Holiday Gift Guide: Part One

By: Ryan LaBar

Welcome to the first edition of the weekly Bike magazine Holiday Gift Guide. Each week we will choose seven rad products. Each of these gift ideas will fall in one of seven price points: $10 (or less), $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 and $1000.

Hydrapak Soft Flask: $8
The Hydrapak Soft Flask helps prevent litter, plus buying energy gel in bulk saves money.

CamelBak Groove: $25
The CamelBak Groove eliminates the nasty chlorine taste of tap water. Also, CamelBak claims that its bite valve is proven to make one drink more.

Giro Ambient: $45
These bike-specific gloves are thin, warm and soft.

Maxxis Ardent 2.25 (pair): ~$50 (each)
Great all-around treads.

Crankbrothers Joplin 4: $250
A vast improvement over the company’s previous generation with about an inch more drop.

Transition TransAM $569
Versatile, reasonably-priced steel hardtail.

Industry Nine AM wheelset: $1085
Light weight, strong, straight-up eyecandy.