The Adventure Seeking Guide To Great Gifting
Continuing to put a bit of ease into your holiday shopping, our Gravel Gift Guide includes thoughtful gifts for the cyclist whose adventures take them on the paths less-traveled.
There is no doubt that endurance athletes and casual roadies have an increasing appetite for adventure, and we fully support this movement.
For the gravel-grinding, mixed-terrain rider on your list, we've selected performance-driven components, apparel, and accessories that we love.
Castelli Men's Unlimited Merino Long Sleeve
Kits for gravel riders are hard to pin down — do they dress like roadies or mountain bikers? The short answer is both. The Castelli Unlimited Merino Long Sleeve is the perfect example of this happy medium. It's a great choice for your long endurance or bikepacking rides, as it continues to keep you warm while favoring more breathability.
Silca Terra Floor Pump
If you know the name Silca, you know you're getting a premium product. The Terra Floor Pump is more than just a polished pump, it delivers superior accuracy when pumping low-pressure, high-volume tires—as well as high-pressure! It sounds simple enough, but Silca is one of the first to achieve this "two-in-one" pump performance. If your gravel cyclist is looking for perfection in every performance aspect, look no further than the Terra Floor Pump.
Pirelli Cinturato Gravel RC 700c Tire
With so many gravel tires to choose from with multiple variations based on tread pattern, weight, and even color(!), how do you choose? Easy, consult the experts at BikeTiresDirect. For the gravel rider on your list, we'd recommend the all-new Pirelli Cinturato Gravel RC Tire. It's fast on the dirt and the pavement with plenty of cornering grip from the tread's beefy side lugs. But it's also as durable as any tire in Pirelli's Cinturato series. Available in 35, 40, and 45mm, what's not to love?
ENVE MELEE Chassis
The ultimate all-road weapon. ENVE's MELEE Chassis is a gift that truly keeps on giving. Coming in seven sizes and optimized for tire clearance up to 35mm, the MELEE will be your gravel riders go-to gravel weapon in the quiver.
Endura MT500 Mountain Bike Overshoe
This unassuming gift might just become the most important piece of winter kit in your gravel cyclist's closet. Endura practically invented the neoprene shoe cover and has developed something quite unique in their MT500 Mountain Bike Overshoe. Designed to fit mountain bike-style cycling shoes, Its molded rubber toe cap and treaded underside allow the rider to tackle steep run-ups or traverse obstacles while keeping their shoes insulated and protected from the elements. Pretty slick, huh?
Ceramic Speed Gravel Bottom Bracket
Gravel racing continues to grow, and with the recent announcement of a gravel national championship. Keep your gravel racer ahead of the competition with the watt-saving performance of Ceramic Speed's Gravel Bottom Bracket. Packed with UFO Long Life Grease, this gravel-specific bottom bracket improves efficiency while maintaining a defense against the elements.
Bell XR Spherical Helmet
Rather than buying two separate helmets for pavement and off-road, now there is one helmet that does both! Bell has designed the XR Spherical Helmet to protect the rider from impacts at all speeds and varieties of angles. Not to mention providing superior ventilation and lightweight performance. Get your gravel giftee a present that they will always be grateful for (even if they forget it's up there!).
Dynaplug Racer Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit
This unique stocking stuffer might raise some eyebrows when it's taken out of the package, but will certainly be enjoyed by its recipient when they have a flat. Dynaplugs seal holes on tubeless tires when sealant isn't enough. All they'll have to do is stab the hole with a dynaplug, pull out the tool, and inflate the tire . . . voila! Instead of patching a tire or putting in a tube, your gravel grinder giftee will be back on the dusty road in no time.
Supacaz Super Sticky Kush Gravel Bar Tape
When the roads get rough, speed up! With a whopping 3.2mm thickness, the Supacaz Super Sticky Kush Bar Tape is ultra-tacky giving your gravel rider complete comfort and control on any surface.
Shimano SH-RX801 Gravel Shoe
Shoes can be a risky gift, but let us assure you, this model is worth it. The Shimano RX801 is the perfect mid-point between the mountain biking and road cycling worlds. It's stiff and lightweight for superior power transfer like a road shoe, yet durable, abrasion-resistant, and sure-footed off the bike like a mountain shoe. These light yet durable shoes will stay comfortable long after your giftee adventures into the back roads for hours or days on end.
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