Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for bicyclists

From the November 24, 2011 edition



CycleOps trainers, $252-380

Buy them: roll:

It’s easy to stay on a bike this winter by hooking it up to CycleOps trainers, which approximate the road experience by gradually adjusting your difficulty with magnets (Magneto, $252) or a high-tech fluid system (Fluid2, $305 and Jet Fluid Pro, $380).

1510 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington 614-230-2222



Chrome Midway Pro shoes, $110

Buy them: Paradise Garage

Functional and fashionable, the Midway Pros connect to clip-in pedals but work as casual shoes too.

941 N. High St., Short North 614-299-0899



Showers Pass VelEau Bicycle Mounted Hydration, $80

Buy it: Paradise Garage

How cool is a CamelBak-style water bottle that attaches underneath your seat, pimped out with tubes that connect to your bike frame with magnets? The VelEau can hold 42 ounces of water and includes a 32-cubic-inch storage pouch.

941 N. High St., Short North 614-299-0899



ParkTool bike-themed kitchen tools, price varies

Buy it: Trek

From a bike-shaped pizza cutter ($16) to a stainless steel barbecue set designed to look like a pedal wrench and a cone wrench ($35), ParkTool’s kitchen accessories put a humorous spin on tools for that post-ride party.

1442 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington 614-486-8735



Nite Beams MiNewt Mini.300-USB & Plus, $100

Buy it: B1 Bicycles

This 65-gram LED headlamp generates 300 lumens for 4.5 hours, powered by a Li-Ion battery that charges in wall outlets and USB hookups. Handlebar and helmet mounts are included.

124 E. Long St., Downtown 614-222-0017