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THE 2017 EMPORIUM CHRISTMAS CYCLIST GIFT GUIDE

This content relates to the CyclingTips Emporium. Photography by Laura Bittner

It’s happened again. Somehow, Christmas has crept up on us almost unnoticed. If you’re like us, then this means your Christmas shopping has also gone unattended too. Thankfully though, with the CyclingTips Emporium at your disposal, shopping for the cyclist in your life should be simple enough.

If there’s one thing cyclists have in common, it’s a love of new cycling gear. So, here’s our guide to buying a Christmas present for your favourite cyclist. To make it easier for you to find that perfect gift, we’ve broken it down into a few categories.

Scroll down to explore the gift guide, or jump the queue with these quick links:

SMALL GIFTS UNDER $100 AUD

Whether it’s for practicality or style, the Cycling Cap is an essential piece of a functional cycling kit. To a non-cyclist, the unique look of a cycling cap will likely border on the bizarre. But to us cyclists, they are a crown. They’re proudly worn high on the head (with correct luft) at a cafe, or under your helmet to keep sweat or rain out of your eyes, or to shield you from the low sun in the spring and autumn.

Socks are the one piece of kit where you can throw out the rulebook and have some fun. To help, we’ve partnered with small up and coming brands we love and hand-picked a selection of socks all aimed at adding some style to each and every ride.

That is, of course, keeping in mind that cycling socks have to be crew length (a minimum of 12cm cuff is appropriate), meaning both ankle and knee-high socks are a big no-no. So maybe don’t throw out that rulebook just yet. That said, we’re certainly not subscribers to the theory that socks can only be white or black.

If you’ve ridden in changing conditions, or ride in the hills a lot, you’ll know how important it is to get your layering right. Whether you’re starting out on a chilly morning, or preparing to descend back down a mountain, our range of base layers and warmers ensures that you maintain optimum body temperature, and helps you perfect that stylish Spring Classics look. Shop our wide variety of base layers and warmers from Pedla, MAAP, Cutaway, FYF and other great brands.

GIFTS FOR THE BIKE

Whether it is a new pair of lights, a computer mount or a set of wheels, this collection has all those great accessories for your bike. Shop our selection of bidons from the likes of Abloc, Wearwell and Pedal Mafia in our ‘For The Bike’ Collection.

GIFTS FOR THE ORGANISER

It’s time to say goodbye to the snap lock bag! Our collection of cycling wallets and phone pockets act as any wallet would, but feature a much slimmer design, perfect for your jersey pockets. These wallets are not only designed for on the bike but can be used as your day-to-day wallet/ phone case given their modern and stylish appearance.

View our range of pockets and wallets from Pioneer, Bellroy, The Nope and Albion.

The Wet Bag, an unsung hero in every pro’s kit. Designed for races and long training days to sit in the back of the team car, one for each rider, so that kit is organised and can be easily accessed by the mechanic/soigneur when called upon by the rider should the weather turn sour. The Wet Bag is one of our most popular items in our Bag Collection which is made up of Saddle Bags, Pannier Bags and Backpacks from brands such as Green Guru, Scicon and Albion.

Don’t risk getting stuck out on the road unprepared. Shop our range of Cycling Tools which will help get you out of sticky situations, including the award-winning Altum MODUAL Tool System, a 14 function bicycle multi-tool with a clever modular design, which fits perfectly under the seat and has everything you need on the road.

GIFTS FOR OFF THE BIKE

Whether it is a Bike T-shirt, Sweater or something for that little someone, you can shop our curated range of Off The Bike apparel collection with products from the likes of Cafe Du Cycliste, Creux, La Machine, FYXO and more. We are excited to have both the ‘City’ range from Cafe Du Cycliste and the ‘Off Season’ collection from La Machine recently added to our Off The Bike collection.

GIFTS TO KEEP THE BIKE CLEAN

Is a dirty drivetrain slowing you down? Take care of your pride and joy with Pedalit’s range of premium but affordable bike and body care accessories. The Australian brand has every thing you need to keep your bike in pristine condition. Shop the range of degreasers, bike wash and tools, shipping worldwide.

CYCLING MEMORABILIA

Usually, if you were to hang some cycling memorabilia on the living room wall, you might meet some objection from the non-cyclists in the house. However, these stunning illustrations from Massif Central and La Machine not only celebrate the great races of 2017, but are an attractive talking point that will brighten up any room in the house. Also, view Après Vélo’s range of Cycling Sculptures, handmade in Australia and a once in a lifetime bespoke gift for the cycling-inspired.

SHOES

Let’s face it: for many of us, cycling is an excuse to fulfil our need to wear flashy shoes and stand out while fitting in, while others prefer the refined taste of shoes that feature timeless designs.

Our selection of shoes covers both niches, with shoes from Swiss brand, Suplest and Bont.

APPAREL GIFTS

Here at the CyclingTips Emporium, our role is to bring you the latest apparel from the best new and established cycling brands from around the world. We have a curated range of men’s and women’s apparel which cater for the shifting seasons of both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres.

View our apparel categories for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres:

Apparel for the Southern Hemisphere

Here are a few types of apparel we think are perfect for the summer months under the sun:

Cycling Knicks/Bib Shorts

Cycling Jersey’s

Base Layers

Apparel for the Northern Hemisphere

Whilst it is heating up down under, we are conscious of the cooler climates up North. Here’s what we think will keep you warm this winter:

Cycling Bib Tights

Warmers and Base Layers

Jackets

Vests

We hope this guide helps streamline your gift shopping this year. See something you might fancy for yourself? Don’t forget to forward this to your loved ones – hint, hint!

This content was written for the CyclingTips Emporium. Hero Image by Vertex London.

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