In this gift guide for cyclists we present 90 of the best gifts for cyclists, grouped into price ranges. Whether you are looking for a Secret Santa gift under $15, or something very special for the cyclist you love (where price is no object) – we have you covered! Our suggestions are based on the items that our readers consistently buy and enjoy. And also on products that we personally use and love. We have a handy chart that shows you all of our top gift picks at a glance. After that, we have more details about our top suggestions, plus handy links to many more gift choices.
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|Chaos CTR Tempest Multi Tasker Pro Micro Fleece Balaclava. Usually around $15 - Please Click Here for the Best Price on Amazon Right Now||Our top pick for cyclists to keep their heads warm; by far the most popular balaclava with our readers too! This balaclava is ideal for wearing under a helmet, and can also be worn alone when off the bike. It is a multi-functional hinged balaclava to protect your cyclist friend's face and neck from icy winds|
|The Accmor Classic Bike Bell. Usually around $8, but click here to find the Best Price on Amazon right now||This is a really cute, classic bike bell. It's also well rated for its functionality and copper construction. Nothing says more clearly that a cyclist is coming, which makes it a useful safety feature. The mounting is super adjustable, so you can be confident it will fit on the handlebars of the lucky cyclist you give it to|
|WOTOW 16 in 1 Multi-Function Bike Repair Tool. Best price on Amazon right now: $6.99||This is the number 1 best-selling bike repair tool kit on Amazon & with our readers. Every cyclist needs a good all-in-one tool kit in their saddle bag! The kit includes: Allen Keys: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6; Socket Hex Wrenches: 8/9/10/mm, a slotted screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a Socket Extension Rod, a Solid Wrench: 8/10/15/mm; a Hex Key Wrench: 2/2.5/3/4/5/6mm; a Spoke Wrench; & 3 nylon tire rods|
|Daway LED bicycle spoke lights. Usually $12 - Please Click Here for the best price on Amazon right now||Amazing lights for an amazing price. Users rave about these lights, which are about two things: safety and fun! In an increasingly crowded field, these lights stand out in all the best ways|
|Bicycle Pizza Cutter - Tour de Pizza. Best price on Amazon right now: $14.95||If you have a friend who loves cycling AND loves pizza, this would be an unusual, fun, and useful gift. It is highly rated and is said to have sharp wheels that cut pizza very well. And it comes with a stand so it can look good in the kitchen!|
|Naviskin Fleece Skull Cap. Usually around $10, but click here for the best price on Amazon right now||This fleece-lined beanie can be comfortably worn with or without a cycling helmet to keep the cyclist in your life warm during cold weather rides. It’s lightweight and stretchy for increased comfort. And it includes a pony tail hole for women with long hair|
|Heat Holders Thermal Socks. On Sale Right Now at Amazon for less than $15 - check out the price here||Your favorite cyclist would probably love these socks – my personal all-time favorites for cold-weather cycling. Heat Holders are billed as the ultimate thermal socks, with superior moisture wicking and heat retention. Plus, they have a super soft, fleecy inner lining, featuring a “unique, extra-long looped cushion pile to hold in more warm air.” These socks feel super soft on my feet, and kept my feet warm, even in sub-freezing conditions|
|Tusita Silicone Protective Case for Garmin Edge 530. Best price on Amazon right now: $6.90||If the cyclist in your life has a Garmin Edge 530, they most likely paid about $300 for it. You could really help him or her out with the gift of a protective case for it. This one is cheaper than the Garmin-branded case, but fits and works just as well. It has passed a Military Drop Test, and features a shock-absorption design, with raised edges to protect the screen. It is made from superior quality liquid silicone gel, said to be safe and environmentally friendly. The charging port and the buttons are accessible with the case in place|
|Bicycle Bliss 2021 Calendar. Usually around $13, but click here for the best price on Amazon right now||We have gone back to wall calendars, after having been let down one too many time by electronic gadgets. We are loving the simplicity of being able to see the day, week and month at a glance, right there on the side of the fridge. The Bicycle Bliss calendar features adventure photos of cyclists around the world, paired with inspiring quotes. The publishers are Amber Lotus Publishing, an independent carbon-negative US company, which has planted ONE MILLION trees since 2008 to offset their carbon footprint|
|Wheel Brightz Lights for Bike Wheels. Usually around $15, but currently on sale - please click here to view the Sale Price on Amazon right now||Give the gift of fun, while at the same time keeping a cyclist you care about safer. Wheel Brightz are a 7-feet string of 20 micro LED lights in protective tubing. The colors are Red, Orange, Gold, Green, Blue, Purple, and the user can mix and match to create their own choice of color combos. These lights make a cyclist more visible from the side, so they really are a great safety feature. And I found these kinds of lights very cheerful when I was cycling in the dark and cold|
|Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike. Best price on Amazon right now for the Kindle edition: $14.99||Is the cyclist you love planning to lose weight in the new year? This is one of the best books for ideas on how to lose weight in a healthy way. The author, well-known cyclist cyclist Selene Yeager, explains the 10 Ride Your Way Lean Eating Rules. Her focus is on good nutrition, not on unsustainable deprivation. Yeager also includes cycling drills and exercises to help cyclists get lean. Available as a paperback and also as a Kindle book.|
|Chamois Butt'r Anti-Chafe Cream. Best price on Amazon right now: $14.01||The git of Chamois Butt'r shows that you care! It is applied to the lining of padded bike shorts, or directly to the skin, to prevent chafing. And it’s not just for athletes – it can be used anywhere that chafing occurs. This brand is the absolute favorite with cyclists worldwide. It is made using aloe vera, green tea leaf extract, tea tree oil, shea butter, and lavender oil for their naturally occurring beneficial properties. Washes off easily with soap and water. This product is paraben free and contains no artificial fragrances or colors|
|Mirrycle Bar End Mountain Bicycle Mirror. Best price on Amazon right now: $14.27||I have been a fan of rear-view mirrors for bikes for years, especially since one saved my life. The majority of serious bike accidents occur when bikes are rear-ended by motorists, so when you give the gift of one of these, you could be saving a life. This one is the model I have used for decades, and it is an excellent product at a bargain price right now|
|Hafny Bar End Bike Mirror. Usually around $20, but currently on sale on Amazon for less than $15 - Please Click Here for exact current price||This rearview mirror will fit road bikes. I have also had one of these, and found it to be excellent. It is very highly rated and is a number 1 best seller in bike mirrors. The stainless steel lenses are close to impossible to break. It can be installed left or right, top of the handlebar & below, on almost any bike. I found the visibility of things behind me to be excellent|
|Aduro Bike Frame Bag. Usually around $13, but please Click Here for the Best Price on Amazon right now||This is just such a handy little saddle bag, it is sure to be appreciated by almost any cyclist. It is also very well rated for being easy-to-install, durable, and extremely handy for transporting a surprising quantity of items. Available in a range of colors, including basic black|
|Almond Roca Buttercrunch Toffee with Almonds. Best price on Amazon right now: $12.49||Why is this on this list? Well, because the cyclist you care about is a human being, so he or she deserves chocolate! Seriously, a couple of pieces of truly delicious chocolate can help a cyclist keep going through the coldest weather - or serve as a well-deserved treat after a tough ride. And Brown & Haley make some of the most delicious chocolate in the world. Also available in Dark Chocolate Peppermint flavor, and Dark Chocolate flavor|
|The SKS Bottle Mount Adapter for Electric Bikes. Best price on Amazon right now: $6.99||A common problem with electric bikes is that there is no way to attach a standard water bottle holder, due to the frame configuration. We solved this problem with the SKS bottle holder system, comprising an adapter, a bottle holder and an (optional) matching bottle. This can be attached at various angles to almost anywhere on your bike|
|The SKS Bottle Holder for Electric Bikes. Usually around $13, but click here for the best price on Amazon right now||This is the bottle cage part of the SKS bottle holder system for e-bikes (and any bike with a frame that does not have a space for mounting a standard water bottle holder)|
|The matching SKS water bottle. Best price on Amazon right now: $8.99||The SKS bottle holder system works best with the matching SKS bottle, which is a little broader than the average water bottle|
|Supershieldz for Garmin Edge 530 and Edge 830. Best price on Amazon right now: $6.99||Want to really be impressive in the Secret Santa stakes? Notice that your work buddy has a Garmin Edge 530 or 830, and buy him or her a set of two well-rated tempered glass shields to protect their investment from the rigors of winter cycling|
|Vibrelli Performance Bike Multi-Tool. Usually around $24. Please click here to view the best price on Amazon||This is a high quality multi-tool that comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, and was designed by cyclists for cyclists. Although it weighs just 6.5 oz and measures just 3 by 2 inches, it is made from Hardened High-Tensile Cr-V Steel and meets Military Grade MIL-STD 810G. Included are 19 Precision Tools: Hex (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8), Universal Chain Breaker Tool, Spoke Wrenches (M7, M9, 3.3 mm, 3.45 mm), Open Wrenches (8 mm,10 mm) Phillips Screwdrivers (#1, #2), flat (#2), Torx (t-25). All have non-slip sidebar grips|
|Crank Brothers Multi Bicycle Tool (10-Function). Usually less than $20 - Please Click Here for the Best Price on Amazon Right Now||Give the gift of being prepared for emergencies ... EVERY cyclist needs a good multi-tool – trust me on this one. Every time a saddle needs to be moved, or a kickstand needs to be tightened, or a mirror is falling off – a multi-tool is required! It’s hard to go a WEEK without one. Any cyclist who doesn’t have one yet, simply doesn’t know what they are missing. Here’s one of the very best multi-tools for less than $20|
|Bell Roadside Bicycle Repair Tool Kit. Usually around $16, but click here to check the latest price on Amazon||Almost any cyclist would be happy to receive this handy-dandy, well-rated took kit. The socket wrench is magnetic, which is a nice surprise at this price. The kit includes hex keys, hex bits, a Phillips head bit, a flat head bit, a Torx T25 bit, plus a multi-function wrench that includes spoke wrenches; a bottle opener (always handy!), glueless patches, a metal tube buffer, and 2 tire levers|
These socks are made in North Carolina, with wool from sustainable farms in the Rocky Mountains
|Woolie Boolie Merino Wool Socks. Usually around $20. Please click here to view the best price on Amazon||Nothing says "I Care About You" better than giving the gift of warm feet. Especially for cyclists, who often suffer from cold, numb feet on long winter bike rides. Woolie Boolie socks are made out of 72% merino wool, designed with a fully cushioned sole and comfort top. The wool is soft, insulating, breathable, and fights odor-causing bacteria. They are middle thickness, hitting the sweet spot that provides plenty of warmth while not taking up too much space in cycling shoes. Oh, and they last forever – our house is full of ancient Woolie Boolie socks|
|Danish Endurance Merino Wool. Best price on Amazon right now: $25.45||These are another option in comfortable, functional merino wool socks. They are very popular with our readers. They provide good comfort during athletic activities|
|Ascher Ultra Bright USB Rechargeable Bike Light Set. Best price on Amazon right now: $17.99||Simply charge these lights with the USB connector, mount with no tools, and ride more safely in the dark. Ideal for a friend who has no bike lights and might find themselves having to cycle after dark. Usually budget bike light sets skimp drastically on the tail light, but this set has two good quality lights|
|Cool Change Cycling Gloves for use with touch screens. Best price on Amazon right now: $17.99||These full-finger cycling gloves are especially designed so that you can still use your bike computer or your smart phone. The cyclist you give them to will bless you every time they don't have to take their gloves off to respond to a text! The padding helps to keeps hands and wrists comfortable on long rides. Available in a range of colors|
|The Friendly Swede Balaclava Face Mask - 2 Pack. Usually around $21 - Please Click Here for the Current Best price on Amazon||This is an IMMENSELY popular cycling/hiking balaclava, and is VERY highly rated. For years it has been the top pick of our readers. It will work well for the cyclist in your life because it is not bulky, so it fits comfortably under a helmet. Also, it has a looong neck, so it won't ride up and expose sensitive neck skin to icy winds. The material is breathable, so it won't promote sweating. And the balaclava has a soft fleece lining for cozy comfort|
|Andobil Bike Phone Mount. Best price on Amazon right now: $22.09||Would the cyclist in your life benefit from having easy and safe access to their phone while riding? If so, this would be a very welcome gift, and could be very handy too. For example, I have used a bike phone mount so as to be able to follow Google Maps on my bike. This one is very highly rated for keeping phones completely safe on the handlebars|
|Vibrelli Universal Bike Phone Mount. Currently on Sale at Amazon: $18.48||Another option: Give the gift of keeping your favorite cyclist’s phone safe on the road, with this highly rated bike phone mount. It is made for the following phones: iPhone 11, XR, X, XS, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6 Plus | Galaxy S10, S9, S8. I have used this design of bike phone mount for decades, and find the design to be very secure. The phone is kept safe with a Triple Secure Design: 3 silicone bands, plus strong side clamps|
|Mongoora Bike Phone Mount for any Smart Phone. Currently on Sale at Amazon: $14.95||Here is one more choice for a bike phone mount. This one has FOUR claims to fame: it will fit any smart phone (up to 3.7" width); it is super rugged to protect a phone under any circumstances; it is highly rated by users; and it is the number one best seller in bike phone mounts on Amazon. Also, it can be put on any width handlebars; it is bright and colorful; and it is easy to install without any tools|
|Wireless Bike Computer with 3 Backlight Colors. Best price on Amazon right now: $18.99||Your favorite cyclist would probably find this bike computer a whole lot of fun! The three choices of color for the backlight (red, blue, and green) could brighten up a tough winter commute. And the cycling data and clear display would motivate a cyclist on a training ride. Easy to install on a nice out-front bracket, this ultra-bargain-priced bike computer has 22 functions, including speed, distance, time, temperature, and calories. Has an option to keep back light on continuously, which is great for night-time riding|
|Joel Friel's Ultimate Cyclist's Training Bible. Usually around $20 for the paperback; available as a Kindle book too. Click here for the latest prices on Amazon||The Cyclist's Training Bible is hands-down the best and most comprehensive training guide for cyclists. No wonder it’s been a best-seller for years! If the cyclist you love has aspirations to improve their speed, cycling skills, and fitness in 2021, then this gift will earn you a whole lot of brownie points. USA-based Joe Friel is the most trusted cycling coach in the world. He is an internationally recognized expert on endurance training and has more than 30 years of personal coaching experience. His revolutionary approach to training and his clear instruction have made this book a world-wide best-seller|
|Monkey Lights for Wheel Spokes. Usually under $25 - Please click here for the Sale Price on Amazon right now||Did you know that lighting up a bike can be fun? If you want the cyclist you love to be safe while having even more fun on the bike, give her or him the gift of Monkey Lights. These are a set of tiny LED lights that you can quickly attach to the spokes of any bike. Best of all, you can program them into various patterns and colors. I like to sport red and green lights at Christmas time! These lights are innovative, fun, inexpensive, potentially life-saving, and energy-thrifty lights. I say life-saving because they make you visible from the side. They definitely saved me more than once from motorists pulling out of side streets|
|Finish Line Bike Care Pack. Usually around $20, but currently on Sale at Amazon - Please Click Here for Current Price||This Care Pack is both useful and thoughtful, and will set your cyclist friend up for a hassle-free winter cycling season. This brand makes the most popular bike lubes in the world. This kit they have put together covers all of the essentials of bike care, including 4 oz of Dry Teflon Lube (for wet weather); 4 oz of Multi-Degreaser; and 4 oz of Super Bike Wash Concentrate. It’s a very popular and highly rated kit to keep a bike clean and rolling smoothly|
|Thermasilk Glove Liners. Best Price on Amazon Right Now: $16.60||This would be a very thoughtful and useful gift for any cyclist who rides in cold weather. Silk glove liners are great for cyclists. Silk glove liners make it much easier for cyclists to remove their outer gloves (when for example we need to use your fingers for something while on a ride). Without glove liners, what often happens is that cyclists really battle to put their outer gloves back on again, when our fingers are sweaty, or wet from rain. Glove liners make it much easier to slide our outer gloves back on again. The white ones are better because the black ones can get lost really quickly! Made from 100% pure silk, they feel great against the skin and help to keep hands warm|
|Bicycling Medicine: Cycling Nutrition, Physiology, Injury Prevention and Treatment For Riders of All Levels. Usually available for less than $20 - Please Click Here to Find the Best Price on Amazon Right Now||The Gift of Good Health: Bicycling Medicine. Every cyclist at some time suffers from aches and pains. This book by Arnie Baker, subtitled “Cycling Nutrition, Physiology, Injury Prevention and Treatment For Riders of All Levels,” will help your cyclist friend get ready for the upcoming New Year good resolutions. It’s a highly regarded book about how to prevent and treat all kinds of bicycling-related aches and pains|
|Cycling Past 50. Usually around $22, but Please Click Here for current price on Amazon||Do you have a cyclist friend over 50? In this very popular book, author Joe Friel shows that cyclists with proper training and the right attitude, can look forward to their best years ever, even after 50. Among much else, Friel offers advice on training; body fueling; a workout program; & injury prevention tips and exercises. Beyond just the physical aspects, Friel motivates readers with discussion of the mental aspects of cycling into middle age and beyond. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and a high level of motivation. And he stresses the importance of cycling being a fun activity!|
|Gore Windstopper Balaclava. On Sale on Amazon Right Now: $55.00||This highly rated and very popular balaclava will keep your favorite cyclist warm, dry, and breathing easy, thanks to its superior Gore Windstopper technology, plus superior construction with careful attention to detail. It is made of 100% polyester with Goretex Windstopper membrane for the forehead and ears, and a combination of nylon and elastane for the rest. It is ideal for cycling, and also great for all outdoor winter sports|
|CatEye Velo Wireless Bike Computer. Usually around $45, but click here to find the Best Price on Amazon right now||Quick and easy to install, the perennially popular CatEye Velo offers all the data most cyclists would want: including current, average, and maximum speed, trip distance, elapsed time, odometer, pre-programmed tire sizes, calorie consumption, and carbon offset measurement. Help the cyclist in your life to kick their training up a notch in 2021|
|J. CARP Women’s Cycling Jacket – Windproof and Water Resistant. Usually under $45 - Please Click Here for Best Price on Amazon Right Now||If the woman cyclist you love needs protection from the wind, this remarkably low-cost cycling jacket/cycling vest could be the ticket. Well-rated and available in two colors, users value it for being lightweight and easy to wear. Cyclists often warm up as they ride, so the fact that the arms can be detached is a bonus. Add in two pockets and reflective elements, and you have a versatile and useful jacket that can be stored in a back pocket, ready to be put on when needed|
|The Weatherneck System Balaclava. Best Price on Amazon Right Now: Price not available||Is the cyclist you love also a hiker? This cycling balaclava features premium design and materials, and is super versatile. Designed by a cyclist, it is a modular balaclava in 2 pieces. You can use in various configurations, ranging from just a neck gaiter, all the way to full face coverage. It/s my personal favorite, and I use it for cycling and for hiking in snowy terrain (which is where we took the photos!). The soft, lightweight material feels good, and fits easily under a bike helmet|
|Rock Bros Bag and Phone Mount for Front of Bike: Best price on Amazon right now: $19.99||Help your cyclist friend to get super organized with this well-rated, no. 1 bestselling bike frame bag. Compatible with cellphones below 6.5 inches. Easy to install, and has a quick-release feature so cyclists can take it into the office or home|
|Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor. Usually around $49, but click here to find the Best Price on Amazon right now||Does your favorite cyclist plan to get fitter in the new year? A heart rate monitor is a great way to record progress. This one is designed to be worn effortlessly. Your favorite cyclist can use Bluetooth & ANT+ technology to connect this monitor to his or her smart phone, GPS watch, or bike computer. It integrates seamlessly with training apps, where Wahoo’s proven technology can be relied on for accurate measurement of heart rate and calculation of calories|
|Lintelek Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor. Usually around $35, but sometimes discounted by as much as 25%. Click here to see current price on Amazon||Available in various colors, this is an activity tracker with connected GPS, step counter and calorie counter. A lot of users say that it is like a FitBit, but for one-third of the price. Which makes it a cheap gift for someone you care about who wants to be motivated to get fit. It can be used to track 14 different sports, including (of course!) cycling. Also does smart notifications and heartbeat tracking|
|Arsuxeo Winter Warm UP Thermal Softshell Cycling Jacket. Best price on Amazon right now: $39.99||Well rated, warm and cozy jacket for a bargain price. Featuring 3 layers of fabric to keep your cyclist friend warm, including a rugged windbreaker surface to bead up moisture, while the layer against the skin is a soft, warm fleece. Great attention to details, such as a drop tail (for a warm butt), an elastic hem to keep the wind out, reflective elements for visibility, 2 pockets, and longer cuffs. Available in a range of colors.|
|Under Armour Men's Heat Gear Armour Compression Long Sleeve T-Shirt. Best price on Amazon right now: Price not available||This long sleeve T-shirt is ideal as a base layer for cyclists, and also as a stand-alone layer for anyone spending time in the sun. It features HeatGear fabric, with all the benefits of UA Compression, yet comfortable enough to be worn all day. With a UPF of 30, it will protect the skin from the sun. Made for movement, with a 4-way stretch construction that moves better in every direction. At the same time, the material wicks sweat and dries really fast. Includes anti-odor technology|
|Baleaf Women's Waterproof Cycling Jacket. Best price on Amazon right now: $46.99||This jacket is the no. 1 best seller in women’s cycling jackets on Amazon. And with good reason: it’s an awesome jacket, especially at the price. You can gift this jacket secure in the knowledge that it ticks all of the important boxes cyclists want to tick: it’s light-weight; it’s packable; it’s both waterproof and breathable; it has FIVE pockets (we love our pockets!); and it has a hood with a cord adjustment so women can get it comfy for cycling. Available in a range of colors and sizes|
|ROCKBROS Winter Cycling Pants. Best price on Amazon right now: $38.99||The cyclist in your life will love these well-made pants. They are designed to be warm, ergonomic, windproof and thermal. People can move like a gymnast while wearing them (providing they can move like a gymnast without them). These pants have 3 layers, including a fleece layer, to protect cyclists from the winde and keep them warm and dry. An adjustable elastic waist and adjustable pants strap ensure comfort and flexibility. Multiple pockets add an extra level of convenience!|
|PEARL IZUMI Elite Thermal Toe Cover. Best price on Amazon right now: $16.24||Now here’s a handy gift for any cold-weather cyclist. This thermal toe cover is designed to be worn by those who cycle with cleats. They fit over the front of the foot, protecting the cyclist’s feet from wind and rain, but leaving space for the cleats to attach to the pedal. This way, the cyclist you love can continue to wear regular summer cycling shoes after the weather starts to get cold and windy|
|Rhinowalk 20 L Waterproof Bike Bag/Pannier. Usually around $45 - click here for the best price on Amazon right now||This totally cool, totally waterproof bike bag/pannier is available in black or bright yellow. Your cyclist friend can use it as a pannier, then detach it with the quick release and use the hand strap or the wide shoulder strap to carry it as a bag. Features sturdy 3-layer construction to guarantee contents stay dry. Our readers have been impressed at the quality of these panniers at such a bargain price|
|Axiom Basket for Pets. Best price on Amazon right now: $38.99||Get your dog the gift of going along with you on your bike rides! We have personally used this one for years, and find it to be excellent, at a good price. It’s constructed out of sturdy wire, with a non-slip rubber bottom, and is rated to carry pets up to 55 pounds. Dogs are secured with a short leash, and also the cover folds closely around them|
|WOTOW Reflective Rack Bag. Usually under $40 - please click here for the Best Price on Amazon right now||This water proof bag provides a great way for the cyclist you love to transport their goods in an organized way. The back of the bag features a large reflective area and a place to attach a light. The bag has multiple compartments, which is an essential feature for keeping one’s goods organized. Off the bike, it can be carried in various ways thanks to the shoulder strap|
|Hornit Cycle Horn and Bike Light. Usually around $30. Please Click Here for Current Best Price on Amazon||The Hornit Cycle Horn and Bike Light could make life easier for a cyclist you love! This is a smallish but VERY LOUD horn (it has a quieter mode too). If someone you love frequently has to battle to negotiate their way through hordes of pedestrians who are all plugged into their phones, then this is an ideal product. It will also help to keep a cyclist safe if a vehicle driver fails to see them|
|Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Activity Tracker and Watch. Huge discount on Amazon right now: $99.00||This activity tracking watch is one of the most affordable and popular of all time. It works really well to track bike rides, using its GPS to track rides and elevation. So if your loved one wants a tried-and-true fitness tracker to take their game to a new level next year, this would be a great gift. It also monitors heart rate all day and night, and counts steps, calories and intensity minutes. It offers a range of connected features, including smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking, and music controls|
|CamelBak Chase Hydration Bike Vest. Usually around $100, but much less right now - Please Click Here for the Current SALE Price on Amazon||This hydration pack is SO cool, I love it! And I am pretty sure the cyclist you love, will love it too. It enables a cyclist to strap on 50 oz of water (in a bag on the back), and then load up the pockets in front with every other necessity for a long, long ride - such as phone, keys, snacks, etc. Help the cyclist in your life to set new distance records in 2021 with this amazingly efficient hydration pack|
|Ibera Bicycle Bag PakRak Clip-On Quick-Release All Weather Bike Panniers. Best price on Amazon right now: $79.99||This very popular pair of bike panniers ships with rain covers included. These panniers are highly rated for commuting and for touring. Multiple compartments and pockets mean that the cyclist you love can be super organized. The smart quick release, clip-on system means that your cyclist friend can attach and detach the bags within a few seconds|
|AfterShokz Air Open Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones. Best Price on Amazon right now: $119.95||If the cyclist you love loves music, then the best gift for him or her could be Trekz Titanium Bluetooth open ear bone conduction headphones. Give the gift of music without the irritation of wires snaking in and out of clothes. Importantly, these earphones leave the ear wide open, so the cyclist can hear traffic noises. You can read all about these headphones here. They are the official headphones of England Athletics, because of their safety factor|
|PetSafe Happy Ride Wicker Bicycle Basket for Dogs and Cats. Best price on Amazon right now: $59.95||This is a stylish wicker pet basket with a comfortable sheepskin liner that can be easily removed and cleaned. It’s an ideal pet basket if the cyclist you love has a dog that is 13 pounds or less. Or if the dog you love is that size! A removable sun shield is included. Front mounted baskets are ideal if you like to keep a watchful eye on your small pet. This basket could also be used for groceries or other luggage. For more pet basket choices, click here to see our comparison of 5 of the best pet bike baskets|
|Garmin Varia UT 800 Smart Headlight Urban Edition with Dual Out-front Mount. Best price on Amazon right now: $99.99||Show the cyclist in your life how you really feel with one of the best bike lights you can buy. This is not just a light, it’s a smart light. It will automatically adjust to conditions such as ambient light, speed and ride profile. It can be controlled with a Garmin Edge bike computer. And it projects 800 lumens of light for up to 1.5 hours. Powerful and smart, this light will improve the life of the lucky cyclist you gift it to|
|Balance From Bike Trainer Steel Stand Indoor Trainer. Best price on Amazon right now: $38.54||This is Amazon’s no. 1 best seller in budget bike trainers. The cyclist you love can use this to turn their own outdoor bike into an indoor trainer, in just a few minutes. The trainer offers 8 levels of resistance, controlled from the handlebars. When the weather improves, simply release the quick release skewer and the bike becomes an outdoor bike again. Note that these budget trainers do tend to be noisy. If you want something quiet, you need to spend upwards of $400 (see below)|
|CatEye Padrone Plus Wireless Bike Computer. Best price on Amazon right now: $59.95||This is the most popular budget bike computer with our readers, by far. Easy to read even when you’re cycling at speed, it will tell your favorite cyclist his or her current, average, and maximum speed, average speed, trip distance, and total distance. It features a programmable odometer; a new stopwatch feature; and of course a super-large display. CatEye claims it is the largest display on the market. Add in that it is super lightweight and comes with a battery that will last for a year, and you have a very attractive bike computer at a very affordable price|
|Gore Wear Thermo Split Cycling Gloves. Usually around $80, but Click Here for Current Price on Amazon right now||It’s hard to control your brakes if your hands are numb. So if the cyclist you love cycles in cold weather, consider these gloves as a clever and caring gift. Engineered them with a three-finger design, they leave the index finger flexible to operate the brakes, while the 3 outer fingers keep each other warm. They feature silicon pads for firm bike control and operation of a phone and are constructed of Gore’s high-quality Tex Infinium fabric with Windstopper technology, ensuring they are windproof, highly water-resistant, and extremely breathable|
|Showers Pass Waterproof and Breathable Storm Pants. Best price on Amazon right now for men's pants: $69.00. Best price for women's pants: Price not available.||Waterproof pants make a tremendous difference when cycling in wet weather. They basically take what could be an unbearable experience and make it comfortable. So, show the cyclist you love how much you care by giving him or her some of the best cycling storm pants on the market. These pants are nylon, fully seam-taped, and completely waterproof (as I know from personal experience). They include angled hook-and-loop cinch straps to keep pant legs away from chain and crank, plus reflective trims for added visibility. They ship with a mesh stuff sack so that they can be easily taken along in a pannier, in case of sudden downpours|
|Proviz Nightrider Waterproof Cycling Pants in Safety Yellow Color. Best Price on Amazon right now: $75.00.||Here’s another option in waterproof cycling pants. These cycling pants are amazingly good value for money, with a wealth of premium features that are truly surprising at this price point. These include millions of tiny, highly reflective glass beads that reflect light back from vehicle headlights, to keep your cyclist friend safer. Also, lower leg zips and a draw cord waist, fully waterproof with sealed seams, super lightweight and breathable, and cut specifically for cyclist comfort and ease of movement|
|Upright Go Posture Trainer and Corrector. Best Price on Amazon right now: $79.99.||Do you have a cyclist friend who would like to look more confident, attractive, healthy, and younger? Well, good posture helps, but that can be a challenge for cyclists, because of so many hours spend bent forward. Maggie got this posture trainer to help with this, and she loves it. She did a review of this product in a post here. She highly recommends this to anyone who wants to improve their posture. Using it involves a training period to improve posture, followed by intermittent usage to maintain results|
|Wahoo RPM Speed and Cadence sensor for iPhone, Android and Bike Computers. Best Price on Amazon right now: $69.99||This gadget enables any smart phone to record the speed a cyclist is going, plus the cadence of their pedaling (how fast they are spinning the pedals). These are both enormously useful data for training. So if the cyclist you love wants to get fitter and faster, but does not want to get an expensive bike computer, this would be a great gift. If they already have a high-end bike computer, it will connect to these sensors via Bluetooth or ANT+. Also can be used with the Wahoo Fitness app to automatically upload data to training apps like Strava|
|Yakkay Bicycle Helmet with Paris Oilskin Cover. Usually around $130 - Please Click Here to see the Best Price on Amazon right now||This is a great gift if the cyclist you love likes to look stylish, even on a bike. Maggie has a Yakkay helmet, and it one of her favorite things. It resembles an equestrian helmet, which she finds a LOT more flattering for women than a traditional cycling helmet. Beneath the stylish façade, the usual cycling helmet protection is offered. See Maggie's review of this helmet here|
|Meriwool Men's Base Layer 100% Merino Wool Thermal Pants. Best Price on Amazon right now: $59.99||Whether cycling, hiking or skiing in cold weather, nothing beats a cozy base layer of merino wool. Your cyclist friend will bless you for these top-rated base-layer pants every time he cycles in icy conditions. Merino wool has natural wicking and odor-resistant properties to keep cyclists dry and comfortable while active in cold weather. Merino wool is the most breathable fabric and absorbs moisture better than any other fibers. Some people use these pants under dry suits when scuba diving. This product is backed by exceptionally good customer service|
|GORE WEAR Unisex Cycling Shoe Covers. Best price on Amazon right now: $25.48||These are a great idea to help the cyclist you care about to keep warm. During years of cold weather cycling, I always found the single worst issue for comfort & safety was cold, numb feet. These shoe covers keep out all wind with Gore technology; plus they repel water too. Available in plain black, and also in a combo of high-viz yellow and black|
|Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition Fitness and Activity Tracker. Best price on Amazon right now: $149.99||This is the number 1 best selling activity tracker, and this Special Edition is currently on sale with 30% deducted from its price. It comes with a built-in GPS and heart rate monitor, and can be used to track both sleep and activities. It is waterproof enough to be used to track swimming as well. It tracks heart rate 24/7, and has an impressive battery life of up to 7 days. This one also ships with a 90-day free trial of Fitbit Premium, an app that will help to motivate your loved one to stay active, sleep well and manage stress|
|Showers Pass Waterproof Breathable Syncline CC Women’s Cycling Jacket. Best price on Amazon right now: $135.00||This is one of our top choices for women’s waterproof cycling jackets. It features very good women-specific styling. It is also exceptionally waterproof and breathable. Most cycling jackets this good are well over $200, but this one is a lot more affordable. This jacket is hands-down the most popular women's cycling jacket with our readers|
|Men's Version of the Showers Pass Waterproof Breathable Syncline CC Cycling Jacket. Best price on Amazon right now: $135.00||Like the women’s jacket, this one is waterproof, made with 2.5 layers of premium waterproof Artex (2.5 layer) fabric. It includes a hood. These jackets are made with Clean Color technology. which uses Bluesign System approved dyes to keep harmful chemicals out of the manufacturing process, so as to protect people and the planet. All seams are taped and sealed for maximum waterproof protection, and the zippers are water-resistant|
|Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier. Usually around $250, but check out the HUGE DISCOUNT on Amazon right now by clicking here||The Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier is probably the most stylish, premium cycling pannier on the planet. It is ideal if the cyclist you love has an executive job, and also does a lot of air travel. The pannier doubles up as sleek travel luggage, being designed to fit carry-on air travel luggage requirements for most major airlines. The pannier looks good on and off the bike. It’s designed for bike commuting and international travel. This Pannier is perfect for executives who like to bike to work, but still need to look great when they get there. Check out our review of these panniers here|
|Strider Balance Bikes for kids aged 18 months and older. Price is usually around $120, but click here for the current Sale Price on Amazon||As we explained in our post on how to teach a child to ride a bike, a balance bike is the perfect way to start out. Our grandson started on one of these, and was riding a real bike confidently by the time he was four (with no training wheels, as he kept telling us!) This one is highly rated, and the no. 1 best seller on Amazon.|
|Five Ten Freerider Pro Womens Mountain Bike Shoe. Price is usually around $150, but click here for the latest price on Amazon||We love Five Ten Mountain Bike Shoes! They don't even look like cycling shoes – they look like really cool shoes that help you to move athletically on or off the bike. The secret ingredient is in the soles, which are engineered to be super grippy|
|Garmin Edge 130 Plus. Best price on Amazon right now: $149.99||How about treating your loved one to a Garmin Edge bike computer at a more affordable price point? The Garmin Edge 130 Plus is a brand new, premium bike computer with awesome new training features, at a very reasonable price relative to other premium bike computers. It is small, compact, and easy-to-use. The range of training options and available data on this bike computer is pretty much unbeatable at this price. Plus it has the new mountain bike metrics, AND the ClimbPro feature. Cycling News says that the “feature-packed Garmin Edge 130 Plus contains everything you would ever want from a cycling computer.” Note: at the very end of this post is a complete comparison of ALL current Garmin Edge bike computers|
|Sportneer Indoor Bike Trainer Stand. Price is usually around $150, but click here for the latest price on Amazon||Would you prefer the cyclist you love to stay home and cycle? Especially during cold, dark or rainy weather? An indoor trainer will transform the bike he or she loves into an indoor trainer! This is our pick for one of the best budget indoor bike trainers. We see it as a very affordable option for people to get into the world of indoor bike training. For more information on this subject, see our post on 5 of the Best Budget Indoor Trainers|
|Yaheetech Fluid Bike Trainer Stand. Best price on Amazon right now: $92.99||If you want to give the cyclist you love the gift of being able to train inside, this is another great option. It’s well rated for being quick and easy to assemble – compatible with any bike that has a quick-release rear wheel measuring 26'' to 28'' or 700C wheels. Strong and solid, its biggest claim to fame is being relatively quiet, as it uses fluid resistance, not magnetic. For an explanation of how that all works, see our post on 5 of the Best Budget Indoor Trainers. The resistance can be altered by changing gears, rather than cranking a handle|
|Topeakmart Premium Steel Indoor Exercise Trainer Stand. Best price on Amazon right now: $56.99||Here is another highly-rated option in indoor bike trainers. This one is highly rated for being super easy to assemble, and to fold up and put away in a closet; being quiet; and being very sturdy|
|Gore Bike Wear Women’s Windstopper Active Shell Cycling Jacket. Price is usually around $120, but click here for the latest price on Amazon||Do you have a favorite women cyclist whose life you want to improve? This Wind-Stopper cycling jacket will protect her from the wind, and it looks great too. This is a slim fitting, good looking, functional, windproof jacket. The Wind-Stopper laminate is designed to keep wind out and let sweat escape. This jacket is extremely highly rated for windproofness and under-arm ventilation, and it is easy to move in, even though it is slim-fitting|
|Bike Hand Bike Repair Stand. Best Price on Amazon Right Now: $119.99||I love this one! It is a foldable, adjustable bike repair stand. Something to take the back pain out of bike repair for your favorite cyclist. This device will also make routing bike maintenance, like chain cleaning and lubing, SO much easier. This one is extremely well rated for being lightweight, strong and stable, easy to fold, and compact to store.|
|Garmin Edge 530 Premium GPS Bike Computer. Best Price on Amazon Right Now: $299.99||If you really want to make an immense impression, this is the way to go. After decades of using, testing, and reviewing bike computers, this is the one I would choose if I had to choose my ONE and ONLY bike computer for the rest of my life. The Garmin Edge 530 is a premium bike computer with tons of data & training features. And the cherry on the top is that it is at an attractive price point ($299), relative to the Garmin 1030 Plus ($300 more) and the 830 ($100 more). If you wanted to pay even more, the 830 Plus does car-like navigation, and the 1030 Plus has a bigger screen. For my money, the 530 is the clear winner|
|Kinetic by Kurt Road Machine Smart Trainer. Best price on Amazon right now: $490.31||This machine turns a regular bicycle into an indoor trainer. But not just any indoor trainer. It’s a Smart trainer, offering a wealth of interactive experiences, including the option to immerse oneself in the Zwift universe. In the Zwift world, the cyclist you love can race against other cyclists, without ever leaving home!|
|Garmin Edge 1030 Plus GPS Cycling Computer. Best price on Amazon right now: $599.99||This is the ultimate GPS bike computer, featuring a big, beautiful 3.5” color touchscreen. It offers navigation, performance, a host of data, and smart connectivity. Basically, the entire package for dedicated cyclists. Note: at the very end of this post is a complete comparison of ALL current Garmin Edge bike computers|
|Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt GPS Bike Computer. Usually around $300, but click here for the best price on Amazon right now||If the cyclist you love is kind of an alternative person who does not want to have a premium Garmin Edge bike computer (which most people choose), consider this Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt. It is an excellent bike computer, and much easier to program than a Garmin, because you do it with your smart phone. It also has fun zoom in and zoom out buttons, and useful, fun LED lights. Oh, and of course, when it comes to serious cycling training, it can do it all|
Click here for the women's version of this jacket
|Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Waterproof Cycling Jacket. Usually around $250, but click here for current Sale Price on Amazon||If the cyclist you love rides a bike in the rain, this is the best gift you could give. This is absolutely the gold standard of cycling jackets. Designed for maximum breathability for performance cycling, it has state-of-the-art workmanship, quality materials, and every possible detail a cyclist needs to stay warm and dry in extreme weather conditions. Originally designed for elite athletes, but now loved by commuters and athletic cyclists of all levels|
|Burley Travoy Cargo Trailer. Best price on Amazon right now: $299.99||If the cyclist you love is trying to adopt a car-free lifestyle, this would be the perfect gift. The Burley Travoy Cargo Trailer is the perfect urban solution for shopping and other cycling errands. The trailer can carry up to 60 pounds, 20 pounds on the upper shelf and 40 pounds on the lower shelf. The trailer also folds away for storage in the included storage bag|
|Burley D’Lite X Kid Bike Trailer. Best price on Amazon right now: $999.95||If the cyclist you love is a parent, this gift would earn you about a million Brownie points. The D’Lite X Kid Bike Trailer is the ultimate kid's bike trailer, offering many features such as premium seat pads, headrests, independently reclining seats, adjustable suspension to optimize comfort for a smooth ride and full-length UV windows. Also, it converts into a stroller!|
|Yilove Electric Mountain Bike. Best price on Amazon right now: $669.99||Do you have a loved one who is finding it hard to keep cycling, due to factors such as bad knees, or health complications? Give the gift of being able to continue biking with this very highly rated - but affordable - Mountain EBike. Rated for riders up to 300 lbs, it has a 250 Watts motor with a 36V/8AH lithium battery and range up to 17 miles. Your loved one can choose to ride it as a regular bike; or with 3 levels of power assistance while pedaling; or with throttle power only. It has 21 Shimano gears and mechanical disk brakes for great stopping power|
|Nakto Cruiser Style Ebike. Best price on Amazon right now: $688.99||Another electric bike with which you could give the gift of cycling to a loved one who can no longer ride a regular bike. This one is best for those who want to do some stylish city cycling, and is rated for cyclists up to 220 pounds. It has a 250 Watts motor with 36V/10AH lithium battery, and a range of up to 28 miles. It can be ridden without assistance, or with 3 levels of power assistance while pedaling; or with throttle power only. It has 6 gears, and has V-brakes in front, and an expansion brake on the rear wheel|
|Garmin Fenix 6 Smart Watch and Activity Tracker. Sale Price at Amazon Right Now: $549.99||If you are looking for nothing but the absolutely best for the cyclist you love, this excellent GPS sport watch for cyclists might fit the bill. It can be worn on the wrist or even mounted to the handle bars, so it offers all the advantages of a top GPS bike computer while also being a versatile and hugely functional smartwatch. The list of features is awesome, from basic heart rate tracking to oxygen spirometry, safety beacon feature, mapping and ANT+ and Bluetooth compatibility with a near-infinite variety of components. It also has awesome connectivity: displaying messages, voice call prompts and app notifications. And of course, music control. With a watch like this, even I might have aspirations to be an iron man! (Not going to happen – Maggie merely laughed uproariously when I mentioned that this is my Top Pick for the gift list. I am expecting the usual socks ...)|
|Kinetic by Kurt Rock and Roll SMART Trainer. Best Price at Amazon Right Now: $686.11||Give your loved one the gift of a totally realistic and fun cycling experience - without leaving the house! This premium equipment will turn almost any bike into an indoor workout and entertainment center. This one comes with a free 6-month subscription to the Kinetic fit power-training app. Or connect to Zwift, TrainerRoad, or Sufferfest for an interactive training experience on virtual courses against real people. The patented Rock and Roll frame provides side-to-side movement, while the unit has a massive flywheel to provide the highest inertia in the category and an unmatched ride quality|
Gift Guide for Cyclists – Under $15
Accmor Classic Bike Bell
This is a really cute, classic bike bell. It’s also well rated for its functionality. We love bicycle bells. Nothing says more clearly – but politely – that a cyclist is coming, which makes it a useful safety feature as well. It is well made with copper, which makes it an excellent buy for the money. And the mounting is super adjustable, so you can be confident it will fit on the handlebars of the lucky cyclist you give it to.
Supershieldz for Garmin Edge 530 and Edge 830
Want to really be impressive in the Secret Santa stakes? Notice that your work buddy has a Garmin Edge 530 or 830, and buy him or her a set of two well-rated glass shields to protect their investment from the rigors of winter cycling.
SKS Bottle Holder and Bottle for Electric Bikes
A common problem with electric bikes is that there is no way to carry a water bottle. This is a serious problem because, contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to get a lot of exercise on an ebike – which means you need to have a lot of water. However, the frame configuration on most ebikes makes it hard to attach a standard water bottle holder.
We solved this problem with the SKS bottle holder system. This comprises an adapter to attach to your bike, plus the holder itself. These can be attached at various angles to almost anywhere on your bike. The system works best with the matching SKS bottle. You can see the entire system in this photo of my electric bike.
As you can see, I was able to mount the SKS bottle cage adapter to the broad stem of my bike, and then fit the bottle holder and bottle off to the side. There is literally no other place to carry a water bottle on that ebike. We had the same problem with Maggie’s electric bike, and solved it in the same way. Below you can see the bottle cage adapter (with the orange dot) and the black bottle holder.
The SKS Bottle Cage Adapter and Holder work best with the SKS bottle, which is a little broader than most water bottles.
Bell Roadside Bicycle Repair Tool Kit
Every cyclist needs a take-along bike repair tool kit. Or maybe two! Almost any cyclist would be happy to receive this handy-dandy, well-rated took kit.
The socket wrench is magnetic, which is a nice surprise at this price. The kit includes an L-shaped hex key, 5 hex bits (2.5, 3, 4, 5, ad 6 mm), a Phillips head bit, a flat head bit, a Torx T25 bit, plus a multi-function wrench with 8, 10, 14, and 15 mm wrenches, 3.23, 3.30, 3.45, 4.0 spoke wrenches; a bottle opener (always handy!), glueless patches, a metal tube buffer, and 2 tire levers.
Gift Guide for Cyclists – Under $25
Woolie Boolie Merino Wool Socks
Nothing says I Care About You better than giving the gift of warm, comfy feet. Especially for cyclists, who often suffer from cold, numb feet on long winter bike rides. Woolie Boolie are legendary socks for cyclists. Made out of 72% merino wool, these socks are designed and crafted with a fully cushioned sole and comfort top. The wool is soft, naturally insulating, breathable, and fights odor-causing bacteria. The wool in these socks comes from sustainable farms in the Rocky Mountain region, including Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.
These socks are middle thickness, hitting the sweet spot that provides plenty of warm while not taking up too much space inside your shoes. The socks succeed in their aim of providing ultimate warmth in adverse conditions. Oh, and they last forever – our house is full of ancient Woolie Boolie socks!
Here is a video about these quality Woolie Boolie socks.
Ascher Ultra Bright USB Rechargeable Bike Light Set
This budget set of bike lights has a few premium features, including rechargeable lithium batteries for both lights. (Usually budget bike light sets skimp drastically on the tail light.) So if you have a friend who has no bike lights and who might find themselves having to cycle after dark, this would be a thoughtful and useful gift.
The lights can be mounted without tools, and have four different lighting modes depending on your friend’s preference. Be sure to send your friend a link to our very popular post on when to use flashing bike lights!
Related Post: Our Complete Guide to Bike Lights
Chaos CTR Tempest Multi Tasker Pro Micro Fleece Balaclava
This is the all-time favorite cycling balaclava with our readers, and also our personal pick for best cycling balaclava. It is a multi-functional hinged balaclava to protect your cyclist friend’s face and neck. We take keeping warm while cycling very seriously. Our very first comparative review was based on massive research on cycling balaclavas. That comparative review (updated annually) remains one of our all-time most popular posts to this day.
If you want to know everything anyone ever needed to know about balaclavas, read our guide to the best winter cycling balaclavas here. If you just want to buy a great cycling balaclava for a great price, click here to buy the Chaos CTR cycling balaclava on Amazon. Or, if you want more choice in cycling balaclavas, use our handy comparison chart below.
Chart Comparing 7 of the Best Cycling Balaclavas
10% Windshield Windproof Fleece
Hinged construction allows for multi function features, wear as balaclava or neck tube
Can be worn alone but also works very well under a helmet
Laser cut breathing panel with mesh for superior air exchange
Lycra binding around the face to seal out the elements
Flat lock seams and 3D panel construction
Breathe through windproof face mask, or pull down the hinged mask
(85% Nylon,15% Elastane,
Meshed thermo-stretch panel over mouth; small hole under nostrils
Small holes over the face mask make it easy to breathe
Small hole but mouthpiece can be pulled down as material is stretchy (no hinge)
Barrier panel over the forehead and ears insulates from windchill, and works in conjunction with P.R.O. Thermal to wick moisture and keep your head dry.
with reflective elements.
P.R.O. Transfer fabric provides optimal stretch, recovery, compression, and moisture transfer.
11% Spandex Knit.
Thermodynamic fabric; durable nylon face and looped polyester interior. Smooth, stretchy polypropylene fabric offers light insulation and excellent moisture management.
You can check the price on Amazon Canada here.
You can check the price on Amazon UK here.
Gift Guide for Cyclists – Under $50
CatEye Velo Wireless Bike Computer
Does the cyclist in your life want to kick their training up a notch in 2021? Well, the first step on that journey is reliably tracking progress with a bike computer. Hands-down the most popular and reliable budget bike computer with our readers is the CatEye Velo Wireless Bike Computer.
Quick and easy to install, the CatEye Velo offers all the data most cyclists would want: including current, average, and maximum speed, trip distance, elapsed time, odometer, pre-programmed tire sizes, calorie consumption, and carbon offset measurement.
If you would like to see other options in bike computers, please check out our handy chart below.
Chart Showcasing Other Bike Computers – from Budget to Premium
|Best Cheap but Very Capable and Popular Option|
|Current, average, and maximum speed; trip distance; elapsed time; and odometer. The CatEye Velo 9 is an upgrade on an old favorite. The upgrade features a larger screen; simplified setup with pre-programmed tire sizes; calorie consumption; and carbon offset measurement. Simple 1-button operation. Universal bracket. Automatically pauses when you stop at stop streets or red lights. Simple set-up with pre-programmed tire sizes. Battery lasts up to 3 years!||$29.95|
Wireless Option: Around $10 to $20 more - Please click here for current price
|Best Premium Bike Computer|
|Current, average, & maximum speed; trip distance; total distance; elapsed time; time of day; calories burned; GPS tracking; elevation changes; live tracking; smart alerts; new advanced performance & power analysis. Advanced training features. Turn-by-turn directions to Saved Places, places found on Yelp, and downloaded routes. Preloaded with Garmin Cycle Maps. Twice as fast as previous Edge computers. New features: ClimbPro; Mountain Biking Metrics, and fully integrated Trailforks app; new Performance Metrics; Water & calorie requirements; Better Structured Workouts; Bike Alarm; and more. Longer battery life. Smart Bluetooth & ANT+ connectivity to connect to sensors||Around $300, but please click here for current price on Amazon|
|Best Premium Bike Computer at a Super Budget Price|
Wireless. Attractive option if you want to start quantifying & analyzing data, at an amazingly low price
|Big screen; battery life up to 16 hours; easy smart Bluetooth connectivity; GPS; Wateproof; 3 satellite systems: GPS, Galileo (Europe) and QZSS (Japan); turn-by-turn navigation (for downloaded courses); smart notifications; uploads to community of choice, such as Strava; compatible with heart rate monitors, speed and cadence sensors; customizable data pages; download training plans; 2 different activity profiles; 2” crystal clear, high contrast display with built-in brightly illuminated backlight; weighs less than an oz (28 g).||$69.95|
|Smallest GPS-enabled Bike Computer in the World|
|Current, average, and maximum speed, trip distance, total distance, elapsed time, time of day, calories burned, GPS tracking of routes, elevation changes, ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity so you can connect it to other devices, such as a cadence and speed sensor or a heart rate monitor||$249.99|
|Best Premium Bike Computer with Full Navigation|
|Current, average, & maximum speed; trip distance; total distance; elapsed time; time of day; calories burned; GPS tracking; elevation changes; live tracking; smart alerts; new advanced performance & power analysis. Advanced training features. Premium navigation with ability to chart courses on the bike, and give you turn-by-turn directions. Preloaded with Garmin Cycle Maps. Twice as fast as previous Edge computers. New features: ClimbPro; Mountain Biking Metrics, and fully integrated Trailforks app; new Performance Metrics; Water & calorie requirements; Better Structured Workouts; Bike Alarm; and more. Longer battery life. Smart Bluetooth & ANT+ connectivity to connect to sensors||Around $400, but please click here for current price on Amazon|
|Best Cheap WIRELESS Bike Computer|
|Current, average, and maximum speed; trip distance; second-trip distance; total distance; elapsed time; and time of day. Very durable. Lightweight. Easy to use with buttons at base||$64.95|
|Best Budget Bike Computer with a Large Screen|
|Current, average, and maximum speed; trip distance; total distance; programmable odometer; new stopwatch feature; super large display||$54.95|
Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor
Does your favorite cyclist plan to get fitter in the new year? A heart rate monitor is a great way to record progress. The Wahoo TICKR is the lightest and slimmest heart rate chest strap monitor available. It is designed to be worn so effortlessly that you hardly notice it is there.
Your favorite cyclist can use Bluetooth & ANT+ technology to connect this monitor to his or her smart phone, GPS watch, or bike computer. It also integrates seamlessly with training apps, where Wahoo’s proven technology can be relied on for accurate measurement of heart rate and calculation of calories
Arsuxeo Winter Warm Up Thermal Softshell Cycling Jacket
This is a very well rated, warm and cozy jacket for a bargain price. It features three layers of fabric to keep your cyclist friend warm, including a rugged windbreaker surface that beads up moisture. The layer against the skin is a soft, warm fleece. There is great attention to the details cyclists need, such as a drop tail (for a warm butt), an elastic hem to keep the wind out, reflective elements for visibility, two pockets for snacks and keys, and longer cuffs to keep the wind out. It’s available in a range of colors. Oh, and it’s Amazon’s no. 1 bestseller in men’s cycling jackets.
Baleaf Women’s Cycling Jacket
This jacket is the no. 1 best seller in women’s cycling jackets on Amazon. And with good reason: it’s an awesome jacket, especially at the price. You can gift this jacket secure in the knowledge that it ticks all of the important boxes cyclists want to tick: it’s light-weight; it’s packable; it’s both waterproof and breathable; it has FIVE pockets (we love our pockets!); and it has a hood with a cord adjustment so women can get it comfy for cycling.
Here are some other women’s cycling jackets to choose from.
Chart Showing 7 of the Best Women’s Cycling Jackets
|7 of the Best Womens Cycling Jackets|
|Waterproof, windproof and breathable. Designed for maximum breathability for performance cycling. Fabric: Nylon and eVent rip-stop fabric||Originally designed for elite athletes, but now widely embraced by commuters and all kinds of athletes||This is the gold standard of cycling jackets, with state-of-the-art workmanship and materials, and every possible detail a cyclist needs. Trim fit and very good women-specific styling|
|Waterproof, windproof and breathable. Fabric: 2.5 layers of premium waterproof Artex fabric||Commuter cyclists who want to stay dry and look good! Good choice for eco-conscious cyclists as it has Clean Color technology||Exceptionally waterproof and breathable. Lots of comfy pockets and 360 degrees reflective elements. Rain hood included|
|Water resistant but not waterproof; windproof; and very breathable thanks to the WIND-STOPPER laminate which is designed to keep wind out and let sweat escape. Fabric: 100% Polyester, Windstopper®Membrane||Bike commuters who want a slim fitting, good looking, functional jacket in a gorgeous color||Extremely highly rated for windproofness; under-arm ventilation; easy to move in even though it is slim-fitting||Lowest Price on Amazon Right Now: $168.63|
|Water resistant but not waterproof; windproof; very good breathability. Fabric: ELITE softshell fabric; 100% Polyester||Commuter cyclists who want to cycle in comfort in spring and fall||Made from Pearl Izumi’s ELITE softshell fabric; keeps you warm with thermal panels. 2 zippered chest pockets; zippered back pocket||Lowest Price on Amazon Right Now: $168.63|
|Waterproof, windproof and very breathable. Fabric: 100% polyamide, Gore-tex membrane, shell inside: 100% polyester||Year-round commuter cyclists||This cycling jacket is extremely highly rated for breathability and waterproof-ness. It is also roomy enough to put a layer or two underneath||Lowest Price on Amazon Right Now: $439.99|
|Water resistant but not waterproof; windproof; very good breathability. 100% nylon||Bike commuters||Form-fitting but comfortable; no pockets; great cut; runs small in chest; high collar||Lowest Price on Amazon Right Now: $129.99|
|Waterproof, windproof, medium breathability. Fabric: Polyester and cotton; mesh lining||Bike commuters||Comfort fit, extra high visibility with reflective strips all over, bright colors, high-viz triangle on back, large pockets front and back, bright colors||Lowest Price on Amazon Right Now: $62.50|
Axiom Pet Basket
Get your dog the gift of going along with you on your bike rides! We have personally used this one for years, and find it to be excellent, at a good price. Our dogs are little – 9 pounds and 12 pounds, respectively. Here’s 9-pound Ripley posing in her Axiom pet basket. She is secured with a short leash, and also the cover folds closely around her. We reviewed this basket in this post here.
For more choices for pet baskets, check out our handy comparative table below.
Chart Comparing 5 of the Best Pet Baskets for Bikes
|Best multi-function option. Intended for pets up to 13 lb. Can be used on and off the bike to transport your pet. Can also be used for shopping. Available in fabric style and also in retro wicker option||Front handlebars. The bracket system has 3-way adjustability so you can fit the basket on any bike.||Safety harness; extra pockets; shoulder strap for use as pet carrier; removable sun shade; lifetime warranty. Very handy, multi-purpose with zippered pockets. Included adjustable safety leash. Bracket system makes it possible to take the basket on and off your bike in seconds with one hand. Bottom line: a well-made, affordable, multi-purpose dog bike basket for small dogs. Also available in a retro wicker version.||Usually less than $50. Please click here for exact current price on Amazon.|
|Best for dogs that feel safest close to their owners. Comes in a range of sizes, rated for dogs up to 30 pounds.||Simply wear it like a backpack.||This innovative Dog Backpack Carrier is Veterinarian Approved and could be just the ticket for anxious dogs. Available in a range of colors. A side pocket is provided to carry things other than your dog. Backed by strong customer service. Use it to take your dog along when you go biking, hiking, on transit, shopping or even skiing. Includes ventilating side panels. The 5 safety features should keep your dog safe. Also, this carrier is obviously suited to cycling in an upright position.||Usually around $55. Please click here to check the best current price on Amazon.|
|Best Budget Option. Intended for pets up to 11 lb. Multi-function. Can be used on and off the bike to transport your pet. Can also be used for shopping||Front handlebars. Attaches with a quick-release handlebar mount.||This budget basket is both removable and foldable. Like all of the baskets, it can be used for pets or shopping. The quick release mount means you can quickly remove it. When using it with a pet, the adjustable 15” sewn-in leash will keep your pet safely secured. The fabric is waterproof, making it easy to wipe down and keep clean. The frame is metal.||Usually less than $30. Please click here for exact current price on Amazon.|
|Multi-use carrier with pockets. Intended for pets up to 19 lb. Included tether to attach to your pet’s collar, plus a draw string mesh cover to make your dog more secure.||Front handlebars. Features quick-release buckles. Easy to install, & collapsible.||A nice touch is the padded sheepskin liner bottom. Easily remove the bottom floor board for cleaning. This is a multi-use carrier: can also be used as a dog shoulder bag using the shoulder strap, a dog backpack, or a pet car seat booster. You can unzip the front window to reveal a mesh side that lets in cooling air. Also included are mesh pockets to carry treats, keys, etc.||Usually around $50. Please click here for exact current price on Amazon.|
|Keeps your dog super safe and secure. Intended for pets up to 12 lb. Best suited to short-legged dogs.||Front handlebars or rear rack. Mounts with a quick and easy, but very strong, spring-loaded attachment on the bottom, which can be attached to your handle bars or your rack. Also, it is easy to put it on the bike and remove thanks to the quick release bracket.||This basket will keep your pet very safe and secure, thanks to its combination of spring loaded caging on the top, plus included safety leash, plus an extra safety strap that you loop onto the bike. It is also multi-functional – the padded carry handle makes it easy for you to use it as a pet carrier. This is a sturdy, affordable, coated steel-wire basket. Ships with an anti-microbial padded floor liner.||Varies between $30 and $60. Please click here for best current price on Amazon.|
|Best for dogs who don't like being in baskets, or cyclists who don't like baskets. Intended for dogs up to 110 pounds. Medium trailer holds dogs up to 50 lb with inside cab 26 L x 17 W x 20 H; Large trailer holds dogs up to 110 lb with inside cab 33 L x 22 W x 26 H||Quickly connect the trailer hitch to your bike; then, after the ride, disconnect the hitch and collapse the trailer for storage. Features an extra-wide wheelbase and a lower center-of-gravity for outstanding ride stability, and to make it easier to access for senior dogs.||This trailer has a strong, steel frame. Includes back, front and side ventilated windows. Included interior safety tether keeps your dog safe, as do the reflectors on the exterior. Front door has a zippered, mesh screen layer, plus zippered, clear vinyl layer for wind. Over-sized sunroof provides ample airflow and allows your dog to poke his head out. Removable, washable cushion. Includes 3 external pockets.||Usually around $210. Please click here for exact current price on Amazon.|
|Multi-function pet carrier intended for pets up to 14 lb.||Front handlebars. This carrier is easy to install in a few minutes, and quick to disassemble too. Double straps hold the basket in place.||Multi-purpose pet travel carrier, functions as a bike basket, a pet carrier backpack, and pet car seat. Included interior tether can be attached to your pet’s collar to keep it safe. Soft pads for comfort when you use it as a backpack. Mesh front and top are provided for coolness and ventialation. Plus, your dog can enjoy a rolled-up front window.||Usually around $45. Please click here for the best current price on Amazon.|
Gift Guide for Cyclists – Under $100
Balance From Bike Trainer Steel Stand Indoor Trainer
This is Amazon’s no. 1 best seller in budget bike trainers. The cyclist you love can use this to turn their own outdoor bike into an indoor trainer, in just a few minutes. This one ships with a front wheel riser block for those who want to simulate cycling uphill. Throw in an immersive app projected onto a TV, and you’ve just given your loved one a fun way to exercise indoors. The trainer offers 8 levels of resistance, controlled from the handlebars.
This indoor trainer will fit any road or mountain bike with a 26-28″ or 700C wheel. It is said to be quieter with road bike wheels. You can also choose to buy a separate trainer wheel, to save wear and tear on the outdoor tire.
When the weather improves, simply release the quick release skewer and the bike becomes an outdoor bike again. Note that these budget trainers do tend to be noisy. If you want something quiet and smart, you need to spend upwards of $400 (see below in this post)
Ibera Bicycle Bag PakRak Clip-On Quick-Release All Weather Bike Panniers (Pair)
This very popular pair of bike panniers ships with rain covers included. Waterproof panniers are essential for wet weather cycling, especially for bike commuters. Our post on 7 of the best waterproof cycling panniers is popular year-round, and especially in winter! This set of two Ibera waterproof cycling panniers is our top choice in that post. It is a set of two high quality panniers with great storage space. These panniers are highly rated for commuting and for touring. Multiple compartments and pockets mean that the cyclist you love can be super organized. The smart quick release, clip-on system means that your cyclist friend can attach and detach the bags within a few seconds.
If you want more choice in cycling panniers, use our handy comparison chart below.
Chart Comparing the Best Waterproof Cycling Panniers
|People who want high quality waterproof panniers for commuting and touring||Set of 2 high quality panniers with great storage space. Surprisingly, the low price includes rain covers. These panniers are highly rated for commuting and for touring. Multiple compartments and pockets means you can be super organized.||$79.99|
|People who want classic, rugged, waterproof panniers with a large capacity for commuting and touring||Set of 2 classic, rugged, and waterproof panniers. Easy to remove from bike, as Quick Lock hooks open automatically when you pull up on the handles. Strap doubles as a shoulder strap. Includes a handy pouch with a zipper to store your laptop||$200.00|
|People who want basic, totally waterproof panniers with large storage and minimal frills||Classic, wide range of waterproof panniers, usually sold in pairs. Completely waterproof, strong, and very spacious. Most have a very simple design – they are kind of like a large bag, with minimal frills, such as pockets or sub-divisions. Highly visible||$55.00|
|People wanting a dual-purpose pannier for a budget price||Not a set of two, this is a single pannier that is very versatile. It is a highly rated, very affordable, extremely water resistant pannier that converts from a pannier on the bike into a great-looking shoulder bag or briefcase off the bike. Super easy to get on and off your bike||$55.00|
|People wanting a dual-purpose, good looking, simple pannier||Set of two slim-line, slate-gray (or blue) panniers; when carried over shoulder they look like a satchel. Very simple design, with a roll-top closure, and quite deep||$249.99|
|People who use multiple transport modes and want a stylish pannier that converts quickly into a useful backpack.||Can be easily and quickly changed from backpack to pannier and back again. Many handy pockets and a rain cover; super light and compact; safety lock to keep it on the bike; very good looking, with many reflective elements. Very rugged and very long-lasting||$179.00|
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|Executives who want premium panniers to keep their work clothes smart, and that double as travel luggage||Set of 2 (joined) premium top-of-the-line commuter and touring panniers. Will carry your clothes (without creasing them) from your home to your office - or all over the world, as they are designed to double as carry-on luggage. Many ingenious pockets, and a waterproof cover that can be fitted over in seconds||Usually around $150. Please check current price on Amazon here|
Gift Guide for Cyclists – Under $200
Five Ten Freerider Pro Women’s Mountain Bike Shoes
It’s no secret that we love Five Ten Mountain Bike Shoes. They don’t even look like cycling shoes. Rather, they look like really cool shoes that enable you to move athletically on or off the bike.
The secret ingredient is in the soles, which are engineered to be super grippy. The soles are also thick enough that you don’t feel the studs of even the most aggressive pedals. You can read more about Five Ten Mountain bike shoes here. Or, you can just click here to buy these very popular cycling shoes for the woman cyclist you love. We have found sizing for these shoes to be very accurate, so we buy these shoes online with confidence. Some of them also have a broader foot option.
Garmin Edge 130 Plus Premium Bike Computer
How about treating your loved one to a Garmin Edge bike computer at a more affordable price point? The Garmin Edge 130 Plus is a brand new, premium bike computer with awesome new training features, at a very reasonable price relative to other premium bike computers. It is small, compact, and intuitively easy-to-use. The range of training options and available data on this bike computer is pretty much unbeatable at this price.
It’s also great if mountain biking is the second love of your loved one, because it comes with Garmin’s cool new mountain bike metrics pre-loaded. Also amazing at this price, it comes with the very cool ClimbPro feature pre-loaded. Many cyclists find this a must for planning hilly bike rides.
Cycling News says that the “feature-packed Garmin Edge 130 Plus contains everything you would ever want from a cycling computer.”
If you want to compare this entry-level Garmin Edge to the much more expensive flagship 1030 Plus, please see our post: Garmin Edge 1030 Plus vs. 130 Plus Bike Computers: In-Depth Comparison with Videos – Premium vs. Budget.
Showers Pass Waterproof Breathable Syncline CC Women’s Cycling Jacket
This is one of our top choices for women’s cycling jacket for wet conditions. We rate it as the gold standard of cycling jackets, with state-of-the-art workmanship and materials, and every possible detail a cyclist needs. It features a trim fit and very good women-specific styling. It is also exceptionally waterproof and breathable.
Most cycling jackets this good are well over $200, but this one is a lot more affordable. We have noticed that this jacket is hands-down the most popular women’s cycling jacket with our readers.
Sportneer Indoor Bike Trainer Stand
Would you prefer the cyclist you love to stay home and cycle? Especially during cold, dark or rainy weather? An indoor trainer will transform the bike he or she loves into an indoor trainer! This is our pick for one of the best budget indoor bike trainers. We see it as a very affordable option for people to get into the world of indoor bike training.
If you would like to know more about budget indoor bike trainers, check out our detailed post here. If you would like more choice in budget indoor bike trainers, simply check out our chart below!
Chart Comparing a Range of Budget Indoor Bike Trainers
|Serious cyclists who want a premium SMART trainer that is super quiet and comes with access to awesome apps via Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ FE-C||Electronic resistance. Fits 22 inch to 29 inch wheels||Realistic cycling feeling; engages your core; easy on your knees because it moves; you can link it to inspirational, fun apps with Bluetooth or ANT+; automatically adjusts resistance to simulate ride conditions; unconditional lifetime warranty on the frame; also compatible with Garmin||Usually around $720; click here for exact price on Amazon Right Now|
|Serious cyclists looking for a premium indoor trainer - BUT who don't want to pay for a Smart trainer||Fluid resistance. Fits 22 inch to 29 inch wheels. Just replace your bike's quick-release skewer with the Kinetic skewer and mount your bike on the trainer||Official indoor bike trainer for the USA Cycling Team; quiet, premium construction; realistic cycling feeling thanks to the heavy 6.25 pound flywheel; patented leak-proof technology; highly adjustable resistance; pairs with Kinetic inRide Watt Meter to measure power output; unconditional lifetime warranty||Usually around $350; click here for exact price on Amazon Right Now, if still available|
|People looking for a BUDGET indoor bike trainer to try out indoor training||Magnetic resistance. Compatible with any bike with a 26-28" or 700c wheel and with a rear wheel axle between 4.92'-6.57"||Cheap, solid, a bit noisy. Will be quieter with road bikes than mountain bikes. You can use the 5 adjustable anti-slip rubber feet to even out any uneven flooring||Usually around $120; click here for exact price on Amazon Right Now|
|People willing to invest a bit more money for a well rated magnetic trainer||Magnetic resistance. Compatible with wheel sizes from 26" x 1" to 29" x 2.3", so it will fit a road, hybrid, or mountain bike. Will be quieter with a road bike||Fully adjustable legs and feet provide stability regardless of the surface; control resistance with a remote control; ships with a mat; lifetime warranty||Usually around $270; click here for exact price on Amazon Right Now|
|People who want a medium quality trainer and don’t mind if it is noisy||Air resistance. Fits 22" to 29" wheels, up to 29 x 2.4" tires sizes||Lightweight and durable. As wind resistance units go, this is one of the very best. Dual 2.2 lb flywheels (largest of any wind trainer) offer a realistic road feel and coast down. Progressive resistance from 5 to 1000 watts||Usually around $250; click here for exact price on Amazon Right Now|
Gift Guide for Cyclists – When Price is No Object!
Kinetic by Kurt Road Machine Smart Trainer
This machine turns a regular bicycle into an indoor trainer. But not just any indoor trainer. It’s a Smart trainer, offering a wealth of interactive experiences, including the option to immerse oneself in the Zwift universe. In the Zwift world, the cyclist you love can race against other cyclists, without ever leaving home!
If you want to learn more about setting up indoor bike training, read our post on how to set up an indoor bike training center, on any budget. If you want more choices in premium Smart indoor bike trainers, simply check out our chart below.
Chart Comparing a Range of Smart Indoor Bike Trainers
|Price||Usually around $1,470, but click here for the latest price on Amazon||Usually around $1200, but click here for the latest price on Amazon||Usually around $1400, but click here for the latest price on Amazon||Usually around $1200, but click here for the latest price on REI||Usually around $875, but click here for the latest price on Amazon|
|Connectivity||Ant+ & Bluetooth||Ant+ & Bluetooth||Ant+ & Bluetooth||Ant+ & Bluetooth||Ant+ & Bluetooth|
|Compatibility||Campagnolo/Shimano/ SRAM 8-12 speed||Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11||Shimano/SRAM 10/11 speed||Shimano/SRAM 10/11 speed||Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo 8/11 speed|
Weight (note: weight limit of most airlines = 50 lb)
|47 pounds (21.5 kg)||42 pounds (19 kg)||37 pounds (17 kg)||46 pounds (21 kg)||50 pounds (21.3 kg)|
|Max. Resistance||2,200 W||2,300 W||2,500 W||2,200 W||2,000 W|
|Max. Gradient Simulation||25%||24%||16%||20%||20%|
|Claimed Power Accuracy||<1%||+/- 0. 5% accuracy – said to be the best on the market||Not stated||Around 1%||+/- 2%|
|Cassette included?||No||No||No, but they do supply thru-axle end-caps||Yes, ships with an 11-speed Shimano/SRAM compatible cassette||Does not ship with a skewer or a cassette|
|Weight of flywheel||Simulated/Virtual 276 pounds (125 kg)||13 pounds (6 kg)||14 pounds (6.5 kg)||16 pounds (7.25 kg)||20 pounds (9 kg)|
|Through-axle Compatible:||With adapter||Thru-axle adapters included||Included||Included||Works with 130 mm & 135 mm quick-release axles, and 142 cm & 148 cm thru-axles. Adaptors included|
|Noise Levels||Pretty much silent, except of course for the sound of your drivetrain||Reasonably quiet, but not as quiet as the Wahoo||Despite the name, a bit noisier than the competition||Nothing but a quiet hum||59 decibels at 20 mph (a fridge is 55 decibels; an air conditioner is 60)|
|Noteworthy||No calibration required, ever. This upgrade includes useful left/right power and stroke analysis||With your own cassette, expect a realistic bike ride with almost no sound; amazing +/- 0. 5% accuracy, said to be best on the market; factory calibrated, never needs a zero offset;||Innovative, very competitively priced; runs off your own power so you can use it in a shed; provides a stable yet springy ride that feels realistic||All-time most popular trainer. It is pretty much silent! Easiest trainer to set up, because it's the only one that comes with the cassette pre-installed. Just plug and play!||Built-in power, speed, & cadence measurements|
Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt GPS Bike Computer
If the cyclist you love is kind of an alternative person who does not want to have a premium Garmin Edge bike computer (which most people choose), consider this Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt. It is an excellent bike computer, and much easier to program than a Garmin, because you do it with your smart phone. It also has fun zoom in and zoom out buttons, and useful, fun LED lights. Oh, and of course, when it comes to serious cycling training, it can do it all.
The cyclist you give this to can use ANT+ or Bluetooth to pair it with sensors that measure heart rate, speed, cadence, and power, and connect with electronic shifting systems. Wahoo also makes TICKR and TICKRx heart rate monitor straps (see under $50 for the heart rate monitor strap). Not only does this bike computer measure and automatically upload all cycling data, but it also navigates.
If you want more details about the differences between Garmin bike computers and Wahoo, see our post comparing the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt and the Garmin Edge 530.
Burley Travoy Cargo Trailer
Burley Bike Trailers have been the gold standard for bicycle trailers for over 40 years. Their products are not the cheapest on the market, but they are definitely the best. Burley products are made of the finest materials, rigorously tested. Their trailers are constructed with full roll frames, and numerous safety features such as wheel guards and reflectors, in addition to a low center of gravity design to improve stability. All products come with 3 to 5 year warranties and Burley offers a catalogue of spare parts which will allow you to keep your trailer rolling for many years. Whether you are carrying your child, your pet, or your groceries they will be safe and secure in a Burley bike trailer.
If the cyclist you love is trying to adopt a car-free lifestyle, this would be the perfect gift. The Burley Travoy Cargo Trailer is the perfect urban solution for shopping and other cycling errands. The trailer can carry up to 60 pounds, 20 pounds on the upper shelf and 40 pounds on the lower shelf. The trailer also folds away for storage in the included storage bag. The product has an integrated kickstand to allow the trailer to stand upright when disconnected from the bike. Burley Transit series and Market series bag are both usable with the Travoy.
The quick hitch system is attached without tools and even includes an extension to reach over rear bike racks. The price is in the mid $200’s, not a low cost option, but with a Burley warranty and an extensive catalogue of spare parts, you can keep this trailer rolling for years to come.
Burley D’Lite X Kid Bike Trailer
If the cyclist you love is a parent, this gift would earn you about a million Brownie points. The D’Lite X Kid Bike Trailer is the ultimate kid’s bike trailer, offering many features such as premium seat pads, headrests, independently reclining seats, adjustable suspension to optimize comfort for a smooth ride and full-length UV windows to allow for protected viewing and protection from the elements. The included stroller kit adds versatility out of the box with optional conversions for sand and gravel riding, jogging, or skiing.
If you want more choices for transporting your kids on your bike rides, use our handy comparison chart below.
Chart Comparing Other Options for Taking Kids Along on Bike Rides
|Rear mounted, attaches to seat post||Best for children who are at least 18 months old. Rated for children from 9 months to 6 years old, up to 48.5 lb (22 kg)||5 different reclining options; adjustable footrests; height adjustable, padded safety harness with child proof safety buckle; springs; reversible, washable seat cover; quick release bracket||$279.95|
|Rear mounted, attaches to seat post||Best for children who are at least 18 months old. Rated to carry children up to 40 pounds (18 kg)||Complies with the most stringent European safety requirements and has won multiple design awards. Includes 5-point harness, adjustable footrests, shoulder pads; theft-proof; rated as “the Cadillac of bike seats”||$249.95|
|Front mounted, attaches to headset||Suitable for children from about 12 months, once they can comfortably hold their heads up for extended periods. Tested for children aged 9 months to 3 years old; rated for up to 33 lb (15 kg)||Easy mounting; soft and shock-absorbing seat; adjustable 5-point harness; comfort handle bar for child’s hands; adjustable foot rests and straps means that it can grow with your child||$199.49|
|Front mounted, attaches to headset and seat post and the headset||Suitable for children from about 12 months, once they can comfortably hold their heads up for extended periods. Rated to carry children up to 40 pounds||Very thick seat and back padding; adjustable footrests; plush headrest in the front for nap time.||$30.01|
|Trailer; attaches to seat post||Can carry up to 2 children; rated for up to 100 pounds (45 kg)||Exceeds ASTM standards for safety and durability; lightweight; hammock-style seat; 5-point harness; windows have UPF 30 sun protection; full internal roll cage; bright colors; reflective elements; safety flag||$329.95|
|Separate mini-bike that attaches to seat post of your post||Recommended for children aged 4 to 9; rated for up to 75 pounds. Weighs 24 pounds||Allows child to help with the pedaling and learn some cycling skills||Usually around $220, but click here for the latest price on Amazon|
|Bicycle that is especially designed to carry cargo - in this case, children||Suitable for children over one year old. Exact suitability depends on which one you choose - be advised by the manufacturers' recommendations||Features will vary depending on which one you buy; some carry children in the front, others at the back; option of getting an electric cargo bike||Check with your local bike shop|
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus GPS Cycling Computer
This is the ultimate GPS bike computer, featuring a big, beautiful 3.5” color touchscreen. It offers navigation, performance, a host of data, and smart connectivity. Basically, the entire package for dedicated cyclists.
If you want more choice in bike computers, use our handy comparison chart below. It compares all of the current models of Garmin Edge bike computers. If you need to know more details, read our post that compares all of these Garmin Edge computers in depth, with videos.
Chart Comparing all Current Garmin Edge Bike Computers
|Best Price right now on Amazon||Best Price on Amazon Right Now: $149.99||Best Price on Amazon: $249.99||Best Price on Amazon Right Now: $299.99||Best Price on Amazon Right Now: $399.99||Usually around $600. Please click here to see the Best Price on Amazon Right Now|
|Best For?||Cyclists who want a premium bike computer in a budget, compact unit; and who don't need much navigation help; must be OK with black & white & with button control (not touch screen)||Cyclists who want a premium bike computer at a budget price; but who need navigation and turn by turn navigation. Great if you need a larger screen. Better for navigation than training. Not suitable if you want to use a power meter||Cyclists who want nothing but the best in premium training features; must be OK with pre-downloading routes when they need navigation help, and with button control (not touch screen)||Cyclists who want nothing but the best in premium training features and navigation||Cyclists who want nothing but the best in the very latest premium training features and navigation; and who need a bigger screen & free, high-quality worldwide maps|
|Size of Unit||1.1" x 1.4" (27 x 36 mm); 1.8" diag (45 mm)||2.2" x 4.1" x 0.9" (55 x 105 x 22 mm)||1.9" x 3.2" x 0.8" (50 x 82 x 20 mm)||1.9” x 3.2” x 0.8” (50 mm x 82 mm x 20 mm)||2.28" x 4.5" x 0.8" (58 x 114 x 19 mm)|
|Display Resolution||303 x 230 pixels||240 x 400 pixels||246 x 322 pixels||246 x 322 pixels||282 x 470 pixels|
|Weight||1.2 oz (33 g)||4.1 oz (116 g)||2.7 oz (75.8 g)||2.8 oz (79.1 g)||4.4 oz (124 g)|
|Waterproof rating||IPX 7 (you can drop it in 3 ft of water for up to 30 mins, & it will still work)||IPX 7||IPX 7||IPX 7||IPX 7|
|Screen size||1.8" (45 mm) diagonal, black and white||3.0" (76 mm) diagonal color||2.6" (66 mm) diagonal, color||2.6" (66 mm) diagonal, color||3.5" (89 mm) diagonal, color|
|Touchscreen or button control?||Button control||Touchscreen, works well||Button control||Touchscreen, works well||Touchscreen, works well|
|Battery Life||Up to 12 hours||Up to 12 hours in GPS training mode||Up to 20 hours in GPS training mode||Up to 20 hours in GPS training mode||Up to 36 hours in GPS training mode, up to 48 hours with minimal sensors and backlighting|
|Battery Save Mode (extends battery life by up to 50% while still tracking all ride data)||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Option to add Garmin Charge Power Pack (to double battery life)?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bike alarm that connects with your phone?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Find my bike computer?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Elevation?||Yes||Yes, based on GPS as it has no barometric altimeter||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Ambient Light Sensor?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Basemap||No||Pre-loaded Garmin Cycle Map||Pre-loaded Garmin Cycle Maps with Integrated TrailForks content||Pre-loaded Garmin Cycle Maps with Integrated TrailForks content||Pre-loaded Garmin Cycle Maps with Integrated TrailForks content|
|Ships pre-loaded with high-quality maps for two countries, plus can download any other countries for free?||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Can you add maps?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|How many routes can you save on the device?||30||100||100||100||100|
|How much history can you store on the device?||Up to 100 hours||Up to 200 hours||Up to 200 hours||Up to 200 hours||Up to 200 hours|
|Address search (input address and it will plot a route)? AKA On-Device Course Creator||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Popularity routing (Trendline) - shows routes used most by cyclists?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Turn-by-turn navigation?||Yes, but very basic, breadcrumb-style navigation only. And only for downloaded courses, e.g. from Garmin Route Creator||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Recalculate route on the device?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New re-routing options?||n/a||No||No, but will arrive in a future software updatea||No, but will arrive in a future software updatea||Yes. Choose from Rejoin where you left course; Skip ahead to course; or Cut across|
|Calculate route back to start?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can you create a custom course on the unit (this is a sequence of waypoints or locations that leads you to your final destination)?||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Create a round-trip route on the device?||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Find nearby POI (points of interest)?||No||Yes||No, but you can use the included Yelp app to find them||Yes||Yes|
|How does it communicate?||Bluetooth, ANT+||Bluetooth, ANT+||Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi||Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi||Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi|
|Time & date display?||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Smart notifications?||Yes (calls and texts only)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can you respond to a phone call with text on your Android device?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Rider to Rider messaging?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Does it display the weather?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Garmin Connect compatible? (this is an online community where you can share data, plys analyze - like Strava)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Automatically syncs your rides to the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app on your phone?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ANT+ (to connect your devices?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bluetooth Smart (aka BLE or Bluetooth Low Energy)?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Unit to unit transfer (share your data with friends with similar units)?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|LiveTrack?||Yes||Yes, new enhanced version||Yes||Yes||Yes, new enhanced version|
|Incident detection (so someone is automatically notified if you have an accident)?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|LEV/ebike compatibility via ANT+?||Yes||No, but coming soon||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Compatible with heart rate monitors, plus power, speed and cadence sensors?||Yes||Supports heart rate monitors, plus power, speed and cadence sensors, but does NOT support power meters||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Shimano Di2 electronic shifting integration? (“Digital Integrated Intelligence” enables instant electronic shifting)||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can it download free apps and widgets from the Connect IQ™ store?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Compatible with Garmin VIRB video camera?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Compatible with Garmin inReach 2-way satellite communicator (to send your location if you need assistance and your cell phone cannot connect)?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Garmin Varia Compatible?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can you control it with a Garmin Edge remote control?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Does it have Extended Display (so you can use your bike computer as an extended display to view data screens from a compatible Garmin mulitsport watch)?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Autostart (so your timer will start automatically once you are cycling at a custom speed)?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can You Customize Your Data Pages?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Interval training (so you can set up exercise and rest intervals)?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Advanced workouts? (so you can create customized, goal-directed workouts)||Yes||No||Yes (much improved over 520 Plus)||Yes (much improved over 820)||Yes|
|Daily Workout Suggestions?||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Can You Download Training Plans to It?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Virtual Partner (so you can compete against a digital cyclist)?||Yes, within a course||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|VO2 Max estimate? (the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilize during intense exercise)||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|FTP tracking? (Functional Threshold Power is the average power that a rider can produce over the course of an hour)||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Will it Advise You on Recovery Time?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Time in heart rate training zone?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|TrainingPeaks iLevels (WKO4)||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ClimpPro (new feature that shows you graphically the grades ahead)?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Power Meter Compatible?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Performance Power Curve? (tracks your power output over periods of time)||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Advanced Power Analysis?||No (not on device, but you can do it on your computer later)||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Does it have Physio TrueUP (a Garmin Connect feature that keeps physiological data in sync between multiple devices)?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Does it compute calories based on heart rate?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Strava Live Segments on the unit?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Aerobic training effect?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Heat acclimation (how well are you adjusting to heat)?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Altitude acclimation (how well are you adjusting to changes in altitude)?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Water and calorie requirements (reminders based on course)?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Auto Pause (so it stops recording when you stop your bike)?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Smart Trainer Control?||No||Not yet, but coming soon||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Courses (so you can compete against your previous rides)?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Alerts (to alert you when you reach goals such as heart rate, calories, time, or distance)?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Activity Profiles (that's where you have different profiles for activities such as road or mountain biking)?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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|Grit rating (how tough is the route)?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Flow rating (how well did you ride the route)?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Hang time (how long were you in the air when jumping, how far did you go)?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Integrated Trailforks? (130,000 trails preloaded on unit)||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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