Hargroves Top 10 Christmas Picks
With only 10 weeks until Christmas, now is the time to be prepared and sort out the Christmas shopping! If you’re stuck for ideas for him or for her, we have picked our top 10 favourite gift ideas for the savvy shopper and cycle enthusiast.
1. GoPro Hero
Now, you may have heard about the new GoPro Hero 4, it is continuing to push forward the quality of video you can fit into such a small unit. However this year GoPro released the ‘GoPro Hero’. This is a £99.99 GoPro that packs the punch of the newer Hero 4’s just without the bells and whistles. So if you know someone who just wants to capture their riding in stunning HD, this camera is perfect. It’s a lower cost option to the other Hero 4’s but still produces fantastic looking footage.
Available at £99.99
There are a lot of things a cyclist needs when riding, the basic things like a saddle bag, inner tube, pump, tyre levers, super patches, lock, mudguards, bottle cage and a bottle. These are all budget friendly and highly appreciated by all cyclists! Head to the ‘Accessories’ tab to find all of these sorts of goodies.
Available from £3.00
3. Park Tool Mechanic Stand
All cyclists need to fix their bikes, whether is replacing and inner tube, indexing gears, sharpening brakes or just giving the bike a deep clean. A mechanic stand is an absolute must, it makes everything bike maintenance related so much easier. It’s the end of dodgy upsidown bike repairs! This Park Tool mechanic stand is perfect; it folds away when it’s not needed, stands sturdy and tall when in use and has a 360 degree rotating head. Absolutely perfect for Christmas with 20% off and all boxed up ready to wrap.
Available now from £79.99
4. Bike Fluids
Following on from the bike stand, bike fluids are always needed for maintenance. Muc-off do their famous pink bike cleaner and brush selections to get into every corner. Finish Line do some awesome degreasers and lubes get it ready for riding. With a range of products ranging in price it is perfect for any bike enthusiast without breaking the bank.
Available from £3.00
5. Turbo Trainers
For the road riders’ winter means one thing. Winter training. For most this means pulling out the winter bike and braving the cold. However there is another way to train! Forget being cold, wet and using your not so favourite winter bike when you can turbo train instead! Set it up in front of the TV and train for as long as you like! We’ve got some great deals on our Tacx turbo trainers, check them out here.
Available from £127.99
Winter is not only cold and wet but also dark. This is the time when cyclists can be at high risk either out on the country roads or on their commute to and from work. A good set of lights is key to safety and shouldn’t be compromised. Popular light sets include the Cateye Volt 100 with the Rapid X and also the Moon XP500 and shield set are very good.
Available from £26.99
8. Park tool pizza cutter
A great gift for mountain bikers would be a splash map with either the new forest of south downs printed onto a waterproof fabric material. They feature contours, the OS national grid, walking and riding trails, clearly designated and numbered roads and water bodies. Another great gift that won’t break the bank.
Available from £20.00