Surprise the roadie in your life with the perfect gift this Christmas with our list of recommendations tailored towards fast and furious road cyclists. As we know that serious roadies tend to be extremely particular about every bolt & bearing on their bike, our list of gift ideas features a mix of performance cycling kit, and high-end products from the industry’s biggest and most trusted brands, including Castelli and Silca.
Embrocation is essential for cold-weather riding, allowing cyclists to ride in relative warmth whilst wearing bib-shorts during the winter months. For serious roadies, applying embro is just another part of the pre-ride routine, so helping somebody refill their stock of embrocation cream would go down a treat this Christmas.
We’ve picked out Assos Chamois Crème, which our customers love; they buy it for themselves, so you know they'll appreciate receiving it as a present.
Allowing riders to turn up the heat in the worst of it, and ease off when riding in relatively mild conditions. Muc-Off’s choice of embrocation creams also prove extremely popular with roadies this time of year, offering a choice of oils, balms and chamois creams.
Road cycling demands a fine balance between travelling light & having the essentials on hand should you fall on hard times whilst in the saddle. For longer routes, we’d always recommend carrying the minimum you can get away with, in terms of bike tools, to allow you to repair your bike to the point where it's rideable, and worry about the fine-tuning once you get it back in the garage.
Silca’s famous Italian Army Knife fits the needs of the weight conscious roadie, utilising an intelligent design which allows tools to be situated within the same plane, resulting in a lightweight multi-tool which would fit nearly into a seat pack or seat roll, and would go hand-in-hand with Silca's Asymmetrico Seat Roll.
Castelli cycling jackets are at the very top of the class with regards to performance cycling wear & are well worth the investment for any roadie who spends significant time in the saddle. The Mortirolo VI would act as an ideal cycling jacket for the majority of the year in the UK, featuring wind protection on the front and sleeves, with a fleece liner and no membrane on the back to prevent overheating.
For more choice of the latest premium cycling apparel, you can browse our entire AW20 range from Castelli.
With the right clothing, there’s no reason for the driving wind & rain to keep a roadie off the road and indoors on the turbo trainer. Avoiding soaking wet hands & feet is one of the keys to preventing a miserable ride, however a pair of bulky winter gloves aren't typically going to be desirable. Enter Assos Assosoires Spring/Fall Gloves, built to ensure that your hands remain toasty, with extended seamless cuffs.
Assos Αssosoires Spring/Fall Gloves also feature touch-screen fingertips, strategically positioned pads flex with the hand to eliminate hot spots and bunching and an atomic "No wrinkle" cut which creates a 3D curved structure, made possible using three separate textiles and four panels.