The first part of our stocking fillers guide can be found here.
Seventies’ seasonal offerings under the £20 mark include Kink Nylon Bar ends, available in black, white or red for £2.99, and Macneil coloured valve caps (alloy valve cap to fit Schrader valves) available in black, blue, green, purple or red for just £3.99.
Federal seat clamps sport a slim alloy design and retail £6.99, while Hoffman Razz grips in the V-style ribbed pattern, include bar ends and are available in black, white, blue or nickel for £7.99.
USA-made Cult X Vans grips come with Vans’ famous waffle sole pattern, includes bar ends and are available in black, gum, orange or white for £10.99, while the Federal Chromoly pegs are machined and heat treated, available in black, white or chrome for £12.99.
Also up from Seventies are Josh Stricker’s signature Primo plastic pedals (£12.99), the Cult ‘Face’ mesh one-size-fits-all hat at £15.99 and the Make Wu-Tang T-shirt – with yellow print. This £17.99 garment, comes available in small, medium, large or XL.
The Dub Beanie, meanwhile, is one pence shy of £20 while the handy Shadow Conspiracy Interlock chain tool is designed to be compatible for use with half-link chains and for a mere £19.99.
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And what can you get for under £20 from Extra? Quite a bit, as it happens. The Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite includes nine tools for £17.99, while for a quid less you can get the Mini 9 Pro from the same brand, featuring six different Allen wrenches, Phillips screwdriver and more.
For £14.50 consumers can lay their hands on the new neoprene mudguard NeoGuard and for one pence shy of £20 they could get a Trelock Fixxgo SK 211 – a level two protection cable lock.
Other offerings include the Topeak Alienlux LED lights (£9.99), Trelock’s LS280 Sportline light, using five LEDs and featuring side light panels for £17.99 and finally the Polar 20oz bottle, keeping liquids cool for £12.99.
At one time or another, every cyclist will need a pump, so with a £14.99 price tag the Airbone ZT702 mini pump is an ideal stocking filler. Available in a variety of colours shown below, the pump is just under 10cm long and weighs 59 grams, with a 100psi/7bar capacity. It comes complete with a Presta valve adaptor (woods not supplied) and mounting bracket for bottle-cage mounts.
Alternatively, the Casco LED Blink Light uses high-performance LEDs and is easy to attach to helmet with the supplied Velcro fastenings or elastic clip. Also ideal commuting or on the way to and from school. It retails at £8.99
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As one of the trade’s largest distributors, there’s unsurprisingly a wealth of product available under the £20 mark. So, deep breath, Troy Lee Logo and Signature T-shirts are made from 100 per cent cotton, come in a variety of colours and retail at £19.99. The brand also has head warming Race Stripe Beanies, also for £19.99, and Quarter socks for the same price. Sticking with socks, Santini’s Weather offering are lightweight, soft and have a £14.99 retail price.
The commuter-focused Smart 10 Lux front light retails at £19.99, while the Smart 7 Lux front light, which comes with a blue backlit top, hits the £16.99 price point.
Ideal for winter Tacx has recently announced the Lumos LED road bar lights (£19.99), front and rear lightweight lights while Airace’s Smart Intelli-valve mini pump coss just £13.99. Airace also offers a 11-in-one multi tool – the Bubinga – for £15.99 and a good old fashioned stocking filler of a tyre lever for £1.99.
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Madison has a huge selection of brands, but perhaps none more appropriate for the season of good will and booze than the Park Tool Bottle Opener, yours for a mere £7.99.
The ergonomically designed BO-2 is engineered and built to provide tremendous leverage, making quick work of any bottle cap. The dishwasher safe item features the world famous Park Tool blue vinyl coated handle and stainless steel construction provide years of comfortable use. The universal product is compatible with Budweiser, Sol and all other major brands of beer.
Continuing the theme, the Park Tool Bottle Opener Bottle Cage (RRP £19.99) is now available in a wall-mounted version for hands-free operation. A water bottle cap catcher keeps your workshop neat and tidy.
Ortlieb’s Saddle-Bag Micro comes with a small price tag – retail price £18.50 – and is suitably lightweight and 100 per cent waterproof and ideal for road and mountain bikers, tackling the best of what winter has to throw at us. The 0.6L volume offers room for a spare tube, repair kit and tools. The roll closure with elastics ensures tight fixing, compression of the bag and the aforementioned 100 per cent waterproofness, which you may or may not be able to find in the dictionary.
Jagwire brings a bit of colour to Christmas with cable kits for road, MTB and BMX. The new coloured cables are around 30 per cent lighter than standard models, are easy to install and are keenly priced – the Bender BMX brake cable kits are available in seven bright colours and retail at £17.99. Multipurpose Hyper cable kits also retail at £18.49 for brake and derailleur kits and are available in five popular colours.
Knog has loads of treats for cyclists’ Chrimbo stockings, from its lock range featuring the Party Frank, silicon over moulded steel cable lock retailing at £16.99 to the Frog Strobe lights, which are 2.5 times brighter than the original frog, come in 12 colours and retail at £10.99.
One23 has a range of pumps, but the two essentials are the Mini T, high pressure mini floor pump, retailing at £19.99 and the Mini HV, HP/HV with aluminium barrel, retailing at £17.99.
Muc-Off is hoping a couple of offerings will help you clean up this Christmas, starting with the Muc-Off Duo Pack, RRP £12.49. Containing two, yes two, items – the 1ltr Biodegradable Bike Cleaner and the 500ml Bike Spray. The Cleaner is safe to use on anodising, paintwork, chrome, carbon fibre, suspension seals, rubber, disc brake pads and humans, cutting through dirt, oil and grime quickly and safely.
There’s more in the Muc-Off Race Kit RRP (£19.99). Not only does it contain the 1ltr Biodegradable Bike Cleaners and 500ml Bike Spray, but it also comes with a detailing brush and a microcell sponge. The brush is designed to come in handy for hard-to-shift dirt on sprockets, hubs and other tight areas like suspension mounts or fork crowns. The brand is available from a number of distributors in the UK.
You can pretend you’ve won our Star Letter comp by purchasing an Ultra Torch 9 from Oxford Products for a mere £14.99. The front headlight is anti shock and boasts non-slip aluminium construction.
Also under the £20 mark is a number of bungie strap options, with hardened steel hooks for strength. They’ve been tested and approved by tough German TUV product safety standards and range from £1.79 to £3.99.
There are a range of designer valve caps on offer (pictured) including lucky dice, bullet and skull for £2.99 and the quirky Word Combination Lock, eschewing hard-to-remember numbers for words. For £11.99 there are up to 100,000 possible combinations and a 65mm hardened steel shackle.
Switchbak is a new, independent UK clothing company, offering high-quality clothes that won’t blow the festive budget. Designed by mountain bikers, the Switchbak range consists of a collection of stylish, easy-to-wear coloured T-shirts and hoodies for men, and a selection of fitted-style, contemporary T-shirts and hoodies for women. Stocking filler-priced accessories include slouch beanies, perfect for hiding helmet hair, and printed mugs for that post-ride cuppa.
For some reason the bike trade is unusually excited about coffee. For that reason, the reasonably priced GU Espresso Love should go down well, especially at £1.50 a pop. Espresso Love GU has a mix of caffeine (20 mg), complex carbohydrates / simple carbs, branched amino acids and antioxidants that are essential for sustained energy and enhanced recovery. To find out more about the GU range visit www.guenergy.co.uk. Or contact TCL directly on the number below.
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X-Socks promises to breathe fresh air into the sock market with a number of MTB-aimed offerings.
The MTB Short sock provides extra protection from bushes, thorns and the undergrowth, with in-built shin protectors and extra ankle protection. Other offerings include the Mountainbiking Discovery, Winter Biking, a Water-Repellent riff on the MTB Short, a Racing version and many more. Many of the sock offerings contain X-Socks’ own ‘Robur’ padding. Find out more at the site: www.x-socks.com