Great Gift Ideas for the Cyclist On Your List: Part One

It’s that time of the year again and the stress…err…holiday cheer is upon us. Well for those last minute shoppers, I have compiled a list of great gifts for the cyclist in your life, and that includes YOU!

Here’s Part One: Stocking Stuffers

1. Knog Frog Strobe Lights – Water-resistant, flexible silicone body, integrated clipping feature, quick-release mounting. Visible up to 600 metres. 12 HOT colours (look out for random special colour releases). Note: Safety light only.

BURN TIME 80 hrs (flashing), 50 hrs (steady)
DIMENSIONS 80 x 35 x 42 mm
WEIGHT 19 grams (including batteries)
BATTERIES 2 coin cell – CR2032 included
LED SPECS Hi Powered surface mounted LED strobe system with lens
LIGHT OUTPUT 25 lumens
MODES 1. Strobe 2. DISCO Strobe 3. Strobe Pulse 4. Constant
PRICE: $18.99ea CAD

Knog BMX Commercial from Brendan Vail on Vimeo.

2. Videos – “Bicycle Dreams”. When you can’t be on your bike, why not be inspired by those who can. Check out this great film by Stephen Auerbach, “Bicycle Dreams”.

Filmmaker Stephen Auerbach and his crew worked around the clock to capture the highs and lows of the Race Across America. With 18 cameras in the field, the team found innovative ways to document this massive event. To uncover the inner workings of the race, embedded camera operators traveled inside the riders’ crew vehicles, gaining unprecedented access to the cyclists and their teams. Their footage captured emotional and physical breakdowns, late-night strategy sessions, and great moments of personal triumph, all in intimate detail. Auerbach then took on the enormous task of editing hundreds of hours of material into a powerful, inspiring look inside the most difficult race on Earth.

$24.99 USD

“Bicycle Dreams comes the closest I’ve seen to capturing the essence of the human heart. The drama, the pain, and the incredibly intimate moments captured on camera make for a documentary of stunning insight. The film isn’t about cycling, it’s about the human condition.”
Amazon.com

3. Pedros Super Pit Kit $100 CAD

Though it requires a XXL stocking, it still makes a great gift. The Pedros Super Pit Kit – Our popular cleaning system developed in the pits of New England cyclo-cross. A professional bike cleaning system that starts with a reusable, O-ring sealed, and super-cool 31/2 gallon bucket. Inside we include all the useful items needed to degrease, clean, re-lube and polish your bicycle. Degrease: Pro J 16oz.; Clean: Green Fizz 16 oz., sponge, and big wheel cleaning brush, parts cleaning brush and chain keeper; Lubricate: GO! 4 oz. Polish/protect: Bike Lust 12 oz. and polishing cloth.

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