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What to Buy The Cyclist Who Has Everything

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Author: Dan Kogan

The festive period is a time of indulgence, sharing time with your friends and family and of course showering your loved ones with gifts. Well, that’s the Hollywood painted version. The reality, you overdose on cranberry sauce, spend an hour sat next to uncle Dave, snoring on the sofa and you spend hours traipsing around packed shopping centres in the vague hope you’ll find some festive inspiration.

Another pair of socks, a cycling pizza cutter, a novelty Christmas cycling jersey, buying for a cyclist can be a tricky, time consuming and mind-boggling process. It needn’t be though.

We have sent the Sigma Sports elves out to pick out some of our favourite items for the cyclist who has everything.

The Bespoke Workshop

 

How many gifts have you received over the festive period that find their way onto the top shelf of the book cabinet or stashed away in a cupboard, for you to pass on the following year to the next unsuspecting giftee (victim)?

The holy grail surely is the gift that keeps on giving, being both desirable and useful. Rare as hen’s teeth, or so you thought.

Whether it’s on the bike or at home tinkering, Silca has delivered with their range of tools, pumps and on bike accessories to add a touch of style to your tool collection.

Oily multi tools and allen keys going missing, your tool kit says a lot about you. Adding a pedal spanner to your other half's stocking may not scream sophistication but Silca’s Anniversary HX1 Home and Travel Tool Drive Kit will.

Silca Hx1 Tool Drive Kit

 


A traditional Italian tool making company, Silca are celebrating their centenary year with this premium tool kit. Dressed in an American Walnut box, prise open the magnetic closure lid and you are greeted by a series of CNC-machined slots, housing bits, hex keys and screwdrivers, all held in place by an elastomeric tab.

Steel is real and with each tool being intricately machined to exacting standards out of S2 Steel, this kit is sure to last another hundred years.

Take a closer look at the Silca Anniversary HX1 Home and Travel Tool Drive Kit.

 

Forget The Santa Sack

 

Whether it’s delivering the abundance of gifts for your work colleagues, transporting your freshly plucked turkey or you’re feeling like a bit of a Scrooge and are looking for a last minute escape to warmer climates a quality backpack is a must.

Yes, the cyclist in your life may be bike mad but that does not mean every gift has to be made out of Lycra or have a chainring emblazoned on it.

Bellroy are renowned for being experts when it comes to premium leather goods, making their name with a collection of functional, premium wallets. Adding to their range, the Classic Backpack blends the Australian company’s high-quality design with practical features.

Bellroy Classic Backpack External


Whether it’s a stash of festive treats or your work laptop, the Classic Backpack has a capacity of 17 litres, surely enough room for a couple of bottles of mulled wine?

Bellroy Classic Backpack Internal

 

Take a closer look at the Bellroy Classic Backpack.

 

A Sock Apart

 

It's happened again. You've unwrapped the third pair of novelty Christmas socks and the elated reaction you've been practising all year is beginning to wane.

Socks suck, Ashmei's Accessory Gift Box definitely doesn't. Keeping the extremities protected and warm right through winter, the gift box is comprised of a Merino beanie, a pair of black Merino gloves, a pair of chequered and a pair of Polka Dot Merino socks.

Merino is known for its warm, fast wicking properties, so however cold the weather turns you can be assured the cyclist in your life will be comfortable. Ashmei are experts when it comes to designing clothing with a cyclist's needs in mind and the soft and robust construction of the beanie, gloves and socks is sure to last many winters to come.

Ashmei Accessory Gift Box

 

Take a closer look at the Ashmei Accessory Gift Box.

 

 

A Stocking Filler For The Tech Lover

 

They’ve got the bling bottle cages, the CO2 canisters and Bento Box full of on bike necessities, but do they have a Bluetooth enabled mini pump?

Taking the guesswork out of inflating your tyres by the roadside, pump aficionados, Silca, have come to the rescue with the Tattico Bluetooth Mini Pump.

Silca Bluetooth Mini Pump


Compact enough to fit neatly under the tree or in a jersey pocket, the inverted design ensures a 10% increase in volume per stroke and the extractable filler hose is compatible with both Presta and Schrader valves.

Pairing with the IOS and Android compatible devices, the iGauge app communicates with the 6061 alloy barrel pump to relay psi perfect readings to ensure you’re not left feeling deflated while your family tuck into the Christmas pudding.

Take a closer look at the Silca Tattico Bluetooth Mini Pump.

 

Mince Pies And Mountain Motivation

 

Another Z-list autobiography, the fifth encyclopedia you’ve had to look surprised at receiving or another cookery book, that in January will find its way under a coffee mug on the kitchen table.

Books get a bad rap as a gift but that needn’t be the case. An acclaimed photographer and passionate cyclist, Michael Blann, spent two years exploring and documenting some of cycling’s most iconic climbs and a few hidden gems that are less well known.

Michael Blann Mountains - Epic Cycling Climbs


Featuring guest contributions from the men and women who have ridden, made history and come away victorious on these harrowed peaks, Michael has told the story both using imagery and words to really convey the magic of the mountains.

Michael Blann Mountains - Epic Cycling Climbs Internal


The weather may be less than appealing, you may be cooped up, feeling the effects of a month of excess but the Mountains - Epic Cycling Climbs Book is sure to inspire you to put that sixth mince pie down and dust off the bike.

Take a closer look at the Mountains Epic Cycling Climbs Book.

Still in need of some gifting inspiration? Take a look at our Christmas Shop.

About the Author

  • Dan Kogan
  • Height: 172cm
  • Weight: 64kg
  • About Dan Kogan: After racing in Britain and France, Dan can now be found tackling gran fondos and riding around Dorset, Surrey and Essex.

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