No-sweat gift buying for bike riders in your life who like to sweat.
If you know a cyclist who loves to train on his or her bike - to get healthier, fitter, or faster - we found some amazing gifts to consider. Our experts selected the following training tools, recovery aids, and techy gadgets to help the cyclist in your life step up their game and reach their goals.
Here are 12 products - from smart scales to gym bags to high-tech apparel - that are sure to please anyone who wants to feel and perform their best on every ride. And while you’re shopping, don’t forget that a subscription to Bike Australia magazine makes a great gift anytime of the year.
Wahoo Fitness TICKR X Heart Rate Monitor
Licensed coach, certified trainer, and longtime fitness writer Selene Yeager says this is the most comfortable heart-rate monitor she’s ever worn. The TICKR X is ANT+ and Bluetooth compatible so you can pair it with your phone or GPS device, as well as third-party training apps such as Zwift or TrainerRoad. The benefit: cyclists can monitor their heart-rate zone in real time as they ride, so they get the most out of every workout.
Garmin Index Smart Scale
This sweet precision scale will make it easy for cyclists to monitor their weight, whether they’re slimming down for a big ride or just maintaining a healthy figure. It measures a number of metrics cyclists love to geek out about: weight, BMI, body fat/water percentage, bone mass, and muscle mass. It is also ANT+ and Bluetooth compatible, so you can wirelessly upload data to GarminConnect to help keep track of your progress. The battery-powered scale can store up to 16 user profiles, making it great for family use.