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15th November 2018 / Comments (0)

Christmas Gifts for the Gravel Cyclist

Grumpy Christmas Dog by Duffy Brook, Unsplash.

As the time for another bout of conspicuous consumption approaches (already) we have racked our brains to come up with ideal presents under £50.00 for the cyclist who has everything. It is by no means exhaustive but I’m told a new frame wouldn’t fit in my stocking! So, if your ‘Significant Other’ has the same look of dread as Mr. Ruffles up there has when prompted to go find you a bike related Christmas gift, fear not. Just share this link with them

Crank Brothers Klic HV Gauge Pump £44.99

Crank Brothers Klic

This clever little pump from Crank Brothers features a flexible hose which is stored within the pump. Rather than a screw-in fitment, it uses a unique magnetic interface to attach to pump. To top it off, it even has a pressure gauge so you’ll know when to stop pumping!

Crank Brothers

 

Victory Chimp Bobble Hat £23.00

Victory Chimp Bobble

Victory Chimp’s warm beanie hat is perfect for keeping your head warm while waiting for your ride buddies to arrive, tinkering about in the shed or walking down to the pub on a cold evening. Top tip: Pull it down over your ears to drown out the traditional Christmas family argument while you watch the Great escape on TV.

Victory Chimp

 

Lizard Skins DSP bar tape £29.99

Lizard Skins DSP

A firm favourite of the ADVNTR crew. This bar tape is not only super grippy, it’s also nice and thick enough to help dampen out trail chatter and vibrations. Read our review here.

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Fickaskåp Waterproof Wallet £23.48

Fikaskap regualr phone wallet

Better than wrapping your phone in a freezer bag to keep it dry, Fickaskåp’s waterproof wallet has a seriously smart double locking seal. You can operate your phone without removing it from the wallet via the TPU window and an internal divider means you can separate out cash and cards from your phone.

Fickaskåp

 

Mason Cycles #MadeForMiles T-Shirt £24*

MadeForMiles Mason Tee

Even when not riding, you can still proclaim your allegiance to the Mason brotherhood with one of these cool t-shirts. For the weight conscious, these premium quality, soft-feel fabric tees weigh a mere 155g. That’s less than 3 Tesco Finest Mince Pies…

* Dom Mason not included.

Mason Cycles

 

Alpkit Muon headtorch £15

Alpkit Muon

While our favourite bike lights are a bit spendy for stocking fillers the Alpkit Muon is a mere £15 (including batteries!) and puts out 450 lumens. Perfect for those inevitable roadside repairs or setting up camp as the sun goes down.

Alpkit

 

Orange Seal Tubeless conversion kit £45

Orange Seal Tubeless Conversion Kit

Even if you have got a great headtorch to help you see, nobody wants to be wrestling a punctured tyre on a cold dark trail with numb fingers. There has never been a better time to go tubeless and cut your chance of punctures. This kit has the tape, sealant and valves you’ll need to banish flats for ever*

*almost

Orange Seal

 

Artwork by David Flitcroft £ various

David Flitcroft

Cyclists can be fussy about bike kit making gift buying a pain. Why not treat them to something by cycling artist David Flitcroft? It’ll make a change from the dull training calendar gracing their walls! David is currently working on linocut prints on vintage maps, see if you can find one of a favourite area?

David Flitcroft’s store on Etsy- Art from the bikeshed

 

Black Mamba Workshop Gloves £24.99 for 100

Black Mamba nitrile gloves

Seen gracing the hands of many a CSI villain, Black Mamba’s nitrile gloves are also great at keeping your hands protected from the congealed chain lube, brake dust and cleaning products that maintaining a bike in the winter entails. As they’re 3 times thicker than standard disposable gloves, they’ve less likely to rip too. Just try not to scare the neighbours!

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Sleek Rapid Acting Bike Cleaner £8.99

Sleek Cleaner

Keeping your bike clean in an environmentally sound way.  A biodegradable cleaner coming to you all the way from sunny West Yorkshire. Also available as a concentrate in a refill pouch (from December 2018) to make up 4 litres of cleaner.

Sleek

Last modified: 17th November 2018