Skyline Cycle

Skyline Cycle

834 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: (801) 394-7700 Fax: (801) 394-4076
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri: 10am to 6pm, Sat: 10am to 5pm
Sun: We're out riding!

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Top Twenty Fool Proof Gifts For Cyclists

So there's no question that cyclists are hard to shop for.  What we did is compile a list of the top twenty items that are the most likely to make your biker smile in no particular order.

1. Bike computers of any level. Cateye has been making some of the best in my opinion.  Price $20-$180

2. Light Systems with replaceable batteries.  Regardless of style of riding lights for visibility both front and rear provide safety as well as are required by a lot of towns.  Price range $8.00-$100

3. Rechargeable light systems.  These lights differ from smaller replaceable battery models because they provide much more light.  If you have a trail rider looking for a light or a commuter that rides early or late this is the ticket.  If possible get a lithium ion battery because there is no memory as far as battery charge.  Price range $60-$500. The Night Rider mininewt 300 lumen usb rechargeable at $100 has been a slam dunk all fall.

4. Gloves. Full fingered/finger.  Mountain riders like full fingers.  Road riders like half fingers.  All riders like warm gloves in the cold. $20-100

5. Indoor rear wheel mounted trainers. There are a lot of brands out there, for the most they all do what they are supposed to and make your biker sweat and stay in shape.  The top brands we have carried are CycleOps and Kinetic.  $150-$500

6. Mini frame pump/Co2 inflator. Lets be honest if you ride a bike you will get a flat, a cyclist can never have to many ways to put air back in tires.  Mini pumps are reliable, co2 units provide instant gratification. price range $15-$50

7. Cycling socks.  We all have feet and cycling specific socks rock because their reinforced in the toe and the heal and breathable.  Price Range $8-$20

8. Gift card. Is your bike got everything or super difficult. Get them a gift card, nothing says I care like money.

9. Mini tools.  Their bike will break at some point or somebody around them will need a hand with a adjustment or fix.  These little tools are worth their weight in gold when your not stranded.  Price range $10-$50

10. Bicycle repair tools/products.  Bikes break,  if you have a mechanically inclined cyclist head to your local bike shop and pick up some repair tools.  Cable cutters, chain whips, cassette removers, chain cleaners, metric allen wrenches, spoke nipple wrenches, ect. Park Tools, Pedros, Avenir, Sunlight are all companies that have great tools. Price range $5.00-$100

11. Park Big Blue Book.  This is a repair manual that rocks, I train all our new mechanics out of this manual. This book will provide guidance for the tools that you get them. $25

12. Water bottle.  As a biker you can never have enough water bottles because they are always missing or dirty when you want to head out.

13. Floor Pump.  If you have a bike you will need a floor pump, for road bikes you need them to hit higher pressures. Price range $20-$100

14. Lock. I'll bet any biker you know will want to keep a hold of there bike.  Bikes are expensive so any device that keeps dirt bags from taking them is always a hit. Price range $8-$75

15. Camelbak Hydration packs.  These packs are ideal for carrying water and tools.  They will range in size from 50oz water capacity to 100oz bladders and in all different sizes and colors.  Even if they have had a camelbak in the past the backs have all been reworked so they have more air flow.  $50-$150

16. HD Helmet cams.  Gopro has two models out the new Hero 2 at $300 dollars, but our hottest selling camera this year has been the Hero HD that went to $200 dollars, this made this model much more reasonable price wise and its available.  Everyone else is waiting for the new model that may not arrive for the holidays.

17. Rear Bike Rack.  If you have a commuter on your bike list a rear mounted rack will take the weight off their back and put it on the bike.  Price range $20-$75

18. Nick Nacks.  Park makes a few cool items that are not bike maintenance related.  We have a pizza cutter, bbq kit, ect. Price Range $20-$50

19. Chamois Cream. Does your biker complain about their butt. Get them some chamois cream.  DZ Nuts/DZ Bliss tingles, and it works. Give it a go. $25.00

20. Logo pint glasses, coffee mugs, casual wear t-shirts.  All these items will tickle the eccentric side of your cyclist. Find out what brands they like and go for it.  Just make sure to get the right size shirt.

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