A Gift for Every Type of Cyclist in Your Life

cycling gear guide | Gearminded.com


“What gift do I get for a cyclist?” Well, these lists highlight essentials for anyone that rides on two wheels — guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any cyclist on your list. Finding a unique gift for a cyclist shouldn’t be hard. And we are here to make sure of it. Let the giving begin!

Great Gifts for Mountain Bikers

Mountain bike Gear List | Gearminded.com

Ritchey | Ultra – $999 (Frame)

It’s back! This modern rebirth of Ritchey’s ‘80s classic is the perfect trail machine for cross-country riders looking to get rowdy and enduro riders lusting for all-mountain shredability. Designed around a 120mm travel fork and super-stable Boost 148 spacing, the new Ultra is up for about any adventure you can throw at it.

Dainese | Enduro Knee Guards – $129.99

Designed around the shape of the knee, these engineering marvels provide a ton of protection while allowing for extra mobility and an unmatched level of breathability—so you can shred harder in maximum comfort.

Ottolock | Ottolock V2 – $55-75

This strong, compact, ultra-lightweight lock is easy to pack on any ride so you can add a stop at the brewery or store on your way home from the trailhead. It’s also perfect for securing your bike to a car rack so you can leave it in the parking lot without worrying about theft.

ABUS | MonTrailer – $150

progressive design that packs in all the essential features for modern trail use with an impressive list of safety benefits. Now these eye-catching helmets are available to US riders looking for something a little different, and a little safer in an all mountain helmet.

Showers Pass | Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks  ($45)

When it’s really cold and wet, water always finds a way. The Showers Pass fully waterproof merino wool socks makes it easy to stay dry and warm during the winter months. The waterproof membrane is sandwiched by comfortable and grippy outer knits and wicking antibacterial liners. These layers combine to create socks and gloves you can rely on to keep you comfortable and dry, no matter what weather you’re riding through.

Silca | Italian Army Knife Venti – $45

Functional, durable, and sleek—this portable toolkit does it all without wasting any space. Silca packs 20 high-precision, hardened-steel tools into a pocket-size package you’ll forget you have on you until you need it, including the most ergonomic, effective chain breaker ever featured in a multi-tool. You won’t want to risk riding without it.

Muc-Off | Grime Bag – $39

Get out of your sweaty chamois and muddy clothes faster with this portable changing room that transforms into a bag for carrying your grimy clothes straight to the washing machine. Lightweight, durable and easily transportable, the Dirt Bag is made from heavy duty coated polyester, designed to keep moisture and trail grime where you want it – away from the inside of your car or clean kit.

Showers Pass | IMBA – $200

Made of breathable performance fabric that allows for excellent ventilation without letting in rain, the IMBA jacket is the perfect lightweight hard shell for your all-weather shred sessions or commutes. As an added bonus, you can stay dry AND feel good—a portion of every jacket sale goes toward IMBA’s trail work to benefit the entire mountain bike community.

Mission Workshop | Hauser – $215

Mission’s 10L and 14L hydration packs are not only completely weatherproof so all your gear stays dry inside but they’re also comfortable super-stylish, so you can even commute to work with them. There’s room for everything in four weatherproof exterior pockets and a roll-top main cargo section that’s compatible with most hydration reservoirs up to three liters, including Camelbak, Hydrapak, Platypus, and Osprey/Nalgene. A removable tool roll is included.

Floyd’s of Leadville | CBD – $55

More and more athletes are turning to this legal, all-natural painkiller that’s been shown to alleviate aches and pain from crashing or just riding hard. Try the CBD Isolate softgels, made from the best organic, non-GMO anti-inflammatory hemp strains and get back on your bike sooner with less soreness.

Floyd’s Of Leadville | CBD Recovery Protein Supplement – $39.95

Relax and recover after long days on backroads with Floyd’s of Leadville recovery protein featuring 25mg of CBD per serving for natural pain relief and inflammation management.

SILCA | IAK Venti $45

Have a mechanical 50 miles into an 80-mile day? The Silca Italian Army Knife Venti is your best chance to get rolling again with 20 highly-functional tools and magnetically-stowed quick-links.

Muc-Off | No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Sealant – $9.99 for 140ml

Most everyone is running tubeless these days, so level up your sealant game with Muc-Off’s new tubeless solution. Featuring microfibers in a latex base with the added benefit of UV sensitivity for easy slow-leak detection at home the mad scientists at Muc-Off have engineered the perfect tire sealant.

Shower Pass | Cross-Country Shorts and Hi-Line Merino Top – $60-$80

Ride comfortably all day, then walk into the small-town diner at the end of your ride without causing heads to turn while wearing your Showers Pass Cross-Country Shorts and Hi-Line merino top. With style to match their function these backroads essentials will become staples in your dirt-road wardrobe.

Great Gifts for the Commuter Cyclist

State Bicycle Co. | THE ELLISTON DELUXE – $470

State Bicycle Co. makes urban/trendy affordable bikes for women and men. But there is nothing more timeless than a flat-black bike with chrome accents. Mustache-bars, coaster brake, new 35c tires, and an affixed bottle opener keep it old-school on this ultra-light cruiser. The Deluxe Comes with bonus features like a matching-rear pannier rack, front porteur rack, and bell.

Floyd’s of Leadville | CBD Recovery Protein Supplement – $39.95

Level up your protein shake with the best recovery ingredient available. Floyd’s CBD Recovery Protein supplement contains no additives, no fillers, and is sweetened with organic sugar and Stevia. Use as either a nutritious start to busy day in a smoothie or within 30 minutes after a workout. Formulated to harness hemp’s secret weapon – CBD – the Floyd’s Of Leadville recovery protein helps support healthy recovery from any exercise.

Thousand | Heritage Collection Helmet – $85

Designed for urban city riding, the minimalist Heritage bike helmets are our original collection, inspired by the simplicity of vintage moto lids and the heritage colorways of the 50s and 60s.

Sunski | Navarro – $58

Polarized lenses decrease eye strain by reducing visible glare from water, snow, sand and pavement Lenses offer 100% full-spectrum UV protection, including UVA, UVB and UV400 wavelengths Lightweight, flexible, durable frames are made from polycarbonate plastic and weigh less than 1 oz.

DZR Shoes | H20 – $179

The first ever fully seam sealed waterproof SPD compatible Sneaker. After countless hours of research and development, the H20 was born. The best choice for rain-soaked commutes or trail rides. The H20 guarantees that you arrive at your destination with dry and happy feet. Wrapped with supple sheepskin leather, which is soft to the touch and conforms well to the user. Featuring a stiffer nylon shank and gum rubber traction outsole, the H20 provides excellent power transfer and grip without sacrificing style. The DZR H2O clipless bike shoe is SPD compatible with CrankBros and Shimano cleats.

Muc-Off | Muc-Off 8 in 1 Bicycle Cleaning Kit – $70

It makes a great gift for bicycle obsessed friends and family, and this kit isn’t style specific either. No matter if you’re into Road, MTB, Cyclocross or just getting from A to B, our 8 in 1 kit solves even the trickiest bike cleaning problems!

Mission Workshop | Spec Laptop Sleeve – $60

Fully Padded Laptop Sleeve Designed To Be Paired With Any of Mission Workshops Rucksacks or Cargo Packs. The Spec is a fully-padded laptop sleeve designed to be used on its own or paired with any of Mission Workshops rucksacks or cargo packs—specifically the Fraction, Sanction, Fitzroy, Rambler, Vandal, or R2/R6/R8. The top flap can either be left open for easy in-and-out use or can be folded closed for more secure storage. It is fully lined, and features an exterior pocket ideal for an iPad, cords, or other small accessories. The Spec is made from either our burly and light HT500 fabric (Black and Gray) or 500D CORDURA® (Black Camo).

OTTO Design Works | OTTOLOCK V2 -$55

The go-anywhere cinch lock that light enough for kids to carry, yet still a tough and durable solution to keep their bike, skis, scooter, [you name it] secure. Fun color choices and easy to use, make it convenient to throw in a backpack on the way to school. A number dial means no keys to lose for ultra-quick, temporary locking.

Mission Workshop | The Commuter Backpack – $377

All Mission Workshop bags offer a options for customization, so you can get the perfect setup to meet the needs of your commute. This fully weatherproof bag has everything you need for year-round riding, including a vertical side zip compartment and a small cell pocket, as well as easy attachment of weatherproof accessories to the exterior of the bag. With 20 liters of space and a compartment for up to a 15” laptop, you’ll have no problem storing all your gear—and the bag looks clean and stylish, even in professional settings.

Showers Pass | Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks  ($45)

When it’s really cold and wet, water always finds a way. The Showers Pass fully waterproof merino wool socks makes it easy to stay dry and warm during the winter months. The waterproof membrane is sandwiched by comfortable and grippy outer knits and wicking antibacterial liners. These layers combine to create socks and gloves you can rely on to keep you comfortable and dry, no matter what weather you’re riding through.

Mission Workshop | The Mission Jean – $285

Built from stretch-woven fabric developed in Italy, Mission Workshop’s jeans move with your body so they maintain the same comfortable, iconic fit during the ride and once you reach your destination. They’ve been proven to hold up no matter what you put them through—including 10 straight days of wear while working, traveling, riding, and even sleeping—without chafing, smelling, wrinkling, or getting baggy.

ABUS | Urban-1 Helmet 2.0 – $99

Designed for commuters, bike tourists, and BMX riders, the Urban-1 2.0 has everything you need to protect your brain without sacrificing city style. But just as importantly, it’s comfortable—not only is the helmet lightweight and well-ventilated, but it also has soft-touch straps and easy-to-adjust tighteners to help it mold to any head. Wear it everywhere because you’ll barely notice you have it on. It even comes with big reflectors and an integrated LED rear light with 180° visibility for added street safety.

ABUS | Bordo Lite Lock – $59.99-$69.99

Weighing in at under one pound, this compact, secure lock is easy to tote anywhere so you can toss one in your backpack or jersey pocket and go. Made of 5mm-thick alloy links connected by strong rivets, the lock folds easily while providing a level 7 out of 15 security rating—perfect for mid-ride stops or running errands on the way home from work. The lock is available in 60cm and 85cm lengths.

Mission Workshop | The Sans Microlight Rain Jacket – $475

This waterproof and windproof jacket weighs less than 6 ounces, so it’s easy to stuff in your bag and have ready at the first sign of precipitation. A three-layer construction guarantees that the jacket will last season after season, and a natural stretchiness seldom found in rain gear provides unmatched comfort. And despite its sleek, understated design, the Sans Microlight has all the bonus features—multiple hood adjustments, fully taped seams, and a full-size zippered chest pocket—you need for practical commutes in the wildest weather conditions.

SILCA | Borsa Americano $45

Upgrade your every ride carry kit with the Borsa Americano. Made in America of up-cycled inner tubes and neoprene, this stylish essential case is incredibly weather resistant and durable. Two internal pockets help keep everything organized and the size of the bag accommodates your plus-sized phone.

Riese and Muller | Supercharger GT Touring – From $6,649

This artfully designed e-bike is designed to go long distance, with a 1,000 Wh dual-battery Bosch drive system that won’t leave you stranded in the bike lane or on the side of a country road. The suspension fork and seatpost smooths out gravel roads or potholes, a Gates CDX carbon belt drive gives the bike a smooth ride, and a heavy-duty luggage rack allows for any size of commute or adventure. When it comes time to climb, the Shimano Deore XT 11-speed derailleur has you covered—and Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc brakes kick in instantly on fast descents.

ABUS | Pedelec+ Helmet – $139

The ABUS Pedelec+ helmet is as unique as the people wearing them, and much like ABUS locks the Pedelec+ is designed to provide the ultimate in safety and protection for e-Bike users. These helmets are light, well ventilated and include premium user features that make wearing an ABUS helmet a pleasure rather than a responsibility.

Thousand | Courier Glove – $23

The new Courier gloves in Stealth Black offer a monochromatic take on our vintage-styled cycling gloves. Their vegan amara suede palm and crocheted cotton backing provide a durable, padded grip, and ultimate breathability for the road ahead.

North St. Bags | Route Seven Pannier – $129

Commute tested and tour proven, the Route Seven is a great addition to any outing – whether in a weatherproofed bike touring setup or trip to the grocery store. Pairs perfectly with our convertible backpack panniers for ergonomic balance and maximized carry space.

Gifts for the No-Expense-Spared Cyclist / Luxury Bike Gift Guide

Premium cycling gear guide

SILCA | Super Pista Digital – $275 (EMBARGOED THROUGH 10/16/18)

The Super Pista Digital is designed for the multi-disciplinary cyclist who needs precise and adaptable tools. The top-mounted digital pressure gauge gives you the ability to accurately measure your pressure on any ride from plus-tire MTB low to Track bike high. The pump comes standard with Silca’s award-winning HIRO Chuck, and it’s even Schrader compatible. Like all SILCA pumps, SuperPista Digital is also rebuildable so you can easily replace parts as they wear over the years.

Argonaut | GR2  (Main Image) – Starting at $6500 for the frameset

At just 16 pounds with rider-specific geometry and layup pattern, the GR2 is the ultimate lightweight gravel racer. Its first incarnation won “Best in Show” at the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show—and present-day updates have helped evolve this lively, precise carbon bike into a custom dream machine that wins attention and races. Get the transcendent Argonaut ride experience for your favorite cyclist this holiday.

Mission Workshop | PNG Collection – $20 – $265

Soft and lightweight with minimal graphics and a tailored silhouette, the PNG collection of jerseys, jackets, socks, and bibs have been optimized for pavement and gravel riding. The jersey alone has stealth black reflective details, three oversized pockets with a zipper pocket, and high-performance moisture wicking fabric that feels cozy against your skin, no matter how hard you’re riding. The strong and durable bib shorts break in easily after two to three rides and mold to your body shape for maximum comfort. The entire collection delivers cutting-edge performance and sweat management in a line that looks clean and understated whether you’re on or off the bike.

Castelli | Alpha ROS Jacket – $349.99

Get the jacket you’ll want to wear in any weather because it’s the ultimate unicorn layer—warm and virtually waterproof in the rain, but still soft and cozy when it’s dry. With seamed shoulders to block out a downpour and Gore® Windstopper® 150 fabric to protect against the elements while allowing for ventilation, the luxury-soft Alpha ROS not only defies definition of what a cycling jacket can do, but it’s the first thing you’ll pull out of the laundry and the only layer you’ll want with you on every chilly ride.

Floyd’s of Leadville | CBD Hydration Drink Isolate – $39.95

More and more athletes are turning to the legal, all-natural painkiller of CBD, which has been shown to alleviate aches and pain from crashing or just riding hard. Now you can stay hydrated during a ride AND soothe sore muscles with this sports drink made with CBD Isolate oil. Each serving of Floyd’s of Leadville Hydration Fuel offers 5mg of CBD, 30 grams of complex, non-GMO carbohydrates, and 3 grams of BCAA, as well as electrolytes to help you recover faster and get back on your bike feeling like a superhero.

Muc-Off | Chamois Cream – 29.99 100ml

Saddle Sores? It happens to the best of us. That’s why Muc-Off decided it was time to develop the ultimate high-performance Chamois Cream. The Muc-Off R&D team looked at every way to improve rider experience and worked closely with pro teams to bring you the latest addition to the Athlete Performance range, Muc-Off Chamois Cream.

Gifts for Femme Cyclists

Women's road cycling gear guide 

Von Hof | DIA Women’s Road Bike – $2,395 frame and fork

When developing the DIA prototype feedback was solicited exclusively from local female riders and racers of the Women’s Bike PHL squad to see exactly what they did and didn’t want out of a race bike. The result is a top of the line Columbus Spirit-tubed frameset with an aggressive race geometry that’s been honed to work best with smaller riders. Equipped with an ENVE Road fork plugged into a tapered head tube for a more controlled cockpit, a PF30 bottom bracket for out of the saddle power during the sprint and internal routing for a clean look whether using cables or tapping the electronic paddles this bike is all business.

Castelli | Scambio Jersey – $119.99

Flower power makes those cool fall days some of the best riding of the year. Dress right in the Scambio, featuring stylishly patterned, highly breathable and cozy fabric lushly brushed on the inside for warmth. The tall collar features Castelli’s asymmetrical construction to protect your neck from the zipper, while the sleeves are long enough to cover your arms when stretched in the riding position.

Muc-Off | Muc-Off 8 in 1 Bicycle Cleaning Kit – $70

A clean bike is a happy bike, and a happy bike makes for a happy rider. Make your rides happier with Muc-Off’s easy-to-use cleaning kit featuring all you need to keep your bike clean and happy.

SILCA | Italian Army Knife Venti – $45

Ride it, break it, fix it, ride it. A good multi-tool is a staple in every cyclist’s saddle bag or tool roll and the Venti Italian Army Knife is the most complete one Silca makes. With Venti, you have twenty tools at your disposal in a flat layout that was specifically designed to go in your seat bag without adding bulk to it. Featuring all the common tools plus a nifty magnetic chain link holder, the Venti is ready to keep you rolling with minimal fuss.

Showers Pass | Crosspoint Waterproof Merino Gloves – $36

Keep your hands dry and warm in the toughest of conditions with Showers Pass waterproof gloves with merino lining.

ABUS | Bordo Lite Lock – $59.99-$69.99

Designed with a high level of security, and tipping the scales at under a pound, this lock won’t weigh you down on the next weekend hammer fest, a day on the trails or weekend bike camping trip.  The compact size easily fits into a jersey pocket or hydration pack and is perfect for mid-ride coffee or post-ride adult beverage stops.

Gifts for the Road Cyclist 
Road cycling gear guide

Mosaic Cycles | RT2 – $5,850 complete build

Some bespoke frames come with waiting lists that can last for years. But not the RT2—Mosaic has found a way to make beautiful custom bikes ready to deliver in just three weeks through a program that blends small-batch quality with exceptional value and timeliness. Hand built in Colorado out of titanium tubing and an Enve Road 2.0 fork, each RT2 brings together precision handiwork and expertly selected frame geometry that shines through on every incredible ride.

Castelli | Nelmezzo Ros Jersey – $249.99

Warmer than a normal thermal jersey but more breathable than a windproof jacket, the Nelmezzo Ros strikes the perfect balance for transitional weather rides when you’d rather not haul extra layers into your back pocket all day. Versatile and flattering, the jersey is made from water-repellent Nano Flex Xtra Dry double-layer fabric that breathes well while keeping you cozy and warm in a shower.

Floyd’s of Leadville | CBD Softgels – $55

Long days in the saddle can leave you with tight shoulders and other pains. CBD is a legal, all-natural painkiller that’s been shown to alleviate inflammation and aches from injury— whether from crashing your bike or just riding hard and ramping up your miles. Try the CBD Isolate softgels, made from the best organic, non-GMO anti-inflammatory hemp strains and get back on your bike sooner with less soreness.

SILCA | Borsa Americano $45

Upgrade your every ride carry kit with the Borsa Americano. Made in America of up-cycled inner tubes and neoprene, this stylish essential case is incredibly weather resistant and durable. Two internal pockets help keep everything organized and the size of the bag accommodates your plus-sized phone.

SILCA | Sicuro Titanium Bottle Cage – $70 

Sicuro Titanium Bottle Cages are handmade by Silca engineers in Indianapolis using aerospace grade Titanium and state of the art laser welding techniques. They feature elongated mounting eyelets for 10mm of adjustment to suit your different bikes. Silca is so confident they’ve created the ultimate bottle cage that they cover them with their 25-year Shield level comprehensive warranty.

Showers Pass | Waterproof Gloves and Socks – $36 – $45

Rain is no longer an excuse to cancel the ride with fully waterproof socks and gloves from Showers Pass. Keep your extremities cozy and dry in a downpour with gear made from a three-layer construction that blocks out the elements while releasing moisture from sweat, so your hands and feet can move more easily and breathe better. Now even water crossings aren’t out of the question when you want to stay warm on a long road adventure!




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