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Holiday Stocking Stuffer Wish List

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I’m a cyclist, I ride year round and there are key things that I use year round, or around this time of year lust after. For all of you looking to buy something for a cyclist in your life this is my stocking stuffer list. I’ll also be writing up a larger item Holiday Wish List for the bigger ticket items.

Camelbak Podium Chill Bottle

Camelbak Podium Chill Bottle

Insulated, easy to use mouth piece and a close off valve to keep the bottle from leaking in your bag or on a shaky mountain ride.

Rear Blinky Light

Walk in to any bike shop and for $10 – 40 you can get a good rear light. Depending what type of traffic and weather your cyclist rides in you may want to spend more.

Cycling SocksDeFeet Socks

I’m a sucker for wool but maybe your cyclist is into pastel colors, crazy designs or an easy “STFU” on their cuff. Another easy to find stocking stuffer.

Tubes

Tubes for your bike is a much needed evil for when you get a flat on the side of the road. Take a look on the side of the tires of your cyclist bike, right down the sizes and note if the valve of the tire looks like a car or a skinny presta valve. (If you explain it at all to a shop they’ll understand.) Often during the holidays shops will have buy 5 for the price of 4 or something.

Clif Bar SeasonalHoliday Clif Bars

During the holidays Clif puts out limited runs of their bars in Gingerbread, Pumpkin and Peppermint. Local grocery stores and bike shops should have these in stock.

One Response to Holiday Stocking Stuffer Wish List

  1. Brooks McClary says:

    Great List, I’d add just a few things… ANYTHING SHINY or that LIGHTS UP. Show the bicyclist in your life some love and keep them safe. Even one of those little velcro straps that are reflective and keep your pant legs out of your chain. Wool ANYTHING (gotta keep warm). Scarves (enough said). An extra balaclava, they can go amazingly wrong on a cold and windy day. It is nice to have a back up to switch to between wash days.

    I just did my 15 mile commute yesterday in sub 32 degree weather and it was awesome. It’s all about dressing right and peddling hard!

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