Before the clock ticks down on Christmas shopping, we thought we d share some gift ideas for that favorite cyclist in your life. This was a group effort, with lots of good suggestions from Miriam, Noah, Vince, Elizabeth and RL. Some of the products listed below were reviewed here, and that will be noted in the descriptions. Other items are on our own wish lists or are items we ve seen and think are worth sharing.
Don t forget about yourselves as you shop…with all that gas and parking money you re saving, you deserve some bikey treats, too!
— Redline 9-2-5…one of the staff favorites around here. Reviewed here. Get em while they re hot, as Redline drops them from the lineup for 2012.
Lots of lights to choose from…many that we have reviewed and others that simply caught our fancy.
— Supernova Lighting Systems…both battery- and dynohub-powered.
— Revolights wheel lights…one of the many Kickstarter projects.
— Nutcase Gen 2 helmets.
Accessories and Stocking Stuffers:
— Anything by Banjo Brothers…it s no secret that we have an unabashed “bromance” going on with Eric and Mike of Banjo Brothers, and we ve been extremely pleased by everything we ve tried from the cargo-carrying offerings there. Rather than overwhelm you with a string of links, simply type in “banjo brothers” in the search box at the top right of our site and you ll see just how much we love their products.
Planet Bike “Captain Safety” reflective stickers…so much fun!
— Onetwothreespeed s Reflective Helmet Bows.
— Gift Certificates to your local bike shop. Yeah, you should support your local shops.
— Chainspirations Bicycle Jewelry…. review coming soon, and here is a sneak peak at a necklace.
— Resource Revival s recycled bicycle picture frames, bottle openers, clocks and keychains. So cool!
— Cobra Tire Tool — reviewed here. Naysayers be damned; this is a useful tool and one that fits nicely in your sweetie s stocking (or saddlebag)!
Got a gift idea for the cyclists in YOUR life? We d love to hear about them…drop them in the comments below.