8 of the best tech gifts for cyclists

Christmas present ideas for cyclists who love their gadgets

Are you looking to buy something special for the cyclist in your life? Do they love gadgets and gizmos? Read on for the best bike-based tech to buy this holiday season. 

GoPro HERO6

The GoPro Hero6 is a seriously capable action camera
The GoPro Hero6 is a seriously capable action camera

GoPro’s latest and greatest action camera is the go-to for painless, high quality recording of your most daring riding exploits.

The Hero 6 has the same body as its predecessor the Hero 5 Black, and is capable of recording 4k video at 60fps, or 1080p at 240fps.

  • Price: £499 / $499

Quarq Shockwiz

The Quarq Shockwiz is perfect for geeking out over suspension setup
The Quarq Shockwiz is perfect for geeking out over suspension setup

Are you mystified by suspension setup for your mountain bike, or do you just enjoy tweaking things for optimum performance? Then you’ll love the Shockwiz.

This little gizmo attaches to your air fork (or shock) and monitors pressure changes continuously as you ride.

It uses this data to make detailed recommendations on how to adjust your suspension, which are relayed via a phone app.

  • Price: £359 / $399

Garmin Edge 1030

Garmin's Edge 1030 GPS computer packs in a ridiculous number of features
Garmin's Edge 1030 GPS computer packs in a ridiculous number of features

Garmin’s flagship GPS packs a zillion features into a slick device, and it’s the one to have if you need maximum battery life or a big screen for navigation.

The Edge 1030 has a 3.5-inch colour touchscreen and a claimed battery life of up to 20 hours, or double that with an optional external battery pack.

It offers ‘popularity’ based routing, along with WiFi, Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity.

  • Price: £499 / $599

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt

The Wahoo Elemnt Bolt takes on Garmin with huge battery life and a full feature set
The Wahoo Elemnt Bolt takes on Garmin with huge battery life and a full feature set

Garmin used to rule the roost in GPS computers, but there’s now hot competition from the likes of Wahoo.

The Elemnt Bolt takes on the Edge 520 and 820, offering similar functionality and much better battery life in a relatively affordable package.

  • Price: £199 / $249

Zwift (This entry is sponsored by Zwift)

Zwift makes indoor training a pleasure rather than a chore
Zwift makes indoor training a pleasure rather than a chore

Zwift is an immersive virtual reality fitness game that makes indoor training fun and rewarding for everybody.

Connect up your home trainer to a computer or iOS device and your real-world efforts power your avatar across beautiful landscapes and varied terrain.

Ride with thousands of athletes at all levels in real-time, take part in Zwift Events from social rides, to races, to structured Group Workouts.

From amateur rider to World Tour pro, there’s something in Zwift for everybody.

  • Price: £12.99 p/mo / $14.99 p/mo / AU$TBC p/mo
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Tune Linientreu

Tune's Linientreu brings frikkin' laser beams to gear setup
Tune's Linientreu brings frikkin' laser beams to gear setup

Lasers make everything better, so why not use them for gear adjustment?

The Linientreu mounts to the derailleur hanger bolt, and provides an ultra-precise visual aid for setting up your shifting.

  • Price: €149 / £131 / $174

Silca Tattico Bluetooth mini pump

The Silca Tattico Bluetooth adds connectivity to the humble mini pump
The Silca Tattico Bluetooth adds connectivity to the humble mini pump

Does the old tyre-pinch test just not cut it for you after you’ve fixed a flat? The Tattico Bluetooth adds a new layer of precision to good old-fashioned mini pumpery.

This pump connects to your phone and gives an instantaneous pressure readout, accurate to a claimed +/- 2%.

  • Price: £120 / $120

Richard Mille RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost

The Richard Mille RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Provost is for the cyclist who has it all, and then some
The Richard Mille RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Provost is for the cyclist who has it all, and then some

Is all this deeply affordable tech just a bit… ordinary? If you’re really looking to impress the cyclist in your life this Christmas, watchmaker Richard Mille has the very thing for you.

The RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost is a watch for very, very affluent cyclists, which costs more than double the average UK house price.

This in-no-way-vulgar timepiece is named for the famous French racing driver who is himself a keen cyclist.

Limited to 30 pieces, it features a case curved for comfort on the bike, plus a manually-operated mileage counter.

Oh, and it comes with a “free” Colnago, because of course it does.

  • Price: £621,000 / $815,500

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