8 Ingenious Christmas Gifts To Get Cyclists In a Spin

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Are you in a bit of a bind when it comes to buying Christmas presents for the cycling addict in your life? Figuring out what a bike lover will like can be tediously time consuming, not to mention exhausting, as there are so many bike related products out there to choose from. But don’t worry, we’ve rounded up eight items that we reckon any bike enthusiast will wheely love (sorry) to give you a steer in the right direction.

1. Ding Dong Bike Bell



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No commuter bike is complete without a good old-fashioned novelty bike bell. If you need to alert someone to your presence, nothing says 'bicycle' better than a bell. The Dutch-style Ding Dong bells in particular are always a hit. As the name suggests, they let out a satisfying sound and can be mounted to any standard-sized handlebars. This bell will be a welcome addition to any cyclist’s stocking this Christmas.

2. Ass Saver



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An ass saver is a small, very simple looking contraption, but boy will it save your ass time and time again. This small piece of plastic attaches to the bike saddle, preventing muck and grime from the road splashing the rider on the backside. After all, no one wants to rock up to a meeting with a line of grey road water soiling their suit.

3. Garmin Edge 810



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The touchscreen Garmin Edge 810 is the perfect gift for the cyclist who wants it all. Equipped with navigation and advanced training capabilities, this little computer will not only ensure you make it from A to B without getting lost, it can also be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth for live tracking of rides, social media sharing and weather updates.

In addition to all this, you can record your distance, ascent, gradient and speed. Plus it’s compatible with ANT+ sensors that measure heart rate, cadence and power. The Garmin 810 is also aligns with Ordnance Survey maps, meaning it's perfect for roadies and mountain bikers who want to go on adventures anywhere in the world. Data geeks will be in stat-assessing heaven.

4. Bicycle Pizza Cutter



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Is it a bike? Is it a pizza cutter? Hang on a second, it’s both! The bicycle pizza cutter is a genius little invention for bicycle lovers. Now you can get your cycling fix even when you’re indulging in a your guilty pleasure. Simply roll the wheels across your pizza to get perfectly cut slices.

5. Carrera Foldable Helmet



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Perfect for cycling commuters who hate turning up to meetings with helmet in hand, this handy safety device shrinks down to a third of its full size, meaning it can be popped into a backpack or handbag with ease. Genius.

And this crafty little innovation doesn’t compromise on quality – you can rest assured that your loved one’s noggin is well protected by the Carrera foldable helmet as it complies with all necessary safety standards. It also has the added benefit of excellent ventilation thanks to the foldable design.

6. Tacx Blue Matic Turbo Trainer



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Bad weather need never scupper a bike ride ever again when you’ve got a turbo trainer. This smart piece of kit allows the ultra-keen cyclist to convert their regular bike into an indoor training device, and is as close to riding on the road as you’ll get indoors.

No idea where to start when looking for a turbo trainer? The Tacx Blue Matic is a good quality, yet simple option – it has a magnetic brake and you can set the resistance by selecting one of the 10 different positions via the handlebar resistance lever. During a training session the resistance increases as you cycle faster or switch to a heavier setting. This little number will have weather-averse cyclists fit as a fiddle by the time winter is out.

7. Lezyne Pressure Drive Pump



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This sleek, compact pump may look pretty, but it performs well, too. Despite its small size, the Lezyne Pressure Drive Pump can inflate tyres up to 120psi, making it an ideal choice for mountain bikers, commuters and road cyclists alike.

Weighing in at just over 100g, speed freaks needn’t to worry about adding too much additional weight to the bike. And it saves energy, too – it requires 30 per cent fewer strokes to inflate a tyre than your average bicycle pump. Sounds like an all-round winner to us!

8. The Sock Guy Novelty Cycling Socks



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No Christmas stocking is complete without a pair of novelty socks. The Sock Guy has a particularly good range of cycling socks with an array of wacky themes. However, these socks are also great quality. Offering supreme softness and comfort, they help to eliminate blisters and hot spots. A mesh upper ensures feet can breathe, while a double-stitched heel and toe ensure strength and durability.

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