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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Cyclists: Under $20

December 5, 2019

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Cyclists: Under $20

It can be difficult deciding what to gift cyclists during the Holidays—especially if you’re not one. These 10 stocking stuffers are sure-fire ways to bring the smiles.


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Do you start shopping for everyone on your list long in advance? Or, do you typically wait until the last minute?

Either way, these 10 stocking stuffer ideas for cyclists, all of which cost less than  $20, will help designate you as the “cool” relative—without breaking your budget.

1. WD-40 All-Purpose Bike Wash

WD-40’s All-Purpose Bike Wash is a professional-grade, fast-acting, biodegradable formula that removes grease and grime, without harming a bike’s paint or components—even carbon fiber.

Each 24 oz bottle will last cyclists a long time, even with multiple bikes in their garage. And if you want to really do things right, you could also purchase WD-40’s Chain Degreaser and All-Conditions Chain Lube.

For more details about the formula, read our long-term WD-40 All-Purpose Bike Wash review.

2. Assos Chamois Cream

Assos’ unscented Chamois Cream is formulated to reduce friction, soothe skin, and prevent inflammation and bacteria buildup.

The cream works with synthetic and natural chamois, and by applying a thin layer after washing, it can even help the cyclists in your life maintain their chamois’ suppleness.

3. Pedro’s Tire Levers

Pedro’s tire levers are made from a refined composite formula that allows cyclists to easily change flat tires, without worrying about bending or breaking.

In fact, I’ve ridden with my Pedro’s levers for years, with nothing to report but cosmetic blemishes. Read our in-depth review for more details.

4. Camelbak Podium Chill Insulated Water Bottle

Made from a proprietary blend of BPA and BPS-free polypropylene, Camelbak’s Podium Chill Insulated Bottle features double-walled construction to keep your water cold for as long as possible.

Its self-sealing jet valve also allows you to gulp water without worrying about spills, along with a secure cap lockout for leak-free riding. And if anything fails, Camelbak offers a lifetime guarantee on their Podium water bottles.

5. Boeshield T-9

Boeshield T-9 is one of the most versatile liquids used by cyclists since it penetrates moving parts to lubricate, displace dirt and moisture, and prevent rust. The formula can also be used to help loosen stuck-on bolts and screws.

Related: Boeshield T-9 Long-Term Review

Boeshield T-9’s formula even works well in applications outside the cycling universe, including marine, automotive, recreational vehicles, and aviation.

6. SRAM Supercork Bike Tape

SRAM Supercork Bike Tape is made from cork-imbedded polyurethane, with 3M adhesive on the underside. Together, the company advertises it delivers superior grip and cushion.

Amazon reviewers seem to agree, most of whom appreciate its high-quality, competitive price, good looks, application ease, and riding comfort.

7. EarBuddyz 2.0

EarBuddyz 2.0 silicone sleeves wrap around AirPods and fit inside your ear, which helps keep everything comfortably in place, regardless of the terrain. According to the company, they also help improve ambient noise isolation and come with a one-year warranty.

After one of my AirPods fell out during a ride (luckily, I found it!), I immediately purchased the EarBuddyz 2.0, which I’ve found comfortable and ultra-effective. You can read more about my experience here: EarBuddyz 2.0 review.

8. Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Wool Socks

Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Wool Socks are manufactured from Merino wool yarns for a perfect blend of cushioning, insulation, and moisture transfer. They also feature flat toe seams for comfort, along with anatomic arch compression.

While the Elite Thermal Wool Socks are the most expensive stocking stuffer on this list, according to Amazon reviewers, they’re comfortably warm in cold weather, last a long time, and deliver substantial value for the money.

9. Crankbrothers M19 Multi-Tool

The Crankbrothers M19 packs a lot of tools into a compact package, including two Phillips and two flathead screwdrivers, a universal chain tool, four spoke wrench sizes—plus 10 more tools. It even comes with a cool aluminum storage sleeve.

Related: Crankbrothers M19 Review

While it’s not exactly light, Amazon customer feedback is overwhelmingly positive for the M19, with common compliments referencing durability, quality construction, ease of use, and substantial value for the money.

10. Zinn and the Art of Road/Mountain Bike Maintenance

If your favorite cyclist prefers saving money by performing their repairs, Lennard Zinn’s two books, The Art of Road Bike Maintenance and The Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, are considered go-to resources. Why?

Amazon shoppers love these books’ organization, in-depth explanations, and detailed illustrations. Many even appreciate them so much that they’ve purchased multiple editions over the years.

Make Your Cyclist Happy This Holiday Season

The truth? We cyclists are a finicky bunch when it comes to our gear and accessories.

But, if you gift one of these stocking stuffers over the Holiday season, you’re sure to receive easy smiles and warm hugs in exchange for your thoughtfulness.

Derek has more than two decades of experience as a cyclist, and is the founder of TreadBikely. He currently travels full-time with his family via RV, enjoying the country's best biking destinations. A secular Buddhist, Derek frequently explores the intersection of cycling, mindfulness, and compassion in his writing. #rolloutblissout
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