Christmas gifts for road cyclists
The Christmas countdown is on and we make no apologies for joining in. It’s never too early to think ahead to the big day and here at The Bike Factory, we have all the best kit for the road cyclist in your life.
It doesn’t take a meteorologist to tell us that it’s been a wet winter, we’ve been layering up in as much waterproof kit as possible for a while now. In this kind of weather, out on the bike, it’s all about protecting the extremities and that includes the best pair of gloves. Whether you choose the thermal-lined variety, like the Altura Firestorm or Specialized Therminal gloves, or full-on waterproof mitts like the distinctive Assos Shell gloves, any cyclist will thank you for helping keep their hands warm in the cold.
Shoe covers are equally as important, like gloves for your feet, and will go well in a wet weather kit gift package. Not only do they keep your feet super warm but a pair like the Sealskinz Open Sole neoprene overshoes are also reflective.
Also stocked at The Bike Factory are a wide range of jackets for both men and women. Keeping dry in the wet is crucial and a good jacket may well keep you from coming down with a cold in the festive season. Now, where’s the Christmas cheer in that?
It’s all very well having a waterproof, winter-ready kit on top, but you need to stay warm below as well. Sure, you may have a lot of mince pies and second helpings to keep you going, but they won’t keep you warm for the whole of your ride. A good place to start is protecting your core with a base layer – avoid the post-ride shivers.
Socks are arguably the most classic of Christmas gifts and at The Bike Factory, we have a whole load. But these aren’t like the knitted ones your Nan gives you at Christmas, these are some of the best thermal and wet weather socks out there.
Computer says yes
The perfect accessory for any road cyclist is a bike computer. A brilliant Christmas gift, the cyclist in your life will thank you to the star on your Christmas tree and back. We have a wide range of bike computers in stock from Garmin, Cateye and Wahoo.
The Garmin Edge 530 is GPS enabled and comes with a tonne of other perks to monitor performance. Similarly, something like the Wahoo Fitness Elemnt Roam, used by amateurs and professionals alike, will help you get from A to B on the best possible route. If it’s just simple stats you’re interested in, Cateye have a great range of models that can track speed, distance and heart rate.
New Year, New Bike
While socks are the most classic Christmas gift, a new bike has got to be the ultimate Christmas gift.
As a kid, the feeling of tearing off the paper on a crudely wrapped bike was second to none. We have to admit, we get that same feeling of joy every time we see one of our customers ride away on a new bike.
We have a huge range of road bikes both in-store and online, so The Bike Factory is the perfect place to find the bike that will transform your 2020. With men’s and women’s models from a range of brands, we’re your one-stop-shop for every road rider from experienced road captains to relative novices this Christmas.
So, come down and see what we can do for you this Christmas. If anything, we’ll at least fill you with festive cheer. We wish it could be Christmas every day.
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