Christmas Gift Guide: Main Presents

With only a month to go until Christmas, it's time to decide what to put under the tree for the cyclist in your life.

There is such a vast array of expensive cycling products on the market these days that it can be hard to know what you should splash out on as a ‘big’ present for your bike-obsessed loved ones. So to make things easier, here’s our guide to just a few of the more top-end products that will be making it onto our Christmas lists.

Also check out the other parts of our Christmas Gift Guide: stocking fillers and gifts for your bike.


suunto-ambit3-sports-hrm-gps-watchSuunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watch – £275

Straddling the middle ground between watch and GPS cycle computer, the Suunto Ambit3 is a smart watch that also offers route navigation, can connect with heart rate monitors and power meters, allows you to upload activities to Strava, and gives notifications of calls and texts.

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Vulpine Harrington Rain Jacket – £195

Vulpine are renowned for their careful balancing of form and function, and the Harrington Rain Jacket seems to be no different. Aimed at the urban cyclist, this jacket promises to be breathable while still coping with 2+ hours of heavy rain, and also making sure you look good when you get to where you’re going.

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MIP_039534-copyAlé Graphics Winter Jacket – £160

Available in both men’s and women’s versions, and, thankfully, two colour options, this eye-catching new jacket from Alé seems perfect for single digit temperatures. With a triple-layered fabric and an ergonomic cut, the Graphics jacket should be warm, comfortable, and fairly streamlined when you’re struggling home into a headwind.

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strider12proStrider Balance Bike – £55 to £99.99

If you want to get your kid on a bike ASAP, then a Strider Balance Bike is the way to go. By ditching the stabilisers the child quickly learns to balance on two wheels, and with plenty of adjustability in the saddle and handlebars, the bike should be suitable from 18 months to 5 years, by which time you should be ready to add pedals.

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PEdAL-ED-saddle-packable-jacket-slate-02Pedal Ed Saddle Packable Jacket – £185

Windproof, water-resistant, lightweight, and packable, this stylish urban jacket from Pedal Ed certainly has plenty going for it. With the look of a blazer when worn off the bike, the collar buttons up to keep the wind at bay once you’re on the move, and the whole thing packs down into a handy carrying sleeve.

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BLAPearl Izumi Men’s Road Race III shoes – £119.99

Feature-packed and at a very good price, these Pearl Izumi shoes will be on the Christmas list fo many aspiring roadies. The BOA fastening system should combine with the SELECT insole to  keep your foot firmly in place while the composite sole promises excellent power transfer.

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2013-02-15-molteni-retro-leisure-sweater_3Prendas Molteni Sweater – £69.95

We love a bit of retro style here at CW, and couldn’t imagine a better jumper to kick back in after a long Christmas day than this Molteni sweater from Prendas. Inspired by the original training top worn by Eddy Merckx, the sweater features embroidered lettering and orange knitted cuffs and collar.

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Sony HDR AS100V Action Cam – £319

Whether it’s for reminiscing about memorable rides, or getting footage of near misses with white van man, this new action cam from Sony is a great option. Featuring a secret agent-style wrist display, GPS, Wi-Fi, and shooting 1080p footage, this seems a great option for capturing your two-wheeled adventures.

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SPORT_JKT_BLK_RED_3QTR_LR_1024x1024LeCol Sport Winter Jacket – £170

Constructed from WindStopper water-resistant thermal fabric, with three good-sized rear pockets, and a tailored fit, this high-end winter jacket from Yanto Barker’s LeCol brand seems perfect for long riders in the depths of winter.

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WEBWCGJersey1Milltag Stripes Jersey – £80

Described as a rainbow jersey for riders who feel like world champions just by getting out and riding in all conditions, the bright colours of this jersey are great for lowlight visibility while remaining stylish. Complete the look with Milltag’s matching bibshorts, gilet, and arm warmers.

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