The Christmas countdown clock is ticking! Let us spare you from panic-induced hysteria and provide some inspiration for cycling gifts and goodies! We’ve got gifts for him and her, present ideas for junior pedallers, stocking fillers, and a few big pressie ideas, too.
Read on for the Drover Cycles Xmas gift guide, V.2015!
GIFTS FOR HIM>>
Mavic Crossmax Hydropack – £99
Mavic deliver on all fronts – whether it’s clothes, components or accessories. This hydration pack from the French giants is no exception – check out the review here and buy online at our webstore here.
Jet Valve Smart System Seatpost £19.99
Lightweight Co2 nozzle + 2 cartridges + nifty seatpost mount = no more pumping on roadside repairs. Give it some gas and inflate in seconds!
Haynes Cycle maintenance manual – £14.99
Help him slash those workshop bills with this step-by-step bike care guidance in handy book form.
Apidura saddle pack – £85
New Year, new start. Send him packing with a lightweight, waterproof saddle pack from new kids on the block Apidura.
Park Tool Chain Gang cleaning system – £31.49
Everything he needs to keep his drive-train sparkling clean through winter and beyond! The Chain Gang cleans the chain, freewheel, cogs and chainrings. Works on all derailleur bikes. Get it here.
Altura Mayhem glove – £26.99
Windproof gloves with slim fingers for precision control and lever feel. Stretch cuff and a durable, reinforced palm for when the going gets rough. Get them online here.
GIFTS FOR HER >>
Altura Night Vision waterproof gloves £31.49
Altura’s legendary reflective trim ensures max visibility, and tech fabrics protect from the wind and rain. Get them here.
Spiuk cosmetics – 80% off – from £2!
Clothing brand Spiuk’s cosmetics range is designed for outdoor sports enthusiasts. We’ve got 80% off all Spiuk stock – meaning massive bargains on everything from massage oil to shampoo for the perfect post-ride pampering sesh.
Giro Civila Shoe – £129.99
A technical, clip-in road shoe wrapped up in cool, retro styling.
Brookes Multitool – £49.99
No cyclist should leave home without a multitool in their jersey pocket. This one from British brand Brookes oozes sophistication with its leather sleeve.
Altura Women’s Night Vision Evo Waterproof jacket – £89.99
Altura’s top-flight commuter jacket for cyclists who need max visibility, waterproofing and breathability. Get it online here.
Tacx Blue Matic turbo trainer – £139.99
Spare her the misery of crud-covered roads and grotty weather with this indoor cycling training aid from Tacx.
GIFT FOR LITTLE RIPPERS AND BUDDING WIGGOS >>
Easy rider Alley Runner – £130
A first bike – even a balance bike with no pedals – can never be too good. The Easy Rider range is a class apart with their Brookes-inspired faux leather saddles and brushed aluminium frames. The coolest balance bike on the block by far. This one is for 2-5 year olds. Check out the full range here.
DMR V6 pedal £17.99
Nylon version of the classic V12 design – it has the same concave footprint and narrow profile that DMR pedals are known for, whilst spinning on the new Dual DU bush system.
Altura Sprint mitts – £7.19
Bargain mitts for young cyclists who means business, with a stretch lycra back and foam-padded palm. Get them online here.
Diamondback grips – £8.99
Add a bit of BMX bling with these comfy grips in super-soft Kraton rubber. Various colours available.
Met Gamer Helmet – £29.99
An essential piece of kit for all riders, but especially for accident-prone juniors! The Gamer is available in a range of colours and graphics and features an integrated LED safety light in the rear size adjustment dial.
Altura Spark shorts – £26.99
Proper baggy shorts for little rippers, with a lightweight durable shell and pockets for stashing those essential trail snacks (sweets!) Get ‘em here.
STOCKING FILLERS >>
Torq gels – from £1.55
We talk the Torq as we’re an official Torq Performance Nutrition Centre! We’ve taste-tested their entire range, and been grilled on the science behind it. Sadly they don’t do Xmas-pud flavour – anyone for rhubarb and custard?
Mucky Nutz front Fender Bender – £8.99
Lightweight and pliable (IE – almost crash-proof!) from the pioneers of flat-pack mud protection, Mucky Nutz.
Altura Thermolite socks – £11.69
Christmas would not be complete without a pair of socks. But these aren’t any old socks, these are highly-insulated and breathable socks with an anti-bacterial layer. Buy online.
Cateye loop set – £17.99
Light your ride up like a Christmas tree with Cateye’s mega-versatile ‘Loop’ lightset. Wrap the silicone loop around your steatpost, chain stay, or reindeer antler and away you go. This version runs on batteries. Also available as a USB-rechargeable option.
PREMIUM PRESSIES >>
Sea Sucker Mini Bomber – £350
Designed for cyclists who love their four wheels as much as their two. The Mini Bomber uses suction cups to lock directly on to your car’s body, doing away with the need for pesky roof racks or tricksy hook-and-strap racks.
Merida Speeder – T5 – £750
Flat bar road bike designed for speed and comfort. Ideal for commuting & touring.
Garmin Edge 810 – £279.99
Computer-aided adventure at your fingertips. Turn-by-turn navigation, route mapping and cycle computer all rolled into one, handlebar-mounted hi-tech nugget for the gizmo fan in your life.
Early Rider Belter Urban – £429.99
20”-wheeled version of ER’s groundbreaking Belter. Why groundbreaking? It’s the world’s first kid’s bike to use a belt-drive system meaning no more messy, greasy chains. THE bike for boys and girls who’ve been very, very good this year. Check out the Early Rider range on our web store.