Awesome Gift Ideas for a Cyclist
Whether you’re an avid cyclist, part-time connoisseur or just enjoy going out on the open road to take in the fresh air, having the best gear for your bike can make your riding experiences so much more fulfilling. Buying cycling gear for a friend or family member can be very tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Today, we will discuss some awesome bicycle accessories that every cyclist is guaranteed to love.
Most of us cyclists have one thing in common-- the love for gadgets. Having the latest and greatest gadgets can aid with motivation on a long haul, provide a much-needed security blanket or even boost the performance of your bike. The best part of cycling, we get the greatest toys, it’s just fun! If you’re looking for ideas that go past the typical new helmet, cycling shoes or a new cycling jacket, read on!
Light ‘Em Up!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve miscalculated how long I would be riding my bike on the local towpath and wound up using the flashlight on my iPhone to find my way back to the car. You’d think I’d just recommend a watch in this case, but why limit yourself to cycling during the day? Consider getting your cyclist a quality, high lumen LED flashlight to add to their bicycle accessories. Quality bicycle lights are a lifesaver when you find yourself, or even plan to be riding at night. One of my favorite flashlights is the LTC-50 USB Rechargeable LED angled head& tail lamp by Lumintrail. I love having a hand’s free bicycle light in my arsenal when I go out so I can focus on the road and my environment.
Pump It Up!
I’m sure anyone reading this has heard the expression “Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst”, that’s where this next gift idea comes in. Having a reliable bike pump for your tires and a decent patch kit can make a flat tire a minor inconvenience or a total disaster, it’s all about preparation. I’d recommend a telescopic pump for ease carry. If your pump is large and cumbersome, you won’t want to bring it with you on your outings. Lumintrail makes a Telescoping Mini Bike Pump that comes with a dual nozzle and built-in tire gauge, a sweet package for what it’s worth. Just knowing you’re prepared for the unexpected will make long, secluded outings much less worrisome. Do your cyclist or yourself a favor and add a quality pump to your repertoire.
Keeping it Locked In
After about 50 or so miles, you probably want to stop and stretch your legs. Leaving your bike unattended is one of the most gut-wrenching feelings in the world, if you don’t believe me, watch the movie “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.” I don’t know about you, but I would travel across the country to get my bike back but for the sake of self-preservation, get a good, durable bike lock for your rig. However, don’t be fooled by imitations; you’ll want to get a bike lock with a solid construction. Check out Lumintrail’s Heavy Duty Braided Steel Security Cable Locks for a tough lock to keep those with sticky fingers off your bike. I can’t think of a better gift for a cyclist than peace of mind that their bike will stay where they left it.
I hope you gained some awesome insight for getting your cyclist a gift you know they’ll love. Rather it is some off-the-wall gadget, bright bicycle lights, a quality bike pump to keep you going or a few solid bike locks to keep your bike where you left it. There are so many different options when it comes to buying a cyclist bicycle accessories, just think about what they have, need or want and meditate on it, and I have no doubt they will love anything you’ll get them! Happy Trails!