2020 Gift Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes (Athlete Submissions!)

It can be difficult to come up with gift ideas for such a particular bunch as us cyclists and triathletes, so I wanted to pitch it to the community and come up with a gift guide that can help others.

I asked the cyclists and triathletes at TrainerRoad and we came up with the list.

Got a great gift idea? Link to it below!

Gifts Under $20

Gifts Between $20 - $100

Gifts Over $100


Probably every book listed here is a good choice:

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Stocking Stuffers

Pedro’s Bike Lust - $11-$25

Latex Tubes (for those who aren’t tubeless yet) - $16

Custom Name Decals for Bike Frame - $5

Wilier Filante SLR - $8,500


Can’t go wrong with road id for $20


Silca SuperPista Digital Floor Pump $275

Gift certificate to favorite store - LBS or online - for any $ amount

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~ $10 / Stocking Stuffers
Uniqlo Airism Mesh undershirts (aka baselayers) - great for indoor and as a base - https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/men/airism

Nuun (or other) - sports drink tabs

Packbands / Pacbands - If you carry a top tube/frame bag on your bike and use straps, these are nicer than the velcro ones. They clean easier, don’t slide around, and come on/off easier. Only issue is that they are a bit thick and expensive https://amzn.to/3qr0PTT These might also be good, haven’t tried them - https://amzn.to/3opsHG6 (another affiliate link - just earns me $30/qrt to spend on bike stuff for a suggestion I’d make anyway)

Pro hex ratchet. Ratchet small enough to carry with you, handy enough for the shop - https://amzn.to/3fYLmpl (affiliate link)

Zensah arm and knee warmers - from the people who brought you those running calf warmer things. These are better than most cycling-specific ones because they are thin, light, have a flexible temp range, and come in a lot of colors - https://www.zensah.com/

Under $50
These are the best glove insulating liners I’ve found for winter cardio because they create air pockets under your glove, letting air circulate, preventing your hands from wetting out from sweat. Pair these with a +2 size oversized shell glove and you’re good for winter. Black Diamond GridTech Medium or Lightweight (get one of each so you can swap them out should they get wet)- https://amzn.to/39yhE9t (affiliate link again)

Garage bike stand - great for in between uses or while washing - https://amzn.to/39t9S0x (affiliate link)

Gore Windstopper gloves unlined - most used piece of kit I have. https://www.gorewear.com/us/en-us/gore-tex-infinium-stretch-mid-gloves-100655.html?dwvar_100655_color=9908&cgid=gw_men_accessories_gloves

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Ummm, no one mentioned a subscription to TrainerRoad?


Had to let somebody else take that one :wink:


I like getting and gifting bike themed t-shirts for off the bike.

Endurance Conspiracy is one of my favourites.

And I just got a Tegan Phillips design for a friend.


For that new frame and/or carbon wheels:


Just in case my loved ones stumble across this thread…

Gifts Over $12,000

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 - SRAM Red ETap AXS - ($12,300 + Tax) Surprise me with the color but I’m a 56


Remote controlled outlet so you can turn on your fan(s) on/off from your bike. I bought mine from the local big box store, but similar to this.


Socks. Cyclists love socks. I like Swiftwick and Rapha, but there are tons of great socks out there to suit any personality.

I like these Rapha cases. Just big enough for my phone, ID, Credit Card, a few dollars, and it has a zipper pocket where I keep the exact change needed to buy bottled water. Slip it in my jersey pocket and everything stays secure and dry. Comes in lots of colors.https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/rainproof-essentials-case/product/LEC05XXDNYXXX?istCompanyId=84e44ee5-f92f-42a9-82a2-6b3807bf0da6&istFeedId=4f489548-d128-4898-96ef-b6c4186d4d83&istItemId=wlpxqmlpq&istBid=t&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2af-BRDzARIsAIVQUOd2a4WPNh9yOyGrUd1RSX-RGs639bE9RYSfDH2BQh2Dx16p9ulBG3YaAnciEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds


Made me laugh out loud

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also check out the 303 Graphene coating. only 19.99 and freaking awesome. Currently have 2 coats on all of my bikes and both of my cars. The dirt just rinses straight off my MTB:)

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Any suggestions for a matte finish?


I don’t see why this wouldn’t be great for matte finish also.

These are great. Have my whole pain cave setup on these or smart switches.

Wasn’t sure if they enhance / maintain shine, how that impacts matte.