We’ve made our list and checked it twice. These are our top gift picks that should be on every cyclist’s holiday wishlist this year. We hope they’ve been nice! Check-out our holiday gift guide that will keep on giving in helping you Beat Yesterday.
Edge 530 and the touchscreen Edge 830: Whether your goal is to beat yesterday with a faster or longer ride or dial in your training for a race, Edge 530 and 830 puts the features you crave at your fingertips .It goes beyond data collection — providing dynamic performance insights that can help you beat your best. See how your body is holding up in different environments with heat and altitude acclimation. Get in-ride notifications when it’s time to hydrate or eat and see if your most recent training was balanced in terms of endurance, threshold and high-intensity efforts. No matter where you train, you can sync structured workouts from TrainingPeaks and our online fitness community, Garmin Connect, right to your Edge.
Varia Rearview Radar & Smart Bike Lights: When cycling, it’s extremely important to keep safety in mind. Our line of cycling awareness accessories are designed to help create a safer riding environment by letting you see and be seen — and by keeping you informed regarding your surroundings. Check out the Varia Review Radar which wirelessly integrates with your Edge device and warns of vehicles approaching up to 153 yards away. Our Smart Bike Lights will automatically adjust as a rider’s speed increases. The headlight automatically projects farther ahead or closer as a rider’s speed decreases when paired with select Edge computers.
Forerunner 945: Made for the driven, the qualifiers, the elite, the Forerunner 945 is a premium running and triathlon smartwatch that holds up to 1,000 songs and lets users sync playlists from select preloaded streaming services or transfer music from a computer. The Forerunner 945 also includes key performance monitoring tools while adding training load focus, a new feature that will sort an athlete’s recent training history into different categories based on activity structure and intensity. Intended to be worn all day, the Forerunner 945 will provide athletes with additional insights to their body’s performance, and with Pulse Ox, they can see how well their body is absorbing oxygen.
LightSpur RX: No such thing as being too safe, the LightSpur RX from NATHAN is the perfect little something for a cyclist or runner. This LED light goes around the back of your shoe –the colorful blur it creates when pedaling makes for great visibility when it’s dark out.
Stroopwafel: Inspired by the Dutch-style syrup waffle, GU created the Stroopwafel packed with essential amino acids, electrolytes, and carbohydrates to keep your energy levels up during an intense or long ride. Enjoy as breakfast with your coffee, or take some with you to snack on throughout your miles!
Pro Compresion: For your extra-long rides, put on a pair of Pro Compression socks, which are designed to wick moisture, increase blood flow, and speed recovery time. The material has advanced cushioning and a graduated compression. Visit their website and choose from various colors, patterns, lengths and size!
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