Christmas gift guide
The trees are up, the carols are blaring, and the calendars are counting ever closer to the 25th – folks, Christmas is almost here. Shopping waits for no one, Grinch or Christmas-enthusiast, so it’s about time you got a handle on things and started ticking items off that seemingly endless Christmas list.
Whether you’re on the lookout for presents for a loved one or perhaps eager to treat yourself, we’ve got a handy guide right here to talk you through our best gift ideas for that all-important cyclist in your life.
The best gifts under £50
If you’re looking for a small stocking filler or something to make that home mechanic in your life grin from ear to ear, then look no further than our vast selection of multitools. When you’re forced to fix your machine on the fly, these multitools are an absolute godsend, a lifeline for some of the stickiest situations.
Roadie or mud-hungry MTBer, there’s a specific multitool to fix just about any problem you may encounter while out on a ride.
Gloves are another awesome stocking filler and the perfect gift for those looking to brave the outdoors this winter. From light, long-fingered gloves to toasty, thick mitts, we have a pair of gloves to suit just about every kind of weather.
The best gifts under £200
To fill that big space under the tree, you may just want to turn your head to some of our larger gift ideas. Our helmets have recently undergone a massive transformation with an updated evolution of MIPS, our brain-protection system, and a brand new addition in the form of ANGI, a live-tracking and crash-detecting sensor that sits right on the back of the helmet.
If you’re planning on heading out alone over the winter period, these helmets are the perfect companion, broadcasting your whereabouts to loved ones to make sure you’re never really alone.
For those of you with tiny tots to please, how about diving into our new range of Hotwalk bikes? This durable aluminium-framed balance bike may be a tricky one to wrap but slap a bow on it and we’re sure your kids will absolutely love it.
Perfect for those budding cyclists looking to kickstart their life on two wheels, the Hotwalk helps your child develop the balance they need before moving up to pedal-powered and geared machines. Should your child already be prepared to make the switch, then the Riprock Coaster is the perfect step-up.
The best gifts under £1000
We’re now getting into the big leagues when it comes to gift ideas, the sort of gifts that are for life, not just for Christmas. For a cyclist, there’s no better day than ‘new bike day’ and what better timing for that day than Christmas?
For those looking to get a little muddy on the trails, then the Rockhopper and Pitch MTBs are the perfect off-road companions, whether you’re a budding beginner or seasoned veteran. Fast, snappy and fun, these bikes are blessed with super comfortable geometry and the durable trail components that will have you ragging the off-road paths in no time at all.
One cycling trend that looks set to continue into 2019 is adventure riding, a fun and fast-paced combination of both road riding and off-road riding. Our brand new Crosstrail hybrid bike is an intrepid adventurer ready to tackle all manner of terrain, but when it comes to reaching top speed across both mud and asphalt, look no further than the Diverge.
The Christmas big-hitters, £5000+
If you’re looking to splurge this festive season and buy something extra special, then the following gift ideas certainly fit the bill. For those riders yearning for a little bit of extra power this Christmas then the new additions to the 2019 Turbo range are perfect.
E-bikes are carving their own niche in the wider cycling market, but if there’s one discipline that they’ve made a big impact in then it’s mountain biking. For MTBers who are getting tired of lugging their heavy machines back to the top of the trail, it’s time they got a bit of a Turbo boost.
The 2019 Levo and 2019 Kenevo provide that boost with their super-powered, trail-tuned motor. The Levo eats up both downhill and uphill terrain, making it the perfect cross-country machine, whereas the Kenevo is specifically designed for ragging the most technical, downhill runs, making it the ultimate downhill rig.
Not everyone is aboard the e-bike bandwagon and for those who prefer their bikes without a motor, our vast selection of road bikes should tickle your fancy. Piloted by the Quick-Step Floors and Boels-Dolmans cycling teams, we’ve seen Specialized bikes take no less than 99 victories across the 2018 season. No other bike brand has got anywhere close to our race-winning calibre this year.
Whether you opt for the speedy Venge, the all-purpose Tarmac or the cobble-crushing Roubaix, they all share one thing in common – a proven race-winning design.
Christmas picks from our winter sale
Everyone loves a bargain at Christmas and our sale seems to have dropped at the perfect time – stocking fillers or big, two-wheeled presents, we’ve got it all in our big winter clearance sale.
Here are just a few of our top picks from the sale:
If you’re on top of the Christmas shopping, then why not pop into one of our stores to try out some of these products. What better time to treat yourself than at Christmas?
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