If your loved one loves riding their bike, then a cycling related gift can always raise a smile.
They also can be difficult to buy for (apparently, myself included!) so I’ve done the research for you and found you some cycling gift ideas for under $100. Here’s a summary of our gift list!
- Wahoo TICKR X Heart Rate Monitor
- Muc Off Rainproof Essentials Case
- MARQUE Wood Plate Bike Multitool
- NiteRider Lumina 900 Boost
- CYCPLUS Portable Mini Electric Inflator
- Hide & Drink Leather Bike Handlebar Cup Holder
- Addtop Portable Solar Power Bank
- Quad Lock Out Front Bike Mount
- Polar Bottle Breakaway Insulated Bottle
- Supacaz Super Sticky Kush Handle-Bar Tape
There’s a wide range here so there’s bound to be something your favourite cyclist needs (wants) from this list!
With the TICKR X heart rate monitor, everything you do counts.
Wahoo introduced the TICKR X as a way to help you get the most out of any workout. This heart rate monitor tracks not only your heart rate, but calories burned, running analytics, and indoor cycling cadence.
For those wanting to connect the Wahoo TICKR X to your favorite apps, watches, and bike computers, it comes equipped with Bluetooth and ANT+ technology. All of this means that you can connect the monitor to three Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
This new Wahoo TICKR X is one of the lightest and slimmest heart monitors money can buy. You get 50 hours’ worth of onboard memory for all of your heart rate and calorie data so you don’t need to worry about always having your smartphone handy.
- Running analytics
- Indoor cycling cadence
- Apple watch and TV integration
- Wahoo Running Smoothness
- Top display LED indicator lights
Want to know how training with a heart rate monitor can help you?
Looking for more HRM options? Check out the best heart rate monitors for cycling.
Keep your essentials dry no matter what the weather is doing with the Muc-Off Case.
Want to know the best bit? It actually fits your phone and other must-have tools, while still being comfortable to carry.
Muc-Off are well known for their quality gear and this case isn’t designed for one specialism, whether you’re a road cyclist or if you love the trails, this is a storage solution made to work for you.
The waterproofing comes from the tough outer water-repellent fabric as that gives you the protection you need when it comes to keeping your essentials dry. Access is through a heavy-duty rubber-encased rope zip pull, this ensures you have easy access to the contents.
What struck me as an impressive feature is the fact that the case is split into compartments so you can easily keep your phone separate from your cards and inner tubes. To finish it off, there is an inside zipped pocket that serves well to keep your smaller valuable items safe such as keys and coins.
- YKK Aquaguard water repellent zip
- Plenty of dividers for phones and tools
- Fits plus-sized smartphones
You’ll only go out once for a ride and regret you didn’t bring a multi-tool, after that, you’ll always be carrying one!
The Marque wood plate multi-tool was developed by cyclists so they know what we all like, they also do it without a hefty price tag!
This multi-tool is designed to be your everyday essential tool and it fits the bill perfectly. It’s ideal for all of your mini maintenance needs. You get 11 tools to help get you through those common road and mountain bike rail-side repairs.
Tools included are;
- Hex Allen keys: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8mm
- Universal chain breaker
- Philips screwdriver #2
- Flathead screwdriver #5
- Torx T-25
For the riders out there who use disc brakes, this multi-tool is disc brake-friendly – Marque really does understand cyclists!
So you get a load of gear in one tool, you might wondering if it’s bulky, thankfully the answer is no!
The Marque wood plate bike multi-tool is easy to carry and weighs only 7oz so you should find that you can pop it in most pockets or saddle bags.
- Built to last as the tools are made from hardened high-tensile CR-V steel
- Compact design
- Includes all of the common tools
NiteRider has a huge range of lights but the Lumina 900 Boost is arguably the perfect light for all types of riders.
Lights moving when you’re riding is a thing and it’s annoying. The NiteRider Lumina 900 Boost comes with a proven design that’s a handlebar strap mount. It stays in place solidly almost no matter how you ride.
NiteRider put a lot of thought into the design of the Lumina 900 Boost and the beam pattern has been designed to project a generous spot of 900 lumens, exactly where you need it to and I can tell you, that it’s a wide beam pattern so you get a decent amount of visibility!
Of course, you don’t always want the full 900 lumens so you do get a choice of 5 light levels and 2 daylight flash modes.
You also won’t need to worry about what the weather is doing as this light is water-resistant and dust resistant.
Charging is done using a standard USB system. There is a fuel gauge so you’ll always know how much juice you have left.
- Will fit standard and oversized 35mm handlebars
- Very stable
- Easy charging
- A quick-release tab so you can effortlessly remove your light
- Daylight visibility flash so you can be seen during the day
Let the air pump do the work. That’s my philosophy and with the Cycplus portable mini electric inflator, you can do just that.
You won’t need to worry about reaching your target PSI as this mini pump has a maximum pressure of 150PSI so you should have no problem fully inflating your bike tires – no matter what unit you use either! CYCPLUS uses four units; PSI, BAR, KPA, and Kg/cm ².
Sure you need to charge this electric pump, which is unlike the more traditional pump. However, it is only 2 and half hours and is charged using your everyday micro-USB points. The huge benefit of this tool is that it can be used as a power bank for your phone…now your traditional bike pump can’t do that, can it? 😜
The extra features don’t stop there either. As a little safety feature, there is a built-in light so if you come into difficulties, you can use this LED light for up to 7 hours. It does give out 70 lumens, so that should be enough to see what’s in front of you.
Let’s not gloss over the fact that this feature-rich pump is sleek and has an ergonomic design. Everything about it shouts that it has been designed with the user in mind. Throw it in your pocket or backpack and you’re covered for emergencies.
- Max pressure of 150 psi
- Two-year warranty and full life service
- Huge range of additional features
- Sleek design
Coffee and cycling – they go hand-in-hand, right?
I think so and so does Hide & Drink! This leather bike handlebar cup holder can be fastened to any bike so you are able to take your beverage wherever you go.
It will hold coffee cups up to 12oz/335ml so plenty of capacity.
Ok so maybe not everybody wants coffee or a hot drink and that’s fine too…this cup holder will keep cold drinks cold too. The liner is fully insulated, using full-grain leather, and helps to maintain the temperature of your drink on the go.
Did I say full-grain leather? Yes, I did…it’s hand-made and double-stitched. This thing is heavy-duty and built to last, without being bulky and that’s something to be admired.
Overall, I can’t help but feel like the Hide & Drink leather bike handlebar cup holder makes for a fantastic gift to spoil someone (or yourself!).
- 100% leather
- Hand-made and unique
- Community driven brand
- Fits onto any handlebar
If you’re out for a long ride then you might need to charge your devices when you’re on the road. The best thing for that is a power bank, this is where the Addtop solar power bank comes in!
This 25000mAh power bank is solar powered so it will recharge itself so, in theory, you never have to worry about being close to a power source any time soon.
To give you an idea of this power bank charging capabilities, it will charge an iPhone 6 around 10 times, Samsung S6 around 7 times, and tablets around 3 times. Impressive stuff!
The Addtop comes with 4 foldable solar panels, when they’re folded in, the charger is of a handheld size, perhaps slightly bigger than a smartphone. Unfold it and it is able to absorb solar energy more effectively than most others on the market.
Charging isn’t this power bank’s only trick. It comes with emergency LED lights. So if you’re outdoors and need a bit of extra light, these bright LED lights should help you see your way!
- Huge battery capacity
- LED lights
- Compact size when not unfolded
- Weighs just over 1lb
If you like to be able to see your phone when you’re riding then you need a stable place to keep it, Quad-Lock has this nailed.
They have produced the lightest, strongest, and most secure smartphone bike mount and this is it!
You aren’t going to see this design anywhere else as it’s patented. The reason it’s so special is that the lock is dual-stage, meaning that you can ride worry-free, knowing your smartphone is going to stay secure on your bike, regardless of the terrain.
The front mount is compatible with all Quad Lock Cases and universal adapters – these aren’t included!
Despite its solid locking capabilities, when you want to release your phone, you can do so quickly.
- Can be rotated for over stem mounting
- Will fit handlebar sizes; 35, 31.8, 25.4 & 22mm
- Unique design
- Quick-release when you need it
Looking for something a bit different? Check out our roundup of the best bike phone mounts.
The Polar Bottle Breakaway was created in Colorado by cyclists. The whole concept is that it will keep your liquids cool twice as long when using their Tri-layer insulation and radiant heat reflective technology.
Insulted often means that it’s bulky but as this was designed by cyclists, it has no trouble fitting into the majority of bike cages and includes a high-flow, self-sealing Surge Cap for spill-proof transport.
The high-flow, self-sealing cap means that it will maximize your flow rate when you want it and when you’re done taking a drink, it’s going to self-seal to eliminate any spills or splatter (you know the ones I’m talking about, the ones that splash onto your legs as you’re riding?).
Cleaning the Breakaway is super easy. The cap is in two pieces, cap, and valve and operates on a twist and pull system so you can get full access for cleaning. Everything is dishwasher safe too.
Frankly, it’s the ultimate bottle and I love it.
- Fits into bottle cages
- Keeps your drinks cooler for twice as long
- Easy to clean
- Maximized flow rate
- No unwanted splashes
Related article – 7 Of The Best Bike Water Bottles
New bar tape is like getting a new bike…almost. It’s a treat anyway!
This bar tape from Supacaz is what Peter Sagan uses and though it may not make you ride like the three-time World Road Champion, it will ensure your hands stay super comfortable, as well as making your bike look rather dapper.
What makes this bar tape so special is the Super Sticky Kush tape. This material is exclusive to Supacaz.
With bar tape there is a fine balance between comfort and thickness, the Super Sticky Kush tape is thin but it provides an incredible amount of cushioning.
The top layer also uses a tacky polyurethane so you won’t find yourself losing grips when it’s wet.
To finish off the look with this bar tape, you also get laser-etches aluminum bar plugs and high-end rubberized finishing tape.
The result? Some seriously stylish bars!
- Exclusive material
- Easy to install
- Bar plugs included
- Plenty of color choice
Want to wrap your bars yourself?
Related article – Best Road Bike Handlebar Tape: Reviews and Complete Buying Guide
How’s about that then? Found a treat for your loved one?
My favorite is the Polar Bottle Breakaway Insulated Bottle as I think it’s genius!
What’s on your wishlist this year?