Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For Cyclists & Commuters

SealLine Urban Shoulder Bag

This gift guide is full of gifts that any commuter or cyclist would love to get. We have included bags, bike and lights to make riding a bike safer and more enjoyable. We made the conscience effort to include a wide price range so everyone could find that perfect gift for the cyclist in their life. 

SealLine Urban Shoulder Bag

For the rain-or-shine cyclists or fans of functionality, these bags are built to last and look good doing it. Featuring a light loop, gusseted interior pockets and convenient, camp buckle-adjusted shoulder strap, for added versatility and usability. Your laptop and documents will stay dry and protected from any environment you may encounter. The finishing touches are good clean looks, carry handle, bike-friendly hideaway waist belt and a light clip-loop to keep you visible.

Features:

• Reflective QuickClip closure allows for one-handed access to your stuff

• Easily attach accessories to the external M.A.P. System

• Burly Fabrics: RF-welded, PVC-free 600D PU-coated polyester body and scrim-reinforced urethane detailing.

• Made in USA

• MSRP: $169.95-$189.95

http://www.backcountry.com/sealline-urban-shoulder-bag

Arc'teryx Granville

Arc’teryx Granville

The Granville is a top loading urban bag reminiscent of a canvas knapsack but is so much more. Made with modern AC2 fabric which is lightweight, extremely durable and waterproof, this bag can carry groceries from the market just as easily as a laptop for work. The 20 liter Granville features a zippered back panel to offer quick access to laptops or tablets. With dual closures, ladder hook and magnets, along with a Watertight™ zipper on the top pocket and taped AC² construction it is highly weather resistant. Other critical features include a top pocket with key clip and an internal zippered pocket to hold other essential items.

Features:

• Taped seams 

• Top grab handle

• Zippers & Fly Configuration

• WaterTight™ external zippers

• Pack Pocket Configuration

• Internal sleeve compartment for tablet computers

• Large document sleeve

• Internal padded sleeve fits up to 15” laptops

• External pocket with key clip and zippered pocket for securing smaller items

• Pack Design & Construction

• Advanced Composite Construction (AC²) is seam taped and highly water resistent

• Reflective logo adds visibility in low light situations

• Pack Suspension Configuration

• Adjustable shoulder straps

• Zippered back panel offers access to laptop, tablet and the pack’s interior

• MSRP: $189.00

http://www.rei.com/product/870261/arcteryx-granville-daypack

Ogio All Elements Pack

OGIO All Elements Pack

The All Elements is a waterproof bag, designed for an active lifestyle that features a 100% waterproof roll top construction. The roll-top construction delivers easy access to valuables and protects all belongings from wet conditions. Featuring a 2-way adjustable sternum strap and airflow back panel which also includes a strap-containment system to keep straps secure, even at high speeds while traveling by bike. Also the 360 degree reflective screen print will make sure you are visible in low light conditions. 

Features:

• Completely waterproof roll top construction.

• 360-degree reflective screen print.

• Off-center removable hip belt will not scratch your gas tank.

• Strap containment system ensures all straps are secured at high speeds.

• Quick access front zippered stash pocket.

• Airflow back panel keeps the rider cool.

• 2-way adjustable sternum strap.

• Dual density shoulder straps for maximum comfort.

• Removable high visibility liner.

• Laptop Sleeve.

• MSRP: $124.99

http://ogio.com/all-elements-pack

PoCampo Six Corners Bag

PoCampo Six Corners Handlebar Bag

The Six Corners Handlebar Bag is inspired by summer joyrides and spontaneous evening outings, the roomy Six Corners handlebar bag easily attaches to a bike while riding and then converts to a cute crossbody bag off the bike. Made with weatherproof fabrics and includes extra long shoulder/crossbody strap.

Features:

• Clips onto handlebars, regardless of how much stuff you have on there already

• Zipper closure 

• Gathered interior phone pocket 

• Interior zippered change pocket

• Shoulder/crossbody strap adjusts from 31" to 60" (Umber also come with one short wristlet strap)

• Reflective accents on shoulder strap for nighttime visibility (Note: Umber has plain straps)

• Weather resistant coated polyester or waxed canvas wipes clean 

• Polyurethane coated nylon lining keeps contents dry 

• Multi-layered construction for added strength

• Waxed canvas' distinctive appearance distresses with age

• MSRP: $40.00

http://shop.pocampo.com/collections/all/products/six-corners

Thule Trunk Bag

Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Trunk Bag 

Whether commuting or rounding out an adventure tour pannier set, the Trunk Bag is the perfect choice. This handy trunk bag offers 11 liters of waterproof storage and mounts to any front or rear bike rack.

Features:

• Roll top closure and welded seams provide waterproof protection for your gear (to IPX4 standard)

• Sturdy mounting system keeps bag securely mounted to rack

• Integrated light pocket so you can store your “blinky” in the bag and use it right where you keep it while riding

• Fits best on the Thule Tour Rack, but will work on virtually any bike rack

• Simple hook and loop attachments for quick install and removal

• Roll top closure doubles as carrying handle

• MSRP $ 79.95

http://www.rei.com/product/870819/thule-pack-n-pedal-trunk-bag

ICEdot Crash Sensor

ICEdot Crash sensor

The ICEdot Crash Sensor mounts to any helmet and detects critical impacts that may leave you incapacitated. It pairs with a companion app running on your smartphone over Low Energy Bluetooth and when it detects a critical force, the Crash Sensor triggers your phone to sound an alarm and if not disabled, will send out an emergency text to your predetermined contacts with your GPS coordinates. 

Features:

• 1 ICEdot Crash Sensor

• 1 helmet mounting clip (adheres or zip ties to helmet)

• 1 USB to Micro USB charging cable

• 1 Yr Premium ICEdot Membership

• MSRP: $119.00

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/icedot-crash-sensor

Novara Arkham

Novara Arkham

Novara is proud to introduce the lowest priced bike sold in the U.S. with a belt drive, the Arkham’s Gates CDC carbon belt is grease-free and produces smooth and quite gear shifts. The bike also features a sturdy aluminum frame, 3-speed hub and ProMax Render mechanical disc brakes. Other functional additions include a rear rack, “N Dock” mounting braze-ons for aftermarket Barrow basket attachment, alloy chainguard and full coverage alloy fenders. Despite the minimal maintenance required, the Arkham is long-lasting as a comfortable, easy-riding city bike.

Features:

• Gates CDC carbon belt system is quiet and long-wearing without the noise or grease of a traditional chain

• SRAM iMotion 3-speed internal gears are low-maintenance compared to conventional cassette systems and are simple to shift

• Mechanical disc brakes provide sure, quick stops

• Puncture-resistant Schwalbe Marathon tires feature sure grip and a fast, smooth ride

• Rear bike rack is ready for cargo, quickly accepting panniers or trunk bag (not included)—great for carrying groceries or work essentials

• Alloy chainguard and full-coverage alloy fenders keep you and your clothes protected; kickstand makes parking easy and the included bell lets you alert others to your presence

• MSRP:  $849.00

http://www.rei.com/product/857591/novara-arkham-bike-2015

Diamondback Century

Diamondback Century and Airen

The Century and Airen (women’s specific) lines are a new line of Endurance Road Bikes from Diamondback. These bikes utilize Diamondback's Endurance Performance Geometry which puts the rider in a more upright position to puts less stress on the lower back and neck, making road riding more comfortable and enjoyable. Another appealing aspect of this series is its wide price spectrum. Offered in both aluminum and carbon frames with different component packages, these bike range in price from $800 - $4,000.

http://www.diamondback.com/bikes-pavement-road-endurance-road

Thule RideAlong

Thule RideAlong

Bringing the kids along for a bike ride just got easier with the introduction of the new Thule RideAlong™ Child Seat. This safe and stylish seat is available in three colors to complement any bike and installs or removes from the bike in under 30 seconds. It tilts to five different angles for a comfortable ride. The bracket can be locked to the bike using the Thule One Key System and the seat is compatible with both circular and oval bicycle seat tubes.

Features:

• Adjustable padded harness to provide maximum child comfort and a safe, custom fit

• One-hand tilt function of up to 20 degrees, allows for five different reclining options

• Single-hand adjustable foot straps and foot rests allow for convenience and flexibility as a child grows

• Universal quick release bracket allows seat to mount/dismount from bike in seconds and is compatible with most bike frames (28-40mm diameter round frames and maximum 40x55mm oval frames)

• Childproof safety buckle with large buttons quickly secures child

• Protection wing safeguards child’s hands when bike is in the leaning position

• Detachable, water-repellent padding is machine washable and reversible, offering two color options

• Built-in reflector provides added visibility

• Lockable with Thule One-Key System (sold separately)

• Designed and tested for children from 9 months to 6 years old, up to 48.5 lbs/22 kg

• MSRP $179.95 

http://www.rei.com/product/871177/thule-ridealong-child-bike-seat/

Satechi RideMate Light

Satechi RideMate Headlight

The RideMate Headlight is the ideal riding companions for cyclists and commuters. The bright LED lights help improve visibility while cycling by featuring three brightness modes plus a flash mode to draw attention to the cyclist in case of an emergency and side illumination ports to add extra peripheral visibility. The weather-resistant, plug and play lights are easily removable and do not damage bicycle handlebars. The 500 lumen headlight doubles as a USB charger and as a flashlight when not mounted on the bicycle. Boasting 2500mAh of power, the RideMate Headlight is able to charge smartphones and other USB devices ensuring cyclists keep music, navigation, and fitness tracking apps juiced and smartphones always charged in case of any emergency. 

Features:

• Boasts 2500 mAh of power to charge smartphones and other USB based devices

• Ensures cyclists stay juiced and keep music, navigation and fitness apps running

• Bright LED lights help improve visibility while on the road

• Three brightness modes and a flash mode to draw attention to the cyclist in case of emergency

• Side illumination ports add extra peripheral visibility

• Doubles as a flashlight when not mounted on the bike

• MSRP: $59.99

http://www.satechi.net/index.php/ridemate-front-light

NiteIze Spoke Light

Nite Ize SpokeLit LED Spoke Light

When riding your bike in low light conditions it is important to be seen. The easy-to-attach Nite Ize LED SpokeLit is the perfect way to increase your visibility, safety, and cool factor when you're riding your bike in the dark. Fueled by an efficient LED, this handy little device has two illumination modes - steady glow and continuous flash - to choose from. Press it onto the spokes of your wheel and slide towards the rim until the fit is tight, and it stays securely in place. And, here's the fun part: the SpokeLit not only marks your bike plainly in the dark, when you're riding at medium speed or faster, it creates the attention-getting effect of a moving circle of light. Water and shock resistant, it fits almost all kids' and adults' bike sizes. 

Features:

• Fits most common 3 spoke cross pattern wheels

• Easily attaches - no tools required

• Stays secure, even during off-road riding

• Shock and weather resistant

• Available in 4 bright LED colors: Red, Blue, Green, and Disc-O (micro chip controlled - cycles through the color spectrum)

• Easily replaceable 2 x 2016 3V lithium battery included

• Battery run time: Glow mode: 20 hours, Flash mode: 25 hours

• Dimensions: 4.70" x 1.40" x 1.09" | 119.50mm x 35.78mm x 27.80mm

 Weight: 1.02oz | 29.00g

• MSRP: $8.99

http://www.niteize.com/product/SpokeLit.asp

Magellan Cyclo 505

Magellan Cyclo 505

The Cyclo 505 is a powerful GPS cycling computers specifically designed to provide the most routing options, sensor support and connectivity. This cycling computer has a big 3” touch screen making it the largest touch screen in the GPS cycling computer category. Compatible with over 140 ANT + sensors for monitoring heart rate, speed, cadence, power and more and support wireless Shimano Di2 to be able to read and record shifting information. It has direct Bluetooth Smart sensor support, Wi-Fi® capabilities, wireless music control (from your smartphone) and text message notifications/alerts. Also one of the best features is the Surprise Me™ feature. This lets you choose between different routes (up to 3) provided after the rider has entered either distance or time criteria. Choose the difficulty and grade that is best suited for you or your group. 

Features: 

• Complete USA road network and OSM crowd source trail data showing cycling POIs like bicycle shops 

• Surprise Me™ suggests up to 3 different routes after entering distance or time criteria 

• Bluetooth® Smart connectivity for smartphones and sensors including over 130 ANT+ speed, cadence, heart rate and power accessories 

• Compatible with Shimano Di2 electronic road bicycle shifting systems with Di2 Wireless Unit featuring D-Fly 

• Shake-N-Share keeps everyone together by sharing a route with other Cyclo 315 or 505 series owners 

• 505 and 505hc include Out-front mount, 505hc model includes heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor 

• Price: $429.99-$499.99 

http://www.magellangps.com/Store/Cyclo-Series/Magellan-Cyclo-505-USA

Monkeylectric M210

MonkeyLectric M210 Monkey Lights

The M210 Monkey Light is a rugged, practical, high performance bicycle light that keeps you visible in all weather conditions. The M210 bike light straps to your spokes and displays fun and colorful 8-bit graphics on your spinning bike wheel. Show your style with cutting edge themes designed by the company’s electronic artists. 10 full color, ultra-bright LEDs provide nearly 360 degree visibility. 19 themes and 16 colors with hundreds of combinations. Hub-mounted battery keeps wheel balanced. Lasts up to 40 hours on 3 x AA batteries. Made in the USA.

Features:

• Patterns visible at 15+ km/h (10+ mph)

• Waterproof for use in all weather

• Fits 20″ and larger bicycle wheels (20, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 700c)

• 10 Full color LEDs, up to 80 Lumen brightness

• Durable solid rubber construction

• Stainless steel anti-theft strap

• Hub mounted battery keeps wheel balanced

• Wide angle visibility

• 20 themes included with hundreds of color combinations

• Straps to spokes with vibration proof 3-point mount

• Up to 40 hours runtime

• 3 AA battery holder works with all standard and rechargeables

• 2 year warranty

• MSRP: $39.99

http://www.rei.com/product/866805/monkeylectric-m210-monkey-light-bike-wheel-light