensures a comfortable and breathable garment, the jersey features a full-length zip and three rear pockets, ideal for storing a gilet, cape, tools or even that last piece of Christmas cake. A gift to be enjoyed when the weather warms up, unlike many gifts that are long forgotten by spring, this short sleeve jersey will remain a staple wardrobe addition well into the new year.

Gifts under £150

Gifts under £150

Exposure Lights Trace/TraceR Light Set

Give the gift of light this Christmas with the Exposure Lights Trace/TraceR Light Set. Powerful and compact, with hassle free USB recharging, this set provides a range of modes with the options of solid or pulsating beams. This in addition to excellent side visibility will ensure you are safe and seen clearly while riding day or night.

Lezyne CNC Travel Drive Floor Pump

Escaping to warmer climes this winter? The Lezyne CNC Travel Drive Floor Pump is the ideal bike box or suitcase addition. Made from CNC machined aluminium, weighing 840 grams, this pump may be just 50.8 x 19 x 60 centimetres, but what it loses in size it more than makes up for in performance. The head of the pump screws onto both Presta and Schrader valves to ensure no loss of connection while inflating your inner tubes.

Mavic Aksium Elite 23 Clincher Wheelset

A reliable set of hoops for clocking up the miles this winter, the Mavic Aksium Elite 23 Wheelset is durable and comes equipped with Mavic Yksion Elite Guard Clincher Tyres. Advanced rim join technology reduces weight by 10%, saving you energy in races, sportives or on those hard, hilly training rides. The bladed pull spokes improve strength and lower drag.

Premium Gifts

Premium Gifts

Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Indoor Turbo Trainer

Ideal for tailoring training and using as a tool to reach your goals, the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Indoor Turbo Trainer links with many popular apps including Zwift and Strava. One of our most popular turbo trainers, this ingenious device allows you to carry out sprints, intervals and hill climbs on virtual training platforms, while also being incredibly quiet, so neighbours will be happy to. Kick start their new year with the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Indoor Turbo Trainer. 

GoPro Hero5 Black Action Camera

The GoPro Hero5 Black Action Camera is the ultimate gift this Christmas. Capture every adventure with 4K video and 12MP photos. Completely waterproof up to 10m, super clear audio, longer lasting battery, advanced video stabilisation and a 2-inch LCD touch screen makes this one of the most complete action cameras on the market. The updated interface for 2017 makes it easier to use for novices or professionals, with every feature you could need to capture once in a lifetime moments.

Oakley Jawbreaker Sport Refresh Sunglasses with Prizm Road Lens

A sleek addition to your kit collection, the Oakley Jawbreaker Sport Refresh Sunglasses with Prizm Road Lens will ensure that you look stylish whatever the season. A Three-Point Fit ensure a comfortable and accurate fit to your face. Switchlock Technology makes a swift and safe task of swapping between lenses and the Prizm lenses improve the clarity of your vision, allowing you to pick out potholes and other obstacles in the road.

Gifts For Her

Gifts For Her

Velocio Zero Women's Jacket

The Velocio Zero Women's Jacket is perfect for the those cold winter days. Designed to keep you outside all year round, its broad temperature range and weightless feel makes it a practical and comfortable piece for those brisk days on the bike. Stiff, immobile layers that would usually defend you from the cold are not present in the Zero Jacket, as high loft Polartec insulation takes over that role, keeping the rider well ventilated and agile on the bike.

Black Sheep Cycling Sam - Season Seven Limited Release Women's Kit

The Black Sheep Cycling Sam - Season Seven Limited Release Women's Kit is the ideal gift for those women who want practical, technical kit, with a quirky, individual designs to make them stand out from the crowd. CorePOWER Lycra on the leg panels of the shorts promotes circulation to reduces lactic acid build up in the key workhouse muscles by ensuring a highly compressive fit. Powercuff grippers on the leg hems also hold in place comfortably, preventing them from riding up, making this a durable, comfortable and fun-filled kit.

2XU Striped Women's Compression Tight

The 2XU Striped Women's Compression Tight provides excellent functionality, while ensuring you remaining stylish this festive season. The abductor, glute, quad, hamstring and calf muscles are fully supported, reducing lactic acid build up by improving blood circulation. The yarns within the fabric keeps you dry and comfortable by wicking moisture away from your skin; this makes it ideal for the cooler winter climes.

Gifts For Kids

Gifts For Kids

Early Rider Trail Runner 14" Balance Bike

The Early Rider Trail Runner 14" Balance Bike is the ideal encouragement to get your little ones in the saddle this Christmas. Designed for more bumpy terrain, the lightweight aluminium frame combined with pneumatic knobbly wheels will give greater control when a little more grip is needed. The Balance Bike will improve their basic motor functions, preparing them for the real thing.

Sportful Reflex Kid's Jacket

Keep the little ones wrapped up warm with the Sportful Reflex Kid's Jacket. Based on the adult version of the jacket, the Kid's Reflex features wind and rain resistant fabric with 360° reflective printing, keeping your mind at rest by ensuring they are visible in low-light conditions. 

Hornit Mini Hornit Front Kid's Bike Light with Horn

The Hornit Mini Hornit Front Kid's Bike Light with Horn is a great stocking filler. Easily clipped onto any handlebar of bikes or scooters, the Mini Hornit Light provides extra visibility, perfect for daytime or when in low-light situations. The light is showerproof, and with an easy remote control functionality, a nearby parent can turn it off if necessary.

Gifts For Triathletes

Gifts For Triathletes

BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Balm

The BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Balm is a practical stocking filler for the triathlete in your life. A wetsuit lubricant that does not rot your wetsuit or wash away while swimming, it protects from chafing, cracked or chapped skin, irritation from bras, rubbing skin or saddle sores. It is used with footwear, orthotics, clothing, sports and swimwear, braces, gear, prosthesis, compression wear and wetsuits.

Profile Design Aero HC Drink System

The Profile Design Aero HC Drink System is perfect for staying hydrated while riding and training during the festive season. Easilly attached to your handlebars, the system is easily accessible and refillable, so you don't need to remove your hands while riding. Ideal for a range of beverages, although we would avoid filling it with mulled wine over Christmas.

Specialized S-Works Evade Tri Helmet 2016

The Specialized S-Works Evade Tri Helmet 2016 is not only stunning, but practical too. Praised for its streamlined efficiency, the Evade Tri Helmet features a magnetic  buckle fastening system, ensuring that transitions are as seamless and speedy as possible. Created by Specialized engineers, they have developed the tri helmet to save up to 46 seconds over 40 kilometres when compared to a standard road helmet. 

Sigma Sport eGift voucher

Sigma Sport eGift voucher

Still a bit stumped as to what gift to give this Christmas? Let your recipient decide with a Sigma Sport eGift Voucher.

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