When buying bicycling gifts, it helps to know what type of bicycling the gift recipient does. There are two main types: mountain biking and road biking. Road biking is the Tour de France style of riding, whereas mountain biking is like it sounds - off-road, and on dirt, mud or rocks. If you don't know, it's okay - you just need to get more general gifts. There is equipment, tools and clothing shared by all bicyclists.
A great gift for any biker is a bike computer. These little gadgets attach to the bike and gage distance traveled, altitude gained, calories burned, ride time and more. The higher quality computers can be plugged into a computer and download ride statistics into a program that analyzes your workout. Any serious cyclist has one of these!
Another great gift for a bicyclist is a hydration system. The most popular system is a Camelbak. A Camelbak is an insulated bladder filled with water that you wear your back like a backpack. The difference between using a Camelbak and using traditional water bottles is night and day, and they make a great gift.
Other great gift ideas include magazine subscriptions (Bicycling and Mountain Biking are good choices), bike clothing (bike shorts and biking jerseys), bike tools, t-shirts and nutritional items (bars, gels and drinks).
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