Up next in our gift guide series is some cool stuff in the $100-$250 price range. This list contains our picks of Top 10 gifts for Cyclists under $250. Also, don’t forget to check out our under $100 list.
1. Bontrager Ion Flare RT Lightset | $114.99
Bike lights aren’t just for riding at night. Studies have shown that having bright lights on during the daytime can help cyclists be more visible and safe. Bontrager’s Ion and Flare RT lightset is a bright and compact set that consists of the Ion RT headlight and Flare RT taillight. These lights use a focused single LED design with built in ambient light sensors to automatically adjust between day/night modes. The best feature? Both lights feature bluetooth which allow them to be used with compatible Bontrager or Garmin computers to monitor the battery status or automatically turn them on/off based on your speed.
2. Specialized Women’s MIMIC Saddle | $130
Finding the right fit on a bicycle can be a struggle, especially when it comes to bike saddles. With the MIMIC saddle, Specialized has combined countless hours of testing and research to develop the perfect women’s bicycle saddle. The saddle is also offered in multiple variations from the more affordable $130 Comp all the way to the full carbon fiber $300 S-Works so it’s easy to find the perfect one for your budget.
3. FLR Defender Winter Cycling Shoes | $139
For even diehard cyclists, it can be difficult to be motivated to ride in colder weather. Without the proper gear riding even at slower speeds can be unpleasant due to the wind chill. The FLR Defender cycling shoes are an affordable insulated winter shoe designed to keep feet and toes comfortable and warm even on winter days. With a multi-layer insulated design and durable waterproof exterior, the Defenders are an important part to any cyclist’s winter kit.
4. Topeak PakGo Gear Pack | $149.95
One reason cycling can be such an expensive sport is that it requires a lot of accessories. Cyclists need helmets, bibshorts/jerseys, water bottles, tools and countless other accessories. It can be easy to lose track of items, especially when you have to drive or travel to the start of a ride. The Topeak PakGo Gear Pack is a travel bag designed specifically for cyclists to keep everything organized and accessible. Instead of piling everything into a duffel bag or backpack, the PakGo has an expandable design with separate pockets and compartments to track them easily. It’s the perfect gift for cyclists who travel or have limited storage space.
5. Lazer Urbanize Helmet | $149.99
For those that do a lot of commuting, cold weather riding, or have an E-BIke the Lazer Urbanize helmet is a great option. With integrated MIPS, a liner inside the helmet designed to absorb rotational impact, and advanced EPS foam/polycarbonate construction, the Urbanize provides both safety and value. It’s also one of the few helmets that carry the NTA-8776 certification required for the higher speeds E-Bikes achieve. Our favorite feature of the Urbanize are all the included accessories: magnetic panoramic lens, winter ear covers and removable rear taillight.
6. Magicshine Allty 2000 | $149.99
When it comes to bike lights, they are generally binned into two categories: “be seen” and “to see.” The first being lower powered lights that ensure other people see you. The second category is reserved for higher-powered bike lights that ensure you can see the road even on dark trails. The Magicshine Allty 2000 is firmly in the latter category with a dual LED design and impressive 2000 lumen output. It also has unique features such as integrated daytime running lights (DRLs), OLED display screen that shows remaining battery life and replaceable cartridge style battery. It’s one of our favorite all-in-one style headlights.
7. Machines for Freedom Women’s Cycling Gear | $158-$168
Female cyclists often have a hard time finding cycling clothing that is comfortable yet still good looking. That’s one of the main reasons the Machines For Freedom cycling apparel brand was created. Thoughtful details such as yoga-inspired waistbands and form-fitting yet flattering designs set the brand apart. We were impressed with the construction and quality of the items and definitely recommend them for female cyclists looking to upgrade their kits or new to cycling.
8. Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells | $40.00 – $200.00
Even though cycling is a great way to stay fit, it’s important to combine it with weight and strength training. That’s why the Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells are a great gift. Available in sets that range from 40lbs all the way upto 200lbs, the adjustable design means they can be used in an unlimited variety of exercises. It’s a very affordable way to build core strength to prevent injuries when cycling and improve performance.
9. Bollé Lightshifter Sunglasses | $200
When you’re riding a bike, you are very exposed to the elements particularly when it comes to your eyes. That’s why it’s important to have a set of sunglasses that protect you from bugs/debris but can also improve the color clarity and filter out harsh UV rays. Although the Bollé Lightshifter sunglasses have a premium price, the high quality design and light-adaptive Phantom lenses make them a great value. The Lightshifters also have a sleek design that combines an oversized lens for a wide field of view and adjustable temples / nose piece to customize the fit.
10. GORE C7 Windstopper Zip-Off Jersey | $209.99
One of the essential parts of any cycling kit is a long sleeve jersey or jacket. Particularly as the temperature starts to drop, a well designed jersey can protect your core from cold wind and keep you comfortable. The GORE Windstopper Zip-Off jersey is a unique design that utilizes breathable yet windproof fabric. Better yet is that the jersey can be quickly converted to a vest by removing the zippered sleeves on warmer days or mid-ride. The flexible design means the jersey offers a lot of value and can be worn year-round.
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