Unless they explicitly give you a list, it’s sometimes hard to know exactly which bike component or accessory a cyclist would buy for themselves. These 4 off the bike gifts will help any cyclist relax and unwind after a long day in the saddle (and you won’t have to figure their bike model to buy them).
1. Campagnolo espresso cups
($60, campagnolo.com )
These two Campagnolo espresso cups make quite the pair. Think about it: legendary Italian component maker matched with an Italian way of enjoying coffee. Bene!
2. Reggie retro trainer
($180, reggie.bike )
The Reggie Retro Trainer was inspired by the sweaters that Reggie founder Jeff Wills wore in Belgium, where he rode and trained in 1991. “We were in the age of Lycra and hardshells, but we all trained in wool jerseys on the cooler days, which seemed like every day,” says the rider from Port Hope, Ont. “The guys I rode with all grew up racing in wool team jerseys, so I was always trying to trade for the coolest ones.” Now Wills makes a very cool jersey for cool weather.
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3. Easton pit beer sling ($20, eastoncycling.ca )
4. Flobikes streaming service ($198/year, flobikes.com )
For the fan to wants to watch pro cycling, the Flobikes streaming service is a must. The company has secured the rights to broadcast the Tour de France in Canada from 2020 to 2023. There’s also cyclocross, the Spring Classics, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España, as well as BMX and track events.