As more and more people pick up cycling as a hobby as well as a way of keeping fit and healthy, it is more than likely that you have at least one person in your life who is a cycling enthusiast. If you are thinking of getting a nice gift for that someone but have no idea what kind of gadgets would interest a biker, don’t worry. Our “10 Gift Ideas for the Cyclist in Your Life” list has got you covered.
If you are on a tight budget, we have got you covered and if you are feeling a little more generous, we have got you covered as well.
ThePlug III dynamo USB charger charges your device’s battery from a standard USB port that can be conviniently mounted to the handlebar of your bike. ThePlug III connects to the bike’s dynamo hub or sidewall dynamo and converts the AC power generated by the dynamo to the correct DC power to power up your devices. It even has safeguards in place to prevent damage to your devices by cutting off the power if the current generated is too high.
The Bicycle Rear Laser Tail Light has two laser lights that emit two parallel lines forming your very own personal virtual bike lane that moves together with your bike on the road. Its LED flashlight and two lines will provides a visual guide to other motorist to keep their distance and thus improving your safety. A must have for any cyclist that bikes in the dark.
Maintaining the bicycle and being ready for emergency breakdowns and repairs is part and parcel of being a cyclist. A set of bike tools is a must for any cyclist but why lug around a set of hefty tools when all you need is the PocketToolX Mako Titanium Bike Tool? This pocket sized multi tool has a full set of box wrenches, hex bits and gauge spoke wrenches to cover most breakdowns. It even has a bottle opener. Perfect for a cool bottle of beer after a tough repair job.
A bike helmet is an essential safety gear but it is also bulky and a hassle to store or carry around when not in use. The Carrera Foldable Helmet has a collapsible accordion design that allows the helmet to save about 25% of space when compressed. While that doesn’t sound like much but sometimes that is all you need to fit it into a small bag. The collapsible design of the Carrera helmet also makes it a better fit on the head as it molds to the head shape when strapped on, unlike rigid helmets.
The bicycle pump is yet another important tool in the cyclist’s arsenal as you never know when you will need one. The Supershort Mini Bicycle Pump from SKS is a pocket sized pump that is just 6.5 inches long. However, it has a telescoping mechanism that allow for strokes much longer than its length and can fill up to 90 PSI. Comes with a mounting bracket for mounting to the bike frame.
The Knog Oi bicycle bell that not only looks awesome but sounds like an angel playing a glockenspiel. This exquisitely designed bell is a replacement for the bike bell that not only fits in with a modern bike but made sure that it plays a beautiful tone every time it is struck. To blend in with the handlebar, the Knog Oi has a ring-shaped bell that wraps around the bar itself. It blends in so inconspicuously, most people probably have no idea it is there.
with the UrbanX electric wheel, almost any standard pedal bike can be turned into an electric bike in just 60 seconds and at a fraction of the cost. The UrbanX conversion kit comes with everything that you need to convert your current bike into an electric bike. All you have to do is remove your bike’s existing front wheel and replace it with the UrbanX electric wheel.
A bike lock is essential in keeping your bike safe especially if you own an expensive bike. There are many choices when it comes to bike locks and it usually involves balancing between weight, flexibility and of course price. The Bordo Granit X-Plus is a hybrid between a chain lock and a U-lock. It is flexible as it is made up of interconnecting metal plates but offers better protection compared to chain or cable lock. It also comes with a special case that easily straps to your bike frame.
The TiGr Titanium Bow-Lock is another innovative bike lock that we really like. It is made up of a folded strip of super strong but light titanium bar. The titanium bar flexes can wraps around your bike plus whatever structure you wish to secure your bike to. Because it is so light, it is really easy to use and store.
The Motorized Horizontal Double Bike Lift from Power Rax is an ingenious system that comes with a bike rack that fits two bikes, one on top of the other. Once securely mounted, all you need is a simple press of a button to lift the rack and the bikes to the ceiling and store the bikes in a horizontal position. The system is easy to install on your own and it can be mounted in any garage or storage room with a ceiling height of between 8 feet to – 10.5 feet.