10 cheap Christmas gifts for cyclists

Christmas presents for bike folk on a budget

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Need a bike-themed gift for your favourite cyclists but have a limited budget? This is the guide for you. We’ve rounded up ten extremely affordable presents for road cyclists and mountain bikers.

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If you need more inspiration, why not check out our gift list of stocking stuffers for cyclists or head over to our mega Christmas gift guide?

ByCyclogical Gripster

Cheap Christmas gifts for cyclists
Your walls will thank you for buying the Gripster.
Gripster

Does your beloved leave their bike leant up against the wall? Are you tired of handlebar marks on the walls or the darned thing just falling over and getting in the way?

The Gripster is a deceptively simple device that fits onto both flat and drop bars, and stops your bike from slipping and falling over or damaging your decor.

It includes a magnet so it will stick to ferrous surfaces, but it works well on normal wall surfaces too thanks to its rubbery material and the magic of friction.

  • £9 (selected colours just £5.99) / $12 / AU$16

The Cycling Cartoonist: an Illustrated Guide to Life on Two Wheels

Cycling gifts
Dave Walker’s cartoons are an absolute delight.
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Even if you don’t know Dave Walker’s name, you’ve probably seen his cycling cartoons.

His distinctive work beautifully captures the everyday pleasures of riding bikes, as well as the minor absurdities.

  • £10.99 / $15

Michelin tyre levers

Cycling gifts
Michelin’s tyre levers are simple and highly effective.
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Michelin’s yellow levers are a bit of a classic. Their near-flat design makes them particularly good at getting under tight tyre beads, they’re hard to break, and they take up minimal space in your back pocket. Why wouldn’t you?

From £3.49 / $4.60

Hackney GT Alpine socks

Hackney GT Alpine socks
Yule not regret this choice of socks.
Hackney GT

You can’t go wrong with socks at Christmas, because everyone needs them and cyclists are obsessed with them.

Hackney GT offers a range of cheerful footwear, including these particularly festive socks. If other parts of your body are chilly, it does hats and neck warmers too.

  • £10 / $13 / AU$17

Cycling Souvenirs retro team cup and saucer

Peugeot cappuccino cup by cycling souvenirs
The Peugeot cappuccino cup by cycling souvenirs is a nice addition to anyone’s cupboard.
Cycling Sovenirs

It turns out that coffee tastes even better when it’s served in crockery that looks as good as this. There’s a whole bunch of classic team liveries to choose from as well as various styles of mug for almost any beverage.

TrailMaps.co.uk prints

TrailMaps.co.uk prints
Do you fancy seeing your favourite rides immortalised as art?
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Have you had a transcendent experience on a mountain climb? Or do you just love your local trails?

TrailMaps.co.uk offers these stylish graphical renditions of the places you love to ride, including Tour climbs such as Ventoux, numerous trail centres, and more.

TrailMaps.co.uk prints
We love the detail on these prints.
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As well as ready-made designs, it offers custom prints based on your own GPS files.

  • Print only: £15 / $20 / AU$26
  • Custom prints from: £35 / $78 / AU$134

Cycology boxer shorts

Cycology underwear
Because underwear needs bikes too.
Cycology

Much like socks, everyone needs underwear, so why not showcase your bestie’s buns in some bicycle-themed boxers?

Cycology offers a huge range of designs along with other kit (men’s and women’s) for both on and off the bike.

  • £15 / $19.95 / AU$29.95

Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite

Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite
We love a good tool at BikeRadar.
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The Ratchet Rocket Lite is a tiny, portable toolkit that includes a very nicely made ratchet spanner, a useful set of bits, an extension and two tyre levers.

  • £25.99 / $30 / AU$48.58

DeFeet E-Touch Dura Hi-Vis gloves

DeFeet E-Touch Dura Hi-Vis gloves
DeFeet’s gloves are a Euro classic.
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DeFeet’s versatile gloves are a staple of the Euro roadie’s wardrobe, and for good reason.

They’re not ideal for all conditions – you’ll want something heavier duty when it’s properly wet – but they work well in a wide range of temperatures.

The latest E-Touch version is designed to work with touchscreens, and there’s a choice of colours to cater to all tastes.

  • From £19.99 / $27.13 / AU$37.34

Personalised model cyclists by Fonderie Roger

Personalised model cyclist by Fonderie Roger
A personalised model cyclist could make the perfect gift this Christmas.
Cycling Souvenirs

Buy a loved one a miniature version of their cycling self this Christmas. These miniature model cyclists started out life as parts to a board game on cycling but demand for them soon outstripped that of the game itself.

The figurines carry a lead time of around two weeks and can be customised right down to sock colour.

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