Gifts for a Biker

Rocky Mountain Bicycles Element 930 (Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Bicycles)
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Element 930

Rocky Mountain Bicycles Element

 

Nearly every mountain biker on our staff now rides a 29er. The reason: playful and agile big-wheel rigs like ­Vancouver-based Rocky Mountain Bicycles’ ­Element 930 ($2,600; bikes.com).

Nearly every mountain biker on our staff now rides a 29er. The reason: playful and agile big-wheel rigs like ­Vancouver-based Rocky Mountain Bicycles’ ­Element 930.

Road Holland Arnhem Jersey

Road Holland Arnhem
Road Holland Arnhem jersey (Courtesy of Road Holland)

A lot of companies try to make long-sleeve merino-wool-blend jerseys that are cool enough to wear with jeans off the bike. Road Holland, with its ­Arnhem jersey, is one of the few that succeeds.

Detours Coffee Bag

Detours Coffee
Detours Coffee bags (Courtesy of Detours)

Inspired by soggy, caffeinated bike commuters in ­Seattle, the ­waterproof Detours Coffee bag is styled after a one-pound sack of beans and is just roomy enough to fit lunch or a few gadgets. Clips allow you to attach it practically anywhere on your bike.

Giro Saros Helmet

Giro Saros
Giro Saros Helmet (Courtesy of Giro)

Given the ubiquitous black-and-yellow motif in cycling gear, it’s clear that aligning yourself with Livestrong is good for business. It’s even better for folks with cancer. To date, Giro has contribute­d $500,000 to the cause. And that number is still growing: Livestrong receives a ­portion of the proceeds from this special edition of the breathable and lightweight Saros helmet. None of your loved ones need a ­fancy road helmet? Of all the give-bikes-to-kids charities (there are many), 88 Bikes is one of our ­favorites. You donate 88 bucks, a kid gets a bike (there are projects everywhere from the Navajo Nation to Nepal), and you receive a photo of the kid receiving his new wheels.

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