Gifts for a Biker
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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.
Road Holland Arnhem Jersey
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
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
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.